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Fleet launch new product range

Fleet launch new product range

Buy-to-let and specialist lender, Fleet Mortgages has announced the launch of a new product range covering its three key borrower groups – Standard (Individual); Limited Company; and Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

23 Jun 2017

HTB numbers hit 285k

HTB numbers hit 285k

New statistics from DCLG have revealed that over 285,000 homeowners, including 240,000 first time buyers, have been supported by the government's Help to Buy schemes.

23 Jun 2017

Francesca Woodhouse joins Avamore Capital as Senior BDM

Francesca Woodhouse joins Avamore Capital as Senior BDM

Former Private Banking Manager Francesca Woodhouse has joined the short term property finance specialist Avamore Capital as a Senior Business Development Manager.

23 Jun 2017

What does the recent political upheaval mean for property in the UK?

What does the recent political upheaval mean for property in the UK?

The degree of political upheaval experienced over the last twelve months has created a great sense of uncertainty amongst UK markets, and property is no exception. Ironically, the only thing we can be certain about in the current property market is that it is uncertain.

23 Jun 2017

Majority of Londoners overestimate local house prices

Majority of Londoners overestimate local house prices

A new report has revealed that 62% of first-time buyers in London are overestimating local house prices, with properties in boroughs such as Westminster, Brent, Camden and Hammersmith & Fulham perceived as some of the most expensive to buy in.

23 Jun 2017

Government changes are destroying landlord confidence

Government changes are destroying landlord confidence

A new report from Kent Reliance has shown that landlord confidence has fallen back as tax burden rises and house prices growth slows - just 41% now hold a positive outlook for their portfolios.

23 Jun 2017

Hamilton Fraser acquires Landlord Action

Hamilton Fraser acquires Landlord Action

HF Resolution Ltd, a subsidiary of Hamilton Fraser, has acquired one of the industry’s leading tenant eviction solicitor firms, Landlord Action Limited.

22 Jun 2017

CML: Gross mortgage lending up 12% in May

CML: Gross mortgage lending up 12% in May

The latest data and analysis from The Council of Mortgage Lenders has estimated that gross mortgage lending reached £20.1bn in May - a 12% increase on both April last month and on May last year, in which £17.9bn was advanced.

22 Jun 2017

Brexit fears fail to deter buyers and sellers according to new survey

Brexit fears fail to deter buyers and sellers according to new survey

The decision to leave the EU has failed to deter British buyers and sellers, according to independent estate agent, haart.

22 Jun 2017

Could the Bank of Mum and Dad solve the affordability crisis?

Could the Bank of Mum and Dad solve the affordability crisis?

New research from Legal & General has found that, with the potential to help 450,000 people onto the housing ladder every year, lifetime mortgages could be the best option for many.

22 Jun 2017

 

Top tips on how to keep your home cool this summer

Top tips on how to keep your home cool this summer

It’s safe to say that as much as we in Britain look forward to a bit of sunshine. Whenever they arrive we suddenly find ourselves struggling to keep cool; even in our own homes we can feel as though we’re walking around in a sauna.

22 Jun 2017

Warm outlook for holiday let investors?

Warm outlook for holiday let investors?

A couple of months back, I wrote about a reported spike in the sales of holiday homes, with the relative weakness of the pound encouraging a rising number of brits to take ‘staycations’ in the UK, rather than holidaying abroad.

22 Jun 2017

Compensation awarded by TPO tops £1m barrier for first time

Compensation awarded by TPO tops £1m barrier for first time

Yesterday, at the House of Lords, The Property Ombudsman (TPO) launched its latest annual report, which revealed an increase in the number of formal complaints resolved by the scheme and a record total of compensatory awards paid by agents.

22 Jun 2017

Could the letting agent fee ban be here by the autumn?

Could the letting agent fee ban be here by the autumn?

The government has used this afternoon’s Queen’s Speech to confirm that letting agents fees will be banned in England within two years – and one property expert believes they could be banned much sooner.

