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UK buyers and sellers concerned about property prices, research suggests
2014-12-26 10:09:50 [Europe]
Both buyers and sellers in the UK are concerned about the price of property with 86% of buyers feeling it deters them and 91% worried about selling up.
Read full article: [UK buyers and sellers concerned about property prices, research suggests]
 
London commercial property market expected to see strongest rental growth in 2015
2014-12-26 09:57:53 [Europe]
London’s commercial property market experienced the strongest rental growth in 2014 and is expected it to stay in the lead over the next 12 months, according to a new outlook report.Read full article: [London commercial property market expected to see strongest rental growth in 2015]
 
Home owners and tenants urged to protect their property from winter weather
2014-12-24 13:34:13 [Europe]
The Association of British Insurers is reminding home owners to act now to avoid the misery of frozen and burst pipes this winter.Read full article: [Home owners and tenants urged to protect their property from winter weather]
 
UK stamp duty changes set to boost house building
2014-12-24 13:22:51 [Europe]
A leading UK builder has announced that the recent reforms to the Stamp Duty property tax has given it the confidence to bring forward the next phase of a major development.Read full article: [UK stamp duty changes set to boost house building]
 
Demand for UK property down 8% since February, new data shows
2014-12-23 13:24:30 [Europe]
Demand for homes in the UK has dropped by 8% since February with London seeing an even bigger fall of 28%, according to the latest property hotspots index review.Read full article: [Demand for UK property down 8% since February, new data shows]
 
Many UK landlords unfamiliar with new immigration checks
2014-12-23 11:34:07 [Europe]
UK landlords do not fully understand the new immigration checks they are being required to undertake and those already doing so are not happy about it, new research shows.Read full article: [Many UK landlords unfamiliar with new immigration checks]
 
Rent increases likely to be muted in the UK in 2015, it is predicted
2014-12-23 09:06:20 [Europe]
Market conditions, combined with the likelihood of interest rate rises and uncertainty over the general election is likely to result in static or low rental increases in the UK in 2015, it is claimed.Read full article: [Rent increases likely to be muted in the UK in 2015, it is predicted]
 
Positive outlook for UK regional commercial markets
2014-12-22 12:36:15 [Europe]
UK regional office markets have seen subdued rental growth over the last few years but the outlook is now more positive as a broadening economic recovery is feeding through to improved occupier demand.Read full article: [Positive outlook for UK regional commercial markets]
 
Almost a third of UK landlords have seen rent arrears in 2014, new research shows
2014-12-22 11:34:30 [Europe]
Almost a third of landlords in the UK, approximately 500,000, say they have experienced rent arrears in the last 12 months, according to new research.Read full article: [Almost a third of UK landlords have seen rent arrears in 2014, new research shows]
 
Third of UK properties have seen prices drop since going on sale
2014-12-22 10:45:40 [Europe]
A third of properties on the market in the UK currently for sale have been discounted, up from 27% in February and the highest since August 2012 the latest data shows.Read full article: [Third of UK properties have seen prices drop since going on sale]
 
Buyers pay premium of 21% to live within a UK National Park
2014-12-22 09:38:12 [Europe]
The price premium for properties within a National Park in the UK has increased from 18% to 21%, new research shows.Read full article: [Buyers pay premium of 21% to live within a UK National Park]
 
Property price growth in London now behind five other UK cities
2014-12-19 12:33:18 [Europe]
Property growth in London now lags behind five other UK cities as the capital’s house price growth has dropped by two thirds in just three months.Read full article: [Property price growth in London now behind five other UK cities]
 
Peer to peer lending set to change the UK mortgage industry, it is claimed
2014-12-19 09:11:59 [Europe]
Peer to peer finance is set to revolutionise the UK mortgage industry, starting with secured lending to landlords, according to a new independent review of the buy to let mortgage industry.Read full article: [Peer to peer lending set to change the UK mortgage industry, it is claimed]
 
UK mortgage lending falls back to similar level a year ago, latest data shows
2014-12-18 13:15:21 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £16.9 billion in November, some 9% lower than October when it was £18.6 billion, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK mortgage lending falls back to similar level a year ago, latest data shows]
 
Rest of UK expected to catch up with London and South East price growth in 2015
2014-12-18 10:38:16 [Europe]
In 2015 UK regions outside of London and the South East of England will catch up on the property price growth that has topped the market this year, according to agents.
Read full article: [Rest of UK expected to catch up with London and South East price growth in 2015]
 
UK surveyors report a resurgence in remortgage activity
2014-12-18 09:42:47 [Europe]
November saw a resurgence in remortgaging activity even as the rest of UK housing market cooled, according to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation.Read full article: [UK surveyors report a resurgence in remortgage activity]
 
Only a minority of UK landlords experience disputes with damage top of the list
2014-12-18 09:05:18 [Europe]
Over the last 12 months under 10% of UK landlords have experienced a tenant dispute but when it does happen it usually concerns damage, new research has found.
Read full article: [Only a minority of UK landlords experience disputes with damage top of the list]
 
