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KEYWORD "Bank of England" - 100 RESULTS
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

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

Bank rate stays at 5.25% until summer at least - agency warning

Knight Frank says that the Bank of England base rate is likely to stay unchanged at 5.25 per cent for at...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

It’s Over - Rental growth “passed its peak” says top agency

Average rents on newly let properties across Britain rose 8.3 per cent year-on-year in January, the slowest pace for 13 months...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Bad News on Interest Rates as inflation is set to RISE not fall

This week’s official inflation rate is now expected to show a possible rise, rather than a fall. Although there is widespread expectation...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Warning that mortgage rates could move UP following Bank decision

There’s a warning today that the Bank of England’s decision to freeze base rate at the high level of 5.25 per...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Worst house price falls for 15 years reported by lender

The average price of a home in Wales fell to £234,086 at the end 2023 following continued economic and financial pressures,...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Amendments to Renters Reform Bill backed by senior industry figure

Amendments to the Renters Reform Bill, designed to give landlords more protection, have won the backing of a prominent industry figure. Neil Cobbold,...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Red Sea inflation fears put the brakes on rate cut fever

A prominent analyst says the threat of rising inflation caused by the Red Sea shipping attacks - on top of this...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - new doubt that the Bank of England will cut

The yo-yo economic news is now casting doubt on whether the Bank of England will cut base rate as quickly as...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Insurer talks up personal guarantee demands expected by lenders

An insurance firm claims landlords shopping for a new mortgage deal may be expected by lenders to prepare personal guarantees. Purbeck claims...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Crisis Solved - parties, government, councils and BoE work together

A building society is calling upon politicians, government, the Bank of England and local councils and other bodies to cooperate on...

13 January 2024

From: The Big Issues

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

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

HMRC reveals big slump in residential property deals

New data from HM Revenue and Customs reveals a 22 per cent annual drop in residential transactions in the year to...

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

Mortgage costs for many landlords rocket upwards - fresh figures

Monthly interest costs have surged by 283 per cent since 2021 for landlords using interest-only mortgages, research shows. Octane Capital compared rates...

22 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

Landlords still upbeat despite challenges (apparently)

Two-thirds of private landlords in the UK are optimistic about how their property investments will perform in the coming years -...

20 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

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

Tax and Landlords - the issue that won’t go away

I recently attended the NRLA’s annual conference in Birmingham and a theme that still dominates discussion in the industry is the...

02 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Interest Rates to stay high for “foreseeable future” warns Bank boss

Any hope of a near-term drop in interest rates appears to have been wiped out by a statement by Bank of...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

We’ve hit peak interest rates - senior analyst speaks out

Markets are saying the UK - and for that matter the US and mainland Europe - have all hit peak interest...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates set to stay high despite today’s good news on inflation

Inflation for the year to October has fallen to 4.6 per cent. That’s a big fall from 6.7 per cent in September...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Top agency warns of more house price falls on 2024

Savills is warning that the average UK house price is projected to fall by a further 3.0 per cent in 2024...

08 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

Bank of England announces interest rate decision

The Bank of England has left its base interest rate unchanged at 5.25 per cent. Its Monetary Policy Committee, which decides the...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market now on General Election footing, claims top agency

The best way to judge the UK housing market is to check on what’s happening in Parliament, not the price indices...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation Shock as another index points to sliding house prices

Average house prices are now falling 2.9 per cent annually in England and Wales according to the monthly e.surv index. Yorkshire and...

17 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

Surprise Interest Rate decision by Bank of England

The Bank of England has revealed its latest decision on base rate - which in turn has a strong influence on...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Will shock inflation news be enough to stop another rate rise?

The monetary policy committee of the Bank of England meets today - and will it approve a 15th successive base rate...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Enough! Top property group insists: No More Rate Rises

One of the most influential consumer property groups has made an impassioned plea to the Bank of England not to raise...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let sell off leads to record number of auction deals

The classic “landlord favourite” for buying and selling - the auction house - appears to be bucking the downward trend in...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Should Landlords Be Given Buy To Let Mortgage Support?

