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KEYWORD "Government" - 367 RESULTS
Replacing leasehold with commonhold - government finally responds

While we wouldn’t be so bold as to say the government gets its daily fix of property news from the Today...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Full steam ahead! Sheffield house prices set to motor due to HS2

A rapid increase in property prices surrounding Sheffield train station is expected to be triggered by what is commonly known as...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Property investors call for support from UK Government

Some 97% of property investors do not think the government is doing enough to support the UK property market, new research...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

BTL investors stand by the sector despite ‘detrimental’ changes

Some 73% of buy-to-let investors considered property as the best, least volatile long-term investment when compared to all other asset classes,...

03 July 2019

From: Breaking News

What type of property investment brings in the highest yields?

In terms of buy-to-let investments, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are a key feature of the future of renting. Not only do...

28 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers lead Cypriot property investment, says agent

Cyprus’ property market is at an 11-year high, following a rush of applications to the country’s ‘Golden Visa’ citizenship programme, according...

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Residential buildings account for only a tiny proportion of Green Belt development

Manchester has become the first place in England to develop more than a third of its Green Belt, analysis of new...

07 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Demand rises for live-in guardians to keep empty properties safe

There is an increased demand for live-in guardians to keep empty homes secure, according to Homesitters, Britain’s largest home and pet-sitting...

07 June 2019

From: Breaking News

SnowOnly set to break China after announcement of Juwai.com partnership

Juwai.com, the Chinese portal for overseas real estate, and independent ski property portal SnowOnly have signed a partnership aiming to bring...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘powerless’ against rogue tenants if Section 21 is scrapped

The proposed abolition of Section 21 will leave landlords ‘virtually powerless’ to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) among tenants in the private...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Why the government shouldn’t scrap Section 21

Almost one in four households in Britain will be renting privately by then end of 2021. This is due to soaring...

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

What do landlords need to know about the deposit cap?

The Tenant Fees Act, better known simply as the tenant fees ban, is coming into force from June 1 2019. It...

24 May 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Could the tenant fees ban leave tenants worse off?

The government’s tenant fee ban has been widely championed in the consumer press as a big win for renters – but...

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

How can Brexit be a property investor’s opportunity?

Brexit! Whether you’re a Brexiteer or a Remainer, no one can deny that this is probably the number one issue on...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Cannes property market goes from strength to strength

The property market in Cannes, France, has steadily grown in recent years with price increases of 6.5% between 2017 and 2018,...

17 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Replacing leasehold with commonhold - your questions for Heather Wheeler MP

In recent weeks our campaign to replace leasehold with commonhold has continued to gather momentum both in the press and across...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Asking rents in London hit record high

London's average asking rents are at an all-time high of £2,093 per month following a record year-on-year price increase, new Rightmove...

26 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit chaos pushes the number of Chinese buyers down

The current uncertainty being caused by Brexit has had a clear impact on the number of Chinese residential acquisitions in the...

12 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Client Money Protection – what do landlords need to know?

On April 1 2019, the rental sector shifted into a new era of even greater professionalisation with the introduction of mandatory...

09 April 2019

From: Sponsored Content

UK rental market - how does it compare with the rest of Europe?

Even though the government has tried to make life better for renters, the UK is still a long way from being...

05 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the UK private rental sector set to dominate by 2025?

Investment in the UK’s private rental sector (PRS) will soar to £75 Billion by 2025, with an additional 560,000 households expected...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Increasing numbers of landlords switch to limited company status to buy

Landlords with bigger portfolios are switching to using limited company status for new purchases, according to research carried out by specialist...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

FUTURE: PropTech features range of female speakers

FUTURE: PropTech has announced its roster of speakers, with the gender split being exactly 50%. The event is taking place at the...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

HMRC is targeting ‘accidental landlords’, new data finds

HMRC’s ‘Let Property Campaign’ has led to disclosures from less than 3% of eligible landlords, new data acquired by accountancy firm...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Vilnius positions itself as the world’s latest PropTech hub

The capital of Lithuania is aiming to become the next major PropTech hub, with 2.5 million square metres of space dedicated...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Pre-Brexit jitters shrugged off by rental sector

Now is an exciting time to be a buy-to-let investor, says investment agency Surrenden Invest, even in spite of the ongoing...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Investing in crowdfunded development projects – what you need to know

Crowdfunded property development projects are great for home buyers and investors alike.  For investors, the pros are that you don’t need a...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Big investment in housing deals set to deliver thousands of new homes

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire recently announced that nearly £250 million of housing deals facilitated by the government will deliver almost 25,000...

22 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit uncertainty is heavily impacting rental and house prices, says agent

Uncertainty over Brexit is thought to be having a significant impact on rental and house prices, according to a recent Belvoir...

20 February 2019

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer Home Show returns to Stratford

The latest First Time Buyer Home Show will take place at Stratford’s Old Town Hall on Saturday 2 March 2019. The show,...

13 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Rental platform welcomes government’s redress reform

Plans for an extensive reform of the housing redress system have been welcomed by RentalStep, but it says landlords need to...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Property market in Spain set to grow steadily in 2019

Spain’s property market is set for steady growth in 2019, according to Lucas Fox International Properties. With 2018 proving to be another...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Legal & General’s first BTR scheme in Glasgow to meet growing demand

Legal & General has exchanged contracts on its first Build to Rent (BTR) scheme in Scotland. In a bid to meet the...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Improving Cyprus economy helps property market recovery

The fact that so much of Europe’s attention has been focused on Brexit and also events in some of the larger...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Returns from London BTL homes don’t outweigh risks, firm claims

Investment yields from prime London buy-to-let properties don’t reflect the risks involved, Hadrian’s Wall Capital (HWC) has claimed. The London-based specialist debt...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

2019 preview – what landlords need to look out for this year

With a new year now upon us, it’s time to look forward to what might happen (and what is definitely happening)...

15 January 2019

From: Sponsored Content

No Letting Go backs property MOTs to raise standards in the PRS

Inventory services provider No Letting Go has claimed that property MOTs are the next logical step for rental sector regulation. The proposal...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

St Andrews, Edinburgh and Dundee boost Fife property market

Property sales in Fife boomed last year due to its proximity to Scotland’s two major property hotspots, Edinburgh and St Andrews,...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of Brits unaware of tenancy deposit law

Some 98% of tenants are not fully aware of the correct rights of the tenancy deposit law, according to a recent...

04 January 2019

From: Breaking News

London development industry continues to bemoan government inaction

The property and development industry in London remains unimpressed with central and local government when it comes to enabling development activity. That’s...

21 December 2018

From: Breaking News

How is the Spanish property market enticing British buyers back?

British citizens have long had a love affair with the Spanish property market and like any love affair; it’s had its...

12 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Battersea Power Station sees rents on the rise

Battersea Power Station continues to attract high-end professionals, resulting in healthy buy-to-let rentals, rising rents and low void periods. This is according...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords in London see buy-to-let income soar

Buy to let income for landlords living in London reached £7 billion in the last tax year, according to estate agent...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

There are signs of growth in the Cyprus property market

Over the course of this year, the economy of Cyprus has begun to stabilise and confidence started to return to the...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Protecting your investments from going up in smoke

How can effective fire risk management help protect the value of your property investment?   When investing in property, potential ROI or yield...

