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KEYWORD "London" - 102 RESULTS
High Mortgage Rates and Sluggish Sales Process threaten market

Rightmove reports that the average price of property coming to the market for sale drops by £21 this month to £375,110...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for review of mortgage affordability criteria by new government

Rightmove says there should be a review of mortgage affordability criteria undertaken by the next government. The portal’s mortgages expert Matt Smith...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

LRG's financial services division rebranded as part of Mortgage Scout

Leaders. Romans Group, one of the UK's leading property services groups, has rebranded and amalgamated Start Financial Services into Mortgage Scout. Start...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

High Interest Rates push buyers into smaller property purchases

An online agency has analysed current housing market listings to see which types of home are most in demand from England’s...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage adviser deal will help streamline property transactions - claim

Optimus has renewed its long-term partnership with fee-free mortgage adviser London & Country (L&C). Optimus claims that the new contract “will further...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Costs make buying in much of London hugely dearer than renting

Londoners looking to buy a home can expect to spend 42% more on monthly mortgage payments than tenants pay on rent,...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

House Sales stagnate as mortgage rates dampen buyer enthusiasm

The latest RICS UK Residential Survey results shows the recent recovery in buyer demand has mellowed slightly, with the market impacted...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs push housing market into north-south divide

It might look like house prices have stabilised, staying relatively flat over the first four months of 2024, but at least...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Prices of flats rising faster than any other property type

Big demand for small properties has helped to drive growth in UK property prices in the early months of this year,...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

All change - more rate and product changes from major lenders

Several of the UK’s biggest lenders have raised rates on their mortgage products this week already, as speculation grows that the...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let purchases plummet - it’s because of Stamp Duty

The proportion of buy to let properties purchased in Southern England fell to a record low last year, continuing a trend...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Big Gaps between Mortgage Approval Prices and Asking Prices

Large gaps remain between Mortgage Approval Prices and Asking Prices - even though there is some evidence of vendors and agents...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

First Monthly House Price Fall for Six Months

UK house prices grew in March on a quarterly basis, by 2.0%, with annual growth slowing to 0.3%, from 1.6% in...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Selling Surge over Easter Holidays - and it’s still going on

New data from Rightmove reveals that Thursday March 28 was the biggest day for the number of new sellers coming to...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender hires TV property guru to highlight empty homes scandal

Homes Under The Hammer property expert Lucy Alexander is fronting a new campaign to identify empty homes and bring them back...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Analysis shows long term rebalancing housing market

The average volume of UK properties listed for sale month-on-month rose by 58% in 2023 compared to a year previously, underscoring...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank’s new intermediary website is part of product refresh

Sharia-compliant digital bank Nomo - part of Bank of London and The Middle East plc (BLME) - has linked with a...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New analysis shows busiest cities for buyers in today’s housing market

Analysis from estate agency Yopa reveals that while the London market may be the worst performing in terms of house prices, it...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing market buoyancy shows mortgage costs not a deterrent

New data from Zoopla suggests that the housing market is becoming buoyant despite widespread uncertainty over the exact direction of mortgage...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages reports soaring interest in emerging new build sector

Shared ownership has given the new-build division at national brokerage Just Mortgages a bumper start to 2024. New build leads and enquiries...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Coupling Up - why so many mortgage applicants are duos

A property agency has analysed the lending and housing markets to work out why so many mortgage applicants are couples. Benham and...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House builders back Labour for long term construction growth

A Knight Frank survey of 50 house builders shows a staggering 70 per cent support for Labour to win the next...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Market Bounce drives housing market recovery

The number of mortgages offered to home buyers went up from 49,300 in November to 50,500 in December, against the normal...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

All To Play For - Seller confidence soars for 2024

London estate agency Foxtons says its latest survey shows a major uptick in the confidence of potential sellers.  While 38 per cent...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers seek larger deposits - help may be on the way

New research from Aldermore suggests that some 55 per cent of prospective first time buyers are currently seeking to raise a...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Promising start to 2024 House Buying Prospects - Rightmove

