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Tax changes will affect more than half of landlords

Wednesday 4th January 2017

A survey of property investors and landlords conducted by Mortgages for Business has found that 60% of participants believe they will ...

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Renting families want longer tenancies, says charity

Wednesday 4th January 2017

Equivalent to 1.5 million family households currently living in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) would like a longer tenancy agreement, according ...

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Average UK house price rises above London's for the first time since 2008

Wednesday 4th January 2017

For the first time in eight years, house prices in the capital grew slower than the national average in 2016.   The findings, ...

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Industry body calls on councils to protect tenants from rogue landlords

Wednesday 4th January 2017

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has called on councils across the UK to up their games in order to protect tenants ...

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Revealed: what makes landlords tick

Wednesday 21st December 2016

A new research study of 2,500 landlords - one of the largest ever undertaken - has provided an insight into the ...

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Number of 25-year old homeowners has halved in last two decades

Wednesday 21st December 2016

Analysis carried out by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed that home ownership rates among 25-year-olds have fallen by more ...

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How much can letting agents save landlords?

Wednesday 21st December 2016

New research has identified just how much landlords could save each year by employing a letting agent.    Endsleigh's survey of 500 landlords ...

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Pensioner incomes lagging behind rises in house prices

Wednesday 21st December 2016

House prices have risen twice as fast as pensioner incomes since 1994/95, new research from the Equity Release Council has revealed.    The ...

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Landlords would consider forgoing a letting agent if profits were hit

Wednesday 14th December 2016

New research from the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) has revealed that nearly half of landlords (47%) would dispense with ...

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Tenants' property maintenance delays are costing landlords

Wednesday 14th December 2016

The average landlord is spending £2,360 each year on essential maintenance, according to new research.   LV= calculates that the UK's approximate 1.75 ...

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Lack of understanding over base rate and mortgage repayments

Wednesday 14th December 2016

Only one in four mortgage borrowers is aware of how reductions in the Bank of England's base rate affects their repayments, ...

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Government failing to meet its targets on affordable new-builds

Wednesday 14th December 2016

Just 4% of the affordable homes purchased in 2016 were new-build properties. This is according to research carried out by conveyancing ...

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What does 2017 hold for the property market?

Wednesday 7th December 2016

As 2017 edges ever closer, a number of property experts have had their say on how they see the market shaping ...

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Eight ways to legally deal with non-paying tenants

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Rent arrears are a big problem for many landlords and chasing money can be an arduous and largely thankless task.    With this ...

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Remortgaging driving mortgage market, research shows

Wednesday 7th December 2016

The latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation has revealed that remortgaging activity is the main driver in the mortgage market, ...

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Big uptake in Land Registry's fraud protection alert service

Wednesday 7th December 2016

The Land Registry has revealed that more than 50,000 people have signed up to its free Property Alert service.    The service, which ...

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Agents' fee ban will reverse trend of fewer rent rises, says ARLA

Wednesday 30th November 2016

The ban on letting agent fees charged to tenants - which was announced as part of last week's Autumn Statement - ...

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Some landlords wait longer than four months for a tenant

Wednesday 30th November 2016

New research carried out by the Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) has revealed that over one in five landlords have to ...

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Christmas markets help to power house price growth

Wednesday 30th November 2016

The UK towns and cities with the best Christmas markets also achieve the strongest price growth, research by Knight Frank has ...

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No fee fixed-rate mortgages on the increase

Wednesday 30th November 2016

The number of fee-free mortgages available to those searching for a fixed rate deal has more than doubled in the past ...

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Property industry reacts to final Autumn Statement

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

The Chancellor Philip Hammond today delivered his first Autumn Statement, which included a number of measures for the property industry.    The headline-grabbing ...

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Good broadband now more important to buyers than a view

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

The importance placed on good broadband has been further highlighted by the results of Knight Frank's first Buyer Survey, which showed ...

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Flats make appearance in UK's super-prime property market

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Research into the super-prime property market has revealed that there are currently 21 properties in the UK priced £20 million and ...

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Prices for first-time homes on the rise

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

The latest figures from Rightmove have shown that first-time buyers are paying an average of £15,000 more for a starter home ...

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House prices continue to rise – industry reacts to latest official figures

Thursday 17th November 2016

The average cost of a property in the UK during September was £217,888 after prices edged up by 0.2% from August.   This ...

