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KEYWORD "Housing Market" - 100 RESULTS
Tory council chief backs Gove’s clampdown on short let landlords

The Conservative leader of a council which claims it has had problems with Airbnbs and short lets has given wholehearted backing...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Selling Up? Don’t push the asking price to avoid being left on the shelf

Landlords selling up because of rising taxes and unaffordable regulations are being advised not to be over ambitious with asking prices.  Tim...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Is a change of government Starmergeddon for Britain’s landlords? 

I’m not especially political and certainly carry no candle for one flavour or another. I might argue that they’re all pretty...

10 February 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Tax - will Jeremy Hunt target stamp duty in his Budget?

Although SDLT receipts have been volatile in recent years, the property tax’s effectiveness as a revenue-raiser for the Government is not...

10 February 2024

From: Tax & Finance

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

Energy Efficiency key to property holding value - housing expert

A property expert claims capital values on properties should drop significantly if they are not considered appropriately energy efficient. “Homes which aren’t...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

What To Consider When Investing In A Holiday Let in 2024

If you're thinking of investing in a holiday home this year, there can be a lot to consider. From gathering insight to...

27 January 2024

From: Agent Advice

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

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

Upbeat Housing Market start to 2024 reports Rightmove

Average new seller asking prices rose 1.3 per cent between December and January - the biggest rise at this time of...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation rising according to another house price index

Another house price index has indicated a gentle rise in capital appreciation coming through at the end of 2023. Richard Sexton, director...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Council wants private landlords as part of “real decisive action”

A Labour-controlled council is inviting private rental sector representatives to a round-table event which it pledges will not be a talking...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Control proposals are complex, costly and won’t work - claim

New rent control proposals put forward by politicians are unnecessary and too costly according to a leading property expert.  David Alexander -...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society warns it may stop lending on holiday lets

A building society says it is considering ending its policy of lending to buyers of holiday lets. Martese Carton, the director of...

09 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

Higher rents mean first time buyers compromise on size - claim

Escalating rents have led many first time buyers to adjust their property expectations and accept smaller homes when they purchase, a...

03 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

Rental sector rivals unite against Tory First Time Buyer plans

Both sides of the rental divide have criticised Conservative proposals to boost housing demand while doing nothing about supply. Over the New...

02 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

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

How will the Build To Rent market look in 2024?

By Luke Lightfoot, Regional Director of Asset Management at Sigma Capital As the fastest growing sub-sector in the UK rental market, it’s...

23 December 2023

From: Top tips & guides

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

Former Tory housing minister lets rip at ‘predatory freeholders’

Former housing minister Rachel Maclean - the victim of a shock sacking by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last month - has...

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

Lettings market still strong while sales sentiment is ‘less negative’ - RICS

The latest RICS Residential Survey, out today, points to an improved outlook for the housing market, with the more optimistic sentiment...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks claims to sell landlords’ homes ‘for free’

Controversial online agency Purplebricks claims landlords and other home owners can sell their properties for free “as part of a progressive...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Transactions tumble to 17 year low but light at end of tunnel - surveyors

Cash and mortgage housing market data show average prices decline by an annual 4.6 per cent says e.surv. But the monthly trend...

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

Tory MPs lobby government demanding Airbnb crackdown

A group of Conservative MPs has organised a lobby of the government to demand a clampdown on Airbnbs and other short...

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

Big Changes This Month for Holiday Lets

The short-term holiday letting industry has significantly expanded in recent years, but this could all change with the introduction of a...

02 December 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Time for Investors to Buy? Discounts rise to £18,000

House prices fell 1.2 per cent in the past year, according to a new Zoopla report out today, with average discounts...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge leasehold shake-up for landlords and other owners

The government claims that millions of homeowners in England and Wales will be given greater rights, powers, and protections over their...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Bombshell: triple stamp duty surcharge, urges think tank

The government should tax property ‘hoarders’ cashing in on the UK housing market says a left-leaning think tank. A report by the New Economics...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Official figures show house prices to suffer significant fall next year

The Office for Budget Responsibility - a Treasury department operating independently from the government - released its central forecast for the...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buying Spree! Vast majority of portfolio landlords have bought property

No fewer than 88 per cent of portfolio landlords have added to their portfolios in the last six months, despite market...

17 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

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

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

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

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 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

What Do Landlords Think? - direct experiences revealed

A new survey of over 1,000 landlords has revealed that just over half would consider leaving the market due to the...

28 October 2023

From: Legislation & Compliance

Tory and Labour big hitters address landlords’ annual conference

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says a healthy private rented sector is a “critical” part of the housing market. The comments came as he addressed...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Major concession on Section 21 announced by government

The government has pledged that section 21 repossessions will not be scrapped until improvements have been made to the way courts...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Up to 80 tenants evicted thanks to council banning order on landlord

A bizarre situation has arisen with a Labour council securing a banning order on a landlord - who now has to...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

True Reason for Housing Market Slowdown Revealed

It’s the number of homes changing hands rather than their price that’s bearing the brunt of the slowdown say research chiefs...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants given powers to force EPC upgrades on landlords - proposal

The Green Party wants private tenants to be able to force landlords to improve the energy efficiency of homes. The scheme -...

