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Charlie Perdios’s Market Update

Oct 24, 2015
As we enter November, the daylight hours are shorter and, whether we like it or not, the advertising which we see e ...
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HMRC campaign generates over £50m of extra t...

Oct 16, 2015
A campaign targeting residential landlords has given HM Revenue and Customs an additional tax take of over £50 mill ...
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Housing Bill backed by NAEA and ARLA

Oct 16, 2015
The National Association of Estate Agents and the Association of Residential Letting Agents are backing the governm ...
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The annual cost of home ownership to reach £...

Oct 16, 2015
The average annual cost of being a homeowner is set to reach £15,300 this year, Legal & General’s Home Truths r ...
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UK pensioners more reliant on their homes th...

Oct 16, 2015
  UK pensioners are more reliant on their homes than in any other European nation, a report from Dutch banking grou ...
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Inquiry by MPs into rental energy efficiency

Oct 16, 2015
The All Party Parliamentary Group for the private rented sector has launched an inquiry into the energy efficiency ...
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RICS: Rents will rise 3.0% in 2016 as demand...

Oct 12, 2015
Average rents have risen for 10 months in a row according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – a ...
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20% year on year increase in house purchase ...

Oct 12, 2015
New data from Chartered Surveyors e.surv has found that over the last twelve months, the number of house purchase m ...
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80% of tenants like their landlord

Oct 05, 2015
Research commissioned by Paragon Mortgages reveals positive attitudes among tenants towards private renting. The Q2 ...
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First time buyer house prices outpace rest o...

Oct 05, 2015
UK property prices have risen 7.3% annually to reach an average of £219,315. The number of new buyers registering h ...
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Now over 15,000 mortgage products to choose ...

Oct 05, 2015
According to new data released by Mortgage Advice Bureau, the total number of mortgage products has passed 15,000 f ...
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Volumes of property transactions hit (season...

Oct 05, 2015
Residential property sales in the UK hit an 18-month high in August, following a 3.1 per cent month-on-month rise, ...
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Homeowners more optimistic about the UK econ...

Oct 05, 2015
Homeowners are more confident in the state of the UK economy and their own finances than renters, the latest Lloyds ...
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60% increase in the price of flats over the ...

Sep 26, 2015
Halifax research has revealed that the average price of a flat has risen £730 per month over the past decade from £ ...
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Over half of borrowers say they will struggl...

Sep 26, 2015
    52% of borrowers say they will struggle or fall behind with mortgage repayments when interest rates r ...
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Charlie Perdios’s Market Update

Sep 26, 2015
Recent reports from the National Association of Estate Agents show that demand to buy a property continues to outst ...
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Significant increase in buy to let sales say...

Sep 26, 2015
Buy to let sales in August 2015 were up by 54.1% compared to the corresponding month last year hitting £3.31bn, res ...
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NLA survey says majority of landlords won...

Sep 26, 2015
A report from The National Landlords Association (NLA) shows that the majority of landlords don’t plan to take adva ...
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Strong recovery in lending to second stepper...

Sep 19, 2015
Gross mortgage lending to second steppers and home movers rose strongly in July, to its highest level since October ...
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Huge reduction in house building within the ...

Sep 19, 2015
The number of homes built within the green belt surrounding our towns and cities has halved over the last twenty ye ...
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Seven million over 50s still paying a mortga...

Sep 19, 2015
Research by the Saga Equity Release Advice Service has highlighted that around seven million over 50s are still pay ...
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Number of first time landlords on the increa...

Sep 19, 2015
The latest research from the Nottingham Building Society has found that almost 1 in 5 (19%) of landlords plan to bu ...
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Lasting Power of Attorney vital say property...

Sep 19, 2015
A property solicitors’ practice says buy to let investors who intend using their property to fund some, or all, of ...
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£41,000 extra to live near a stately home

Sep 19, 2015
Buying near one of Britain’s ‘stately homes’ will command a typical premium of £41,000, according to the latest Hal ...
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Nine million renters feel that home ownershi...

Sep 19, 2015
Nine million UK renters (45%) say they will never be able to afford their own home, according to the latest Post Of ...
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Government should encourage downsizing say C...

Sep 07, 2015
The government’s planning system should be reformed so older borrowers have an incentive to free up family ho ...
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Over-55s will buy second homes say Prudentia...

Sep 07, 2015
The housing market could see an increase in the number of “silver landlords” as two in five (37%) over-55 homeowner ...
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£41,000 premium to live near top rated schoo...

Sep 07, 2015
On average, parents pay a £41,000 premium to buy a house near one of England’s top secondary schools, say Lloyds Ba ...
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Over 1,000 buy to let mortgages now availabl...

Sep 03, 2015
The number of buy to let mortgages available in the market has hit 1,000 which is the highest level since 2008.. Mo ...
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Supply of rental property increases

Sep 03, 2015
The number of available private rented properties rose in July, according to the Association of Residential Letting ...
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Half a million people intend to use pension ...

Sep 03, 2015
Over half a million people in the UK intend to use all or part of their pension to help repay their mortgage balanc ...
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Market Update

Aug 24, 2015
With leading property website Rightmove reporting the lowest levels of property for sale for some years, you could ...
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Rise in popularity for 30+ year mortgage dea...

Aug 20, 2015
The proportion of homebuyers searching for mortgages with terms of 30 years or more has risen 8% to 21% over the pa ...
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Modern kitchens, private parking and gardens...

Aug 20, 2015
A modern or open plan kitchen, off-street parking and a back garden are the features most likely to make a home ‘mo ...
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Nearly 40% of Right to Buy homes have ended ...

Aug 20, 2015
Nearly 40% of all homes sold under Right To Buy in England have gone on to become buy to let investment properties. ...
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How long does it take to choose a new home?

Aug 20, 2015
Research shows that a third of house hunters spend almost three months browsing the property market before deciding ...
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Good news as arrears and repossessions fall ...

Aug 20, 2015
According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the repossession rate – already at its lowest since records beg ...
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£26 million confirmed by Government for new ...