To help or not to help: that is the question the government is facing with regard to under-pressure private rented sector...

16 September 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Soaring landlord costs to push rents up 25% over next four years - forecast

Rents will rise 25 per cent over the next four years, outpacing the modest 5.5 per cent House price growth across...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says Bank of England governor is fellow-traveller

The Generation Rent group of activists says Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey is on their side about Section 21 evictions. Bailey...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent wants special deal for tenants when landlords default

The Generation Rent group of activists has written an open letter to mortgage firm chief executives asking for special dispensation for...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

How Have Yields Changed For Landlords? An agent’s view

By Richard O’Neill, managing director, lettings at Romans Estate Agents As a landlord, your property’s yield is an important figure. It indicates...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging landlords urged to fix rate before next Bank decision

Landlords about to remortgage are being urged to secure a new rate as early as possible - even six months in...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Debate rages over interest rate rises - Landlord Today reader poll

Debate is raging over whether there will be a 15th successive interest rate rise when the Bank of England’s monetary policy...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC pushes up late payment charges for landlords

Any landlord hit with late payment surcharges from HM Revenue & Customs will now face even higher charges. As a result of...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - interest rate decision by Bank of England

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has announced its decision on base rate. It will rise by 0.25 per cent to...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Crunch Day for Two Million Buy To Let Mortgages

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee meets again today with strong expectations that they will agree their 14th successive base...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent group admits no rent rise for 40% of tenants

Whereas it’s likely that every single landlord has seen higher costs over the past year, two out of five tenants have...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Publicity push to combat mortgage debt (but not for landlords)

Mortgage lenders have launched a £5m media campaign to publicise the support available to owner occupier mortgage holders if they face...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation to dip for next two years - warning

The latest market snapshot from Zoopla suggests landlords’ capital appreciation over the second half of this year depends almost entirely on...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rate rises in August AND September despite inflation drop - forecast

One of the country’s leading mortgage brokers predicts a rise in the Bank of England base rate next month - and...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Today’s figures seal the fate of the housing market - claim

Today's inflation figures effectively seal the fate of the housing market for the rest of this year - including the crucial...

19 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

House Prices plunge 31%? At least the banks would survive…

Details have emerged of an extraordinary ‘stress test’ created by the Bank of England and tested on eight major banks to...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Beat the base rate shock

If you are a landlord looking for the silver lining in a dark cloud, June’s interest rate decision will have certainly...

13 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Huge cost rise in store for landlords, warns Bank of England

A new Bank of England forecast predicts that average monthly payments on buy to let mortgages will increase by around £275...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental boom may be saving the sales market’s bacon - claim

A prominent housing market website suggests that unprec­edented demand in the rental market may play “a key role” in restricting supply...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Does Transaction Slump offer chance for savvy landlord investors?

New data shows the slump in transactions across the UK - and may trigger opportunities for aggressive investors seeking to take...

12 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

The NRLA Demands Change in the Private Rental Sector

Across the country landlords and renters are struggling as mortgage costs soar, tax hikes bite and uncertainty remains about the impact...

08 July 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

Shock interest rate decision by Bank of England

The Bank of England has announced its latest change in base rate, which is used by most lenders to determine interest...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market crash “inevitable” warns expert ahead of rate decision

A mortgage expert is warning that a housing market crash now looks ”inevitable” as expectations run high of what many be...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage worries grow as buy to let re-pricing goes on

A typical two-year fixed mortgage deal now has an interest rate of more than 6.0 per cent for the first time...

20 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

Warning - house prices to fall much further

House prices are set to fall much further, a leading property expert has predicted.  Last week credit ratings agency Moody's warned of...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock figures show how old buy to let landlords are

New data produced by lettings agency Savills gives an indication of how the buy to let sector may be threatened by...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Anger as buy to let stress tests make borrowing almost impossible

There’s been widespread anger from the mortgage broker community in response to NatWest’s decision to make buy to let stress tests...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning! - All housing market signs point south

The Halifax says house prices were flat in May, but fell 1.0 per cent in a year - the first annual...

