4th January 2016

RICS: House prices to increase by 6% in 2016

House prices in the UK will see an average increase of 6% over the course of next year, the RICS housing forecast for 2016 is predicting. […]
4th January 2016

Zoopla: 600,000 Britons are now property millionaires

More than 600,000 Britons are now property millionaires with their home values having eclipsed the £1m mark. Property millionaires have increased by 75,796 (14%) since January, […]
4th January 2016

Santander: Buying is cheaper than renting

A report from Santander says that potential first-time buyers would have lower monthly outgoings if they bought a property than they do renting. In every region […]
4th January 2016

First-time buyers reliant on family help

More than half (52%) of first-time buyers rely on their families to financially assist them in buying their first home, research from Which? Mortgage Advisers says. […]
4th January 2016

AMI: Mortgage rates to rise early in 2016

Mortgage rates are likely to rise in the first quarter of 2016 as lenders look to control their lending before the Mortgage Credit Directive comes into […]
4th January 2016

ARLA: rents to increase in 2016

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has said that rents will rise in the New Year due to legislation changes affecting landlords. David Cox, ARLA […]
18th December 2015

Getting on the home ownership ladder getting easie

Barriers to getting on the housing ladder fell from September to December 2015 with the announcement of The Building Societies Association’s Property Tracker which found that […]
18th December 2015

More 95% loan to value mortgages in 2016

New lenders will enter the 95% loan to value market in 2016, Accord’s National Intermediary Sales Manager David Robinson has foretold. He reckoned the UK mortgage […]
18th December 2015

Do small housebuilders hold keys to home ownership

Owning a home is likely to be on many peoples New Year wish list. With the Government’s commitment to deliver thousands of new homes, there are […]
18th December 2015

Rents are slowing across the UK

The latest HomeLet Rental Index reveals that rents on new tenancies agreed over the three months to November fell in most areas of the country. Meanwhile […]
18th December 2015

Wear and Tear tax allowance to be changed after co

HM Revenue and Customs has published the responses it received to its 12 week consultation on changing the Wear and Tear Allowance for buy to let […]
18th December 2015

130,000 Help to buy completions to date

The Help to Buy Equity Loan and Mortgage Guarantee schemes have assisted 130,000 mortgages since their launch in 2013. 80% of the adopters of the schemes […]
18th December 2015

A third of the UK has problems with neighbours

18 million residents, or a third of the UK’s adult population, have faced disputes with their neighbour over the past 12 months, and half of those […]
11th December 2015

Stamp duty hike may hit new-build volumes warns Be

The chairman of Berkeley Homes is warning that the Government’s 3% stamp duty increase for buy to let properties and second homes risks damaging the ability […]
11th December 2015

Average deposits rising

Mortgage Advice Bureau say that average deposits rose in nine out of eleven regions in October. As a result, the average purchase deposit reached £71,301: a […]
11th December 2015

Britons quick to fall in love with property

A survey by My Home Move, has discovered that we are a nation of decisive homebuyers who are quick to fall in love with a home […]
11th December 2015

Tenant demand continues to grow

Paragon Mortgages report that tenant demand has continued to grow across the country in quarter three of 2015. The data also shows that rental yields – […]
4th December 2015

63% of those eligible intend to take advantage of

With the Government’s Help to Buy ISAs now launched, new insight from MoneySuperMarket reveals 63% of prospective homeowners plan to take advantage of these new tax […]
4th December 2015

2014 stamp duty change saves buyers £1.9bn

UK homebuyers have saved £1.9bn in stamp duty since it was reformed from a slab to progressive structure in December 2014, My Home Move data has […]
4th December 2015

£4,600 will be the average cost of raising buy to

Buy to let landlords would have to pay an extra £4,565 per property purchase in the first three quarters of 2015 if the Chancellor’s 3% stamp […]