Aug 12, 2015
Communities secretary Greg Clark has announced a £26 million fund for house builders to build starter homes for fir ...
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Affordability at risk of creating housing ma...

Aug 12, 2015
The UK housing market is at risk of a stalemate as growing families in most parts of the country face unaffordable ...
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40% of 55 to 64 year olds banking on propert...

Aug 12, 2015
New research from more 2 life shows that 40% of homeowners in the run-up to retirement are now relying on their pro ...
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Re-mortgage lending rising

Aug 12, 2015
House purchase lending hit £20.1 billion in June 2015, up 25% on May and up 13% on June 2014 while re-mortgage figu ...
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Buy to let mortgage lending enjoys another s...

Aug 12, 2015
The rise of buy to let lending continues apace with the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders showing ...
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Research shows properties on ‘Lanes...

Aug 12, 2015
Properties situated on ‘Lanes’ are worth over £100,000 more than those on a ‘Street’ according to new research by B ...
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Huge increase in planning consents

Aug 06, 2015
Figures released by HBF and Glenigan’s latest Housing Pipeline report show planning permissions for 52,167 homes we ...
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NAEA: June sees potential buyers at eleven y...

Aug 06, 2015
According to the National Association of Estate Agents, the number of potential buyers registered per estate agency ...
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ONS: Rents continue to rise

Aug 06, 2015
Private rents paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 2.5% in the 12 months to June 2015, official figures from th ...
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London: The cost of property vs the cost of ...

Aug 06, 2015
London commuters typically save £450,000 on the cost of buying homes one hour away from the capital by rail, resear ...
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Landlords unperturbed by buy to let mortgage...

Aug 06, 2015
The vast majority of landlords are unperturbed by the cuts in buy to let tax relief announced in the summer budget ...
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New Highbury Office

Jul 27, 2015
We are delighted to announce that we will be launching our third high-street office in Highbury in early September ...
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Renters to outstrip mortgagors by 2025 say P...

Jul 26, 2015
A report from PwC says that renters will outnumber mortgagors in a decade due to a lack of supply and tighter mortg ...
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Huge increase in investment in student lett...

Jul 26, 2015
Investment into the country’s student housing market hit £3.98 billion in the first half 2015, well ahead of the £2 ...
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The average UK home increases in value by £7...

Jul 26, 2015
The average value of homes across Britain rose by almost £7,000 (2.7%)  during the first six months of 2015, data f ...
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£300 billion of property wealth lies with th...

Jul 26, 2015
Over-55 homeowners have some £300 billion of property wealth they could draw upon in retirement, says research from ...
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The art, or lack of it, of moving home

Jul 26, 2015
A survey by London removals and storage firm Kiwi Movers shows that 25% of us pack unwanted clutter that we’ll neve ...
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Charlie Perdios : Market Update

Jul 26, 2015
Summer is in full swing and I imagine we all secretly enjoy the respite on our roads as traffic levels reduce durin ...
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Demand for smaller homes rises as asking pri...

Jul 26, 2015
Analysis from leading property web portal Rightmove shows the biggest gap between demand and supply is in the first-time buyer sector, with the number of enquiries per property for two bedrooms or les ...
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Private rented sector supplies nearly one in...

Jul 17, 2015
The private rented sector supplies 19% of all homes in England – ahead of the social sector at 17%. The figures are ...
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Rents up everywhere as new tenants flock to ...

Jul 17, 2015
HomeLet’s rental index figures for June shows another rise with average rents outside of London now standing at £74 ...
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Half a million are property millionaires

Jul 17, 2015
More than half a million homeowners now own property worth £1m, the Zoopla Property Rich List report has revealed. ...
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Right to Rent rules to be enforced nationwid...

Jul 17, 2015
At present, new rules for Landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants are being piloted in the areas ...
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Energy efficiency countdown begins for landl...

Jul 17, 2015
Recently, new legislation has been passed that will make it easier for tenants to rent more energy efficient proper ...
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Equity release market continues to boom

Jul 17, 2015
Equity release lending surged 17 per cent in the first six months of 2015, new research suggests. Figures from equi ...
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Council for Mortgage Lenders: Quarter two le...

Jul 17, 2015
Gross mortgage lending rose by 17% in the second quarter of 2015 as the market performed strongly after the general ...
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Tie the knot or buy some bricks and mortar?

Jul 12, 2015
You grow up, get married, buy a house and have 2.4 children. At least that’s how things used to work. These d ...
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Government to reform planning permissions

Jul 12, 2015
The government plans to reform brownfield planning permission rules in a bid to boost housebuilding across the UK. ...
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First Time Buyer mortgage products hit highe...

Jul 12, 2015
First-time buyer mortgage products have soared to their highest level since 2007 with the number of 90% and 95% loa ...
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43% of landlords say demand is booming

Jul 06, 2015
New research by Paragon Mortgages has found that continued growth in the BTL market is rife in the second quarter, ...
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First-time buyer numbers down

Jul 06, 2015
  Research from Halifax showed 10,000 fewer people have taken a step onto the property ladder so far this year ...
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Owner (and under) occupied homes: what do th...

Jul 06, 2015
People renting their home were nearly four times more likely to live in overcrowded conditions than owner-occupiers ...
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More new homes given planning permission tha...

Jul 06, 2015
The numbers of new homes granted planning permission are now higher than before the 2008 economic crash. In the yea ...
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Council for Mortgage Lenders to investigate ...

Jul 06, 2015
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has begun work to measure the impact the Mortgage Market Review has had on borrower ...
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Charlie Perdios: Market Update

Jun 25, 2015
As we enter the main summer period the market traditionally becomes more focused between those that have put holida ...
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More buy-to-let deals for first-time landlor...

Jun 25, 2015
The number of buy-to-let mortgage deals available to novice landlords is on the rise, according to Moneyfacts. The ...
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1 in 4 cites low rates as reason for moving

Jun 25, 2015
The latest research from the Nottingham Building Society has found that around one in four homeowners planning to m ...
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Conveyancer optimism rises

Jun 25, 2015
  Conveyancers are growing more optimistic in the state of the housing market, SearchFlow’s Conveyancer Sentim ...
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Would-be buyers confident on mortgage repaym...

