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KEYWORD "Properties" - 212 RESULTS
New-build homebuyer activity set to spike amidst busiest time of the year

The level of new-build properties being sold has picked up as we approach the end of the year, while sales across...

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance lends £716k re-bridge for development opportunity

Paragon’s ‘Commercial Lending’ division provided 100% funding for a customer to acquire a development site with planning permission. The case – which...

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon launches buy-to-let discounted variable rate mortgages

Paragon has launched a new range of buy-to-let purchase and remortgage products for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords. The discounted rates for two...

19 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Time to sell across the UK hits three-year high

The time it takes to sell a home across UK cities has hit a three-year high, according to Zoopla. Its September UK...

31 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby offers retirement interest-only discount

Intermediaries can now access a discount for term retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage from Hinckley & Rugby. The building society is offering its...

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Market competition is ‘keeping home insurance prices in check’

Average bills for home insurance are up just 2.1% in a year, with a competitive marketplace keeping up with the UK’s...

29 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Many UK homeowners don’t have home insurance

Nearly a quarter of UK homes have no home insurance, according to Assurant Intermediary. The insurance company says advisers play a vital...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage advisers spot increase in interest-only business

Interest-only mortgages comprised 20% of new business introduced in Q2 2019, down from 28% is Q2 2007 but significantly higher than...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

BrokerSense launches buy-to-let mortgage calculator

The UK’s first buy-to-let mortgage calculator of its kind has officially been launched by BrokerSense, the provider of specialist mortgage calculators...

07 August 2019

From: Breaking News

New Dudley BS scheme to tackle HTB and shared ownership

Dudley Building Society is giving customers the chance to consolidate their mortgage and rental payments from a shared ownership or Help...

07 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance launches five-year mortgage for property investors

Bridging and development finance lender Roma Finance has launched a five-year mortgage to allow investors to purchase or refinance investment property. Through...

02 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon turns up the heat with buy-to-let boost for summer

Paragon is boosting its buy-to-let mortgage range this summer, with a combination of lower interest rates, no upfront fees and £350...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Landbay reduces rates and fees in full-suite product refresh

Specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has announced a product refresh, which will expand and enhance more than thirty products for professional landlords. The...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Average Bank of Mum and Dad mortgage contribution rises by £6,000

The Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) is currently spending an average of £6,000 more than in 2018 to help loved...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon expands product range with short-term funding for landlords

Paragon is expanding its specialist buy-to-let mortgage range with new short-term finance products for property acquisition and refurbishment. The products are designed...

16 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley offers exclusive retirement interest only mortgage through L&G

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a Retirement Interest Only (RIO) mortgage exclusively through Legal & General Mortgage Club. Members of...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon refreshes buy-to-let mortgage range

Paragon has updated its buy-to-let mortgage products for spring 2019. The restored range includes a choice of two and five-year fixed rate...

23 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Nearly 200,000 annual movers are ‘last-time buyers’, IMLA reports

Over-55s now make up nearly 200,000 owner occupier housing transactions in England each year, according to the latest study from the...

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank notes shift in broker searches

There has been a shift in broker searches regarding equity release, while searches for lenders that allow houses of multiple occupation...

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Is Help to Buy dying? London sales fall by 64%

The number of properties available in London under Help to Buy (HTB) has declined by 64% since 2017, according to modular...

22 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Landbay partners with MCI Club

Buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has announced a new partnership with The Mortgage Compliance & Insurance Club (MCI Club). The partnership will provide...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook helps investor with £3.35m refinance on nine HMOs

Shawbrook Bank and the newest addition to its ‘Strategic Partner’ panel, Sirius Property Finance, helped an experienced investor to remortgage nine...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Newbury Building Society launches retirement interest-only mortgage

Newbury Building Society has launched its first retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage to support borrowers in their later life. Applicants must be a...

25 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Computershare launches buy-to-let lender Zephyr Homeloans

Computershare Loan Services has launched Zephyr Homeloans, a dedicated buy-to-let lender that provides a range of mortgage products for portfolio landlords...

24 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby launches BTL mortgages for limited companies

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages for limited companies that are exclusively available through the specialist mortgage...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers push through summer property transactions

The proportion of sales made to first-time buyers rose by five percentage points to 29% in June, the highest figure recorded...

