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KEYWORD "Mortgage" - 101 RESULTS
Labour’s Renters Rights Bill - the government explains

The government has released more information on its new Renters Rights Bill, which is expected to be launched into Parliament in...

20 July 2024

From: Rental Reform

Risks and Opportunities at Auction - legal firm’s guidance

Increasing numbers of savvy buyers are snapping up property at auction but it’s important people should do their homework first or...

20 July 2024

From: Top tips & guides

Court Reform needed alongside end of Section 21, insists NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association says ending Section 21 eviction powers in isolation, as some have suggested the new government should...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England must pull its finger out on rates - experts

The latest inflation figures mean there’s no excuse for the Bank of England to keep interest rates at their current high,...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Free Webinar for landlords expanding portfolios

Aspiring and existing landlords are invited to a free Buy To Let Webinar next week. Hosted on Zoom from 12 noon to...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for big push on energy efficient ‘Cleantech’ homes

A new report from the Sustainable Markets Initiative, highlights the important role that electrified ‘cleantech’ homes can play in reducing energy...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender launches new mortgage product for landlords

Specialist lender Aldermore has launched new and reduced limited edition Buy To Let and residential owner-occupier mortgage products. For individual and company...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market has high hopes for imminent rate cut

The average price of a home coming to the market for sale has dipped 0.4% in the past month says Rightmove.  This...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

What HMO Landlords should know about Licensing and Planning

Understanding Article 4 is crucial for HMO landlords and one legal expert says there is a big difference between HMO licensing...

13 July 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Boom On The Way? Optimism grows for property market

The latest residential sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests a currently-subdued housing market but with a more...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer urges landlords to make long-term investments

TV property guru Phil Spencer says landlords would be wise to make long-term investments despite their strong position in the current...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

We're Raising Rents in the next year, admits vast majority of landlords

The majority of buy to let landlords plan to raise rents in the coming 12 months, new data suggests. Some 85% of...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords “must use agents to handle Labour’s reforms” - claim

A prominent property group says landlords can only cope with the upcoming rental reform programme under Labour if they work with...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Activists demand immediate rent controls from Starmer government

In a blog released within minutes of Sir Kier Starmer becoming Prime Minister, activist group Generation Rent calls for rent controls. It...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Several Mortgage Rate cuts in near future, says leading analyst

The Labour landslide victory in last week’s election won’t change the weather when it comes to mortgage rates, a leading analyst...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices to rise rest of 2024 and next year - Halifax

UK house prices stayed relatively flat for the third successive month in June, according to figures released over the weekend by...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour’s Rental Reform Agenda - getting it right

As the new Labour Government settles into power, rental reform will be one of the items at the top of the...

06 July 2024

From: Rental Reform

Message To Labour - Give Us The Details!

With a historic majority for Keir Starmer and the Labour Party, there can be no doubt over which party will be...

06 July 2024

From: Rental Reform

Labour - This Is What The Next Five Years Look Like

The biggest rental sector headline from Labour’s manifesto may well be its pledge for the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction...

06 July 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Mortgage lender encourages landlords to sell to tenants at cut price

A mortgage lender has introduced a product which effectively encourages a landlord to sell to a sitting tenant at a discounted...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory Downfall Will Transform Property Landscape says top agency

There’s a property revolution starting today with a large scale defeat expected for the Tories - that’s the view of a...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Yet more lenders slash Buy To Let rates to woo landlords

Another slew of buy to let lenders have slashed rates on their products as competition for landlords hots up further. A statement...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

High-end house prices stagnate due to election uncertainty

Price growth in high-value prime areas has been put on hold given uncertainty surrounding the General Election, according to the latest...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Appreciation up but values still below 2022 peak

UK house prices edged up by 0.2% in June, according to the Nationwide. This resulted in the annual rate of growth rising...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC's Property Tax Rules: Fines and Lesser-Known Facts

As a homeowner in the UK, navigating the complex landscape of taxes and regulations enforced by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)...

29 June 2024

From: Tax & Finance

A Warning to All Landlords Over Selective Licensing Schemes

The recent unveiling by several London councils of selective licensing schemes should raise concerns among private sector landlords - especially 'amateur'...

29 June 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Capital Appreciation to rise in second half of 2024 predicts Zoopla

House prices will be 1.5% higher by the end of the year says Zoopla.  It suggests that homebuyers are largely shrugging off...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

What Happens To Rents after a General Election?