09 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

Growing optimism for prime property markets under Labour

Middleton Advisors commissions ongoing research to investigate key trends and structural changes in prime UK housing markets.  Our latest research considers the...

07 October 2023

From: The Big Issues

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

Buy To Let investment plummeting - new survey

The continued attacks on the buy to let sector have resulted in a dramatic decline in investment plans by landlords. A new...

26 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

Canny landlords can expand portfolios with £22k average price cuts

Landlords keen to bag a bargain will be interested to know that over a third of homes now on sale have...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Opportunity Knocks for Landlords? House price falls are coming

A prominent analyst says her reading of the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors market snapshot makes her believe more house...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s your buy-to-let worth?

As the ‘big buy-to-let’ sell off gathers momentum, we take a look ways you can guestimate the value of your rental...

14 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Anti-landlord policy will slash house values by 5% admits council

A local authority is reported to have said that a controversial new policy will reduce house values by five per cent. Gwynedd...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Another house price drop with worse to come say some analysts

House prices fell 1.9 per cent in August and are down 4.6 per cent over the year, according to Halifax.  It’s the...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Typical buy to let sold 25% below wider market price - Zoopla

Zoopla says a buy to let property sold off by a landlord is “typically priced 25 per cent lower than the...

06 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

Watchdog to Probe Five Issues Involving Landlords and Letting Agents

The Competitioin and Markets Authority is to probe five activities involving landlords and letting agents and their responsibilities to private tenants. Sarah...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking prices and transaction volumes fall in latest Rightmove survey

There’s bad news for landlords relying on capital appreciation or hoping to sell up in the near future. Rightmove reports that new...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Anti-lets council policy will slash property values, says top agent

A leading agent in an area set to be hit by draconian planning restrictions on holiday lets is warning that the...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage arrears soar as high interest rates hit

Data from mortgage lenders’ trade body UK Finance will make grim reading for anyone interested in the well-being of the housing...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord sell-off will influence sales market - new warning

Average house price fell by 0.3 per cent in July, a fourth consecutive monthly decline, according to the Halifax. This means property...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction bonanza as landlords contribute to record business

Landlords are often seen as stalwarts of property auctions, and are attributed with helping the sector’s growth over the past decade. Property...

04 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

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

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

Energy Efficiency Retro-fitting - What do landlords think?

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched an eight week long consultation in a bid to gather input on its...

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

Warning to landlords selling up - price your property sensibly

A warning is going out today from the UK’s largest property auctioneer about the sensible pricing of property coming to the...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices to drop another 5% by Christmas - warning

Spiralling interest rates, soaring inflation and rocketing mortgages have created a “perfect storm” which will result in another five per cent...

17 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

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

Conversions - should there be more of them?

Conversions, often seen as a likely property type for private landlords, are likely to be more common if two groups of...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation worries after shock annual house price fall

The average UK house price fell slightly in June, by around £300 compared to May with a typical property now costing...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

UK house prices tumble more than in Europe - interest rates to blame?

Britain has suffered the worst house price fall out of any major European economy according to a report from property consultancy Knight...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales HALVED this year as transaction crisis mounts

Landlords who may be in the market for buying or selling this year are being warned about a dramatic 54 per...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Investment chance for landlords as sellers slash asking prices

A prominent buying agent says nervous buyers are pre-emptively slashing asking prices before the housing market worsens. If true, this could present...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Desperate sellers flock to “the landlord’s favourite” - auctions

Auctions have long been a favourite way for buy to let and other investors to bag a property bargain. And now it...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers accepting low offers - is this an opportunity for landlords?

New data from Zoopla shows that 42 per cent of sellers are accepting offers over five per cent below the asking price...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

Rent Control Mayor wants to be MP after post abolished

A Labour Mayor whose post was abolished by a public vote last year now wants to become an MP. Marvin Rees’ position...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Courts embarrassing, slow and make odd decisions says top lawyer

An experienced property lawyer who has specialised in residential landlord and tenant law for 22 years says she is embarrassed at...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Big fall in number of bidders at Auction House

A normally-ebullient auction company has admitted to a big slump in the number of bidders at its latest sale. Auction House’s May...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Supply drought caused by “many years” of anti-landlord reforms - claim

One of the country’s most prominent housing market indices says the current imbalance between supply and demand in the rental sector...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent’s Message To Landlords - keep calm and carry on

The long-awaited Renters Reform Bill has been unveiled, as Ministers bid to address the housing crisis and create a fairer rental...

17 June 2023

From: Agent Advice

First-ever bid to make holiday lets subject to planning consent

A council is launching a bid to make the use of a home for a holiday let subject to a mandatory...

16 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

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