General Election 2015: The property market is freaking out

Posted by on 07/05/2015 at 8:20 pm

  Published by City A.M. on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 by Emma Haslett   The property market is terrified of Labour-led government, one of the UK’s largest property search websites has suggested, thanks to the prospect of falling house prices and rising interest rates. According to Zoopla, Labour’s policies on the housing market, which include […]

Two cheers for Cameron’s housing speech

Posted by on 04/03/2015 at 9:15 am

  Published by Conservative Home on Monday, 02 March 2015 by Mark Wallace   In recent months, we’ve asked a number of times what the Conservatives are offering to young voters. In the ConHome manifesto the top priorities in policy terms are Homes, Jobs and Savings, but within each we urged policymakers to focus their […]

Hinckley & Rugby updates seven mortgage rates

Posted by on 16/01/2015 at 4:32 pm

  Published by FT Adviser on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 by Peter Walker   Hinckley and Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rates on seven mortgages, including two buy-to-let deals. The news discounted rates apply to several high loan-to-value deals. A 95 per cent loan-to-value two-year discount mortgage is down from 3.85 per cent […]

UK landlords unfamiliar with new immigration checks

Posted by on 30/12/2014 at 12:33 am

  Published by Property Wire on Tuesday, 23 December 2014   UK landlords do not fully understand the new immigration checks they are being required to undertake and those already doing so are not happy about it, new research shows. Landlords in the West Midlands are already compelled to check the immigration status of would […]

Fleet Mortgages announces new product range

Posted by on 28/11/2014 at 12:49 am

  Published by Mortgage Finance Gazette on Tuesday, 26 November 2014   Fleet Mortgages, the new buy-to-let and specialist lender, has announced its first product range covering individual, limited company and houses in multiple occupation (HMO) buy-to-let products. Fleet Mortgages is a new lender based in Fleet, Hampshire, which lends exclusively through the intermediary sector. […]

October saw a further dip in property valuations in the UK

Posted by on 21/11/2014 at 4:51 pm

  Published by Property Wire on Monday, 17 November 2014   The UK housing market has now cooled following a pick-up in valuations activity in September with October seeing the total number of valuations fall by 20%, new data shows. However, on an annual basis, housing market activity decreased by 10%, an improvement from a […]

Mortgage slowdown shows cooling of UK property

Posted by on 13/11/2014 at 12:03 am

  Published by FastFT on Monday, 10 November 2014   There are further signs of how conditions are cooling in the UK property market. Council of Mortgage Lenders data show lending to home buyers decreased 7 per cent month-on-month in September to 58,600 loans. The value of these loans also fell 8 per cent month-on-month […]

Average asking prices in UK stabilise in third quarter of 2014

Posted by on 03/11/2014 at 3:00 pm

  Published by PropertyWire on Friday, 31 October 2014   Average asking prices in the UK residential market stabilised in the third quarter of 2014 after nine months of consistent growth, according to the latest figures. The average asking price rose by just 0.85% in the quarter but despite this small increase, the average asking […]

Poll reveals large number of UK home owners think their home is haunted

Posted by on 02/11/2014 at 9:38 pm

  Published by PropertyWire on Friday, 31 October 2014   A large number of home owners in the UK think there are some ghostly goings-on happening behind their front doors, with 15% saying that they think their property is haunted. Of these, some 47% said they’ve felt a ‘presence’ in their home, 29% claimed they […]

Breakingviews: UK needs a permanent, property-based wealth tax

Posted by on 30/08/2012 at 1:58 pm

  Published by Reuters on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 By Ian Campbell   The UK deputy prime minister’s call for an emergency wealth tax has a whiff of political opportunism: things are tough, let’s get those fat cats. Yet Nick Clegg is partly right. But a tax on the wealthy needs to be fair and […]