London Property Blog

How Long Does It Take to Move in 2022?

How Long Does It Take to Move in 2022? We’re sorry for mentioning Christmas in June. But bear with us. If you’re thinking of moving, chances are you’ve pictured yourself in your new home in time for the end of the year. What better place to spend the festive season, and kick off 2023, than [...]

Reminder to Agents – New Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Rules Coming Up

Reminder to Agents - New Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Rules Coming Up A prominent agency lettings chief is alerting the industry that new smoke and carbon monoxide alarm rules are changing from October 1. Since October 2015 there’s been a legal requirement for a smoke alarm to be fitted on every floor of a property [...]

The Party’s Over for Airbnb

The Party’s Over for Airbnb Airbnb says that its so-called ‘party ban’ - introduced in 2020 at the height of the pandemic - is being made permanent. The platform claims that there’s been a 63 per cent drop in reports of parties in Airbnb host homes the UK since the temporary ban. Airbnb says it [...]

Ban On Charging Ground Rent On Leases Comes Into Force

Ban On Charging Ground Rent On Leases Comes Into Force The government’s ban on charging ground rent on new leases in England and Wales comes into force today. Starting June 30, anyone buying a home on a new long lease will now be freed from these annual costs. Landlords are banned from charging ground rent [...]

Cost-Of-Living Crisis Still Taking Centre Stage as UK Borrowing Drops

Cost-Of-Living Crisis Still Taking Centre Stage as UK Borrowing Drops Investors are getting set for another twist on the rollercoaster with Monday’s gains set to be largely erased after Snap interrupted the brief rally with a very downbeat snapshot. The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have opened 0.9% lower while in Japan the Nikkei slid [...]

Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Landlords & Tenants incl Govt Support – Starr Radio Property Hour

Challenges & Successes of Black Women in Property – Starr Radio Property Hour

BTL landlords will benefit from £2bn home insulation scheme

The new £2bn grant scheme in England for projects such as insulation, unveiled yesterday by the chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of a wider £3bn plan to cut emissions, initially did not appear to include BTL landlords and homes in the private rented sector. Hundreds of thousands of homeowners will receive vouchers of up to [...]

Supply Exceeding Normal Levels Since Stamp Duty Cut

New listings are on the rise and stock is quickly shifting since the first month of the Stamp Duty holiday but there are already fears about how long it will last. Analysis by property website Home.co.uk found supply of new sales instructions is “exceeding normal levels” and properties are being quickly snapped up close to […]

How will the property market fare as the economy enters recession?

So, the U.K. is officially in recession. And not just any recession but ‘the deepest recession since records began’.

The Office for National Statistics said gross domestic product (GDP), fell in the second quarter of 2020 by 20.4% compared with the previous three months, and that is the biggest quarterly decline since comparable records began in 1955.