Property Reporter



  • New RICS data reveals the storm before the quiet

    The latest data from RICS has revealed that new buyer enquiries rose again in January for the tenth month in a row. Read more

  • Top tips to combat vendor tricks

    As house buyers, we need to be very very careful! From the moment we turn up at the beautifully manicured front door flanked by carefully cropped bay trees, and the smell of a Jo Malone candle wafts out to greet us, we should be on our guard. Read more

  • BTL approvals hit nine-year high

    Buy-to-let mortgage approvals have surged ahead of stamp duty changes resulting in home lending hitting a nine year peak. Read more

  • Will government interference in BTL drive rents up?

    A new report conducted by Belvoir has confirmed that Government policies aimed at cooling the Buy to Let market are making landlords cautious about their future investment plans for 2016, increasing pressure on the Private Rental Sector. Read more

New RICS data reveals the storm before the quiet


Latest News

TSB claims to have launched 'best 10-year fix on the market'

TSB claims to have launched 'best 10-year fix on the market'

Serious supply issues fuel East England house price leap

Serious supply issues fuel East England house price leap

Majority of tenants saving for first home

Majority of tenants saving for first home

Could China crisis cause a student flat crash?

Could China crisis cause a student flat crash?

Gross mortgage lending gains 16% at Nationwide

Gross mortgage lending gains 16% at Nationwide

Lifetime rent costs puts homeownership out of reach

Lifetime rent costs puts homeownership out of reach

Government questioned on seriousness over housing crisis

Government questioned on seriousness over housing crisis

House prices jump £700 in January says Your Move

House prices jump £700 in January says Your Move

Second-charge mortgage repossessions at lowest levels in 7 years

Second-charge mortgage repossessions at lowest levels in 7 years

Fixed rate mortgages at lowest levels in 2015

Fixed rate mortgages at lowest levels in 2015

TSB claims to have launched 'best 10-year fix on the market'

TSB claims to have launched 'best 10-year fix on the market'

Serious supply issues fuel East England house price leap

Serious supply issues fuel East England house price leap

Majority of tenants saving for first home

Majority of tenants saving for first home

Could China crisis cause a student flat crash?

Could China crisis cause a student flat crash?

Gross mortgage lending gains 16% at Nationwide

Gross mortgage lending gains 16% at Nationwide

Lifetime rent costs puts homeownership out of reach

Lifetime rent costs puts homeownership out of reach

Government questioned on seriousness over housing crisis

Government questioned on seriousness over housing crisis

House prices jump £700 in January says Your Move

House prices jump £700 in January says Your Move

Second-charge mortgage repossessions at lowest levels in 7 years

Second-charge mortgage repossessions at lowest levels in 7 years

Fixed rate mortgages at lowest levels in 2015

Fixed rate mortgages at lowest levels in 2015


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Latest Comments

misha gerasimov
misha gerasimov 11 Feb 2016

"Spain’s real estate market has become one of the world’s most popular real estate markets in just half a year. It made it to sixth place in CBRE’s ranking of the world’s most successful property markets...

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Solicitor2Flipper
Solicitor2Flipper 10 Feb 2016

I think it will, and is the very reason why I am having a bit of a change of mind. Before the SD surcharge announcement, I was determined to stop letting. Now, I think perhaps all is not lost - thanks...

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ChevDev
ChevDev 06 Feb 2016

Right to rent is another classic example of government failure. Why should I as a Landlord have to check the legality of a tenant? If they pay the rent and look after the property that's all that concerns...

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PeterD
PeterD 23 Jan 2016

The majority of people certainly in this country are honest hardworking people who have never missed payments but have been caught in this minefield. I congratulate this business and wish them every success...

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Michael
Michael 20 Jan 2016

Despite many sounding a note of caution, there are others, including Mr Lewis, who remain optimistic. However, it's strange the author does not make any reference to the fact that it is commercial property...

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Solicitor2Flipper
Solicitor2Flipper 03 Dec 2015

I have been thinking about the 'possible' exemption for "larger" corporate landlords, and I wonder if this wouldn't constitute "state aid", which is prohibited under European legislation unless prior approval...

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Andy
Andy 25 Nov 2015

If the Government wants to preserve the residential properties for the local people, they should stop granting golden visas for foreigners who invest £300,000+ in residential property. Or at least increase...

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Stephen Crofts
Stephen Crofts 25 Nov 2015

And the report is compiled by an on line "Estate Agency"... convenient! In my experience on line estate agencies have no interest from the minute you've handed over your marketing fee... and just watch...

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warren
warren 18 Nov 2015

Challenge accepted. ;)

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Mortgage_Biz
Mortgage_Biz 18 Nov 2015

You're using a Solicitor to write a piece on Mortgages..?!! C'mon guys you can do better than that! points 2, 3, 4 and 5 are just utter rubbish....how about I write something on conveyancing and we'll...

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DGS
DGS 10 Nov 2015

I am an Agent based in LBO Brent, we are members of ARLA, NAEA and RICS and have had to deal with Brent's Additional Licencing scheme which came into effect on 1st Jan 2015. It has been extremely onerous...

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Solicitor2Flipper
Solicitor2Flipper 06 Nov 2015

...this 'thinking outside the box' mentality is encouraging, and I think, what we need :)

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