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KEYWORD "First Time Buyers" - 100 RESULTS
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

Most would-be buyers say they cannot afford an open-market home

A survey from property portal Share to Buy suggests that over three quarters of buyers believe they cannot afford to purchase...

11 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

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

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Starmer insists Awaab’s Law will be extended to private rental sector

Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer has confirmed that Awaab’s Law - putting a strict timescale on urgent repairs being done -...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks boss slams Tories in unexpected attack

While most agents remain relatively tight lipped about party politics, the chief executive of Purplebricks has said the Tories should take...

13 February 2024

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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

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House builders overwhelmingly want Labour to win General Election

A Knight Frank survey of 50 house builders shows a staggering 70 per cent support for Labour to win the next...

29 January 2024

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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

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Propertymark sits on the fence over first time buyer controversy

Propertymark has stepped into the row over a bank chief’s comments on first time buyers. Sir Howard Davies, chairman of NatWest, responded...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Short lets tax change this week just the first of many in 2024

Airbnb and other short let platforms are from this week required to send data on their clients’ earnings to HMRC. And a...

03 January 2024

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Budget date revealed as Gove hints at new housing policies

The date has been set for the Spring Budget - the last before the General Election.  It’s to be on Wednesday March...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent unhappy at “missed opportunity” to help rental and other housing sectors

One of the UK’s leading lettings agents is bemoaning what he calls “the missed opportunity “ to help the rental sector...

22 December 2023

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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

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Growing family cash help to lift buyers out of rental sector

Financial support from family members - not just parents - is expected to help fund 318,400 housing transactions in 2023, according...

01 September 2023

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Siblings join parents in helping first time buyers quit rental market

New analysis reveals that other family members beyond parents are increasingly lending their financial support to first-time buyers.   So far this year...

29 August 2023

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Soaring first time buyer deposits likely to trigger more rental demand

New figures showing the growing size of first time buyer deposits suggest that many would-be purchasers will be staying with the...

08 August 2023

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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

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Bring back Help To Buy to combat soaring rents - legal call

A prominent property law consultancy wants Help To Buy, or similar schemes, to be resurrected.  Dutton Gregory Solicitors says that with the...

27 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

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

Labour and Tory anti-landlord policies slammed by agency chief

A franchise network boss has sharply criticised both Labour and the Tories for their pro-tenant policies. Dominic Agace, chief executive of Winkworth,...

18 May 2023

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Property company boss rubbishes 100% mortgage help for tenants

A company that tries to encourage people to buy a home in ‘chunks’ says few first time buyers are interested in...

15 May 2023

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Labour to allow councils to limit new build sales to first time buyers

A newspaper says Labour is seeking to woo renter voters by allowing councils to restrict new build homes to first time...

11 May 2023

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Labour supports rent controls - and opposes them

Senior Labour figures have come out with sharply opposing views on whether the party backs rent controls. Shabana Mahmood, a senior MP...

04 May 2023

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High rents push more first timers into buying - claim

The property market could be emerging from the downturn, Zoopla says.  Annual house price growth remains just 3.0 per cent according to...

04 May 2023

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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

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Suburban Build To Rent niche gets boost from lettings agency

Leaders Romans Group's Suburban Build To Rent team has been appointed to jointly manage and maintain over 100 Build to Rent...

05 April 2023

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Prominent agent slams Tories for damaging supply of homes

The government must focus on measures in next week’s Budget that will boost significantly the supply of homes, according to lettings...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Should first time buyers be tempted into buy to let investment?

A high profile mortgage lender operating in the buy to let sector has launched a series of products aimed at investors...

23 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental market to stay strong as First Time Buyer numbers plummet

A new analysis suggests that the number of first time buyers has plummeted by over 10 per cent in the past...

23 February 2023

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Extra tax on buy to lets can help housing be ‘more equal’ - claim

The political party propping up the Scottish Government says higher taxes on buy to lets will help the housing market be...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants under 30 risk being “stuck” renting for years - claim

A tax expert says the current economic climate has made it so hard to save for a deposit that many tenants...

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency slams government for failing to boost rental supply

The way to solve the rental sector supply shortage is through Build To Rent, a leading agency claims.  Leaders Romans Group says...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental demand set to rise as first time buyer numbers drop sharply

The number of first-time buyers is estimated to have fallen by nine per cent in 2022, Yorkshire Building Society says. Analysis by...

05 January 2023

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First time buyers shelve plans - so rental demand to stay high

A new survey from Aviva has revealed that over a million people may rule themselves out of the first-time buyer market,...

28 November 2022

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First Time Buyers cut back in struggle to escape renting

A new study from Rightmove reveals what aspiring first-time buyers are most likely to cut back on in a bid to...

17 November 2022

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Savills adds to gloom with forecast of major price falls next year

Savills is the latest agency to suggest significant house price falls next year - although in its long-range forecast it says...

04 November 2022

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Rental demand to rise as first time buyers frustrated - Rightmove

The latest Rightmove asking price market report suggests that the biggest victim of the current market mayhem is the first time...

