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UK govt launches consultation on Bank of England powers in the housing market
2014-10-31 12:37:59 [Europe]
The UK government is inviting responses to a consultation on which powers the independent Bank of England should have over the country’s housing market.Read full article: [UK govt launches consultation on Bank of England powers in the housing market]
 
Average asking prices in UK stabilise in third quarter of 2014
2014-10-31 11:34:55 [Europe]
Average asking prices in the UK residential market stabilised in the third quarter of 2014 after nine months of consistent growth, according to the latest figures.Read full article: [Average asking prices in UK stabilise in third quarter of 2014]
 
Million pound plus home sales reach record high in the UK
2014-10-31 10:32:26 [Europe]
The number of property sales worth at least a million pounds in the UK is at a record high, according to latest research from Lloyds Bank.Read full article: [Million pound plus home sales reach record high in the UK]
 
Poll reveals large number of UK home owners think their home is haunted
2014-10-31 08:30:01 [Europe]
A large number of home owners in the UK think there are some ghostly goings-on happening behind their front doors, with 15% saying that they think their property is haunted.Read full article: [Poll reveals large number of UK home owners think their home is haunted]
 
Latest index provides further evidence of UK house price growth slowing
2014-10-30 11:33:09 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 0.5% in October but annual residential property price growth slowed to 9%, according to the latest index from the Nationwide building society.Read full article: [Latest index provides further evidence of UK house price growth slowing]
 
UK estate agents see surge in home hunters as supply remains low
2014-10-30 11:16:47 [Europe]
The number of house hunters recorded by estate agents in the UK is at the highest level in nearly 10 years as supply is at a 12 year low.Read full article: [UK estate agents see surge in home hunters as supply remains low]
 
Falling buy to let mortgage costs benefiting UK landlords
2014-10-30 10:05:57 [Europe]
UK landlords are benefitting from tumbling mortgage charges and longer fixed rate deals with fees falling for all except the highest LTV loans, new research shows.Read full article: [Falling buy to let mortgage costs benefiting UK landlords]
 
Positive outlook for buy to let lending in the UK
2014-10-29 09:59:25 [Europe]
Intermediaries’ are positive about their future levels of mortgage business over the next year, according to the latest quarterly intermediary survey.Read full article: [Positive outlook for buy to let lending in the UK]
 
Prime arable farm land prices in parts of UK up almost 18% year on year
2014-10-28 11:47:32 [Europe]
Prime arable farm land prices in Britain have increased by 17.9% year on year but this substantial growth land masks some early signs of potential change to the market.Read full article: [Prime arable farm land prices in parts of UK up almost 18% year on year]
 
UK landlords and rental agents unrealistic about wear and tear, it is suggested
2014-10-27 13:21:58 [Europe]
Landlords and agents in the UK are still pushing for rental homes to be in a better condition when a tenant leaves and often have unrealistic expectations, new research has found.Read full article: [UK landlords and rental agents unrealistic about wear and tear, it is suggested]
 
Private rental prices in Britain up by 1% year on year, latest index shows
2014-10-27 09:58:30 [Europe]
Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 1% in the 12 months to September 2014, the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show.Read full article: [Private rental prices in Britain up by 1% year on year, latest index shows]
 
UK home owners set to spend £6 billion on property upgrades in next three years
2014-10-24 12:03:20 [Europe]
Nearly a third of UK home owners are looking to carry out work on their home in the next three years, with up to £6 billion in projected works planned annually over the next three years.Read full article: [UK home owners set to spend £6 billion on property upgrades in next three years]
 
UK mortgage holders expect to be in a better financial position in three years
2014-10-24 08:54:16 [Europe]
Some 60% of mortgage holders in the UK anticipate that they will be in the same financial position or better in three years' time even though the majority expect interest rates to rise.Read full article: [UK mortgage holders expect to be in a better financial position in three years]
 
Sharp increase in house building boosts UK construction market
2014-10-23 09:58:05 [Europe]
A sharp rise in private housing and private commercial construction activity has pushed up workloads at the fastest rate since 1994, according to the latest RICS survey.Read full article: [Sharp increase in house building boosts UK construction market]
 
Advertised rents growth varies considerably in the UK
2014-10-23 09:35:00 [Europe]
The South East of England, East Anglia and Scotland have seen advertised residential rents reach record highs in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest published index.Read full article: [Advertised rents growth varies considerably in the UK]
 
Prime central London property market sees second quarter of sales decline
2014-10-22 16:20:47 [Europe]
The prime central London property market is seeing further adjustments with the latest figures showing that the overall value of properties transacted is down 21.1%.
Read full article: [Prime central London property market sees second quarter of sales decline]
 
UK property becoming increasingly important part of retirement planning
2014-10-22 16:03:04 [Europe]
Property is becoming an increasingly important part of retirement planning in the UK with new figures showing a surge in the number of retirees using the wealth stored in their home to fund their retirement.Read full article: [UK property becoming increasingly important part of retirement planning]
 
