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December valuation activity surges 40% in two years

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December valuation activity surges 40% in two years

December activity in the housing market was up 40% compared to the same month in 2014, according to research from Connells Survey & Valuation.

17 Jan 2017

New app to lower estate agent property listing costs

New app to lower estate agent property listing costs

Two entrepreneurs have teamed up with a North East letting agency to launch a new app which they say could "revolutionise the UK property industry".

16 Jan 2017

Julian Harris partners with HomeLet for landlord insurance

Julian Harris partners with HomeLet for landlord insurance

Julian Harris Network has selected HomeLet as their provider of choice for landlord insurance.

16 Jan 2017

Precise launches online buy-to-let calculator

Precise launches online buy-to-let calculator

Precise Mortgages has put its buy-to-let calculator online so that brokers can see how much their clients can borrow.

16 Jan 2017

Skipton announces new build rate cuts of up to 0.84%

Skipton announces new build rate cuts of up to 0.84%

Skipton Building Society is cutting rates by up to 0.84% on its new build products.

16 Jan 2017

Rate of rental growth halves in 2016

Rate of rental growth halves in 2016

Rents grew by 1.6% in 2016 across Great Britain to reach an average of £927pm, the lowest annual increase for seven years and half the rate of 2015 (3.1%), according to the latest Countrywide Monthly Lettings Index.

16 Jan 2017

Landlords ditching buy-to-let for HMOs

Landlords ditching buy-to-let for HMOs

Roma Finance is seeing a record number of buy-to-let landlords converting their properties into Houses in Multiple Occupation in order to increase rental income as tax increases start to bite.

16 Jan 2017

Robust supply and demand keep house price inflation steady: Rightmove

Robust supply and demand keep house price inflation steady: Rightmove

The latest Rightmove statistics report a 0.4% monthly increase in the price of property coming to market - very similar to the 0.5% rise recorded in the same period 12 months ago.

16 Jan 2017

London sees lowest house price growth in December

London sees lowest house price growth in December

December saw some of the strongest monthly house price growth since the beginning of the year, with prices now almost fully recovered from their March 2016 ahead of the 3% stamp duty surcharge, according to the latest Your Move house price index.

16 Jan 2017

Property campaigner launches stolen deposits totaliser

Property campaigner launches stolen deposits totaliser

Property campaigner Ajay Jagota has launched a “stolen deposits totaliser” – keeping track of how much cash crooked letting agents are convicted of stealing in 2017.

13 Jan 2017

 

Hinckley & Rugby launches new five year fix

Hinckley & Rugby launches new five year fix

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has announced today that it has launched a new five-year fixed rate at 95% LTV which sees the interest rate drop for the final two years of the fix.

13 Jan 2017

Is 2017 the year for ‘leasehold change’?

Is 2017 the year for ‘leasehold change’?

The Conveyancing Association has outlined its continued focus on reforming the leasehold process and suggested 2017 should be the year when meaningful change is finally delivered.

13 Jan 2017

Vida launches new specialist residential mortgage range

Vida launches new specialist residential mortgage range

Vida Homeloans has announced the introduction of its new specialist residential mortgage range.

13 Jan 2017

Commercial property prices increased across all sectors in 2016

Commercial property prices increased across all sectors in 2016

The latest report by specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has highlighted that during 2016, average business property prices once again increased across all sectors.

13 Jan 2017

FTBs at highest levels since 2007

FTBs at highest levels since 2007

The latest report from Halifax has shown that more first-time buyers climbed on to the property ladder in 2016 than in any year since 2007.

13 Jan 2017

In the Spotlight with Darren Pescod

In the Spotlight with Darren Pescod

We caught up with Darren Pescod, MD of The Mortgage Broker

13 Jan 2017

Paradigm announces new partnership with Castlight Financial

Paradigm announces new partnership with Castlight Financial

Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced a new strategic partnership with financial capability platform, Castlight Financial.

12 Jan 2017

What are the top 13 house selling superstitions?

What are the top 13 house selling superstitions?

Do you salute a magpie? Are you afraid of walking over three drains but will happily walk across two? Cultures are full of superstitions, with many finding their way into the world of property.

12 Jan 2017

Tesco Bank reduces selected fixed rate products

Tesco Bank reduces selected fixed rate products

Tesco Bank has announced that it has reduced rates across a selection of its 2 year and 5 year fixed rate mortgage products.

