Right to Buy: Should It Stay or Should It Go?

Leading Bridging Loans Provider Discusses UK Gov’s Increasingly Debated Scheme for Council Tenants Just as Margaret Thatcher ushered in the sale of council houses back in the 80s, the UK government has made the controversial decision to continue its ‘Right to Buy’ scheme. The move was not unexpected, though has faced a heavy backlash from critics who continue to argue that the scheme is doing nothing to help the wider UK housing crisis. Interest in right to buy mortgages has...

Glastonbury founder contributes £100k a year providing affordable housing in his village

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has revealed he contributes £100,000 a year on building materials to a new Worthy cause - providing affordable housing in his village. Eavis has been working closely on the project providing up to 50 affordable homes for local people. The development, Maggie's Farm, has 13 homes in the process of being built, with work starting in November 2016. Mr Eavis donated the land and also the stone from his quarry to build the houses, at a...

Top 20 most affordable places to commute into London

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Unless you want to live in a converted garage or stowaway in a different wheelie bin every night, London is increasingly outside the price range of most of us. TLE has scoured the areas outside of London where you could afford to buy and still get to work in Londinium. Of course, you need to add on the extortionate rail fares, to work out if your move out of the capital is feasible. No more...

Top 20 affordable places to live in London

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor TLE has decided to sniff around the areas of London that "normal" people - as in people or couples who earn treble the national average wage - could buy a home in the capital. If you can afford Chelsea, Holland Park and Primrose Hill this list really isn't for you, go out and be fabulous. This is dirty work, leave it to the rest of us. Please feel free to send in any other suggestions,...