property ladder

property ladder

Old enough to fight for their country, but not to get housing help – Housing Benefit axed for 18-21 year olds

27 March, 20170 Comments
As the younger generation find it harder and harder to get onto the property ladder, from this weekend Housing Benefit will be axed for 18-21 year-olds. Ministers have decided to go ahead with potentially catastrophic plans to force young unemployed people to live with their parents or pay their own rent, first unveiled by Cameron and
Read more

What does the Budget mean for property?

13 March, 20170 Comments
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has delivered his first and last Spring Budget. If you’re a landlord, a homeowner, you’re saving to get on the property ladder, or you’re renting in London, read Portico London estate agent’s summary of how the Budget will affect you… I’m a landlord – how am I affected?
Read more

Making the move from tenant to home owner: six steps to make it happen

07 September, 20160 Comments
Renting is dead money – it’s essentially cash being given away each month to provide a temporary base with nothing to show for it at the end of the tenancy. It’s no wonder so many tenants are desperate to clamber onto the property ladder, but too many fail to take simple steps to give them
Read more
Cost of renting vs buying

The average renter will spend £52,900 on rent before buying

18 February, 20160 Comments
According to the Mirror new official figures the average price of a home has increased by £18,000 during the last year. This data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders also showed that lending to first-time buyers, home movers and buy to let investors is at the highest levels of lending since 2007. England’s property prices
Read more

A secure family business for now and in the future

19 August, 20150 Comments
With his eldest daughter due to graduate from Brighton University with a degree in Business Management, Ian Narbeth started looking at business opportunities for her that would also be an investment for
Read more

Rogue landlords and the review of property conditions in the private rented sector

19 February, 20140 Comments
Rogue landlords are very much in the news nowadays – even if you’re not remotely interested in the PRS, you can’t get far without hearing about landlords illegally housing their tenants in sheds, and worse.  There are plenty of schemes (existing and proposed) – mainly run by local authorities – to deal with them –
Read more

Third of UK’s private rented stock unaffordable says new report

15 July, 20130 Comments
A new report out today has revealed that most of southern England is now off limits to less affluent / low-income families wanting to rent a home. The Home Truths Report, from the Resolution Foundation, is the first of its kind to give a comprehensive assessment of where less affluent families can reasonably afford to
Read more

January 2013 | More families opt to rent

28 January, 20130 Comments
A report has revealed that an increasing number of families are opting to reside in private rented accommodation in January 2013. According to the latest Aviva Family Finances Report 25% of families are residing in private rented accommodation, compared with 19% in November 2011. The biggest rise has been among younger couples who plan to
Read more