10 June 2023

From: The Big Issues

Housing market at risk from further interest rate rises

Average house prices edged down in May according to the Nationwide - and it gives a warning of possibly worse to...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Bring back Mortgage Interest Relief - even HMRC would benefit!

Scrapping a tax hike on rented housing may help ease the housing crisis faced by tenants, according to an analysis by...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax warning for landlords quitting sector

A tax expert is advising landlords to avoid failing to register their property sales for Capital Gains Tax within 60 days...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Will interest rates rise yet again despite inflation drop?

There’s uncertainty over whether the latest inflation figure - showing an annualised drop from 10.1 per cent last month to 8.7...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - Bank of England reveals latest decision

The Bank of England has announced its latest decision on base rate. This has been increased by 0.25 per cent to 4.5...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock house price rise boosts capital appreciation for landlords

Against expectations, the average UK house price increased by 0.5 per cent last month following seven consecutive falls, according to the...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

A Glimmer of Hope: analysts see hope in downbeat market data

HMRC says UK residential transactions in March totalled 89,560 - that’s a chunky 19 per cent lower than the same month a...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

New warning to landlords over further interest rate hikes

One of the most respected financial organisations is warning landlords and the rest of the property industry that markets are now...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where rents have risen 33 per cent in a year…

The latest edition of a housing market measure has suggested that one borough of London has seen rent rises of 33...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England reveals interest rate decision

The Bank of England has raised base rate by 0.25 per cent to 4.25 per cent - the highest level since...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Rise This Week? - 50:50 chance says analyst

There’s a 50:50 chance of yet another Bank of England base rate rise this week according to a leading business analyst. Susannah...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Warning Signs from the Bank of England

In the last three months of 2022, mortgages agreed for the coming months were down by a third from the previous...

18 March 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Interest Rates - Property industry boss warns Bank of England

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee meets next week to consider whether base rate should rise again - but there’s...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords omitted from guidelines to help struggling mortgage payers

The Financial Conduct Authority has set out ways in which mortgage lenders can help customers struggling with payments - but landlords...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Is Now the Right Time to Invest in a Second Property?

  Second home market growth and falling house prices could be a combination for success. There’s been a clear positive correlation between profit...

11 March 2023

From: The Big Issues

House prices show first annual fall for almost three years

House prices fell by an average 1.1 per cent over the past year - the first annual decline since June 2020,...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New forecast says house prices will stay flat and NOT fall

An influential housing market analyst says it now looks like house prices will stay flat in 2023, rather than fall. Nicholas Mendes,...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Soaring mortgage costs hit high numbers of landlords

Almost a third of private landlords with a buy to let mortgage face the prospect of significantly higher costs this year...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

New advice for landlords hit by latest interest rate rise

Landlords are being offered fresh advice if they have been hit with higher interest payments following the base rate rise to...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates: Bank of England announces latest decision

The Bank of England has increased base rate to 4.0 per cent - its 10th rate rise in a row. Avinav Nigam,...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth plummets with worse to come

Annual house price growth has slowed to 1.1 per cent - a sharp drop on a month ago when it was...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

High mortgage costs and deposits set to keep rental demand high

New data produced this morning by the Nationwide suggests prospective first time buyers are having a tough time - and many...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Mortgage Clampdown - more scrutiny demanded by Bank

The Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority is telling lenders to exercise more scrutiny on loans for buy to let properties. In...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing downturn - not quite as bad as first feared?

The mood music surrounding the housing market downturn appears to have become less dramatic with news from the Nationwide that there...

28 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Last-minute call to let homes on Airbnb and other platforms

The trade body representing hosts and suppliers to the short let industry is calling on people to defray cost of living...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Stricter EPCs, Rent Controls, S21 Scrapping - is this 2023?

Yes, it’s that time again when the property hoi polloi impose their predictions for the following year on us and so,...

17 December 2022

From: The Big Issues

Stay renting! First time buyers warned after interest rate hike

Would-be first time buyers may have to settle for renting for longer and putting their ownership aspirations on ice, following the...

16 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates Announcement from Bank of England

The Bank of England has increased base rate by 0.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent. This is the ninth consecutive base...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

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