Jun 25, 2015
Keeping up with monthly mortgage repayments is becoming less of a problem for people wanting to buy a home, the Bui ...
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Average tenancy is almost three years, study...

Jun 18, 2015
An industry study reports that the average tenancy length is now almost three years. Property consultancy firm Alls ...
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RICS: New buyer enquiries increase at fastes...

Jun 18, 2015
The latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey has revealed that house prices rose again in May, and at a quicker pac ...
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Rents rising across UK

Jun 18, 2015
Rents in every region of the UK rose for the first time since October 2014 with new tenancies agreed in London scal ...
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House prices hit new highs

Jun 18, 2015
Six out of ten regions across the UK set new record house price highs as the supply and demand imbalance continued ...
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Are last-time buyers the answer to the housi...

Jun 18, 2015
Any drive to ease the UK’s housing issues by targeting so-called “last-time buyers” faces significant challenges, a ...
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Building Societies Association: Industry mus...

Jun 18, 2015
Around half of 25 to 34 year olds say they may need a mortgage that lasts into retirement, a Building Societies Ass ...
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Mortgages for house purchase down 10% in a y...

Jun 18, 2015
Monthly lending for house purchase in April was 10% down on the same month last year. Lending to first-time buyers ...
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Help to Buy remains first time buyers top ch...

Jun 18, 2015
New research from Ocean Finance has found that the Government’s Help to Buy scheme is the most popular way for firs ...
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Location, location, location key for buyers

Jun 18, 2015
Homebuyers are increasingly sacrificing space for location with fewer people seeing the need for a garage, south-fa ...
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Pensioner property wealth hits £874bn

Jun 18, 2015
Retired homeowners have seen their property wealth grow by more than £12.5bn in the past three months. Analysis fro ...
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Best Small London Letting Agency 2015

Jun 18, 2015
  Anthony Pepe Estate Agents was awarded as Best Small London Letting Agency at The Lettings Agency of the Year Awa ...
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First time buyers have never had it so good

Jun 08, 2015
New analysis from MoneySuperMarket has found that mortgage rates for first time buyers are at a three year low. The ...
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Drop in house sales, Land Registry reports

Jun 08, 2015
The Land Registry has reported a big drop in sales. Between November last year and February this year, transactions ...
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Help to Buy approaches 100,000 mark

Jun 08, 2015
Help to Buy has helped nearly 100,000 people buy a home in the two years since it launched. Official statistics sho ...
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Stamp Duty changes save buyers over £700m

Jun 08, 2015
Home buyers have saved £701m in the six months since the introduction of the Stamp Duty Land Tax reforms on Decembe ...
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Cash buyers of homes at their highest ever a...

Jun 08, 2015
A record number of people who bought homes in the first quarter of this year were cash buyers. Nationwide said that ...
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Fast internet is student rental priority

Jun 08, 2015
A new report ‘What Students Seek’ has surveyed students around the country to gauge what is most important when con ...
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UK homes need insulation law

Jun 08, 2015
The government should introduce legislation to ensure all UK homes have proper insulation to end ‘fuel poverty’ whe ...
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Number of borrowers using equity release to ...

Jun 08, 2015
The number of borrowers using equity release as a means of paying off an interest-only mortgage has trebled since t ...
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Private rented sector to account for 20% of ...

Jun 01, 2015
The private rented sector is expected to grow by 700,000 households to 5.5 million by 2020, accounting for 20 per c ...
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Mortgage approvals jump in April say BBA

Jun 01, 2015
According to the latest High Street banking statistics from the British Bankers’ Association, there was a sig ...
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Two-thirds of landlords now planning to buy ...

Jun 01, 2015
Landlords are looking to expand their property portfolios at an accelerating pace over the rest of 2015, according ...
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Extensions are the most popular home improve...

Jun 01, 2015
  Modern British living is about embracing space and light, reveals new research commissioned by Direct Line Home I ...
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More than three-quarters of new households i...

Jun 01, 2015
In a new snapshot of Britain, it has emerged that over three-quarters of all new UK households are being created in ...
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Market Update

May 27, 2015
Like the weather, the property market has shown increasing signs of improvement in the period since the General Ele ...
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First-timers delaying house purchase

May 26, 2015
First-time buyers are having to wait longer than planned to take their first step onto the property ladder, researc ...
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Government should do more with empty homes

May 26, 2015
Young people want to see the government devolve more power to local authorities to tackle empty homes, refurbishing ...
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Another huge surge in buy to let lending

May 26, 2015
Latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show there were 18,200 buy to let loans in March – up 12 ...
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Starving market of supply – the households t...

May 26, 2015
Households are moving home much less often – often waiting two or three decades – and starving the market of supply ...
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Government fails to promote housing wealth

May 26, 2015
The government has failed to promote the role of housing wealth in retirement funding said experts and financial pr ...
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Housebuilding recovery ‘gathers moment...

May 26, 2015
Official statistics show that 40,340 new homes were started in England in Q1 of this year, the highest quarterly nu ...
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Arrears and repossessions numbers fall

May 18, 2015
Mortgage arrears and repossessions are falling across both owner-occupier and buy-to-let lending. The Council of Mo ...
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UK Help to Buy Schemes Continue to Benefit F...

May 18, 2015
The UK’s flagship housing schemes aimed at boosting the property market continue to flourish with first time buyers ...
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UK landlords seeking more remortgages

May 18, 2015
Buy-to-let landlords are rushing to remortgage as record low rates look increasingly attractive, new data from a mo ...
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Help to Buy 2 far off capacity

May 18, 2015
The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee is a long way off running at full capacity, Genworth analysis has found. When in ...
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Landlords urged to act now on new fire regul...

May 11, 2015
New regulations requiring landlords to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their rental properties have bee ...
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New housing registrations up 18% year-on-yea...

May 11, 2015
New house building figures released today by NHBC for Q1 2015 show that more than 40,000 new homes were registered ...
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Buy to Let investors “don’t know how t...

