Emma Lunn rounds up the property stories from the week that you might have missed.
Articles written by Emma Lunn
Property auctions can be useful, but contain pitfalls for the unwary. So make sure you know what you’re in for.
Life in a retirement home can provide support and company for retirees, but watch out for extra fee add-ons.
A hostile tax environment has driven many landlords to register as a company.
It’s becoming increasingly popular to release cash from your home, says Emma Lunn. But it’s still a risky move.
Prompted by shoddy new build houses, the government is to appoint a new homes ombudsman.
Airbnb seems to offer easy money for those with spare rooms to let out. But be aware of the rules.
The government is cracking down on overcrowded house shares. If you’re an HMO landlord, make sure you’re up to date.
A growing number of mortgage lenders are scrapping arrangement fees to lure in borrowers. But do the sums first, says Emma Lunn.
Changes in the law should soon make it easier for property leaseholders to buy their freehold. But until then, know your rights.