21 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Significant increase in number of renters looking to buy

New data from AA Financial Services recently revealed that the number of British adults who say they want to move from...

09 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Soaring number of buy-to-let lenders lending to limited companies

The number of buy-to-let lenders lending to limited companies has increased by 47% over the past year, according to Mortgages for...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Almost 2 million landlords plan to expand their portfolios next year

Some 80% of landlords plan to increase their portfolios over the next 12 months, according to advice website The Property Hub. Its...

24 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Study reveals green credentials of UK households

Research carried out by AXA has revealed that a third of the country believes their homes are significantly contributing to the...

24 October 2018

From: Breaking News

How are Golden Visas boosting the Portuguese property market?

The Portuguese are currently enjoying the benefits of a strong property market which has been boosted by the attractive prospect of...

24 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Property guardian firms launch first trade association

The first trade association for property guardian firms – designed to lead on safety and standards, promote and represent the industry...

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

New £2 billion property investment portfolio launched by government department

A new £2 billion property investment portfolio was this week launched by the Department for International Trade. It’s hoped the £2 billion...

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Average price of leasehold houses rises considerably faster than freeholds

Property investment platform British Pearl has revealed that ‘ruthless’ developers are cashing in on ‘abusive’ leasehold homes, with prices surging 16...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of Sourced

Who are you? I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of the largest property investment platform in the UK, Sourced. I’ve worked...

08 October 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

Indian cities dominate Knight Frank Index

The average value of a property in 150 cities worldwide increased by 4.3% in the year to June 2018, according to...

05 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Theresa May announces plans for stamp duty levy on overseas buyers

Theresa May kicked off the Conservative Party conference – which is taking place in Birmingham this week – by outlining plans...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords are increasing rents to compensate for interest rate rise

Government measures are among the top causes for landlords increasing rents, according to research from Property Partner. The government is increasing its...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Importance of Section 21 changes outlined by ARLA Propertymark

ARLA Propertymark has outlined advice to landlords and letting agents on the changes to Section 21 notices, coming into force from...

28 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Life-long renters could face a shortage of homes

The housing market is not set up for the increasing number of life-long renters, a property management company has claimed. DJ Alexander,...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Italy the ideal place for purchasing a second home, says portal

An increasing number of buyers are looking at Italy as the perfect retreat abroad, according to the monthly report carried out...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market set to stabilise by 2021

There will be a continued dampening of the buy-to-let sector over the next three years, before the market stabilises in 2021...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Planning permission more likely to be approved in affluent London boroughs

London boroughs with an average house price of over £1 million are more likely to have planning permissions approved, according to...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Major investment continues in Montenegro

The biggest development in Montenegro recently witnessed the opening of its first 5-star hotel – The Chedi Luštica Bay. The hotel in...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

NLA warns that Scottish rental reforms could put Edinburgh festivals at risk

New data has revealed that the Scottish Government’s private rental reforms are shaking up the sector, with rental property sales outdoing...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

North East set to welcome its first Build to Rent scheme

Development of the North East’s first Build to Rent scheme is now underway. The ‘ultramodern, multi-million pound’ scheme on Forth Banks...

03 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Bexley revealed as the most affordable place to rent in London

Bexley in South East London, is the cheapest place to rent in London for those living as a group of four,...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Government’s new planning rulebook to deliver more quality homes

Building better-designed homes in suitable areas is at the centre of new planning rules published by Housing Secretary James Brokenshire. As well...

27 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Expert view - finding the gaps in the student rental market

Student housing is increasingly becoming an attractive prospect for investment, with a 17% increase in investment in student accommodation in the...

18 July 2018

From: Breaking News

The majority of private tenants are happy with their lot

Official figures released this week by the English Housing Survey show that some 84% of private tenants are satisfied with their...

13 July 2018

From: Breaking News

RentalStep aims to further innovate as part of government rent challenge

A PropTech startup is looking to continue to ‘expand’ and ‘improve’ its platform as part of round two of the government’s...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Outcomes of review into housebuilding published by Sir Oliver Letwin

Measures to ensure new homes are built faster and for thousands more British bricklayers to be trained to help meet government...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Montenegro’s property market booms as a result of NATO membership

International interest in Montenegro property has doubled in the year since the country joined NATO, according to IM Property Group. On 5...

22 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Controversial Heathrow third runway 'could be good for buy-to-let'

The government has approved plans for a controversial third runway to be built at Heathrow Airport. The expansion project, which has...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

RentalStep asks whether long-term tenants need to be referenced

PropTech startup RentalStep has questioned whether long-term lifestyle tenants should have to go through the traditional referencing process when moving between...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Valencia’s competitive property prices attract investors

Spain’s third city is now seeing steady gains and attracting investors following the fall of its property prices and the number...

01 June 2018

From: Breaking News

The AIPP launches service for international property owners

The Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) has introduced the ‘Alliance’ service in a bid to provide free legal advice for...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Meet the founders of the National Landlord Investment Show - Q&A with Tracey and Steve Hanbury

As the National Landlord Investment Show prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary at Aston Villa Football Club on Wednesday May 16th,...

10 May 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

Housing wealth of last time buyers set to surpass £1 trillion this year

New research from Legal & General and economics consultancy CEBR has revealed that last time buyers now own £938 billion of...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Number of buy-to-let investors hits record high

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK reached a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year, up...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

AZ Real Estate acquires £10.6m Birmingham student accommodation block

The London and Moscow-based real estate consultancy AZ Real Estate has acquired City Edge, a 136-apartment student accommodation block in Birmingham...

21 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Free webinar on offer for holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands

A free webinar organised by Spain-Holiday.com promising to help holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands will take place on Thursday...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Invest in buy-to-let via crowdfunding, says property expert

The share of buy-to-let (BTL) lending decreased to 12.5% in June 2017 – the lowest percentage since Q3 2013 – which...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show addresses key issues plaguing landlords in 2018 at Olympia on 15 March

The National Landlord Show arrives at Olympia on Thursday 15 March to give advice via complimentary seminars, leading suppliers and two...

02 March 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Speed up transparency of foreign property ownership, says Mayor

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called on the government to speed up plans for a new public register of the...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Large investment set to bring new homes to Sunderland

More than £7 million is being ploughed into a new housing estate in Sunderland, giving hope to eager first-time buyers looking...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Foreign owners’ property register will bridge information gap

The UK Government has recently announced their plans to introduce a new public register that will compel foreign companies who own...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Government encourages responses on rent-a-room relief

The government is awaiting responses from anyone with evidence on rent-a-room relief following its announcement to better target it towards longer-term...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

“Javid must bring public sites to auction,” says auction boss

The head of one of the UK’s leading auction networks has welcomed new housing secretary Sajid Javid’s pledge to deliver more...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL landlords still set to benefit from tax relief despite changes

Analysis by London estate agent ludlowthompson has revealed that UK buy-to-let landlords will still benefit from £16.7 billion worth of tax...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Manchester hits top spot and Hull climbs high in latest LendInvest Index

The latest LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index report has revealed that Manchester is the top buy-to-let destination in the country. Published every quarter, the...