Intermediaries remain the most popular choice for buy to let investors
2014-12-17 15:48:59 [Europe]
UK landlords sourcing buy to let finance from intermediaries has increased as they regard it as the best way to secure a good deal, new research suggests.Read full article: [Intermediaries remain the most popular choice for buy to let investors]
 
UK asking prices down 3.3% in December, latest Rightmove index shows
2014-12-17 14:52:17 [Europe]
This year is ending with the largest ever monthly fall in the price of property for sale in the UK with the average asking price down by 3.3%, the latest index figures show.Read full article: [UK asking prices down 3.3% in December, latest Rightmove index shows]
 
New starter home initiative announced by UK government
2014-12-17 07:20:05 [Europe]
A new scheme offering 100,000 first time buyers in the UK new homes with a 20% discount has been announced by the Prime Minister as part of a major push to help people onto the housing ladder.Read full article: [New starter home initiative announced by UK government]
 
UK buy to let sector confident going into 2015, new research suggests
2014-12-16 14:01:19 [Europe]
Confidence in the buy to let market will encourage significant investment in the sector by UK property investors in 2015, according to new research.Read full article: [UK buy to let sector confident going into 2015, new research suggests]
 
UK house prices up 10.4% annually, but inflated considerably by growth in London
2014-12-16 11:41:31 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 10.4% in the year to October 2014, down from 12.1% in the year to September 2014, the latest index from the Office of National Statistics shows.Read full article: [UK house prices up 10.4% annually, but inflated considerably by growth in London]
 
Consumer confidence in UK property price growth falling
2014-12-16 10:04:25 [Europe]
Consumer confidence in the outlook for UK house prices has continued to fall from its peak in July 2014, according to the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker. Read full article: [Consumer confidence in UK property price growth falling]
 
Fierce competition of rental properties continues despite supply increase
2014-12-16 08:57:58 [Europe]
The level of supply in the private rental sector in the UK is showing signs of improvement but there is still fierce competition for rental property as the level of demand remains high.Read full article: [Fierce competition of rental properties continues despite supply increase]
 
UK asking prices down apart from in Scotland, latest index shows
2014-12-15 17:52:35 [Europe]
Asking prices have fallen across the UK apart from Scotland, month on month, according to the latest data from the Home.co.uk index, but are expected to growth by 7% in 2015.Read full article: [UK asking prices down apart from in Scotland, latest index shows]
 
Lenders offering more deals to UK residential property developers, new survey finds
2014-12-15 14:58:20 [Europe]
Lenders to residential developers in the UK are taking on more risk as property markets stabilise after the financial crash, a survey of more than 50 major institutions has found.Read full article: [Lenders offering more deals to UK residential property developers, new survey finds]
 
Most UK regions see strong annual rental market growth
2014-12-15 08:39:23 [Europe]
Nine out of 12 UK regions saw rental price rise in November compared to the same month last year, according to the latest rental index.Read full article: [Most UK regions see strong annual rental market growth]
 
LTV lending falls as demand ebbs from bottom end of UK house market
2014-12-15 08:11:59 [Europe]
Lending to higher Loan To Value borrowers in the UK has fallen 12% year on year with November seeing the smallest number since October 2013.Read full article: [LTV lending falls as demand ebbs from bottom end of UK house market]
 
Latest CML figures show lending to first time buyers still rising
2014-12-12 10:00:41 [Europe]
Lending to UK first time buyers increased by 12% in October compared to the previous month and is now 14% up on the same month in 2013, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Latest CML figures show lending to first time buyers still rising]
 
UK housing minister announces £3.5 billion for new rental homes across the country
2014-12-12 08:59:48 [Europe]
The UK’s housing minister has signed a new agreement to unlock £3.5 billion in funding to build new homes specifically for renting across the country.Read full article: [UK housing minister announces £3.5 billion for new rental homes across the country]
 
UK house price growth falls in UK for sixth month in a row
2014-12-11 09:53:55 [Europe]
UK house price growth in November dipped for the sixth consecutive month but changes to the Stamp Duty property tax is expected to boost sales, according to the latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Read full article: [UK house price growth falls in UK for sixth month in a row]
 
Bank of England figures show home buying lending has gained ground this year
2014-12-11 08:51:57 [Europe]
Overall lending for buying homes in the UK gained much ground in the third quarter of 2014 compared to last year as the residential property market continued its recovery.Read full article: [Bank of England figures show home buying lending has gained ground this year]
 
UK house prices predicted to rise by 6% in first quarter of 2015
2014-12-10 16:00:46 [Europe]
UK house prices are predicted to rise by up to 6% in the first quarter of 2015 but then start slowing as the May general election approaches, according to one forecast.Read full article: [UK house prices predicted to rise by 6% in first quarter of 2015]
 