May 11, 2015
One in four potential buy-to-let customers don’t know how to apply for a mortgage to get started, new researc ...
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Agents and developers make Build to Rent ple...

May 11, 2015
Around 40 developers, property consultants and block managers have sent an open letter to the new government to cre ...
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Mortgage Market Review continues to frustrat...

May 11, 2015
According to a recent survey conducted by gocompare.com, just 59% of people who recently switched their mortgage pr ...
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Transactions drop across England and Wales, ...

May 05, 2015
The average house price in March stood at £178,007 across England and Wales – a monthly drop of 0.8%. According to ...
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Help to Buy customers £180 better off annual...

May 05, 2015
According to new data from Mortgage Advice Bureau, first-time buyers who have used the Government’s Help to Buy mor ...
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Landlords fail to take all costs into accoun...

May 05, 2015
UK landlords are at risk of overestimating the profitability of their buy-to-let investment by neglecting to take i ...
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We can’t build all the homes the politicians...

May 05, 2015
Over two-thirds of house builders believe that it would be impossible to build any more than 180,000 homes a year – ...
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One in four landlords consider using pension...

May 05, 2015
  One in four landlords would consider using a lump sum from their pension to invest in property, with a furth ...
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Buy-to-let outpacing residential growth

May 05, 2015
Analysis from Equifax Touchstone shows that buy-to-let lending in Q1 2015 grew by nearly 20% year-on-year, outpacin ...
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Report says one bed flats have highest yield

May 05, 2015
The average rental yield for a one-bed property across the UK is 5.9% compared to 5.3% for a two-bed, 4.7% for a th ...
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Charlie Perdios’ Market Update – too c...

Apr 23, 2015
With the General Election only days away as I write and with the shortest odds being on no party having a clear maj ...
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Gross mortgage lending grows in March

Apr 23, 2015
The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £16.5bn billion in March. This is a 2 ...
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Buy-to-let market continues to thrive

Apr 23, 2015
The Bank of England Trends in Lending report for April shows that the buy-to-let sector has continued to grow in 20 ...
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Pension saving concerns for one in five

Apr 23, 2015
Up to 45% of over-40s ‘would consider’ buy-to-let to increase retirement income More than one in five savers (21%) ...
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New report says owners move house ‘onl...

Apr 23, 2015
The changing face of the UK’s housing market means the average turnover of a property has almost trebled since the ...
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Help to Buy 2 deposits reach 10-month high

Apr 16, 2015
The average deposit for house purchases using the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme reached a 10-month high in ...
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Official statistics show house prices coolin...

Apr 16, 2015
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show house prices cooling. The annual rate of house price inflation ...
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Buy to let mortgages: steady rise year on ye...

Apr 16, 2015
There were 15,900 buy to let loans in February, down 13% compared to January but up 11% on the total a year earlier ...
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Custom build could be key to getting housebu...

Apr 07, 2015
A new report from Mortgage Advice Bureau has revealed that custom build could be the key to getting UK housebuildin ...
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Health and safety law change for all home im...

Apr 07, 2015
From April 6th, for health and safety purposes, domestic projects will be treated in the same way as large new hous ...
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First-time buyers try before they buy

Apr 07, 2015
Over half (54%) of the nation’s first-time buyers like to rent before taking the house buying plunge, an annual sur ...
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Which of the major housing policies are most...

Apr 07, 2015
The General Election is looming. One of the key points in the battleground is housing and the main political partie ...
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Stamp Duty changes save homebuyers £1bn

Apr 07, 2015
More than two thirds of homebuyers across the UK are likely to benefit from the new Stamp Duty regime, with 29% see ...
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Pensioner property wealth hits record high

Apr 07, 2015
Retired homeowners in the UK now collectively own property worth £861 billion with their total property wealth incr ...
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First time buyers account for a third of all...

Apr 07, 2015
The National Association of Estate Agents has highlighted that 30% of house sales in February were made to those wh ...
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Deregulation Bill receives Royal Assent

Apr 07, 2015
The Deregulation Bill has received Royal Assent so now is the time for all landlords to ensure that their propertie ...
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HMRC campaign takes £20m in letting sector t...

Apr 07, 2015
The HMRC ‘Let Property’ campaign recovered just over £20m by the end of January – a dramatic rise from the Oc ...
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The things your parents will throw out when ...

Apr 07, 2015
According to a new study from Big Yellow Self Storage, parents throw out possessions worth £285 when a child grows ...
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New home registrations continue to increase

Apr 07, 2015
According to figures released by NHBC, the number of new homes registered in the UK in February grew by 25% compare ...
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Market optimism returns

Apr 07, 2015
Optimism in the housing market is rising – as more than a third (36%) see now as a good time to buy, the Building S ...
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Charlie Perdios gives his Market Update

Mar 26, 2015
The property market locally has remained reasonably buoyant in the early weeks of 2015. However, levels of availabl ...
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Void periods drop to 13 year low

Mar 26, 2015
The latest landlord research by Paragon Mortgages has revealed the average annual void period has dropped to its lo ...
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Sub-letting clause could spell trouble for l...

Mar 26, 2015
“Allowing sub-letting will be catastrophic for the rental industry” says Landlord Action. Following the Chancellor’ ...
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Tories eye property IHT overhaul

Mar 26, 2015
Chancellor George Osborne is considering reforms that would allow parents to pass a main property worth up to £1m t ...
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Borrowers flock to variable deals

Mar 26, 2015
More borrowers plumped for variable deals in February than any month over the last two years on a proportional basi ...
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Stamp duty revenue at record levels

Mar 16, 2015
Higher volumes of residential property transactions and an increase in their prices are believed to be behind recor ...
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Smoke alarms mandatory in rental property fr...

Mar 16, 2015
The government has confirmed that letting agents and landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and ...
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Buy to Let (BTL) sector braces itself for a ...

Mar 16, 2015
As pension freedom day draws closer, the UK buy-to-let sector is bracing itself for a surge of silver landlords rea ...
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20% off starter home prices if Tories win el...

