‘New action’ needed to help low-income buyers onto housing ladder

A new report into government-backed home ownership schemes says "new action" is required to help more low-income buyers.The independent study found that current programmes such as Help to Buy are more likely to benefit financially better-off househunters.Around three in five first-time buyers responding to the survey said they would have bought anyway and ... Read More...

Letting agency fees ban ‘could push up rents’ for tenants

New measures announced in the government’s Autumn Statement could bring rising rental costs, according to Liverpool property experts.Industry insiders have questioned whether Chancellor Philip Hammond’s decision to ban letting agents from charging fees to tenants will really benefit those renting homes.Following the Chancellor’s announcement yesterday (23 November) that landlords should ... Read More...

Progress for Hamelin Park development

The Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens have helped to kickstart construction at Gleeson’s latest Liverpool City Region development.With ground work already well underway at its Hamelin Park site, the housebuilder has moved forward with creating 52 new two, three and four-bedroom homes.Mayor and mayoress, councillors Steve and Lynn Glover ... Read More...

Oriel to unveil show home at The Woodlands

North West housebuilder Oriel, will unveil its show home at its first development, The Woodlands in Halewood, this weekend [23 and 24 January 2016].Three homes have already been reserved for purchase at the development, while two new homes will be revealed this weekend with interest growing in the scenic housing ... Read More...

Merseyside in top 15 for creating new housing jobs

Merseyside is among the top 15 areas in the country for creating housebuilding jobs according to new figures released today.In its ‘Building Communities, Boosting Employment’ report the Home Builders Federation (HBF) suggests the industry created 3,096 new jobs across the county during 2014/15.This total, which puts Merseyside as 15th in ... Read More...