Interest rate rise tips the balance on renting vs buying

Renting has become cheaper than buying a property after last week’s Bank of England interest rate rise, new research has claimed. The monthly cost of owning an average home with a 10 per cent deposit mortgage is now slightly higher than renting it, despite rental inflation hitting double digits for the first time in at least … Read more

I’m looking to use Buy Now Pay Later, will it affect my mortgage application?

I am considering whether to use Buy Now Pay Later, but what exactly is it and will it affect my mortgage application when I buy a house later this year? RQ Lenders need to make responsible decisions about whether borrowers can truly afford a mortgage MailOnline’s Property expert Myra Butterworth said: Borrowers who are over-stretched … Read more

Tenants fail to insure their personal items due to the cost of living crisis 

Cutting back on a household essential: Nearly half of tenants haven’t bothered with contents insurance driven by the cost of living crisis Nearly half of tenants have not insured their belongings in a bid to save money A fifth of tenants mistakenly believe their landlord’s insurer covers them By Myra Butterworth For MailOnline Published: 07:22 … Read more

How to pull off the ‘Coastal Grandma’ interiors trend in your home

We’ve had ‘granny chic’ — an interiors trend which saw us embrace floral fussy prints, patterned wallpapers and clashing furnishings. Now, it seems, it’s all about Coastal Grandma — an elegantly understated style which is surging in popularity among those who believe that neutral tones are far from over. Indeed, they’re the future.  This trend — … Read more

Cladding-hit flat owners welcome scrapping of building safety manager

Cladding-hit flat owners welcome changes that will see requirement to have a building safety manager and new charge scrapped The Government has announced some amendments to the Fire Safety Bill The changes to the bill include scrapping of the new building safety manager  The Bill will also see protections extended to those owning up to … Read more