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Criminal landlords to be 'named and shamed' by Mayor

Criminal landlords to be 'named and shamed' by Mayor

Criminal landlords and letting agents who exploit their tenants will be 'named and shamed' on a new online database to protect the two million private renters in the capital, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced today.

26 Apr 2017

Search Acumen now offers commercial title ownership data to real estate lawyers

Search Acumen now offers commercial title ownership data to real estate lawyers

Search Acumen, the property search provider, has announced it is the first in the industry to offer Land Registry’s Commercial Title Ownership data to its customers free of charge as the next step in the evolution of its commercial real estate platform.

26 Apr 2017

How much could your estate agent actually make for you?

How much could your estate agent actually make for you?

New data released by EstateAgent4Me has shown that appointing the right estate agent can net those selling their home up to £36,000 above their original asking price.

26 Apr 2017

Do you trust estate agent reviews?

Do you trust estate agent reviews?

According to a national study commissioned by global ratings and customer insights company Feefo, 70% of 25-34 year old UK home buyers rely on reviews to inform their decision making when selecting an estate agent.

26 Apr 2017

In the Spotlight with David Thomas

In the Spotlight with David Thomas

We caught up with David Thomas, Managing Director at Zip Management

26 Apr 2017

UK renter sentiment revealed in new survey

UK renter sentiment revealed in new survey

New research among 2,000 UK adults by online estate agent LetBritain has revealed the sentiments of Britain’s rental population.

26 Apr 2017

Majority feel that Brexit has no impact on their property purchase intensions

Majority feel that Brexit has no impact on their property purchase intensions

A survey of 2,000 homeowners, commissioned by property consultants Cluttons, has given insight into the nations thoughts on how the decision to leave the EU may impact on their future property purchases.

26 Apr 2017

Calls for planners and builders to increase site sharing

Calls for planners and builders to increase site sharing

The director of land broker, Aston Mead Land & Planning, is calling on planners, architects and builders to increase the amount of site sharing on new construction land across the UK.

26 Apr 2017

Surge in landlords exiting the market

Surge in landlords exiting the market

The latest report from ARLA Propertymark has revealed that there has been a rise in the number of landlords selling up and quitting the PRS.

25 Apr 2017

The end of paper-first mortgage applications?

The end of paper-first mortgage applications?

New research from identity data intelligence specialists GBG today reveals that old-fashioned and outdated mortgage application processes are creating barriers for UK consumers to get on the property ladder.

25 Apr 2017

 

Pressure on FTBs lifted as price growth steadies

Pressure on FTBs lifted as price growth steadies

The latest report from haart has revealed that house prices across England and Wales in March fell by 4.3% on the month, and are down 2.7% on the year. The average house price now sits at £222,884.

25 Apr 2017

1 in 3 FTBs hit by deposit block

1 in 3 FTBs hit by deposit block

The latest research from the Nottingham Building Society has shown that over 1 in 3 first-time buyers have missed out on purchasing a property because their deposit was too small and around half had more than 10% of the purchase price saved.

25 Apr 2017

Saffron announce financial support options for property developers

Saffron announce financial support options for property developers

Saffron Building Society is offering support to small builders and property developers seeking funding of typically between £500,000 and £3 million, for building projects based in East Anglia, London and the South East of England.

25 Apr 2017

Magellan announce fixed rate cuts on Complex Prime products

Magellan announce fixed rate cuts on Complex Prime products

Specialist mortgage lender, Magellan Homeloans, has announced that it has cut its 2-year fixed rate pricing across its range of Complex Prime mortgage products.

25 Apr 2017

Mortgage Trust announce new BTL products

Mortgage Trust announce new BTL products

Mortgage Trust has announced that it has launched three new limited edition buy-to-let products at the lowest rates ever offered by the provider.

24 Apr 2017

Buyer activity at highest level since 2007

Buyer activity at highest level since 2007

Rightmove's latest report has revealed that the number of sales agreed at this time of year has risen to its highest level since before the financial crisis.

