Buying a leasehold property – what you need to know

It’s fair to say that if we were designing a system of property ownership for the modern era, leasehold would not be it. It’s quirky, archaic and still rather prone to exploitation, but successive governments have worked hard to iron out many of its problems, and it can be a perfectly practical way to own property – so long as you understand your rights.

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Government axes leasehold option on all new homes amid a raft of housing plans

The UK Government has announced that all newly built homes must be sold under a freehold basis as Housing Minister James Brokenshire continues with plans to end unfair practices in the housing market. While the private sector rental market remains firmly in his sights, the Housing Minister is also working towards creating a fairer system for home-buyers and owners, too.

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Take It From The Top - The best kitchen countertops for 2019

If you’re looking to embark on a kitchen redesign this year, you’re no doubt already thinking about door finishes, handles, special features and, of course, countertops.  When it comes to a great looking kitchen, those important countertops are almost always the focal point but, which one is right for you and your home?  We’ve put together some of 2019’s trending design ideas to help you get things cooking.

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American Trends which are becoming mainstream in the UK

Today’s Independence Day in America, which means our cousins across the pond will be celebrating in style. They might be celebrating their independence from us, but our countries have been cultural partners for generations. Nowadays American trends are making themselves felt in homes all across the UK. Here are just a few of the newest trends from the USA that are finding mainstream appeal on this side of the Atlantic.

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