• Finance

    Mortgage sales crash 16% in April

    The latest data from Equifax Touchstone has revealed that during April mortgage sales for the UK fell by £2.62bn - a 16.0% drop on the previous month. Read more

  • Property

    Flat prices up over 50% since 2009

    The latest research from Halifax has revealed that flat prices have grown by 53% in the last seven years compared with growth of 39% for all property types - typically rising an average of £1,008 per month from £159,292 in Q4 2009 to £243,936 in Q4 2016. Read more

  • Landlords

    Single property landlords hit by BTL tax changes

    The latest report from the National Landlords Association has revealed that single property landlords are finally waking up to the fact they could be pushed in to a higher tax bracket following the introduction of new taxation rules for buy to let. Read more

  • Property

    Homebuyers vote noise to be the biggest turn off

    New research from Plentific.com has revealed that homebuyers take noise pollution very seriously when it comes to buying their dream home. Read more

Mortgage sales crash 16% in April


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Do party manifestos go far enough on leasehold reforms?

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BTL investment at all-time low

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UK landlord scraps rental deposits

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First-time buyers - how to avoid purchasing a property for more than you can afford

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Majority of property investors unable to secure mainstream funding

Majority of property investors unable to secure mainstream funding

Everton top the Premier League of renting

Everton top the Premier League of renting

Landlords' taxable profit set to 'sharply increase'

Landlords' taxable profit set to 'sharply increase'

One in ten FTBs regret purchasing their first home

One in ten FTBs regret purchasing their first home

Aspiring FTBs 'wildly underestimating' housing costs

Aspiring FTBs 'wildly underestimating' housing costs

£20m funding drive launched to help budding landlords

£20m funding drive launched to help budding landlords

Do party manifestos go far enough on leasehold reforms?

Do party manifestos go far enough on leasehold reforms?

Rental supply falls by a third in London as UK plateaus

Rental supply falls by a third in London as UK plateaus

Developers urged to prioritise copyright infringement following landmark judgement

Developers urged to prioritise copyright infringement following landmark judgement

New Government urged to support privately funded affordable housing models

New Government urged to support privately funded affordable housing models

BTL investment at all-time low

BTL investment at all-time low

UK landlord scraps rental deposits

UK landlord scraps rental deposits

First-time buyers - how to avoid purchasing a property for more than you can afford

First-time buyers - how to avoid purchasing a property for more than you can afford

1 in 3 new mortgages delivered by building societies

1 in 3 new mortgages delivered by building societies

What is the ideal bedroom-bathroom ratio?

What is the ideal bedroom-bathroom ratio?

Identify your tenants before investing in property

Identify your tenants before investing in property

The North predicted to become a BTL hotspot

The North predicted to become a BTL hotspot


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Latest Comments

Oliver Conway
Oliver Conway 18 May 2017

Making a neat inventory is a good idea, but if the seller is not willing to provide it, can the buyer demand it?

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Bertrand
Bertrand 17 May 2017

First step to nationalisation of the private rented sector IMHO. Nanny state poking their noses into things yet again. I object, as a decent landlord, sometimes having to deal with some pretty awful tenants,...

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Izzy
Izzy 16 May 2017

This is such a great a post. I love the detail you've gone into. It's a very useful article for helping those who are looking at deciding which sector they would like to go into! When I first started investing...

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paul burnham
paul burnham 30 Apr 2017

Jeremy Corbyn's pledge that a Labour government would build 500,000 new council houses must electrify the general election campaign. Reliance on markets and the profit motive has brought huge housing-related...

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 28 Apr 2017

Sadiq Khan?s announcement of an online database of landlords and letting agents who have been convicted of housing offences, appears on face value to be a variation of the already implemented Database

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warren
warren 26 Apr 2017

You're very welcome Mary! Glad you enjoyed them :)

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Mary Ward
Mary Ward 26 Apr 2017

Thank you for the wonderful ideas. First impressions can make or break a deal. It's sadly that many homeowners drop the kerb to create an off-street parking space.

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 14 Apr 2017

I'm not at all surprised that so many landlords are still confused about what the tax changes really mean and how it will affect them. In particular, the blind rush to incorporation is leaving landlords...

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MH
MH 13 Apr 2017

You are right that the bank holidays are going to be spoiled in looking for the properties. But people who want to sell their property and looking for the better relocation, they can get benefits of this...

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bnellyb
bnellyb 08 Apr 2017

There will be an exodus of private landlords over the next 5 years as tax changes take effect, private landlords provide an important service to the rental market, why do housing associations and councils...

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Fred Cassman
Fred Cassman 07 Apr 2017

"Make it look like you are at home": often people forget this and share on facebook their location!

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jared townsend
jared townsend 05 Apr 2017

It'll be interesting to see how & if the Government's asset sale regarding mortgages helps

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