Simon Jackson

We are now over four years on from the Grenfell Tower disaster which took the lives of 72 people and brought to light just how dangerous, and susceptible to fire, some of the cladding was (and is) on hundreds of buildings all across the country.

If you’re a UK consumer who takes only a passing interest in the housing market then the likelihood is your views on ‘what it is like’ are probably shaped by the media, perhaps specifically the newspapers, you read.

A question of cost control

Such is the inter-related nature of the housing and mortgage markets, that it’s inevitable that a pressure felt in one area will have consequences across multiple others.

I’m writing this the day before the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice-President of the US.

PI, at the best of times, feels like a ‘crunching hit’ waiting to happen and especially at this juncture when firms are being ‘battered’.

‘up’, ‘down’, ‘crash’, ‘new high’ and everything in between.