Category Archives: Kent

Self-build and save money!

  Tax breaks for those seeking to build a home for themselves will increase if the Government’s proposal to exclude self-build projects from Community Infrastructure Levy are brought in. We have already seen the benefit of a saving of Stamp … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Kent | Leave a comment

We must allow redevelopment at higher densities in our towns

House-building boom or house-price boom – what can we expect? With the introduction of top-slice guarantees for mortgages and interest-free schemes for new-home-buyers, the Chancellor stands accused of fuelling a house-price boom rather than a house- building boom. Will this … Continue reading

Posted in Kent | Leave a comment

Getting Britain back on the move

Despite the restrictions on lending, the property market has still been growing, albeit slowly, for some time now, but it shouldn’t be this hard.   Unsurprisingly, the Government has been under a lot of pressure to look into ways in … Continue reading

Posted in Kent | Leave a comment

We must encourage the energy of home ownership

Housing markets have changed over the last 30 years. Today we witness huge disparities between markets driven principally by finance availability. Private rented housing has increased, public housing has changed and now some 50 per cent of private housing by … Continue reading

Posted in Kent | Leave a comment

Buying or selling a home? These tips will help you on your journey

Whether you are buying or selling, finding your way through the property market can be challenging – not to mention extremely stressful. With so many things to consider, it’s hard knowing where to start. So before you jump in head … Continue reading

Posted in Kent | Leave a comment

Community Infrastructure Levy: a very bad idea

Housing is increasingly being seen as a growth driver for the economy. Politicians from all parties are declaring the benefits of expanding house- building. Increasingly we hear how the concept of garden cities is the answer to our housing problems, … Continue reading

Posted in Kent | Leave a comment

This is the year it’s really going to happen!

Last year, we ended on a high. In December, residential property prices were up 3.4 per cent, with the average price of a home £202,824 – an increase of £6,634 since December 2011. Gross mortgage lending reached an estimated £11.7 … Continue reading

Posted in Kent | Leave a comment