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Gross mortgage lending in UK stalled in December, latest CML figures show
2015-01-23 15:10:54 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £16.5 billion in December, unchanged month on month compared to November but down 1% compared to December 2013, the latest data shows.Read full article: [Gross mortgage lending in UK stalled in December, latest CML figures show]
 
Property prices in key UK cities up by 0.4% in December
2015-01-23 07:32:01 [Europe]
House prices in key UK cities increased by 0.4% in December to an annual rate of 8.3% but the rate of growth plateaued and is set to slow further in 2015, according to the latest national index report.
Read full article: [Property prices in key UK cities up by 0.4% in December]
 
Research reveals the downsize windfall possible in UK property market
2015-01-23 07:28:33 [Europe]
In the UK an average of £121,686 can be potentially raised by downsizing to a semi-detached home with London the most lucrative place to do so, new research suggests.Read full article: [Research reveals the downsize windfall possible in UK property market]
 
Average UK property prices down 0.4% in December 2014
2015-01-22 09:59:09 [Europe]
Average property prices in the UK fell by 0.4% in December but are still 8.2% above the same month in 2013, the latest index figures show.
Read full article: [Average UK property prices down 0.4% in December 2014]
 
New scheme launched to boost self build in the UK
2015-01-22 09:12:54 [Europe]
A new scheme that will enable more people to build or customise their own homes in the UK while also helping local authorities with land to develop has been launched.Read full article: [New scheme launched to boost self build in the UK]
 
Demand for property in prime central London from overseas remains high
2015-01-22 08:21:23 [Europe]
Demand for prime central London real estate remains high and Chinese interest continues to grow, according to a new analysis of the sector, despite stamp duty reform and the looming election.
Read full article: [Demand for property in prime central London from overseas remains high]
 
Compensation package for home owners on UK high speed rail route confirmed
2015-01-21 07:22:11 [Europe]
A package of compensation and assistance for property owners along the London to Birmingham High Speed 2 rail route (HS2) has been confirmed by the UK government.Read full article: [Compensation package for home owners on UK high speed rail route confirmed]
 
Landlords warned not to rely on good capital gains in UK buy to let sector
2015-01-21 07:19:54 [Europe]
Landlords’ confidence in capital gains has almost trebled over the last two years, according to the leading landlord association in the UK.Read full article: [Landlords warned not to rely on good capital gains in UK buy to let sector]
 
Investment in London commercial property market close to last peak in 2007
2015-01-21 07:15:55 [Europe]
Investment in central London’s commercial property market reached £20.5 billion in 2014, marginally below the last investment peak in 2007 when £20.6 billion was traded, a new report shows.Read full article: [Investment in London commercial property market close to last peak in 2007]
 
Prime country house price growth in the UK slowing, latest data suggests
2015-01-20 11:35:18 [Europe]
Price growth in the prime country house market lost some of its momentum in the latter half of 2014, with property values increasing by just 0.5% during the second half of the year.
Read full article: [Prime country house price growth in the UK slowing, latest data suggests]
 
UK asking prices up 1.4% this month, latest index shows
2015-01-20 10:03:15 [Europe]
The price of property coming to the market in the UK increased by 1.4% in January at a time of year when prices usually fall, according to the latest index from Rightmove.Read full article: [UK asking prices up 1.4% this month, latest index shows]
 
Multi freehold blocks provide highest gross yields in UK for landlords
2015-01-20 09:02:52 [Europe]
Multi-unit freehold blocks have overtaken houses in multiple occupation and now provide UK landlords with the highest gross yield at 9.3%, new figures for the fourth quarter of 2014 show.Read full article: [Multi freehold blocks provide highest gross yields in UK for landlords]
 
Lettings annual review reveals UK rental hotspots
2015-01-19 11:31:22 [Europe]
Leicester, Southall and Cambridge have been identified as UK lettings hotspots with average rents in 2014 some 45%, 38% and 24% higher, respectively, than 2013.Read full article: [Lettings annual review reveals UK rental hotspots]
 
Home movers in the UK increased in 2014 but well below recent highs
2015-01-19 08:46:49 [Europe]
Last year there was an 8% rise in the number of home movers, the highest annual total since 2007 but still little more than half the average between 2004 and 2007, new data shows.Read full article: [Home movers in the UK increased in 2014 but well below recent highs]
 
Half of UK home owners planning to improve their property this year
2015-01-16 01:27:12 [Europe]
More than half of home owners in the UK are planning improvements in 2015 with 12% of them hoping to extend or convert their property, new research shows.Read full article: [Half of UK home owners planning to improve their property this year]
 
Price growth and new buyer demand declines in UK housing market
2015-01-15 15:53:01 [Europe]
House price growth and new buyer demand in the UK both tailed off in December 2014 but stamp duty reforms are still expected to support market activity in the months ahead.
Read full article: [Price growth and new buyer demand declines in UK housing market]
 