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Property prices highest next to golf courses and racecourses

Thursday 17th November 2016

New research carried out by online estate agent Hatched has revealed that golf is the best sport when it comes to ...

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South East dominates list of buy-to-let hotspots

Thursday 17th November 2016

A quarterly ranking of buy-to-let locations is dominated by towns in the South East of England.   LendInvest's Buy-to-Let Index analyses locations based ...

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Tenants being let down over broadband

Thursday 17th November 2016

Some 83% of “millennial renters” wait more than a week for internet connection, new research by LivingCom has revealed.    With anger and ...

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Where is the UK's fastest property selling location?

Wednesday 9th November 2016

Properties in Essex are taking the quickest time to sell, according to new research.   Knight Frank's new tool myPropertyGenius has revealed that ...

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Rising number of leasehold properties, research reveals

Wednesday 9th November 2016

An average of 15% of residential properties are leaseholds, according to research carried out by My Home Move of more than ...

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Falling rents in London helps slow average rental growth

Wednesday 9th November 2016

The latest Landbay Rental Index has found that the average rent for a UK property increased by 0.05% in October, slowing ...

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Buyers concerned about purchasing property where someone has died

Wednesday 9th November 2016

Almost half (44%) of home buyers have reservations about purchasing a property where someone has died, according to a survey by ...

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Typical UK home takes 91 days to sell

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

The average property in the UK takes 91 days to sell, according to the latest City Rate of Sale report from ...

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Report shows buyer confidence surging back to the market

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Data from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has revealed that demand for housing increased by 16% in September, defying ...

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More tenants must sign photo inventories, says trade body

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has raised its concern at the apparent lack of tenants signing inventories.   The trade body ...

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Latest Nationwide Index reveals house price growth slowdown

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

The latest Nationwide House Price Index has revealed that annual house price growth slowed in October, down to 4.6% from the ...

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London's house price inflation growth slows

Wednesday 26th October 2016

House price inflation in London witnessed its lowest quarterly growth for 20 months in the three months to September, the latest ...

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London's first Airbnb league table revealed

Wednesday 26th October 2016

A new league table has revealed which boroughs are the most in-demand for short-term lets through websites like Airbnb.   Short-term landlords in ...

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Housing sentiment remains strong post-Brexit

Wednesday 26th October 2016

The latest House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Knight Frank and IHS Markit has revealed that households across the UK perceive ...

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Confidence grows among UK's 'second-steppers'

Wednesday 26th October 2016

Market confidence among the second-stepper demographic – first-time owners looking to take their next step on the property ladder – is ...

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Government proposes extension of mandatory HMO licensing

Wednesday 19th October 2016

The Government has announced its intention to extend mandatory licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in England.   Under the current rules, ...

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Renting has become more affordable since Brexit vote

Wednesday 19th October 2016

Average UK rents increased by 3% in the 12 months to September – the slowest annual growth rate recorded this year, ...

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Link between home ownership and life expectancy revealed

Wednesday 19th October 2016

If you own your own home you are likely to live longer, according to the latest research from the HomeOwners Alliance.   Throughout ...

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Post-Brexit landscape leads to rise in house sale fall-throughs

Wednesday 19th October 2016

Figures released by Quick Move Now have shown that 31% of house sales fell through before completion in the third quarter ...

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Buy-to-let bounces back after post-stamp duty lull

Wednesday 12th October 2016

Activity in the buy-to-let sector increased substantially during the third quarter of the year, according to the latest findings from Rightmove.   The ...

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One-bed rental properties continue to rise in value

Wednesday 12th October 2016

The latest Landbay Rental Index has revealed that the average rent for a one-bed property in the UK rose by 0.12% ...

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Third of landlords not concerned about effect of Brexit

Wednesday 12th October 2016

Some 39% of landlords surveyed by the National Landlords Association (NLA) believe that the UK's exit from the European Union will ...

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Tradition not trends, say buyers

Wednesday 12th October 2016

Homebuyers prefer traditional values over fads when it comes to choosing a new home, research carried out by Virgin Money has ...

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Property and construction firms bemoan UK tax system

Wednesday 5th October 2016

The tax system is viewed as unfavourable to the industry by more than 70% of UK-based property and construction businesses, a ...

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Property supply undeterred by Brexit

Wednesday 5th October 2016

A property supply Index has quashed fears that the supply of homes would be badly hit by the fallout from June's ...

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