Real Estate

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 […]

Damp is number one turn off for UK house hunters

Posted by on 04/04/2015 at 6:45 pm
A bit of Dump?

  Published by Property Wire on Friday, 03 April 2015   Damp, poor maintenance and a lack of parking top the list of UK house hunters’ biggest turn-offs, according to new research which is published as the spring house season begins. Damp patches staining walls and ceilings are the biggest problem for potential home buyers […]

UK commercial property rental value reaches highest growth since 2007

Posted by on 12/03/2015 at 11:19 am

  Published by Property Wire on Wednesday, 11 February 2015   UK commercial property markets have recorded their highest rental value growth since the third quarter of 2007, a new report from real estate firm CBRE shows. Of 1,022 locations monitored, some 16% showed an increase in rental value but prime yields fell by an […]

Buy-to-let panel blasts Labour’s rental pledge

Posted by on 06/03/2015 at 9:20 am

  Published by Mortgage Introducer on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 by Ryan Bembridge   The panel at Paragon’s Great Buy-to-let Debate included David Whittaker, managing director of Mortgages for Business, and Paragon’s managing director John Heron. Labour has pledged to ‘make rent increases more predictable’ by changing the law so three year tenancies are the […]

PRS issues further guidance on unfair lettings agent fees in UK

Posted by on 02/03/2015 at 9:30 am

  Published by Property Wire on Friday, 27 February 2015   The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) has issued further guidance on unfair fees being charged by letting agents in the UK. The PRS is one of three consumer redress schemes authorised by the government whose role it is to provide fair and reasonable resolutions to […]

Right to buy set to have ‘devastating’ impact on London’s council home stocks

Posted by on 31/01/2015 at 10:17 pm

  Published by 24dash on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 by Max Salsbury   The amount of homes sold off under the controversial right to buy scheme in London is set to far outstrip the number of new council homes built in the city, a new report has revealed. According to London Assembly Labour housing spokesperson […]

Stamp Duty changes – Will it boost UK property sales?

Posted by on 14/12/2014 at 10:33 am

  Published by OPP Connect on Thursday, 11 December 2014, By Adrian Bishop   UK real estate demand has fallen to an 18-month low, but the new Stamp Duty reforms are set to boost future sales by up to 5%, say industry professionals. Estate agents expect a sales boost of between 2% and 5% from […]

Property investors in UK need to be aware of hidden threats in 2012

Posted by on 19/11/2011 at 9:50 pm

  Published by Property Wire on Thursday, 17 November 2011   Hidden threats for investors in commercial property are set to rise during 2012 so that looking under the ‘car bonnet of deals’ will be more important than ever, according to international property consultants and chartered surveyors Cluttons. While efforts continue to stimulate the domestic […]

House Prices: UK Faces Shortfall Of 750,000 Homes – Report

Posted by on 03/11/2011 at 8:59 pm

  Published by The Huffington Post on Tuesday, 25 October 2011   The government must find new sources of finance to fund the construction of 250,000 new homes per year, if it is to solve the UK’s housing crisis, a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has said. England will have […]

More bad news for house prices: insiders are selling out

Posted by on 05/10/2011 at 9:02 am

  Published by Money Week on Friday, 30 September 2011 by Associate Editor David Stevenson   There was some good news for the UK housing market’s cheerleaders yesterday. In August, the number of loans agreed for UK house purchases rose to 52,410. That was up from 49,644 in July. If more mortgages are being approved, […]