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KEYWORD "Interest Rates" - 100 RESULTS
Capital Appreciation steady as house prices show no major movements

Average house prices remained broadly stable in May, down just 0.1% on a monthly basis. This actually took the annual rate of...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental Manifesto Wishlist - one letting agent chief's demands

Fiscal reform for the private rented sector  We’ve already seen some landlords leaving the private rented sector because of substantially increased taxes....

08 June 2024

From: Agent Advice

Shock Figures - 15 tenants chasing every home for rent

Shock new figures from Zoopla show that although rental demand has softened over the last year there are still 15 people...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Another upbeat survey from lender claims landlords expanding portfolios

Nearly half of landlords intend to buy property in the next 12 months, claims another optimistic survey by specialist lender Landbay. Forty...

05 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

Row over landlord critic who mysteriously wins Labour nomination

A row has broken out over the head of a think tank who surprised Labour Party members by being appointed as...

03 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

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

Soaring interest rates claim more landlords as possessions rise

New figures from the Ministry of Justice show how hard interest rate rises are hitting landlords. Compared to the same quarter in...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending caps now well below average house price

The Bank of England says one in four mortgages will end when the mortgage borrower is in retirement, as more people...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Bad news for landlords as lender increases rates on BTL mortgages

Santander today in increases selected residential new business fixed-rate deals, as well as some landlord and residential offers. It is also lifting the...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Snapshot - rental demand slows, sales stagnate

The latest RICS UK Residential Survey results shows the recent recovery in buyer demand has mellowed slightly, with the market impacted...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers aim for smaller properties despite prices stay roughly static

House prices last month were just 1.1% higher than April 2023, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index. The average house...

08 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

10 Areas Where House Price Growth could top 14% in 2024

New market analysis by peer-to-peer investment platform easyMoney has identified 10 areas of the nation on track for growth of more...

04 May 2024

From: Top tips & guides

House prices dip as interest rates force buyers to delay plans

Average UK house prices fell by 0.4% in April, taking the annual rate of house price growth to 0.6% in April,...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

How To Finance Different Types of Property Purchase

If you’re moving home and have either plenty of equity or savings you can use for a deposit, plus a decent...

20 April 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Buy to let mortgage changes across wide range of products

There’s been a bevvy of buy to let mortgage deal changes this week. Shawbrook has made a series of reductions across its...

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

NRLA and Generation Rent daggers drawn over controversial report

Landlords and renters’ activists are at either end of the spectrum reacting to a controversial report on the private rental sector. Yesterday...

09 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

Capital Appreciation Worries down to interest rates, says analyst

A leading business analyst is firmly blaming interest rates for the see-saw in house prices seen in recent indices. The latest, from...

08 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

Worried renters suffer hair loss and weight gain - wealth firm’s claim

A controversial wealth management company claims that almost two thirds of private tenants have suffered a deterioration in their mental and...

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

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

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

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

Capital Gains Tax cut won’t encourage landlords to sell - agent

A prominent agent who advises many landlord clients says the Capital Gains Tax cuts announced in the Budget are too small...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords make huge contribution to local economies - new figures

New research from specialist lender Aldermore reveals the financial boost landlords provide to local economies.  Nearly eight out of ten landlords opt...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget Silver Lining - house prices to fall less than expected

One piece of good news to come out of the small print documents accompanying the Budget concerns capital appreciation. The Office for...

07 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

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

Housing market ‘back to normal’ across most of UK - new stats

A property firm which has analysed transactions across the UK suggests the market is, at last, ‘back to normal’ in almost...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lawyer steps up criticism of Gove’s attack on private landlords

A prominent lawyer has stepped up her criticisms of Housing Secretary Michael Gove and his attacks on buy to let and...

28 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

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

Why the 1% mortgage deposit scheme is unworkable

The government’s proposal to introduce a new one per cent deposit mortgage scheme to help young people onto the property ladder...

24 February 2024

From: Rental Reform

Holiday Let Mortgages - Everything You Need To Know

One of the biggest parts of buying a holiday home is securing a holiday let mortgage which can differ substantially to...

24 February 2024

From: Agent Advice

Worries grow over dramatic slump in older buy to let landlords

New figures from lenders trade body UK Finance show a massive fall in buy to let loans for those aged 55...

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

Rent control activists play the mental health card

A survey by an activist group suggests that one in three tenants claim that their private renting conditions are impacting their...

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

Every tenant facing eviction must have access to legal aid say lawyers

Tenants faced with eviction must have legal aid, the Law Society of England and Wales claims. Recently published statistics from the Ministry...

14 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

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

Mortgage Crisis: thousands of landlords in arrears, hundreds of homes repo'd

Data from lenders trade body UK Finance show an 18 per cent leap in buy to let arrears in the past...

09 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

MP behind soaring interest rates is to quit Parliament

One of the MPs behind the disastrous mini-Budget - which directly led to soaring interest rates - is to stand down...

07 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

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

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

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

Tax nightmare for landlords leads to huge rise in buy to let companies

Despite a sharp fall in the number of homes bought by landlords in 2023, the number of limited companies set up...

15 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

Activist slams bank boss for telling buyers to save for deposits

The chief executive of Generation Rent has slammed the chair of the NatWest Bank for comments over first time buyers. At the...

08 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

Green Mortgages - are they a busted flush?

Awareness of green mortgages is dipping among buyers, according to new research. Almost two thirds of mortgage advisers say their clients have...

04 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

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

Mortgage Chiefs forecast better days for landlords in 2024

Many landlords say they’re set to expand investments in 2024 despite facing up to 80 per cent higher costs in the...

29 December 2023

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

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

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

Rental homes blighted by high cost and low quality - claim

Many households are struggling with rising costs, while renters in particular continue to struggle with low quality housing, the Resolution Foundation...

19 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

Paragon launches nil-fee five-year BTL fixed-rate mortgages

Paragon Bank has launched new five-year fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages with nil product fees. Rates start at 5.80 per cent and there is...

19 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

Landlord Warning - many face 80 per cent sky-rocketing costs

A respected financial body is warning that landlords face rising costs of up to 80 per cent in the next two...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords more optimistic than data suggests, claims lender

More than a quarter of private landlords plan to increase the size of their property portfolios in the next year, compared...

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

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

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

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

Landlords Not Using Agents - view from a former ARLA president

How can letting agents attract new landlords when they’re all selling their portfolios? That’s a major question for the lettings industry –...

11 November 2023

From: Agent Advice

Landlord Arrears Rocket - massive rise as interest rates bite

Lenders’ trade body UK Finance says there were 11,540 buy to let mortgages in arrears of 2.5 per cent or more of...

10 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

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

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

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