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UK property prices up 0.8% in August, latest index shows
2014-08-29 11:44:21 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 0.8% in August taking the average price of a home to £189,306, according to the latest index from the Nationwide Building Society.Read full article: [UK property prices up 0.8% in August, latest index shows]
 
Ghost tenants putting landlords and lettings agents at risk
2014-08-29 10:13:54 [Europe]
Buy to let landlords in the UK could have millions of ghost tenants secretly living in their rented properties which is putting them and lettings agents at risk, it is claimed.Read full article: [Ghost tenants putting landlords and lettings agents at risk]
 
UK estate agents report a growth in housing supply
2014-08-28 09:06:47 [Europe]
House hunters in the UK may have a better chance of finding their dream home, with the average number of properties available for sale through estate agents up by 11%.Read full article: [UK estate agents report a growth in housing supply]
 
Green field land prices in UK up almost 10% year on year
2014-08-28 08:02:02 [Europe]
National green field land values in the UK grew by 2.7% in the second quarter of 2014, bringing year on year rises to 9.8%, the highest rate of annual price growth recorded for three years. Read full article: [Green field land prices in UK up almost 10% year on year]
 
UK Landlords get better rental returns from furnished flats in town and cities
2014-08-27 15:18:56 [Europe]
Furnished flats in towns and cities provide the best rental returns for UK landlords as they appeal to young, mobile tenants, according to research from Countrywide.
Read full article: [UK Landlords get better rental returns from furnished flats in town and cities]
 
UK house price growth exceeding expectations with strong midterm rises predicted
2014-08-27 14:47:08 [Europe]
Average UK house price growth has exceeded all expectations over the past year, leaving some markets with reduced capacity for further mid term growth, according to a new report.Read full article: [UK house price growth exceeding expectations with strong midterm rises predicted]
 
Property investors encouraged to consider investing in a holiday home
2014-08-26 14:04:13 [Europe]
With house prices in the UK generally still on the rise despite talk of interest rate rises and new mortgage rules, a the leading holiday homes market place is encouraging property investors to consider the holiday rentals market to maximise their returns.Read full article: [Property investors encouraged to consider investing in a holiday home]
 
UK home owners expectations for property price growth moderates
2014-08-26 10:33:36 [Europe]
Households in all regions of the UK perceived that property prices rose in August, but at the slowest rate since March, the latest price sentiment index showsRead full article: [UK home owners expectations for property price growth moderates]
 
Number of UK owners of home worth a million or more up almost 50%
2014-08-26 07:58:08 [Europe]
The number of home owners in the UK who can claim to be ‘property millionaires’ now stands at 484,081, almost 50% higher than last year, according to new research.Read full article: [Number of UK owners of home worth a million or more up almost 50%]
 
Difference in renting or buying in UK increases three fold over the past five years
2014-08-25 15:06:44 [Europe]
The cost of a first time buyer owning a home in the UK is now on average £110 per month lower than renting or £1,316, new research shows.Read full article: [Difference in renting or buying in UK increases three fold over the past five years]
 
Buying a home close to best schools in England costs an extra 8% on average
2014-08-25 12:28:54 [Europe]
Homes close to the top 30 state schools in England have the largest price premium and cost on average 8% or £21,000 more, new research shows.Read full article: [Buying a home close to best schools in England costs an extra 8% on average]
 
Unwelcome practice of double dipping among UK letting agents revealed
2014-08-25 08:33:42 [Europe]
Unscrupulous letting agents that are charging tenants and landlords for the same service such as checking references or alterations to contract extension agreements, new research has found.Read full article: [Unwelcome practice of double dipping among UK letting agents revealed]
 
Warning to UK home owners about attempting DIY this bank holiday weekend
2014-08-22 14:11:29 [Europe]
With the bank holiday weekend underway it has been revealed that more home owners in the UK are attempting DIY without professional help and two million have damaged their property as a result.Read full article: [Warning to UK home owners about attempting DIY this bank holiday weekend]
 
Londoners will pay an extra £42,000 to live near a tube or rail station
2014-08-22 08:15:46 [Europe]
London home buyers are willing to pay a substantial premium to live near a tube or train station with homes within 500 meters commanding some £42,000 more compared to one 1,500 meters away.Read full article: [Londoners will pay an extra £42,000 to live near a tube or rail station]
 
New home building up 18% in England in second quarter of 2014
2014-08-21 12:46:47 [Europe]
More homes are being built in England with housing starts up 18% in the second quarter of 2014 compared to a year ago, the latest construction data shows.Read full article: [New home building up 18% in England in second quarter of 2014]
 
New mortgage rules help to boost bridging loans in UK
2014-08-21 09:09:12 [Europe]
New mortgage rules introduced in the UK in April have contributed to an acceleration in bridging lending in the 12 months to the end of June, it is suggested.Read full article: [New mortgage rules help to boost bridging loans in UK]
 
