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KEYWORD "North West" - 100 RESULTS
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

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

Political dithering allows tenants to stay a year rent-free

A prominent industry figure has criticised politicians for leaving all sides of the private lettings sector with uncertainty - and allowing...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Peak Rent Rises Right Now according to latest Lettings index

Rents in June 2024 rose by 6.7% year-on-year, according to the latest figures from the Goodlord Rental Index.  The Index, which analyses...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Landlords hit with up to 21% rise in sales agency fees - new stats

A new analysis of property sales expenses suggests that landlords who sell now are paying up to 21% more in estate...

28 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

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

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

Airbnb Bonanza - huge rise in short let property numbers

Figures publicised in a new House of Commons report suggests there’s been a huge rise in the number of short lets...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Has Sadiq Khan Delivered Enough New Homes for London?

Research by PropTech firm APRAO has asked whether London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has delivered on new homes for the capital. On...

18 May 2024

From: The Big Issues

Government insulation scheme flops with tiny take-up so far

Figures from the Department for Energy and Net Zero indicate that only 4,648 households so far have taken advantage of the...

09 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

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

Revealed - types of property selling slowest and fastest

Detached homes in Wales are the slowest property types to sell across the UK and take an average of 92 days...

27 April 2024

From: Agent Advice

Where to find tenanted buy to let units for investors to purchase

Only 2% of current properties listed for sale in London have a tenant in situ, according to lettings agency Benham and...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants’ energy costs set to fall in coming months - lettings agency

Rental growth in Britain has slowed says lettings agency Hamptons, with the average newly let rent rising 6.7% over the past...

17 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

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

Councils set to grab over half a billion from higher tax

Changes to empty home council tax rates could generate an additional £540m from Monday, a lettings agency claims. Since April 2013, billing...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Locations slammed for failing to meet energy efficiency targets

New analysis claims that the North East of England has made “no progress on greening the highest-emissions homes in 13 years.” Meanwhile,...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Unmortgageable Properties have attractive discounts for investors

A property finance consultancy claims that unmortgageable properties can be snapped up with a discount of 27 per cent. Apex Bridging says...

24 February 2024

From: Top tips & guides

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

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

Yield league table shows best (and worst) performing regions

A respected league table of yields in different parts of England and Wales has issued its latest figures. The Fleet Mortgages Buy-to-Let...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Control Mayor dismissed as “well meaning but naive”

Rents across the UK continue to retreat from their 2023 highs, falling by 2.9 per cent over the last three months,...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor’s landlord clampdown backed by Build To Rent group

The Build To Rent trade body, the UK Apartment Association, is backing the proposals outlined to clampdown on rogue landlords put...

10 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

Frustrated returning sellers cut prices - an opportunity for investors?

An analysis of homes that have returned to the market after failing to find a buyer in 2023 suggests that sellers...

04 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

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

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

Boom Time for flats and houses let for over £5,000 per week

London’s ultra-prime rental market has returned this year to pre-Covid levels for the first time, an agency claims. Beauchamp Estates - using...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - England’s Least and Most Affordable Rental Locations

A new analysis has produced a league table of the most and least affordable rental locations in England. The findings placed Rutland...

11 November 2023

From: Top tips & guides

London landlords hold tight grip on HMOs

Owners of London HMOs rarely put them up for sale, meaning investors likely need to convert a residential home into an...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Government makes regular checks on how many landlords raise rents

The government's Office for National Statistics has revealed that it conducts an exercise to assess the likelihood that landlords will increase...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Room rents soar by up to 45% in a year - new data

Room rents continue to skyrocket across the UK, reaching new highs in the third quarter of 2023 according to flatware website...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

The Big Sell Off - huge number of landlords set to quit

Thousands of landlords are planning to sell properties. A Simply Business survey of 1,455 UK landlords reveals that a quarter of landlords...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Vast numbers of homes lie empty despite demand for properties

New research shows that 676,000 homes in England are sitting empty. The research comes from property purchasing firm House Buyer Bureau which...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Time To Buy? Sale prices show a dip but market stays resilient

The latest data release by comparison site GetAgent shows the average sale price over the past six months has been 97.3...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs - two thirds of homes have poor ratings in some areas

A new survey has revealed the regional breakdown of EPC ratings in residential properties.   Region Number of Lodgements (homes) Percentage of properties (D - G...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords blame Tories for buy to let problems, says top agent

Landlords are reducing their stock - and they’re blaming the Tories for creating a hostile environment.  This is according to the latest...

