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UK mortgage seekers set to change spending to deal with tougher lending rules
2015-04-24 09:47:11 [Europe]
A fifth of mortgage borrowers in the UK will use cash more frequently to avoid lenders seeing exactly what items they are spending on due to tougher lending regulations brought in a year ago.Read full article: [UK mortgage seekers set to change spending to deal with tougher lending rules]
 
UK regional cities house price growth outperforms central London, says latest index
2015-04-24 05:51:56 [Europe]
House prices in larger regional cities in the UK have outperformed central London for the first time since 2005, the latest property index shows.Read full article: [UK regional cities house price growth outperforms central London, says latest index]
 
Consumer confidence in UK housing market outlook rebounds
2015-04-24 05:43:17 [Europe]
While house price growth continued to slow in March in the UK, consumer confidence in the outlook for the housing market has rebounded to its highest level since July last year, new research shows.Read full article: [Consumer confidence in UK housing market outlook rebounds]
 
UK landlords without cast iron inventory losing out in tenant disputes
2015-04-23 12:32:01 [Europe]
Since the start of the tenant deposit schemes in 2007 in the UK more tenants than landlords are continuing to be awarded 100% of the disputed amount at adjudications, new research shows.Read full article: [UK landlords without cast iron inventory losing out in tenant disputes]
 
UK gross mortgage lending showing signs of picking up
2015-04-23 11:56:32 [Europe]
Mortgage lending in the UK is still down on a quarterly basis on what it was a year ago but there are signs of a pickup, according to the latest figures to be published.Read full article: [UK gross mortgage lending showing signs of picking up]
 
Rents in England and Wales close to record high, latest index shows
2015-04-23 09:12:11 [Europe]
Rents in England and Wales are now £768 per month with average annual rent rises growing at their fastest pace in two years, up 3.7% over the last 12 months.Read full article: [Rents in England and Wales close to record high, latest index shows]
 
UK housing trends survey finds more people living alone and renting
2015-04-23 08:29:38 [Europe]
The housing market in the UK is experiencing a number of key trend changes which mean the more people are living along and more are renting a home for the long term, new research has found.Read full article: [UK housing trends survey finds more people living alone and renting]
 
UK mortgage brokers report impact of rules change a year ago
2015-04-22 13:22:37 [Europe]
A quarter of mortgage brokers in the UK say they have experienced a decrease in volumes since new mortgage rules came into being almost a year ago, a new survey shows.Read full article: [UK mortgage brokers report impact of rules change a year ago]
 
Landlords face bringing draughty UK homes up to scratch
2015-04-22 12:38:43 [Europe]
New legislation will see landlords banned from renting out properties in England and Wales that are draughty as part of a drive to cut energy bills and carbon emissions. Read full article: [Landlords face bringing draughty UK homes up to scratch]
 
UK mortgage brokers report impact of rules change a year ago
2015-04-21 12:08:28 [Europe]
A quarter of mortgage brokers in the UK say they have experienced a decrease in volumes since new mortgage rules came into being almost a year ago, a new survey shows.Read full article: [UK mortgage brokers report impact of rules change a year ago]
 
Newly let property rents up in the UK while others remain stable
2015-04-21 10:51:22 [Europe]
Rents in the UK remain stable for renewed and occupied tenancies but continue to increase for newly let properties in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest rental index.Read full article: [Newly let property rents up in the UK while others remain stable]
 
Buyers and sellers in UK nationwide not put off by election jitters
2015-04-21 09:10:59 [Europe]
The UK property market has seen a surge in buyer and seller activity despite reports of election uncertainty with average prices up 0.9% month on month, latest index shows.Read full article: [Buyers and sellers in UK nationwide not put off by election jitters]
 
Average prime property prices outside London up 1% in first quarter
2015-04-21 08:00:42 [Europe]
Growth figures reveal stability in the prime regional markets in the UK with average prices up by 1% outside of London in the first quarter of 2015, according to data from Savills Research.Read full article: [Average prime property prices outside London up 1% in first quarter]
 
Housing stock in prime central London up 8.6% in six years
2015-04-20 12:35:17 [Europe]
Housing stock in the prime central London property sector has increased by 8.6% since 2009 and has outgrown inner London boroughs by 4%, new research shows.Read full article: [Housing stock in prime central London up 8.6% in six years]
 
NLA launches new landlord accreditation scheme
2015-04-20 09:35:24 [Europe]
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched a new initiative to enable tenants to check if their landlord is accredited.Read full article: [NLA launches new landlord accreditation scheme]
 
UK asking prices reach new high, latest index shows
2015-04-20 08:22:53 [Europe]
Asking prices in the UK have reached a new record of £286,133, pushed up by demand which has been exacerbated by a lack of sellers putting their homes on the market.Read full article: [UK asking prices reach new high, latest index shows]
 
General election garden city manifesto pledges welcomed
2015-04-20 07:42:48 [Europe]
The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has welcomed the manifesto pledges for a new generation of Garden Cities from the major political parties but raised questions about their commitment to delivering genuinely sustainable new homes.Read full article: [General election garden city manifesto pledges welcomed]
 
