LETTING & ESTATE AGENT

Estate Agent Today

25/01/2017

NAEA: Supply, demand and first-time buyer sales all up in December

The housing market ended 2016 on a positive note, according to the latest report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

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Letting Agent Today

25/01/2017

Landlords boosted as buy-to-let mortgage rates remain steady

The Bank of England's decision to keep the base interest rate at the record low of 0.25% has kept buy-to-let headline mortgage rates steady.

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Estate Agent Today

25/01/2017

Annual transactions highest since 2007, says HMRC

The latest HM Revenue and Customs figures show that there were 1.23 million property transactions in 2016, the highest figure recorded since 2007.

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Landlord Today

25/01/2017

Buy-to-let rates set to rise

Buy-to-let mortgage rates were largely unaffected by a sharp increase in swap rates in the final quarter of 2016, but this is unlikely to remain the case in 2017.

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Landlord Today

24/01/2017

Two in five renters 'not looking to buy' a home

The trend for long-term renting continues to gather pace, according to research from the Deposit Protection Service (DPS).

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Letting Agent Today

23/01/2017

Letting fees ban 'will only hit 20% negatively' claims minister

Housing minister Gavin Barwell says the government's proposed ban on letting agents levying fees on tenants will only negatively impact 20 per cent of landlords.

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Letting Agent Today

23/01/2017

Private rents not rising above inflation - unlike social housing rents

The cost of private rented housing is roughly mirroring changes in earnings across England - but in the social rented sector rents have increased faster than wages.

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Landlord Today

23/01/2017

Rail strikes could be responsible for rent dips, figures show

The Southern Rail strikes which have caused disruption for commuters have started to have an impact on rental price growth in the South East.

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Letting Agent Today

20/01/2017

Tenant demand slides in London

The central London rental market is beginning to show signs of topping out as tenant demand slides and landlords look to higher yielding investments in other areas of the UK.

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Landlord Today

20/01/2017

Private sector rents rise in line with wages

Private rental price increases have accelerated modestly, in line with earnings across England, according to a new report from the National Audit Office.

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Estate Agent Today

20/01/2017

Good news - cheap mortgage deals likely to remain in place

A new report from the NatWest Bank nips in the bud any speculation that rising inflation may end the current cheap mortgage deals being snapped up by many house buyers. 

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Estate Agent Today

20/01/2017

Government deadlines slip on agents' fees and new-build targets

The government appears to have slipped back on two deadlines concerning measures key to the property industry.

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