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KEYWORD "House Prices" - 100 RESULTS
Lettings chief claims “renting negatively impacts life”

A prominent supplier of deposit alternatives to lettings agents has come out and said that “renting negatively impacts quality of life,...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark bats off surprisingly downbeat housing index

Propertymark has batted away any possible market pessimism as a result of a downbeat price index result from the Halifax  Just before...

08 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

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

Government figures show another sharp rent rise

Average UK private rents increased by 9.0% in the 12 months to February 2024 according to the Office for National Statistics. This...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS Warning: rents still rising as landlords quit lettings sector

Today’s new market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows tenant demand rising but at a rather more modest...

14 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

Rental Sector Tax Grab - leading agency boss speaks out

A figure in one of the country’s highest profile lettings companies has hit out at a government proposal to penalise the...

05 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

Buy To Let lending for older landlords falls off a cliff

New figures from lenders trade body UK Finance show a massive fall in buy to let loans for those aged 55...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House Prices see small monthly gains - new index shows stronger market

Another index has suggested a small monthly increase in house prices in England and Wales - even though the annual rate...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Decision - all eyes on Bank of England

The Bank of England has kept its base rate at 5.25 per cent but markets forecast this will drop from the summer as...

01 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

Glut of long-term empty homes slammed as rental shortage continues

New research shows there are 36,210 long-term vacant homes across London - that’s around one in every 100 properties. The borough in...

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

Shock figure reveals tax burden paid by private rental sector

Property taxes in Scotland exceeded £600m over the last year according to analysis of the latest statistics by the country’s largest...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Rental Sector Won't Become Energy Efficient without Incentives - claim

Propertymark has urged the government to do more to help the country’s most vulnerable citizens heat their homes.   Office for National Statistics...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental growth to slow as supply catches up with demand

An agency has issued its rental market forecast for 2024. Chestertons says rents are forecast to have increased by 6.5 per cent...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Latest rent rise is seven year high according to official figures

The Office for National Statistics official government lettings index shows that private rental prices paid by tenants in the UK increased...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Top agency insists rental sector negativity is exaggerated

Leaders Romans Group claims the pessimistic mood which many say surrounds the private rental sector is exaggerated. It has surveyed its landlord...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS warns that rents are to go still higher as demand soars

The latest lettings market survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows rental demand continuing to rise.  A net balance of...

12 October 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

Buy To Let sell off triggers flurry of auction activity

The auction house appears to be bucking the downward trend in the wider housing market. And much of it is down to...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Young people rent - “the old and rich buy”

The UK’s housing market is increasingly driven by older, affluent home owners with younger generations squeezed out.  That’s the view of data...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

“Don’t Raise Rates Again!” - Industry figure’s desperate plea to Bank

An outspoken property industry figure has urged the Bank of England not to hike interest rates.  The National Association of Property Buyers...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS survey predicts yet more rent rises

The latest lettings market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows that a significant majority of members expect yet...

14 September 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

EPCs and Energy Efficiency - Agents' five point plan for change

Propertymark has set out a five point plan to improve the status and usefulness of the Energy Performance Certificate and to...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Squeeze on tenants not ending any time soon - top agency

A leading agency says the squeeze on tenants facing high rent rises is not going to end anytime soon. The comment -...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Investor confidence rising ahead of tomorrow’s inflation figures

A respected measure of investor confidence says it’s on the rise as a result of growing optimism over UK inflation figures...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings boom helps franchise brands offset sales falls

Increased lettings income proved a valuable balance to a declining sales market for The Property Franchise Group in the first half...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Latest rate rise ‘could light a rocket under UK housing market’

The US central bank has raised interest rates to the highest level in 22 years - even though inflation in that...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock at size of fall in landlord instructions

The results of the latest RICS UK Residential Survey, out today, point to a renewed worry about the housing market. The survey...

