Saving for a deposit is still the biggest obstacle for first time buyers in the UK with 26% saying that they will need to borrow from their parents to do so, new research has found.
Suspicious tenants look as though they are starting to take their lettings agents to task over charges ahead of the fees ban.
A new crackdown on rogue agents and landlords will come into force within weeks.
A crooked agent who kept over £15,000 in holding deposits has been jailed for 19 months and banned from being a company director for five years.
The volume of loans for buy-to-let house purchase advanced in January was at an eight month low.
Lending to home-movers has continued to decline in January while separate data paints a mixed picture for the property market.
The market was dominated by a first-time buyer ‘frenzy’ in February 2017, Connells Survey & Valuation said.
Nearly two thirds of self-employed people do not know how they will manage to buy their first home, a report published by Aldermore suggests.
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has held the base rate at 0.25% by an 8-1 majority.
Property prices in England and Wales increased by 0.6% in February but the annual rate of growth fell to 2.4%, the lowest since 2013, although some parts of the country are seeing stronger growth.
Having a home near water continues to be a dream for property owners in the UK with the latest research showing that 61% would like to do so in the future.
The Mayor of London has stepped in and given the go-ahead to two developments of affordable homes in the city after planning permission was refused by councils.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has performed a U-turn on the planned national insurance tax hikes announced in the Budget.
Nottingham Building Society has launched into self-build by partnering with BuildStore, a supplier of support and services to self-builders.
Remortgage lending soared in January – increasing in value by 54% from December and 22% year-on-year, Council of Mortgage Lenders figures show.
Four in 10 London properties currently on the market do not have an outdoor space according to research by HouseSimple.com.
London is the second most expensive city in the world to rent in after San Francisco, research from Barratt London has found.
Competitive bidding, lower asking prices, a weak pound, the residential property market in the capital continues to appeal to many prospective purchasers
The imminent mortgage interest tax relief changes coming into effect in April has triggered a surge in the number of mortgage applicants using intermediaries.
The campaign against the imminent changes to mortgage interest tax relief for the buy to let sector estimates that 1.4m landlords are still unaware of the proposals.