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Watchdog Warns About Self-Cert Mortgages

The FCA has released a warning about a self-certification mortgage provider that relocated to Prague in order to skirt around UK regulations that made banned such loans.

28 Jan 16 Read More

Housing Market: Supply Likely to Stay Below Demand

Nationwide building society has warned that property prices inflation throughout the UK are likely to continue to accelerate (albeit mildly) well into next year as rates of construction are still lagging behind growth in demand.

28 Jan 16 Read More

Investors Racing to Make Buy to Let Purchases

Many of the biggest estate agents in the UK are reporting a surge in the number of people who are looking to purchase buy to let properties.

26 Jan 16 Read More

Mortgage Rates Fell in December; Still Higher than 2014

The end of 2015 was a strong one for the UK housing market, with mortgage lending rates in December up 23% compared to a year earlier, despite dipping slightly from November.

25 Jan 16 Read More

Rent Went up by 3.4% Last Year

Figures released by estate agents Reeds Rain and Your Moved revealed that rent prices in England and Wales went up by 3.4% over the course of 2015.

25 Jan 16 Read More

Landlord Owned Housing Wealth Outstrips Owners with Mortgages

A recent report published by estate agent Savills has shown the extent to which landlords are dominating the housing market in the UK, compared to owner occupiers with mortgages.

19 Jan 16 Read More

BoE: Buy-to-Let Demand Set to Increase

Demand for buy-to-let mortgages has jumped in the last few months ahead of changes to taxes that will come into effect in April, and the Bank of England has now announced that demand will continue to grow for the next three months.

19 Jan 16 Read More

Conservatives Reject ‘Fit For Human Habitation’ Requirement on Rented Homes

The Housing and Planning Bill was recently voted through commons with an outright rejection of a proposed amendment that would legally require landlords to ensure that the properties they rented out were fit for human habitation.

18 Jan 16 Read More

Help-to-Buy Scheme to Reach London by February

Plans to extend the existing help-to-buy equity loan scheme to the capital will officially come into play on the 1st of February, it has been revealed.

13 Jan 16 Read More

Number of Tenants Behind on Rent Rises

The number of tenants seriously in arrears with regard to their rent payments has risen by 13.8% over the last three months.

13 Jan 16 Read More

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