Property market

UK Government Clamps Down on Onerous Lease Terms & Leasehold Houses

In 2017, the ground rent scandal exploded across UK media. It exposed the onerous clauses that developers had inserted into leasehold contracts, in some cases doubling the ground rent leasehold homeowners had to pay every 5 years, effectively making their homes unsaleable.

When buying a leasehold home, the owner will [...]

How Much Confidence do you have in the UK Property Market?

2016 was a time of uncertainty for homebuyers. The UK property market saw significant influences from factors such as the recent stamp duty reforms and impact of the results of the EU referendum result.

The start of 2017 brought about a whole host of predictions for the UK property market [...]

London’s Expected House Price Gain [Infographic]

London is an exciting place to live. Pick the right borough and you can enjoy the best of both worlds – the buzz of the city and access to amazing jobs, plus large open green spaces, top schools and an excellent quality of life.

It’s no wonder that property in [...]

Flat Price Index – England and Wales

Property prices change all of the time, hence, if you are thinking about buying or selling, it makes sense to keep an eye on the data. Using information from the Land Registry, which reports on sales actually achieved, below is a price index specifically for flats and maisonettes. The [...]

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How property proprietors and political policies impact each other

In one corner, Russell Brand was previously advising young people disillusioned with politics not to vote; in the other, millions of young people are desperately trying to figure out how, or if, they’ll ever get their feet on the property ladder in the current economy without inheritance.

Politics influences everything, [...]

Freehold vs Leasehold

The team at Freehold Sale Ltd speaks with freeholders and leaseholders on a daily basis. Worryingly, we often find that many of them don’t fully understand the differences between the two. What is more concerning is that many of these people are not aware of the legalities and responsibilities [...]

Buying a Leasehold Property – What you Need to Know

The number of people buying leasehold properties has risen dramatically over recent years, yet some lack knowledge about how leaseholds actually work. There are many points to consider when buying a leasehold property so here’s a few things worth considering and things to be aware of before jumping in [...]

What you need to know about buying a freehold

As a freeholder of many properties, I’d like to share a few points that I believe are very important to know. It doesn’t matter if you are looking to buy a freehold or already own one, take a moment to understand the facts.
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A freehold is [...]

Top ten tips for freehold sellers

Fed up with the constant management of a freehold? Tired of chasing ground rent payments? Unable to commit the time required for this responsibility?

Do any of those points sound familiar? We’ve heard many such exclamations over the years from people who eventually decide to sell. Whatever the reason, here [...]

London’s Housing Boom In 2014 Infographic

>I have been in the property business for many years. From being a small investor, running a chain of estate agents to being a portfolio landlord, and developing new build projects. I’ll often speak with people who ask for my advice on what to buy, when to buy it or even [...]