Additional searches for home buyers

Alongside the standard searches that most lenders require homebuyers to undertake, there are some additional searches that are optional and can provide a more in depth picture of the property and local area.

Flood support guidance is published

The government has published guidance informing local authorities, businesses and homeowners of schemes intended to help those who have been affected by flooding since 1 December 2013 to recover.

Housing builds at a six year high

According to figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, the number of new houses being built in England last year was the highest for six years.

Help to Buy scheme

The government have announced two changes to the Help to Buy scheme.

OFT results of study into quick house sales

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has this week published a report highlighting the outcome of a study they had carried out into quick house sales and the practices of businesses involved with these sales.

Renewable heating scheme has been delayed

The government have announced this week that they have delayed the introduction of a scheme to encourage renewable heating equipment to be fitted in homes.

More flexibility for farmers

There is positive news this week for farmers and owners of farm buildings. The government has confirmed plans to consult on allowing more flexibility for changes of use of existing agricultural buildings.

New mortgage rules set for 2014

Tougher rules on UK mortgage lending were confirmed at the end of October 2012 by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

Joint property owners should be prepared

House buyers who purchase a property as a joint purchase with one or more other people are being encouraged to put in writing how the ownership is apportioned between them, to avoid any disputes if a relationship should break down.

Guide to New Builds

This information guide contains useful information relating specifically to newly built properties and should be read in conjunction with our Buying Guide.

Guide to Remortgages

This information guide is intended to provide you with a brief outline of the work involved in a remortgage transaction and to offer a brief insight into the mechanics and terminology behind it.

Guide to Selling

This information guide is intended to provide you with a brief outline of the work involved in a property transaction and to offer a brief insight into the mechanics and terminology behind it.

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