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New accreditation standard for London lettings hailed a success
2015-03-26 11:09:08 [Europe]
More than 115,000 rented homes across London are now badged under the Mayor's Rental Standard accreditation system launched last year to improve the experience of landlords and tenants.Read full article: [New accreditation standard for London lettings hailed a success]
 
UK house price optimism rebounds, latest index suggests
2015-03-26 10:15:50 [Europe]
House price optimism in the UK rebounded in February as inflation continued to fall and the expectation of an interest rate rise receded further.Read full article: [UK house price optimism rebounds, latest index suggests]
 
UK home owners should be aware of new building safety rules
2015-03-25 07:27:34 [Europe]
New Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations due to come into force in the UK next month could affect the sale of a property if any renovation or other work is carried out by a builder who does not comply with the rules.Read full article: [UK home owners should be aware of new building safety rules]
 
UK property prices up 8.4% year on year, but annual growth still slowing
2015-03-25 07:20:04 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 8.4% in the year to January 2015, down from 9.8% in the year to December 2014, according to the latest index.Read full article: [UK property prices up 8.4% year on year, but annual growth still slowing]
 
Vast majority of UK tenants don’t think they can afford to buy
2015-03-25 07:12:29 [Europe]
Over 90% of tenants in the UK don’t think they will be able to afford a property as rents continue to escalate and property prices stay firmly out of their reach.Read full article: [Vast majority of UK tenants don’t think they can afford to buy]
 
Research reveals concerns about new mortgage rules in UK
2015-03-24 14:37:40 [Europe]
More than half of people who are either considering, or are in the course of applying for a mortgage in the UK believe that the obligation placed upon mortgage lenders to assess their ability to repay will slow down the application process.Read full article: [Research reveals concerns about new mortgage rules in UK]
 
Call for next UK government to reform planning to help boost housing supply
2015-03-24 08:10:11 [Europe]
{mosimageA leading campaigning group has warned that consistent deregulation and demoralisation of the UK planning system is putting the very fabric of towns, cites and the countryside at risk. Read full article: [Call for next UK government to reform planning to help boost housing supply]
 
UK mortgage lending off to slow start in 2015
2015-03-23 13:27:30 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £13.4 billion in February, 9% down on both January and on last February, the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show.Read full article: [UK mortgage lending off to slow start in 2015]
 
UK house price growth pauses, latest index shows
2015-03-23 11:05:10 [Europe]
Average UK property prices have increased by 6.8% year on year but the growth has paused with values obtained flat lining so far this year.Read full article: [UK house price growth pauses, latest index shows]
 
Seven out of 12 UK regions see rental growth, but not London
2015-03-23 10:12:24 [Europe]
After a period of rent price rises in London outstripping the rest of the UK, the disparity between the growth rate of the London and nationwide rental markets is beginning to narrow, the latest index shows.Read full article: [Seven out of 12 UK regions see rental growth, but not London]
 
Survey reveals gifts landlords give to tenants
2015-03-23 09:16:28 [Europe]
Bad news stories tend to dominate the headlines when it comes to relationships between tenants and landlords in the UK but new research reveals that the relationship is often much more convivial.
Read full article: [Survey reveals gifts landlords give to tenants]
 
UK set to see more transparency on mortgage fees and charges
2015-03-20 08:08:02 [Europe]
The Council of Mortgage Lenders and consumer organisation Which? have published a joint progress report on how to help people understand mortgage fees and charges. Read full article: [UK set to see more transparency on mortgage fees and charges]
 
Younger home owners looking towards equity release in UK
2015-03-19 12:51:11 [Europe]
A surge in equity release activity in the UK in the second half of 2014 saw younger borrowers turning to lifetime mortgages in the wake of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) and the 2014 Budget pension announcement.Read full article: [Younger home owners looking towards equity release in UK]
 
UK property prices increase more than earnings in London and South East
2015-03-19 12:09:31 [Europe]
Over the past two years average house prices have increased by more than the average employee’s net earnings in almost one in five local authority districts across the UK, according to new research.Read full article: [UK property prices increase more than earnings in London and South East]
 
New UK housing zones widely welcomed
2015-03-19 11:00:29 [Europe]
Twenty areas across the UK have been selected as the country’s first Housing Zones amid a pledge to build hundreds of thousands of new homes in the next five years, including more affordable properties.Read full article: [New UK housing zones widely welcomed]
 
Over a quarter of prospective UK buyers not confident about mortgage applications
2015-03-19 09:10:14 [Europe]
Some 28% of prospective buyers in the UK aren't confident their mortgage application will be approved first time and it is even lower among first time buyers, new research has found.
Read full article: [Over a quarter of prospective UK buyers not confident about mortgage applications]
 