13 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

Values plummet in Canary Wharf as fears grow for rental sector

Canary Wharf was once seen as the future of London - now it’s the location that’s seen the greatest loss in...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Four reasons why house prices won’t fall off a cliff - agent’s claim

A prominent lettings and sales agency says there are four reasons why house prices won’t fall off a cliff, despite interest...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Hot Air? Agency warns emissions tax could hurt capital values

A prominent lettings agency says capital values could be damaged if a controversial emissions scheme goes ahead in London. Research by Benham...

21 June 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

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

From: Breaking News

More Airbnbs than families on waiting lists - claim

A news service claims that in many UK cities there are now more entire homes listed on Airbnb than there are...

03 May 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

Activists want thousands of pounds to campaign against short lets

A group of activists is trying to raise £15,000 to campaign for local councils to clampdown on AirBnb and other short...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental supply low and online agencies flounder - new survey

A new survey throws light on the scale of the supply shortage hurting the rental market - and in addition shows...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Holiday Lets contribute to soaring costs of coastal homes

The cost of coastal homes in Britain more than doubled - rising 56 per cent - between 2012 and 2022 says...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Analyst gives bleak warning about housing market

A prominent business analyst has given a bleak warning about the prospects for property investors and other home owners in 2023. Sarah...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents try to shore up investor confidence after house price fall

Trade bodies have been trying to shore up investor confidence after the latest house price index, by the Nationwide, showing another...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency brand expands once again in London

After announcing a new license in Southwark and Camberwell earlier this month Fine & Country is now expanding further in London...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Investment hotspots for holiday home buyers revealed by survey

Cheshire has topped a new ranking of the best places in the UK to invest in a holiday let, according to...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Higher tax on second homes - another council speaks out

West Oxfordshire council is the latest to demand new government legislation to increase council tax on empty and second homes in...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer urges agents to use the hard sell on Buy To Let

Location, Location, Location star Phil Spencer says it’s time for agents to go for the ‘hard sell’ on Buy To Let,...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Political wannabes wrong to blame holiday lets, claims top agent

A prominent lettings agent has criticised leading candidates for the leadership of the Scottish National Party for anti-holiday let policies. David Alexander,...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation for rental sector lags behind owner occupation

Figures out this morning from high end agency Savills shows a 5.1 per cent increase in capital appreciation on average across...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Yields rise in areas where rents outstrip capital appreciation

Rental yields have increased by as much as 2.5 per cent in the past year as rent values outperform house prices.  The...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank warns of 10 per cent fall in house prices this year

Spanish bank Santander says UK residential property prices look set to fall 10 per cent this year and will return to...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates could fall by a quarter despite latest rise - claim

Interest rates may be on the way up right now following the latest Bank of England decision but there’s good news...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock figures show lettings market running out of homes to rent

The availability of stock within the owner-occupied market is now back to a pre-pandemic norm, but the reverse is true for...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Market slowdown starting according to latest house price figures

The average house price in Wales reached a new peak of £249,076 at the end of 2022 but cost of living...

25 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

Agents insist latest price falls are not signs of a crash

Agents have spent the weekend insisting that the latest house price fall is not indicative of a crash - and may...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

‘City of Airbnbs’ has seen country’s highest house price rise

House prices in York - where the local MP is leading an onslaught on the proliferation of short lets - have...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Good News - signs of optimism in buy to let mortgage market

Legal & General says it’s seeing signs of optimism in different parts of the buy to let sector. Firstly it’s seen a...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rock Bottom! Housing market sentiment nears all-time low, say lenders

The Building Societies Association says housing market sentiment remains close to the all-time low. In a sentiment survey some 47 per cent...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Flats are now good value, possible investment potential - Zoopla

An end-of-year assessment by Zoopla suggests the price of flats across the UK have underperformed the rest of the market and...

23 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Investing in 2023? New buy to let hotspots identified in survey

New research predicts that northern regions of England will see many of the best investment opportunities in 2023. It is also these...

