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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]
 
Damage to property is top cause of disputes between landlords and tenants
2014-07-08 12:13:50 [Europe]
Over half of landlords in the UK say that damage to property is the top cause of disputes with tenants followed by decoration and then rent arrears.Read full article: [Damage to property is top cause of disputes between landlords and tenants]
 
UK financial watchdog seeking views on mortgage contract changes
2014-07-08 08:22:49 [Europe]
Consumers and firms in the UK are to be asked for their views on how fairness should be assessed when lenders make changes to the terms of mortgage contracts and whether the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) needs to make changes to its rules or guidance.Read full article: [UK financial watchdog seeking views on mortgage contract changes]
 
Steady prime property market growth fanning out from London into UK regions
2014-07-07 10:08:15 [Europe]
Slow, steady prime house price growth is now fanning out from London with regional markets recording annual price growth for a fourth successive quarter, according to latest analysis from international real estate adviser, Savills.Read full article: [Steady prime property market growth fanning out from London into UK regions]
 
Half of home owners with a mortgage without loan protection insurance
2014-07-07 09:25:04 [Europe]
Over half of all mortgaged residential property in the UK is not covered by any form of protection insurance, it has been revealed.Read full article: [Half of home owners with a mortgage without loan protection insurance]
 
Rental costs in UK rising, but tenants can afford it, latest index suggests
2014-07-04 14:32:36 [Europe]
The average cost of renting a home in the UK continues to rise, but in most parts of the country, there are sufficient numbers of tenants with higher incomes to sustain the increases.Read full article: [Rental costs in UK rising, but tenants can afford it, latest index suggests]
 
Rising UK property prices biting into rental yields, latest data suggests
2014-07-04 08:39:19 [Europe]
Rising property prices in the UK are causing an about turn in rental yields but more complex buy to let properties are still commanding considerably higher yields, new data shows.Read full article: [Rising UK property prices biting into rental yields, latest data suggests]
 
Help to Buy is assisting the right buyers, says new research
2014-07-03 10:08:28 [Europe]
Help to Buy, the UK government’s flagship buying scheme, is assisting the right home buyers with 55% of purchasers coming from the private rented sector, according to a new report.Read full article: [Help to Buy is assisting the right buyers, says new research]
 
UK house prices see growth for fourteenth month in a row
2014-07-02 11:30:14 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 1% in June and were 11.8% higher than June 2013 meaning that they have now surpassed their 2007 peak, according to the latest data from the Nationwide Building Society.Read full article: [UK house prices see growth for fourteenth month in a row]
 
Many first time buyers in UK relying on parental help with deposit
2014-07-02 07:56:09 [Europe]
On average first time buyers in the UK receive half of their deposit as a parental contribution with more than two thirds getting it as a gift, new research shows.Read full article: [Many first time buyers in UK relying on parental help with deposit]
 
UK landlords report a downward trend in voids
2014-07-01 15:17:21 [Europe]
The average void period experienced by UK landlords has continued to fall and is down to 2.7 weeks, according to the latest quarterly survey from specialist lender Paragon Mortgages.Read full article: [UK landlords report a downward trend in voids]
 
Majority of buyers in England and Wales pay less than asking price, new research shows
2014-06-30 11:56:11 [Europe]
New research reveals nearly three quarters of buyers in England and Wales paid less than the asking price of a property in the past 12 months.Read full article: [Majority of buyers in England and Wales pay less than asking price, new research shows]
 
Kensington and Chelsea most expensive location in the UK
2014-06-30 08:31:00 [Europe]
Areas in London and the South East are continuing to dominate the UK’s list of most expensive places for property on a per square metre basis, new research shows.
Read full article: [Kensington and Chelsea most expensive location in the UK]
 
UK govt proposals for garden cities not enough, new analysis suggests
2014-06-27 15:47:18 [Europe]
The UK government’s Garden Cities programme will not help solve the housing crisis unless the number of homes planned for locally is large enough to meet true housing need, according to property adviser SavillsRead full article: [UK govt proposals for garden cities not enough, new analysis suggests]
 
Property prices in England and Wales up 6.7% in May year on year
2014-06-27 14:04:37 [Europe]
Average house price in England and Wales increased by 0.4% in May and were 6.7% higher than a year ago, according to the latest data from the Land Registry.Read full article: [Property prices in England and Wales up 6.7% in May year on year]
 
UK govt announces millions of pounds for new home deals
2014-06-27 10:37:27 [Europe]
Communities across the country are set to benefit from thousands of extra homes under new deals revealed by the UK governmentRead full article: [UK govt announces millions of pounds for new home deals]
 
House sales slowing in the UK, latest data suggests
2014-06-27 08:38:10 [Europe]
Total house sales on a seasonally adjusted basis in the UK have fell by 3.5% in May but this is 14.8% higher than in the same month last year, according to the latest figures from HMRC.Read full article: [House sales slowing in the UK, latest data suggests]
 
Bank of England announces new mortgage constraints
2014-06-26 11:00:12 [Europe]
The Bank of England has told mortgage lenders to limit the proportion of mortgages at loan to income multiples of 4.5 and above to no more than 15% of their new mortgages.Read full article: [Bank of England announces new mortgage constraints]
 



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