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General Election 2015: The property market is freaking out

Published on 07/05/2015 By Tomas

  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

Published on 04/03/2015 By Tomas

  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 […]

Is buy-to-let regulation the answer to the housing crisis?

Published on 03/03/2015 By Tomas

  Published by The Economic Voice on Monday, 02 March 2015 by Ben Gosling   In October 2014, the Bank of England requested the power to place limits on both buy-to-let and residential mortgage lending. By using so-called ‘powers of direction’, the Bank’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) hoped to be able to direct financial sector […]

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

Published on 30/08/2012 By Tomas

  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 […]

UK Property Repossessions Set to Rise

Published on 04/02/2011 By Tomas

Published by Hub Pages on Sunday, 30 January 2011 by Susana S   Double Dip Recession on the Way? During the first weeks of 2011 reports about the UK economy have been nothing but negative and with the current governments refusal to see sense, it’s highly likely that we’ll see a lot more property repossessions […]

How social tenure in the UK affects new build property developments

Published on 06/10/2010 By Tomas

Published by Hellium by Katerina Nikolas on 02 October 2010   When the Thatcher government introduced the right to buy scheme for council house tenants, the best of the council house stock was bought up. Some neighbourhoods underwent much improvement as previous tenants became more committed within the communities and new pride in their homes […]

Standard & Poor’s warns of wave of house repossessions

Published on 15/09/2010 By Tomas

“Standard & Poor’s ratings agency says planned spending cuts and tax rises may lead to many more house repossessions”   Published on Guardian By Larry Elliott, Monday 9th September 2010   The government’s planned spending cuts and tax rises could trigger a fresh wave of house repossessions as hard-pressed borrowers find it impossible to meet […]

U.K. House Prices Decline

Published on 10/08/2010 By Tomas

By ILONA BILLINGTON   LONDON—U.K. house prices fell in July for the first time in a year as the number of new properties for sale outpaced demand from more cautious buyers and further price declines look likely over the coming three months, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said Tuesday. A separate survey of retail […]

German property no substitute for National Savings

Published on 25/07/2010 By Tomas

By Merryn Somerset Webb and published in FT.com The indefinite suspension of National Savings & Investments (NS&I) Index-Linked saving certificates earlier this week has irritated savers (see page 2). And for very good reason. Without them there is absolutely no way to earn a real return on cash without taking a certain amount of risk. […]

UK residential property prices still rising

Published on 15/07/2010 By Tomas

PropertyWire 14 July 2010 The latest property price index from the UK government shows that values were still rising in May and suggest the market, although slowing, is doing better than other reports suggest. The UK house price index produced by the department of Communities and Local Government includes data based on mortgage completions during […]