22 Jun 2017

May mortgage data shows 'spectacular rebound'

May mortgage data shows 'spectacular rebound'

The latest analysis from Equifax Touchstone has shown that mortgage sales during May this year were up 25.4% when compared to those of April. According to the findings, the rise in sales equates to £3.4bn.

21 Jun 2017

What are the top 10 home improvements of 2017?

What are the top 10 home improvements of 2017?

Bathrooms, kitchens and new central heating systems top the list of improvements for this year, but homeowners are warned that major works could invalidate their home insurance.

21 Jun 2017

Pensioner property wealth hits £1.054tr

Pensioner property wealth hits £1.054tr

A new report from over-55s financial specialist, Key Retirement, has shown that in the past year retired homeowners have each earned more than £2,400 a month from their houses and have a combined property wealth of £1.054 trillion.

21 Jun 2017

Property sales fell 7% in 2016 according to Lloyds report

Property sales fell 7% in 2016 according to Lloyds report

New housing market analysis covering 2016 has been released by Lloyds and reveals that sales saw a 7% drop when compared to 2015.

21 Jun 2017

Legal Sector Group completes leasehold reform proposal

Legal Sector Group completes leasehold reform proposal

The Legal Sector Group – comprised of The Conveyancing Association, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Bold Legal Group and The Society of Licensed Conveyancers – have published its complete proposals on Leasehold reform.

21 Jun 2017

Strong growth recorded for UK's smaller mortgage lenders

Strong growth recorded for UK's smaller mortgage lenders

The latest data from CML has revealed that small and medium sized lenders are experiencing strong growth despite the 10 largest lenders continuing to undertake the lions share.

21 Jun 2017

Could the 'golden period' of house price growth be nearing its end?

Could the 'golden period' of house price growth be nearing its end?

New research from online estate agents, HouseSimple.com, has revealed that UK homeowners have seen the value of their homes increase by more than 40% and almost £60,000 over the past eight years, as they’ve benefitted from a “once-in-a-generation” record low interest rate environment.

20 Jun 2017

Majority of FTBs fear negotiation

Majority of FTBs fear negotiation

New research from Barclays has found that 52% of first time buyers have never negotiated and a further 53% admitted they fear missing out in the “extremely competitive” market if they were to negotiate.

20 Jun 2017

What should you ask when buying a property?

What should you ask when buying a property?

If you're going through the process of buying a house for the first time it can be more than a little daunting.

20 Jun 2017

UK rental system 'not fit for purpose' claims new report

UK rental system 'not fit for purpose' claims new report

New research among 2,000 UK adults by virtual online letting agency LetBritain has revealed the sentiments of Britain’s landlord community.

20 Jun 2017

New presidents announced for Propertymark

New presidents announced for Propertymark

ARLA Propertymark and NAEA Propertymark are delighted to welcome their new presidential teams for the year ahead.

20 Jun 2017

10 ways to beat the tax man for landlords

10 ways to beat the tax man for landlords

A successful landlord, amongst other things, is a tax efficient landlord. So London based estate agent, Portico, asked the experts for 10 legitimate ways to reduce your tax bill and the results are below.

20 Jun 2017

How have house prices changed in the year since the EU referendum?

How have house prices changed in the year since the EU referendum?

The latest research by online estate agent, eMoov.co.uk, looks at house price growth performance across the UK since Britain voted to leave the EU back in June of last year.

19 Jun 2017

Calls for government to make independent inventories compulsory

Calls for government to make independent inventories compulsory

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks has urged the government to introduce compulsory, unbiased and regulated inventories as an industry standard.

19 Jun 2017

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Latest Comments

SecomTech
SecomTech 22 Jun 2017

AT Last...This was discussed years ago and there was a move towards landlords registering their bad tenants on a database..(can't remember where) It seems a logical step though our leaders will probably...

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Bertrand
Bertrand 02 Jun 2017

How about the Welsh Govt introducing a scheme to protect landlords against "rogue" tenants who are then taken to court for criminal damage to the properties they trash. Pretty unlikely I suspect and politically...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 25 May 2017

"Please don't pick a novelty tune-playing doorbell. They're not 'fun'. They're stupid." Laughed a lot to this. It's actually true, though.

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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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