Tag: homes

Gwynedd second homes ‘crisis’ prompts 20-miles march

Image caption Activists marched from Nefyn to Caernarfon Activists who claim Gwynedd is facing a second homes “crisis” have marched 20 miles (32km) after a recent increase in house prices. About 60 people marched from Nefyn, on the Llyn Peninsula, to Caernarfon on Saturday. Nefyn Town Council said house prices in the area had gone “through the roof” in recent… Read more →

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Anglesey holiday homes complex to keep Glynllifon name

Image copyright LDRS Image caption The site is being marketed as suitable for investors or second-home buyers Developers behind a luxury holiday scheme on Anglesey say they plan to keep the site’s historic Welsh name following concerns that the area’s local heritage is being lost. The former Glynllifon hotel site near Marianglas is being marketed as Traeth Bychan Heights (Little… Read more →

Cladding red tape ‘stops people selling homes’

Image copyright Getty Images Young and vulnerable people are stuck with homes they can’t sell because of red tape around cladding, a leaseholders’ charity says. Many high-street lenders ask for an EWS1 form as proof that cladding is safe but leaseholders say they are struggling to get hold of the form. The Leasehold Knowledge Partnership says cladding problems have blocked… Read more →

Coronavirus: Pandemic driving ‘exceptional interest’ in Scots homes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Highlands and Islands has been seen as one of the most desirable areas among buyers Parts of Scotland are experiencing a post-lockdown property sales boom, say solicitors. Hundreds of inquiries have come from England and there has been “exceptional interest” from buyers in Hong Kong. The uptick in interest is being put down… Read more →

New homes to get ‘automatic’ permission in England planning shake-up

Image copyright Getty Images New homes and hospitals will be granted “automatic” permission to be built as part of sweeping planning reforms in England, the housing secretary says. Robert Jenrick announced a “permission in principle” will be given to developments on land designated “for renewal” to speed-up building. It comes after the PM pledged £5bn to “build, build, build”. Shelter… Read more →