Moving home costs in UK at highest level since 2007, study shows
2015-04-17 12:34:48 [Europe]
The average cost of moving home in the UK has risen by 5% to £8,689 in 2014 from £8,258 in 2013, its highest level since 2007, new research shows.Read full article: [Moving home costs in UK at highest level since 2007, study shows]
 
UK landlords seeking more remortgages, buy to let index shows
2015-04-17 09:16:14 [Europe]
Some 66% of buy to let loans in the UK in the first quarter of 2015 were for remortgaging compared with just 34% for new purchases, new research shows.Read full article: [UK landlords seeking more remortgages, buy to let index shows]
 
House sales flatten in UK due to forthcoming general election, says RICS
2015-04-16 15:23:32 [Europe]
Buyer enquiries and house sales have flattened in the UK in the run up to the general election, according to the latest monthly market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [House sales flatten in UK due to forthcoming general election, says RICS]
 
Prime central London rental market see increased demand
2015-04-16 12:00:33 [Europe]
Interest in the prime central London rental market has intensified in recent months as buyers become cautious prior to the election, and regulations surrounding mortgage lending take hold, a new report suggests.
Read full article: [Prime central London rental market see increased demand]
 
Survey finds home owners think peer to peer lending is risky
2015-04-16 09:32:31 [Europe]
Almost half of home owners in the UK who have not invested in peer to peer finance are put off by a perceived risk, new research has found.Read full article: [Survey finds home owners think peer to peer lending is risky]
 
Property rents in UK over 10% higher than a year ago
2015-04-15 08:42:18 [Europe]
Residential rents across the UK are 10.2% higher than a year ago and have increased in 11 out of 12 regional in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.Read full article: [Property rents in UK over 10% higher than a year ago]
 
Major UK parties put housing at top of election agenda
2015-04-14 12:42:48 [Europe]
Housing has become one of the major issues in the UK’s forthcoming general election with all the major parties making pledges to attract voters.Read full article: [Major UK parties put housing at top of election agenda]
 
UK house prices up 7.2% year on year, latest ONS data shows
2015-04-14 10:59:18 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 7.2% in the year to February, down from 8.4% in the year to January 2015, according to the latest official figures from the Office of National Statistics.Read full article: [UK house prices up 7.2% year on year, latest ONS data shows]
 
Home lending falls in UK month on month and year on year, latest CML data shows
2015-04-14 10:10:08 [Europe]
Lending to home owners in the UK fell in February compared to the previous month and compared to February 2014, the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows.Read full article: [Home lending falls in UK month on month and year on year, latest CML data shows]
 
London emerging prime property proves robust ahead of election
2015-04-13 12:19:00 [Europe]
Prices in emerging prime property areas in South West London have remained robust in the first quarter of 2015 despite the uncertainties presented by the election, according to a new index.Read full article: [London emerging prime property proves robust ahead of election]
 
Economists forecast property price growth of just 1.5% in UK, fall in London
2015-04-13 09:14:44 [Europe]
UK house prices will grow only by 1.5% in 2015 but they are set to fall by 3.6% in London before growing again but slowly over the next five years, according to economists.
Read full article: [Economists forecast property price growth of just 1.5% in UK, fall in London]
 
UK buy to let landlords increasingly see their properties as their pension
2015-04-13 08:12:11 [Europe]
The new pension freedoms that came into force last week in the UK could trigger a huge interest in over 55s becoming landlords for the first time, it is claimed.Read full article: [UK buy to let landlords increasingly see their properties as their pension]
 
18 year comparison index shows UK buy to let outstripping other asset classes
2015-04-13 07:53:19 [Europe]
Buy to let in the UK over the past 18 years has provided average returns that outstrip those of other major asset classes, new research shows.Read full article: [18 year comparison index shows UK buy to let outstripping other asset classes]
 
UK Lib Dems set out plans for a Help to Rent scheme for young people
2015-04-10 20:24:54 [Europe]
The Liberal Democrats, one of the main political parties in the UK, have announced plans for a new Help to Rent scheme to support young workers move out of their family home and into a rented property.Read full article: [UK Lib Dems set out plans for a Help to Rent scheme for young people]
 
Average UK home changes hands every 23 years, new research shows
2015-04-10 06:48:31 [Europe]
The average home in the UK changes hands every 23 years and while this may seem not very often it is almost three times longer than in the 1980s, new research shows.
Read full article: [Average UK home changes hands every 23 years, new research shows]
 
UK landlords get confused over betterment principle, study finds
2015-04-10 06:29:05 [Europe]
Some 60% of landlords in the UK admit they don’t understand the betterment principle, whilst 90% say they fully understand fair wear and tear, according to a new report.Read full article: [UK landlords get confused over betterment principle, study finds]
 
UK house prices up 2.6% in first quarter of 2015, latest index shows
2015-04-09 09:10:59 [Europe]
UK house prices were 2.6% higher in the three months of 2015 than in the previous quarter but the annual rate of growth is still falling.Read full article: [UK house prices up 2.6% in first quarter of 2015, latest index shows]
 