09 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lender launches short-term loans to landlords using AirBnB

The Tipton & Coseley Building Society is now accepting applications for second homes and holiday lets. The launch enables borrowers to rent...

20 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Summer sales on the up in UK property market

The national month-on-month figures for new listings ‘for sale’ reached 9.4%, while the amount of properties sold sat at 6.2% in...

10 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Supply up in May as sellers prepared for summer slowdown

The proportion of homeowners selling up increased in May, as sellers tried to secure offers before the housing market’s typical summer...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Specialist lender launches limited edition buy-to-let range

A new 5-year fixed-rate buy-to-let range with reduced rates and product fees to support brokers and customers has been launched by...

21 June 2018

From: Breaking News

95% LTV Second Charge Mortgages, NO ERC’s and Fixed Rates starting from 3.65%

Historically second charge mortgages or secured loans as they are also known were seen as a last chance option for a...

13 June 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords favour limited company status for new BTL purchases

Nearly two out of five (38%) landlords will use limited companies to buy properties over the next year compared to 28%...

13 June 2018

From: Breaking News

One low rate

Lenders must say what they mean and mean what they say! And that includes not offering a silly low monthly rate...

17 May 2018

From: Sponsored Content

e.surv launches remote valuation service

The UK surveying provider and property risk service, e.Surv Chartered Surveyors, has launched a remote valuation service. Set to offer mortgage lenders...

16 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Paragon launches new BTL range for portfolio landlords

Paragon has launched a new range of limited edition buy-to-let mortgage products for landlords who have four or more mortgaged properties. Landlords...

16 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby and MAB offer exclusive Help to Buy loan product

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society and Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) have launched an exclusive product for homeowners who want to pay...

29 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans launches new criteria on BTL portfolios

Specialist mortgage lender for intermediaries Vida Homeloans has announced improved criteria following its full market launch just over a year ago. Vida...

20 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Completion rates in first-time buyer mortgage applications rose in 2017

The majority (74%) of mortgage applications via intermediaries for first-time buyers resulted in a completion during Q4 2017, according to the...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

January a ‘solid month’, say market figures

A slow but steady start was recorded at the beginning of 2018, in line with numerous industry predictions on how the...

06 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Over half a million households at risk of negative equity

Half a million households would be at risk of negative equity if there was a drop in the average UK house...

15 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Expat Packager partners with Marsden to bring competitive mortgage products

A new wave of residential products is being introduced to help mortgage brokers secure the best solution for their clients. Following the...

15 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Paragon extends buy-to-let range and launches new app

Paragon has launched a new CaseTracker app and extended its range of portfolio and non-portfolio buy-to-let mortgage products for the new...

16 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Furness enhances its criteria for UK brokers

After listening to feedback from brokers, Furness Building Society has increased the maximum LTV in Scotland to 95% on standard residential...

09 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans bolsters portfolio limits to £3m

The borrowing limits on Foundation Home Loans’ buy to let range has increased from £2 million to £3 million. There is no...

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

British owners are buying new property before selling existing homes

One in five British homeowners purchased a property prior to selling their existing home, a new study conducted by CoverBuilder has...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

UK BTL mortgages increasingly popular for expats

The number of expats looking for buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages to buy property in the UK has soared over the past year,...

31 October 2017

From: Breaking News

M&S Bank to launch new mortgage range

In light of its fifth anniversary as a bank and current account provider, M&S Bank has announced its first mortgage range...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals the scope of the Bank of Mum and Dad

Six in ten parents can afford to financially support their children to buy their first home, while only 5% can pay...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord advises brokers on avoiding house sales delays

Advice has surfaced from Accord Mortgages on how brokers can reduce house sales delays caused by property valuation set-backs during autumn. Recently,...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon combines product ranges in line with new site

Paragon has made its buy-to-let mortgage products more accessible for intermediaries following the merging of the Mortgage Trust and Paragon Mortgages...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Yorkshire Building Society set to offer exclusive mortgages to FTBs

Yorkshire Building Society is launching a range of two-year mortgages to help first-time buyers (FTBs) take their first steps on the...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest and NACFB to launch first Broker Property Development Course

Property lender, LendInvest, has launched the first LendInvest Broker Property Development Course in partnership with the National Association of Commercial Finance...

