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UK mortgage seekers set to change spending to deal with tougher lending rules

Friday, 24 April 2015
A fifth of mortgage borrowers in the UK will use cash more frequently to avoid lenders seeing exactly what items they are spending on due to tougher lending regulations brought in a year ago.
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UK regional cities house price growth outperforms central London, says latest index

Friday, 24 April 2015
House prices in larger regional cities in the UK have outperformed central London for the first time since 2005, the latest property index shows.
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Cornwall is top spot for holiday homes in England and Wales

Friday, 24 April 2015
Some 165,000 people in England and Wales have holiday homes with Cornwall the most popular location for this type of second property, new research shows.
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Consumer confidence in UK housing market outlook rebounds

Friday, 24 April 2015
While house price growth continued to slow in March in the UK, consumer confidence in the outlook for the housing market has rebounded to its highest level since July last year, new research shows.
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UK landlords without cast iron inventory losing out in tenant disputes

Thursday, 23 April 2015
Since the start of the tenant deposit schemes in 2007 in the UK more tenants than landlords are continuing to be awarded 100% of the disputed amount at adjudications, new research shows.
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UK gross mortgage lending showing signs of picking up

Thursday, 23 April 2015
Mortgage lending in the UK is still down on a quarterly basis on what it was a year ago but there are signs of a pickup, according to the latest figures to be published.
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Rents in England and Wales close to record high, latest index shows

Thursday, 23 April 2015
Rents in England and Wales are now £768 per month with average annual rent rises growing at their fastest pace in two years, up 3.7% over the last 12 months.
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UK housing trends survey finds more people living alone and renting

Thursday, 23 April 2015
The housing market in the UK is experiencing a number of key trend changes which mean the more people are living along and more are renting a home for the long term, new research has found.
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Election uncertainty and higher taxes affecting prime London property market

Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Higher taxes and election uncertainty have put the brakes on prime London house prices which fell by 0.5% in the first quarter of 2015, new research shows.
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UK mortgage brokers report impact of rules change a year ago

Wednesday, 22 April 2015
A quarter of mortgage brokers in the UK say they have experienced a decrease in volumes since new mortgage rules came into being almost a year ago, a new survey shows.
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Scottish house prices see biggest monthly jump since 2007

Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Scottish property prices increased by 1.7% in February, the biggest monthly jump since the 2007 taking the average value to a new record high of £169,742.
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Landlords face bringing draughty UK homes up to scratch

Wednesday, 22 April 2015
New legislation will see landlords banned from renting out properties in England and Wales that are draughty as part of a drive to cut energy bills and carbon emissions.
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UK mortgage brokers report impact of rules change a year ago

Tuesday, 21 April 2015
A quarter of mortgage brokers in the UK say they have experienced a decrease in volumes since new mortgage rules came into being almost a year ago, a new survey shows.
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Newly let property rents up in the UK while others remain stable

Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Rents in the UK remain stable for renewed and occupied tenancies but continue to increase for newly let properties in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest rental index.
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Buyers and sellers in UK nationwide not put off by election jitters

Tuesday, 21 April 2015
The UK property market has seen a surge in buyer and seller activity despite reports of election uncertainty with average prices up 0.9% month on month, latest index shows.
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Average prime property prices outside London up 1% in first quarter

Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Growth figures reveal stability in the prime regional markets in the UK with average prices up by 1% outside of London in the first quarter of 2015, according to data from Savills Research.
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Housing stock in prime central London up 8.6% in six years

Monday, 20 April 2015
Housing stock in the prime central London property sector has increased by 8.6% since 2009 and has outgrown inner London boroughs by 4%, new research shows.
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NLA launches new landlord accreditation scheme

Monday, 20 April 2015
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched a new initiative to enable tenants to check if their landlord is accredited.
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UK asking prices reach new high, latest index shows

Monday, 20 April 2015
Asking prices in the UK have reached a new record of £286,133, pushed up by demand which has been exacerbated by a lack of sellers putting their homes on the market.
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General election garden city manifesto pledges welcomed

Monday, 20 April 2015
The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has welcomed the manifesto pledges for a new generation of Garden Cities from the major political parties but raised questions about their commitment to delivering genuinely sustainable new homes.
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Moving home costs in UK at highest level since 2007, study shows

Friday, 17 April 2015
The average cost of moving home in the UK has risen by 5% to £8,689 in 2014 from £8,258 in 2013, its highest level since 2007, new research shows.
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Property Ombudsman in England sees challenges rise

Friday, 17 April 2015
More people in the rented property sector in England are prepared to launch a challenge when they are not satisfied with their tenancy, according to the latest annual report from the Property Ombudsman.
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House price growth in England and Wales at slowest since 2013

Friday, 17 April 2015
House price growth in England and Wales is at its slowest since 2013 but despite this average property prices set a new record of £275,123, the latest data shows.
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UK landlords seeking more remortgages, buy to let index shows

Friday, 17 April 2015
Some 66% of buy to let loans in the UK in the first quarter of 2015 were for remortgaging compared with just 34% for new purchases, new research shows.
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House sales flatten in UK due to forthcoming general election, says RICS

Thursday, 16 April 2015
Buyer enquiries and house sales have flattened in the UK in the run up to the general election, according to the latest monthly market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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Prime central London rental market see increased demand

Thursday, 16 April 2015
Interest in the prime central London rental market has intensified in recent months as buyers become cautious prior to the election, and regulations surrounding mortgage lending take hold, a new report suggests.
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Farm land in England breaks the 8,000 an acre barrier

Thursday, 16 April 2015
Even the impending general election in the UK has failed to pull back the farmland market in England, with prices continuing to rise in the first quarter of the year.
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Survey finds home owners think peer to peer lending is risky

Thursday, 16 April 2015
Almost half of home owners in the UK who have not invested in peer to peer finance are put off by a perceived risk, new research has found.
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Asking prices rise across the UK apart from in Scotland

Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Asking prices have increased across England and Wales but not in Scotland, according to the latest index to be published.
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The dream British home is a farmhouse or cottage with an Aga, a new study shows

Wednesday, 15 April 2015
A quintessential farmhouse or cottage surrounded by quiet countryside is the dream home for many people in the UK, new research shows.
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Scottish country house prices moderate in first quarter of 2015

Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Prime country house prices in Scotland rose by 0.2% between January and March, a slightly more modest increase than the 1% growth seen in the final quarter of 2014, the latest data shows.
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