More UK landlords opting for low cost short term buy to let mortgages
2015-01-15 11:57:23 [Europe]
The proportion of landlords in the UK favouring shorter two year fixed rates for mortgages has doubled in a year, new research suggests.Read full article: [More UK landlords opting for low cost short term buy to let mortgages]
 
Asking prices still rising in many parts of UK, latest index suggests
2015-01-15 10:56:12 [Europe]
Prices are rising in more regions in the UK than might be expected for the time of year and price discounting is at a four year low, according to the latest asking price index.Read full article: [Asking prices still rising in many parts of UK, latest index suggests]
 
UK mortgage market sees lending fall off toward end of 2014
2015-01-14 17:37:48 [Europe]
Lending trends to first time buyers, home movers and remortgaging in the UK have declined but there has been an annual rise in buy to let lending, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK mortgage market sees lending fall off toward end of 2014]
 
London Mayor announces new £10 million loan for affordable housing in London
2015-01-14 01:25:25 [Europe]
The Mayor of London is forming a partnership with Big Issue Invest to renovate empty properties into much needed new affordable homes in the UK’s capital city.
Read full article: [London Mayor announces new £10 million loan for affordable housing in London]
 
Midlands industrial property market picked up in 2014, new research shows
2015-01-14 01:14:20 [Europe]
The economic recovery helped industrial properties in the UK’s Midlands pick up in 2014, the latest regional analysis shows.Read full article: [Midlands industrial property market picked up in 2014, new research shows]
 
UK house prices up 10% in year to November 2014, ONS data shows
2015-01-13 12:10:33 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 10% in the year to November 2014, down from 10.4% in the previous month, the latest data from the Office of National Statistics shows.Read full article: [UK house prices up 10% in year to November 2014, ONS data shows]
 
Total value of UK homes now stands at £5.75 trillion, new research shows
2015-01-13 09:16:05 [Europe]
The total value of homes across the UK now stands at £5.75 trillion, an increase of £543 billion in one year and £966 billion in five years, new research shows.Read full article: [Total value of UK homes now stands at £5.75 trillion, new research shows]
 
UK home owners would rather improve than move, new research suggests
2015-01-12 16:49:59 [Europe]
Most home owners in the UK would rather spend money improving their current property than moving, new research suggests.
Read full article: [UK home owners would rather improve than move, new research suggests]
 
UK politians favour council tax change rather than new mansion tax
2015-01-12 09:49:13 [Europe]
The majority of MPs in the UK believe additional higher rate council tax bands would be a better way to reform annual property taxes on high value homes than introducing a mansion tax.Read full article: [UK politians favour council tax change rather than new mansion tax]
 
Valuations activity up 9% in UK despite price growth slowing
2015-01-09 14:34:59 [Europe]
Valuations activity in the UK housing market grew 9% year on year in 2014 despite a cooling in property price growth, according to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation.
Read full article: [Valuations activity up 9% in UK despite price growth slowing]
 
Landlords get most stressed about late rent payments, survey shows
2015-01-09 08:06:24 [Europe]
Late rent payments cause the most stress for buy to let landlords in the UK followed  by badly behaved tenants, new research has found.Read full article: [Landlords get most stressed about late rent payments, survey shows]
 
Latest data shows UK Help to Buy scheme has now helped over 73,000
2015-01-08 12:30:19 [Europe]
The majority of sales under the UK government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme continues to be to first time buyers representing 83% of total sales, the latest figures show.Read full article: [Latest data shows UK Help to Buy scheme has now helped over 73,000]
 
UK housing price growth slowed at end of 2014, index data confirms
2015-01-08 10:37:35 [Europe]
House prices in the UK in the last three months of 2014 were 0.3% higher than in the previous quarter and are expected to increase by up to 5% in 2015, according to the latest index report.Read full article: [UK housing price growth slowed at end of 2014, index data confirms]
 
Call for review of UK housing policy
2015-01-08 09:31:54 [Europe]
The UK government needs to review its current housing policy and commit to a managed withdrawal of current property market support as a priority, according to the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA).Read full article: [Call for review of UK housing policy]
 
NAEA issues advice for selling a property in the cold, dark winter months
2015-01-07 17:19:06 [Europe]
Selling a home in the UK in winter can be difficult but ensuring the garden looks it best even in these darker months can help, according to estate agents.Read full article: [NAEA issues advice for selling a property in the cold, dark winter months]
 
New UK stamp duty rates subdue sentiment in high value home markets
2015-01-07 16:47:27 [Europe]
Prime London house prices rose by an average of 2.6% in 2014, but for the first time since the credit crunch the UK’s prime regional markets marginally outperformed the capital with growth averaging 3.2%.
Read full article: [New UK stamp duty rates subdue sentiment in high value home markets]
 
Tenant finances getting worse in the UK private rented sector
2015-01-07 16:37:23 [Europe]
Tenants in the UK have felt a financial setback with the number falling into serious rental arrears rising on an annual basis for the first time since 2012, according to the latest tenant arrears tracker report.Read full article: [Tenant finances getting worse in the UK private rented sector]
 
