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KEYWORD "Affordability" - 100 RESULTS
Hot Money now on August Interest Rate Cut

Inflation figures are down - but not as much as many analysts expected. The basic Consumer Price Index figure fell from 3.2%...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark wants Labour to come clean on rent controls

Propertymark wants Labour to come clean on its rent control policy, as the party repeatedly flip-flops on the issue. The agents’ body...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Landlord instructions in short supply as market slows

The latest RICS UK Residential Survey results suggests that tenant demand continues to lose momentum.  Alongside this, landlord instructions remain in short...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

 Stop Killing Market with Rent Controls, agents tell minister

Propertymark has urged Scotland’s new First Minister to end the country’s housing emergency. John Swinney is now First Minister and says he...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand slows as agents warn about unsustainable rent rises

The latest market report from Propertymark’s lettings agents suggests the demand is slowing. The latest data - for March - shows that...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental demand to stay strong as first time buyers struggle

Startling regional differences are acting as barriers to those looking to step onto the property ladder for the first time, according...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

50,000 new rental homes needed to meet historic demand - Rightmove

Rightmove says there are still nearly 50,000 rental properties needed to head back to the pre-pandemic level of rental supply. The latest...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - groups still lobbying for further changes

A coalition of higher education and student housing organisations have called on the government to make further changes to the Renters...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

More tenants borrowing to fund deposits on next property - claim

The percentage of tenants borrowing money to fund their cash deposits on their next property has risen over the last 12...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Cheaper to buy than rent in every major British city - Rightmove

Rightmove says it’s now cheaper to buy than rent in each of Great Britain’s biggest cities, highlighting why many determined first-time...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons’ internal lettings data shows market returning to normal

Data from in-the-news agency Foxtons reveals rental applicant demand has increased 9% from February, yet is now still 14% lower year...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Boost for Buy To Let as mortgage product choice improves

There's good news for the buy to let sector as mortgage product availability is showing signs of stability, according to the...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Ceilings Have Been Reached - agency's stark warning

The chief executive of one of Britain’s largest franchise agency chains is warning that rents may no longer be able to...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

TV Property Guru to give keynote speech at Propertymark One

TV property guru and Move iQ founder Phil Spencer to be a keynote speakers at Propertymark One this year, the trade...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Deposit Alternative service plays up ‘unaffordable’ rents

A deposit alternative service claims the cost of rent has outpaced salary growth by 5.2% over the past 10 years, leaving...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

City Build To Rent Schemes - two new announcements

Developer Beech Holdings has secured planning permission for its luxury development of Build To Rent apartments in Sheffield. Sheffield Gardens will include...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Brownfield Development isn’t the only answer, agents tell government

Propertymark wants the government to cool down on its enthusiasm for brownfield development. It says in a response to a consultation that...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Improving market doesn’t solve underlying problems - Propertymark

Promising figures from the latest house price index doesn’t mean underlying problems in the market have been solved, warns Propertymark. UK house...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency warns on landlords’ and tenants’ differing rent expectations

Prime London rental values ticked up 0.3% over the first three months of 2024, according to Savills, as the market continues...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renting cheaper than owning for most first time buyers says Halifax

For first time buyers, renting is cheaper than buying in most of the UK according to new data from the Halifax.  London, the...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New Rental Crisis - big rise in countryside lets as rural house prices soar

England’s county councils want the next government to set out a long-term plan for housing, as a new report claims there’s...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Co-Living sector grows with key player making another acquisition

Co-living specialist Built Asset Management has snapped up a fourth rival operator in three years.  ProCo-Living joins the BAM business portfolio with...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Family-owned agency signs up to deposit alternative supplier

Family-owned agency Boydens has signed a deal to offer deposit alternative service Reposit to landlord clients. Paul Buck, a representative of Boydens,...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech sector gives a thumbs down to lacklustre Budget