Half of UK home owners not concerned about interest rate rises, poll suggests
2014-08-20 14:52:36 [Europe]
With a consensus that the first Bank of England base rate interest rise since July 2007 is drawing ever closer on the horizon, it seems that around half of UK home owners are unconcerned about it.Read full article: [Half of UK home owners not concerned about interest rate rises, poll suggests]
 
Concerns about burden of immigration checks on UK landlords
2014-08-20 14:13:41 [Europe]
New rules for UK regarding the immigration status of new tenants are set to place an unfair burden on landlords and lettings agents, it is claimed.Read full article: [Concerns about burden of immigration checks on UK landlords]
 
Forget open plan living and get yourself a party barn instead
2014-08-20 13:54:45 [Europe]
Must haves in the property world change all the time with the current list now including party barns, dressing rooms and plunge pools.
Read full article: [Forget open plan living and get yourself a party barn instead]
 
UK gross mortgage lending up 7% month on month
2014-08-20 09:15:54 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £19.1 billion in July, some 7% higher than the previous month, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK gross mortgage lending up 7% month on month]
 
Slight easing in house price growth in the UK in June, ONS data reveals
2014-08-19 12:38:13 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 10.2% in the year to June 2014, down from 10.4% in the year to May 2014, the latest official figures show.Read full article: [Slight easing in house price growth in the UK in June, ONS data reveals]
 
Only half of new UK home buyers understand new mortgage rules, research shows
2014-08-18 15:23:14 [Europe]
Only half of aspiring home owners in the UK are aware of the new Mortgage Market Review rules that were introduced in April, according to new research.Read full article: [Only half of new UK home buyers understand new mortgage rules, research shows]
 
Average rent in Great Britain reaches £1,029 a month, index data shows
2014-08-18 08:52:51 [Europe]
The average advertised rent in Great Britain increased by 6.56% in July 2014 compared to the same time last year, reaching £1,029 per month, the latest index shows.
Read full article: [Average rent in Great Britain reaches £1,029 a month, index data shows]
 
Scotland sees average rents rise much faster than rest of UK
2014-08-18 08:13:30 [Europe]
The private rental market in Scotland saw a sharp rise with average rent prices rising 10% last month compared to 4.4% in the UK as a whole.Read full article: [Scotland sees average rents rise much faster than rest of UK]
 
UK govt announces shortlist for major housing development infrastructure
2014-08-15 13:53:43 [Europe]
The first wave of projects to benefit from a UK government £1 billion scheme to provide new homes has been announced with 36 large projects set to get a share.Read full article: [UK govt announces shortlist for major housing development infrastructure]
 
House prices close to Premier League football clubs up 129% in a decade
2014-08-15 09:42:38 [Europe]
With the football season starting in the UK an annual analysis of the price of homes close to Premier League football grounds shows that they have increased by 129% over the last 10 years.Read full article: [House prices close to Premier League football clubs up 129% in a decade]
 
Rents in England and Wales up 2% year on year, latest index shows
2014-08-15 08:54:04 [Europe]
Annual rent rises in England and Wales have increased to 2%, the first real time growth since September last year, to average £753 per month, the latest index shows.
Read full article: [Rents in England and Wales up 2% year on year, latest index shows]
 
Investing in property loan bridging sector providing good annual returns, it is claimed
2014-08-15 08:28:40 [Europe]
Property bridging loans have provided investors with the greatest annual returns and the lowest volatility across a range of alternative asset classes, according to the latest research.Read full article: [Investing in property loan bridging sector providing good annual returns, it is claimed]
 
New research shows surge in student housing investment in the UK
2014-08-14 14:37:59 [Europe]
There has been a huge surge in student housing investment activity in the UK over the last two years, according to a new analysis paper from Savills.Read full article: [New research shows surge in student housing investment in the UK]
 
UK asking price growth slowing, latest data shows
2014-08-14 13:01:28 [Europe]
Much has been written about the property market in prime central London cooling but there are now signs that this is spreading to other parts of the country as asking prices begin falling.Read full article: [UK asking price growth slowing, latest data shows]
 
Home owners in arrears and repossession continue to fall in the UK
2014-08-14 10:26:50 [Europe]
Mortgage arrears and possessions in the UK continued to fall in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
Read full article: [Home owners in arrears and repossession continue to fall in the UK]
 
UK housing market pauses as buyer demand slows
2014-08-14 08:28:12 [Europe]
Demand for new homes in the UK fell slightly in July, the first monthly decline since January 2013, according to the latest residential market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [UK housing market pauses as buyer demand slows]
 
Prime central London flat sales down 11% year on year
2014-08-13 16:51:06 [Europe]
Flat sales in the prime central London property market are down 11% year on year but house transactions are up 20%, the latest market report shows.Read full article: [Prime central London flat sales down 11% year on year]
 
UK home owners like the idea of solar panels, but many put off by the cost
2014-08-13 15:58:33 [Europe]
More than one in five property owners in the UK are interested in getting solar panels installed on their homes and many think it will make their home more saleable.Read full article: [UK home owners like the idea of solar panels, but many put off by the cost]
 
