5th February 2016

UK housebuilding up 7% year on year but still way

The number of new homes registered to be built in the UK increased by 7% year on year in 2015, hitting an eight year high of […]
5th February 2016

Limited Company Buy to Let transactions rise again

Applications made by Limited Companies accounted for 43% of all buy-to-let transactions in January, analysis from broker Mortgages for Business has revealed, up from 38% in […]
2nd February 2016

BoE: Mortgage approvals up 21% year on year

Mortgage approvals rose 21.2% year on year in December, from 102,910 to 124,803, according to Bank of England (BoE) figures. The total value of approvals rose […]
2nd February 2016

CML: Stamp duty reforms urged

Responding to the HM Treasury consultation on the 3% surcharge on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) proposals for second properties, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) […]
2nd February 2016

House price confidence remains strong

The latest quarterly Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker has revealed that confidence in the UK housing market remains strong despite a backdrop of cooling confidence in […]
2nd February 2016

How far will people move to get on the property la

A new report has revealed that almost 13m people plan to move over 20 miles in order to be able to afford to buy their first […]
28th January 2016

Tim Russ’s Market Update

It’s been a busy start to the year, with large numbers of buyer and tenant enquiries and a significant number of potential sellers and landlords requesting […]
25th January 2016

CML: 2015 lending reached £220.3bn

Mortgage lending reached an estimated £220.3bn in 2015 – an 8% increase on 2014’s total of £203.3bn, Council of Mortgage Lenders figures show. This is the […]
25th January 2016

Experian: 1.7 million tenants frustrated in their

According to Experian, one in three private tenants have put their plans to buy on hold and have remained in rented accommodation longer than planned. Home […]
25th January 2016

ARLA: Dedicated Housing Court needed to cover all

ARLA (The Association of Residential Letting Agents) wants a dedicated court or tribunal to deal with all property and housing related legal disputes. The Association has […]
25th January 2016

Ten tips for property viewing

Research conducted on behalf of Ocean Finance has revealed that a third of house hunters (31%) in the UK will visit between three and five properties […]
18th January 2016

2015: Over 300,000 first time buyers for second year

The Halifax has revealed that during 2015, first-time-buyer numbers hit 310,000. Although this represents a marginal decline (-0.5%) from 311,700 in 2014 – the first annual […]
18th January 2016

CML: “slow but steady” growth

The Director General of the Council for Mortgage Lenders (CML) Paul Smee has forecast “slow but steady upward trajectory over the next two years” after the […]
18th January 2016

26% of first-time buyers take 35 year mortgage ter

In 2007 the proportion taking out a thirty five year term was 16%, yet by 2015 that figure grew to 26% according to researc h from […]
15th January 2016


So 2016 is here – and it is a time to look forward to what the property world will bring is in the next 12 months. […]
11th January 2016

Government to directly commission 13,000 new homes

The Government has kick-started its affordable homes programme by announcing the fast-track building of thousands of houses on publicly-owned land. This kind of large direct commissioning […]
11th January 2016

Halifax: Property prices rise 9.5% year-on-year

UK property prices in the fourth quarter of 2015 were 9.5% higher than the same period in 2014, according to the Halifax. Prices for October to […]
11th January 2016

Stress: Where does buying or selling a property rate

Research from Which? Mortgage Advisers reveals that buying and selling property is one of the most stressful life experiences – more so than having a child […]
4th January 2016

RICS: Rents up 3% in 2016 with forecast of more by 2020

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is predicting that rents are likely to increase even faster than house prices in the next five years. RICS […]
4th January 2016

Lease extension demand soars over the last four years

The Uk’s largest conveyancing firm claims there has been a 140% increase in the number of properties requiring leasehold extensions in just the past four years […]