The PropTech sector has mostly agreed with the rest of the industry in its view on yesterday’s Budget - that it...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill threat to student accommodation, say experts

New research suggests that a majority of the British public believe the government should be doing more to support students find...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Letting agents demand mortgage lenders cut rates to help market

The letting agents’ trade body Propertymark has made the unexpected move of calling on banks to cut mortgage rates. Rates are typically...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Beware 1% Deposits - Knight Frank lays into government

Knight Frank has taken the unusual step of suggesting a government proposal for the housing market is high-risk and could even...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Shake Up - Gove slammed for “political posturing”

The trade body representing short lets providers and support companies has reacted angrily to government proposals for a radical shake up. Housing...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

New tenant referencing service launches today

VISTA, a tenant referencing service first announced back in November, launches today. Insurance and referencing service HomeLet says the product will “provide...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents plead with Bank of England after buy to let mortgage arrears soar

Propertymark wants the Bank of England to cut interest rates following data showing soaring mortgage arrears and repossessions. Lenders trade body UK...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents nearing ‘affordability ceiling’ - but no new supply in sight

Rents are approaching an affordability ceiling according to Savills - but the agency admits it doesn’t see substantial new supply on...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent says rents set to fall as economy returns to near-normal

A buying agent claims that rents could finally be tailing off despite some indices showing rises still taking place. According to Rightmove,...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Union slams Bank decision as workers face high rents

A trades union has slammed the Bank of England over its decision to keep base rate at 5.25 per cent, saying...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Tens of thousands of new homes built on flood plains, claims insurer

New analysis by insurance giant Aviva reveals that one in every 13 new homes built in England in the last decade...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Over-50 year old first time buyers show significant increase

There were 12,000 first time buyers over the age of 50 in the UK in 2022, the latest figures available. This means...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New Year Bounce - strong start to 2024 housing market says Zoopla

A return of pent-up demand and mortgage rates falling below five per cent have boosted the start of the year for...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Supply-Demand imbalance eases in prime areas - and rents stall

Savills says prime rental growth across London and the country has stalled for the first time in almost three years. In prime...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises slow to a trickle - new figures for London and beyond

The average advertised rent for new properties coming to market hits another new record outside of London of £1,280 per calendar...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Row over government bid to turn renters into first time buyers

Controversy surrounds a government idea - floated over the weekend - to allow renters to secure mortgages with just one per...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants flee cities as high rents push them to outer areas

A severe shortage of properties to rent, fierce competition to secure the homes that are available, and rising rental prices led...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental growth to decline this year warns muted Winkworth

Winkworth’s first trading statement of 2024 reveals that it saw a five per cent rise in rental revenues in 2023 -...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand easing as rental market edges back to normality

The UK rental market is experiencing a gradual easing in demand, marking a shift from the peak levels witnessed in recent...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let investors compete with owner occupiers  - Nationwide

Owner occupiers have been competing with landlords in the battle to purchase smaller properties, new figures show. Smaller properties are often preferred...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Lenders set out buy to let forecasts for 2024/2025

UK Finance has published its housing and mortgage market forecasts for 2024 and 2025 together with projections for 2023 full year numbers. Key figures for 2023 In...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill causing unease amongst investors - agency

The Jackson-Stops agency is warning that the Renters Reform Bill is driving investors away - and making the market worse, not...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Top agent senses change of mood in rental market

One of Britain’s leading agents - former RICS residential chairman Jeremy Leaf - says he is seeing a change of mood...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

More guarantors demanded as economy slump goes on

An analysis of tenants renting between 2020 and 2023 shows a big rise in those on high salaries asked to provide...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rural tenants hit hardest by rent rises caused by stock shortage

Private sector tenants in rural areas are facing the brunt of growing rents, according to new research. Whilst some measures suggest tenants...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending to drop in 2024 - a silver lining for rental sector?