UK property markets set to see slowing of growth in 2015 says CBRE
2015-01-07 07:16:45 [Europe]
UK property sectors are set to continue to expand, in 2015 but the overall trend will be a slowing of growth to more sustainable levels, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [UK property markets set to see slowing of growth in 2015 says CBRE]
 
Research reveals widespread confusion over interest rates among UK home owners
2015-01-06 13:08:34 [Europe]
Whilst January is traditionally the time to get finances in order and plan for the year ahead, new research reveals that there is widespread confusion around UK interest rates and when they might rise.
Read full article: [Research reveals widespread confusion over interest rates among UK home owners]
 
Funding boost for affordable new homes in London
2015-01-06 10:35:08 [Europe]
The Mayor of London has announced his intention for millions of pounds of funding for two new schemes to help Londoners into affordable home ownership and accelerate the delivery of new homes.Read full article: [Funding boost for affordable new homes in London]
 
Number of first time buyers in UK rises for third year
2015-01-06 09:14:37 [Europe]
The number of first time buyers in the UK increased by more than a fifth in 2014, the third successive annual rise, new data shows.Read full article: [Number of first time buyers in UK rises for third year]
 
CML voices concerns over European mortgage changes
2015-01-05 14:33:48 [Europe]
The Council of Mortgage lenders has identified four main areas where a change of approach is needed to achieve minimum disruption to the UK mortgage market from European changes.Read full article: [CML voices concerns over European mortgage changes]
 
Significant increase in new lending for UK commercial property markets
2015-01-05 13:45:01 [Europe]
There was a significant rise in new lending to the UK commercial sector in the first half of 2014 but the recovery has been uneven across the country.Read full article: [Significant increase in new lending for UK commercial property markets]
 
Fair compensation calculations needed for good lettings relationship
2015-01-05 09:13:16 [Europe]
Calculating the right compensation charges at the end of tenancies is the holy grail of lettings and getting it wrong can lead to unnecessary disputes with tenants, it is claimed.Read full article: [Fair compensation calculations needed for good lettings relationship]
 
Report reveals key sites in London that could realise at least 100,000 new homes
2015-01-02 12:36:54 [Europe]
At least 100,000 homes could be built on public land in London but sites will need co-ordinated planning to maximise delivery, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [Report reveals key sites in London that could realise at least 100,000 new homes]
 
Warning to UK home owners over invasive plant controls
2015-01-02 11:50:35 [Europe]
Buyers and sellers in the UK are being advised to check for signs of the invasive Japanese knotweed plant in gardens, or else they could face criminal prosecution.Read full article: [Warning to UK home owners over invasive plant controls]
 
UK retail property market needs to take online shopping into account in 2015
2015-01-02 10:55:24 [Europe]
A dwindling supply of well-located retail property stock in the UK will continue to drive South East and London rental growth, which will be factored into pricing by investors, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [UK retail property market needs to take online shopping into account in 2015]
 
Pension changes could boost buy to let in UK
2014-12-31 11:38:58 [Europe]
Pension regulation changes in the UK could boost the buy to let market as so called silver landlords decide to invest in the sector, it is claimed.Read full article: [Pension changes could boost buy to let in UK]
 
Special development corporation set up for strategic west London site
2014-12-31 10:34:50 [Europe]
Plans for a major development in West London with up to 24,000 new homes have moved another step closer with the creation of a development corporation at a time when the city needs new housing.Read full article: [Special development corporation set up for strategic west London site]
 
London residential property investors looking north for better rental yields
2014-12-31 09:35:02 [Europe]
Almost two thirds of buyers of investment property in the North of England are from the South East, with over a third from the Greater London area, new research has found.Read full article: [London residential property investors looking north for better rental yields]
 
Owners of empty homes should be hit with extra tax, new research note suggests
2014-12-30 12:04:46 [Europe]
Britain's housing crisis is being made worse by hundreds of thousands of homes left empty, according to a new report from the Institute of Public Policy Research.Read full article: [Owners of empty homes should be hit with extra tax, new research note suggests]
 
Annual house price growth slows across the UK, house price index shows
2014-12-30 11:23:45 [Europe]
Most regions in the UK saw annual house price growth fall in 2014 taking the average price to £189,002, according to the latest Nationwide house price index.Read full article: [Annual house price growth slows across the UK, house price index shows]
 
Continued talk of a mansion tax hitting sales at top end of UK market
2014-12-30 10:09:04 [Europe]
The possibility of a mansion tax being introduced in the UK has not disappeared despite many in the industry believing that recent changes to Stamp Duty would rule out the need for it.Read full article: [Continued talk of a mansion tax hitting sales at top end of UK market]
 
UK landlords urged to protect their property from fraud
2014-12-29 14:28:45 [Europe]
The UK Land Registry is reminding landlords to take steps to protect their property from being fraudulently sold or mortgaged in 2015.Read full article: [UK landlords urged to protect their property from fraud]
 



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