HOA in the news

A selection of news articles featuring the HomeOwners Alliance

Highlights

16/08/16 – This Is Money Our members’ experience: Beware the scavengers hijacking property sales: Agents look for homes selling in the classifieds then charge owners a hefty fee

02/08/16 – Telegraph – It’s simple – we need to build more houses – Paula Higgins article 

23/07/16 – Daily Mail – Bungalow building crisis sees older homeowners ‘trapped’ in large houses and unable to downsize because developers refuse to build the ‘land hungry’ properties

20/07/16 – Express – Millions of older homeowners ‘not helping themselves live independently’

09/07/16 – The Times – Our Membership Manager Naomi Rennard quoted as guest expert

15/06/16 – Moneywise – How to find the best estate agent based on performance

04/06/16 – Telegraph – Our members’ picturesque garden ruined by Woodland Trust’s ‘sprawling wall of trees’

04/05/16 – Bristol Post – Should you pay off your mortgage? Featuring HOA’s guide

01/06/16 – Share Radio – Consuming Issues: Home-owners could switch mortgages in seven days. Listen to Paula Higgins from HomeOwners Alliance

22/04/16 – Financial Times – Buy-to-let stamp duty will help first time buyers, says poll

01/04/16 – Evening Standard – Stamp duty deadline: Last-minute rush to complete drives £17bn of second home and buy-to-let sales in two weeks

16/03/16 – Daily Mirror – 10 ways George Osborne’s Next Generation Budget is harming young Brits

17/11/15 – Channel 4’s Dispatches – HOA is featured on C4’s award-winning investigative current affairs programme Dispatches, highlighting problems with many new build homes

02/07/15 – BBC’s Don’t Get Done, Get Dom – New Build homes

04/06/15 – BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours – Discussing Right to Buy

26/03/16 – BBC’s Inside Out – When Right To Buy turns sour

 

 

Latest

24/08/16 – Daily Mail – Half a million over-55s are trapped in large houses because of a chronic shortage of bungalows

24/08/16 – Property Reporter – London remains hotspot for housing concerns

16/08/16 – This Is Money Our members’ experience: Beware the scavengers hijacking property sales: Agents look for homes selling in the classifieds then charge owners a hefty fee

16/08/16 – Estate Agent Today – PropTech firm links with consumer group to push ‘Find A Pro’ offer

16/08/16 – Building Construction Design & Selfbuilder & Homemaker – HomeOwners Alliance joins forces with Plentific

16/08/16 – Housebuilder & Developer (page 11) – Government needs to be more creative with industry to alleviate lack of affordability

16/08/16 – Bristol Property Live – Free service for stress-free selling

15/08/16 – Just Landlords – Find a local Tradesman with this new service

08/16 – The Mover (page 6) – House sales predicted to slow after Brexit

11/08/16 – Bristol Post – There is now a website which tells you the estate agent in Bristol that is best for you

09/08/16 – Bristol Post – Bristol homes STILL selling over the asking price as rest of country’s housing market slows

08/08/16 – Crawley Observer – Homesellers in Crawley “likely to get the full asking price”

03/08/16 – The Lifehouse Co – Get on the property ladder – and bring a friend!

02/08/16 – Telegraph – It’s simple – we need to build more houses – Paula Higgins article 

28/07/16 – Property Reporter – Top Tips on staging your home to ensure a faster sale

23/07/16 – TalkRadio – The Radio Hustle with Alexis Conran – interview with Paula Higgins regarding property fraud

23/07/16 – Daily Mail – Bungalow building crisis sees older homeowners ‘trapped’ in large houses and unable to downsize because developers refuse to build the ‘land hungry’ properties

22/07/16 – Property Wire – Lack of suitable housing prevents over 55s in UK from moving

22/07/16 – Moneywise – More first time buyers now rely on Bank of Mum and Dad

21/07/16 – Property Industry Eye – Last-time buyers having as many problems as first-time buyers

20/07/16 – BBC Radio – The Mark Forrest Show – interview with Paula Higgins regarding homeowner disputes

20/07/16 – Daily Mail – Half-a-million over-55s struggle to move as they can’t find homes with the space, parking, garden and running costs they need

20/07/16 – Your Money – Lack of suitable properties leaves older homeowners stuck

20/07/16 – What Mortgage – Lack of suitable housing for over-55s preventing millions from moving up the property ladder

20/07/16 – Express – Millions of older homeowners ‘not helping themselves live independently’

20/07/16 – Yahoo! Finance – Fifth of homeowners aged over 55 ‘can’t move due to lack of suitable properties’

18/07/16 – Tepilo – Do you know how much your mortgage is costing you?