New online services launches to help UK landlords with immigration checks
2014-10-22 06:55:54 [Europe]
A new service for UK landlords has been launched to help them cope with the new legislation that means they must check the immigration status of potential tenants before agreeing a rental.
Read full article: [New online services launches to help UK landlords with immigration checks]
 
HMRC figures shows UK property sales cooling
2014-10-21 14:04:11 [Europe]
Sales of properties in the UK fell by 4.8% between August and September but are still 5% higher compared to the same period in 2013, the latest data shows.Read full article: [HMRC figures shows UK property sales cooling]
 
Affordability is the most important factor for UK tenants, research finds
2014-10-21 12:00:17 [Europe]
When looking for rented accommodation in the UK the overriding priority for tenants in every age group and in every region is affordability, new research shows.Read full article: [Affordability is the most important factor for UK tenants, research finds]
 
UK property prices expected to rise 9% this year and 5% in 2015
2014-10-21 09:31:37 [Europe]
Property prices across the UK are set to finish 2014 up by 9% and rise another 5% in 2015, according to the latest outlook report.Read full article: [UK property prices expected to rise 9% this year and 5% in 2015]
 
Non home owners in the UK despair at lack of affordable housing to buy
2014-10-20 15:31:24 [Europe]
British house hunters feel increasingly disenfranchised by the lack of affordable housing, new research has found.Read full article: [Non home owners in the UK despair at lack of affordable housing to buy]
 
UK mortgage activity has reached a plateau, latest data suggests
2014-10-20 11:47:22 [Europe]
Lending for homes in the UK has reached a plateau with concerns about interest rate rises affecting activity, according to the latest figures.Read full article: [UK mortgage activity has reached a plateau, latest data suggests]
 
Average rental prices down across much of the UK in September
2014-10-20 10:19:48 [Europe]
Rental price growth across the UK continued to ease in September, with twice as many regions in the UK seeing rental price falls than those recording an increase in rental prices, the latest figures show.Read full article: [Average rental prices down across much of the UK in September]
 
Research reveals almost half of UK non-home owners think they will never buy
2014-10-20 09:04:23 [Europe]
Almost half of non-home owners in the UK don’t ever expect to own their own place and 1.1 million, or 7%, would consider moving abroad to fulfil their dream of owning a property, new research has found.Read full article: [Research reveals almost half of UK non-home owners think they will never buy]
 
UK mortgage lenders braced for further interventions despite market growth cooling
2014-10-17 14:21:45 [Europe]
Mortgage lenders and brokers expect further interventions by the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) despite market growth cooling, according to new research.Read full article: [UK mortgage lenders braced for further interventions despite market growth cooling]
 
Second steppers finding it hard financially to move up housing ladder
2014-10-17 08:31:42 [Europe]
Second Steppers in the UK need to find an extra £58,400 to fund the move to their second home, over double the average first time buyer deposit, according to new research.Read full article: [Second steppers finding it hard financially to move up housing ladder]
 
Half of over 40s think they will still have a mortgage or rent during retirement
2014-10-17 08:06:10 [Europe]
Half of people aged over 40 believe they will still be repaying their mortgage or paying rent when they retire, new research has found.Read full article: [Half of over 40s think they will still have a mortgage or rent during retirement]
 
Review of UK housing and planning policies widely welcomed
2014-10-16 14:50:12 [Europe]
Changes need to be made to housing and planning policies in the UK to ensure enough new homes are being built, according to a property market review.Read full article: [Review of UK housing and planning policies widely welcomed]
 
Majority of UK buyers and sellers have had problems with estate agents, new research shows
2014-10-16 11:26:31 [Europe]
Nearly two thirds of buyers and sellers have experienced problems with their estate agent in the last five years, according to new research.Read full article: [Majority of UK buyers and sellers have had problems with estate agents, new research shows]
 
Average house prices in the UK fell by 1.1% last month, the latest data shows
2014-10-16 09:31:13 [Europe]
Average house prices in the UK fell 1.1% in September but are still up 6.9% on an annual basis, according to the latest index figures to be published.
Read full article: [Average house prices in the UK fell by 1.1% last month, the latest data shows]
 
All regions of the UK see a year on year rise in residential rents
2014-10-15 15:28:20 [Europe]
Rents in the UK have continued to increase steadily throughout the year with the average rent in the third quarter of 2014 reaching £903 per calendar month, according to the latest index.
Read full article: [All regions of the UK see a year on year rise in residential rents]
 
Confidence in UK housing market falls to lowest level for a year
2014-10-15 10:29:00 [Europe]
After staying high and steady for the last year consumer confidence in the UK housing market has fallen to its lowest level in 12 months.Read full article: [Confidence in UK housing market falls to lowest level for a year]
 
