The cogs of the UK housing market began to turn again in May 2020 when the government announced new rules around property viewing, valuations, and surveying, which allowed house moves to get underway.  People looking to buy or sell now had more options to do so after a 3-month standstill. The introduction of a stamp duty holiday in England, for properties…

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One of the issues that crops up regularly in the world of short-term property finance is value; who assesses it, how is it calculated and who sets the rules. In lending terms, the value of a property is critical to both the borrower and the lender, but each will have their own idea of what…

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