20 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding rate falling substantially, survey finds

A new survey of housebuilding companies has revealed that the construction of new homes has fallen significantly since the EU referendum...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Spanish property market continues to thrive

Demand for Spanish property continues to increase, the latest market analysis from Lucas Fox has revealed. The number of Lucas Fox sales...

29 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget: housing supply is only the tip of the iceberg

Ahead of today’s Budget, property experts are waiting to see whether their predictions will be dispelled, or whether they will prove...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Eight reasons why Birmingham is the UK’s next top property hotspot

Birmingham was named as one of Europe’s top locations for property investment, and takes the number one spot amongst UK cities,...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Homeowners lose more than £4,000 due to Japanese knotweed infestation

UK homeowners fork out roughly £1,800 on average to control Japanese knotweed infestation, while 10% lose over £4,000 because of its...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget can help free up rental homes to buy

Bishop Fleming has called for the Chancellor in his next Budget to assist residential landlords who wish to downsize their property...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

The Leasehold Scandal

With continued media interest in the unfair leasehold practices of some freeholders and ever-increasing queries from clients surrounding this point, I...

12 October 2017

From: Sponsored Content

CLA accuses government of an “abdication of responsibility”

The CLA has condemned the government for an ‘abdication of responsibility’ over new energy efficiency rules for listed buildings. In a damning...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Crossrail 2 in jeopardy, but rents rise significantly in affected areas

It was revealed last week that Crossrail 2 could be delayed by up to a decade, with the £31bn infrastructure project...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

England’s new homes shortfall will reach over 1m by 2022

England has encountered a rift between new build completions and new households being added to the population after a slow output...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Scotland experiences strongest property market since 2008

Scotland's property market is at its strongest since 2008, despite the EU Referendum, this year’s general election, higher tax rates than the...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let purchases driven by pension pot hunters

Sales of buy-to-let properties continue to be driven by pension “pot hunters”, according to the latest findings from Sequre Property Investment. Sequre’s...

06 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Investment in central London up 24% year-on-year

Central London commercial investment levels hit £11.5bn during the first seven months of 2017, marking a 24% rise on the corresponding...

01 September 2017

From: Breaking News

New property platform provides an alternative to ‘The Bank of Mum and Dad’

Property Pact, a new property funding platform, has been launched after gaining consent from the Financial Conduct Authority.   Property Pact, which connects...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding in England at highest level since 2008

The number of new build homes being started across England is at its highest level since 2008, the government claims. Fresh figures...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital tax system will become an 'unwanted burden' for BTL investors

The delay to the implementation of HMRC’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ system announced in July was warmly welcomed by buy-to-let landlords. A plan...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Deposit cap could lead to more disputes in PRS

Government proposals announced in the Queen’s Speech in June to cap tenancy deposits at no more than one month’s rent could...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential property transactions pick up in year to July

There were 104,760 residential property transactions in the UK in July, up 1.3% from June and 8.3% higher than the corresponding...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Over 1m open Help to Buy ISAs to buy their first home

More than 1 million aspiring homebuyers have opened Help to Buy ISAs, government-backed savings accounts, designed to help people save money...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property sales and prices are falling in Canada

Canada’s property market continues to run out of steam, with the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) revealing...

18 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Planning review proposals ‘offers a distinct overall lack of detail’

Taking into account the wide range of views expressed to the proposals set out in the ‘places, people and planning’ consultation,...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK household wealth exceeds £10bn

Soaring home values provided a major boost to Britons holding property assets in 2016 as they helped push the nation’s wealth through...

10 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor gives away £120k house

A single mum who lived in a council flat with her newborn baby has been given a new £120,000 home for...

10 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Understanding MEES – a guide for landlords

In just a few months the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for commercially rented properties will come into force. From 1 April...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Harvey Raybould, Creative Development Services

Who are you? Harvey Raybould What does it say on your business card? Building Dreams and Empowering Lives What is Creative Development Services (CDS)? We are...

08 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Political uncertainty deters property sellers

The shock result of the recent UK general election which returned a hung parliament, coupled with ongoing concerns about the impact...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New cladding tests reveal further safety failings

Cladding used on 111 high-rise blocks across Britain, 90 of which are owned or managed by social housing providers, have now...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Independent inquiry: Grenfell exposed a ‘systemic failure’ of building regulation

The government’s decision to launch an independent review of building regulations after tests showed that at least 82 residential high-rises use...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in new build sales in Hong Kong

Wealthy foreign investors, particularly from mainland China, are continuing to invest in Hong Kong’s ultra-luxury housing market as part of a...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The Positives of Property Investment in 2017

You would have had to have been living under a rock to not know about the Government’s recent tax attacks on...

26 July 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Plan to ban leaseholds on new-build houses is ‘step in right direction’

The government’s plan to ban housebuilders from selling houses as leasehold in England and reduce ground rents on flats to zero...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

LGA calls for building regulation review after Grenfell Tower tragedy

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on central government to launch an ‘urgent and immediate’ review of building regulations following...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Mayor of London urged to speed up housebuilding process

The mayor of London’s plan to build an additional 50,000 affordable homes across the capital’s 33 local authority districts over the...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Professional approach needed to drive up standards in PRS, claim BTL developers

With more than a quarter of homes in the rented sector (PRS) failing to meet the government’s Decent Homes standards, a...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

New home prices rise in Canada

New home prices in Canada continued to increase month-on-month in May, led by growth in Toronto and Vancouver, according to the...

17 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The number of BTL landlords registering to buy property is down 30% y-o-y

There has been a sharp decline in the number of buy-to-let property acquisitions, following the government’s decision to introduce the 3%...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Private landlords and developers urged to check cladding after Grenfell Tower fire

Council chiefs are urging all private landlords and developers to check the cladding on any buildings they own in Plymouth following...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to do more to ‘bring house price inflation in line with earnings’

The annual rise in UK house prices picked up again in May, the latest figures show, with prices continuing to rise...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

More affordable housing and not small deposit mortgage deals needed

The recent surge in small deposit mortgage deals for first-time buyers is good news for purchasers, especially first-time buyers. Recently released data...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High house prices force many adults to live with their parents

Many young people are being left with little alternative but to live with their parents to save enough money for a...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

One year on: Buyers and sellers undeterred by ‘Brexit scaremongering’

It has been exactly one year since Britain voted to leave the European Union by 52% to 48%, and while the...

23 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Rents continue to rise in Spain

Rental asking prices are increasing fast across many parts of Spain, particularly in hot markets like Barcelona and the Balearics; an...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Major deal will sees further investment for the Welsh creative industry sector

Cardiff will be home to one of the biggest film and TV studios in Wales, following the Welsh government’s decision to...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property price growth is ‘occurring at an unattainable rate’

The average asking price in the UK fell 0.4% in June compared with the previous month according to new data released...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Another Aussie bank cracks down on foreign property investors

AMP Bank is the latest lender in Australia to introduce more stringent loan application rules and higher interest rates for foreign...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High property prices in Hong Kong prompts housing bubble fears

Despite the introduction of higher property taxes, demand for residential property in Hong Kong shows no signs of slowing, especially from...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage drives up property prices in Scotland

Residential property prices rose by an average of £3,217 north of the border in April, the latest Your Move’s Scotland House...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices fall in June for first time in eight years

Asking prices for UK homes have fallen over the past month as current political uncertainty continues to deter some potential buyers,...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices proving resilient despite political uncertainty

Britain’s housing market is once again proving resilient despite political turmoil caused by Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to implement housing white paper

The Conservative party should stick to proposals put forward in February’s housing white paper, despite having to lead a minority government after...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Top 10 global investment property hotspots

There was a 6.5% increase in global house prices in the year to March 2017, the highest annual rate of growth...

