House prices continued to increase at a relatively subdued rate during the first quarter of 2018, the Halifax House Price Index found.
Although house price rises have slowed recently a sizable proportion of British people still believe that the property market is heading for a crash within the next five years.
The number of Build to Rent homes complete, under construction and in planning across the UK has increased by 30% in the last year, according to the first annual data on the sector to be published.
The buy to let market in Scotland is seeing a surge in landlords from other parts of the UK, most notably England, investing in property, new research has found.
People in receipt of Housing Benefit will receive an extra two weeks’ support with their rent when they move onto Universal Credit from today to help them with the transition.
Despite the changes to the buy-to-let sector in recent years, there still remains a desire among many to become a landlord, new research shows.
The UK Association of Letting Agents has revealed where voids are at their worst in the rental sector – and where they are less of a problem.
The proportion of first time buyers in the market is still 11 per cent below the level seen before the 2008 downturn according to property expert Kate Faulkner.
There were still 43.3% more new properties listed for sale in March than the corresponding month in 2017, the latest Property Supply Index by online estate agents HouseSimple.com found.
Some 54% of buy-to-let landlords said they are selling all or some of their buy-to-let properties as a result of the buy-to-let changes, Property Partner found.
Older home owners are an active group in the property market in the UK with a 46% rise in housing exchanges in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, new research shows.
More landlords with property in the North of England experienced a void period in the past three months than in any other UK region according to new research.
Some 43 per cent of all stamp duty comes from buy to let investors and holiday home purchasers – and almost half of that is accounted for by the three per cent stamp duty surcharge on additional homes, introduced two years ago.
The government has announced further measures which will, in its words, “professionalise” house buying and the estate agency business.
The latest house price index figures from the Halifax gives just the spur the market may need as the spring sales season gets into full swing.
The number of house sales falling through pre-completion during the first quarter of 2018 reached its highest level for this time of year for a decade, it is claimed.
Home owners, more so than renters, have experienced larger decreases in household income over the past 12 months, research from Lloyds Bank has shown.
One in eight people (12%) have made no provision for their retirement, including 10% that will be totally or somewhat reliant on the State Pension, Prudential has found.
Northern Ireland was the strongest performing region while London was once again the weakest with house prices down 1% year-on-year, The Nationwide House Price Index found.
The Financial Conduct Authority has launched new adverts featuring the animatronic head of Arnold Schwarzenegger.