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KEYWORD "Inflation" - 100 RESULTS
Tax Grab from landlords closely resembles Generation Rent advice

A controversial proposal for a £300m tax grab on landlords appears to closely follow a policy suggestion put forward by activists...

04 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

Tax Cuts - what should we expect in Wednesday's Budget?

Like a parent whose kids expected half term in Disneyland, Jeremy Hunt is spending the week managing expectations – and crushing...

02 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

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

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

First Time Buyers fail to take hundreds of millions in cash help

An analysis of government data suggests that potential first time buyers have failed to take advantage of literally hundreds of millions...

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

Buy To Let mortgage fixed rates fall as product choice rises

The buy to let mortgage sector has seen fixed rates fall to their lowest point since September 2022, according to analysis...

27 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

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

Agency claims new rental hotspot with yields amongst UK’s highest

According to Haslams lettings agency’s latest House Price Index, a new hotspot has emerged for private rental sector investors. It claims Reading...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords more responsive to tenants’ needs - survey claim

A survey claims landlords are now more responsive to tenants’ needs and have improved compliance standards. Building on comparative analysis with data...

21 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

How To Prepare for Next Month’s Budget

Speculation continues apace over the likely measures in next month’s Budget, especially after what is seen by political analysts as a...

17 February 2024

From: Tax & Finance

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

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

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

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

Here We Go Again - demand for rental properties rising once more

Six in 10 landlords recorded increased tenant demand for their properties in the final quarter of 2023, Paragon Bank research has...

05 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

Did most landlords actually expand their portfolios in 2023?

A majority of Buy to Let landlords have been focused on growing property portfolios in the last 12 months, and not...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

The Sneaky Seven - more expert tax info for landlords

Painful tax traps have been set for millions of people this year. Your pay may not even have kept pace with...

27 January 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Scrap Stamp Duty for landlords urges respected independent expert

Paul Johnson - a director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies since 2011 and a visiting economics professor at University College...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax burden forces landlords to defer sales plans

A new study by the National Residential Landlords Association suggests some landlords wanting to quit the private rental sector have deferred...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour council doubles tax on short lets and second homes

Labour-controlled Haringey Council in London says the owners of short lets and furnished holiday homes will be forced to pay double...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - the lessons the industry should learn

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on migrating away from the emergency rent controls introduced in September 2022 and extended...

20 January 2024

From: The Big Issues

Capital Gains Tax - the triple threat to investors

The capital gains tax allowance will be cut on April 6 from £6,000 to £3,000, so more people will pay CGT. The...

20 January 2024

From: Tax & Finance

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

Up to ONE MILLION new rental homes needed in just seven years

A new analysis of the private rental sector suggests that between 800,000 and one million more homes are required to meet...

17 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

City Flats Are Back - landlords buy urban units as office working returns

UK landlords are doubling down on urban flats amidst a slow but definite return to conventional office working. Data from Shawbrook Bank...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Commercial landlords more optimistic despite economic headwinds - lender

Despite inflationary and mortgage volatility over the last 12 months, a mortgage lender claims over a third of commercial landlords are...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents dip slightly in almost every UK region

The latest HomeLet rental index begins 2024 with a glimmer of hope for tenants as rents have fallen for the second...

12 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

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

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

What Should We Expect from the Budget on March 6?

The Treasury has announced March 6 as the date for the Spring Budget and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has commissioned the Office...

06 January 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Landlords upbeat about 2024 prospects despite huge challenges

Some 74 per cent of buy to let landlords are optimistic about the property market in the next 12 months, it’s...

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

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

Vast majority of landlords ‘not optimistic’ about 2024

The substantial majority of landlords lack any optimism about their sector as they enter 2024. That’s the result of a new sentiment...

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

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

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

Tax - Eight Reasons You Could Pay More in 2024

After the Autumn Statement unveiled a major tax cut for January, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ll pay less tax in...

09 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

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

One in two tenants fail government ‘financial resilience’ test

One in four people don’t have enough savings to cover a 25 per cent drop in earnings - and that rises...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Wave goodbye to winter property woes

It’s not just the weather that’s wet and dreary – the outlook looks bleak for landlords too as we head towards...

17 November 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

Mortgage interest relief must be reinstated says agency boss

Winkworth's chief executive says next week’s Autumn Statement must see the reinstatement of Mortgage Interest Tax Relief for investors. Dominic Agace says...

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

Council declares Housing Emergency ‘with private rents partly to blame’

A major council has declared a Housing Emergency for its city, attributing part of the problem to rising private rents. A statement...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s OK to be a Long-Term Renter!

Our generations-old obsession with home-ownership may be waning for the first time in recent memory. The introduction of the Housing Act in...

04 November 2023

From: The Big Issues

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

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

Government must act to save landlords, tenants - top agent

The latest rent rise figure produced by the government has triggered an angry response from one of Britain’s top agents. Greg Tsuman,...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants on benefits get more public funds to help with court fees

Tenants claiming benefits are likely to get more assistance with court fees under a revised grant scheme starting this winter. The Help...

18 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

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

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

Agent insists buy to let remains ‘safe space for investors’

A high profile lettings agent insists that buy to let remains “a safe space for investors” seeking long-term returns, despite the...

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

Siblings join parents to help first time buyers quit rental market

New analysis reveals that other family members beyond parents are increasingly lending their financial support to first-time buyers.   So far this year...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls would force a third of landlords to quit Buy To Let

Over a third of private landlords would sell properties if rent controls were introduced in their area, according to a trade...

07 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

Is Ireland A Good Bet For UK Investors?

Making an investment in a country with a different currency introduces exchange rate risk. Ideally, a UK investor would buy the...

26 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

Are landlord families at risk of overpaying Inheritance Tax?

A wealth management organisation has raised the spectre that some families may end up overpaying inheritance tax. And with property wealth being...

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

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

Rents up in every region and every country of the UK

Rents continue to rise rapidly in every English region, Scotland and Wales according to the latest market snapshot from the respected...

18 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

MEES, EPCs and Energy Efficiency - the government's next steps

Last month, Housing Secretary Michael Gove declared the Government was “asking too much, too quickly” of landlords by setting a 2028...

12 August 2023

From: Rental Reform

Agents' View - How Is The Lettings Market Right Now?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

12 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

Homelessness charity boss reported to be on £189,000

Homelessness charities often berate private landlords for putting income before service to tenants. But a bitter dispute at one organisation has apparently revealed...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Why are landlords selling up?

The challenges facing the property market right now are well reported; from rising interest rates pushing up mortgage payments to a...

03 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

Fifth of landlords not raising rent despite interest rates and inflation

Some 18 per cent of buy to let landlords have suggested they are not raising rents for tenants despite inflation and...

31 July 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

If you think this is bad ... letting agents warn of worse to come

A small poll of 100 letting agents by PropTech firm Goodlord has revealed that a strong majority believe the current pressures...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lawyer warns Section 8 could trigger decline of private rental sector

A prominent lawyer says the use of Section 8 eviction powers as envisaged under the Renters Reform Bill could lead to...

24 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

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

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

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