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KEYWORD "Affordability" - 100 RESULTS
House Prices Down and Up, in mixed data from the Halifax

UK house prices grew in March on a quarterly basis, by 2.0%, with annual growth slowing to 0.3%, from 1.6% in...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenant referencing provider Canopy has released data from a  rental affordability index, which claims most tenants are at the very limit...

06 April 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Housing market ‘shows signs of momentum’ despite high interest rates

UK house prices fell by 0.2% in March. Nevertheless, the annual rate of house price growth edged higher to 1.6% in...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords NOT pricing out First Time Buyers - new figures

The popular narrative may have been that first time buyers have been priced out of the market, partly by landlords: but...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renting set to boom as buying is even less affordable

The average house prices in England was £290,000 last year, some 8.3 times average annual earnings. This was actually down from 8.5...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Older Renters’ group takes up Generation Rent’s demands

A charity representing older people has taken up almost all of the key demands of activist group Generation Rent. Independent Age says...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents rising above-inflation despite growing stability

Rental growth continued to cool in February, says the latest market snapshot from lettings agency Hamptons.   Last month, the average rent on...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property values still thousands below peak despite good start to 2024

The average price of property coming to the market for sale rises by 1.5% (+£5,279) this month to £368,118, as the...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove urged to force landlords into deals with tenants in arrears

A string of debt advice charities want Housing Secretary Michael Gove to go well beyond merely banning Section 21 in a...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent urges price-sensitivity despite strong housing market data

UK house prices rose by 0.7 per cent in February, says the Nationwide, after taking account of seasonal effects.  This resulted in...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Navigating the regional property market in 2024

Building on the momentum of 2023, the North West is poised for continued growth in rental and property prices. Early investment...

02 March 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Guidance for landlords: 5 top tips for navigating responsibilities

Landlords play a crucial role in providing safe and comfortable housing for tenants while also managing rental properties effectively. Staying informed...

01 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Three-tier housing market now operating - Zoopla

Zoopla’s latest market snapshot, used as a guide to capital appreciation by some landlords, says there’s now a three-tier housing market...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Letting agents demand banks cut mortgage rates

The letting agents’ trade body has made the unexpected move of calling on banks to cut mortgage rates. Rates are typically decided...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for eco-tax incentives to make landlords improve, and not sell

Rightmove is calling on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to use next week’s Budget as an opportunity to incentivise landlords to make properties...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Crackdown - Labour council worry over brothels and parties

Government proposals on limiting short lets "fall a long way short of what's needed and will do nothing to put right...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

What’s your view on tenants getting 99% mortgages?

Rental sector and property industry views are split over the controversial idea of allowing first time buyers to put down a...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Tens of thousands of new homes built on flood plains - claim

New analysis by insurance giant Aviva reveals that one in every 13 new homes built in England in the last decade...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb backs Gove’s mandatory short lets landlord register

Airbnb has given its backing to a proposal from Housing Secretary Michael Gove to introduce a mandatory register of short let...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

The Rich Embrace Renting Over Selling

Deciding on a residence in the bustling city of London is no small feat, especially when faced with the dichotomy of...

17 February 2024

From: Agent Advice

Backfired! Rent Controls lead to Higher Rents, says Zoopla

Analysis by Zoopla says rent controls introduced in Scotland have directly led to higher rents. The property portal’s research team has analysed...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Don’t be impacted by rising rent arrears

A recent survey by digital mortgage lender, Molo, revealed that nearly 60% of UK landlords have seen a rise in late...

08 February 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Big Housing Market Boost from two new snapshots

Landlords seeking capital appreciation will be encouraged from two new housing market surveys - one showing a surprise rise in house...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage loans stay steady as wider market improves

Confidence has returned to the mortgage market, with sentiment improving steadily month by month in the last quarter of 2023, according...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Under 30s Face An Impossible Task When Renting

Research by Zero Deposit, a deposit alternative service, claims that under-30s face an almost impossible task when it comes to current...

