Will house prices rise after Brexit?

There’s arguably never been a better time to buy a house but is talk of a post-Brexit property boom overrated?

23 Jan 2020

Why cut-price local homes could be bad news for first time buyers

the new policy might seem attractive but it comes with hidden catches that could hamper first time buyers when it’s time for them to sell up.

16 Jan 2020

What will happen to the markets in 2020?

From British infrastructure to companies that trade heavily with the US, would-be investors should be led by geopolitics this year.

8 Jan 2020

Are UK markets heading for a ‘Boris Bounce’?

It would be somewhat odd if UK markets did not rise sharply on Friday morning if the Conservatives win

10 Dec 2019

Did the Tories mean to ban all leaseholds in their manifesto?

Even if It was a promise made in error, a comprehensive leasehold ban would bring us up to speed with other countries

4 Dec 2019

Labour’s ‘Warm Homes For All’ scheme is a load of hot air

‘Green crap’ was David Cameron’s memorable verdict on his own government’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of UK homes,…

28 Nov 2019

Will the Conservatives’ housing plans work for first-time buyers?

The promise of long-term mortgages and discounted homes comes with a catch

27 Nov 2019

Why we shouldn’t be forced to go cash free

Electronic payments make us more vulnerable to system failures and consumers are easier to track

20 Nov 2019

Will the Conservatives deliver a ban on leaseholds?

Boris Johnson has gone quiet on leasehold reform, which would help aspirant young people with sky-rocketing rents

14 Nov 2019

Are we really in the middle of a property market crash?

The slump in West London house prices is not necessarily indicative of the rest of the UK

7 Nov 2019

How to protect your investments from a Corbyn victory

The odds may only be 9-1 but we should all be hedging against a Corbyn win

31 Oct 2019

What will happen to markets if a Brexit deal is passed?

Any notion of a Brexit bounce has to be weighed against the backdrop of a deteriorating global economy

23 Oct 2019

Help to buy ISAs have done more harm than good

Help to buy ISAs are soon coming to an end but who have they really benefitted?

17 Oct 2019

Is Brexit making homes more affordable?

Brexit is being blamed for many things but a fall in house price inflation should be welcomed

8 Oct 2019

Could ‘helicopter money’ prevent a downturn?

Deutsche Bank has suggested putting free cash into the hands of consumers but, as with quantitative easing, there are risks

2 Oct 2019

How parents will sidestep Labour’s private school tax

Labour has neglected to address the biggest inequality of them all: the school catchment area

24 Sep 2019

Forget the Brexit scaremongering: wages are on the rise

The drop in inflation and the rise in wages is good news for the economy

19 Sep 2019

WeWork’s fall from grace shows why markets get it wrong

Take two property companies, both involved in the same business: renting office buildings, carving them up into smaller spaces and…

13 Sep 2019

Is a change of prime minister good for the markets?

If Boris Johnson’s premiership follows recent historical trends, it should boost the markets

24 Jul 2019

Labour’s leasehold plans won’t help modest earners

For all his socialist talk, Corbyn has a habit of announcing policies that will benefit the rich. His leasehold reforms are no exception

9 Jul 2019

The tragic court case that reveals why you must make a will

If ever there was a tale that should remind you of the advantages of drawing up a will it is…

27 Jun 2019

Will Neil Woodford’s downfall be repeated?

As Neil Woodford shows, fund managers’ luck runs out all too often

21 Jun 2019

Why you shouldn’t hate the little guys who buy-to-let

Most industries have long since been seized by the big guys. Look at coffee shops, once a tapestry of micro…

25 May 2019

Whatever happened to the Brexit property crash?

Whatever happened to the great Brexit property crash? The stock market has been pummelled on occasion since the referendum in…

2 Mar 2019

Loophole Cottage

I have a faint memory that I once came across a property called Loophole Cottage. It was named, I think,…

1 Dec 2018