Meet Russell QUIRK

Russell Is Our Property Expert

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Russell has 25 years' experience in the property market and is the founder of a number of businesses including one of the UK’s largest...

LATEST NEWS

Fightback Begins Over Government’s Plan To Increase Council Tax

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Boris Johnson’s Conservative government has announced plans to increase council tax in an attempt to aid economic recovery and make up for some of...

First-Time Buyers: 90% Mortgages Are Making A Comeback

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The recent surge of the UK housing market led to more homes ‘changing hands’ in the last three months of 2020 than in any...

Pets and Garages Top Tenant Wishlist

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New market research has revealed that garage space is the most in-demand feature for city renters in 2021. The research, carried out by lettings and...

BUYING

Flats: Unsafe Cladding Reduces Value And Demand By 50%

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In what feels like a grimly inevitable next step in the external cladding fiasco, it has been reported that the number of flats being...

Prices Fall But Over 100,000 Sales Will Miss The Stamp Duty Deadline

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The most recent house price index from Rightmove tells us that new homebuyers continue to flock to the UK housing market, but warns that...
nationwide affordability

The Average Home Deposit Now Costs 104% Of Annual Earnings

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Data published in Nationwide’s Affordability Special Report reveals that raising enough money for the deposit is the biggest barrier to first-time buyers while mortgage...

Homebuyer Survey Reveals SDLT Holiday Is NOT Driving The Majority of Recent Market Activity

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“Those who are feigning hysterics that everything in their pipeline will fall-through on April 1st are being swept along by media hyperbole,” says Russell...
london house prices

So-Called London Exodus Is Already Being Reversed As Buyers Return To The Capital

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During the first national lockdown in Spring/Summer 2020, interest in London homes dropped significantly as buyers seemed to be fleeing the capital. Today, demand...

RENTING

Pets and Garages Top Tenant Wishlist

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New market research has revealed that garage space is the most in-demand feature for city renters in 2021. The research, carried out by lettings and...

SELLING

Flats: Unsafe Cladding Reduces Value And Demand By 50%

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In what feels like a grimly inevitable next step in the external cladding fiasco, it has been reported that the number of flats being...

UK Government Looks To Silence Flat Owners With Unsafe Cladding

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We have previously reported about the struggles currently facing flat owners due to the new rules, restrictions, and guidelines concerning external cladding. Since the...

Should I Wait Until Covid Is Gone Before I Sell My...

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should i wait to sell?
Despite a third national lockdown, the UK government has stated that the property industry, including the housing market, can remain up and running. This...

Will I Still Be Able To Move Home If The UK...

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lockdown housing market
Closing the housing market “will kill any flicker of economic recovery just as the population begins to feel the pharmaceuticals coursing through their veins”,...

What Is The Fastest Way To Sell My House?

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fastest house selling
The situation that the UK housing market currently finds itself in is unique. We are working towards a tight deadline - the end of...

Conveyancer Red Flags

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conveyancer red flags
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, or both, you’re going to need to appoint a conveyancer. You do have the option to hire...

Landlords

MORTGAGES

First-Time Buyers: 90% Mortgages Are Making A Comeback

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The recent surge of the UK housing market led to more homes ‘changing hands’ in the last three months of 2020 than in any...
90% lenders mortgage

Lenders Offering 90% Loans In Optimistic Show of Defiance

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The UK housing market is enjoying a period of surprising fortitude and demand despite the Covid-19 pandemic with prices in October 2020 being 7.5%...
mortgage rates low

Mortgage Rates Hit New Low While Boom In Approvals Exceeds Expectations

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As the average UK house price rises to an all time high, we can now reveal that mortgages rates are becoming increasingly competitive, hitting...
government cladding fire safety

Dangerous No More? Government Relaxes Cladding Rules To Help More People Sell Their Flats

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As we reported a few weeks ago, people who own flats in high rise tower blocks have been experiencing great difficulty when trying to...

Government Policy

Fightback Begins Over Government’s Plan To Increase Council Tax

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Boris Johnson’s Conservative government has announced plans to increase council tax in an attempt to aid economic recovery and make up for some of...

Prices Fall But Over 100,000 Sales Will Miss The Stamp Duty...

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The most recent house price index from Rightmove tells us that new homebuyers continue to flock to the UK housing market, but warns that...

Boris: ‘It may become necessary to pause all home moves’

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Just when we thought the housing market was safe from lockdown measures, the government has warned that it ‘may have to do more’ if...