Rent prices tend to rise in the 12 months immediately after a General Election, by an average of 1.96%, according to...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters ‘may be put off buying by over-strict mortgage regulation’

Mortgage industry research on affordability estimates that the cumulative shortfall in first-time buyer numbers since the financial crisis reached 3.1m by...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lenders drop buy to let mortgage rates, with more falls to come

Molo Finance has made further rate cuts to its UK resident buy to let fixed-rate products. The lender’s BTL rates now start...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

HMO landlords heavily reliant on property for sole income

Half of HMO landlords say their property or portfolio is their sole source of income. Just under 30% of landlords who took...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords' trade body sets out three key election ‘asks’

The National Residential Landlords Association has set out what it calls “three key asks” of the new government to protect and...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages data shows uphill struggle for renters to become buyers

A new first-time buyer study from Rightmove reveals that the average first-time buyer mortgage payment has risen by 61% since the...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

More Lenders woo buy to let investors with revised rates

Mortgage lenders are continuing a mix of cutting rates and changing criteria in a bid to woo buy to let investors. Precise...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Will Renters Get The Help They Need To Become Buyers?

Speculation is growing ahead of the General Election around how first-time buyers will fair, and if they’ll receive the support they...

22 June 2024

From: Agent Advice

Labour v Conservative Housing Policy - an analysis

“When it comes to housing policy, there is little difference between the two major parties” says Aneisha Beveridge, head of research...

22 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

Flip Smarter, Not Harder: The Lendlord Advantage

As a seasoned landlord, you've likely witnessed the UK property market's ups and downs. But have you considered flipping as a...

21 June 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Private Tenants pay three times as much for same space - claim

A think tank claims that when it comes to space within a home, private rental sector tenants pay three times as...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Decision announced by Bank of England

The Bank of England has kept base interest rate at 5.25%. Some industry figures hoped for a cut following yesterday’s inflation news,...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rayner wants EPC targets and bidding wars ban in new clampdown

Labour has stepped up its programme clamping down on what it calls “unscrupulous landlords strangling growth.” Specifically this means ending bidding wars,...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Election Policies could Push Up Rents, warns leading analyst

A prominent economic analyst warns that many of the rental policies advocated by the major political parties in the General Election...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

No Chance of Interest Rate Cut Today despite inflation good news

Experts say there is no chance of a cut in interest rates being announced by the Bank of England ’s Monetary...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

More Lenders Cut Rates and Rules to Win Landlord Clients

Three more lenders have revised their buy to let mortgage range as competition continues apace to get landlord customers. Landbay has announced...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Politicians’ house building targets will fail without more cash - claim

The Resolution Foundation - which describes itself as an independent think tank, and whose chief executive resigned this month to become...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

New Labour Manifesto hints at Rent Controls in Scotland

A manifesto just released by the Labour Party and dedicated to Scotland hints at ent controls. In recent years Labour has backed...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Farage ’will reverse S24 Landlord Tax Change within 100 days’

Nigel Farage has pledged that his Reform UK party would reverse the Section 24 landlord tax changes within 100 days. Section 24...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Reform UK policies dismissed as return to Liz Truss disaster

Mortgage experts have criticised the Reform UK housing and tax policies as being superficially appealing but risking a return to the...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Election Delay - some sellers hold back until after July 4

Rightmove says that while much of the housing market is carrying on regardless, some higher end potential vendors are now sitting...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Advice for Landlords on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

In September the Prime Minister announced that landlords will no longer be required to meet the minimum EPC minimum energy rating...

15 June 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

Shock Figures show New-Build levels plummeting further

The year to March 2024 saw the fewest new housing sites consented than during any 12-month period since the data collection...

15 June 2024

From: The Big Issues

New Adverse-Credit Buy To Let Mortgage Launched

Buckinghamshire Building Society has launched a new non-standard credit buy to let mortgage, following what it calls “significant broker demand.” The BTL...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour pledges “immediate” scrapping of Section 21

Labour’s manifesto, just released, makes a pledge to enact the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction powers, along with other private...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Refurb-To-Let products target landlords improving properties

Paragon Bank has launched a new refurb-to-let deal, offering landlords finance to upgrade their properties. The two refurb-to-let products are designed for...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent says landlords should  share tax break with tenants

The Generation Rent activist group says the Conservative manifesto pledge to give a tax break to landlords selling to tenants should...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Capital Gains Tax scrapped for landlords selling to tenants - Tory pledge