13 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

More BTL properties sold with sitting tenants - new figures

A new analysis shows growth in the trend for buy to let properties to be sold with tenants in situ.  The analysis...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Market Quandary: why did rents rise so much last month?

July was a record breaking month for the rental market, claims a PropTech company. Goodlord analyses tens of thousands of completed tenancies...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Best yields identified for potential buy to let investments

A property investment platform has analysed rental yields to see the best returning areas for buy to let investors. Sourced Franchise analysed...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents ask landlords to help Afghan refugees

There have been several examples of local councils asking private landlords to help find accommodation for refugees - but now the...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Market Snapshot - voids and rents broken down by nations and regions

The cost of rent rose in seven of the eight regions monitored by Goodlord during June.  The average cost of rent per...

04 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

Just where is England’s cheapest rental location? Answers here…

The North East was England’s most affordable region to privately rent last year, Paragon Bank analysis has revealed. In the North East...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Yields up in almost every part of the UK - new mortgage review

Specialist buy to let lender Fleet Mortgages says there’s been both an annual and quarterly increase in rental yields, up from...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising number of properties owned by foreign-registered firms

The government response to a Freedom of Information request has shed light on the increasing number of homes in England and...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Steady As She Goes - rental market at a standstill

After a hectic period of rent rises it appears that the lettings market is at a standstill according to PropTech firm...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord investment opportunities as sellers slash prices

As many as one in 10 homes have a reduced asking price within a month of entering the market, a new...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Government tells tenants to complain about landlords - ad campaign

Housing Secretary Michael Gove is urging tenants to complain about sub-standard housing with the government’s ‘Make Things Right’ advertising campaign. Social housing...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental market snapshot for landlords - new figures

The rental market is firing on all cylinders again according to the latest market snapshot from PropTech firm Goodlord. It says void...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge discounts for landlords making cash purchases

Landlords expanding portfolios through cash purchases are securing discounts as high as £88,000 in cooling market conditions says a buying firm. House...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Opportunity Knocks for Shrewd Buyers? Prices being reduced…

Landlords with funds to expand their portfolios may be in luck - a growing proportion of properties on sale have reduced...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the size and value of the UK’s private rental sector

A debt advisory service claims it has calculated the overall size of the private rental sector. Sirius Property Finance analysed the current...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Unlikely location heads landlords’ capital growth league table

An unlikely location heads the latest league table purporting to show the highest returns on property investment. Aldermore’s Buy To let City...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Banned! Rogue landlord cannot let property for three years

A Wirral landlord has become the first in the region to be served with a Banning Order, which will prohibit him...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Supply Shortage - stock drought set to continue

New rental stock accounts for just 16 per cent according to fresh figures released about the lettings market. Property company Ocasa has...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Expanding your portfolio? Fewer homes for landlords to buy

Research from Midlands lettings agency Barrows and Forrester shows the volume of homes entering the market for sale has almost halved...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents dip as winter market sets in

The rental market remained relatively steady in recent weeks, according to the latest index from PropTech firm Goodlord. Void periods have remained...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Hotspots - the cities to look out for in 2023

Specialist mortgage lender Aldermore has named what it believes to be the five best cities for landlords to invest in for...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Market slows, Voids up - but rent rises still hit double figures

The latest rental market index from Goodlord shows rents down over the past month, with voids inching up.  All seven English regions...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords - buy at discount now or wait for bigger price falls?

There’s a dilemma for landlords wishing to expand their portfolios - do so now, just as some buyers are offering discounts?...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

New milestone for private rental sector in England

England’s private rental is forecast to top five million households within the next two years or so. The specialist rental platform Ocasa...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters are better off today than a year ago - yes, really

When accounting for inflation, renters are better off today than they were a year ago despite nominal rent increases of up...

15 October 2022

From: The Big Issues

Are Truss and Kwarteng risking the viability of buy to let?

