What impact does Brexit have on the UK housing market?

As Theresa May this week confirmed the triggering of Article 50, so begins a 2-year period of questions and uncertainty. The chief concern for homeowners being “what impact will Brexit have on the value of my home and the cost of my mortgage?” There has been an impact on the housing market since the referendum vote last year. In London, …

First-time buyers and housing shortages given no mention in The Budget

Several weeks ago the Government published a white paper about the state of the housing market and concluded that it was “broken” and despite this there was no mention of housing or help for first time buyers in The Budget. Given the shortage of affordable housing, particularly for first time buyers, we might have expected to see the introduction of …

Buying a House with a Partner, Spouse or Friend

There has been a lot of press coverage recently about the rights that couples have when it comes to marriage and civil partnerships. A recent court case heard a couple arguing that they should be allowed to enter in to a civil partnership, even as a heterosexual couple. How do the various relationship statuses impact on the rights and agreements …