Tag: Paula Higgins

Its Homeowner Survey 2019 revealed 87% of adults and 91% of aspiring first-time buyers said the ability to get on the housing ladder is a serious problem.

These tenants are said to be stuck in cold, damp properties, with landlords who are unwilling to carry out basic repairs and maintenance.

RICS proposed changes to better protect buyers and sellers by introducing improved communication and more standardised offerings.

Trussle outlines its ambition to make home-ownership accessible for everyone.

A snag is an unexpected or hidden obstacle or drawback and snagging means the process of checking a new building for minor faults that need to be rectified.

Almost two thirds (63%) of adults now cite it as a serious concern, up 6% from 2018, while nearly seven in 10 people (69%) living in rented accommodation report serious concerns with housing stock quality.  

Those involved in the creation of the FME1 form are urging all conveyancers to use this new standardised questionnaire to secure the necessary information if a property being sold is managed freehold. 

The housing market is broken at every level with everyone from first-time buyers, second-steppers to downsizers struggling, the Homeowners Survey 2018 has found.

This is suggested by data from EstateAgent4Me.

Paula Higgins, chief executive of the HomeOwners Alliance, believes that some of the government’s Budget changes today will help homeowners but there are others which will harm.