Fresh data from rental accommodation platform Spotahome has revealed that London Bridge is the most searched for area for mid to long-term rentals in London.
Almost a quarter of households in Britain will be renting privately by the end of 2021 as rising house prices and stagnant wages put homeownership out of the reach of a growing number of people.
Portfolio landlords unable to borrow or contemplating selling because of new Prudential Regulation Authority rules are being urged to consider equity release as an option.
An upbeat survey by online website HouseSimple claims there has been a 20 per cent increase in the number of homes coming to the market in the past month – and a 44 per cent rise in London.
Yorkshire Building Society has launched three first-time buyer 2-year fixes at 1.99% to 85% loan-to-value, 2.39% to 90% LTV and 3.89% to 95% LTV.
Rents are falling near Crossrail 2 stations as City Hall and the Department for Transport tussle over funding the £31bn project, Landbay research has found.
Only 13% of tenants are interested in buying a property at present, research from online letting agent Upad has found.
Half of lenders are offering or are about to offer a service where customers can remortgage on a self-service basis, IRESS’ Mortgage Survey has found.
The number of young adults in the UK expecting help from the Bank of Mum and Dad to buy their first home is double the number who received such support with their deposit in 2016, new research has found.
Specialist mortgage lenders in the UK who typically offer products to buy to let landlords and lifetime mortgages, have seen the value of their annual lending rise by 19% per year since 2009, according to a new report.
Tax relief changes coupled with rent controls could trigger the next property crash.
More than one in four house sales across England and Wales fell through before completion in the third quarter of 2017 according to a company that monitors the market.
The Welsh Government has set out the new levels of stamp duty for the country from next year onwards – and the tax on homes costing above £400,000 will soar to 7.5 per cent compared to the current five per cent.
The extra £10 billion that the British Government is putting into its flagship Help to Buy scheme will to nothing to increase the supply of housing, it is claimed.
Renters are paying more than double what home owners pay in mortgage interest, underlying the need for more rental stock, Savills claims.
A buy-to-let landlord is raffling off a three-bedroom house in the Leicestershire town of Wigston which is worth in the region of £145,000, but there is a catch.
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, yesterday pledged to offer private sector tenants’ greater rights by making it compulsory for private landlords to sign up to an ombudsman redress scheme – and that there will be a consultation on a new housing court.
A new survey by a property insurance firm suggests more than half of private rental sector tenants have remained in the same property for at least five years – defying the popular belief outside the sector that tenants have to move frequently.
One million new homes are needed in England to meet the demands of a growing population after years of reducing new home build development, research from conveyancing search provider Search Acumen has found.
Self-employed Halifax Intermediaries customers will now only need to supply two years’ of information about their income – down from three.