Home & mortgage

‘Portfolio landlords’ the driving force behind buy to let

Tax reforms and tighter regulations for landlords have resulted in the growth of professional landlords and a slowdown in the private rented sector, analysis of official data has revealed.

One ticket selling every minute in £3.2m Knightsbridge flat prize draw

Thursday, 18 January 2018 | News

London’s exclusive Knightsbridge claims it is selling one ticket every minute.

Home moves reach 10-year high despite rising prices

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | News

The number of home moves made during 2017 was higher than any other year since 2007, although high house prices mean transaction levels remain well behind pre-financial crisis figures.

Funny money: 10% of young people think stamp duty pays for stamps

Monday, 15 January 2018 | News

A tenth (10%) of people aged between 18 and 21 mistakenly believe that stamp duty pays for the cost of posting letters, rather than being a tax on house purchases.

Buy to let for first-time buyers – ‘unusual’ mortgage deal launches

Monday, 15 January 2018 | News

Specialist lender Landbay has opened up its range of buy to let mortgages in a bid to attract customers who do not already own a home.

Two in 10 landlords plan on selling up in 2018

Friday, 12 January 2018 | News

Two in 10 (20%) landlords plan to reduce the reduce the number of properties in their portfolio in the next year, according to a survey of the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) members.

Revealed: The top performing commuter hotspots for house price growth

Thursday, 11 January 2018 | News

Swanley in Kent has been crowned as the best performing commuter hotspot for property price growth, according to new research.

Buyers feel pressured into using poor-value estate agent services

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 | News

Homebuyers feel pressured into paying their estate agent for extra services, such as mortgage advice and property surveys, fearing they may miss out of their dream home if they choose to shop around.

Almost 11,000 UK homes empty for over 10 years

Thursday, 04 January 2018 | News

Nearly 11,000 homes nationwide have remained empty for 10 years or more, according to new research.

92% of property sellers made a profit in 2017

Friday, 29 December 2017 | News

Property sellers earned an average profit of £92,466 when selling their home in 2017, an increase from £90,227 in 2016.

Government announces new crackdown on ‘rogue landlords’

Thursday, 28 December 2017 | News

Housing tenants will be relieved to hear that the government intends further crackdowns on ‘rogue landlords’, with a raft of new powers for councils.