News - Archive for January 2014

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The buy-to-let market could be boosted this year by the sheer choice of mortgages lenders are bringing to the fore for those looking to put their money into a thriving residential lettings sector...
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UK homeowners and investors looking to sell on their properties are feeling more confident that they will see the price they can bring in rising this year...
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For years, British investors in property have been among the most likely to be putting their money into foreign markets, where holiday homes and rental accommodation could promise them an income as well as the future capital gains...
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There can be absolutely no doubt that the London property market is one of the shining lights of the UK economy, and offers some of the best opportunities for investment seen anywhere in the world thanks to strong demand...
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Landlords across the UK witnessed impressive increases in what they were able to bring in through rental income throughout 2013, but growth levels were far slower than they were a year before...
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Landlords across the nation are increasingly going the extra mile to help out their tenants as a way to make sure they are happy at a time when the rented sector remains particularly competitive for buy-to-let owners...
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Landlords in the UK are increasingly having to make sure they keep track of the financial state of their tenants, as the number of people who are falling into severe arrears with their rental payments rose...
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The demand for property to invest in in the UK has been no secret in the last few months and according to new reports, this is leading to a trend for quicker decisions and more purchases being made on a whim...
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Growth in the mortgage market is expected to continue throughout 2014, following a period of faster than expected growth in the lending sector during the second half of 2013...
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The implementation of the new Mortgage Market Review (MMR) regulations from April this year will change the market, subduing any great growth in the mortgage and lending sector...
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London has been named as the best city in the world for foreign investment in the same week it was announced that foreign buy-to-let ownership in the UK is increasing quickly...
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A change in the attitude of foreign investors in the UK property market has meant that there are now far more overseas landlords than ever before, according to a new report published by UHY Hacker Young...
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Property prices across the UK rose by 1.4 per cent through December to mark a strong end to the year and leave the property market having grown repeatedly throughout 2013...
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Property prices are set to grow by up to eight per cent in the UK in 2014 according to numerous commentators, but it will be the south-east of England where the best increases will be seen...
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The rate of property price rises in 2014 could be double that seen in 2013, according to new reports, as the market continues to recover from the negative conditions seen in 2007 and 2008...
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As the clock struck midnight on December 31st, many renters in the UK will have made a resolution to enter the property market this year. Indeed, in a move that could see rental prices stay flat for landlords in 2014...
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The choice of mortgages for residential property buyers in the UK is now three times bigger than in 2009, with 12,000 products on the market. This figure marks a five-year high for the industry, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB).
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Because of the reputation of British educational establishments, it's no surprise that the sector is attracting international investors, including those from the US...
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The UK property market is the focus of considerable overseas investment, both residential and commercial. Indeed, it seems foreign buyers are shaping the future of Britain, especially in hubs like London...
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Houses sold better than expected in 2013, boosting mortgage lending by 30 per cent since last year and far exceeding forecasted rates. The figures, provided by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), suggest continued growth...
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Developers have pledged to give UK buyers in London a fairer deal, voluntarily committing to releasing properties to the domestic market at the same time as abroad...
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Condensation and mould in residential property is a substantial problem in Britain, especially over the winter months. This issue tends to start in kitchens and bathrooms, where moist warm air is generated, before moving to colder parts of the house.
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House prices in Scotland are set to rise seven per cent next year, a new report suggests. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the average cost of a home will increase...
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Imposing Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on overseas buyers of UK residential property is unlikely to have a long-term impact on foreign investment but will hinder development, according to Jones Lang LaSalle...
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Landlords are growing concerned about the proposed Immigration Bill, according to research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)...
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It's over a year since the London 2012 Olympic Games came to a close but it is still relatively unclear what's in store for the infrastructure it left behind. Prior to the celebrations, there was unbridled optimism...
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