13 June 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Business as usual’ for UK housing industry despite election uncertainty

Following last week’s general election, many political commentators believe that currently the only certainty in Britain is uncertainty, after the Prime...

13 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Will overseas investors exploit weak pound to buy property in the UK?

The pound fell to an eight-week low after last week’s surprise general election result, which has increased uncertainty over both the...

12 June 2017

From: Breaking News

New government urged to make housing ‘a top priority’

The Conservative party, assuming it is able to form a new government, is being urged to make tacking the growing housing...

09 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Custom and self build could deliver up to 50,000 new homes a year, says expert

A host of self build celebrities, including Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs and George Clarke of Amazing Spaces, have backed the...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Government’s SDLT reform has ‘shattered the property market’

The government’s decision to introduce stamp duty land tax (SDLT) reforms 12 months ago has had an adverse impact on the...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Election day is here, but which party is capable of fixing the housing crisis?

With successive governments failing to build enough housing - particularly social housing - the UK is in the grip of a...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

More new homes would provide Scotland with ‘economic and social rewards’

Increasing the supply of new homes north of the border would stimulate ‘economic growth’ in Scotland, not to mention provide more...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Public trusts Conservatives more than Labour to fix housing crisis, poll says

More British homeowners trust the Conservatives more than Labour to fix the country’s ‘broken’ housing market, according to a new poll. With...

06 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Summit for landowners looking to help tackle the rural housing crisis

A conference will be held for landowners willing to play their part in solving the rural housing crisis next month. The event,...

06 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Conservative councils more likely to allow ‘Nimbyism to get out of control’

A new report suggests that a decisive general election victory for the Conservative party this week will empower NIMBYs (Not in...

05 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Many property investors are struggling to obtain mainstream funding

Sterner affordability criteria, stress testing and more robust risk management for lenders seeking to underwrite mortgage contracts has left many property...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Property tax rises in UK are driving up home insurance costs

Home insurance costs in the UK are rising as a consequence of higher property taxes, according to new analysis. Average property insurance...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential property sales drop ahead of general election

The number of residential property sales has fallen by 20% as many prospective purchasers adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach ahead...

31 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish housing market remains ‘stable and reliable’

There was a sharp rise in the number of property transactions north of the border in March, as demand for property...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Top ways to reduce stamp duty on prime property

Sales of homes at the top end of the housing market have collapsed over the past 12 months or so, especially...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Lib Dems manifesto fails to address ‘lack of supply’ in the housing market – claim

The Liberal Democrats launched its manifesto yesterday ahead of next month’s general election pledging to deliver 300,000 new homes a year,...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Next government urged to put ‘housing and homeownership first’

As soon as the general election determines the next government, emphasis will need to be placed on making more pressing issues,...

16 May 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices in England and Wales rise marginally

Residential property prices continued to increase at a modest pace in April, the latest figures show. The average home in England and...

16 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Scotland has a ‘mountain’ to climb to solve its housing crisis

Housebuilders may never meet the demand for housing north of the border due to the various challenges that they face when...

15 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK sees rise in new housing despite fall in overall construction output

New housing experienced solid growth in March, up 3.8% on the month, despite a 0.7% drop in wider UK construction output,...

12 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Foreign property investors hit hard in Australian budget

International property investors have been hit by a number of measures in the budget in Australia this week in a bid...

11 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Rise in cash buyers due to ‘over-zealous’ lending rules

There was a sharp rise in the number of home buyers using cash to buy property last year, with mortgage lending...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices fall in Sydney for first time in 18 months

House prices in Sydney dipped for the first time in 18 months in April, according to new data, as regulators continue...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property auctions market is ‘easing back the throttle a little’

The property auctions market continued to slow across the UK last month, with the number of lots offered and sold at...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Inheritance tax changes to UK residential properties leave taxpayers in ‘limbo’

The government’s decision to drop significant proposals to non-domicile rules and inheritance tax changes to UK residential properties from the Finance...

26 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Gross mortgage lending in ‘neutral gear’

Gross mortgage lending held up relatively well last month despite a fall of almost 20% year-on-year, according to the latest estimate...

21 April 2017

From: Breaking News

One issue must dominate the UK general election campaign... housing

Announcing her decision to hold a snap general election on 8 June, Theresa May yesterday made it clear that Brexit would...

19 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Is boom and bust just a natural part of the property cycle?

The property market tends to be cyclical, when you study property markets from across the globe, it is clear that the...

19 April 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices ‘prove unshakeable’ as growth picks up

More than nine months on from the historic Brexit vote, and home buyers are now paying 1.3% on average more for...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

The UK housing market ‘is starting to look livelier’

More home loans were secured to buy property in the UK during the first two months of 2017 than any year...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish government failing to address housing supply, says trade body

The Scottish government is still failing to address the issue of housing supply, according to Homes for Scotland.   In response to the...

11 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Rail improvements provide a ‘tremendous opportunity’ for property investors

Almost two-thirds of property investors now rate new and upgraded rail and tram links as providing the most attractive property investment...

10 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Tim Morgan, owner of ERE

AIPP CEO, Peter Robinson, talks to Tim Morgan (below right), owner of ERE Property, a UK based company selling UK investment...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Crossrail 2 ‘vital’ to tackling London’s housing crisis, say experts

Leading housebuilders and housing associations, including British Land and the Berkeley Group, are urging the government to back Crossrail 2 as...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Housebuilder welcomes the introduction of the apprenticeship levy

One of the UK’s largest housebuilders has welcomed the new apprenticeship levy, which comes into effect this week, as part of...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

London Assembly expresses concern that EU nationals are being refused mortgages

London Assembly members have expressed concern at the apparent lack of mortgages in the UK being issued to EU citizens. A French...

03 April 2017

From: Breaking News

UK home sales hit 10-year high in February

UK home sales agreed by estate agents increased to a 10-year high in February, suggesting that confidence in the housing market...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Central London housebuilding collapses 75% as prices continue to fall

The number of new homes breaking ground in central London has plunged by 75% year-on-year as housebuilders put planned projects on...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Chinese investors target Malaysia’s property market

Property investors from China have replaced those from Singapore as the largest group of foreign property buyers in Malaysia, fresh figures...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

New train station would ‘unlock’ potential to create thousands of new homes

Plans to build a Thameslink station in the north London area of Brent Cross may be brought forward by nine years...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Brexit uncertainty prompts decline in UK property deals

Demand among home buyers has seen a modest recovery following initial post-referendum jitters, but with just 24 hours until Theresa May...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Estate agent claims 10 buyers are now chasing each property for sale

There are currently 10 buyers chasing every property on the market across England and Wales, according to a leading estate agency firm. haart,...

