Help to buy scheme shows 1,000 home sales a week

The UK Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme has grown in popularity since it was first launched in 2013. The year 2018 proved it’s best yet, with a total of 52,057 new homes – an average of 1,000 homes per week - bought by Britons using the option.

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What can cause a property to be unfit for habitation?

On 20 March 2019, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force. While some landlords might feel nervous about this, there’s really no need to. In terms of maintenance obligations, you’re not being held to any higher standard than you were before, and the act is really just empowering tenants to take action more effectively against sub-standard landlords.

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How to Improve Your EPC Rating on Your Home

We recently wrote about changes that are being made to the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES). From April 2020, you will no longer be able to continue letting your property to existing tenants if it has a rating of F or G.

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