Rural homes in Britain on average 20% more expensive than property in urban areas

October 03, 2017

​In Britain rural homes are 20% more expensive than those in urban areas with Waverley in the South East of England the most expensive, new research shows.

Average rents in London’s prime property sector unchanged in August

September 07, 2017

Average rents in the prime central London residential property market were unchanged for the second consecutive month in August, the latest index report.

The latest monthly data contributed to an annual fall in average rental values of 3.4% in August, which was the slowest decline in more than 12 months, according to the index report from real estate firm Knight Frank.

Brexit what Brexit? British house prices set to rise by at least 50% in next decade

August 31, 2017

The decision to leave the European Union has subdued property prices but even if the slower levels of recent months continue values would still rise by over 50% in the next decade, new research shows.

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First time buyers have to compromise but generally find it an exciting experiencerst Item

August 01, 2017

Buyers in the UK are increasingly looking wider afield or their first home and despite the costs and financial pressures of getting on the housing ladder they see it as an exciting time of their life, new research suggests.

Rents in UK fall for second month in a row, latest index shows

July 04, 2017

Private sector rents in the UK are continuing to fall with the latest data showing that they fell by 0.3% in June compared to the same month a year ago.

It is the second month in a row in which rents fell, taking the average monthly rent to £908, according to the figures from the HomeLet rental index.

Second steppers in UK still need help from the bank of mum and da

June 12, 2017

More than a third of home owners moving up the housing ladder after buying their first property need financial support, new research has found.

Some 32% require an average of £21,231 in financial support from the bank of Mum and Dad but also seek help from grandparents and even friends, according to the research from Lloyds Bank.

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UK home lenders urged to use digital process to speed up mortgage applications

May 14, 2017

Home lenders in the UK are being urged to move into the 21st century and end the practice of insisting on original copies of bills and statements and instead accept digital versions.

Property industry calls for Govt backing for Crossrail 2 to help boost new home building

April 03, 2017

Crossrail 2, the proposed rail route linking south west and north East London from Surrey to Hertfordshire, will help boost the housing crisis in and around London, according to home building industry leaders.

House prices sentiment in UK remains steady but with regional variation

March 26, 2017

Households across the UK generally believe that the value of their home has risen over the last month, according to the latest house price sentiment index.

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Majority of UK landlords not planning to buy or sell property in next five years

February 16, 2017

The majority of residential landlords in London and elsewhere in the UK do not intend to buy or sell more properties to let in the next five years, new research has found.

Brexit creates opportunity for UK property investment says industry organisation

January 25, 2017

The property industry in the UK is being urged to look at and act upon the opportunities that could open up as a result of Brexit rather than focusing on the negatives.

Brexit unlikely to dent London as focus for property investment in Europe

January 17, 2017

London will remain an attractive location for commercial property investment in Europe despite Brexit although some banks and financial organisations may move out of the city, new research suggests.

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UK property prices still rising, up 1.4% in October, despite Brexit uncertainty

November 07, 2016

Residential property prices in the UK continued to grow in October, up 1.4% and are now 5.2% up year on year, taking the average cost of a home to £217,411, the latest lender index data shows.

Around half of homes in cities such as London and Manchester are leasehold

November 04, 2016

Leasehold properties, which can take longer to buy and come with additional costs, are alive and well in England and Wales, particularly in London and Manchester, new research shows.

Prime property prices in UK mostly unchanged but showing positive outlook

October 02, 2016

Prime property prices in the UK were largely unchanged in the third quarter, falling by 0.1% over the three months to the end of September, the latest index shows.

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Overseas investors see opportunities in UK’s commercial property sector post Brexit

September 07, 2016

The majority of overseas investors believe that the fall in sterling since Brexit has created opportunities to invest in the UK’s commercial property sector, new research shows.

Strong fundamentals mean UK property market set to see 3% growth overall in 2016

August 17, 2016

Strong market fundamentals remain in the UK’s regional residential property markets despite recent political events, most notably the decision to leave the European Union.