21 March 2017

From: Breaking News

The widening gulf between salaries and house prices is “extremely worrying”

Residential property prices in England and Wales now cost 7.6 times the average income, up from 3.6 times earnings in 1997,...

20 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Irish property prices up by almost 8%

Residential property prices in Ireland increased by 0.6% month-on-month in January to keep annual growth steady at 7.9% following the first...

15 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Welsh government introduces bill to abolish Right to Buy in Wales

Council tenants in Wales will no longer be offered the right to purchase their council homes if the Welsh government gets...

14 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Midlands Engine strategy will ‘provide a welcome boost for housing levels’

The government yesterday launched its Midlands Energy strategy, which is expected to boost the supply of much needed new homes in...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Chancellor fails to deal with Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market

Yesterday’s rather low-key Budget statement failed to mention the housing market as the government continues to bury its head on the...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Planning fee rise will not boost delivery of much needed new homes

The housebuilding industry has opposed plans by the Scottish government to raise the maximum fee level for planning applications to £125,000...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investment from Chinese investors overtakes Singapore

Investment from China last year exceeded Singapore as the largest source of Asian capital in the global property market for the...

02 March 2017

From: Breaking News

More homes selling for over asking price as supply shortage worsens

With 11 buyers now chasing each property for sale, a higher number of homes are selling for in excess of the...

28 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Rural land prices look set to fall

Growing uncertainty over Brexit and insecurities regarding future subsidies, as well as low commodity prices, continues to drive down demand for...

27 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Confidence in UK housing market remains strong

The UK housing market remains remarkably solid, as reflected by the 4.9% increase in the volume of residential property transactions between...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Canadian home prices rise further

Residential property prices in Canada continued to increase in January, led by gains in Toronto’s red-hot housing market, fresh figures show. The...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Number of office to residential conversions drops 19% year-on-year

A lack of funding and uncertainty over Brexit contributed to a sharp decline in the volume of office to residential conversions...

21 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging continues to increase amid rate rise fears

Concerns that interest rates could rise sooner than markets currently expect has triggered an increase in remortgaging activity, a new study...

21 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to drop revaluation plans

The chief executive of Sainsbury’s, Mike Coupe, is the latest in a long line of high prominent business leaders to call...

20 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New wealth tax on Portuguese properties over £600k

A new a wealth tax on properties in Portugal valued at more than €600,000 (£507,700) has been introduced by the Portuguese...

14 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Plans for regeneration scheme in town centre approved

Plans for a major regeneration scheme in Dovercourt town centre have been given the go-ahead. The £1m project, which will be financed...

14 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Irish house prices forecast to rise by 5% in 2017

Moody’s has warned of a severe shortage of housing in Ireland, which is continuing to drive up prices. The global ratings agency...

13 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Overseas investors race to secure UK property bargains

There has been a sharp rise in the number of opportunistic foreign investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by the...

09 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Green belt policy ‘should be reappraised’ to solve the housing crisis

There is a well documented housing crisis in England, especially in the south of the country where property prices are at...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Spanish politicians call for rent controls in Barcelona and Madrid

Rental prices are continuing to race ahead across some of Spain’s main cities, led by gains in Barcelona and Madrid, where...

06 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Delivery plan approved: ‘Wales will have seen nothing on this scale before’

A new report setting out how the 10 local authorities in South East Wales involved with the Cardiff Capital Region City...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Record numbers acquiring their first home

There has been a surge in the number of first-time buyers cashing in on low cost mortgages and stalling property price...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

UK housing market activity slows for first time since July

The UK housing market ground to a virtual halt in December as price growth cooled and fewer homes changed hands, according...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

House price growth shifting from London to regional cities

Property prices across the largest UK cities rose by an average of 7.2% in 2016, taking the 20 city average to...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Britain quitting the single market will please ‘opportunistic investors’

The prime minister’s pledge to withdraw the UK from the single market has been cautiously welcomed by leading business figures and...

19 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Tarlochan Garcha, CEO at Kuflink

Name Tarlochan Garcha What does it say on your business card? CEO, Kuflink What does the business do and what are you offering? The Kuflink Group...

19 January 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Remove barriers to boost housebuilding levels, says HBF

SME housebuilders could start building significantly more new homes in England and Wales if barriers to growth were cut, according to...

17 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Redrow boss welcomes ‘strong and sustained upward trend in new housing’

With close to 200,000 homes built last year, the government looks to be on course to meet its target of building...

13 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Planning overhaul to speed up housebuilding

Major plans to revamp Scotland’s planning system have been proposed by the Scottish government to help speed up housebuilding.  The proposals are...

13 January 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices up 6.5% in December

Residential property prices in the UK rose by 1.7% in December compared with the previous month to reach an average of...

09 January 2017

From: Breaking News

It’s a buyer’s market in Hong Kong

Filled with glitzy glass towers and a fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, Hong Kong proudly proclaims itself to be ‘Asia’s...

09 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Beijing mayor vows to contain soaring property prices

Beijing’s mayor has pledged to stop residential property prices in the Chinese capital from rising in 2017 in an attempt to...

05 January 2017

From: Breaking News

New pilot scheme to boost housebuilding

With the number of new homes being built across the UK still significantly below the level needed to meet demand, a...

04 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Garden villages to create thousands of new homes

England's first garden villages have been proposed for 14 sites across the country along with three larger garden towns in Buckinghamshire,...

04 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Richard Barber – what to expect in 2017

Richard Barber, director at Prime Central London estate agency W.A.Ellis, part of the JLL Group, offers his thoughts on what property market...

03 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Jake Russell – what to expect in 2017

Jake Russell, director at Russell Simpson, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year. Much...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Trevor Abrahmsohn - what to expect in 2017

Trevor Abrahmsohn, director at Glentree Estates offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year.  2016 has...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to remain flat in 2017 amid Brexit uncertainty

UK property prices are expected to remain largely unchanged in 2017, owed largely to uncertainty over Brexit negotiations, according to the...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips for investing in student property

With student housing becoming an increasingly popular investment in recent years, Mish Liyanage at the Mistoria Group explains how you could...

23 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Proof that property is better than a pension

For many people investing in residential properly remains an attractive income investment at a time of low saving rates and stock...

21 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Planning system continues to slow housing delivery

With the number of new homes being built across the UK still significantly below the level needed to meet demand, housebuilders...

21 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Overseas mortgage enquiries for UK property up 45% in Q4

There has been an increase in the number of overseas investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by sterling’s nosedive after the...

20 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property sales to fall as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter investors

Fewer people are expected to invest in residential property in 2017, as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter many property investors...

19 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips for achieving an E EPC rating

With the new EPC changes coming into force in April 2018, those who invest in the private rented market should already...

16 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Investment via Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ programme falls sharply

Portugal’s property market remains relatively strong, but fewer investors from overseas are talking advantage of an innovative visa programme that enables...

13 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Replacing stamp duty in Scotland has been ‘operationally successful’

The introduction of a new tax to replace stamp duty in Scotland has so far proved successful, but a Holyrood committee...

13 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong property sales rise sharply

Residential property sales in Hong Kong have increased significantly despite the government’s decision to more than double stamp duty last month...