12 Jan 2017

Landlords urged to act to beat burst pipe misery

Landlords urged to act to beat burst pipe misery

As Britain faces sub-zero temperatures at the end of the week, commercial insurer NFU Mutual is advising landlords and owners to prepare their property for winter’s worst.

12 Jan 2017

Price gap between high and low LTV deposits widens

Price gap between high and low LTV deposits widens

New data from AmTrust has revealed that although declining interest rates have resulted in home buyers saving more on their mortgage repayments compared to previous years, there remains a huge difference in the amount different buyers pay.

12 Jan 2017

Complaint teams created at TPO to meet consumer demand

Complaint teams created at TPO to meet consumer demand

The Property Ombudsman has created a Deputy Ombudsman role and reorganised the way it reviews complaints to ensure agents and consumers receive an improved service and faster outcomes through new dedicated teams and technology.

12 Jan 2017

Record breaking equity release market hits all time high

Record breaking equity release market hits all time high

Key Retirement has released data today showing that pensioners withdrew more than £2.1bn of property wealth in 2016 surging the already lucrative equity release market to a new all-time high.

11 Jan 2017

Accord announces further cuts on fixed rate products

Accord announces further cuts on fixed rate products

Accord Mortgages has announced today that it has reduced rates across selected fixed rate products by up to 0.30%.

11 Jan 2017

House prices moderate as UK sees a supply increase

House prices moderate as UK sees a supply increase

The latest data from Home.co.uk has highlighted a continuing decline in the London market which is impacting negatively on the national average.

11 Jan 2017

Remortgaging rush set to continue claims TSB

Remortgaging rush set to continue claims TSB

A new report and survey from TSB has claimed that the remortgaging rush is expected to continue in 2017, with up to 31% of eligible homeowners planning to cash in on low interest rates.

11 Jan 2017

Housing market remains buoyant as prices rise

Housing market remains buoyant as prices rise

Despite the predictions of many that house prices may fall in the wake of Brexit, the market has proved its resilience and quietened the naysayers.

11 Jan 2017

Is rent about to hit the affordability ceiling?

Is rent about to hit the affordability ceiling?

The latest data from HomeLet has revealed that rents in the UK rose on average 1.7% in December – less than half the 3.8% rate of rental price inflation in December 2015.

11 Jan 2017

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 16 Jan 2017

HMOs do make great commercial sense, but do the area research first!

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OJoyce
OJoyce 30 Dec 2016

We can only hope this will bring the results we all want and strive for.

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Reality
Reality 21 Dec 2016

The changes to land tax were a shock to many when it was first announced by the Chancellor in 2015?s Autumn Statement. However, once the changes came into place and the full details were digested, it?s...

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akbar ali dayala
akbar ali dayala 20 Dec 2016

I am a landlord and director of an online letting agents at the moment we charge tenants minimal fees and landlord also meaning we can get best deals for tenants all around if the ban comes in it...

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milessgabriel
milessgabriel 05 Dec 2016

Useful article

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Spencer Fortag
Spencer Fortag 30 Nov 2016

I am glad that someone listened to me!

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 27 Nov 2016

It's not just the lack of estate agency advice that's costing landlords money; most are getting seriously bad advice from their accountants resulting in tax bills far higher than they need to be. Likewise,...

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Sally Walmsley
Sally Walmsley 18 Nov 2016

The RLA stands by its sell-off statistics. While we welcome the feedback from Mr Jagota and are delighted to hear how well things are going for landlords in the north east, we would like to make it clear...

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Sheryl87
Sheryl87 18 Nov 2016

The high employment levels and the vibrant economy has led to ever-increasing demand for rental properties, especially from professionals relocations from other cities. This has led to more experts teaming...

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Sheryl87
Sheryl87 18 Nov 2016

Renting out your house can be risky business. It's good to think about residential landlords insurance. Standard cover includes buildings cover and cover for loss of rent following damage to a property...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 09 Nov 2016

Fear of ghosts, really?? Ok, I get the fear of bats in the attic and mice and rats running under your nose - those are easy to deal with pest issues which are really unpleasant and can turn you off. But...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 08 Nov 2016

In my experience, It has always been a matter of discussion between the landlord and the tenant. There are cases when it's clear who's responsible for the pest control costs. I see a lot of people in forums...

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