Monthly Archives: August 2012

Montague report is good news for the private rental sector

This week has seen the publication of Sir Adrian Montague’s government-commissioned review into the housing shortage. Sir Montague has recommended a number of changes to increase the supply of new homes – the most controversial involves the waiving of affordable housing requirements to encourage investment in the private rental sector and boost development. We welcome […]

Rogue landlords must be brought into line

Independent, cross party, think tank CentreForum’s new report ‘A New lease of life: making leasehold fit for the 21st Century’ published this week highlighted worrying facts about some leaseholders being ripped off by over inflated services charges as well as the lack of regulation in the UK rental industry. The report noted that growing numbers […]

Politicians to learn the lesson of the Olympics and collectively tackle Britain’s biggest issues: Housing for the elderly

With the 2012 Games over, I think it is safe to say that Britain did a fantastic job or in the words of David Cameron ‘Britain delivered’. The country certainly put on a great show to the global audience and there is without doubt, a real inescapable feel-good factor in Britain at the moment. Newspapers […]

Renting in retirement is an alternative option to equity release

New figures published by The Equity Release Research Council, have reported a 13% increase in the first quarter of this year. This is not surprising. In light of the ongoing financial crisis, greater numbers of homeowners approaching retirement age are becoming increasingly concerned about financing their retirement years. Equity release can serve to generate further […]