Andrew Boast FMAAT MIC is the co-founder of SAM Conveyancing and a media commentator in the housing market. Andrew has appeared on live on the BBC TV and radio 4, London Live and Tip TV and has been quoted widely in most of the mainstream press. His comment is balanced and focuses on the needs of the everyday home buyer or seller.

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19 June 2020
Why 'coronavirus clauses' are giving home buyers and sellers a get-out option
14 May 2020
Should you put your property up for sale now that restrictions on the market have been lifted?
SAM Conveyancing in the Daily Telegraph re: buying & selling property during the Coronavirus outbreak
15 April 2020
Coronavirus property Q&A: Can I move house during lockdown, or should I hold off buying and selling a home
26 March 2020
Property transactions could collapse by 80 per cent in a month due to coronavirus lockdown
SAM Conveyancing's Andrew Boast speaks about Coronavirus in the Daily Telegraph
23 March 2020
What should I do if I am buying a house during the coronavirus outbreak? The latest property advice
Andrew Boast commenting in the Daily Telegraph on home buyers overapaying £13,000 on floor space
9 March 2019
Home buyers overpaying by £13,000 as estate agents over-egg the floor space, says report
First-time buyers using shared ownership risk missing out on stamp duty exemption
23 November 2017
First-time buyers using shared ownership risk missing out on stamp duty exemption
Andrew Boast of SAM Conveyancing, gives his views on tax, stamp duty and the Land Registry to the Telegraph
July 2017
Giving or selling property to children: what you need to know about tax, stamp duty and the Land Registry
Andrew Boast of SAM Conveyancing gives his views on how first time buyers can capitaliise on falling house prices
June 2017
First-time buyers: four ways to capitalise on falling house prices
Andrew Boast gives housing advice to a woman considering either buying a property on her own in London or buying it together with her boyfriend
June 2017
Should I buy a London property with my boyfriend or can I do it alone?
Andrew Boast, housing expert of SAM Conveyancing, gives his views on the Bank of Mum and Dad (BOMAD)
May 2017
The pros and cons of borrowing from the 'Bank of Mum and Dad'
Andrew Boast, a leading figure in investigating the faults of the Help to Buy ISA comments on HTB ISA rules as Ministers back down with a partial fix for the scheme
Sept 2016
Ministers back down with a (partial) fix for Help to Buy Isa rules
Andrew Boast, housing expert, gives his views to the Telegraph on the Help to Buy ISA scandal
Sept 2016
Help-to-buy Isa scandal: New flaw will hit thousands of shared-ownership home buyers
Andrew Boast, housing expert, commenting in the Financial Times on Help to Buy ISA issues
Aug 2016
Banks reassure savers on Help to Buy Isas
Andrew Boast, CEO of   SAM Conveyancing, commenting in the Telegraph on the Help to Buy ISA scandal
Aug 2016
Help to Buy Isa scandal: 500,000 first-time buyers told scheme cannot be used for initial deposit on homes
Andrew Boast commenting on the Help to Buy ISA Scandal in the Evening Standard
Aug 2016
George Osborne's Help to Buy Isa scheme branded a 'scandal' by financial experts over home deposit flaw
Andrew Boast, Housing Expert, commenting on the Help to Buy ISA scandal in the Independent
Aug 2016
Help to Buy ISA: Savers outraged over revelations scheme can't be used towards first-time buyers' deposits
Andrew Boast quoted in the Guardian on the Help to Buy ISA scandal
Aug 2016
Help-to-buy Isa clause under attack for hampering first-time buyers
Aug 2016
DEPOSIT 'SCANDAL' More than 500,000 first-time buyers let down by ‘Help to Buy’ scheme as it emerges ISAs cannot be used for deposits
Aug 2016
Experts attack Government over Help to Buy Isa 'scandal'
Aug 2016
Help to Buy ISA 'scandal' leaves 500,000 first-time buyers unable to use scheme for deposits
Aug 2016
Betrayal of the Help to Buy savers: Half a million budding homeowners won't be able to use their new ISA for an initial deposit
Aug 2016
The Help to Buy ISA has been described as a "scandal" after it emerged that first-time buyers will not be able to use it as a deposit
Aug 2016
Experts attack Government over Help to Buy ISA scandal
Aug 2016
Saving your house deposit through a Help to Buy ISA? You may need to save a bit more than you thought
SAM Conveyancing in METRO
Aug 2016
Help to Buy Scheme can't actually be used for your deposit after all
SAM Conveyancing in MoneyMarketing
Aug 2016
Help to Buy Under Fire over Government Deposit Clause
3 September 2016
Young Money: Help to Buy ISAs
 

How did SAM Conveyancing uncover the flaws of the Help to Buy ISA?

Andrew notably uncovered exclusions within the Help to Buy ISA scheme and worked successfully with Katie Morley at the Telegraph to bring these to the attention of the wider public. His findings resulted in all the main stakeholders of the scheme, from the government to mortgage lenders, reassessing its terms and conditions and giving much-needed clarification to first time buyers. You can read the full story here - How we uncovered the truth behind the Help to Buy ISA