13/07/16 – Bristol PostAre you unhappy with the quality of your new home in Bristol? You’re not alone

13/07/16 – Mortgage Introducer – MPs call for new build Ombudsman service

09/07/16 – The Times – Our Membership Manager Naomi Rennard quoted as guest expert – new build vs old build

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/07/16 – Moneywise – House price annual growth slows to 8.4%

June house price watch regional data

30/06/16 – YourMortgage – Choose your estate agency with certainty through HomeOwners Alliance’s new service

30/06/16 – YourMoney – How to avoid the hard sell: new estate agent site shows you past performance

24/06/16 – What House? – EU referendum result – property industry opinion

22/06/16 – YourMoney – Buying property off plan: the pros and cons

20/06/16 – Telegraph – Never mind first-time buyers – it’s second steppers who are really struggling

 

15/06/16 – Moneywise – How to find the best estate agent based on performance

14/06/16 – Estate Agent Today – The influential consumer property body HomeOwners Alliance says Purplebricks-style hybrid estate agencies may be “the future”

14/06/16 – Bristol Post – Thinking of selling your home? Here’s how to check the performance of estate agents in Bristol

06/06/16 – What Mortgage – What to do if your new-build home has faults

06/06/16 – FlatLiving – What to do if your new build home has faults

04/06/16 – Telegraph – Couple’s picturesque garden ruined by Woodland Trust’s ‘sprawling wall of trees’

04/06/16 – Daily Mail – It’s daylight robbery! Retired couple’s suntrap garden cast in shade by Woodland Trust’s 20ft-high ‘wall of trees’

 

01/06/16 – Share Radio – Consuming Issues: Home-owners could switch mortgages in seven days. Listen to Paula Higgins from HomeOwners Alliance

30/05/16 – Development Finance Today – New Homes Ombudsman to support owners over faulty homes

23/05/16 – YourMoney.com – Selling your home: should you use an online estate agent?

23/05/16 – Housebuilder & Developer – All Party Parliament Group recommendations to tackle the poor quality of new home

23/05/16 – Landlord News – Political Group Calls for Measures to Tackle the Quality of New Build Homes

22/05/16 – Financial Times – MPs call for action on quality of new-build homes

12/05/16 – Share Radio – Listen to our chief executive Paula Higgins discuss the results of our homeowners survey on Share Radio

11/05/16 – Property Wire – More people in UK want to buy a home but are concerned about rising prices

11/05/16 – Property Industry Eye – Housing crisis is getting worse, says HomeOwners Alliance

11/05/16 – Scottish Housing News – 70% of Scots concerned about housing availability and saving for deposit

09/05/16 – What House? – Should homeowners pay off their mortgage early?

08/05/16 – Telegraph – First-time-buyers rush to borrow thousands – here’s how it could go wrong

05/05/16 – Landlord News – HomeOwners Alliance reviews House Price data for the year

04/05/16 – Bristol Post – Should you pay off your mortgage? Featuring HOAs guide

27/04/16 – What House – Homeowner Survey 2016 shows support of new stamp duty surcharge

22/04/16 – Todays Conveyancer – Homeowner 2016 survey shows twice as many support new stamp duty surcharge as oppose, despite loud opposition from landlord groups

22/04/16 – Property Wire – Survey reveals many home owners support additional home stamp duty charge

22/04/16 – Financial Times – Buy-to-let stamp duty will help first time buyers, says poll

22/04/16 – Property Industry Eye – Members of public approve of Stamp Duty surcharge on second homes

22/04/16 – City AM – YouGov Poll: Twice as many people support buy-to-let tax hike than oppose it

22/04/16 – Estate Agent Today – Consumer group claims strong public support for stamp duty surcharge

19/04/16 – This Is Money – Beware the builders flogging shoddy new build homes

 

15/04/16 – Evening Standard – London £750,000 neighbourhoods on the rise

 

April 2016 – Housebuilder & Developer Magazine – How will a Brexit affect homeowners?

01/04/16 – Evening Standard – Stamp duty deadline: Last-minute rush to complete drives £17bn of second home and buy-to-let sales in two weeks

24/03/16 – Burton Mail – How a Brexit might affect homeowners

22/03/16 – HousingExcellence – If Britain opts for the Brexit, how might this affect homeowners? Written by Paula Higgins

22/03/16 – EstateAgentToday – Homeowners’ consumer group says Brexit may lead to house price falls

21/03/16 – Selfbuilder & Homemaker – HOA on how a Brexit might affect homeowners

21/03/16 – YourMoney – Eight ways a Brexit might affect homeowners – Written by Paula Higgins of the HomeOwners Alliance

20/03/16 – Sunday Times – Life’s no longer a beach for BTL landlords

16/03/16 – Daily Mirror – 10 ways George Osborne’s Next Generation Budget is harming young Brits

16/03/16 – MortgageIntroducer – Budget 2016: Stamp duty reform helps and harms. 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.

16/03/16 – EstateAgentToday – Budget: Further stamp duty surcharge details expected today

15/03/16 – WhatMortgage – Budget 2016: Round up of views – read our thoughts on stamp duty surcharge

08/03/16 – GrowthBusiness – Property Partner raises £16m as London’s ‘proptech’ scene expands

01/03/16 – This Is Money – Why the small print for your retirement home could cost you £20k: Housing firms sting thousands with hidden fees

17/02/16 – Evening Standard – Build more homes for Londoners

 

 

05/02/16 – Bristol Post – Own a leasehold? You need to know about the 80-year-rule

02/02/16 – Moneywise – Landlords issue legal challenge over buy-to-let tax changes

02/02/16 – 4 Traders – Why house sellers are looking to make online move

02/02/16 – Bristol Post – Stamp duty surcharge: will you be caught out?

01/02/16 – Property Wire – Consumer group blasts new second home property tax as dangerous and flawed

01/02/16 – Estate Agent Today

17/11/15 – Channel 4’s Dispatches – HOA is featured on C4’s award-winning investigative current affairs programme Dispatches, highlighting problems with many new build homes