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Finding a safe home for hard-earned income

By Dataloft

By Wednesday April 19th, a UK citizen, on an average...

The rise of the first-time buyer - is this the return of generation buy?

By Dataloft

There are more first-time buyers (FTBs) finding a way on...

Stamp duty: A year on and the government has scored an own goal

By David Westgate

A year ago, we were days away from the introduction...

How to find high quality local market intelligence - fast

By Dataloft

The Office for Budget Responsibility, which released its latest economic...

A look into the future of the buy-to-let market

By Rob Clifford

With tax relief changes, a rise in Stamp Duty for...

Residential property comes out on top for investors

By Dataloft

Not many of us have a multi-million property portfolio, so...

Is building homes in factories the solution to the housing crisis?

By Dataloft

The chronic shortage of housing supply in the UK relative...

What homes will we build – where will government policy go next?

By Dataloft

Over 168,000 new homes were completed in the year to...

How to distinguish yourself in the build-to-rent game in 2017

By Aidan Rushby

The end of 2016 saw the launch of 30,000 new...

Farewell to 2016 and a cautious welcome to 2017

By Dataloft

There is no doubt that 2016 managed to catch the...

It’s time to look North for lettings income

By Simon Duce

If you provide a service, you expect to be paid...

The PRS is set to benefit from a flourishing tech sector

By Dataloft

One of the key factors associated with an active private...

What does a Donald Trump win mean for the UK property market?

By Marc Da Silva

It is fair to say that 2016 is a year...

Predicting rental success – which factors matter?

By Dataloft

The growing size and scale of the private rented sector...

Ye cannae change the laws of physics

By Sue Foxley

It is a tedious fact, but the housing market is...

Agents that find balance for their clients are going from strength to strength

By Tim Hyatt

Given the uncertainty that shrouded the immediate build up to,...

Is buy-to-let investing still a safe bet?

By Marc Da Silva

The huge rush to acquire buy-to-let property in the first...

Inventing the web needed vision; isn’t it the same for development?

By Sue Foxley

This week, 25 years ago the world's first website went...

What has been the Brexit impact on the housing market so far?

By Marc Da Silva

The morning after the EU referendum, and Westminster, Britain, Europe...

What can the lettings industry learn from AirBnB, Vrumi and JustPark?

By David Westgate

Barely a week goes by without news of the latest...

Global property insight

By Marc Da Silva

With the new Formula One season now well underway, we...

Unpicking the new world of estate agency

By Sue Foxley

It’s official; the estate agency business is tougher than ever. Contrary...

Index of house prices – or accumulating crisis?

By Colin Shairp

So we now have a new 'official' index of house...

Why negotiating skills will be more crucial than ever in the months ahead

By Rob Clifford

Sales skills, and the ability to negotiate in particular, have...

Isn’t it time to embrace ‘Generation Rent’?

By David Westgate

Use of the term ‘generation rent’ has grown beyond all...

The perennial school dilemma in this new market we call normal

By Sue Foxley

The summer term – rounders, cricket and hayfever. It's also...

A short, sharp shock from short lets?

By Simon Duce

We’re all talking about second home stamp duty, changes to...

Subletting: The rogue to the legitimate

By Olivia McSweeney

Subletting of prime London lettings properties is a lucrative business.  What...

The rise of an increasingly unpredictable market

By Ivor Dickinson

Property has long been a safe investment. Before the downturn...

Have we reached tipping point for many private landlords?

By Simon Duce

With less than a month to go before the new...

Market targeting vs. stereotyping: hipsters, yummy mummies and the simply priced out

By Sue Foxley

Surely people will start moving again soon. The employment rate...

Can Stamp Duty really change the face of the buy-to-let sector?

By David Westgate

With a little over two months to go until changes...

2016 will need some thought

By Sue Foxley

In many respects 2015 has been a good year. Despite...

Unintended consequences of PRS-meddling could cause real damage

By Rob Clifford

You might recall a collective sigh of relief emitted by...

The enduring allure of the UK's historic homes

By John Fisher

The UK is filled with popular historic locations. Naturally, Surrey...

The weather outside is frightful – A new starter home would be delightful

By Sue Foxley

So this weekend some of us will see our first...

Doing the math behind the figures

By Eddie Goldsmith

We have reached an interesting point in what has been...

Great Scott Marty! What happened to the UK housing market?

By Sue Foxley

On Wednesday 21st October future and reality will collide. Back...

A tale of rising rents and ageing occupants

By John Fisher

It would seem that now is a better time than...

Is 2015 the year that changed property?

By Chris Chapman

There was once a time when you knew where you...

Billy Idol, Generation Rent and happiness

By Sue Foxley

So housing made itself top of the list of questions...

Let's not stand back and blame the market for inactivity

By Rob Clifford

Despite seeing the word in many industry pieces, using ‘crisis’...

New rental index can shed light on increasingly confusing marketplace

By John Fisher

This month it was announced that Landbay mortgage lenders will...

Gazumping is not all bad news

By Eddie Goldsmith

We’re all familiar with 'gazumping' – most us have been...

The reign of the renter

By John Fisher

This month analysis by the Office for National Statistics revealed...

What do this week's housing market figures really mean?

By Eddie Goldsmith

We’ve had a flurry of data for all of us...

So what will house prices do this autumn?

By Sue Foxley

Agents across the country, hopefully refreshed by a nice holiday...

Has buy-to-let become too popular for its own good?

By Simon Duce

Here's a thought. The Chancellor may have done the buy-to-let...

A financial crisis refresher course?

By Sue Foxley

In case we didn’t learn the lesson last time around,...

Can we panic yet?

By Sue Foxley

When do we really start to worry about rising rents...

A comfy seat at the table

By Sue Foxley

This week RICS reported a further drop in the number...

Why launching in recession proved to be a strength

By Colin Shairp

Looking back to the 1980s, it was General Election time...

Will the surge of buy-to-let boom or bust?

By Rachel Haymes

Under new pension freedom reforms, people aged 55 and over...

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