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UK house prices up 11.7% year on year and national index reaches new record
2014-09-16 11:15:36 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 11.7% in the year to July 2014, up from 10.2% in the year to June 2014, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.Read full article: [UK house prices up 11.7% year on year and national index reaches new record]
 
Asking price growth in UK slowing, latest index shows
2014-09-16 10:12:23 [Europe]
UK asking prices increased by 0.2% in August, the eighth month in a row that they have moved upwards, the latest index shows.Read full article: [Asking price growth in UK slowing, latest index shows]
 
England and Wales asking prices up 0.9% in August, says latest index
2014-09-15 09:27:47 [Europe]
Asking prices in England and Wales increased by 0.9% month on month in September taking the average asking price to £264,875, according to the latest index from Rightmove.Read full article: [England and Wales asking prices up 0.9% in August, says latest index]
 
UK home rental price growth eases, latest index shows
2014-09-15 08:34:20 [Europe]
Rental price growth across the UK eased in August, with every region seeing smaller rent increases than in previous months, according to the latest index.Read full article: [UK home rental price growth eases, latest index shows]
 
House price momentum slows right down in the UK, says RICS index
2014-09-15 08:08:46 [Europe]
House price momentum in the UK has slowed to the same level it was a year ago and new buyer enquiries fell for the second consecutive month, according to the latest index from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [House price momentum slows right down in the UK, says RICS index]
 
NLA calls for extension to PRS energy efficiency deadline
2014-09-12 10:31:52 [Europe]
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has warned the UK government to tread cautiously in introducing minimum energy efficiency requirements in the private rented sector (PRS).Read full article: [NLA calls for extension to PRS energy efficiency deadline]
 
House purchases rather than remortgages driving UK home lending market
2014-09-12 09:27:50 [Europe]
The mortgage market in the UK remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, rather than remortgage, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [House purchases rather than remortgages driving UK home lending market]
 
Finding the right home is most stressful part of buying, research has found
2014-09-12 06:25:06 [Europe]
Finding the right property is the most stressful aspect of the buying process for people in the UK, according to new research.Read full article: [Finding the right home is most stressful part of buying, research has found]
 
New controls on the UK’s private rental market hailed is a flawed idea
2014-09-11 13:33:41 [Europe]
Home seekers would face higher rents and restricted choice if tenancy rent controls were introduced in the UK, it is claimed.Read full article: [New controls on the UK’s private rental market hailed is a flawed idea]
 
More than 50% of UK tenants have problems with landlords and letting agents
2014-09-11 10:27:49 [Europe]
Over half of UK tenants have problems with landlords and letting agents and two thirds don’t consider if their letting agent or landlord is licensed, new research has found.Read full article: [More than 50% of UK tenants have problems with landlords and letting agents]
 
Almost half of UK property owners have homes too big for their needs, research sugg
2014-09-11 09:25:11 [Europe]
Across the UK, 47% of privately owned households are Tumbleweeders who occupy homes that are too large for their needs, according to new research.Read full article: [Almost half of UK property owners have homes too big for their needs, research sugg]
 
Research reveals how little mortgage holders in UK know about their finances
2014-09-10 15:45:32 [Europe]
Almost half of all UK mortgage holders are unaware of their current mortgage rate and over a third are surprised to learn that if the base rate rises by just 1%, it could add £91 to the average UK variable mortgage payment.Read full article: [Research reveals how little mortgage holders in UK know about their finances]
 
Almost a third of families move house to get kids into a good school
2014-09-10 10:37:22 [Europe]
Nearly a third of parents have moved house in England to be in the catchment area for a good school, new research shows.Read full article: [Almost a third of families move house to get kids into a good school]
 
Wear and tear is most misunderstood issue for tenants and landlords
2014-09-10 09:33:31 [Europe]
Fair wear and tear is the most misunderstood area of the whole renting process and agents and landlords still have unrealistic expectations centred on the deductions that can and cannot be made from the tenant deposit, it is claimed.Read full article: [Wear and tear is most misunderstood issue for tenants and landlords]
 
UK commercial property markets performance weaker in August
2014-09-09 15:02:06 [Europe]
All UK commercial property markets experienced a weaker performance in August 2014, according to the latest CBRE Monthly Index.Read full article: [UK commercial property markets performance weaker in August]
 
Research suggests many UK landlords don’t break even
2014-09-09 09:58:43 [Europe]
More than a quarter of landlords in the UK who let out a single property break even or run at a loss, according to new findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA).Read full article: [Research suggests many UK landlords don’t break even]
 
UK house prices up 3% on quarterly terms but prices growth is easing
2014-09-09 09:31:45 [Europe]
UK house prices were 3% higher in the three month period from June to August than in the three previous months, according to the latest index from the Halifax.Read full article: [UK house prices up 3% on quarterly terms but prices growth is easing]
 
