Almost a Quarter of Baldock Properties are Leasehold

There are 23.36 million properties in England and Wales with 64% being owner occupied and 36% being rented either from a private landlord, local authority or  Housing  Association. Over nine out of ten of those English and Welsh owner-occupied properties are a whole house or bungalow. Now, most people would assume they would be freehold…

6.52 Babies Born for Each New Home Built in the Baldock area

As more babies are being born to Baldock and North Hertfordshire mothers, I believe this increase will continue to add pressure to the over stretched Baldock property market and materially affect the local property market in the years to come. On the back of eight years of ever incremental increasing birth rates, a significant 6.52…

Should the 1,677 home owning OAP’s of Baldock be forced to downsize?

This was a question posed to me on social media a few weeks ago, after my article about our mature members of Baldock society and the fact many retirees feel trapped in their homes.  After working hard for many years and buying a home for themselves and their family, the children have subsequently flown the…