Mar 16, 2015
The government has announced that its new starter home website has officially launched allowing young people to reg ...
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Landlords: Make Green Deal applications now

Mar 16, 2015
The Residential Landlords Association is reminding investment property owners in the private rental sector that the ...
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Home Builders Federation urge Chancellor to ...

Mar 16, 2015
The Home Builders Federation has used its submission to next week’s Budget to request measures to help boost the de ...
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High loan to value (LTV) lending bounces bac...

Mar 16, 2015
High LTV mortgage lending has drastically increased as a percentage of market since December when Stamp Duty was re ...
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Tories pledge 200,000 starter homes

Mar 09, 2015
David Cameron has doubled his 100,000 homes pledge, vowing to deliver 200,000 properties for first-time buyers in E ...
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First time buyers will be hit by H2B2 closur...

Mar 09, 2015
Failing to replace the Help to Buy 2 mortgage guarantee with a permanent indemnity scheme will push the first-time ...
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Chinese buyers set to increase spend in UK h...

Mar 09, 2015
Chinese international property portal Juwai says that Chinese investment in the UK housing market is set to grow th ...
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Housebuilding decline averted by Help to Buy

Mar 09, 2015
According to new analysis by Mortgage Advice Bureau, HTB1 helped to prevent a drop of 5% in new housing completions ...
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More than 1.75m mortgaged households have ne...

Mar 09, 2015
The Money Charity has warned that more than 1.75m mortgaged households have never experienced a rise in the Bank of ...
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First time buyers no longer relying on paren...

Mar 09, 2015
The number of first-time buyers relying on the Bank of Mum and Dad for support has dropped significantly according ...
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Help to Buy schemes help over 80,000 people ...

Mar 09, 2015
The Help to Buy equity loan and mortgage guarantee schemes have helped more than 80,000 people buy a home. Almost a ...
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MP blames landlords for anti-social tenants

Mar 09, 2015
Nick de Bois, MP for Enfield North,  has tabled a ten-minute rule bill in the Houses of Commons in a bid to change ...
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Market Update from Charlie Perdios

Feb 26, 2015
The first two months of 2015 have seen a relatively buoyant residential property market continue with leading web p ...
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Housing sales up 21% say Lloyds Bank

Feb 23, 2015
Home sales increased by 21% in the first 10 months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, research from Lloyd ...
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Challenging time for young tenants, says thi...

Feb 23, 2015
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says that while mortgage-paying owner occupiers and landlords have benefitted huge ...
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Mortgage lending down 11% year on year in Ja...

Feb 23, 2015
Gross mortgage lending is estimated to have fallen 11 per cent year-on-year in January. Figures from the Council of ...
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Huge rise in buy to let mortgage loans

Feb 23, 2015
Buy to let mortgages in December totalled 17,300 – a huge 18 per cent rise over the same month in 2013 accord ...
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What are the top sacrifices made to get on t...

Feb 23, 2015
For many people owning their own home is a dream they are determined to make a reality. While older generations are ...
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Repossessions down 26% in 2014 say CML

Feb 16, 2015
The Council for Mortgage Lenders has revealed that during 2014 the level of repossessions fell to their lowest numb ...
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Carney warns of potential future rate cuts a...

Feb 16, 2015
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says inflation could turn negative in the Spring and warns he would consider c ...
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Parliamentary support for ban on revenge evi...

Feb 16, 2015
A long and technical debate in the House of Lords last evening ended with amendments to the Deregulation Bill being ...
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Mortgage wars continue as home buyers find c...

Feb 16, 2015
Mortgage rates have plunged to new record lows, the Bank of England has reported, while the price war between lende ...
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Bank of England’s new powers to help m...

Feb 11, 2015
The government is giving the Bank of England new powers over the housing market in a bid to prevent excessive price ...
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Energy change could cost lettings sector £3....

Feb 11, 2015
A utility supplier claims that the cost of making rental properties conform with new energy efficiency rules is lik ...
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The fire service calls for all private landl...

Feb 11, 2015
New laws must be introduced to ensure all private landlords install smoke alarms, say fire and rescue authorities. ...
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Council for Mortgage Lenders: Mortgage rates...

Feb 11, 2015
Last November, the average new tracker mortgage rate fell to 1.96%, according to the regulated mortgage survey – th ...
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Average house prices went up 7% last year, s...

Feb 02, 2015
Average house prices across England and Wales ended last year at £177,766 – 7% higher than at the start of 2014. Th ...
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Housing costs eat up over 50% of earnings fo...

Feb 02, 2015
According to new findings from the Debt Advisory Centre, 12% of those who currently have a mortgage or pay rent in ...
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Ultra-low voids still normal in buy to let s...

Feb 02, 2015
The average void period for landlords over the past three months has been just 2.6 weeks – the lowest in 2014 ...
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Build to Rent key to boosting supply, say MP...

Feb 02, 2015
A body chaired by two ex-housing ministers and sponsored by a bank has entered the debate on how to increase the su ...
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Landlords face ticking time-bomb of energy c...

Feb 02, 2015
Landlords are at risk of financial penalties and being unable to let their properties if they fail to meet minimum ...
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Mortgage approvals up for first time in six ...

Feb 02, 2015
Mortgage approvals rose for the first time in six months in December. There were 60,275 approvals for house purchas ...
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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) rep...

Feb 02, 2015
Rents rose most in London at 2.4%. They increased by 1.8% in England, 2% in Scotland and 0.2% in Wales. Because ren ...
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West Bromwich Building Society: Landlords lo...

Feb 02, 2015
A judge has ruled that the West Bromwich building society was within its rights to increase rates on tracker mortga ...
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Market Update

Jan 27, 2015
The news may be beginning to be dominated by pre General Election posturing, bluster and opinion but, on the ground ...
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UK government finalises new capital gains ta...

Jan 27, 2015
Non-resident UK homeowners that have spent less than 90 days in their UK property in the previous tax year will be ...
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West Bromwich Building Society in court over...