House developers looking outside London for land
2014-12-10 07:18:41 [Europe]
Over the last six months, there has been a shift in direction of the residential development land market in the UK and urban locations with London links are increasingly being sought by developers, new research suggests.Read full article: [House developers looking outside London for land]
 
UK viewers take just 38 minutes on average to decide to buy a property
2014-12-09 10:50:43 [Europe]
On average it takes just 38 minutes to make a decision to buy a home and prospective buyers no longer spend as much time viewing, new research has found.Read full article: [UK viewers take just 38 minutes on average to decide to buy a property]
 
£30 million more of Green Deal money announced for UK home improvements
2014-12-09 09:51:26 [Europe]
More people in the UK will get help to improve the energy efficiency of their homes through a new release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund open to new applications.Read full article: [£30 million more of Green Deal money announced for UK home improvements]
 
Average home prices in areas of high employment rise faster, research has found
2014-12-09 09:10:34 [Europe]
Average house prices in the 20 top performing employment areas in the UK have risen by 45% over the past decade, more than double national average of 21%, new research has found.Read full article: [Average home prices in areas of high employment rise faster, research has found]
 
Large group of UK first home owners can’t afford to move up the housing ladder
2014-12-08 14:57:07 [Europe]
Over four million young home owners in the UK are frustrated middle movers who cannot afford to move up the property ladder, new research reveals.Read full article: [Large group of UK first home owners can’t afford to move up the housing ladder]
 
Survey confirms certain groups facing difficulties due to UK mortgage reforms
2014-12-08 10:09:04 [Europe]
Mortgage Market Reforms (MMR) in the UK are making it more difficult for certain customers to get a mortgage including over 40s and the self-employed, new research has confirmed.Read full article: [Survey confirms certain groups facing difficulties due to UK mortgage reforms]
 
Latest index confirms that UK house price growth continues to moderate
2014-12-05 17:46:41 [Europe]
UK house prices in the three months to the end of November were 0.7% higher than in the previous three months, according to the latest quarterly figures from the Halifax.Read full article: [Latest index confirms that UK house price growth continues to moderate]
 
Over half of UK landlords plan to expand their portfolios in 2015
2014-12-05 17:28:03 [Europe]
Over half of landlords in the UK are looking to buy more property in 2015 and are feeling bullish about the new year, according to a new study.
Read full article: [Over half of UK landlords plan to expand their portfolios in 2015]
 
Research reveals high number of UK tenants don’t have contents insurance
2014-12-05 07:37:43 [Europe]
With both the cost of renting and the number of renters increasing in the UK new research has found that a third of tenants don’t have any form of home insurance to protect their contents.Read full article: [Research reveals high number of UK tenants don’t have contents insurance]
 
New UK property tax measures set to boost buy to let
2014-12-04 11:28:16 [Europe]
The UK’s new property tax rules are set to provide a boost to both the sales market and buy to let market, it is claimed.Read full article: [New UK property tax measures set to boost buy to let]
 
Private rental sector identified as a growth area in UK property markets
2014-12-04 10:06:39 [Europe]
The changing lifestyles of people aged under 35 and a shift in sentiment towards property ownership are set to contribute to a surge in the UK’s private rental sector, it is claimed.Read full article: [Private rental sector identified as a growth area in UK property markets]
 
Home sellers likely to benefit from new UK property tax rules as well as buyers
2014-12-04 09:37:33 [Europe]
House sellers in the UK could be set to save £213 million a year to the tune of almost £7,500 each, according to research by property website Zoopla.Read full article: [Home sellers likely to benefit from new UK property tax rules as well as buyers]
 
CML says just 1.5% of mortgaged sales will pay more under new property tax rules
2014-12-04 09:14:16 [Europe]
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has welcomed the stamp duty changes which have now come into place in the UK and revealed only a small number of mortgagees will be affected.Read full article: [CML says just 1.5% of mortgaged sales will pay more under new property tax rules]
 
UK residential property tax changes widely welcomed
2014-12-03 17:28:27 [Europe]
Sweeping reforms to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the UK have been announced which take effect immediately and will mean many people, especially first time buyers, will pay less property tax.Read full article: [UK residential property tax changes widely welcomed]
 
A new garden city forms part of major new housing plan from UK govt
2014-12-03 07:47:13 [Europe]
Thousands of new homes are to be provided as part of a new range of UK government measures that include the creation of a new garden city.Read full article: [A new garden city forms part of major new housing plan from UK govt]
 
First time buyers and renters in UK underestimate their outgoings, research finds
2014-12-03 07:23:50 [Europe]
The majority of first time buyers and renters in the UK underestimate their monthly outgoing by almost £200 a month, suggesting they could have problems if their income reduced.Read full article: [First time buyers and renters in UK underestimate their outgoings, research finds]
 
More transparency and communication needed in property leasehold sector
2014-12-02 13:46:32 [Europe]
Property managers should not be subject to more formal regulations by the government but there needs to be more transparency and communication in the leasehold market, it is claimed.Read full article: [More transparency and communication needed in property leasehold sector]
 



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