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KEYWORD "Home owners" - 100 RESULTS
Mind the gap: single women in London have less saved for a deposit

Women in London who are looking to get on the property ladder face significant challenges that prevent them from buying a...

22 June 2024

From: Features

Labour faces barriers to 'getting Britain building'

After much anticipation, the Labour Manifesto for ‘Change’ was launched this week. Held in Manchester the launch event included personal reflections...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Selling Homes Like Selling Broadband, says Purplebricks figure

A new senior figure in Purplebricks claims the agency has much in common with selling broadband.  Nick Gunga is the new chief...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS Warns Agents - Election Now Hurting Buyer Confidence

The latest residential market sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests confidence in the housing market is beginning...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency stock hits eight-year high but many are relisted homes - Zoopla

Property supply has hit its highest level for eight years, Zoopla data shows. The latest Zoopla House Price Index shows the average...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Eco Retro-fitting Homes - call for consumer protections

A coalition of organisations representing consumers, financial institutions and energy suppliers has written to the Department for Energy Security and Net...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks launches Mortgage division

Purplebricks has launched launched a mortgage divison, known formally as Purplebricks Mortgages Limited This will see a team of more than 150...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Owners deterred from downsizing by cost and hassle of moving

The cost and time consuming nature of the house moving process is deterring older owners from downsizing, it’s been alleged. An upfront...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - An Englishman's home is his castle.....more or less!

Interesting report this week in Estate Agent Today on an analysis by the Resolution Foundation thinktank which suggests that the UK’s...

30 March 2024

From: Features

High mortgage rates close gap between buying and renting costs - Halifax

The gap between the costs of home ownership and renting has reached its smallest level since 2019, according to the latest...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers face six-year savings wait - research

Single first-time buyers need to save for almost 6.5 years or 76 months to raise a 10% deposit and cover moving...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - breaking the budget for good causes

Much of the focus may have been on the Spring Budget this week but a variety of charities have received support from...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property expert slams 1% mortgages as Government considers introduction

The Government’s proposal to introduce a new 1% deposit mortgage scheme to help young people onto the property ladder is unworkable...

24 February 2024

From: Features

The Unrealised Potential of Shared Ownership

In the current challenging market, housebuilders are increasingly looking for novel and engaging means of marketing to achieve the necessary supply/demand...

13 January 2024

From: Features

Scottish Budget was a ‘missed opportunity’ for property market - claim

The Scottish Government’s Budget has been described as a “missed opportunity.” The update yesterday from Scottish Finance Secretary Shona Robison, outlined a...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement: What can agents expect?

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will deliver his Autumn Statement this afternoon amid rumours of Stamp Duty reforms and support for first-time buyers. The...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs leasehold reform proposals

Propertymark has given its backing to commitments from the Housing Minister on the long-awaited next steps of leasehold reform. Timothy Douglas, head...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove resurrects bid to phase out leasehold system for houses

All new houses in England and Wales will have to be sold as freehold properties under government plans to phase out...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour leader vows to make home ownership a 'privilege for the many'

Home ownership has become a “luxury for the few rather than a privilege for the many”, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary: We (still) need to do more on home ownership

More families need a home they can call their own, the Housing Secretary Michael Gove has claimed. Speaking at the Tory Party...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Council buys private homes to improve their EPC ratings

A Labour council has revealed that it’s bought 15 open market homes, beefed up  their energy efficiency and will use them...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Storm blows in reasons to be cheerful

As much of the country battened down the hatches for the first storm of the season, there may have been a...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Government urged to resurrect Help to Buy

The Government is facing calls to resurrect the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme. The housing support scheme, which provided a Government-backed...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Are we set for a day dedicated to home ownership dreams?

Uncertainty over interest rates continues to dominate the thoughts of many working in the property sector.  Here in his latest column property...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

One in 10 who have home renovations aren't happy with the outcome

An improvement is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as ‘an occasion when something gets better or when you make it better’. ...

26 July 2023

From: Features

Phil Spencer - Nurture, Not Nature, Will Help Agents In This Market

It’s the start of what promises - perhaps ‘threatens’ is a better word - to be a challenging second half of...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty - it's time for the industry to box clever

So much has changed in the world of property of late that it’s easy to be behind the times - and...

01 July 2023

From: Features

Now is the time for the Government to resurrect help to buy

With the Bank of England’s rate rise to five per cent, soaring rents, and the cost-of-living crisis, now is the time...

24 June 2023

From: Features

Prestige & Village announce exciting new partnership with Desert Springs Resort

In an exclusive interview with Estate Agent Today, Simon Coaker, Sales & Marketing Director of Desert Springs Resort, shared captivating insights into...

08 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

40-year mortgages - should you consider one?

It’s a tough old road for today’s first-time buyers, with house prices and mortgage interest rates much higher than they were...

03 June 2023

From: Features

Government slammed by public over housing failures

A new survey suggests the overwhelming majority of the public are critical of the government’s apparent housing failures. A study of 1,323...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Smarter collaboration is key to developing a property’s digital identity

Having just had an appointment popped into my diary by my car as it apparently told the garage it’s due a...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Elon Musk suspends UK property group from Twitter - but why?

