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News related to uk

London’s gherkin on the market for £650 million
2014-07-30 14:32:01 [Europe]
One of London’s most iconic buildings, The Gherkin, in the heart of the city’s financial district has been put up for sale.Read full article: [London’s gherkin on the market for £650 million]
 
UK property market is buoyant but London market is slowing
2014-07-30 11:41:23 [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]
 
Majority of UK home owners expect property prices to keep rising in next six months
2014-07-30 09:39:10 [Europe]
UK home owners remain very confident that property values will continue to rise over the second half of this year, but are concerned about mortgage availability, according to the latest sentiment survey.Read full article: [Majority of UK home owners expect property prices to keep rising in next six months]
 
London to get the UK’s first floating village
2014-07-30 08:43:19 [Europe]
Plans to build Britain's first floating village at London's Royal Docks has moved a step closer after the Mayor of London Johnson, revealed that Carillion Igloo Genesis had won the competition to design and build it.
Read full article: [London to get the UK’s first floating village]
 
More offices in UK being converted to residential says RICS report
2014-07-29 13:34:06 [Europe]
London and the South of England are seeing more offices converted into residential properties, according to the latest commercial property market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Read full article: [More offices in UK being converted to residential says RICS report]
 
People renovating their home expect to make a profit, survey has found
2014-07-29 08:15:45 [Europe]
One in 10 home buyers in the UK have bought a property to renovate with most intending to make a profit from their endeavours, new research shows.Read full article: [People renovating their home expect to make a profit, survey has found]
 
Rents in Greater London double that of rest of UK, latest index shows
2014-07-28 14:36:47 [Europe]
For the first time ever, average rents in Greater London are more than double those across the rest of the UK at £1,412 and £694 respectively, new research shows.Read full article: [Rents in Greater London double that of rest of UK, latest index shows]
 
House prices in England and Wales up 6.4% annually, but stalled last month
2014-07-28 12:36:39 [Europe]
Average house prices in England and Wales have seen annual growth of 6.4% but price growth stalled in June, according to the latest flagship Land Registry House Price Index.Read full article: [House prices in England and Wales up 6.4% annually, but stalled last month]
 
Fewer people in UK think it is a good time to buy a home, new survey reveals
2014-07-28 10:51:41 [Europe]
Fewer people in the UK think the coming months will be a good time to buy a property with more than half believing it is a good time to sell, the latest confidence tracker report shows.Read full article: [Fewer people in UK think it is a good time to buy a home, new survey reveals]
 
Research reveals a surge in buy to let products in the UK
2014-07-28 08:10:25 [Europe]
The number of products on the market to service the growing interest in buy to let mortgages in the UK has risen to highs not seen since 2008, new research revealsRead full article: [Research reveals a surge in buy to let products in the UK]
 
UK Home Counties see strong quarterly lettings demand
2014-07-25 10:52:19 [Europe]
The number of tenancies agreed across England’s Home Counties rental market between was 50% higher year on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest Knight Frank lettings index.Read full article: [UK Home Counties see strong quarterly lettings demand]
 
Research reveals the strength of first time buyer market in the UK
2014-07-25 09:03:59 [Europe]
Residential property sales to first time buyers in the UK have grown 27%, marking the strongest opening half of a year since 2007, new research shows.Read full article: [Research reveals the strength of first time buyer market in the UK]
 
Property viewings are up 10% in Greater London and the South West
2014-07-24 14:55:34 [Europe]
There has been a lot of talk about the London property market slowing but new research suggests that properties in Greater London and the South West are currently receiving the highest number of viewings in the country.Read full article: [Property viewings are up 10% in Greater London and the South West]
 
Protection scheme reveals £300,000 of tenancy deposit fraud by letting agent
2014-07-24 09:14:51 [Europe]
Enforcement agencies are being urges to work more closely with Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) schemes in the UK in order to crack down on rogue activity from fraudulent landlords and letting agents.
Read full article: [Protection scheme reveals £300,000 of tenancy deposit fraud by letting agent]
 
UK affordable homes programme to use advanced construction techniques
2014-07-23 14:45:37 [Europe]
The UK government’s affordable homes programme will change the way properties are built in the country with many being constructed using advanced housing techniques, it has been announced.Read full article: [UK affordable homes programme to use advanced construction techniques]
 
British property prices up £90 a day since start of year
2014-07-23 08:53:51 [Europe]
The average home in Britain is now worth £260,488, up £16,265 since start of the year with Salford seeing the largest rise in property values, according to the latest data from Zoopla.Read full article: [British property prices up £90 a day since start of year]
 
Interest rates and election affecting outer London prime property market
2014-07-23 08:05:24 [Europe]
Growing speculation around an interest rate rise and uncertainty over the outcome of next May’s general election and possible tax changes are having an impact on the prime property market in outer London, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [Interest rates and election affecting outer London prime property market]
 