02 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Level 4 mortgage exam qualifiers reaches 1,000-mark

Approximately 1,000 advisers have now passed the RQF Level 4 certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice, according to The Society of Mortgage...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

The Mortgage Hut launches new bridging and commercial finance arm

The Mortgage Hut is aiming to meet growing customer demand for complex property loans by launching a new bridging and commercial...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

PRA changes enable brokers to offer more guidance to BTL landlords

The imminent Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) changes grant brokers and advisors more opportunity to provide guidance for buy-to-let landlords who are struggling...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

The Northview Group announces changes to portfolio BTL propositions

The Northview Group has announced changes to its portfolio buy-to-let lending criteria for both Kensington and New Street Mortgages. The changes come...

18 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Half of BTL brokers still unware of upcoming PRA changes

Half of BTL brokers still unware of upcoming PRA changes Just over half (54%) of brokers believe that they fully understand what...

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

OneSavings Bank outlines plans for PRA portfolio landlord changes

OneSavings Bank (OSB) has announced its new lending criteria for portfolio landlords to help brokers prepare for the PRA Phase 2...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Gifted deposits fall for both first-time buyers and investors

The number of first-time buyers and buyers of investment properties has fallen in the last two years, My Home Move say. First-time...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK household wealth rises to over £10 trillion

Research from Lloyds Bank Private Banking shows that the total household wealth in the UK reached an estimated £10.5 trillion in...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

TMA launches ‘BTL Hub’ ahead of September PRA changes

TMA has launched a website to support advisers ahead of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) changes coming into action on September...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust Capital announces PRA Phase 2 changes

Castle Trust Capital has announced the implementation of its PRA Phase 2 changes, which require a specialist approach to underwriting for...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

It’s cheaper to buy than rent, says local mortgage adviser

Research from Mortgage Advice Bureau Swindon has found that it is cheaper for Swindon tenants to purchase a new property than...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord announces changes to portfolio landlord criteria

Accord Buy to Let has announced details of its lending criteria for portfolio landlords, set to come into effect on 30...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans improves first time landlord product range

Specialist mortgage lender, Foundation Home Loans, has reformed its buy-to-let range with new first-time landlord products. New five-year fixed rate options will...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

March housing supply at lowest point since records began

The number of properties available to buy through estate agents in March was the lowest level recorded for the third month...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Average landlord LTVs continue to fall, reports Paragon

Gearing amongst landlords remained low in the first quarter of the year, according to Paragon Mortgages, with the average loan-to-value (LTV)...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Eleven buyers chasing every property, say estate agents

As the supply/demand imbalance continues there is an average of 11 prospective buyers chasing every property for sale, according to NAEA...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans reduces buy-to-let rates and fees

Specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has this week announced a fresh wave of updates to its buy-to-let mortgage range.  The firm has...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Online lender launches refurbishment product for property investors

Online mortgage lender LendInvest has launched a new refurbishment finance product.  The finance solution is aimed at property investors who want to...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let borrowing hit by high house prices and tougher lending criteria

Average buy-to-let loans and deposits increased in 2016, new research from The Mortgage Broker Ltd has revealed. This came as a result...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital Mortgage range expanded by Atom Bank

The UK’s first bank built exclusively for mobile customers has extended its Digital Mortgage range, with 80% LTV and 85% LTV...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Special bridging rate launched by Roma Finance

Bridging finance lender Roma Finance is launching a special 0.75% bridging rate until Valentine's Day. The firm has announced a special time-bound...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Professionals holding Level 4 certificates on the rise

Some five hundred mortgage professionals have completed the Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice since its launch two years ago,...

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Together lowers buy-to-let rates

Rates on first charge buy-to-let mortgages have been reduced by mortgage lender Together. This takes them below 7%, with LTVs of...

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Edward Trustworth, My Tenanted Property - Founder

Who are you? Edward Trustworth, 23 What does it say on your business card? Founder, MyTenantedProperty.com What does the business do and what are you...