Rising interest rates - which may rise further and dramatically in response to the government’s tax-cutting agenda - risk eroding the...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents Up, Voids Down - but a warning of tricky months ahead

The average cost of rent across England dipped one per cent during August, taking prices down to a national average of...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlord reveals amazing £11m remortgaging deal

A portfolio landlord’s deal for an £11m re-financing package has been struck with a bank. The landlord was looking to refinance 63...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords at online agency to be moved to High Street branches

Landlords who use the Property Hub Lets online agency are in for a change - in future, their properties will be...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Historic low for voids as rental market under-supply goes on

Voids hit what has been described as an historic low in recent weeks, according to PropTech firm Goodlord. It says the average...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Yields dip but lettings market strong thanks to soaring demand

A mortgage lender’s buy to let market index shows yields slightly dipping. Fleet Mortgages’ regional snapshot covers all areas of England and...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents roar ahead of pre-pandemic levels in prime areas - Savills

Rental growth continues to roar ahead across prime areas of London, according to Savills. Prime London rental values increased a further 3.3...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Six year dispute with council ends with massive fine for landlord

A landlord who repeatedly let out an unsafe house has been fined £20,000 by magistrates. Housing officers from Salford council found fire...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

How much is too much? Only two thirds of rents “affordable” - claim

An online rental platform suggests almost a third of rental homes may be deemed unaffordable. Ocasa, using Office for National Statistics data,...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Grab! Massive premiums paid by landlords to HMRC

New research shows that, since 2016, the average stamp duty payment on buy to let homes has increased by £11,848 in...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Large-portfolio landlords most likely to raise rents

Landlords with larger portfolios are more likely to increase rent than small-scale landlords. A poll by The Landlord Works shows that 75...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters under pressure as cost of living crisis hits - Zoopla

The highest rental growth since the Global Financial Crisis, coupled with the cost of living crisis, is putting increased pressure on...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Another record rent rise fuelled by shortage of stock

The cost of a newly let home rose 9.8 per cent over the last 12 months to £1,125 pcm, marking the...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Most landlords ‘behind’ on energy efficiency improvements - claim

A survey of over 600 landlords by a business insurance service has found that 55 per cent have still to make...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Dramatic rise in typical tenant’s income - new figures

A lettings market snapshot prepared each month by PropTech firm Goodlord claims there has been a dramatic rise in the typical...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Market Boom - forecast rents could rise by up to £1,500 next year

A rental platform forecasts that within 12 months the average UK tenant could be paying £800 more a year in rent...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Boom Continues: Rents up and voids down as landlords prosper

There’s been a big rise in rents in the past month according to PropTech supplier Goodlord. They are now at their highest...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Supply drought continues - with rents rising as a consequence

The great imbalance between tenant demand and available stock continues, according to the latest market snapshot from the letting agencies’ trade...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Affordability worsens for rental accommodation in much of England

Rental affordability is deteriorating in parts of England. The research by rental platform Rentd looked at the current average income of a...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Surprise rise in number of buy to lets despite attacks on landlords

The number of private rental homes has increased by 18,610 in the last five years - defying those suggesting an exodus...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital growth running into the sand as cost of living crisis grows

The Halifax is suggesting that while capital values are still high - in fact running at a record - growth is...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents and voids stay strong thanks to ongoing lack of stock

It’s a familiar story from PropTech supplier Goodlord as it releases its latest rental market snapshot - a lack of stock...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Where have London landlords gone? Agents ring alarm bell

Letting agents’ trade group ARLA Propertymark is raising the alarm over what it believes is a particular shortage of landlords in...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Good news for landlords as rental market shows no winter slowdown

Landlords fearing a fall in income and a rise in voids over the festive period have nothing to fear - it...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

The man with a PLAN for portfolio landlords

I am the Chair of PLAN - the Portfolio Landlords Action Group - which had its formal launch this week. People...

13 November 2021

From: Rental Reform

Landlord Alert - detailed forecast for rent and capital growth

Many agencies give their forecasts for the following year or years in the late autumn, but one of the most detailed...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Not so grim up north as yields beat the rest of the UK

New research shows that the average rental yield in Britain has remained at roughly 4.2 per cent throughout the pandemic. Regionally, the...

14 October 2021

From: Breaking News

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