UK landlords report tenant demand is stable or growing
2014-07-22 10:43:30 [Europe]
Almost all landlords in the UK report that tenant demand is currently stable or growing, according to the latest quarterly survey from specialist buy to let lender Paragon Mortgages.Read full article: [UK landlords report tenant demand is stable or growing]
 
Prime urban property market in the UK recovering
2014-07-22 09:30:34 [Europe]
Across the UK buyers of prime property are continuing to favour urban locations and homes in cities are now on average just 1.7% below their peak, a new analysis shows.Read full article: [Prime urban property market in the UK recovering]
 
Cambridge property sells faster than anywhere else in the UK
2014-07-22 08:07:51 [Europe]
Property sells faster in Cambridge than any other city in the UK, taking only 27 days on average to be marked as sold, according to leading real estate portal Rightmove.Read full article: [Cambridge property sells faster than anywhere else in the UK]
 
Buyer of average UK home to pay at least £7,500 stamp duty by 2016
2014-07-21 12:01:45 [Europe]
At the current rate of house price growth of around 10% a year, the buyer of an average UK home will be subject to a 3% stamp duty tax rate before the end of 2016, new research shows.Read full article: [Buyer of average UK home to pay at least £7,500 stamp duty by 2016]
 
Sporting estate property values recovering, according to new sector index
2014-07-21 10:28:03 [Europe]
The value of sporting property assets in the UK has increased by 32% over the last 10 years, led by grouse moors, according to a new Sporting Property Index from Knight Frank.Read full article: [Sporting estate property values recovering, according to new sector index]
 
Number of first time buyers down 20% in one month, latest NAEA report shows
2014-07-21 08:50:12 [Europe]
First time buyers are being squeezed further out the market in the UK with house sales by this group down 20% in the last month alone, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).Read full article: [Number of first time buyers down 20% in one month, latest NAEA report shows]
 
First time buyer numbers in UK at highest level since 2007
2014-07-21 08:08:46 [Europe]
The number of first time buyers in the UK the first six months of 2014 reached their highest level since 2007, according to new research.Read full article: [First time buyer numbers in UK at highest level since 2007]
 
Report identifies a down sizing trend in UK property market
2014-07-18 14:49:01 [Europe]
A trend for down sizers is in the UK residential property market on the increase and set to continue over the next few years, it is claimed.Read full article: [Report identifies a down sizing trend in UK property market]
 
UK home owners spending more on their gardens, survey shows
2014-07-18 14:45:24 [Europe]
A passion for gardening is taking root amongst a new generation of home owners in the UK with many adopting a Good Life style, according to new research.Read full article: [UK home owners spending more on their gardens, survey shows]
 
UK construction industry facing skills shortages
2014-07-18 11:12:41 [Europe]
Skills shortage concerns in the UK construction industry now stand at their highest level since 2008, the latest quarterly survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows.Read full article: [UK construction industry facing skills shortages]
 
Lettings agent reveals the strange, and expensive things, tenants leave behind
2014-07-17 14:02:14 [Europe]
When leaving a rental property, most people ensure they take their possessions with them but new research shows that they can leave some very strange things behind.Read full article: [Lettings agent reveals the strange, and expensive things, tenants leave behind]
 
UK housing market bolstered by buy to let and remortgaging
2014-07-17 10:56:03 [Europe]
Last month saw the UK housing market bolstered by remortgaging and buy to let activity, coupled with a sharp rise in property valuations, according a new report.Read full article: [UK housing market bolstered by buy to let and remortgaging]
 
Estate agent survey shows a good school is top priority with UK buyers
2014-07-17 08:48:34 [Europe]
Living close to a good school remains a priority for home buyers in the UK with 20% of estate agents believing it is the most important factor.Read full article: [Estate agent survey shows a good school is top priority with UK buyers]
 
Thousands of fewer tenants facing rental arrears in the UK
2014-07-16 15:28:24 [Europe]
The number of tenants in the UK severely behind on rental payments has fallen by 35,000 or 35% in last 12 months, new research shows.Read full article: [Thousands of fewer tenants facing rental arrears in the UK]
 
Halifax and Lloyds mortgage range changes
2014-07-16 12:48:49 [Finance Update]
Home owners are now able to purchase new build properties through both Halifax and Lloyds Bank Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme products.Read full article: [Halifax and Lloyds mortgage range changes]
 
Demand for corporate rentals in London’s prime market set to increase
2014-07-16 10:35:59 [Europe]
Almost half of all tenants in the prime London property market are renting due to employment relocation as the city attracts companies from around the globe, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [Demand for corporate rentals in London’s prime market set to increase]
 