08 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Stable house prices represent a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to buy

With mortgage borrowing costs at a record-low, home price growth relatively flat and new housing supply failing to meet demand, one...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Green belt ‘swaps’ set to boost supply of new homes

Ministers are expected to back the construction of thousands of much needed new homes on green belt land when it releases...

30 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Property better investment than money in the bank!

From a property investor’s perspective, it has been a tough year following a raft of changes introduced by the government. Aside from the...

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Scotland has an opportunity to ‘thrive and grow’

With significantly more homes required to meet the needs and aspirations of Scotland’s growing population, the home building industry north of...

25 November 2016

From: Breaking News

New measures to boost housebuilding

The chancellor Philip Hammond announced a range of housing measures in his first Autumn Statement, including £1.4bn of cash to help build...

24 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Big housebuilders’ profit margins soar

Profitability at the UK’s largest housebuilders has increased at more than twice the rate of new housing output, shows new research...

19 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth continues to defy post-Brexit gloomy forecasts

Residential property prices in the UK increased by an average of 7.7% in the year to September, according to the latest...

19 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Prime London land values fall sharply

Land values in prime central London dropped by 10.3% in the year through to September, and are now at around the...

18 November 2016

From: Breaking News

 Sharp rise in number of new homes built

The number of new homes recorded in England has increased to its highest level since the financial crash, official figures have...

16 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing shortage means no letup in rising home prices

A chronic shortage of housing in the UK is continuing to place upward pressure on residential property prices, according to the...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

London to lead recovery in house prices with 16.5% growth by 2021

London is to lead the UK house price recovery with 16.5% cumulative growth between now and the end of 2020, according...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage arrears expected to increase in Ireland

With many landlords in Ireland coming to the end of their 10-year interest-only mortgage period, buy-to-let arrears look set to escalate...

10 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Change of strategy needed to tackle UK housing crisis

Business leaders have called for a "step change" in housebuilding if the government is to meet its ambition of delivering one...

08 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices to remain broadly unchanged until 2019

Residential property prices in the UK are expected to remain largely flat until the Brexit negotiations are concluded in 2019, according...

02 November 2016

From: Breaking News

London house prices forecast to fall next year

Residential property prices in London are set to fall next year as uncertainty about the UK’s exit from the European Union...

29 October 2016

From: Breaking News

New dates for property development course announced

LendInvest has released new dates for a training course aimed at aspiring property developers to be held early next year.   The course...

28 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Office and industrial property markets set to takeoff in west London

The government’s approval of a third runway at Heathrow may have a negative impact on demand for homes in the local...

26 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Heathrow Airport expansion to have ‘negative impact’ on local house prices

The government’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow yesterday may have paved the way for hundreds of thousands more flights...

26 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property sales drop 11.3% amid housing shortage

The number of home sales fell sharply in the year to September, the latest figures from the tax office show. According to...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Non-dom reform should be put on hold until 2018

The UK government should delay the introduction of any changes to non-domicile reforms until at least 2018, giving it an opportunity...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

The UK housing market is ‘continuing to hold strong’

The UK housing market remains resilient post-Brexit, as illustrated by the latest house price index which shows a housing market that...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Where are the Gulf’s wealthiest investors likely to invest next year?

The property markets in London, New York and Singapore have been among the most popular international destinations for the Gulf’s wealthiest...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Demand for building work remains ‘remarkably resilient’, says FMB

Consumer demand for building work remained strong in the three months following the vote for Brexit, new figures from the Federation...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Some 43% of residential properties do not meet ‘Home Living Standard’

Shelter is calling for greater protection for tenants after new research by the housing charity found that 43% of homes in...

18 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Homebuyer deposits increase £5,000 year-on-year

Homebuyer deposits rose by an average of £5,000 in the first six months of 2016 compared with the same period last...

18 October 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices in England and Wales rise marginally in September

The average price of a residential property in England and Wales rose slightly last month despite a month-on-month decline recorded in...

17 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers return to the housing market as Brexit fears diminish

Homebuyers are returning to the housing market as post EU referendum fears continue to calm, the latest RICS UK Residential Market...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Now is a good time to invest in Dubai property

The best time to invest in the real estate market of any city is when the prices are at their lowest,...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Steps towards greater market transparency in Spain

Fresh moves are being made to help increase transparency in Spain’s second-home market which is sure to appeal to those investing...

11 October 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows in September – Halifax

Residential property prices continued to cool in September as the property market softens, with the latest data from Halifax revealing that...

10 October 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Swift recovery’ in housbuilding as Brexit fears fade

Housebuilding activity in September rose at the fastest pace since January with various developers reporting resilient demand and generally improving market...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property industry welcomes government’s £5bn building fund

The government’s plan to tackle the housing shortage by building 25,000 new homes using a £3bn Home Building Fund has been broadly...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Government urged to scrap tax on land to boost new housing supply

The government is being urged to take fresh steps to tackle the shortage of homes by incentivising landowners and developers to increase...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Book your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, gets underway tomorrow at London ExCeL and is free to enter. However, all...

06 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Brazil’s property market continues to deteriorate

Brazil's housing market remains depressed, amidst the ongoing economic crisis and an uncertain political landscape, according to the latest market analysis...

05 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty receipts fall as George Osborne’s reforms take their toll

Stamp duty receipts fell 2.5% to £7.3bn as the reforms made by former chancellor George Osborne take their toll on the...

03 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Government terminates Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, which has attracted strong demand from borrowers looking for higher loan-to-value (LTV) home loans,...

30 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Dubai property market would benefit from longer visas, say experts

Dubai, along with the rest of the UAE, would have a better chance of attracting long-term property investors if they provided...

29 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing supply hits six-month high, says NAEA

The number of properties for sale on the UK housing market has hit a six month high, helping to alleviate the...

27 September 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Yield-hungry investors’ eye commercial property

Properties which are well located, have a reliable income stream or offer the potential to add value will continue to attract...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

The strongest global housing markets unveiled

Residential property prices continued to boom in some parts of the world, with the five strongest housing markets in Global Property...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Asia’s housing markets are now two-tiered

Five of the eleven Asian property markets for which figures are available saw house price increases during the year to Q2...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

European house price boom continues unabated, market analysis shows

Residential property prices rose in 17 of the 22 European housing markets for which figures were available during the year to...

21 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Planning consents fall short

The government has been accused of 'failing to put its money where its mouth is' when it comes to housing after...

19 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Former chancellor slams “crazy” stamp duty rates

Former Conservative Chancellor Lord Lawson, who served under Margaret Thatcher’s government, has called on the new man in the Treasury to...

16 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK government urged to encourage growth and more housebuilding

With the number of new homes being built across the UK still significantly below the level needed to meet demand, compounding the...

14 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth slows in July, ONS reveals

House price inflation across the UK dropped to 8.3% in the year to July, down from 9.7% in June, according to...

14 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Property remains the ‘highest yielding investment on offer’ in the UK

A growing number of investors are choosing to invest in property, despite the introduction of higher stamp duty purchasing costs and...

13 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Australia’s housing market could be ‘six weeks’ from collapse, report warns

Australia’s housing market could crash within the next six months unless banks act swiftly to prevent a sharp decline in foreign...