Expansion of London cycle scheme could boost house prices, it is suggested
2015-04-09 08:29:02 [Europe]
The continued expansion of London’s cycle hire scheme will benefit home sellers living near bike docking stations and attract potential buyers to living in previously less well connected areas, it is claimed.Read full article: [Expansion of London cycle scheme could boost house prices, it is suggested]
 
Positive medium outlook for prime UK property beyond London
2015-04-08 16:47:23 [Europe]
Value offered in prime residential property markets beyond London suggests a positive medium term outlook despite some caution among buyers ahead of the UK general election next month.
Read full article: [Positive medium outlook for prime UK property beyond London]
 
Property prices near London Crossrail stations set to outperform local markets
2015-04-08 08:08:39 [Europe]
On average property prices within a 10 or 15 minute walk from the new Crossrail stations in and around London have already outperformed prices in the wider area by some 5%, new research shows.Read full article: [Property prices near London Crossrail stations set to outperform local markets]
 
Surveyors reveal the damage caused to Victorian and Edwardian houses in the UK
2015-04-08 07:31:33 [Europe]
There are over four million Victorian and Edwardian houses in the UK and many are crying out for some serious care and repair work, according to chartered surveyors.Read full article: [Surveyors reveal the damage caused to Victorian and Edwardian houses in the UK]
 
UK buy to let lenders adopt new practice statement
2015-04-07 12:56:53 [Europe]
Buy to let lenders in the UK who are members of the Council of Mortgage Lenders are adopting a new statement of practice, designed to provide clarity about how responsible lenders operate.Read full article: [UK buy to let lenders adopt new practice statement]
 
Growing disconnect between perception and reality for UK first time buyers, report suggests
2015-04-07 09:07:32 [Europe]
The number of people buying their own home in the UK for the first time increased in 2014 but there is a growing disconnect between reality and perception of the market, new research suggests.Read full article: [Growing disconnect between perception and reality for UK first time buyers, report suggests]
 
Research reveals lack of knowledge on returns and finance in buy to let
2015-04-06 14:37:14 [Europe]
Almost a quarter of buy to let investors in the UK residential property market don’t keep track of the returns on their property portfolio, it is claimed.
Read full article: [Research reveals lack of knowledge on returns and finance in buy to let]
 
Almost a quarter of UK landlords entered the business accidentally
2015-04-06 09:07:33 [Europe]
Some 24% of UK landlords, that’s around 360,000, came into the residential private rental market accidentally or unintentionally, new research has found.Read full article: [Almost a quarter of UK landlords entered the business accidentally]
 
Cleaning disputes between landlords and tenants in UK increasing
2015-04-06 08:21:09 [Europe]
Landlords and letting agents in the UK are increasingly faced with dirty properties at the check-out stage and this has led to cleaning now accounting for 53% of deposit disputes.Read full article: [Cleaning disputes between landlords and tenants in UK increasing]
 
Damp is number one turn off for UK house hunters
2015-04-03 12:26:33 [Europe]
Damp, poor maintenance and a lack of parking top the list of UK house hunters’ biggest turn-offs, according to new research which is published as the spring house season begins.Read full article: [Damp is number one turn off for UK house hunters]
 
Over half of UK first time buyers rent before they buy
2015-04-03 11:46:22 [Europe]
More than half of the UK’s first time buyers now try before they buy when it comes to owning their first home, according to an annual survey.Read full article: [Over half of UK first time buyers rent before they buy]
 
Most property hotspots in UK are in London
2015-04-03 09:09:14 [Europe]
Nine out of 10 property hotspots in the UK are in London with Sutton named in the latest index that monitors the number of properties sold in comparison to those on sale.
Read full article: [Most property hotspots in UK are in London]
 
Landlords needing to evict a tenant face rising UK court costs
2015-04-03 08:29:01 [Europe]
Rising court fees in the UK could tempt law abiding landlords to cut corners when it comes to tenant evictions, it is claimed.Read full article: [Landlords needing to evict a tenant face rising UK court costs]
 
Planning permission in London too low to meet new housing targets
2015-04-02 10:13:42 [Europe]
The current rate of planning permissions in London mean that just two thirds of the target number of homes that government officials say are needed will actually be built, according to new research.
 
Read full article: [Planning permission in London too low to meet new housing targets]
 
UK stamp duty changes set to save buyers an average of almost £1,600
2015-04-02 08:06:34 [Europe]
Some 69% of home buyers across the UK are likely to benefit from the new Stamp Duty regime that was announced in December, according to new research.Read full article: [UK stamp duty changes set to save buyers an average of almost £1,600]
 
Prime property in UK university towns could be snapped up by buy let pensioners
2015-04-01 11:30:17 [Europe]
People in the UK who are able to take money out of their pension pots from next month can be confident that if they choose to invest in buy to let they are likely to see strong returns, it is claimed.Read full article: [Prime property in UK university towns could be snapped up by buy let pensioners]
 



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