Huge boost to first time buyers in UK with new deposit savings plan
2015-03-18 15:35:34 [Europe]
Thousands of would be home buyers in the UK will be able to fulfil their dream of owning a property after the government announced a new savings plan to help them get a deposit.Read full article: [Huge boost to first time buyers in UK with new deposit savings plan]
 
Planning permission for new UK homes up 12% but only half what is needed
2015-03-18 06:24:50 [Europe]
Planning permissions were granted in principle for close to 200,000 new homes a year in the UK in 2014, an increase of 12% compared to 2013 and up 39% on 2012, according to new data.Read full article: [Planning permission for new UK homes up 12% but only half what is needed]
 
Most UK regions see a rise in residential rents
2015-03-18 06:22:26 [Europe]
UK new tenancy rents have increased by 1.7% in the last year taking the average monthly amount to £876, according to the latest data to be published.Read full article: [Most UK regions see a rise in residential rents]
 
UK govt announces new measures for residential lettings sector
2015-03-17 13:26:17 [Europe]
New measures are being introduced in the UK that will create a bigger, better private rented sector for tenants and landlords aimed at getting rid of rogue operators.Read full article: [UK govt announces new measures for residential lettings sector]
 
Fewer loans for first time buyers and home movers in UK
2015-03-17 10:46:53 [Europe]
First time buyers in the UK saw a drop in lending in January compared to the previous month and the same month in 2014, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Fewer loans for first time buyers and home movers in UK]
 
Second phase of UK custom build fund announced
2015-03-17 10:11:35 [Europe]
The second phase of a multi-million pound fund to help aspiring custom and self builders in the UK get their projects off the ground more quickly has been announced.Read full article: [Second phase of UK custom build fund announced]
 
Average new asking prices in UK up 1% in March
2015-03-16 16:28:47 [Europe]
The average price of property coming onto the market in the UK increased by 1% or £2,748 this month compared with February but it is a more muted rise than normal, the latest index shows.Read full article: [Average new asking prices in UK up 1% in March]
 
Property price growth in some rural areas catching up with cities
2015-03-16 08:41:46 [Europe]
Property price growth in the English countryside is almost neck and neck with price rises in cities, according to the latest research.Read full article: [Property price growth in some rural areas catching up with cities]
 
UK home owners waiting longer than expected to move up housing ladder
2015-03-16 08:35:31 [Europe]
Some 33% of home owners in the UK expected to be further along the housing ladder than they are now, according to new research, rising to 44% for first time buyers.Read full article: [UK home owners waiting longer than expected to move up housing ladder]
 
More people in UK back new homes being built in their area, new survey shows
2015-03-13 07:30:22 [Europe]
Support for new house building in the UK has almost doubled in the past four years and there is more support for aspiring home owners, new figures show.Read full article: [More people in UK back new homes being built in their area, new survey shows]
 
Property prices in England and Wales up 0.5% month on month, latest index shows
2015-03-13 07:27:08 [Europe]
Residential property prices in England and Wales are £34,000 above their pre-crisis high of February 2008, according to the latest house price index to be published.
Read full article: [Property prices in England and Wales up 0.5% month on month, latest index shows]
 
Home lending in the UK rebounds in February, latest data suggests
2015-03-13 07:24:31 [Europe]
Home lending rebounded in February for borrowers in the UK requiring smaller deposits and total home purchase approvals increased for the third month in a row, according to the latest figures.Read full article: [Home lending in the UK rebounds in February, latest data suggests]
 
UK property valuations up 50% month on month
2015-03-13 07:21:02 [Europe]
Valuations in the UK property market last month increased across all sectors with the total number 50% higher than in January, according to the latest research.Read full article: [UK property valuations up 50% month on month]
 
Asking prices up across UK led by Scotland and East Anglia
2015-03-12 10:51:17 [Europe]
Asking prices have risen across all regions in England, Scotland and Wales over the last month, reflecting widespread positive sentiment across the UK, the latest index suggests.Read full article: [Asking prices up across UK led by Scotland and East Anglia]
 
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to be legal requirement in rental properties
2015-03-12 10:28:54 [Europe]
Landlords in the UK will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties from October 2015, it has been announced.Read full article: [Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to be legal requirement in rental properties]
 
Property prices still falling in London, but five year outlook suggests rise of 30%
2015-03-12 10:00:06 [Europe]
Residential property prices are continuing to fall in London while Scotland and Northern Ireland outperform the rest of the UK, according to the latest monthly survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Read full article: [Property prices still falling in London, but five year outlook suggests rise of 30%]
 
Supply of Help to Buy homes falls by over 7% in a year
2015-03-11 07:19:04 [Europe]
The supply of homes available under the UK’s flagship Help to Buy scheme has declined by 7.4% in a year and the average prices has risen by 5.5%.Read full article: [Supply of Help to Buy homes falls by over 7% in a year]
 