The average price of property coming onto the market for sale rises by 1.3 per cent (equivalent to £4,571 for an...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society demands stamp duty exemptions for downsizers

The Family Building Society has commissioned the London School of Economics to explore the UK’s housing. Its report - called A Road...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed - demographic finding it hardest to pay off a mortgage

The so-called Generation X - those born between 1965 and 1980 - are finding it hardest to pay off their mortgage,...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England Will Cut Rates sooner rather than later, say experts

A poll of leading economists for London-focussed business newspaper City AM reveals that some believe a Bank of England base cut...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime Housing Market - Confidence creeps back into mortgaged sector

High end estate agency Savills has issued an update on prime markets in and around London and south east England. And it...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Rates lead to fewer moves from London in 2023

The number of Londoners leaving the capital to move elsewhere in Britain dropped back sharply in 2023, following two years of...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords to expand portfolios in 2024 despite huge increase in costs

Many landlords say they’re set to expand investments in 2024 despite facing up to 80 per cent higher costs in the...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New advisory service seeks to “redefine real estate finance”

Karis Capital is launching as what it calls “a premier real estate debt advisory firm with plans to redefine how developers...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender aims high by scrapping height restriction from lending criteria

Hodge is removing height restrictions from its lending criteria, meaning it will accept applications for mortgages on homes in England that...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers Increasingly Use Family Inheritance to fund Property Purchase

London accounts for the highest proportion of homebuyers using family inheritance to fund property purchases, according to compliance platform Thirdfort.  Some 18...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Demand for Family Homes keeping Prime London market active says agency

A growing appetite amongst buyers for family homes is helping to drive London’s high value prime market, an agency claims.  Benham and...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

House Price Rises massively outstrip Earnings - shock new figures

Online Mortgage Advisor has conducted a research by looking at how much property prices have outgrown local wages during the past...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

SPF Private Clients takes its mortgage expertise to the Far East

SPF Private Clients has opened new offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. The Singapore office is to be headed by Scott Mitchell,...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Interest Tax Relief must be reinstated - agency boss speaks out

The chief executive of Winkworth estate agency chain says this week’s Autumn Statement must see the reinstatement of Mortgage Interest Tax...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Single First-Time Buyers cannot afford 75% of homes using Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

Rightmove claims that single first-time buyers on an average salary and with a 5.0 per cent deposit could not afford three-quarters...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Guarantee Extension in package of first time buyer help

A range informal media briefings on behalf of the UK government suggest that an extension of the current mortgage guarantee scheme...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Carry on Partying! High mortgage costs fail to deter good-time Londoners

A consumer platform claims almost half of Londoners’ income goes on their mortgage or rent, with a third saying they pay...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability to be hit by council mayhem - claim

Brokers are warning that dramatic council ‘effective bankruptcies’ will increase local residents’ tax bills and so hurt mortgage affordability. This follows the...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Damage - huge regional variations to housing market

The impact of higher interest rates isn’t felt equally across the country, according to data from the Halifax. Despite recording one of...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers angry at lenders’ “brutal” buy to let arrangement fees

Brokers are up in arms about alleged profiteering by buy to let mortgage lenders’ arrangement fees. These jumped last autumn as a...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Mayhem Subsiding - Low Level Of Worry Amongst Borrowers

A survey by property portal OnTheMarket suggests that only six per cent of home movers are concerned in any way about...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Ban The Scams! Consultation requires broker input

Plans to ban cold calls for financial products are the subject of a consultation marking the next step in delivering the...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker Searches reveal increasing difficulties for borrowers

The latest monthly criteria index from Knowledge Bank highlights the pressing financial difficulties for many in the UK - and with...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Leading lender partners with one of ’big three’ property portals

Property portal OnTheMarket - the third major portal, behind clear market leaders Rightmove and Zoopla - has launched OnTheMarket Money, a...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

They’re Back - Nationwide returns to 95% lending on flats

Nationwide Building Society has returned to lending at 95 per cent loan to value on non-new build flats. The society reduced its...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Will There Be A Housing Crash?

