The In-Deed property blog has all the latest news, insight and information into the UK housing market. Our regular blogs take a look at all aspects of buying and selling a property so you’re fully informed when it comes to making a move.

31 Jul

Tax-free benefits of equity release a mystery to most over-55s

More than half of all homeowners who are aged 55 and older are in the dark about the tax-free benefits of equity release, according to new research from insurer SunLife. Its survey suggests that three in 10 in that age group are interested in using equity release to access the cash value of their property, […]

27 Jul

More 1st-time buyers than movers in housing market in 2018

First-time buyers are outstripping home movers in the UK property market, according to Lloyds Bank. In its Homemover Review, the bank revealed that 175,000 first-time buyers got on the housing ladder in the first six months of 2018. That compares to 170,000 home movers in the same period, the first time since 1995 that newcomers […]

25 Jul

Hidden risk to freeholders from rent charges

Property freeholders are facing a financial timebomb in hidden “rentcharges” in certain areas of England. Some newbuild properties sold as freehold actually come with rentcharges that apply across the entire estate, imposed by the developer to provide long-term income. In particular, areas around Bath, Bristol and Manchester are known to house properties that have rentcharges […]

20 Jul

Survey reveals England’s ageing homeowners

England’s homeowners are growing older, reflecting the current difficulty for younger people in accessing the housing market. Data from the latest English Housing Survey has revealed that owning your own home is still the most popular housing tenure. However, in 2016-17, only 9 percent of homeowners were younger than 35, compared to 18 percent in […]

18 Jul

Call to freeze house prices for 5 years

 A freeze on house prices for the next five years is needed to head off another financial crisis, according to a leading think-tank. The IPPR wants the Bank of England to set a specific house price inflation target to ensure property valuations don’t grow faster than the consumer price target of 2 percent. Its proposals […]

15 Jul

UK’s dramatic urban renaissance is underway

A “dramatic urban renaissance” is underway in the UK’s town and cities. And young professionals are leading the return to urban living, according to a report for the BBC. The report shows that the populations of many towns and cities have doubled since 2000, ending the decades-long drift away from urban centres that began after […]