03 February 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Capital Appreciation boost for landlords as house prices up again

UK house prices rose by 0.7 per cent in January, resulting in an improvement in the annual rate of house prices...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

“Don’t Serve Notice On Tenants” council tells landlords

‘Save the tenancy – don’t serve notice.’ That’s the message to landlords from a west country council. Landlords and tenants are being...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters may become first time buyers with just one per cent deposit

The government is considering allowing renters to buy their first homes with just one per cent deposits, according  to press reports...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Long-term population rise to put more pressure on rental market

There will be long term pressure on housing affordability and the private rental sector if demographic forecasts from a range of...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New mortgage targets landlords planning ‘light refurbs’ on BTL properties

The Suffolk Building Society has launched new mortgage products aimed at private landlords who are planning refurbishments, such as a new...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Yield league table shows best (and worst) performing regions

A respected league table of yields in different parts of England and Wales has issued its latest figures. The Fleet Mortgages Buy-to-Let...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Analyst warns house price boost “like a dodgy prawn at a buffet”

Analysts have warned landlords and others interested in the housing market from celebrating too much following the latest Halifax index figures. The...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Crisis? What Crisis? House prices actually WENT UP in 2023

The latest Halifax house price index shows average house prices rose by 1.1 per cent in December, the third monthly rise...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Massive Slump in buy to let lending - mortgage figures

UK Finance has published its housing and mortgage market forecasts for 2024 and 2025 together with projections for 2023 full year numbers. Key figures for 2023 -...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning - House Values could dip once again in 2024

There’s no prospect of a rapid recovery for the housing market in 2024 despite some green shoots appearing. The warning comes from...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Negative Capital Appreciation for landlords in 2023 - final figures

UK house prices ended 2023 down 1.8 per cent compared with December 2022, leaving them almost 4.5 per cent below the...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

2024 - Rightmove’s Forecast for the Housing Market

Rightmove has revealed its forecast for 2024 - and has looked back on the past 12 months. This year, 2023, ends with...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords Warn Tenants - rents up in 2024 thanks to mortgage costs

Almost two thirds of private landlords expect to see their mortgage payments increase over the next 12 months with warnings that...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Inflation Drop’s Big Question - will interest rates fall sooner, not later?

Consumer Price Inflation in November was 3.9 per cent - significantly lower than the 4.4 per cent expected by many analysts. It’s...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Soft landing in 2024 but no full-scale recovery - Nationwide

The Nationwide says 2023 has seen a surprisingly-resilient housing market but there will be no full scale recovery in 2024 -...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices will fall further next year warns the Halifax

House prices may fall by up to four per cent in 2024 the Halifax is warning. Its Outlook for 2024 report says...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists say they know rent levels two years from now

Generation Rent says it’s worked out what rent levels will be in two years’ time. The activists say rents will rise 14...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals its 2024 housing market forecast

Rightmove has revealed its forecast for 2024 - but just as it has done this, it’s revealed asking prices have dropped...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation Boost from latest house price index

UK house prices rose for the second month in a row in November, boosted by a shortage of properties, says the...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Good news at last as major index heralds ‘housing market recovery’

UK house prices rose an average of 0.2 per cent month on month in November - prompting the Nationwide to call...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Older renters moving to cheaper areas and smaller homes - BBC report

A BBC News report claims that increasing numbers of renters aged over 30 are moving to cheaper areas as rents have...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rise next year forecast to be one of highest ever

The latest lettings market forecast from Savills says average UK rents to end 2023 at up 9.5 per cent year on...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

How many rental homes listed under £1,000 pcm?  New league table

New research has identified locations with the largest volume of available rental stock, based on those units at or below the...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents cannot go up indefinitely as affordability crisis hits

Affordability limits have been reached in several regions of the UK, the Home property website suggests. While some regions are still recording...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Quitting Buy To Let? Prepare to accept a lower sale price…

The asking price of homes coming to the market this month is down 1.7 per cent on October according to Rightmove.  The...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - England’s Least and Most Affordable Rental Locations

A new analysis has produced a league table of the most and least affordable rental locations in England. The findings placed Rutland...