Mortgage lenders and brokers have rarely had a higher profile than right now, when they are seen as key to the...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

SHW adds two new partners to its South East-based team

SHW has announced that it has promoted two of its Directors to Partner level, taking its Partner total to 25. Gemma Quinn...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Lenders offer brokers some specialist learning to help clients

With many borrowers under the cosh because of the cost of living crisis, lenders are offering brokers a chance to learn...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market will see a new normal, says Capricorn

Capricorn Financial Consultancy has released its market expectations for 2023, predicting that the UK mortgage market will have to acclimatise to...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

London neighbourhoods with house prices up to 65% more

Benham and Reeves claim that London’s most up and coming neighbourhoods have seen price increases up to 64.5%. House price increases of up...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - rental demand drops as much as -29%

Estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, revealed that tenant demand has started to depreciate across the rental market. The new research is based...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Demand for new-build homes overshadow existing homes

Although the property market is starting to slow, Stripe Property Group claims demand for new-build homes are taking the lead. In an analysis of...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

The cost of homeownership rises to £76,000 in first year

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, claims that after purchasing a property the average homebuyer pays £76,000 during the initial year. In some...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - how will the cost of living crisis impact rental values?

A new market analysis from Ocasa, the specialist rental platform, warns that the average rent bill could reach as much as...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising Costs - buy-to-lets cost up to 7.7% more on average

Mortgage experts, Revolution Brokers, claim that landlords hoping to reduce void periods by investing in a buy-to-let within high-demand areas will pay...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

The Rise of BTL - Portfolio rental returns increase by 18%

Specialist rental platform, Ocasa, recently shared new findings about rental incomes landlords have received over the past year. According to the analysis, the...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Spooky season - Haunted houses sell for as much as £227,000 less

While Halloween may be the time of year when homeowners want to shout about their haunted house, the latest research by...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Stock Levels - England’s Private Rented Sector housing stock to exceed 5 million homes

Specialist rental platform, Ocasa, claims that England’s Private Rented Sector (PRS) could surpass 5 million homes by 2025.  Over the past decade,...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Market Sentiment - Homebuyer and sellers undeterred despite uncertain market

A recent survey by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, reveals the current homebuyer and seller sentiment. Many participants revealed feelings that...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Corner plot properties boost property values by as much as 81%

When it comes to boosting the value of properties, property features can make a major difference. Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed that...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Unlatch empowers UK's fastest-selling property development

New homes PropTech platform, Unlatch, has recently been appointed as a partner to Third.i Group, the Australian-founded developer now dominating the...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - £3bn worth of new homes sold in 2022

The new homes sales progression and aftercare platform, Unlatch, reveals that Great Britain’s new-build housing market is worth almost £3 billion. In accordance...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Foreign homebuyers benefit from a weak pound

Foreign buyers from the United States have been benefitting from a weakening pound to the greatest extent, the latest research by...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - London’s most expensive postcode districts

Mortgage broker, Henry Dannell, recently conducted a market analysis which reveals the most expensive postcode districts in London. As England's capital city, it...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Declining prices – property values have fallen up to £13,000 a month in these areas

The latest research from property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, revealed that some areas in England have seen up to £183,266 wiped off the...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

The mortgage sector accounts for 71% of the £250bn worth of property sold

According to the latest research by Revolution Brokers, £251 billion worth of properties have sold across England. The mortgage sector accounts...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Council performance report - The best and worst of social housing delivery up across London

Benham and Reeves, London lettings and estate agent, has revealed its latest research which discloses which London councils have put in...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

New build negotiations – buyers purchasing new homes ask for 14% off

In a recent market analysis conducted by Unlatch it was discovered that new-build homes sell for 14% less than their original asking price. These...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Slow to sell property locations across England

Property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, reveals that properties which are slow to sell by analysing all homes that have remained on the...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Homesellers reducing by £150k for a cash-buyer

In the tough current economy, British homebuyers will cut their asking price expectations by as much as £150,000 to attract a...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property values in England predicted to rise by £14,000

London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, claim that before the end of 2022, house prices will increase by an...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Inflation reduces rate of house price growth by 100% for the average seller

Inflation has been a hot topic and research from London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed just what...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Maintenance costs – one fifth of rental earnings spent on property upkeep

Rental property maintenance is essential to keep the home in good condition. Setting aside time for inspections, upgrades, and repairs to...