17 October 2022

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House price fall will boost rental supply, predicts mortgage chief

A mortgage company chief executive is warning that house price falls of up to 15 per cent are likely between now...

11 October 2022

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Stamp Duty change does nothing to help rental sector - claim

The euphoria caused by the stamp duty cuts announced just before the weekend has given way to a realisation that they...

26 September 2022

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Stamp Duty Cuts take effect immediately

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced that stamp duty will be cut.  In future there will be no stamp duty on the first...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech chief invests in ground-breaking private rental fund

A high profile PropTech entrepreneur is amongst a series of investors linked to a new fund, launched today, cashing in on...

01 September 2022

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Deck is stacked against private tenants, says industry supplier

One of the biggest names in the deposit alternative sector says the rental market is “stacked against” private tenants. Gary Wright, chief...

31 August 2022

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Rightmove shows how interest rate rises may indirectly boost rental sector

Data from Rightmove shows how an interest rate rise today, when the Bank of England meets, might effectively boost demand in...

04 August 2022

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First timers defer buying - rental market likely to face higher demand

A quarter of homebuyers are putting off their purchase due to cost of living fears - and when it comes to...

22 July 2022

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Property investment salesman predicts buy to let renaissance

The sales director of a property investment firm says high house prices, rising interest rates and the broader cost of living...

15 July 2022

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Rental market set to stay strong as first time buyer deposits soar

A new analysis of prospective first time buyers suggests that the cost of their initial deposit has soared in the past...

11 April 2022

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Cheaper to buy than rent IF you can afford the deposit

The monthly costs for a first time buyer are some 13 per cent lower than that of a similar renter -...

22 March 2022

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Rent To Buy scheme snaps up senior housing guru

One of the most respected figures in British housing has joined one of the growing number of Rent To Buy companies. Lord...

05 January 2022

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Restrict buy to let - Conservative’s shock demand to government

A former Conservative councillor has used a leading party website to call on the government to restrict the purchase of buy...

30 December 2021

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Improve rentals as many tenants can’t buy, government told

A think tank says it would take a major policy change to fulfil Boris Johnson’s goal to turn generation rent into...

02 December 2021

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Here’s why the rental market is likely to boom in the long term

New figures provide further evidence of the difficulties first time buyers have getting on the property ladder - and why as...

22 October 2021

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Agency head tells Sunak - stop hammering the private rental sector

The head of a lettings agency has drawn up a wish list for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to address in his Budget...

14 October 2021

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Rental demand set to stay high as first time buyer age rises

With house prices at an all-time high, showing no signs of waning, the age of first-time buyers is on the rise...

04 October 2021

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Rise in investor demand for properties to continue, predicts Zoopla

There’s been a 21 per cent rise in demand for properties from buy to let investors according to a new analysis...

26 August 2021

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HMOs likely to grow in number and importance in the future

A leading banking and wealth management company says a growth area for the rental sector in the years to come will...

12 May 2021

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Unify UK property tax to attract investors, agency boss says

Scotland must encourage more investors into its property market as a way of supporting its economy once the Coronavirus recedes according...

06 October 2020

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Renting off the hook? Government intervention shifts to ownership

Government intervention, which in recent years has seen scores of legal and regulatory changes to the private rental sector, may be...

05 October 2020

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Indirect boost for rental market as first time buyers defer plans

Nearly half of prospective home buyers have delayed their plans because of the Coronavirus crisis, a mortgage company says. Research by Aldermore...

24 September 2020

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Buy to lets should be sold “at knockdown prices” - renters group

A pressure group representing private tenants wants government to help housing associations purchase buy to let properties “at knockdown prices.” A blog...

04 May 2020

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Over 100,000 tenants sign up to Zoopla rental programme

Over 100,000 current or aspiring tenants have signed up to an education programme explaining how the rental sector works, run by...

09 March 2020

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SUCCESS STORY: How to win at Financial Services

When Wolverhampton estate agency Thomas Harvey opened its doors more than 50 years ago, mortgages weren’t really part of the equation...

28 February 2020

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Almost half of renters believe they will never own a home

Some 45 per cent of those who don’t yet own a home think they never will, according to a new report.  While...

19 November 2019

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New mortgage encourages students to become first time landlords

A new building society mortgage product is aimed at allowing students to become first time buyers and to simultaneously become first...

29 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords ARE quitting buy to let - but fewer than feared

Research by franchise lettings agency company Belvoir suggests that landlords are continuing to exit the property market, although not at the...

19 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Boring Budget? - lettings industry downbeat at lacklustre measures

The agency industry has reacted in a broadly downbeat way at the relatively few housing-related proposals that were announced in yesterday’s...

30 October 2018

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Government is forcing more landlords to quit, top agency claims

Belvoir says more landlords are selling up and fewer newcomers are investing in the private rental sector because of increased legislation...

24 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let still strong in the long term, insists 'state of the sector' report

The growth of the private rental sector has slowed thanks to government intervention and economic uncertainty - but it will expand...

15 June 2018

From: Breaking News

The big buy to let sell-off: good for first time buyers but...