First time buyers boosting property growth in UK, according to surveyors
2014-08-13 11:11:40 [Europe]
First time buyers have boosted annual growth in the UK’s housing market activity despite a seasonally quiet month of July, according to the latest research from chartered surveyors. Read full article: [First time buyers boosting property growth in UK, according to surveyors]
 
New study says UK landlords are leaving themselves exposed to tenant wrong doing
2014-08-12 09:54:10 [Europe]
UK landlords are leaving themselves exposed to the country’s worst tenants by failing to carry out basic checks, according to new research.Read full article: [New study says UK landlords are leaving themselves exposed to tenant wrong doing]
 
Basic property checks costing new home owners in repair bills
2014-08-12 08:25:13 [Europe]
UK home buyers missing basic checks when purchasing a property and as a result facing repair bills 45% higher than expected, a new study suggests.Read full article: [Basic property checks costing new home owners in repair bills]
 
UK home lending up as experts declare mortgage market is now healthy
2014-08-11 15:19:00 [Europe]
The mortgage industry in the UK in June was driven primarily by lending for homes rather than remortgages with volumes up by 6%, according to the latest report from the Council of Mortgage lenders.Read full article: [UK home lending up as experts declare mortgage market is now healthy]
 
Majority of UK landlords are part time or amateur, says NLA
2014-08-11 13:06:03 [Europe]
The National Landlords Association (NLA) is reminding UK landlords of the importance of understanding their obligations as its latest research shows that more than a quarter have been letting for less than five years.Read full article: [Majority of UK landlords are part time or amateur, says NLA]
 
Home improvements proving popular but 10% end up botched, survey suggests
2014-08-11 08:54:33 [Europe]
One in 10 home owners in the UK have had a DIY or large scale home improvement project go wrong, with an average repair cost of £3,200, new research shows.Read full article: [Home improvements proving popular but 10% end up botched, survey suggests]
 
Most lenders in UK expect interest rate rise in early 2015
2014-08-08 15:21:44 [Europe]
The majority of lenders in the UK expect interest rates to rise early in 2015 and predict that existing home owners will be more affected than first time buyers.Read full article: [Most lenders in UK expect interest rate rise in early 2015]
 
UK farm land prices up 3% in first half of year
2014-08-08 12:27:39 [Europe]
Farm land prices in the UK increased by 3% in the first half of 2014 to £9,594 an acre, according to the latest survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Read full article: [UK farm land prices up 3% in first half of year]
 
Scotland sees median house prices up 8% year on year
2014-08-07 16:56:04 [Europe]
Median house prices have increased by 4.2% to £187,500 across England and Wales year on year but in Scotland they are up 8% to £135,000 in the same period, the latest published data shows.
Read full article: [Scotland sees median house prices up 8% year on year]
 
Study reveals home owners will be hit when UK interest rates rise
2014-08-07 08:29:54 [Europe]
Nearly one in 10 home owners in the UK say they will sell up if interest rates rise and a third say they will potentially struggle, new research has found.
Read full article: [Study reveals home owners will be hit when UK interest rates rise]
 
UK property prices still growing, according to latest Halifax index
2014-08-06 10:51:46 [Europe]
Recently data has been suggesting that in the UK property market price growth has been slowing but the latest index shows a month on month rise of 1.4%.
Read full article: [UK property prices still growing, according to latest Halifax index]
 
Young buyers in UK spend less on their wedding as they want to buy a home
2014-08-06 07:59:40 [Europe]
Over a quarter of young British people would prefer to buy a house if they were given £20,000, rather than put the cash towards their wedding, a new survey shows.
Read full article: [Young buyers in UK spend less on their wedding as they want to buy a home]
 
UK sees private rental sector growth
2014-08-05 16:36:22 [Europe]
Monthly rents in the UK, excluding London, have increased by 4% annually to £689 with six tenants are chasing every available property across the country, the highest since 2011, the latest rental index showsRead full article: [UK sees private rental sector growth]
 
UK homes selling at their fastest since 2007, new research shows
2014-08-05 09:34:36 [Europe]
The average time it takes to sell a property in Britain has reduced to 88 days, some 16 days or 15.38% faster compared to the same time last year, new data shows.Read full article: [UK homes selling at their fastest since 2007, new research shows]
 
UK property market is buoyant but London market is slowing
2014-08-04 13:36:51 [Europe]
The UK, excluding London, has seen new buyer registrations rise 21% annually, while new property instructions are up by just 2%, according to new research.Read full article: [UK property market is buoyant but London market is slowing]
 
Top end property in London now more of a buyer’s market
2014-08-04 07:58:14 [Europe]
The demand for London property has meant that it has been deemed a sellers’ market in recent years, however, this is changing for property priced £2 million and above, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [Top end property in London now more of a buyer’s market]
 



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