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KEYWORD "Mortgages" - 100 RESULTS
How Knight Frank sees it - market update from research guru

It feels as though the UK housing market is waiting for something to happen. The prevailing mood is one of anticipation with...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Almost No Reduction in Buy To Let Supply, insists think tank

There’s been at most a one per cent reduction in landlords in the buy to let sector, a think tank claims...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Third of landlords may sell this year - shock buy to let statistics

Almost one in three buy to let landlords are set to sell up in the next 12 months. That’s the shock statistic...

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

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

Give tax perks to renters to help them buy, urges think-tank

A think tank is urging the UK government to consider tax perks for private renters to help them save faster for...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Crunch Week ahead for interest rates and inflation

Latest inflation figures are announced on Wednesday and the Bank of England makes its next base rate decision on Thursday. The Office...

15 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

Industry supplier claims sharp spike in arrears

Data released from Reposit, a deposit alternative service, reveals what it calls “a concerning surge in rent arrears” during the final...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Building society bans mortgages on holiday let properties

A building society has launched a pilot project banning mortgage lending on holiday lets in two tourist areas for 12 months. Leeds...

26 February 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

Top UK cities for 2024 rental potential revealed by industry supplier

Aldermore has named Bristol, as the best city for landlords to invest in for 2024.  Manchester, Coventry, Brighton and London make up...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters’ resilience dropping - analyst’s warning

Renters are less financially resilient than recent remortgagers according to an analysis by business consultants Hargreaves Lansdown. It says over two thirds...

21 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

Leaders Romans Group recruits heavyweight to lead financial services surge

Tom Davies has started with Leaders Romans Group as the company’s first group financial services managing director. This new position coincides with...

20 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

Fast-expanding agency reveals 10th acquisition in six years

Expanding agency group My Property Box has completed its 10th acquisition in six years, buying Teesside lettings and property investment specialist...

08 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

Wealthy tenants demand prime rental units ‘with highest spec’

A prominent lettings agency is advising landlords to fit out homes in prime locations to the same high specification as if...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty slump is a pre-Budget blow for Chancellor

Stamp duty receipts dipped four per cent to £2.4 billion in Q3 of last year - no less than 25 per...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage experts predict boost in buy to let lending this year

Just under half of mortgage brokers expect to place more limited company buy-to-let business throughout the next 12 months, Paragon Bank...

24 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

Rebrand for one of lettings industry’s best known suppliers

One of the lettings sector’s longest-standing suppliers - Mortgages for Business - is rebranding. It’s to be known as Mortgage Finance Brokers,...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rates War! Mortgage lenders slash BTL borrowing costs

A series of lenders have slashed their buy to let mortgage rates in a bid to win business. These include: - LendInvest Mortgages...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank warns that Rwanda controversy could force early election

Knight Frank has taken the unusual step of warning that Tory splits over Rwanda and immigration could force an early election...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will tumbling mortgage rates turn tenants into buyers?

Lower mortgage rates - still falling in the days since the end of the festive break - may be persuading some...

04 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

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

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

This week’s inflation news may determine a New Year interest rate cut

All eyes are on HM Treasury this week ahead of the next inflation figures, to be released on Wednesday morning. Analysts suggest...

18 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

Expensive rental eco-heat scheme needs rethink - top agent

A consultation to introduce boilers into homes and the private rented sector needs ‘more carrot than stick’ according to a prominent...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate optimism fuelled by surprise improvement in inflation

There’s growing optimism that tomorrow’s Bank of England monetary policy committee meeting will see base rate held for another month -...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rate Rise Fears return after “bad news” inflation figure

There are growing fears of yet another Bank of England base rate rise next month following the surprise inflation figure released...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage shock pushes agents into seeking government help for landlords

Propertymark has urged the government to tackle rising landlord costs immediately.The warning comes as new research suggests that landlords are spending...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Crisis forcing rental sector to contract further - Hamptons

Landlords in the UK are paying 40 per cent more mortgage interest than in August 2022, forcing more of them to...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to find buyers for landlords who want to sell up

A lettings industry mentor has issued a plea to agents to do more to protect their landlords’ livelihoods. Sally Lawson, founder of...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let has grown massively in recent years - new statistics

Government data shows that as of 2022 some 15.29 per cent of homes in England are privately rented, with 14.9 per...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Millions invested in education project for agents and tenants

Five councils are delivering what they call “a ground-breaking project” aimed at improving the experience and environment for landlords and tenants...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge scale of rental sector reliance on mortgages revealed

The buy to let sector appears more heavily reliant on mortgages than some analysts have previously suggested. Specialist lending service Octane Capital has...

02 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

Huge number of renters struggle to make payments - Which?

An estimated seven million UK households are struggling to keep up with their rent or mortgage payments, Which? warns, with millions...

28 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

Eyes on Lenders - rates expected to drop sharply this week

Mortgage experts are expecting significant falls in the cost of borrowing this week as lenders drop their rates. Following last week’s decision...

25 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

Housing Market may improve this autumn predicts finance chief

A mortgage expert says it’s likely that the housing market will improve this autumn. Octane Capital studied Property lending mortgage approval trends...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Resilient business model is key to agency group’s ongoing success

The apparent rise and rise of Belvoir Group is down to its resilient business model and the entrepreneurs who run its...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

40 year buy to let mortgage available from today

HSBC is increasing its maximum mortgage term to 40 years for buy to let, purchase, remortgaging and additional borrowing. Second homes will...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir’s new mortgage deals aim to boost property franchises

Belvoir has snapped up a regional mortgage provider for £1m. It’s acquired MAB (South West) Ltd and follows the earlier acquisition of...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart to buy lettings businesses as veteran chief steps back

Spicerhaart’s veteran chief executive Paul Smith is stepping back to concentrate on company growth - including the acquisition of more lettings...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renting cheaper than mortgages for first time in 13 years

Zoopla’s research team says the rise in mortgage interest rates means it’s now cheaper to rent than to buy for the...

