Help to Buy - What happens when the “Bank of Mum and Dad” runs dry?
Even those sceptical about the effect of the various Help to Buy government initiatives would admit that they are surprised by the impact that the ...
Ashworths makes £13,000 donation to Sebastian's Action Trust
Ashworths is a supporter of Sebastian's Action Trust, a charity which provides support and practical assistance to the families of children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses. One of the main ways that ...
So you’ve completed on your flat purchase – and then what? Where can it all go wrong.
Typically once you have completed your flat purchase, you move in, file away any papers received from your solicitor, and carry on with ...
Land Registry likely to be privatised by 2017
The government have announced that they are (again) consulting on the sale of the Land Registry with a view to it being in private ownership as early as next year.
The system of ...
Increases to commercial property rates
The announcement in the budget that non-residential rates would rise from midnight caught most people unaware. There was never a particular reason for the disparity between the "slice" system for residential property and the "slab" ...
This article was originally published in Wimbledon Time & Leisure in February 2016.
Buy to let landlords - under attack?
Around 40% of the housing stock in Merton is rented rather than owned, with around half of that being rented from ...