Jan 27, 2015
The long-awaited court case over increased tracker rates by the West Bromwich Building Society began in January. Th ...
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Immigration Act 2014. When does it arrive wi...

Jan 27, 2015
The pilot scheme which started on 1st December 2014 affects landlords and letting agents for residential properties ...
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‘Test case’ as judge backs right...

Jan 27, 2015
A couple have failed in a bid to prosecute their neighbour for letting out his property in what some say will becom ...
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South East Buyers saving £3870 plus under ne...

Jan 27, 2015
New data released from Mortgage Advice Bureau suggests that buyers are taking advantage of the stamp duty reform. T ...
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Rightmove report record start to year in ter...

Jan 19, 2015
Rightmove has reported a record start to 2015, with the most page views ever in a single day  (Sunday, January 11). ...
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2014 saw big increase in home-movers

Jan 19, 2015
More homeowners moved in 2014 than in any year since 2007, the latest Lloyds Bank Home-movers Review has revealed. ...
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Stamp Duty Land Tax: Government admits ̶...

Jan 19, 2015
Treasury minister David Gauke says stamp duty changes announced by the government in December’s autumn statement wi ...
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Home ownership in Britain falls to one of Eu...

Jan 08, 2015
Britain now has one of the lowest home ownership rates in Europe, it has been claimed. Figures from the EU’s offici ...
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Pension changes set to fuel buy to let in 20...

Jan 08, 2015
This year’s pension regulation changes could lead to a lettings investment boom with 32 per cent of people aged 45 ...
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First time buyer transactions highest since ...

Jan 08, 2015
The number of first-time buyers who entered the market in 2014 increased by 22% from 2013 and 50% from 2012 to reac ...
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North-South repossession divide narrows as n...

Jan 08, 2015
The North-South divide has narrowed significantly in terms of repossession rates– yet 76% of Northern towns still h ...
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Millions of ‘revolving door’ ren...

Jan 08, 2015
A new report from the National Housing Federation has revealed that there is a new generation of private renters th ...
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Help 2 Buy 2 sales reach 38,000

Jan 08, 2015
The Help to Buy equity loan scheme has assisted 38,052 sales in 20 months from its introduction in April 2013 to No ...
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Market Update:

Dec 23, 2014
The end of a year seems an obvious time to reflect on the year just gone whilst looking forward to the year ahead. ...
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Supply levels of rental properties on the ri...

Dec 23, 2014
According to the latest quarterly report from the Association of Residential Letting Agents, supply levels in the p ...
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Rise in asking price reductions injects feel...

Dec 23, 2014
New research by Zoopla has shown that there has been a rise in the volume of properties currently for sale that hav ...
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Third of landlords had arrears this year say...

Dec 23, 2014
Some 32 per cent of landlords in the UK – approximately 500,000 – say they have experienced rent arrears in the las ...
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The NAEA and ARLA have set out their predict...

Dec 23, 2014
    Mark Hayward, Managing Director, National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) provides an overview of what we m ...
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Government launches 20% discount scheme to h...

Dec 23, 2014
The Government has launched a new scheme that will offer 100,000 first-time buyers under the age of 40 a minimum 20 ...
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Average rents up 8.3% on a year ago but pric...

Dec 23, 2014
HomeLet data shows that on average, rental prices are 8.3 per cent higher across the UK  at £874 per month, compare ...
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Market slows with biggest-ever asking price ...

Dec 23, 2014
The year is ending with the largest-ever drop in asking prices according to the final ‘old-style’ index from Rightm ...
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Landlords still excluded from Flood Re

Dec 23, 2014
The Government has made some changes to the Flood Re agreement – but rental properties are still not covered. The l ...
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HMRC campaign gets £7.9m from landlords

Dec 23, 2014
The taxman has raised £7.9 million in additional tax as a result of a crackdown on landlords with undeclared, or un ...
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Housing market sentiment increases

Dec 23, 2014
According to the latest report from Lloyds Bank, confidence in the housing market is up five percentage points. The ...
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How to keep your Buy To Let property winter-...

Dec 15, 2014
During winter months the risks of damage to properties are always higher than they are in warmer and lighter condit ...
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What do landlords and tenants really think a...

Dec 15, 2014
The stereotypical image of a tight-fisted, uncaring and immoral landlord (think Rigsby from Rising Damp) is refresh ...
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Holiday lettings industry worth £4.35bn a ye...

Dec 15, 2014
A report by the London School of Economics has put the annual value of the UK’s holiday rental industry at £4.35bn ...
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Buy to let boom continues with new mortgage ...

Dec 15, 2014
The buy to let sector is at its strongest for six years according to data released by the Bank of England. Lending ...
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First Time Buyer lending back to 2007 levels

Dec 15, 2014
First-time buyer lending hit £12.1bn during the third quarter of 2014, the highest level since 2007, Bank of Englan ...
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Interest rate rises will not trigger afforda...

Dec 15, 2014
The Bank of England insists that interest rate rises – whenever they come – will not trigger problems f ...
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Third of tenants fail to take out contents c...

Dec 15, 2014
A third of tenants in the private rented sector have no contents insurance at all – a figure that is six time ...
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Sunday Times Awards success

Dec 10, 2014
At a glittering awards ceremony in front of over 600 industry professionals at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, we were d ...
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Stamp Duty changes provide more opportunitie...

Dec 10, 2014
In his Autumn statement George Osborne said 98% of homeowners in England and Wales would now pay less than they do ...
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Private renting should be first choice

Dec 10, 2014
The private rental sector (PRS) should be the first choice for the next generation looking for accommodation, Joann ...
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Will new tax proposal hit second home market...

Dec 10, 2014
HMRC has released proposals for implementing new Capital Gains Tax rules which will crack down on UK residents elec ...
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House price growth slows again

Dec 10, 2014
The rate of house price growth has declined for four consecutive months to November, the Halifax house price index ...
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Landlords opt for properties in perfect cond...

Dec 02, 2014
Two in three landlords prefer to buy buy-to-let property in perfect condition despite it costing an average of 43% (£58,500) more than property requiring renovation, according to research by HSBC. The ...
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Value of UK private housing soars £630bn in ...