13 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housebuilding rises but numbers still below target

An increase in housebuilding levels helped to ensure that overall construction output remained flat in July following a 1% drop in...

12 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property market looks ripe for investment

They say no man is an island, however the UK is – and there is only so much land available, says...

08 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth slows to 6.9%, says Halifax

The annual rate of UK house price growth cooled further in August, after slowing the previous month, fresh data shows. Halifax said...

08 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Effective teamwork key to increasing number of new homes

Better collaboration between housebuilders and subcontractors holds the key to solving the major shortage of skills in the housebuilding sector which...

07 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Government housing schemes are pushing up UK house prices

More than two-thirds of government spending on house-buying incentive programmes, such as Help to Buy, may have boosted demand for property,...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers continue to push for reform of leasehold legislation

The Conveyancing Association (CA) is determined to press ahead with its campaign to reform and amend the leasehold transaction process, despite...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Investing in property is better bet than a pension, says BoE’s chief economist

Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, has confirmed what many of us already knew – investing in property is...

31 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Planning overhaul needed to speed up housebuilding

The latest housebuilding data shows that there was an increase in the number of new build housing schemes started in England...

30 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Outlook for Scottish housing market ‘looks favourable’ as prices rise

Residential property prices in Scotland rose in June and the signs are that values will increase further as demand continues to...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Barcelona City Council clamping down on illegal tourist rentals

Barcelona City Council has stepped up efforts to stamp out illegal tourist rentals in the Spanish city by sending out letters...

12 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Dublin council to significantly increase number of new homes

With Dublin suffering from a chronic housing shortage, the number of new homes planned for City Council-owned land in the Irish...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Surveyors call on UK government to take ‘radical action’ to stimulate growth

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) is calling on the government to consider some radical measures to stimulate all aspects of...

10 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Top global property investment hotspots unveiled

Prime residential property prices across the world’s major cities increased on average by 4.4% in the 12 months to June 2016, with...

08 August 2016

From: Breaking News

1m new homes by 2020 possible thanks to Cameron’s ‘strong housing legacy’

The Brexit vote will undoubtedly dominate David Cameron's legacy as Prime Minister, but he should also be remembered for leaving behind...

02 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in new housing approvals in London

More than two-thirds of planning applications for the construction of new homes in London were approved during the second quarter of...

01 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Future is bright for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and BANES, says JLL

Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) will be better equipped to increase much needed housing supply among other...

27 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Lewis Hamilton’s win in Hungary sparks worldwide tour

Following Lewis Hamilton’s comfortable victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, we delve into the fast lane to take you...

25 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Cut red tape to boost much needed housing supply in Scotland - HFS

The Scottish government needs to build on the recent improvement in planning performance in order to help increase the supply of...

25 July 2016

From: Breaking News

How to navigate new heating regulations

The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 may not have been well-publicised, but they impose important obligations on some landlords...

21 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage will almost certainly continue to drive up UK prices

Property prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to the referendum, with the now former Chancellor...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK government remains committed to building more new homes

The government remains committed to delivering one million new build homes in England by 2020, in an effort to tackle the...

08 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Construction activity slows with housebuilding hardest hit

The UK’s construction industry suffered its worst contraction since 2009 in June as uncertainty around the EU referendum led to concern...

05 July 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices could fall following Brexit vote

Global markets have plunged, David Cameron has announced that he is to step down as Prime Minister later this year and...

24 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Developers step up efforts to increase housing supply

Developers in the UK are actively looking to address the major shortage of skills in the housebuilding sector as part of...

15 June 2016

From: Breaking News

No decision yet on Portuguese bank overloaded with repossessed properties

The European Commission (EC) has not yet taken any decision regarding the capitalisation of Portuguese state-owned bank Caixa Geral de Depósitos. Portugal’s...

15 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices fall ahead of EU referendum

Residential property prices in the UK fell by 0.4% in May, the steepest decline since November 2011, as the European Union...

13 June 2016

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Hong Kong unlikely to relax cooling measures despite falling prices

Government measures to rein in property prices and curb speculation in Hong Kong, including a 15% stamp duty for foreign buyers,...

10 June 2016

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Mayor of London pledges to restrict office-to-resi conversions

London mayor Sadiq Khan has vowed to make it significantly harder for property investors to convert small office spaces to residential...

09 June 2016

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UK housing market activity remains strong despite EU referendum

Housing market activity in the UK remained healthy as overall valuation activity in May increased by almost a fifth on an...

08 June 2016

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Portugal’s economy shows increasing signs of fragility

Portugal’s largest bank, Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD), which holds almost one-third of all deposits in the country, is on the...

07 June 2016

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Enfield project ‘to deliver 10,000 homes’

Up to 10,000 new homes will be built as part of a £3.5bn residential property development, Enfield Council has confirmed. The council hopes...

06 June 2016

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Crowdfunding website offers new ways to invest in property

Housebuilders are responding to high demand from buyers and renters by increasing the level of residential construction, as reflected by the...

06 June 2016

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1m new homes by 2020 ‘is perfectly possible’, says expert

The government’s target of building 1m new homes over this parliament is a realistic one, according to Aston Mead land and...

02 June 2016

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Housing starts in England fall 9%

The number of new homes that were built in England in the first quarter of this year fell, government figures show. A...

31 May 2016

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Scottish landlords unprepared for changes to energy efficiency

With a new set of energy efficiency regulations set to be introduced in Scotland later this year, commercial property owners north...

17 May 2016

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Property prices to rise despite weaker demand

Demand for residential properties unsurprisingly fell in April following the introduction of higher stamp duty for buy-to-let and second home buyers,...

13 May 2016

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Chinese investors target property in Portugal

Interest in Portugal’s property market from Chinese investors is rapidly increasing, as wealthy buyers target investment opportunities and seek to tap...

11 May 2016

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‘Project Fact’ or further doomsday predictions from ‘Project Fear’?

A vote to leave the EU would have a ‘major hit’ on residential property prices across the UK and increase the...

10 May 2016

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BT to bring ultrafast broadband to millions of homes

BT has announced a £6bn investment in broadband and 4G coverage to ensure that the ultrafast Openreach service is extended to...

06 May 2016

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Sharp rise in planning consents

A chronic shortage of properties continues to drive house prices upwards across Britain. But a significant increase in the number of...

03 May 2016

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We are becoming a nation of renters

The decline in the rate of homeownership seen over the past decade in this country looks set to continue as a...

29 April 2016

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What is the future of buy-to-let?

Representatives and stakeholders from various leading property industry bodies, including the National Landlords Association, British Property Federation, Department for Communities and...

29 April 2016

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Win a free home

Property investor Marco Robinson is offering fellow property investors an opportunity to win a buy-to-let property in Manchester worth in the...

26 April 2016

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Investor frenzy fuels surge in sales

There was a sharp increase in the number of property transactions between February and March 2016 as property investors rushed to...

22 April 2016

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Shared ownership to provide ‘stable returns’ – Savills

New government funding to help significantly boost the supply of new shared ownership homes across the UK looks set to open...

22 April 2016

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MPs support hike in planning fees

Over half of MPs believe that fees for planning applications should increase, according to a new poll. The survey, commissioned by the...