A lettings trade body says 380,000 landlords may be about to sell at least one property - potentially flooding the sales market. The...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Agency’s ‘decade of data’ shows transformation of rental sector

Belvoir has published what it calls ‘a decade of data’ tracking the changes in the private rental sector since 2008, when...

20 April 2018

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Millennials outside London will spend £111,000 on rent before buying

Millennials renting an average-sized property outside of London, who begin their tenancy at age 21, will spend an average of £110,830...

15 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Budget: Stamp Duty reform, More new homes, possible longer tenancies

Stamp duty reform for first time buyers has taken pride of place in the Budget speech of Chancellor Phillip Hammond.   From today,...

22 November 2017

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Lettings sector directly diminished by stamp duty surcharge - claim

Over two thirds of landlords are reluctant to invest in new properties as a result of the stamp duty surcharge on...

22 November 2017

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Lettings market to benefit from first time buyers' inexperience

The private rental sector is likely to benefit as a result of first time buyers’ lack of understanding of the timings,...

02 November 2017

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Revealed - role of parental finance help in private rental sector

The Bank of Mum and Dad isn’t just a phenomenon in the sales market - new research shows it’s a growing...

29 August 2017

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Lettings demand to stay high as '30% of tenants plan never to buy'

New data from a survey of tenants suggests demand for the private rental sector looks set to be high for the...

03 August 2017

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Rental sector increases as 'young adult owner' numbers plunge

Analysis of the government's latest English Housing Survey figures shows that there’s been a further decline in the home ownership rate...

03 April 2017

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Over 80% of Help To Buy: Equity Loan purchasers are first timers

Over 112,000 properties have been purchased through the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme since its launch in 2013 - and...

31 March 2017

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Scrap tenancy deposits to help first time buyers, urges agent

  Renters are spending half their wages keeping a roof over their head, are twice as likely as homeowners to have no...

27 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Tenants face rent rises of 30% warns ex-Bank of England chief

Tenants face potential rent increases of between 20 and 30 per cent as a result of tax rises hitting landlords, says...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Tax changes not hitting buy to let significantly, says agency chief

The head of MartinCo, the country’s largest franchise agency group, says the government’s buy to let tax changes and lettings fee...

03 February 2017

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Another legal expert speaks against government buy to let tax grab

Buy to let landlords may be forced to raise rents or even sell their properties because of the government’s new tax...

03 November 2016

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Industry body ramps up buy to let tax pressure on Chancellor

In its latest bid to push Chancellor Phillip Hammond to back down on buy to let tax changes, the Residential Landlords...

24 October 2016

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More parents use buy to let to provide offspring's accommodation

The number of so-called ‘parent landlords’ is set to rise as increasing numbers of baby boomers use buy to let as...

07 October 2016

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Failure for landlords trying to overturn buy to let mortgage interest change

The attempt to seek a Judicial Review of legislation reducing the mortgage interest tax relief for landlords has failed. The case was...

06 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Rental market set to boom as  5.5m Britons say 'we'll never own'

  Over 5.5m Britons think that they will never be able to own a home on the grounds of cost.   A survey of...

30 September 2016

From: Breaking News

'Stop attacking buy to let' government is told by news editor

The news editor of London financial daily City AM has made an outspoken attack on the government’s fiscal assaults on the...

07 September 2016

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Landlord group says 56% of tenants would quit town if they could buy

More than half of tenants would move or consider moving to a different town or city in order to buy a...

22 July 2016

From: Breaking News

New twist in website's spat with BBC over Osborne buy to let tax changes

There has been a new development in a long-running spat between a website and the BBC over the corporation’s news coverage...

07 June 2016

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Agency chief gives Cameron 2 out of 10 for lettings sector performance

Ian Wilson, chief executive officer of Martin & Co, has given David Cameron’s government a “two out of 10” score for...

11 April 2016

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Carry On Renting - it takes 46 years for buyers to save for a London deposit

Future demand for rental property looks secure if Hamptons International's latest research is accurate - it says a typical single Londoner...

21 March 2016

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Renters must earn over national average to be able to buy

The gap between average incomes and the pay of tenants who want to buy their first property has reached a post-recession...

03 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Current buy to let changes won't help first time buyers, Savills warns

Not one of the raft of buy to let rule changes being introduced by Chancellor George Osborne - ostensibly to help...

01 March 2016

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Another report shows younger people 'locked out' and forced to rent

A new report from the independent Social Market Foundation think tank has found that almost two million more people have been...

22 February 2016

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Well over one-third of private tenants are not saving to buy

New research appears to show that well over a third of British tenants do not save to buy at all. A poll...

11 February 2016

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Top lettings analyst says buy to let changes may mean higher rent, less stock

One of the country‘s leading rental sector analysts is warning that tax changes for landlords’ mortgage interest relief, and the imminent...

10 February 2016

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Tory peer criticises government over sudden attack on buy to let

A Conservative peer and former shadow chief secretary to the Treasury has become the first senior Tory to speak out against...

06 January 2016

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Rental sector set to benefit as first time buyers lose out on mortgages

A new survey of mortgage approvals suggests first time buyers are continuing to lose out - and are thus likely to...

11 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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