Dec 01, 2014
New research from Halifax shows the current value of the UK’s private housing stock is estimated at £5.06 tri ...
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House price growth continues to slow

Dec 01, 2014
House price inflation slowed to an 11-month low in November, Nationwide’s latest house price index has revealed. An ...
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Twenty-somethings pay £66,800 rent in a deca...

Dec 01, 2014
Analysis of data produced by HomeLet suggests that twenty-somethings in the UK can expect to pay £66,800 in rent by ...
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Market Update

Nov 28, 2014
Where did 2014 go? Well, I know it’s not quite over yet but the year has simply flown by and has almost been a year ...
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Mortgage applications hit record high in Oct...

Nov 18, 2014
According to data released from Mortgage Advice Bureau, applications from homebuyers and remortgaging homeowners re ...
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Rate cuts encourage 94% of homebuyers to fix

Nov 18, 2014
The proportion of homebuyers opting for fixed rates grew to 94% in October, from 92% in September, despite reports ...
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Going up – number of new homes in England ri...

Nov 18, 2014
The number of new homes in England grew by 10% – or 136,610 – over the last year. The Department for Communities an ...
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Quarter Three repossessions lowest in decade

Nov 18, 2014
Mortgage possession claims in county courts totalled 9,731 between July and September – the lowest quarterly total ...
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Government said to back new-build minimum sp...

Nov 18, 2014
The government has signed up to a campaign to introduce minimum space standards for new build houses and apartments ...
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September sees average HTB2 deposit slip und...

Nov 08, 2014
New data from Mortgage Advice Bureau has revealed that using the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, prospective ...
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Tenant demand is booming say 41% of landlord...

Nov 08, 2014
According to the latest research by Paragon, landlords are still experiencing high levels of demand during the thir ...
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Mortgage time bomb ready to explode for thou...

Nov 08, 2014
A ‘mortgage time bomb’ is looming for people aged over 50 with interest-only mortgages and who had hoped that an en ...
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Value of buy to let property set to top £1 t...

Nov 08, 2014
The value of property owned by landlords in the UK is set to break the £1 trillion pound barrier next year accordin ...
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Base Rate may not rise until 2016 says leadi...

Nov 08, 2014
Following the news this month that the Bank of England has maintained the Bank rate at 0.5% Ben Brettell, senior ec ...
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UK needs cross-party house building plan

Nov 08, 2014
The UK requires a 10-year house building plan with cross-party support to ease the nation’s supply crisis, Stephen ...
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Best London Estate Agency

Nov 06, 2014
At a glittering awards ceremony in front of over 700 industry professionals at the Hilton on London’s Park La ...
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Market Update

Oct 29, 2014
The clocks may have gone back an hour but the property market is still looking forward with cautious optimism. Desp ...
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Year-on-year mortgage lending up 15%

Oct 29, 2014
Statistics released by the BBA have shown that Year-on-year, new mortgage lending is 15% higher and approvals for h ...
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Mortgage affordability : First-time buyers ‘...

Oct 29, 2014
First-time buyers have a habit of hearing what they want to hear when it comes to affordability, senior technical m ...
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Sentiment high amongst mortgage intermediari...

Oct 29, 2014
According to the latest quarterly intermediary survey by Paragon Mortgages, there is a positive mood about future l ...
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Land Registry: House prices up 7.2% national...

Oct 29, 2014
September data released from the Land Registry has shown a 7.2% increase in average prices but also that growth in ...
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Buy-to-let lenders cut fees

Oct 29, 2014
Buy-to-let lenders have slashed up-front fees on low LTV loans as they compete for business, the latest Buy-to-let ...
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Buy-to-let optimism soars

Oct 29, 2014
Optimism in buy-to-let has increased in October as lenders clamour for business, managing director of The Buy to Le ...
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60% increase in sell-off of social housing

Oct 29, 2014
The Department for Communities and Local Governments says there has been a huge 60 per cent leap in the number of s ...
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Rents rise in last year, says Office for Nat...

Oct 29, 2014
Rents across Great Britain went up by 1% in the 12 months to September, the Office for National Statistics has repo ...
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Large numbers of over 40s expect to pay mort...

Oct 20, 2014
Half of over-40s believe they will still be repaying their mortgage (31%) or paying rent (20%) when they retire, re ...
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Good news: Unemployment sees steepest annual...

Oct 20, 2014
Unemployment has recorded its greatest annual fall since records began 40 years ago, figures from the Office for Na ...
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£58,000 needed by “second steppers” says rep...

Oct 20, 2014
Second steppers must find an extra £58,000 to fund the move to their second home, the fourth annual Second Steppers ...
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The market is still vibrant according to Off...

Oct 16, 2014
The latest ONS house After drug it used promotional viagra free a i’m facial. Not http://www.williamsoncc.edu ...
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Bank of England Governor hints that interest...

Oct 16, 2014
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has hinted that a base rate rise in 2014 may be too soon due to a ‘modes ...
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All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Private...

Oct 16, 2014
According to a new report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Private Rented Sector, the Government should ...
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Councils receive new powers to build afforda...

Oct 16, 2014
New borrowing powers for councils to help them build new affordable homes across the country have been announced by ...
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Over 100,000 homes with planning consent yet...

Oct 09, 2014
Despite the urgent need for more new build homes to help solve the existing housing crisis caused largely by a shor ...
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Home prices drop for first time in 17 months...

Oct 09, 2014
There was further evidence that the UK housing market is cooling as Nationwide reported the first monthly decline i ...
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Almost four in ten oppose mansion tax – poll

Oct 09, 2014
Labour’s proposal for a so-called ‘mansion tax’ would be an unfair levy to impose, according to nearly four in ten ...
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Help to Buy has not inflated house prices, s...

Oct 07, 2014
Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has written to George Osborne about the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee ...
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Market Update

Sep 26, 2014
September saw the traditional increase in activity following the summer holiday period and greater numbers of poten ...
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Lender competition drives mortgage product n...