House prices have increased strongly annually across the UK, says latest ONS index
2014-10-14 09:42:27 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 11.7% in the year to August 2014, unchanged from the year to July 2014, according to the latest index from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).Read full article: [House prices have increased strongly annually across the UK, says latest ONS index]
 
UK asking price growth cooling but there is still momentum in some locations
2014-10-14 08:41:15 [Europe]
Recent data is showing house price growth in the UK has been cooling but the latest index report suggests there is considerable momentum, especially in the South where demand remains high.Read full article: [UK asking price growth cooling but there is still momentum in some locations]
 
NLA reminds UK landlords about upcoming immigration checks
2014-10-13 13:35:22 [Europe]
The National Landlords Association is reminding UK landlords about the importance of conducting tenant checks shortly before new legislation will require them to check the immigration status of every new tenant.
Read full article: [NLA reminds UK landlords about upcoming immigration checks]
 
New research reveals what new home owners spend their money on
2014-10-13 09:26:57 [Europe]
Over two thirds of first time buyers and home movers are spending up to £2,500 on their first project in their new home, according to new research.Read full article: [New research reveals what new home owners spend their money on]
 
Quarterly prime country house price growth slows
2014-10-13 08:34:42 [Europe]
Concerns over the introduction of a mansion tax, an impending interest rate rise and tighter mortgage lending in the UK has meant that quarterly price growth in the country house market slowed to its lowest level in almost two years.Read full article: [Quarterly prime country house price growth slows]
 
House valuations increase in the UK despite house price growth falling
2014-10-10 06:36:09 [Europe]
House price growth in the UK may be falling but last month saw a rebound in valuations activity on a monthly basis, according to the latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation.Read full article: [House valuations increase in the UK despite house price growth falling]
 
Lending for homes falls in the UK, latest CML data shows
2014-10-09 10:18:28 [Europe]
Home buying lending in the UK has started to decline amid concerns that mortgage regulation is having an impact on the market.Read full article: [Lending for homes falls in the UK, latest CML data shows]
 
RICS latest monthly survey confirms house price growth is slowing in the UK
2014-10-09 08:00:11 [Europe]
House price growth in the UK has slowed back to levels last seen over a year ago as demand slips for the third month in a row, according to the latest monthly report from surveyors.Read full article: [RICS latest monthly survey confirms house price growth is slowing in the UK]
 
Technology could help combat mortgage fraud, it is claimed
2014-10-09 07:26:55 [Europe]
Half of UK mortgage brokers believe greater use of technology by lenders when carrying out due diligence on borrowers would reduce mortgage fraud, according to new research.
Read full article: [Technology could help combat mortgage fraud, it is claimed]
 
UK house prices down 0.6% in September, latest index shows
2014-10-08 10:22:45 [Europe]
In another sign that UK property price growth is slowing the latest index figures show that they increased by just 0.6% in September to an average of £187,188.Read full article: [UK house prices down 0.6% in September, latest index shows]
 
UK home owner confidence dips as mortgage concerns rise
2014-10-08 09:30:19 [Europe]
Home owners in the UK are less confident about further house price growth in the next six months and many are concerned about getting a mortgage, new research shows.
Read full article: [UK home owner confidence dips as mortgage concerns rise]
 
London prime rental market see strong demand, new research reveals
2014-10-07 14:52:37 [Europe]
London’s prime rental markets of London saw annual growth of 1.4% on the back of strong demand for one and two bedroom flats over the past three months in particular, new research shows.Read full article: [London prime rental market see strong demand, new research reveals]
 
UK commercial property set to see strongest returns for 25 years
2014-10-07 10:02:44 [Europe]
The UK commercial property market may achieve returns of over 20% for 2014, making it the strongest return the country has seen in the last quarter century, according to new research.
Read full article: [UK commercial property set to see strongest returns for 25 years]
 
Micro mansions set to become popular in UK, it is suggested
2014-10-07 08:20:59 [Europe]
Rising house prices, particularly in London, have left many people with little option but to opt for the most affordable, and sometimes smallest, home they can find, it is claimed.Read full article: [Micro mansions set to become popular in UK, it is suggested]
 
New research reveals how expensive homes are in UK National Parks
2014-10-06 12:06:42 [Europe]
Home buyers would pay over £125,000 extra to live in some of the UK's most beautiful landscapes, according to new research.Read full article: [New research reveals how expensive homes are in UK National Parks]
 
UK house prices set to fall in 2015 after rising too much this year
2014-10-06 08:31:33 [Europe]
UK house prices are set to fall next year as price growth as got ahead of itself in 2014, but they will start rising again in 2016, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [UK house prices set to fall in 2015 after rising too much this year]
 
Mayor concerned about number of tall buildings on London site
2014-10-06 07:33:50 [Europe]
The Mayor of London has intervened in the proposed redevelopment of a site on the Isle of Dogs following concern that too many tall buildings are being proposed without an overall vision for the area.
Read full article: [Mayor concerned about number of tall buildings on London site]
 



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