24 August 2016

From: 60 Second Interview

The fall in ownership – it’s about affordability rather than the cost of mortgages

Data published this week by the Resolution Foundation confirms the continuation of the downward trend in home ownership in the UK.  Since 2003...

04 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Shared ownership calculator enables buyers to 'stress test' their loans

A new mortgage calculator is to allow prospective buyers considering shared ownership to work out the total cost of purchasing a...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Green research project calls on householders to complete its survey

A green mortgage research project called LENDERS is asking all householders in the UK for their help in completing a survey...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon updates buy-to-let range

Paragon Mortgages has updated its buy-to-let product range for professional landlords and unveiled six new products. The range includes two-year fixed rate products...

02 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let sell-off begins

Buy-to-let investors have started selling off properties as Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown begins to bite. Demand is also likely to fall...

01 June 2016

From: Breaking News

London is even more expensive than you think

The average London property may come with an eye-watering price tag of £550,000 but the real cost of buying is even...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Now Newcastle tightens buy-to-let criteria

Newcastle Intermediaries has become the latest lender to announce it is raising its stress test levels for buy-to-let mortgages. It is increasing...

24 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surge turns nasty for first-time buyers

The surge in buy-to-let transactions in the run-up to the stamp duty surcharge on 1 April has left first-time buyers facing...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage crackdown ‘disregards renters’

Government-backed plans to impose new restrictions on the availability of buy-to-let mortgages are likely to be bad news for tenants. That is...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Pressure on new mayor to resolve London’s housing crisis

New data showing a sharp decline in property affordability in the UK capital will put pressure on the new London mayor...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply of rental stock nose-dives

The supply of rental properties plunged in the run-up to the new stamp duty surcharge on 1 April and further falls are...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply soars as buy-to-let investors exit

The number of properties for sale jumped by more than half in March as buy-to-let investors exited the market. Demand fell at the...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let demand collapses as tax changes bite

Interest in purchasing buy-to-let properties has collapsed as new tax changes start to bite. The number of people planning to buy a...

13 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty deadline drives surge in rental properties

The number of rental properties spiked by more than 20% in the final week before the stamp duty surcharge was introduced, new figures...

07 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon loosens limited company buy-to-let rules

Paragon Mortgages has updated its lending criteria for limited company landlords in the wake of recent Government announcements on tax relief...

05 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords flock to limited company mortgages

More than two out of five landlords are either moving or considering moving their buy-to-let portfolios into corporate structures ahead of...

04 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let crackdown deters just one in seven

The joint crackdown on buy-to-let by Chancellor George Osborne and the Bank of England is deterring just 14% of landlords from...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Kensington goes paperless

Kensington has moved to paperless application processing as part of a wider shake-up aimed at making it easier for intermediaries to...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Fears grow over latest buy-to-let clampdown

Mortgage brokers and property experts are warning that the latest attempt to dampen the buy-to-let market could backfire. The Bank of England...

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors “storm housing market”

Buy-to-let investors are said to be "storming the housing market" as estate agents report an increase in the numbers trying to...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty hike to put brakes on buy-to-let

Chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge will push up buy-to-let rental costs and trigger a decline in the supply of...

24 March 2016

From: Breaking News

CML warns against further buy-to-let changes

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has warned against further intervention in the buy-to-let market as the forthcoming tax crackdown looks...

22 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let gets Budget kick in the teeth

Chancellor George Osborne's eighth Budget delivered another blow to buy-to-let investors by excluding property from cuts to capital gains tax (CGT) rates. Investors...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Large investors sucked into stamp duty surcharge

Chancellor George Osborne surprised many in the property industry by confirming that larger buy-to-let investors must pay the new 3% stamp duty...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Average monthly London rent tops £1,500

The cost of the average private tenancy in Greater London is now £1,521 a month, double the £744 average for the...

16 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon refreshes buy-to-let range

Paragon Mortgages has refreshed its range of buy-to-let products catering for individual landlords and limited companies. Its full product range includes trackers...

16 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Bridgebank Capital Group launches new short-term loan product

The Bridgebank Capital Group has launched a new commercial investment product, focused on enhancing the value of commercial property through the...

15 March 2016

From: Sponsored Content

Buy-to-let tax hike revives prime London

April's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge on investors has brought the prime central London property market back from the dead. Property demand has...

