The stamp duty holiday is over, the furlough finished at the end of September, unemployment is due to rise and inflation is rife … is this the end of the post lockdown Norwich property boom? Surely, we are heading for house price correction? Forecasting what will happen in the Norwich property market this autumn […]
We recently caught up with Greg Marcham, Managing Director of Yellow Brick Mortgages to talk about the current mortgage market for existing and aspiring homeowners. Yellow Brick Mortgages are our preferred mortgage broker. They enjoy a 5 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot based on 1700+ reviews so, they come highly recommended. Interest […]
Each month we bring you the latest news on key landlord and tenancy policy and legislation with a quick round-up all in one place. Dozens of amendments to the Building Safety Bill to be debated by MPs Housing Today (5 min read) The Building Safety Bill is a significant piece of new legislation that’s […]
A number of changes are set to take place in 2021 impacting the rental sector. Here’s what you need to know if you’re a tenant or looking to find a rental home this year.
With restrictions being extended for at least another month, at Watsons we continue to do everything possible to keep you and our team safe. We have been following the Government’s sector-specific guidance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and our staff continue to take the safety of our customers and the Watsons team very […]
Last year 131,900 properties were sold by landlords in Great Britain, the smallest sell-off since 2013 (105,830). Research from Hamptons reveals that the average landlord who sold up last year in England & Wales sold their buy-to-let for £82,450 or 42% more than they paid for it, having owned the property for 9.1 years on […]
Following the Grenfell Tower Tragedy in 2017, there have been many initiatives and procedures implemented to improve building safety, in particular, the assessment of flats in multi-storey buildings. The EWS1 form, or External Wall Fire Review form, is intended to provide a consistent and universally recognised record of what assessments have been carried out on […]
From 1 April, all landlords in England must follow new rules to help improve tenant safety.
The UK will miss its long-term, legally binding climate targets unless the government addresses energy efficiency in homes as a priority, a committee of MPs warned on 22 March.
The government has reissued its official guidance on the possession process for private landlords. The document was originally published last year but was updated on 12 March to take account of the latest extension to the ban on bailiff-enforced evictions and new notice periods for tenants.