22 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

Good news (sort of) for tenants wanting a mortgage to buy

Tenants seeking a way to buy a home have been given at least slightly reassuring news by Rightmove. The portal says the...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Praise for self-employed and entrepreneurial franchise teams

The head of one of the country’s highest profile franchise agency empires says the self-employed ethos of some advisers and entrepreneurial...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Stricter EPCs - Rightmove warns it could take DECADES to retrofit

A new analysis by Rightmove suggests it could take literally decades for the private rental sector to conform with stricter energy...

28 July 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

Agents warned: 7% interest rates for many months to come

A stark warning has been made to lettings and estate agents that interest rates as high as seven per cent may...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb fights back against Sadiq Khan’s call for clampdown

Airbnb has issued a statement responding to the call for a clampdown on short lets demanded by Labour’s outspoken London Mayor,...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal warning over Renters Reform Bill impact on market

The looming threat of the abolition of Section 21 is already impacting the rental market, a legal firm is warning.  Dutton Gregory’s...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Spare Room sector remains tiny niche market - new figures

A new study claims to reveal what it calls “a significant disparity in the spare room rental market.”  The research shows that...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgages worst hit by rate rises - new figures

Buy to let mortgages have seen the largest interest rate increase of any mortgage category according to new research. Barrows and Forrester...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Opinion: What price and salary structure is best for our industry?

Finances have never been more stretched in the UK, with almost every bill and expense soaring for employees and employers alike,...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Call for buy to let mortgage rules to be relaxed during crisis

A property industry commentator wants buy to let mortgage rules to be relaxed so that frustrated sellers can let out their...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Mayhem: will six months breathing space stop housing crash?

Concern remains that the mayhem surrounding the mortgage market may yet trigger a housing market crash. At the start of the weekend...

26 June 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

Shock interest rate decision by Bank of England

The Bank of England has announced its latest change in base rate, which is used by most lenders to determine interest...

22 June 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

Big increase in ‘good EPC’ buy to let mortgage borrowing

One of the biggest lenders in the rental space - Paragon Bank - recorded a 19 per cent increase in buy...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage deals pulled from market

Moneyfacts, the respected independent mortgage market monitor, is warning that lenders have been withdrawing buy to let fixed deals. Within the buy...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

Buy To Let mortgage slump as less affluent landlords stay away

Just as transactions in the mainstream market ramp up for spring and summer, so enquiries about buy to let mortgages have...

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

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

Retirees lead the way amongst landlords quitting sector

Landlords who bought soon after the launch of the first buy-to-let mortgage in 1996 are retiring in increasing numbers.   Research from lettings...

25 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

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

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

Surprise surge in buy to let mortgage uptake - new survey 

Buy to let investors have created the largest increase in the mortgage market in the past year, it’s being claimed. Octane Capital...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook becomes bigger player in buy to let mortgage market

Shawbrook is becoming a bigger player in the buy to let lending market following the acquisition of specialist lender Bluestone Mortgages. Launched...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons reveals exactly how it woos Asian investor buyers

Foxtons has worked with house builders the Berkley Group to connect Asia Pacific buyers and landlords with UK property. The initiative, held...

17 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

Purplebricks lettings division to be slashed as agency's failure deepens

The chief executive of Purplebricks, who eight weeks ago claimed to have “a plan to grow our lettings business”, is now...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Good News - Arrears at lowest level for six years says bank

Paragon Bank says the proportion of landlords with tenants in arrears has fallen to its lowest level since 2017. The same applies...

17 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

Disastrous Truss Budget still hurting market says leading lettings agency

Belvoir Group is continuing its long term success record but warns that the Liz Truss mini-Budget is still having a detrimental...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Yields rising - but enough to stop landlords quitting the sector?

Buy to let specialist lender Fleet Mortgages says almost every region of the UK is now seeing increased yields for investors.  The...

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

Sinking mortgage approvals suggest fewer moving out of rentals

The number of mortgage approvals for house purchases in November came to 46,075 according to the Bank of England. The 46,075 figure...

05 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

As You Were! Rate rise won’t change market dynamics - Rightmove

Rightmove says yesterday’s Bank of England base rate rise to 3.5 per cent - the ninth hike in as many Bank...

16 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - Bank of England's latest announcement

The Bank of England has increased base rate by 0.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent. This is the ninth consecutive base...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

New Eviction Ban Call - government under pressure from MPs

The government is under new pressure to introduce a last minute eviction ban to avoid private renters facing homelessness over Christmas. Liberal...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings key to agents’ survival if sales slump in 2023

Data from the mortgage lenders’ trade body UK Finance shows the wisdom of agents having a lettings division. The body says: “We...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Funding for buy to let investment plummets as wider economy tanks

A new analysis claims to show how difficult it has become for buy to let investors to secure finance as a...

07 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

Growth of Build To Rent is symbol of changing Britain - claim

The growth of the Build To Rent sector is a symbol of a changing Britain, in says one of the players...

10 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

Mortgage experts give gloomy forecasts on buy to let

Mortgage experts appearing before a committee of MPs have given an especially gloomy forecast for the buy to let sector in...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

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