08 March 2016

From: Breaking News

House price surge set to slow

Two new sets of figures show house prices continue to power upwards but property experts warn a slowdown could be in sight. The...

04 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply plunges amid  swarm of buy-to-let investors

The supply of available housing has plunged to a new low while demand from buyers has surged in recent weeks. Housing supply...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Now only wealthy first-timers can afford to buy

New evidence suggests that only high-earning first-time buyers are able to afford their first properties, leaving the rest behind. The gap between...

01 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Is this the last hurrah for the housing market?

House prices leapt by 2.5% in January to mark the biggest monthly upswing for 14 years, Land Registry figures show. The average...

29 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let supply starts to shrink

The supply of rental properties has fallen to its lowest level for a year and experts warn the Chancellor's tax crackdown...

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let: the love affair continues

The "love affair" between retirees and their buy-to-let properties is as strong as ever despite upcoming tax changes, new data suggests. The...

25 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Call to scrap stamp duty hike for parents helping children

Tax experts have urged the Government to scrap the stamp duty surcharge for parents helping their children become first-time buyers. Chancellor George...

24 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market starts 2016 with a bang

The mortgage market has started 2016 "with a bang" as gross mortgage lending rose 21% year-on-year. Lending hit £17.9 billion in January,...

19 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let clampdown deters investors

New research suggests that the Government's clampdown on buy-to-let is scaring off investors. Almost one in 10 UK adults say they have...

19 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Property millionaires set to triple

The number of million pound properties in the UK will more than triple by 2030, new research suggests By that date, one...

18 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Will today's buy-to-let boom end in tears?

Property agencies report a surge in demand for London buy-to-let property ahead of the looming surcharge on stamp duty. But some fear...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

The wheels are coming off buy-to-let

Mortgage brokers have suggested that the wheels may be coming off the buy-to-let bandwagon after new figures showed lending to landlords...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Flood checks set to be standard for property purchases

With the scale of devastation from flooding witnessed recently, anxiety about purchasing a property in a flood risk area is heightened....

16 February 2016

From: Sponsored Content

High price of missing stamp duty deadline

Time is running out to escape the stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let properties and second homes and the cost of failure is...

16 February 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices leap over £8,000 in a month

The price of property coming to market has leapt by 2.90% this month pushing the average asking price to within a...

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty changes save movers £4,500

Chancellor George Osborne's stamp duty changes saved homemovers more than £4,500 on average last year, new figures show. The Chancellor cut stamp...

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let flood drives prices higher

The flood of buy-to-let investors looking to beat the forthcoming 3% surcharge on stamp duty is driving house prices even higher...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reforms cost Treasury £620m

Chancellor George Osborne's stamp duty reforms are proving expensive for the Treasury wiping £620 million off its revenues last year, new figures...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

London buyers rush to beat stamp duty hike

Demand for property in London continues to soar as buyers rush to beat April's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge on investment properties. Both new buyer registrations...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Bridgebank Capital completes £10.95m loan

Quantum by Bridgebank Capital has completed a £10.95 million short term loan advance against a portfolio of prime London properties, part...

05 February 2016

From: Sponsored Content

Housing supply collapses by half in 10 years

The supply of available housing has almost halved in 10 years while the number of buyers has steadily risen. This growing imbalance between...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let: the storm is coming

The housing market is facing a buy-to-let "storm" as investors rush to buy property before the stamp duty surcharge comes into...

26 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Fleet boasts £1.2bn of business in first year

Buy-to-let lender Fleet Mortgages said that £1.2 billion of business has flowed through its system in its first year of lending. The...

26 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending jumps 8% in 2015 to £220bn

Gross mortgage lending jumped 8% in 2015 to hit a better-than-forecast total of £220.3 billion. Lending in December totalled £19.9 billion, up 23% on...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surcharge boosts housing demand

Chancellor George Osborne's looming stamp duty surcharge is driving housing demand as buy-to-let investors rush to beat the tax hike. The latest RICS UK Residential...

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply crunch hits  mortgage lending

The shortage of properties for sale has hit house purchase approvals which fell more than 3% in December. There were 68,218 house purchase...

