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KEYWORD "Inflation" - 100 RESULTS
Tory Rental Reform and Housing Policies in Full

The Conservatives have set out a 78-page manifesto, of which just over two pages are given to housing and related issues.  Here...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Yes, it really DOES still pay to be a landlord

The Times recently calculated that recent tax and regulation changes made it unviable for many landlords to continue in the sector. We...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation Boost - house prices are strengthening

Average house prices rose 0.4% in May, taking the annual growth rate up to 1.3%, from 0.6% in April. The figures come...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Sell off of Airbnbs leads to glut of properties on market

There’s been a big rise in the supply of homes for sale - 20% up on this time last year. This is...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Corbynite Rental Reform MP stopped from standing in election

A Labour MP who served in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow administration and has spent much of his Parliamentary career criticising the private...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenant Arrears? Ask them what they can afford to pay, suggests industry figure

A property industry commentator has given a five point guide to landlords faced with rising arrears from tenants. And one of them...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Do High Rents Mean London is Losing Its Edge?

Higher borrowing costs have created a mood of hesitancy in property markets. Rising mortgage rates mean UK residential sales are increasingly...

25 May 2024

From: The Big Issues

Rate Cut on ice and Mortgage Lending to slow during Election

One of the country’s leading independent mortgage brokers is warning that lending may be slower during the General Election campaign period...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of landlords says demand is strong

Over eight in 10 landlords are reporting strong levels of tenant demand, Paragon Bank research has revealed. As part of research carried...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Rises Slowing - and that’s official

Average UK private rents were up 8.9% in the year to April according to the Office for National Statistics. This is a...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises stabilising across the country says Hamptons

The annual pace of rental growth on newly let homes in Great Britain continued to slow in April, with growth falling...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Official - Labour will NOT introduce rent controls if it wins election

The Labour Party will not introduce rent controls if it wins the election. A spokesperson for the party is quoted on today’s...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England reveals interest rate decision

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has held base rate at 5.25% for the sixth time in a row. The news...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents and Service Charges blamed for higher housing costs

Housing costs - rents and mortgages - are rising by about 3.6% a year according to a Barclays Bank assessment. This figure...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental market snapshot - that latest from Goodlord

The latest Rental Index from Goodlord reveals that rents are now up by 5.7% over the year.  The price per property over...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

More tenants must borrow to fund deposits - survey’s claim

The percentage of tenants borrowing money to fund their cash deposits on their next property has risen over the last 12...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill U-turn by tenant activists

The coalition of 20-plus groups which have previously spoken enthusiastically about the Renters Reform Bill has now changed its mind. On April...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises near double figures as interest rate cuts put on ice

The latest official government rent index shows that average private rents across the UK as a whole increased by 9.2% in...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

A look into 2024 so far: 3 key insights for landlords

Twenty twenty-four is a pivotal year for landlords in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). It is still the Government’s aim that...

16 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Ongoing ‘tax grab’ deters investors says senior lettings agent

The head of lettings agency Benham and Reeves has made an outspoken attack on stamp duty. The agency analysed data from the...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Extra spending on rent is less than inflation rate - bank data

New data sourced from millions of Barclays current accounts reveals growing stability in UK housing costs, which saw their lowest uplift...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Good time for landlords to buy, insists investment expert

The latest Halifax house price index results, which show mixed fortunes for the housing market, should be seen as a spur...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Tenants want Rental Reform... but can't name the Housing Minister

According to a poll of 1,476 renters by SpareRoom the ongoing housing crisis (85%) tops the list of key priorities to...

06 April 2024

From: Rental Reform

Landlords can afford much tougher regulation, says think tank

A think tank based in central London says landlords would not quit the sector if much tougher - and more expensive...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Interest rates may drop, whatever today’s Bank of England decision

Slowing inflation may - just may - lead the way for reduced interest rates. The headline inflation rate is now just 3.4%,...

21 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

Critical week ahead for interest rates and inflation

Latest inflation figures are announced on Wednesday and the Bank of England makes its next base rate decision on Thursday. The Office...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Anxiety over financial issues plague landlords - new figures

A new survey reveals what it calls “the deep-rooted concerns” of landlords with inflation and the Cost of Living Crisis coming...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord maintenance costs continue to mount

If interest rate rises weren’t enough to drive landlords out the market, mounting maintenance costs could be. Various studies and surveys have...

12 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Capital Appreciation boost as prices nearly back to 2022 peak

UK house prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in February, up by 0.4 per cent or £1,091 in cash terms,...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax change revealed in Budget

The Chancellor has used his Budget to confirm a 2p cut in National Insurance, from April 6. This will take it...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New league table identifies best yields for landlords

Buy to let lender Aldermore has named Bristol, as the best city for landlords to invest in for 2024.  Manchester, Coventry, Brighton...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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