It looks as if the rental market is set to stay strong for some years to come. That’s because lending for house...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking rent rises now a thing of the past says Zoopla

The scale of rent rises has peaked with future increases likely to be smaller, says Zoopla. The portal’s latest report into the...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Forecast - rental market to see “strong resurgence” next year

Next year will see “a strong resurgence” in the rental market, a leading agent predicts. Nicky Stevenson, Managing Director of Fine &...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Affordability Crisis means rent rises cannot continue at this pace - Savills

Savills is warning that despite strong income growth, rising rents are stretching the finances of those in the private rental sector.  Savills...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Britain’s worst city for rental availability

New research has identified locations with the largest volume of available rental stock, based on those units at or below the...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent’s Affordability Warning - not all tenants will really benefit

A prominent lettings agent says there’s been a definite improvement in rental affordability in most areas - but he doubts all...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Affordability Crisis: rents near ceiling in some regions, index suggests

Affordability limits have been reached in several regions of the UK, the Home property website suggests. While some regions are still recording...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Gary Wright - flatfair Chief Executive Officer

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Gary Wright - Chief Executive Officer. What is flatfair and what...

13 November 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Tenants worrying more over affordability, claims deposit alternative

A deposit alternative service claims online searches by tenants reflect increased uncertainty over affordability. Deposit alternatives are under scrutiny at the moment...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New tenant referencing service claims to revolutionise industry

HomeLet claims its new VISTA service will revolutionise the lettings industry by eliminating fraud through the use of detection technology and...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Market Showing - prime rental growth starting to moderate

Rental growth in prime regional markets has started to slow, following runaway growth over the past three years. That’s the view from...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Flats Underperforming in Housing Market - Nationwide

Apartments are underperforming when it comes to capital growth, according to the Nationwide. The lender, in its latest house price index, says...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Young tenants delay life-changing decisions while renting

Young couples are delaying marriage and starting families until they get out of the rental sector, research by Yorkshire Building Society...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Cut-price properties tempting investment buyers, says accountancy chief

Some prospective buy to let landlords may be about to use their equity to snap up investment properties at discounted rates,...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls at heart of Shelter’s General Election manifesto

Shelter has published what it calls a General Election manifesto with rent controls at its heart. Called The Way Home: a manifesto to...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents’ leader tells government to incentivise private rental sector

The chief executive of Propertymark has reiterated his call for the government to make investment in buy to let attractive. Nathan Emerson says:...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - First rental market forecast for 2024

Zoopla has issued the first major private rental sector market forecast for 2024. Rental growth this year is on track to end...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Help your landlords recover rent with PayProp’s effective arrears management tools

In the face of stretched incomes, rising interest rates and escalating consumer prices, an increasing number of tenants are at risk...

11 September 2023

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Agency pushes Build To Rent advantages over Buy To Let

Knight Frank, in conjunction with Build To Rent operator Moda Living, has published a highly supportive report about BTR. Creating what it’s...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Union urges government not to give in to private rental experts

The National Union of Students is urging the government not to give in to what it calls “exploitative” private rental sector...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Swathes of England and Wales becoming less affordable - claim

Almost a quarter of England and Wales will become less affordable to buyers by 2025, it’s been claimed. The findings - from...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Forever - the Guppies have Given Up on Property

A personal finance expert has revealed that a new group which he calls Guppies are reconciled to possibly renting forever. Alan Davison,...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the cheapest and dearest places to rent in England

Professional cleaning firm Prompt Cleaners has created a league table of regions and local authorities where renting is cheapest and dearest. The...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Alto unveils ‘much requested’ PropTech integration

Zoopla’s Alto cloud-based software has announced a new integration with lettings PropTech supplier Canopy. This will enable tenant referencing to be permitted...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket warns on downside of frantic lets market

OnTheMarket says the frantic lettings market of the past year or more is bad news for agents. In a trading statement to...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - would a General Election make it or break it?