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Intermediary confidence hits record high

Market confidence among intermediaries is at a record high due to rising prices, strong remortgage demand and healthy lender funding. The only...

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

2016 gets off to a flyer

The property market has made a bright start to 2016 with the average home coming to market priced £1,500 higher than...

18 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Construction dip worsens housing shortage

Construction industry output fell by 0.5% in November to put even greater pressure on the UK housing market. The shortage of properties...

18 January 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices jump £1,500 every month

House prices in England and Wales have risen by nearly £18,000 in the last year, an average rise of nearly £1,500...

14 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Surge in limited company buy-to-let loans

The number of investors purchasing buy-to-let properties through a limited company rose sharply in the final quarter of 2015, new figures...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Great buy-to-let sell-off begins

Buy-to-let landlords could sell off hundreds of thousands of investment properties over the next five years in response to Chancellor George Osborne's tax...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Leeds improves buy-to-let mortgage range

Leeds Building Society has launched a new range of buy-to-let mortgages with cashback for existing borrowers. Existing borrowers wanting to add to...

24 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty hike hits prime London but fringes boom

Higher stamp duty on £1 million plus properties has hit growth in prime central London and pushed it to the fringes...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

London prices soar £50,000 in a year

House price inflation in UK cities hit 10% in 2015 led by London, where the average property jumped 13.3% to £52,900. Buyers need...

21 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Paragon launches buy-to-let “winter range”

Paragon Mortgages is targeting professional landlords with its new "winter range" of buy-to-let mortgages. The range includes 22 new products designed for...

15 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Strong December growth points to buoyant 2016

The housing market is set for its strongest December since 2006 and next year should be equally buoyant, according to Rightmove. Asking...

14 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Basel Committee joins assault on buy-to-let

Buy-to-let is in the line of fire again with reports that officials at the Basel Committee are looking to get tough on...

11 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reforms save buyers £4,500 each

The typical home buyer approximately £4,500 better-off due to last year’s stamp duty changes. Chancellor George Osborne reformed the “slab system” of...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords rush to set up limited companies

Buy-to-let investors are rushing to set up limited companies to avoid Chancellor George Osborne’s forthcoming tax crackdown. Investors are trying to escape the...

07 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Prime London prices grind to a halt

House price growth in prime central London is grinding to a halt as higher stamp duty on expensive properties hits growth. Annual growth...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Bank of England launches attack on buy-to-let

Chancellor George Osborne isn't alone in launching an attack on buy-to-let, Bank of England governor Mark Carney is also muscling in on the act. Carney...

02 December 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer sales soar to six-year high

House sales to first time buyers accounted for nearly a third of total sales in October, the highest proportion since August...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Property market surges as London hits double digits

New Land Registry figures showed house prices in England and Wales rising a healthy 5.6% in the year to October, taking...

30 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers blast “aggressive attack” on buy-to-let

Mortgage brokers have attacked the Chancellor’s "truly aggressive attack" on buy-to-let in his Autumn Statement and Spending Review yesterday. George Osborne punished...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax will trigger buying spree

Chancellor George Osborne's assault on the buy-to-let market yesterday could trigger a short-term “spree” as landlords rush to buy property before...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Cautious welcome for London Help to Buy

The Chancellor's pledge to build 400,000 new homes and support young buyers in London have been welcomed by the property industry but...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords targeting cheaper properties

Buy-to-let landlords are increasingly searching for lower-priced properties in a bid to secure higher yields, new research suggests. Seven in 10 landlords...

25 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents surge ahead of inflation

The UK may be in deflation but this has had little impact on buy-to-let rents which leapt by 4.7% over the...

23 November 2015

From: Breaking News

New surge in limited company buy-to-lets

There has been a "surge" in the number of buy-to-let investors considering moving their properties into limited company structures. Brokers are looking to reduce...

19 November 2015

From: Breaking News

British buyers drive prime London sales

British buyers are "emboldened" in the London property market and now account for nearly eight out of 10 new sales. Overseas buyers account...

19 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Prime central London house prices rise 20%

Investment demand has picked up in prime central London after recent reports of a property slowdown in the capital. Newly-released third-quarter Land...

17 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax rates harsh even before new crackdown

New figures show that the UK tax rate on buy-to-let investments is already higher than in many other countries, even before Chancellor George...

