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Why landlords are so angry about losing their ability to offset finance costs against tax

Mon 14 Nov 2016

For those struggling to understand exactly why buy-to-let landlords are so angry about the loss of their ability to claim tax relief for mortgage interest costs, here is an interesting – if tongue in cheek – explanation

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Nothing like it since before the crash – property sales soar ahead of Stamp Duty hike

Wed 13 Apr 2016

The property market sprang into life during March with the highest number of home sales since 2007, data from LSL Property Services this morning revealed.

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More mortgages lent in October than any month since the crash

Fri 20 Nov 2015

Lenders are revising their estimates upwards for this year’s mortgage market. Trade body the Council of Mortgage Lenders says that lending this year is likely to exceed its forecast of £109bn.

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Lenders say one in three homes are being bought with cash

Fri 06 Nov 2015

Roughly one in three homes are bought with cash – the highest level for over 60 years. Both the number and proportion of cash purchases have been climbing in recent years.

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Where is this going? House prices rise as sales volumes drop

Thu 29 Oct 2015

House prices are continuing their inexorable rise upwards across England and Wales while the number of transactions is down, the Land Registry has reported. Meanwhile, this morning Nationwide reported that house prices across the UK went up 0.6% this month, and now stand at an average of £196,807.

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House prices rise as mortgage approvals for purchase notch up

Tue 13 Oct 2015

In a rash of new housing information yesterday, the Office for National Statistics said property prices across the UK are 5.2% up on a year ago. The ONS said that the average house price, £298,000, is at an all-time high across England.

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House prices rise by more than 4% year-on-year

Wed 07 Oct 2015

The average house price in England and Wales has increased by 4.2% in the past year and now stands at £284,742, according to the latest LSL House Price Index.

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New rental index says average rents continuing to grow

Thu 24 Sep 2015

Rents for three-bedroom homes have risen faster than for any other type of property in the past year. The first ever Landbay Rental Index, released today, is based, where possible, on rents provided by Zoopla.

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Biggest house price rises for more than a year

Thu 10 Sep 2015

House prices are continuing to rise as demand grows ever stronger, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

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Home buyer demand surges to highest level in 11 years

Wed 26 Aug 2015

The number of house hunters registered per estate agency branch is at the highest level in 11 years.

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Rents rising at fastest level since records began

Thu 20 Aug 2015

Rents across England and Wales rose faster in July than in any month since records began in 2009.

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Half of all transactions this year could be without a mortgage

Mon 10 Aug 2015

Some half of all transactions this year could be without a mortgage. According to Lloyds, just 155,000 households buying with a mortgage moved home in the first six months of this year – 9% fewer than the 171,700 in the first half of last year.

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First-time buyers losing out to investors because of mortgage rules

Mon 03 Aug 2015

An independent broker says first-time buyers are losing out because of mortgage market regulation.

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Accidental landlords ‘to be hit worst’ by Budget reforms

Mon 13 Jul 2015

Home owners who become unintentional landlords through temporary career moves could become the accidental victims of George Osborne’s Budget clampdown on buy-to-let investors.

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Cash Buyers

Thu 04 Jun 2015

Cash buyers of homes at their highest ever at almost four in ten

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Stamp Duty Changes

Thu 04 Jun 2015

Stamp Duty changes save buyers over £700m

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UK Property Prices set to soar by 30 per cent

Thu 27 Mar 2014

Residential property prices in the UK could increase sharply over the next five years,

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Asking Price Discount at 4 Year Low

Thu 20 Mar 2014

The proportion of residential properties in the UK on the market for sale with a reduced asking price has fallen

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House sales reach six year high

Mon 10 Mar 2014

House sales are at their highest level in almost six years according to the latest market report.

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Richmond prices rise 20% in a year

Mon 10 Mar 2014

The average cost of a house in Richmond has jumped 7.2 per cent from last month, and 19.2 per cent from this time last year, according to property website Rightmove.

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