30 August 2022

From: Breaking News

On the move - where have we relocated during the pandemic?

Estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, recently analysed property sales volumes from the start of the pandemic in January 2020 until...

23 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Residential development accounts for 1% of total land area

A recent study by Unlatch, the new homes sales progression and aftercare platform for developers and households, has disclosed which local...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Want to set up camp in the Capital? Here's how to fund a prime London property

If you’ve ever been to the capital, then you’ll know that there are plenty of high-end homes, some for sale or...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Homesellers reducing by £75,000 to secure a buyer as market cools

The pandemic property market boom is causing many homesellers to enter the market with a little too much enthusiasm when pricing...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

X marks the spot! London’s most active property market postcodes

Despite the London market trailing the rest of the UK where the pandemic house price boom is concerned, research from London...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - new-build homes increase by 22.1%

According to a new analysis by Warwick Estates new build house prices have substantially risen over the past 12 months. The construction...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Boost values – floor plans increase rents up to 26% monthly

Giraffe 360 have discovered that, when marketing a rental property, adding a floor plan to the listing can significantly boost the rental...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the most popular property features and property types

Warwick Estates recently revealed the most in-demand property features and properties in the UK. Knowledge about buyer preferences can be used...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Foreign buyers have £90.7bn worth of properties in England and Wales

New findings by lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves show the highest value of homes owned by overseas buyers. An analysis...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – new hires to boost the mortgage sector

An expert mortgage provider has grown its London team with the appointment of a new compliance manager. largemortgageloans.com (LML), a provider of...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Seller's Paradise: London leads the charge for biggest sold value boosts

While it seems like sold prices across England and Wales have slipped by -1.1% in the last year when compared to...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

On The Loose! The impact of a rogue tenant on letting agents

It’s no secret that rogue tenants lead to significant financial losses, and is felt in bulk by the landlord, yet research...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall through mayhem – transaction times delayed by final legal stages

The pandemic property market boom and resulting market backlog continue to impact the property transaction timeline, with the average time to...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property premiums neighbouring London parks as high as 144%

Research from Benham and Reeves, a lettings and estate agent based in London, shows that despite homebuyers having to pay 50% over...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents increase up to 30% since pre-pandemic

New research by rental platform, Rentd, shows the average price of rents continued to climb in England since the start of the...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a month of firsts in the mortgage sphere

This week’s mortgage roundup involves a month of firsts and milestones, with Proportunity and BuildLoan launching UK-first products for buyers. Meanwhile,...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Bounce back – London property market begins to climb

London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that homebuyer demand in the prime London property market has climbed on both...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Unoccupied Homes - £194.3bn worth of vacant homes sat empty

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, reports that vacant homes across England are valued at £194.3 billion in the current market. By analysing...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Need for speed – one in five homes sell within 14 days

Limited housing stock is seeing one in 10 homes (11%) get snapped up within 14 days of entering the market –...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Tennis comes to town: almost non-existent short-term let availability

The annual Wimbledon tournament has kicked off, with many travelling far and wide, however, recent research by London rental platform, Rentd,...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Only 2% of property transactions are auctions

Despite being the quicker method of selling a home, property auctions are one of the least preferred methods for home sellers...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

London is leading the rental market revolution

Property maintenance solution provider, Help me Fix, claim that London is still a dominant force in the build-to-rent market. Since the Covid-19, pandemic market...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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