16 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Arrears fall again but brokers warn against complacency

Mortgage arrears and repossessions hit a new low in the third quarter but brokers have warned against borrower complacency. They fear borrowers...

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Availability of homes hits four-year low

A fall in the number of affordable homes being put up for sale has driven overall property availability in the UK...

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Supply crisis eases as stock levels rise again

The number of new properties coming onto the market across the UK increased for the second consecutive month in October. Online estate...

11 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords snap up a million homes

Buy-to-let landlords have driven a massive shift in the property market that has taken a million homes out of residential ownership...

09 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty overhaul under attack

Chancellor George Osborne is under attack by critics who claim his recent stamp duty overhaul which has hit property sales and slashed revenues from...

09 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Adam Tyler Blog: Plans from the Opposition

Landlords seem to be under attack from all sides of the political divide, as Chancellor George Osborne buy-to-let tax crackdown proceeds...

02 November 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

First-time buyers fight back in September

First-time buyers accounted for 29% of total sales in September, a rise of 45% compared to August. The National Association of Estate...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Prime central London bubble bursts

The prime central London property bubble appears to have burst as demand falls and a surge of new stock saturates the market. Demand...

19 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let drives out first-time buyers

Record high demand for first-time buyer properties has pushed prices up by nearly 10% in the year. Although property prices generally have...

19 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Four jailed in £300m mortgage scam

A businessman who masterminded one of the UK’s biggest mortgage scams has been jailed for five-and-a-half years. David Purdie, 57, appeared to...

19 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in buy-to-let scams

Landlords have been warned of a sharp rise in sub-letting scams as sky-high demand for property gives unscrupulous tenants the opportunity to...

06 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reforms hamper prime London market

Changes to the stamp duty system introduced at the end of last year have led to a slowdown in sales of...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Range of buy-to-let mortgages leaps to new record

The number of home loans being marketed to landlords has reached a new high, research has revealed. The latest Complex Buy to...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Three-bed rentals enjoy fastest growth

Three-bedroom properties have seen the fastest growth for rents after rising 4.6% in the last year. London computer hotspots like Windsor and...

25 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Rising yields and strong demand keep buy-to-let buoyant

The buy-to-let rental market remains in good health with low void periods, climbing yields and robust tenant demand. Paragon Mortgages’ latest private rented...

24 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents in summer slump

The number of landlords increasing rents for tenants fell in August, the first drop this year, new figures show. Only one in three...

22 September 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices at new high in record September

The price of property coming onto the market has hit a new high after the biggest September rise for 13 years. New...

21 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let to boom as landlords defy tax threat

Nearly one in five landlords plan to buy more buy-to-let properties despite the looming threat of Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown. New...

17 September 2015

From: Breaking News

NatWest unveils new buy-to-let criteria

NatWest Intermediary Solutions is changing its buy-to-let criteria to significantly widen the appeal of its mortgages to brokers and their customers. NatWest has been...

11 September 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices rise 9% as shortages bite

UK house prices rose 9% in the past year after a strong summer that saw prices leap 3% between June and August,...

11 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Homes shortage thwarts downsizers

One in five older people are considering downsizing but are being put off by a lack of homes and the cost...

07 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Over-55s plan buy-to-let property splurge

The over-55s are set to go on a property buying spree, new research suggests. More than a third of homeowners over the age...

03 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Tax crackdown forces buy-to-let landlords out of business

One in five landlords say they will be forced out of business in the next two years by Chancellor George Osborne's...

02 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let will become loss-making when rates rise

Landlords with standard buy-to-let properties will lose money when interest rates start rising, new research shows. This would be a double blow...

01 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Homes for sale hits five-year high

The number of homes coming onto the UK property market has surged to its highest level since 2010, new figures show. Nearly...

26 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing demand soars to 11-year high

The number of house hunters in July hit the highest level in almost 11 years after leaping 5% in a month. The supply of available...

25 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Transactions flat despite price rises

Residential property transactions fell by 4% between June and July, according to new figures from HM Revenue & Customs. July's seasonally-adjusted figures...

24 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords selling up to escape tax crackdown

Buy-to-let landlords are gearing up to offload their properties after waking up to the impact of Chancellor George Osborne's recent tax...