20 April 2016

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Six tips to help build a successful property portfolio

The market is changing; the act of investing is based on risk versus reward. No investment is guaranteed, but how can...

14 April 2016

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Property made more unaffordable by new-build homes

Research carried out by Nottingham Trent University has shown that new-build properties may be making owning a home in the UK...

14 April 2016

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Are property syndicates the next big thing?

2015 was an incredible year for the property market but in a year in which Government buy to let policy, the...

08 April 2016

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Why investing in property beats a lifetime of 9 to 5

A report recently released by Royal London revealed that Brits earning the national average wage of £27,600 a year who saved...

23 March 2016

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Major increase in buy-to-let market activity ahead of deadline

Research by conveyancing experts My Home Move has revealed that activity within the buy-to-let and second home market has risen by...

18 March 2016

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Stamp duty surcharge is no April fools, it’s an assault on entrepreneurial Britain

Never one to miss an opportunity, George Osborne knew he was onto a winner when he chose to raise stamp duty...

26 February 2016

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Wear and tear changes – Relief for landlords or another headache?

Announced in the Summer Budget of 2015, the government is introducing significant changes to how UK landlords can cover the cost...

18 February 2016

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Immigration solicitor criticises government over Right to Rent

An immigration law solicitor has warned that almost three-quarters of private residential landlords in the UK don't understand the implications of the...

12 February 2016

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BTL investors must think before rushing into a new tenancy agreement

Buy-to-let investors must ensure that they are compliant with current legislation to avoid facing costly consequences, according to Legal Associate Andrew...

10 February 2016

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Investment in buy-to-let will be discouraged by tax changes, research warns

Research carried out by Orchard & Shipman Group has revealed that a significant proportion of landlords (86%) believe that the government’s...

05 February 2016

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RLA says government is failing landlords over Right to Rent

The government is failing landlords over the new Right to Rent immigration policy, research by the Residential Landlords Association suggests. In their...

05 February 2016

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Right to Rent scheme faces fresh criticism

It has been revealed that the government’s Right to Rent pilot scheme issued just nine civil penalties to landlords between 1st...

03 February 2016

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Landlords sitting on millions of pounds of unprotected deposits

Almost 300,000 landlords have failed to protect their tenants' deposits, totalling over £500 million of unprotected funds, according to a new...

29 January 2016

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Right to Rent: A guide to conducting fair and effective checks

From 1st February, landlords across England will be expected to check the status of all prospective tenants to ensure they have...

19 January 2016

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Right to Rent fast approaching for landlords

Landlords are being reminded that the Right to Rent deadline is only a couple of weeks away. This new law means...

12 January 2016

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New homes announcement won’t solve the real problems, think tank says

The Centre for Policy Studies has argued that solving the housing crisis will require a broader approach to “affordability” and “sustainability”. The...

08 January 2016

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Government calls for blacklist against the worst PRS offenders

A government consultation has proposed that a blacklist should be created for persistent rogue landlords and letting agents. However, Paul Shamplina,...

08 January 2016

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Landlords will raise rents to cover new legislation costs

Some 45% of landlords surveyed by flatsharing website SpareRoom.co.uk said they plan to raise their rents this year. Covering the costs of...

05 January 2016

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The rumours of the death of buy-to-let in Glasgow are greatly exaggerated

Buy-to-let investors could be forgiven for feeling rather under siege as 2015 draws to a close. Landlords who had been encouraged over...

22 December 2015

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RLA warns of risk to supply if buy-to-let lending is restricted

The Residential Landlords Association has warned that Treasury proposals to make access to buy-to-let lending harder could cut off the supply...

22 December 2015

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New Year will bring first-time buyer optimism

Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, 2016 is set to be the year of the first-time buyer, with a number of measures...

17 December 2015

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Taxing times for residential landlords and investors

Residential property investors are facing a number of tax reforms that will fundamentally change the profitability of their portfolios.  The changes will...

08 December 2015

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Landlord tax changes will lead to rent increases

A survey by The Deposit Protection Service has revealed that 68% of landlords believe that changes in landlord tax will lead...

01 December 2015

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Surge in buy-to-let lending for Paragon as stamp duty bombshell is announced

Paragon Group has released its results for the year ending 30 September 2015, reporting that buy-to-let lending has increased by over...

26 November 2015

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Is new housing legislation doing more harm than good?

The government will be extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in order to raise the standards in the...

26 November 2015

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UK renters remain negative about their chances of buying

65% of renters are negative about their prospects of purchasing a home, according to new research by online estate agent Urban.co.uk. Nearly...

26 November 2015

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Reduced tax relief is top landlord worry

The Government’s decision to reduce landlords' buy-to-let tax relief to the basic rate of 20% is a major factor for half...

20 November 2015

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Student property and its effect on the UK economy

Student property has been big news in the investment world for some time now. High yields and even higher demand mean...

10 November 2015

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Tenant demand not being met by supply

Research carried out by the National Landlords Association (NLA) has revealed that the demand for tenants is stronger than ever, with...

27 October 2015

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TfL’s property development drive gathers pace

More than 300 acres of land owned by Transport for London (TfL) will be made available for the building of homes,...

23 October 2015

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Energy efficiency in rented housing to be discussed by MPs and peers

An inquiry into the energy efficiency of private rented housing has been launched by The All Party Parliamentary Group for the...

15 October 2015

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AIIC: simple conversation can avert deposit disputes

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) says that basic communication is the key to avoiding official deposit disputes.  A simple conversation...

09 October 2015

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Is the influx of overseas investors a good sign for local investors?

I’ve seen a sharp rise this year in the number of foreign investors looking to establish a presence or even expand...

02 October 2015

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Britain a hotspot for residential property investors

Research conducted by high-end estate agency Savills has revealed that Britain’s dearth of housing supply and its growing economy have helped...

11 September 2015

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Scottish government to introduce rent controls

It was announced last week that the Scottish government is to implement rent controls in an effort to limit increases in...

09 September 2015

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Many flatsharers experience deposit disputes with their landlords, research claims

60% of UK flatsharers have been involved in a dispute with a landlord over their tenancy deposit, new research has found....

03 September 2015

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Scottish towns lead the way for pensioner buy-to-lets

According to new research from Keepmoat, Brandon is the most profitable destination for retirees looking to invest their pension funds in...

03 September 2015

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Government urged to support ‘struggling’ buy-to-let landlords

A financial services provider is urging the Conservative Government to consider landlords who might be wrestling with financial problems in secret.   Reach...

06 July 2015

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Today’s deposit protection rules are step in right direction, says AIIC

Deposit protection legislation coming into force today is a ‘step in the right direction’, according to the Association of Independent Inventory...

23 June 2015

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Jonathan Werth. Joint Managing Director of LIFE Residential

I recently visited Life Residential at their bright and modern West London headquarters. I carried out a quick interview with Joint Managing...

04 June 2015

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Help to Buy ISA set to be attractive to property investors

As a result of their unexpected majority, the Tories will be able to ensure their new Help to Buy ISA policy...

29 May 2015

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New government plans to provide 95% of UK with superfast broadband by 2017

After months of campaigning and deliberating, polling day is now behind us. With all the election stories doing the rounds, we...

11 May 2015

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