11 November 2023

From: Top tips & guides

House price drop of up to 10% next year - but NO market crash

A panel of experts forecast house prices will fall as much as 10 per cent by Autumn 2024. Financial website Finder brought...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Warning: Capital Appreciation on hold until 2025 - the Halifax

Average house prices rose by 1.1 per cent in October, compared to a fall of 0.3 per cent in September says...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Most landlords downbeat as buy to let becomes ever-less profitable

A new survey suggests that over three fifths of landlords say private renting is becoming less attractive as an investment option. The...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise rise in house prices does NOT mean a recovery

October saw a surprise 0.9 per cent rise in UK house prices according to the Nationwide, after taking account of seasonal...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation to slam into reverse again in 2024 - forecast

Zoopla is warning that there will be further house price falls in 2024 on top of the 4.5 per cent drop...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Cheap rental sector most under-supplied and overly competitive - analysis

The cheapest end of the rental market is under-supplied and overly competitive, a deposit alternative service claims. The provider - Zero Deposit...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings market slowing in prime property locations

Rental growth in prime regional markets has started to slow, following runaway growth over the past three years. That’s the view from...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market “more resilient than expected” despite new fall

The UK housing market is remaining “more resilient than expected” despite the latest price index showing another small fall. The Halifax say...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Time for Renters to get the Recognition They Deserve

The rise of ‘Generation Rent’ is well documented, along with the spiralling rent payments they are facing during a tightening cost...

30 September 2023

From: Lettings PropTech

Discounts Grow for Landlords Expanding Portfolios - Zoopla

The housing market remains a buyers’ market, with 80 per cent more homes for sale than in September 2021 according to...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter wants rent controls at heart of future housing policy

Shelter has published what it calls a General Election manifesto with rent controls at its heart. Called The Way Home: a manifesto to...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Crisis - London ‘now unaffordable for graduates’

Data from flatshare site SpareRoom suggests London is now entirely unaffordable to graduates, thanks to sky-high rents. September sees many new graduates...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords forced out - so rents inevitably rise

The latest government figures on the private rental sector show rents rose 5.5 per cent in the 12 months to August,...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Typical tenant pays £2,800 more per year than in 2020 - Zoopla

Zoopla has given its latest market update on the private rental sector, with the headline rent rise now being 10.5 per...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax, Red Tape and Soaring Costs force landlords to quit

A survey of thousands of landlords, agents and tenants has provided new evidence of buy to let investors quitting in droves. Over...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation - new blow as Nationwide reveals growing slump

August saw a further softening in house prices which are now 5.3 per cent down on a year ago. The Nationwide says...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent Petition calls for holiday lets to be licensed by councils

The Generation Rent campaign has launched a petition on its website to give councils power to license holiday lets.  The campaign claims...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s Grim Down South - capital appreciation tumbles in the south

New data from Zoopla this morning makes grim reading for landlords, especially those reliant on capital appreciation and with investment properties...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Santander slammed for last-minute anti Buy To Let mortgage change

Santander has been sharply criticised for increasing its Interest Coverage Ratio just as other lenders have been making it easier to...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lenders slammed for ‘daylight robbery' on BTL arrangement fees

Landlords and brokers are up in arms about alleged profiteering by buy to let mortgage lenders’ arrangement fees. These jumped last autumn...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax benefits lead landlords to flock towards incorporation

A growing number of landlords are incorporating in order to salvage profits from the difficult buy to let sector, a bank...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Surge in tenants wanting to buy properties off landlords

A finance house says it’s seeing an increase in tenants offering to buy their properties off their landlords. James Briggs, head of...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices fall at sharpest rate for 14 years

House prices have fallen an average of 3.8 per cent across the UK in the past year according to the Nationwide. This...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking new figures offer one reason why rental sector is so strong