Half of tenants feel ripped off, new survey finds
2014-07-15 15:14:01 [Europe]
Half of all tenants in the UK feel a private sector landlord or letting agent has ripped them off with failure to get repairs done the top reason behind this feeling, new research shows.Read full article: [Half of tenants feel ripped off, new survey finds]
 
UK house prices up 10.5% year on year, latest ONS data shows
2014-07-15 12:05:28 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 10.5% in the year to May 2014, up from 9.9% in the year to April 2014, according to the latest index from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).Read full article: [UK house prices up 10.5% year on year, latest ONS data shows]
 
More higher end homes on the market in the UK, index data shows
2014-07-15 10:32:34 [Europe]
The number of homes in the UK that entered the market for sale valued at over £500,000 rose by 30% in the second quarter of 2014, the latest Experian property index showsRead full article: [More higher end homes on the market in the UK, index data shows]
 
Research suggests many UK buyers have not heard of Help to Buy
2014-07-15 08:52:30 [Europe]
Many property buyers or current home owners in the UK haven’t even heard of the government flagship Help to Buy scheme, new research suggests.Read full article: [Research suggests many UK buyers have not heard of Help to Buy]
 
Restrictions on buy to let lending would not be good for the industry, it is claimed
2014-07-14 14:29:09 [Europe]
Imposing lending restrictions on the buy to let mortgage market in the UK could have damaging consequences for landlords and the supply of rental properties, it is claimed.Read full article: [Restrictions on buy to let lending would not be good for the industry, it is claimed]
 
Analysis points to the UK property market slowing
2014-07-14 09:28:25 [Europe]
Average house prices across the UK now exceed 2007 levels, however some indicators suggest that the pace of growth may be set to slow with new mortgage rules adding a dampener.Read full article: [Analysis points to the UK property market slowing]
 
Research suggests one in five buyers would consider sharing
2014-07-14 08:28:51 [Europe]
One in five people in Briton is planning or considering a property purchase in the next two years and 77% will share the purchase with a partner, relative or friend, according to new research.
Read full article: [Research suggests one in five buyers would consider sharing]
 
More part time landlords in the UK than ever before
2014-07-11 13:18:31 [Europe]
The proportion of part time UK landlords who supplement their day job with rental income has reached its highest ever level according to new research.Read full article: [More part time landlords in the UK than ever before]
 
UK mortgage lending data published according to post codes for the first time
2014-07-11 12:21:46 [Europe]
Major mortgage lenders in the UK have today published details for the first time of their total outstanding residential mortgage lending according to over 9,000 post code sectors across the country.Read full article: [UK mortgage lending data published according to post codes for the first time]
 
Number of properties qualifying for Help to Buy falling
2014-07-11 08:35:59 [Europe]
The number of eligible properties under the government’s Help to Buy scheme in England and Wales has fallen, while average prices have risen since the launch of the second phase of the scheme, a new analysis shows.Read full article: [Number of properties qualifying for Help to Buy falling]
 
UK property market moderating as demand reaches slowest pace for 18 months
2014-07-10 13:02:26 [Europe]
Bank of England rhetoric surrounding interest rate rises and lending caps appears to be moderating parts of the UK's housing market, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Read full article: [UK property market moderating as demand reaches slowest pace for 18 months]
 
Lending in UK does not seem to have seen dramatic change due to new mortgage rules
2014-07-10 10:54:07 [Europe]
New mortgage rules in the UK have had a subtle effect on lending rather than the dramatic change some had predicted, new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders suggest.Read full article: [Lending in UK does not seem to have seen dramatic change due to new mortgage rules]
 
UK house prices set to rise 8% this year
2014-07-10 08:54:54 [Europe]
The UK housing market has leapt back into life with prices across all regions accelerating and set to rise by around 8% this year, according to a new report.
Read full article: [UK house prices set to rise 8% this year]
 
Arts and Crafts property in London on sale for £45 million
2014-07-09 17:19:05 [Europe]
A property described as one of the most magnificent Arts and Craft mansions in London has been put on the market for £45 million.Read full article: [Arts and Crafts property in London on sale for £45 million]
 
UK house prices down 0.6% in June
2014-07-09 12:47:38 [Europe]
House prices in the UK fell by 0.6% in June, the fourth monthly fall since December last year, according to the latest index from the Halifax.Read full article: [UK house prices down 0.6% in June]
 
Bridging loans surpasses Help to Buy in UK mortgage market
2014-07-09 08:15:09 [Europe]
The UK government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme has provided less than half the funding for new homes as bridging since the equity loan scheme was launched in April 2013, it is claimed.Read full article: [Bridging loans surpasses Help to Buy in UK mortgage market]
 
UK govt makes more money available for affordable homes
2014-07-08 14:21:45 [Europe]
The UK government is lending £60 million to local councils so that they can build affordable homes over the next two years.Read full article: [UK govt makes more money available for affordable homes]
 



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