The government is today proposing to consult on scrapping Section 21, so-called  ‘no fault’, repossessions in the private rented sector in favour of improving the court system to ensure landlords can more speedily repossess properties through them in legitimate cases.

Labour is proposing two methods of controlling house price rises should it win the next General Election – and the ideas have provoked a furious response from some sectors of the agency industry.

Mortgage approvals are up both year-on-year and month-on-month from February to March, despite purchases and sales continuing to be subdued, e.surv’s Mortgage Monitor has found.