24 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords face “severe” profits shock

Buy-to-let landlords face a "severe dent" in post-tax profits following Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown. Individual landlords will face extra tax bills of £2,000...

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Young investors keen to crash the buy-to-let party

As many as four million 18-39 year olds are actively trying to purchase a buy-to-let property to cash in on the...

17 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Latest drop in repossessions masks hidden threat

Repossession rates have fallen to another new low but brokers warn that will quickly reverse when interest rates finally start rising. Repossessions...

14 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Central London property market suffers sharp slump

Two new sets of figures show the prime London property market has slumped in recent months after years of surging ahead. Analysis...

13 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Leeds BS updates buy-to-let criteria

Leeds Building Society is changing its buy-to-let criteria to increase the maximum number of properties per borrower. The society has increased the...

12 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reform sinks prime London sales

Property sales in prime central London property sales have been hit by stamp duty reforms with no sign of an immediate recovery. In...

04 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Limited company mortgages beat buy-to-let tax crackdown

More than 100 mortgages are available for landlords who buy properties through a limited company, allowing them to retain current levels...

03 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Rents rises outstrip inflation, official figures show

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by...

03 August 2015

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First-time buyers numbers plunge again

The number of first-time buyers plunged more than 27% in the year to June, with no sign of a post-election bounce. There...

31 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Bank of England to unleash fresh buy-to-let crackdown

The Bank of England could be handed new powers to restrict buy-to-let lending and curb the property boom. Chancellor George Osborne is...

22 July 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices to rise at triple forecasted speed

While the London housing market drove UK growth in 2014, the capital should underperform the rest of the country this year,...

22 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Supply crunch pushes average price towards £300,000

A sharp drop in new property supply is forcing house prices ever higher with the average asking price now just a...

20 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Inheritance tax change ‘threatens supply’

Government plans to raise the inheritance tax (IHT) allowance could inflate the housing market by putting greater restrictions on the supply...

09 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords hit by Budget tax crackdown

Buy-to-let landlords could lose thousands of pounds a year after Chancellor George Osborne limited tax relief on mortgage interest payments yesterday's Budget. From...

09 July 2015

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Paragon introduces new buy-to-let range

Mortgage lender Paragon has announced details of a new range of loans aimed at professional landlords. A new brace of three-year fixed-rate...

08 July 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices benefit from Olympic effect

Prices of properties near the main site of the 2012 London Olympics are increasing at twice the average rate in the...

06 July 2015

From: Breaking News

UK house prices fall in June

Brokers remain confident that house prices will continue to rise this year despite new figures showing a fall of 0.2% in June. The surprise price...

03 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let threatens UK economy

The Bank of England has warned that the booming buy-to-let market poses a threat to the financial stability of the UK. It...

03 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents rise as supply falls

Landlord income from buy-to-let income is rising again as demand from tenants outstrips the plunging supply of rental property. The number of...

26 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Clare Nessling

Excellent buying conditions have lured Britons back into the overseas property market this year, with bargain property prices and historically low...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Is It the Right Time to Sell Your London Property?

As UK house prices reach new records and the price for an average London property crosses £500k, you might wondering whether...

25 June 2015

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The Dos and Don'ts of Selling Your Home

Recent figures show that the UK is currently facing a housing shortage, with the lowest number of properties available for sale...

25 June 2015

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Need to buy or sell a property quickly? Say hello to Suite Properties

Suite Properties is a firm specialising in buying and selling property in a dynamic and fast-paced industry. For different reasons, many people...

25 June 2015

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Know the Risks with Buy-to-Let Property

Recent surveys showed UK rental prices have hit a record high and it shows no slowing down. According to the figures, landlords...

25 June 2015

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Paradigm unveils Marsden BTL exclusives

Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced the launch of two new Marsden Building Society buy-to-let products, available exclusively to its members. These are...

25 June 2015

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Buyers surge into prime London property

There has been a rush of buyers into prime central London property in the immediate aftermath of the General Election. There are...

16 June 2015

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House prices surge to new record

The price of property coming to market has surged to an all-time high after rising nearly £8,500 in a month. The average...

15 June 2015

From: Breaking News

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