Extent of UK mortgage market change shown in annual stats
2015-03-11 06:56:19 [Europe]
Home lending fell to £51.3 billion in the final three months of 2014, a drop of 8.1% compared with the previous quarter but was just 0.2% lower than the same quarter in 2013, new data shows.Read full article: [Extent of UK mortgage market change shown in annual stats]
 
BSA calls for more financial help for young UK home buyers
2015-03-10 08:54:06 [Europe]
The UK’s annual Budget will be unveiled next week but ahead of the announcement the Building Societies Association has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking for urgent help for buyers.Read full article: [BSA calls for more financial help for young UK home buyers]
 
Many UK tenants feel they are ripped off by landlords and agents
2015-03-10 07:43:48 [Europe]
Private rental sector tenants in the UK feel they are being ripped off by landlords and agents, especially on fees at the start of a tenancy, new research suggests.Read full article: [Many UK tenants feel they are ripped off by landlords and agents]
 
Flagship Help to Buy taken up by almost 90,000 UK buyers
2015-03-09 18:19:08 [Europe]
Help to Buy, the UK government’s flagship housing scheme, has helped almost 90,000 people to buy a new home since it was created in 2013, the latest official figures show.Read full article: [Flagship Help to Buy taken up by almost 90,000 UK buyers]
 
UK govt plans could prevent selective landlord licensing by councils
2015-03-09 11:42:44 [Europe]
Councils in the UK could be prevented from introducing selective licensing for private sector landlords unless there are specific reasons for doing so.Read full article: [UK govt plans could prevent selective landlord licensing by councils]
 
New single house price index for whole of UK planned
2015-03-09 11:04:11 [Europe]
Official house price statistics are due for a revamp in the UK where there are currently a number of different indices.Read full article: [New single house price index for whole of UK planned]
 
Help to Buy mortgage scheme helps over 40,000 onto the UK housing ladder
2015-03-06 06:08:39 [Europe]
Since the launch of the UK government’s flagship Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme over 40,000 loans have been completed with the overwhelming majority going to first time buyers.Read full article: [Help to Buy mortgage scheme helps over 40,000 onto the UK housing ladder]
 
House prices in UK down 0.3% in February
2015-03-06 06:05:24 [Europe]
UK house prices fell by 0.3% in February, taking the average price of a home to £192,372, according to the latest index from the Halifax.Read full article: [House prices in UK down 0.3% in February]
 
Specialist lending set to see growth among UK home buyers
2015-03-06 06:02:11 [Europe]
Specialist lending is predicted be one of the key battlegrounds in the mortgage market over the next two years in the UK with new lenders launching and High Street providers targeting the sector.Read full article: [Specialist lending set to see growth among UK home buyers]
 
Institutional investors being priced out of London market, index suggests
2015-03-06 05:57:41 [Europe]
Yield compression, foreign investment and a lack of supply have led to institutional investors being priced out of the London market, according to the latest IPD UK Annual Residential Property Index.Read full article: [Institutional investors being priced out of London market, index suggests]
 
Prime farm land sees 14% growth in UK, but with regional variations
2015-03-04 07:13:22 [Europe]
Values for prime arable land has strengthened across the UK by 14% to average almost £10,000 per acre, according to the latest survey figures.Read full article: [Prime farm land sees 14% growth in UK, but with regional variations]
 
Prime rental London market sees values continue to rise
2015-03-04 06:18:39 [Europe]
Rental values in the prime central London property market continued their recovery in February, recording their twelfth consecutive month without a decline, the latest research shows.Read full article: [Prime rental London market sees values continue to rise]
 
High street lending in UK down 11% compared to a year ago
2015-03-03 10:19:11 [Europe]
Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK in January was £9.8 billion, some 11% lower than in the same month last year, according to the latest data from the British Banking Association.Read full article: [High street lending in UK down 11% compared to a year ago]
 
UK annual house price growth slows for six month in a row
2015-03-03 09:25:28 [Europe]
Annual house price growth in the UK slowed to 5.7% in February from 6.8% in January, the sixth month in a row that it has slowed, the latest index figures show.Read full article: [UK annual house price growth slows for six month in a row]
 
New starter home initiative launched in the UK
2015-03-02 08:42:42 [Europe]
A new website has been launched in the UK for first time buyers where they can register in buying a new starter home under a new government initiative.Read full article: [New starter home initiative launched in the UK]
 
UK rental market returns to growth, latest rental index shows
2015-02-27 07:45:32 [Europe]
Residential rents for new tenancies in the UK increased by 2.5% during first month of the year, according to the latest figures to be published.Read full article: [UK rental market returns to growth, latest rental index shows]
 
UK housing market optimism at lowest level for 18 months
2015-02-27 07:34:47 [Europe]
House price optimism in the UK fell to its lowest level for 18 months in January as lending got off to sluggish start.Read full article: [UK housing market optimism at lowest level for 18 months]
 



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