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Positive outlook for UK regional commercial markets

Monday, 22 December 2014
UK regional office markets have seen subdued rental growth over the last few years but the outlook is now more positive as a broadening economic recovery is feeding through to improved occupier demand.
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Almost a third of UK landlords have seen rent arrears in 2014, new research shows

Monday, 22 December 2014
Almost a third of landlords in the UK, approximately 500,000, say they have experienced rent arrears in the last 12 months, according to new research.
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Third of UK properties have seen prices drop since going on sale

Monday, 22 December 2014
A third of properties on the market in the UK currently for sale have been discounted, up from 27% in February and the highest since August 2012 the latest data shows.
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Buyers pay premium of 21% to live within a UK National Park

Monday, 22 December 2014
The price premium for properties within a National Park in the UK has increased from 18% to 21%, new research shows.
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House prices to rise by 3% in 2015 and rents by 2% says RICS

Friday, 19 December 2014
House prices in the UK will see an average increase of 3% in 2015 bolstered by recent changes to Stamp Duty, continuing demand and lack of supply of property, it is predicted.
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Rents in England and Wales down for first time in eight months

Friday, 19 December 2014
Residential rents across England and Wales fell to a new average of £768 per month in November, down 0.2% month on month, the latest index shows.
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Property price growth in London now behind five other UK cities

Friday, 19 December 2014
Property growth in London now lags behind five other UK cities as the capital’s house price growth has dropped by two thirds in just three months.
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Peer to peer lending set to change the UK mortgage industry, it is claimed

Friday, 19 December 2014
Peer to peer finance is set to revolutionise the UK mortgage industry, starting with secured lending to landlords, according to a new independent review of the buy to let mortgage industry.
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UK mortgage lending falls back to similar level a year ago, latest data shows

Thursday, 18 December 2014
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £16.9 billion in November, some 9% lower than October when it was £18.6 billion, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
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A year of two halves for the prime central London lettings market

Thursday, 18 December 2014
It has been a year of two halves in the lettings market in prime central London with the supply and demand pendulum swinging towards supply in the latter half of the year, according to a new report.
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Rest of UK expected to catch up with London and South East price growth in 2015

Thursday, 18 December 2014
In 2015 UK regions outside of London and the South East of England will catch up on the property price growth that has topped the market this year, according to agents.
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UK surveyors report a resurgence in remortgage activity

Thursday, 18 December 2014
November saw a resurgence in remortgaging activity even as the rest of UK housing market cooled, according to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation.
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Only a minority of UK landlords experience disputes with damage top of the list

Thursday, 18 December 2014
Over the last 12 months under 10% of UK landlords have experienced a tenant dispute but when it does happen it usually concerns damage, new research has found.
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Intermediaries remain the most popular choice for buy to let investors

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
UK landlords sourcing buy to let finance from intermediaries has increased as they regard it as the best way to secure a good deal, new research suggests.
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UK asking prices down 3.3% in December, latest Rightmove index shows

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
This year is ending with the largest ever monthly fall in the price of property for sale in the UK with the average asking price down by 3.3%, the latest index figures show.
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Scottish property prices bounce back after dip due to referendum vote

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
After a cooling in the market due to the referendum vote on independence, house prices in Scotland have now recovered, according to the latest index figures.
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New starter home initiative announced by UK government

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
A new scheme offering 100,000 first time buyers in the UK new homes with a 20% discount has been announced by the Prime Minister as part of a major push to help people onto the housing ladder.
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Return of foreign buyers to Italian property market set to continue in 2015

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
The last year has been a good one for the Italian real estate market and going into 2015 there are still good buys to be found in many areas, it is claimed.
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UK buy to let sector confident going into 2015, new research suggests

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Confidence in the buy to let market will encourage significant investment in the sector by UK property investors in 2015, according to new research.
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UK house prices up 10.4% annually, but inflated considerably by growth in London

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
UK house prices increased by 10.4% in the year to October 2014, down from 12.1% in the year to September 2014, the latest index from the Office of National Statistics shows.
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Consumer confidence in UK property price growth falling

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Consumer confidence in the outlook for UK house prices has continued to fall from its peak in July 2014, according to the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker.
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Fierce competition of rental properties continues despite supply increase

Tuesday, 16 December 2014
The level of supply in the private rental sector in the UK is showing signs of improvement but there is still fierce competition for rental property as the level of demand remains high.
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UK asking prices down apart from in Scotland, latest index shows

Monday, 15 December 2014
Asking prices have fallen across the UK apart from Scotland, month on month, according to the latest data from the Home.co.uk index, but are expected to growth by 7% in 2015.
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Lenders offering more deals to UK residential property developers, new survey finds

Monday, 15 December 2014
Lenders to residential developers in the UK are taking on more risk as property markets stabilise after the financial crash, a survey of more than 50 major institutions has found.
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Most UK regions see strong annual rental market growth

Monday, 15 December 2014
Nine out of 12 UK regions saw rental price rise in November compared to the same month last year, according to the latest rental index.
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LTV lending falls as demand ebbs from bottom end of UK house market

Monday, 15 December 2014
Lending to higher Loan To Value borrowers in the UK has fallen 12% year on year with November seeing the smallest number since October 2013.
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Belgrave Square named as having the most expensive homes in England and Wales

Friday, 12 December 2014
  The streets of Belgravia and Knightsbridge in central London are the most expensive locations in England and Wales to buy a property, according to new research.
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England and Wales house prices showing strongest annual growth since 2005

Friday, 12 December 2014
House prices in England and Wales increased by 0.8% in November with values climbing across all regions taking the average price to £280,733.
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Latest CML figures show lending to first time buyers still rising

Friday, 12 December 2014
Lending to UK first time buyers increased by 12% in October compared to the previous month and is now 14% up on the same month in 2013, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
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UK housing minister announces £3.5 billion for new rental homes across the country

Friday, 12 December 2014
The UK’s housing minister has signed a new agreement to unlock £3.5 billion in funding to build new homes specifically for renting across the country.
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Number of Scottish households facing higher moving costs set to rise

Thursday, 11 December 2014
More households in Scotland could potentially see the upfront cost of moving rise when the new Land and Building Transaction Tax rates come into force in April 2015, a new analysis suggests.
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