About Kate

Kate Faulkner is one of the UK’s leading property experts. On a monthly basis, Kate analyses what’s happening to the economy, property prices and rents, and the impact this has on consumers and indeed the industry.

Kate regularly features on national and local TV, radio and newspapers giving her thoughts on the market, housing policy and carries out one to one advice on a consultancy basis for the industry and the general public. See Kate’s latest media.

Kate’s columns and regular media appearances:
Period Ideas Magazine
The Negotiator
Derby Telegraph
Direct Line for Business
Mortgage Advice Bureau
LBC Property Hour (co-host)
BBC Radio Nottingham

Property checklists
Kate’s business provides consumers with independent up to date advice on how to buy, sell, rent, invest, renovate, maintain or build a property. She does this via a free service called Propertychecklists.co.uk. Kate appears at consumer property shows around the country to present and offer free one to one property clinics.

The site is supported by forward thinking companies and organisations, such as Belvoir Lettings, Mortgage Advice Bureau, Reeds Rains, Your Move, Checkatrade, NAPIT, Barratt Homes, Direct Line, NALS, Big Yellow, AnyVan and Humberts.

Consultancy Services
Through her consultancy and property statistics portal Designsonproperty.co.uk, she helps companies provide compelling content online, offline and via video. Kate also works alongside the industry to create new products and services, such as the Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon.

Industry Conferences
Kate presents and chairs at industry conferences such as RESI, National Housing Federation Annual Conference, Financial Services Expo, Negotiator, Westminster Forums and NALS.

Industry Experience/Reports
TDS Reports
Independent PRS Report
Housing Policy Expert
Future Homes Commission
Self Build & Renovation Centre

Property Author
She has written 11 property books including four for the consumer organisation Which? – Buy, Sell and Move House; Renting and Letting; Develop your Property and Property Investment Handbook.

BBC Presenter
She has also presented a feature on Housing Solutions to our property crisis for BBC’s Inside Out

Media Interviews
BBC1 Breakfast News                               GMTV
BBC2 Your Money                                     ITV/ITN
Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show                      Channel 4
Radio 5Live                                                 LBC Radio
Radio 4 You and Yours                             The Telegraph
Radio Nottingham                                     The Times
Daily Mail                                                    Daily Express
Which?                                                         Moneywise
Fake Britain

BSc (Econ)

6 Responses to About Kate

  1. Lewes Price says:

    I saw you comments on BBC News, re the government New buy scheme.
    What needs to be done to assist with house purchases is legislation. There are no laws that protect the consumer when buying a house. Mainly new, it causes developers to cut corners and promise the earth but when you pay they change their attitude.

  2. Thomas J Butler says:

    I watched your piece on BBC Breakfast today about the new “Housing Bubble”. Thank God (and you) that you stayed entirely professional and were not tempted to follow the theme of their piece but rather, to actually disagree and effectively say: “Bubble..what bubble?,…lets have a recovery first!” I was most impressed with your professionalism and grasp of the situation and moreover your determination not to follow a clearly planned theme by the BBC to spook us all about the housing market again!! We in then industry have suffered enough! Thank you on behalf of hard working Developers everywhere.
    Tom Butler
    Scope Property.

    • Hi Tom, thanks for your kind comments. My aim is always to try and make sure the general public get the right information about what’s happening market wise, as opposed to companies or organisations might like to press release! Glad you liked the interview and just so you are aware, we do a free price and rental update every month, which you can either sign up to or view here – https://katefaulkner.wordpress.com/property-prices-2/
      Kate Faulkner

  3. Anne says:

    Something that has always puzzled me with housing association houses and council houses (what is left of them) and wondered if you can solve it for me. There is a shortage of these type of houses, but are exisitng tenants ever re-assessed on their status/earnings? I know of two families who live in these types of houses, both now earn a good salary and one even owns properties that they rent out – surely this is not right?

  4. Hi Anne, you are right in that it does appear many people who have gone into social housing in the past were given not just tenancies for life, but my understanding, is their children were also allowed to take up the tenancies. This practice is in the process of being changed, so many tenancies are being granted on a fixed term basis, for example, five years. So although it will take some time to filter through the system, in the future, tenancies for their families and their bloodline won’t be granted for exactly the reasons you highlight. What I find most shocking is the tens of thousands of council homes which have actually been rented out in the private sector by the people they were given to in the first place. Again, this practice is in the process of being withdrawn.

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