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Homemover numbers hit seven-year high

The number of homemovers hit a seven-year high in 2014 but is still well down on pre-financial crisis levels An estimated 365,400 people moved home last year ... More...



Equity release lending at record high

Last year saw the largest amount of equity release lending ever recorded as the market grew nearly 30%. There were more than 21,000 new customers in 2014, ...

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Agents' body backs HS2 compensation deals

The National Association of Estate Agents has come out in favour of the government’s proposed compensation scheme for owner occupiers along the proposed route for the ...

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Rightmove records highest-ever page views

The dominance of Rightmove in the ever-more competitive portals market has been hammered home by its claim that rightmove.co.uk recorded its highest-ever number of pages view ...

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Metro cuts residential and BTL rates

High Street challenger Metro Bank is cutting rates across its residential and buy-to-let mortgage ranges to as low as 1.99%. Metro has also refreshed its higher-loan-to-value (LTV) ...

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Prime country house prices climb 3.4% in 2014

 Prime country house prices rose for an eighth consecutive quarter between October and December, the longest run of uninterrupted price growth since 2007, according to the ...

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Complaints about agents on the up

 The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) has reported an increasing number of consumer complaints being made against lettings, property management and estate agent members now that consumers ...

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Council acts on "illegal evictions"

Councils have become increasingly active over landlord licensing and private rental sector health and safety issues - now one is warning that it will take “robust ...

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BTL investors switch to short-term deals

There has been a sharp increase in the number of landlords opting for short-term fixed-rate mortgages as the threat of a base rate hike recedes, new ...

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TMW launches 10-year BTL fix

The Mortgage Works (TMW) has launched what it says is the only 10-year buy-to-let fixed rate on the market. Its new long-term deal charges 4.99% up to ...

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One in six landlords failing to contest dispute rulings

The Deposit Protection Service says that in 2014 one in six landlords required to submit evidence after agreeing to dispute resolution either missed the deadline or ...

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