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  • Did you know that the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is the 11th largest mortgage lender in the UK? This is according to research from Legal & General and the Centre for Economics and Business Research. They forecast that parents and grandparents will contribute to the purchase of around £70 billion worth...

  • With the leadership change and BREXIT on the horizon, the UK is facing economic uncertainty. Numerous studies have taken place to try to predict how BREXIT will impact the economy in the longer term. The projections vary quite widely, some predicting it will boost the economy, others suggesting it will...

  • Glyphosate, the active ingredient in herbicides such as ‘RoundUp’, has been the subject of headlines in recent years because of claims that it has caused cancer to consumers who used products containing the ingredient. An article recently published by The Ecologist, explains the risks to consumer health, how to reduce...

  • The buy-to-let market has seen a great deal of regulatory change recently; HMO licensing, minimum space requirements and minimum energy efficiency standards are just some of these changes. Of course Brexit is another issue that has caused some uncertainty. The general consensus was that the combination of all these factors...

  • With lenders constantly looking for ways to reduce costs and speed up the process of buying a home, the Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) continue to play their part in helping the lender achieve this. The question remains as to how this affects the work of surveyors in the future. Read...