The Conservatives say they will scrap Capital Gains Tax for landlords who sell to sitting tenants, if they win the General...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Lenders step up pitch for buy to let landlords

Several lenders have revised their products as competition for buy to let landlords hots up. Melton Building Society has launched four new...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Left wing renter groups slam Labour for prioritising first time buyers

The ink was hardly dry on Labour’s plan for a mortgage guarantee scheme for first time buyers before some left wing...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Labour upsets Generation Rent by prioritising first time buyers

The Generation Rent activist group has issued a statement appearing sharply critical of Labour’s first new policy on housing in the General...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lenders vie for landlord borrowers as mortgage market hots up

Two lenders are making a pitch for landlord borrowers as the buy to let mortgage market continues to be highly competitive. Buy...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent demands Labour make “all evictions discretionary”

New demands from the Generation Rent group go much further than the original Renters Reform Bill in removing landlords’ rights. The group...

05 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

Billions! Landlords adds so much to the economy, says NRLA

The Welsh private rented sector makes a gross value added (GVA) contribution of £1.6 billion to the UK economy, according to...

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

Tomorrow’s Stamp Duty Change “a missed opportunity to reform renting”

A controversial stamp duty change - announced months ago but coming into effect tomorrow - has been described as a missed...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

At Last! Senior agent stands up for holiday homes and second properties

A senior Propertymark figure has made the case for second and holiday homes - against the recent trend of criticism. The issue...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Most renters consider moving back to the family home - new figures

Almost one in four (23%) young private renters defined as 21 to 34-year-olds  regularly consider moving back into their family home. Another...

31 May 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

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

Buy To Let lender slashes rates on mortgages

Foundation Home Loans has cut rates across its buy to let, core and ‘specials’ range and changed some residential rates as...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Why It No Longer Pays To Be A Landlord

New figures released by Savills, and published by The Times, show exactly why it no longer makes sense to be a...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Management in 2024: How Tech is Transforming the Game

Managing rental properties, whether you have a few or a dozen, can be a juggling act. Tenancy management, bills, payments, and...

28 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

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

Unhappy Tenants - half say finding a new home is tough

Half of all tenants who moved during the past 12 months found it ‘difficult’ or ‘very difficult’ to secure a new...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Only 1-in-20 tenants knows much about Renters Reform Bill - survey

Despite a plethora of press releases and statements from pro-tenant groups, it appears only one-in-20 renters knows details of the Renters...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents Still Rising in Double Digits in parts of UK - agency figures

Landlords in London are benefitting from double digit increases in rents, outdoing every other region of Great Britain.  London rents increased by...

21 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

Landlords Selling Up? Generation Rent says it makes no difference!

The Generation Rent group of activists says it doesn’t matter if landlords sell up and leave the private rental sector. Appearing to...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords - Under-estimated, Under-appreciated and Un-loved

* This piece is written jointly by Richard Rowntree (Managing Director, Paragon Bank) and Ben Beadle (Chief Executive of the National...

18 May 2024

From: Rental Reform

Revealed - How Landlords Have Cut Costs in Challenging Times

Many buy to let landlords have made financial changes during the cost of living crisis to mitigate the rising costs of...

18 May 2024

From: Tax & Finance

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

It's For Life - New loan covers lifecycle of property, not just purchase

Real estate finance and investment business TAB has launched a long-term lending service extending to all stages of a property’s life...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New Build premiums hit decade-high levels across most of Britain

A study by property software firm APRAO shows new-build house price premiums at their highest in a decade. The supplier analysed existing...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord Tax Alert - new guidance from HMRC

HMRC is appealing to landlords to file Self Assessment tax returns early - and claims there are benefits to doing so. In...

16 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

BTL mortgage lender launches short let products, and cuts some rates

Foundation Home Loans’ buy to let product range - Buy to Let by Foundation - has cut fees on some options...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

What Can Landlords Buy for the Average House Price?

Brand new data from online mortgage broker Mojo Mortgages has revealed significant differences in the types of properties the average UK house...

11 May 2024

From: Tax & Finance

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

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

Tax Clampdown on Short Lets Will Not Change, claims government

The government is ruling out any U-turn on the tax changes regarding furnished holiday lettings - despite substantial complaints from Tory...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Stamp Duty causes Buy To Let investment to plummet in key areas

The proportion of buy to let properties purchased in Southern England fell to a record low last year, continuing a trend...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Insights and Advice event for buy to let landlords

The ESPC property portal has announced a free buy to let Insights and Advice event on Thursday May 9, for aspiring...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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