Prime property prices and sales in central London up in three months to August
2014-09-08 15:19:05 [Europe]
The average sale price of prime property in central London between June and August 2014 was £4.7 million, up from £3.7 million in the preceding three month period, the latest data shows.Read full article: [Prime property prices and sales in central London up in three months to August]
 
Survey suggests location is still vital when buying a home in the UK
2014-09-08 10:37:17 [Europe]
Everyone has heard of the phrase location, location, location, but new research reinforces that when it comes to selling a property it is indeed true.Read full article: [Survey suggests location is still vital when buying a home in the UK]
 
Northern cities are more affordable for young professionals buying property
2014-09-05 15:44:38 [Europe]
Northern cities in the UK offer young professionals a much greater chance of getting on the housing ladder despite lower starting salaries, according to research from independent property firm Knight Frank.Read full article: [Northern cities are more affordable for young professionals buying property]
 
Thousands sign up for free property fraud alerts service in the UK
2014-09-05 14:57:22 [Europe]
Six months on from the launch of the UK Land Registry’s Property Alert service more than 12,000 people have signed up to the free service which provides an early warning of suspicious activity on someone’s property.Read full article: [Thousands sign up for free property fraud alerts service in the UK]
 
CML publishes lending manifesto ahead of UK general election
2014-09-05 10:32:09 [Europe]
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has published a manifesto examining the decisions and actions that lenders believe UK politians need to take in advance of the general election next year.
Read full article: [CML publishes lending manifesto ahead of UK general election]
 
UK landlords will find best rental yields in northern regions, it is claimed
2014-09-05 06:28:35 [Europe]
The North of England offers the best buy to let returns for landlords in the UK with central London at the bottom, according to new research.Read full article: [UK landlords will find best rental yields in northern regions, it is claimed]
 
Over a third of British property value is found in London
2014-09-04 09:52:21 [Europe]
London makes up 35% of Britain’s property wealth in 2014 and is set to reach 40% of property value by 2017, according to new research.Read full article: [Over a third of British property value is found in London]
 
House planning applications surge as Help to Buy boosts new homes market
2014-09-04 09:09:22 [Europe]
The number of residential units for which planning has been approved across the UK has jumped by 41% over the last two years, new research shows.Read full article: [House planning applications surge as Help to Buy boosts new homes market]
 
UK pilot scheme on checking tenants immigration rights to launch in December
2014-09-04 08:33:50 [Europe]
The UK government has announced that the first pilot scheme for landlords to check the immigration status of prospective tenants will begin in December in the West Midlands.Read full article: [UK pilot scheme on checking tenants immigration rights to launch in December]
 
Holiday home owners urged to improve properties before selling
2014-09-03 16:31:05 [Europe]
Holiday home owners who ignore improvements, put off general repairs and don’t bother to update old décor risk are risking getting a much lower price should they decided to sell, it is claimed.Read full article: [Holiday home owners urged to improve properties before selling]
 
Buy to let landlords prefer expanding portfolios with perfect condition properties
2014-09-03 09:51:54 [Europe]
Two in three landlords in the UK opt for properties in perfect condition when expanding their property portfolio but they are paying a premium to do so, it is claimed.Read full article: [Buy to let landlords prefer expanding portfolios with perfect condition properties]
 
Help to Buy working well, says UK Chancellor
2014-09-02 20:40:48 [Europe]
In the first 16 months of the UK governments flagship Help to Buy equity loan and mortgage guarantee schemes some 48,000 properties were bought with the majority going to first time buyers.Read full article: [Help to Buy working well, says UK Chancellor]
 
More than half of UK home owners concerned about a 1% rise in interest rates
2014-09-02 08:05:49 [Europe]
Over 50% of UK home owners believe an interest rise of 1% would have a negative effect on their finances, new research has found.Read full article: [More than half of UK home owners concerned about a 1% rise in interest rates]
 
UK property prices up 0.8% in August, latest index shows
2014-08-29 11:44:21 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 0.8% in August taking the average price of a home to £189,306, according to the latest index from the Nationwide Building Society.Read full article: [UK property prices up 0.8% in August, latest index shows]
 
Ghost tenants putting landlords and lettings agents at risk
2014-08-29 10:13:54 [Europe]
Buy to let landlords in the UK could have millions of ghost tenants secretly living in their rented properties which is putting them and lettings agents at risk, it is claimed.Read full article: [Ghost tenants putting landlords and lettings agents at risk]
 
UK estate agents report a growth in housing supply
2014-08-28 09:06:47 [Europe]
House hunters in the UK may have a better chance of finding their dream home, with the average number of properties available for sale through estate agents up by 11%.Read full article: [UK estate agents report a growth in housing supply]
 
Green field land prices in UK up almost 10% year on year
2014-08-28 08:02:02 [Europe]
National green field land values in the UK grew by 2.7% in the second quarter of 2014, bringing year on year rises to 9.8%, the highest rate of annual price growth recorded for three years. Read full article: [Green field land prices in UK up almost 10% year on year]
 