24 Apr 2017

Top tips to sell your rental property

Top tips to sell your rental property

Vaughan and Sally Schofield of Belvoir Wrexham recently scooped the title of Belvoir's Best Sales Office of the Year, as well as the Gold Award for Customer Service at the company's national awards. Here are Vaughan's top tips for landlords who wish to sell a rental property…

24 Apr 2017

Empty home numbers in London fall by half over the past ten years

Empty home numbers in London fall by half over the past ten years

New analysis of recent government figures by specialist insurance broker, Towergate, has highlighted that during the past decade London has seen a dramatic fall in the number of properties left empty for over half of the year.

24 Apr 2017

Britain leaves behind £493m worth of valuables when moving home

Britain leaves behind £493m worth of valuables when moving home

According to the results of a new survey, a quarter of careless homeowners are leaving behind a small fortune in forgotten possessions when moving home.

24 Apr 2017

Equity release lending reaches record levels in Q1

Equity release lending reaches record levels in Q1

The latest report and analysis from the Equity Release Council has revealed record annual growth in both lending and new customer volumes in Q1 following a record breaking 2016.

24 Apr 2017

Residential transactions rally in March

Residential transactions rally in March

The latest stats from HMRC have shown that between February and March this year residential property transactions increased marginally by 0.5%. This makes up most of the ground lost following a drop of 0.7% the previous month.

21 Apr 2017

Rental price inflation remains low in March

Rental price inflation remains low in March

According to the latest data from HomeLet, rental price inflation in the UK remained modest during March - increasing by a small amount for the second successive month, following seven months of falls and remains below the general rate of inflation.

21 Apr 2017

UK Mortgage sales hit £16.4bn in March

UK Mortgage sales hit £16.4bn in March

The latest report from Equifax Touchstone has found that mortgage sales for the UK jumped to £16.4 billion in March, up 15.7% on the previous month. Residential sales rose 15.3% to £13.6 billion and buy-to-let sales increased by 17.4% to £2.7 billion.

21 Apr 2017

Empty property values in England hit £43bn

Empty property values in England hit £43bn

New research by Property Partner has revealed that England has 200,145 long-term empty homes worth more than £43bn.

21 Apr 2017

Mortgage war intensifies as YBS launch Britain's cheapest ever deal

Mortgage war intensifies as YBS launch Britain's cheapest ever deal

Yorkshire Building Society has announced that it has launched the lowest mortgage rate ever available in the UK at 0.89%.

21 Apr 2017

Housing market confidence relaxes to a "new lower normal"

Housing market confidence relaxes to a "new lower normal"

The latest research from Halifax has found that confidence in the post-referendum housing market appears to have settled to a "new lower normal".

21 Apr 2017

Rise in planning permissions for new homes

Rise in planning permissions for new homes

Permission for 293,127 new homes were granted in 2016, the highest yearly total since the HBF Housing Pipeline survey began in 2006 and a strong indicator that increases in house building are set to continue.

21 Apr 2017

Terrifying deposit saving times revealed in new report

Terrifying deposit saving times revealed in new report

The latest research from MoneySuperMarket has suggested that prospective homeowners in some areas of the UK would need to save for 27 years before they could afford to buy in the area they currently live.

21 Apr 2017

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Latest Comments

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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SecomTech
SecomTech 04 Apr 2017

...and not one mention of the rules on PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT!!! Unless you have studied the plans you will not know...It's probable a high proportion would not need planning permission...BUILDING Control...

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Jonathan
Jonathan 03 Apr 2017

That's a very interesting study indeed. There is no doubt that new services and web apps such as Wonego.com in the UK or Roomster in the US will change the way people look for a flatmate, and that tenants...

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MBM Homelets
MBM Homelets 23 Mar 2017

Although this is a very positive step, there is little or no guarantee of the standard of workmanship employed by the tenants. We have had experience of a professionally decorated property being ' painted'...

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ajay
ajay 21 Mar 2017

How is the "robust evidence" looking now?

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NathanG
NathanG 20 Mar 2017

I've been watching the series so far and am completely baffled by the cases that were presented. Though, I don't think that we can protect ourselves from every scam possible - it will just make the scammers...

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