The head of a consultancy that handles lettings agency acquisition has given her views on what a General Election might mean...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill measures may be extended - BBC report

The BBC says discussions are underway to extend the Renters Reform Bill to specifically outlaw any rental listing banning families and benefit recipients...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Bad to disastrous’ - sharp fall in private rental listings

New research shows a 41 per cent reduction in the number of London properties available for private rent since the Covid-19...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Chancellor’s Crisis Meeting - pleas for rental help mount

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is today charing a crisis meeting of mortgage lenders, as calls mount for him to take action to...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents edge above long term ratio to earnings says Zoopla

Typical UK rents now account for 28.3 per cent of average pre-tax earnings - slightly above the 10-year average of 27...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Digital help for tenants on display at agents’ celebration today

Well known broker Mortgage Advice Bureau will be showcasing a suite of new digital products today at an event organised by...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Strong rental prospects in cities tipped for long-term growth

Two cities have been identified as the UK’s highest-growth cities across multiple property sectors over the next 10 years, according to...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Room rents increasingly unaffordable, claims new research

An insurance firm claims two thirds of people’s typical budgets are too low to afford the average UK rent of £634...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental market set to benefit as buyers hit by cost woes

The rental market is set to benefit from a surge in potential buyers putting their purchase plans on hold. Data from NerdWallet...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill needs to be even tougher - claim

The Nationwide Foundation - a charitable foundation founded by the Nationwide Building Society - says the Renters Reform Bill should be...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Senior agent warns rents can’t continue rising indefinitely

The latest data shows that while rents continue to climb, growth is starting to slow down.  According to Nicky Stevenson, managing director...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill published - full details

The pro-tenant anti-landlord Renters Reform Bill has at last been published by the government which first promised it in 2019. It has...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - Bank of England reveals latest decision

The Bank of England has announced its latest decision on base rate. This has been increased by 0.25 per cent to 4.5...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

No end in sight to supply drought in prime London

One of the high end lettings agencies dominating the prime London rental landscape says there’s no end in sight to the...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Third of tenants must borrow to raise rental deposits - survey

Nearly a third of tenants are borrowing money to fund a cash deposit, a survey claims. A poll of 1,000 current renters...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Details emerge of 100% mortgage aimed at renters

Renters are being offered a 100 per cent mortgage by the Skipton Building Society - the first time such a product...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Sales market supply set to rise as more landlords quit - prediction

More property is likely to come onto the sales market in the weeks and months ahead as rising numbers of landlords...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents back compulsory national registration for short lets

Propertymark has thrown its weight behind the idea of a compulsory national register of landlords and hosts operating Airbnb and other...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental affordability improving at last, says Foxtons

New figures today from London-focussed lettings agency Foxtons shows growth in the supply of lettings properties on the market is starting...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents report rents on the rise again as spring market blooms

The number of new prospective tenants registering at each branch of a Propertymark-member lettings agency held steady at 106 in March,...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents skyrocket across UK amid warning of “housing disaster”

Average room rents rose by 10 per cent or more in every UK region, every London region and almost every major...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Many renters want government help for first time buyers

New research from The Mortgage Lender reveals that 44 per cent of renters would like more cost-of-living support from the government. Specifically...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

New powers confirmed over holiday lets and second homes

New powers have been revealed to tackle what the Welsh Government calls the ‘problem’ of second homes.  A statement from the Senedd...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents react to Bank of England interest rate decision

The Bank of England has raised base rate by 0.25 per cent to 4.25 per cent - the highest level since...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Sean Hooker - Head of Redress for the Property Redress Scheme

Introduce yourself A: My name is Sean Hooker. I have worked for the HFIS group for sixteen years, originally helping set...

23 March 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Ombudsman rules on tenants with children discrimination case

The Property Ombudsman has ruled that a letting agency’s ban on renting to a family with children was discriminatory against women...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Record high for rents as normal market resumes

Rents across Great Britain hit another record high in February, averaging £1,230 pcm for a newly let home.   The figure - which...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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