Sep 22, 2014
Competition between mortgage lenders saw the number of products available on the market leap by 9% to reach record ...
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Many renters in breach of tenancy

Sep 22, 2014
A majority of renters may be breaching their tenancy agreement after failing to read their agreements when they mov ...
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Carbon monoxide detectors set to be legal re...

Sep 15, 2014
Carbon monoxide detectors set to be legal requirement in all rental homes SAFEagent is supporting Gas Safety Week, ...
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High loan to value lending increases

Sep 14, 2014
High loan to value lending has increased in line with hightened first-time buyer activity, Bank of England statisti ...
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Parents pay £50,000 for school catchment pri...

Sep 14, 2014
One in 10 parents are willing to pay over £50,000 extra for property in a desired school catchment area, research f ...
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First-timers drive the market

Sep 14, 2014
First-time buyer lending was 39% higher in July year-on-year as the market continued to grow, the latest CML data h ...
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Help to Buy 2 lending reaches £2.7bn

Sep 14, 2014
After achieving strong results in the summer months the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme has helped fund £2.7b ...
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Lending to first-time buyers jumps by a quar...

Sep 14, 2014
Lending to first-time buyers in July was up 25% on the previous year, lenders have reported. The Council of Mortgag ...
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New code of practice for private rental sect...

Sep 14, 2014
New code of practice for private rental sector Housing minister Brandon Lewis has launched a new code of practice f ...
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Government set to streamline housebuilding

Sep 14, 2014
The government has pledged to save housebuilders and councils £114m per year by streamlining Britain’s housebuildin ...
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42% of mortgagers ignorant of rate

Sep 07, 2014
Almost half of mortgage holders (42%) are unaware of their current mortgage rate, Keep Me Posted research has revea ...
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MMR slows offer process

Sep 07, 2014
The mortgage application process has significantly slowed in 2014, following the implementation of changes outlined ...
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Average H2B equity mortgage falls to £140k

Sep 07, 2014
The average purchase price is more than £400k below the £600k limit as the scheme continues to attract younger buye ...
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CML calls for Stamp Duty reform

Sep 07, 2014
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has called for a review of current Stamp Duty legislation which it claims is distor ...
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Landlords opt for properties in perfect cond...

Sep 07, 2014
Two in three landlords prefer to buy buy-to-let property in perfect condition despite it costing an average of 43% ...
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Property availability up

Sep 01, 2014
  Property availability up Estate agency branches saw an 11% increase in the average number of properties avai ...
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Access to stations a key factor in strong ho...

Sep 01, 2014
Access to stations a key factor in strong house prices UK house prices increased by 0.8% in August with the average ...
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First Time Buyer numbers down 1.8 million in...

Sep 01, 2014
First Time Buyer numbers down 1.8 million in last seven years says report According to a new report released by glo ...
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Rents now more than 33% of average monthly s...

Aug 27, 2014
Rents now more than 33% of average monthly salary UK monthly rent now accounts for 33% of the average salary as mon ...
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DIY disasters for 1 in 10

Aug 27, 2014
DIY disasters for 1 in 10 Lloyds Bank has conducted research that shows 10% of homeowners have had a DIY or large s ...
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Taxman aggressively targets Buy to Let landl...

Aug 27, 2014
Taxman aggressively targets Buy to Let landlords HMRC is targeting landlords in an attempt to recoup an estimated £ ...
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34% rise in tenancy deposits since 2007

Aug 27, 2014
34% rise in tenancy deposits since 2007 According to figures released from mydeposits, the average tenancy deposit ...
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How to protect your garden this summer

Aug 27, 2014
How to protect your garden this summer M&S Bank research reveals that nearly a quarter of those with garden sh ...
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UK housing growth ‘steady’ reports NHBC

Aug 27, 2014
UK housing growth ‘steady’ reports NHBC According to NHBC’s new housing registration figures for Q2, overall new housing has increased. Overall, the number of new homes registered across both th ...
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Help to Buy scheme funded over 4,000 complet...

Aug 27, 2014
Help to Buy scheme funded over 4,000 completions in June Well in excess of 4,000 households in England used the Gov ...
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Are house buyers “panic buying”?

Aug 27, 2014
Most people think panic buying is when you buy bread and milk when snow is forecast, but Aviva’s latest research ha ...
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Mortgages and first time buyer numbers up, d...

Aug 27, 2014
Figures suggest that the mortgage market has rebounded after MMR, demonstrating that the new rules may slow mortgag ...
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Good news: repossessions at lowest level sin...

Aug 27, 2014
A total of 5,400 homes were repossessed in the second quarter of this year. According to the Council of Mortgage Le ...
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Fair wear and tear ‘most misunderstood...

Aug 27, 2014
Fair wear and tear is the most misunderstood area of the whole renting process, according to the Association of Ind ...
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Number of first-time buyers ‘at seven-year h...

Aug 27, 2014
The number of first-time buyers has hit a seven-year high, LSL has reported. LSL says that in July there were 30,00 ...
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Market Update

Aug 27, 2014
As the summer holiday period fades away and the kids go back to school, this autumn looks set to be an interesting ...
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50% increase in British property millionaire...

Aug 27, 2014
The number of homeowners in Britain who can claim to be ‘property millionaires’ now stands at 484,081, almost 50 pe ...
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Market Update – July 2014

Jun 27, 2014
Is the steam coming out of the property market? Recent reports would seem to indicate a slowing down in the rate of ...
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Housing confidence doubles

Jun 27, 2014
Confidence in the property market has more than doubled in a year, research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank has ...
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Buyer demand being stemmed by stringent lend...

Jun 27, 2014
The fifth consecutive monthly decline in housing supply coincides with levelling off of new buyer demand says RICS. ...
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More landlords are selling up, says ARLA

Jun 27, 2014
Tenants are facing increasing competition as supply in the private rented sector dwindles, according to ARLA. The r ...
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Only 7% of private tenants have any protecti...

Jun 27, 2014
Just 7% of private tenants have any financial protection cover, compared with 28% of those with a mortgage, accordi ...
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