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Housing market springs forward

Two new sets of figures suggest the housing market is shrugging off pre-election uncertainty and now has "a spring in its step". The average UK property increased ... More...



Lettings market: arrears down and rents roughly stable

Average rents for one and two bedroom properties rose 0.8 and 0.4 per cent respectively in the first quarter of 2015, while rents remained stable for ...

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Pension saving concerns for one in five

Up to 45% of over-40s ‘would consider’ buy-to-let to increase retirement income More than one in five savers (21%) regret or are unsure about saving into pensions ...

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Councils 'pay private landlords £4k to take tenants'

Local councils are offering landlords cash payments of up to £4,000 to accommodate homeless families as a shortage of social housing means authorities have to “court ...

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Foundation targets first-time landlords

Foundation Home Loans (FHL) has launched a product with fixed and discounted rate options through the intermediary market aimed specifically at first-time landlords. Main features include: 3.96% 2 ...

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Mansion tax 'forces 120,000 to revalue homes'

Around 120,000 home owners will have to spend around £110m to revalue their homes if Labour’s mansion tax policies come into effect, a high end estate ...

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Ability to buy falls over last year

The ability to buy a home has fallen by 3% over the past 12 months, and an incredible 73% in London. This is largely due to house ...

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Cantabria luring British land buyers

According to new figures from Spanish property portal Kyero.com, the northern Spanish coastal region of Cantabria is experiencing a substantial degree of interest from British land ...

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Buy to let 'the outstanding investment since 1996'

Buy to let has been the outstanding investment of the past 18 years, providing average returns outstripping all other major asset classes, a peer-to-peer lending group ...

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Housing market activity hits eight-year high

March 2015 saw the strongest activity for property valuations in any month since 2007. Activity soared 36% compared to February to make March the busiest month for ...

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Valuation totals soar for remortgaging and BTLs

Last month produced the strongest activity for property valuations in any month since 2007, according to Connells Survey and Valuation. The total number of valuations carried out ...

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