New housing affordability figures provide one underlying reason why many potential buyers cannot make the move and instead rely increasingly on...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Minister’s letter branded “rubbish” by angry landlord

An angry reader has contacted Landlord Today with a letter from housing minister Rachel Maclean - which the recipient has branded...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rise at seven-year high according to official figures

Rents in the private sector of England and Wales increased by 5.1 per cent in the year to June — the...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove market snapshot - latest on asking prices and volumes

The average price of homes coming to the market have dipped slightly once again, according to Rightmove. The newly-marketed properties are some...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnbs and Short Lets to be probed by new housing commission

A team of experts will look into the impact ofd Airbnbs and other short lets in a part of the UK...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters expand search areas as affordability bites

Annual growth in rental values continues to increase in the traditionally busy summer months, with little sign of an imminent slowdown.  This...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - Can I Still Afford To Be A Landlord?

A year ago, many landlords’ primary concern was what would be included in the Government’s long-awaited Renters (Reform) Bill. Today, with...

08 July 2023

From: The Big Issues

What Regulation is in Store for Holiday Lets in England? 

Recent years have seen a surge in the holiday lettings sector with the popularity of digital platforms like Air BnB.  It...

08 July 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Gove wants to extend measures in Renters Reform Bill - BBC report

The BBC says discussions are underway to extend the Renters Reform Bill to specifically outlaw any rental listing banning families and benefit recipients...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs: new builds beat older homes hands down, says trade body

Research from the Home Builders Federation claims owners of new homes will save an average £135 a month on running costs...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

London’s private rental sector slashed - new figures

New research shows a 41 per cent reduction in the number of London properties available for private rent since the Covid-19...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour council defies party by demanding rent controls

The Labour dominated council in Bristol has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove demanding that he gives it the powers to...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Nothing for landlords in Chancellor’s new mortgage deal

The government has taken limited action over the soaring cost of mortgages - but there’s no direct help for landlords and...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgages - Let’s Keep Things In Perspective

There is currently a lot of discussion about the mortgage crisis, its impact on borrowers and landlords – and calls for...

24 June 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Plea To Government - help landlords as well as owner-occupiers

A specialist buy to let mortgage broker says the government must help landlords with mortgage costs, as well as owner occupiers...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Meltdown hurts landlords’ capital appreciation hopes

If this was typical of the past 10 years we would be talking of a 0.6 per cent average house price...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New dire warning of rent rises as landlords end fixed-rate deals

There’s a new warning this morning that rents are set to soar as landlords struggle with much higher interest rate payments...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Just where is England’s cheapest rental location? Answers here…

The North East was England’s most affordable region to privately rent last year, Paragon Bank analysis has revealed. In the North East...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Nationwide-funded group demands tougher Renters Reform Bill

The Nationwide Foundation - a charitable foundation founded by the Nationwide Building Society - says the Renters Reform Bill should be...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New blow to house prices with first annual fall in 11 years

House prices were largely unchanged in May, edging down by just £130 compared to April - but on an annual basis...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Angry reaction to latest rent controls suggestion

The National Residential Landlords Association has reacted angrily to the latest UK government to flirt with adopting the Scottish example of...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning to tenants tempted by return of 100% mortgage

A mortgage expert is warning renters tempted by news that the Skipton Building Society has launched a 100 per cent mortgage...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Private renters twice as likely to be in problem debt

A charity claims that private renters are about twice as likely as the general population to be in problem debt. StepChange, via...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Good news as capital values see unexpected leap

Landlords relying on capital appreciation have good news this morning - there’s been a significant and unexpected leap in house asking...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - a lettings expert’s take

Section 21: Research carried out by Leaders Romans Group has found that Section 21 is rarely overused, and even more rarely...

20 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

‘Anti-Landlord’ Renters Reform Bill published by government

The pro-tenant anti-landlord Renters Reform Bill has at last been published by the government which first promised it in 2019. It has...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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