UK Landlords get better rental returns from furnished flats in town and cities
2014-08-27 15:18:56 [Europe]
Furnished flats in towns and cities provide the best rental returns for UK landlords as they appeal to young, mobile tenants, according to research from Countrywide.
Read full article: [UK Landlords get better rental returns from furnished flats in town and cities]
 
UK house price growth exceeding expectations with strong midterm rises predicted
2014-08-27 14:47:08 [Europe]
Average UK house price growth has exceeded all expectations over the past year, leaving some markets with reduced capacity for further mid term growth, according to a new report.Read full article: [UK house price growth exceeding expectations with strong midterm rises predicted]
 
Property investors encouraged to consider investing in a holiday home
2014-08-26 14:04:13 [Europe]
With house prices in the UK generally still on the rise despite talk of interest rate rises and new mortgage rules, a the leading holiday homes market place is encouraging property investors to consider the holiday rentals market to maximise their returns.Read full article: [Property investors encouraged to consider investing in a holiday home]
 
UK home owners expectations for property price growth moderates
2014-08-26 10:33:36 [Europe]
Households in all regions of the UK perceived that property prices rose in August, but at the slowest rate since March, the latest price sentiment index showsRead full article: [UK home owners expectations for property price growth moderates]
 
Number of UK owners of home worth a million or more up almost 50%
2014-08-26 07:58:08 [Europe]
The number of home owners in the UK who can claim to be ‘property millionaires’ now stands at 484,081, almost 50% higher than last year, according to new research.Read full article: [Number of UK owners of home worth a million or more up almost 50%]
 
Difference in renting or buying in UK increases three fold over the past five years
2014-08-25 15:06:44 [Europe]
The cost of a first time buyer owning a home in the UK is now on average £110 per month lower than renting or £1,316, new research shows.Read full article: [Difference in renting or buying in UK increases three fold over the past five years]
 
Buying a home close to best schools in England costs an extra 8% on average
2014-08-25 12:28:54 [Europe]
Homes close to the top 30 state schools in England have the largest price premium and cost on average 8% or £21,000 more, new research shows.Read full article: [Buying a home close to best schools in England costs an extra 8% on average]
 
Unwelcome practice of double dipping among UK letting agents revealed
2014-08-25 08:33:42 [Europe]
Unscrupulous letting agents that are charging tenants and landlords for the same service such as checking references or alterations to contract extension agreements, new research has found.Read full article: [Unwelcome practice of double dipping among UK letting agents revealed]
 
Warning to UK home owners about attempting DIY this bank holiday weekend
2014-08-22 14:11:29 [Europe]
With the bank holiday weekend underway it has been revealed that more home owners in the UK are attempting DIY without professional help and two million have damaged their property as a result.Read full article: [Warning to UK home owners about attempting DIY this bank holiday weekend]
 
Londoners will pay an extra £42,000 to live near a tube or rail station
2014-08-22 08:15:46 [Europe]
London home buyers are willing to pay a substantial premium to live near a tube or train station with homes within 500 meters commanding some £42,000 more compared to one 1,500 meters away.Read full article: [Londoners will pay an extra £42,000 to live near a tube or rail station]
 
New home building up 18% in England in second quarter of 2014
2014-08-21 12:46:47 [Europe]
More homes are being built in England with housing starts up 18% in the second quarter of 2014 compared to a year ago, the latest construction data shows.Read full article: [New home building up 18% in England in second quarter of 2014]
 
New mortgage rules help to boost bridging loans in UK
2014-08-21 09:09:12 [Europe]
New mortgage rules introduced in the UK in April have contributed to an acceleration in bridging lending in the 12 months to the end of June, it is suggested.Read full article: [New mortgage rules help to boost bridging loans in UK]
 
Half of UK home owners not concerned about interest rate rises, poll suggests
2014-08-20 14:52:36 [Europe]
With a consensus that the first Bank of England base rate interest rise since July 2007 is drawing ever closer on the horizon, it seems that around half of UK home owners are unconcerned about it.Read full article: [Half of UK home owners not concerned about interest rate rises, poll suggests]
 
Concerns about burden of immigration checks on UK landlords
2014-08-20 14:13:41 [Europe]
New rules for UK regarding the immigration status of new tenants are set to place an unfair burden on landlords and lettings agents, it is claimed.Read full article: [Concerns about burden of immigration checks on UK landlords]
 
Forget open plan living and get yourself a party barn instead
2014-08-20 13:54:45 [Europe]
Must haves in the property world change all the time with the current list now including party barns, dressing rooms and plunge pools.
Read full article: [Forget open plan living and get yourself a party barn instead]
 
UK gross mortgage lending up 7% month on month
2014-08-20 09:15:54 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £19.1 billion in July, some 7% higher than the previous month, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK gross mortgage lending up 7% month on month]
 



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