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Demand for property on the increase in London

Demand for property is on the rise in the British capital, which has seen a 2% rise in property demand since the beginning of 2018. This was the finding of the latest property index report in London. The report shows that whilst demand for property in London continues to rise, commuter towns to the capital

Report show the future looks bright for the rental sector as BTL become increasingly more professional

Rental prices are set to rise in the UK as demand for rental property outstrips supply. According to a report by mortgage lender, Kent Reliance titled ‘Buy To Let Britain’, the future looks bright for the buy-to-let (BTL) sector in the UK, despite a recent onslaught of government intervention in the market, which has seen

First-time landlords have record choice of buy-to-let mortgage products available

The number of mortgage products available for first-time buy-to-let (BTL) investors has increased by 13%, to a record high.  This was the finding by research compiled by Moneyfacts, which found there are 1,268 buy-to-let products now available in the UK to first-time landlords. The figure marks an increase in 339 buy-to-let products available in just

The rising demand for apartment properties

If you own an apartment or are thinking about buying one either to live in or as an investment, you’ll be pleased to learn that apartments are one of the most lucrative types of property to purchase, with prices rising at a faster rate than any other property. A new report by Halifax shows the

Data shows house prices are growing at an annual rate of 4.2%

The UK house Price Index (UK HPI) published by HM Land Registry shows house prices in Britain are rising at a moderate but healthy annual rate. The data reveals that the price of property in the UK increased at an average rate of 4.2% in the year to March 2018. The rise in property prices

Mortgage lender study shows long-term property investment delivers significant returns

Far from being dead and buried, Britain’s buy-to-let market is alive and kicking. This is the message delivered by analysis carried out by the mortgage lender Kent Reliance. According to the report, landlords throughout the UK are expected to make hundreds of thousands of pounds in profit from their buy-to-let investments over the next 25

Landlords raise rents in response to increased legislation

“Holding steady” is the verdict the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has given the rental sector – though they express pessimism for tenants, as landlords’ hike prices ahead of legislative changes. Due to minimum energy efficiency standards, increases in tax relief, and the upcoming ban on tenancy fees, agencies are anticipating higher costs to

House prices increased in March to their biggest monthly gain in six months

According to Nationwide’s monthly house price index, April saw a positive return to form for the property market, with an increase in house price growth. The figures show there was a 1.5% rise in property prices in March, making it the industry’s most significant monthly gain since August 2017. In March, the 1.5% rise in

Good news for landlords: Five-year buy-to-let mortgage rates hit record lows

If you’re a landlord whose fixed-rate mortgage is coming to an end, or you are thinking about investing in the rental market with a buy-to-let mortgage, then you’ll be pleased to learn five-year buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages are back to record lows. Data from Money Facts shows that the average five-year, fixed BTL mortgage rate has

Property auctions steam ahead in 2018

Are you thinking of putting your property for sale in auction this year instead of going down the conventional estate agency route? Perhaps you are going to visit a property auction to purchase your next home or buy-to-let investment? Either way, you’re not alone, as research shows more and more people are turning to property

Why investors are turning to holiday let properties

With the scrapping of the wear-and-tear allowance and the curbing of mortgage interest relief, landlords haven’t had an easy ride in recent years. Nonetheless, buy-to-let is still remains attractive in the UK, with figures showing in November 2017, there were some 6,600 new buy-to-let house purchase mortgages. As Paul Smee, head of mortgages at UK

House prices in the UK pick up in January, Nationwide reports

House price growth in Britain witnessed a ‘surprise’ pick-up in January, where average house price values were pushed to new record highs. This was the finding of analysis by the Nationwide Building Society, which found that in January, annual house price growth accelerated to a 10-month high of 3.2%, up from 2.6% in December. The

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