23 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Next Year’s Market - detailed analysis by the Halifax

The Halifax has released a snapshot of the housing market as the year ends - with the cost of living crisis...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants renting longer and paying more - new survey’s findings

Over the last decade, the proportion of people aged 24 to 64 living in their own home has fallen and the...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

House price fall is “first sight of mini-Budget carnage” - claim

A financial expert says the latest house price index, showing the biggest monthly fall for over two years, is the “first...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let may be a busted flush, warns investment guru

A prominent figure in property investment is warning that buy to let is the sector facing the biggest challenges in the...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents to outpace house prices for years to come - agent

Rent rises are predicted to outpace house price growth over the next five years.  This is according to Nicky Stevenson, managing director...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s never been more important to air your views on lettings

Does the lettings industry cater properly for agents' needs? There’s only one way of knowing – asking you directly. To find out...

14 November 2022

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Lettings will be safety net for agents hit by major downturn - claim

Agents should look to lettings to protect themselves when the sales market is hit by the coming recession and drop in...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Latest 2023 agent house price forecast is less downbeat

The latest high end agency to predict the mainstream market next year is Strutt & Parker - and it’s less downbeat...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Areas furthest from London will fare least badly, predicts Savills

Savills, which at the end of last week released a gloomy forecast predicting a 10 per cent price drop for average...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Down They Go - House prices to drop to mid-2021 levels says agency

Knight Frank says it expects house prices to drop in the coming year - but only to those levels seen in...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Covid reversal as search for city living drives capital appreciation

Increasing demand for homes in cities was the driving force behind the rapid house price inflation witnessed earlier this year, with...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings market crisis laid bare by latest figures

New figures from property consultancy TwentyCi lay bare the challenges faced by the lettings sector. In the third quarter of 2022 new...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents welcome Hunt tax change - but who knows what’s coming?

Propertymark’s chief executive Nathan Emerson has welcomed the dramatic government U-turn on taxes - but most importantly has retained the stamp...

18 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Welcome Jeremy Hunt - will he last long enough to do anything?

The new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has been welcomed by the agency establishment - even though some may be wondering how long...

17 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

House prices to drop 10% in next two years - agency’s stark warning

A prominent research chief at a leading agency has repeated his claim that average UK house prices are set to drop...

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Mini-Budget leads to house prices falls in 2023 and maybe 2024 - claim

The Knight Frank lettings and estate agency is warning that it expects house prices to fall in 2023. Tom Bill, its head...

03 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove tries to steady housing market nerves

Rightmove has issued a statement to agents to try to steady the nerves about the housing market following the government’s mini-Budget. Portal...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales market now favours buyers - how will this affect rentals?

Zoopla is issuing a warning today that price cuts in the sales market are likely to hit pre-pandemic levels as affordability...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Is buy to let a busted flush? - survey findings

A new survey shows a significant majority of investors believe buy to let has lost its shine. Investment platform Shojin’s survey -...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Government sharply criticised over affordable homes failures

The National Audit Office has made scathing criticisms of government efforts to build more affordable housing. The public spending watchdog says the...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS issues forecast for rent rise in 2023

The latest lettings market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests tenant demand is rising further with a net...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental market to outperform sales for years to come - new analysis

New long-term analysis by Hamptons says rental growth will cool over the coming years but will still outperform house prices between...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Double-whammy interest rate rise this month, predicts analyst

A leading business consultancy says the Bank of England will once again increase interest rates by twice the minimum permitted. CMC Markets...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Bad news for investors as Central London recovery slows - Savills

Buy to let and other investors hoping for a rapid recovery in the prime central London market are likely to be...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks reveals cost of lettings error and slams poor marketing

Purplebricks has given its interpretation of how much its lettings sector compliance crisis has cost the company. Back in December the Daily...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Some buy to let investors get £800 capital appreciation PER DAY - claim

A high profile London lettings agency says some owners of properties in prime areas of the capital have seen capital appreciation...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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