A property consumer group has had its Twitter account suspended and its bid to be reinstated has failed - and it...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

2023 - this is what’s going to happen

Is it really just a year ago that we were nervously wondering whether yet another Christmas would be Covid-affected? Little did we...

10 December 2022

From: Features

Propertymark: ‘Use Stamp Duty to reach net zero ambitions’

Propertymark has called for Stamp Duty incentives and wider funding to make homes more energy efficient. It comes as Chancellor Jeremy Hunt...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

If You Think Truss Is Bad, Look At The System...

How did the housing market transform from incredibly strong - almost too strong - early in the year, to a situation...

15 October 2022

From: Features

Starmer speech: Labour would set goal of getting home ownership up to 70%

Sir Kier Starmer has used his speech at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool to set out plans of getting home...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

New housing minister named amid rumours of a Stamp Duty cut

The latest housing minister has been revealed as the prospect of Stamp Duty reform returns to the property market. New ministerial appointments...

21 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills calls for change in attitudes to downsizing

Downsizing could become more attractive to older homeowners as the cost of living crisis intensifies, Savills claims. It comes as analysis by...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Dear New Prime Minister - here's your housing to-do list

We are only a fortnight away from having a new Prime Minister, following a contest in which housing has played a...

20 August 2022

From: Features

Building society ‘overstepping the mark’ by not lending to second home owners

Late last week, Leeds Building Society announced that it would no longer lend on second homes to concentrate on first-time buyers...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

EAT poll: Who do agents back as the next Prime Minister?

A quarter of agents have indicated they may prefer Rishi Sunak as the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister –...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Rishi-Tweedle-Dum and Liz-Tweedle-DumDum

When it comes to housing policy, the Conservative MPs have given their party a choice between Tweedle Dum and Tweedle DumDum. Rishi...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Plans for 50-year intergenerational mortgages get cautious welcome

Long-term 50-year mortgages that can be passed on by parents to their children appear to be the latest idea from the...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Older leaseholds homes could become harder to sell until full reform - claim

New rules on leasehold homes came in this week, banning ground rents on new leases but a property expert warns this...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

White paper calls for intergenerational mortgages to help first-time buyers

A group of mortgage advisers has proposed a range of reforms to reduce barriers to home ownership for first time buyers. The...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Fairer lettings are not a horror story

The government’s Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper has initially caused some consternation and a strong adverse reaction from some within...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Video tours? I don’t see it myself!

There was an article in Estate Agent Today recently that suggested only four per cent of properties on Rightmove and Zoopla...

11 June 2022

From: Features

Mortgage and Right to Buy overhaul expected today

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a flagship policy today to help more people onto the property ladder. It is...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Home ownership policy promised as PM survives no-confidence vote

A significant housing announcement has been promised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a part of a sweetener that saw him...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills warns house price correction chatter is overstated

House price growth is set to slow but talk of a correction is overstated, Savills claims. The latest house price forecasts from...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Lack of home buying support blamed for Tory local election losses

A lack of support to help people onto the property ladder has been highlighted as one factor for the Tory party’s...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Hike - agents warn against more taxes on second homes

Propertymark is urging restraint on the part of the Welsh Government as it moves to tackle what it sees as the...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The Coming ‘Budget’ - What’s In Store For Agents?

If you want to sex-up the Chancellor’s financial statement scheduled for lunchtime on Wednesday, you’d call it a Budget or a...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Scrap Stamp Duty surcharge for a ‘double whammy’ win - call

An industry trade body wants the government to scrap the three per cent stamp duty surcharge on additional homes - and...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Second Home Owners urged to take in Ukrainian refugees

This probably isn’t what wealthy buyers in one of the UK’s most expensive areas expected to hear, but a plea has...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New curbs on second homes will hurt buyers, warns Propertymark

A bid to regulate second home ownership in part of the UK through changes to planning policy will add complexity and...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rates and inflation won’t blow housing market off course - claim

One of the country’s leading agencies says the recent and expected interest rate rises, and the surging inflation, will not blow...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Do interest rates matter? Number of mortgaged homes falls

Only 6.8m homes in England now have mortgages, just 28 per cent of the overall market and about two per cent...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Message to HMRC and Government - stamp duty is outdated

The majority of homeowners and homebuyers believe Stamp Duty Land Tax is outdated and needs reform. The mortgage lender Butterfield commissioned an...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents wary as house price growth slows significantly

The latest house price data from the Halifax shows another absolute record but with a sharply reduced monthly rise indicating a...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Older owners not selling? It’s because of Equity Release

If agents wonder why more older home owners don’t sell and downsize, it may be because they’re taking equity out of...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Should house prices and mortgage costs be based on EPC ratings?

A new survey suggests two thirds of current or potential home owners would accept the idea of a mortgage interest rate...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned: Developer kicked out of Help To Buy because of Grenfell link

A company linked to the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower is being excluded from the government’s Help to Buy scheme, pending the outcome...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Stop Property Fraudsters - new guide released

A new guide to help avoid property title fraud, where home ownership can be stolen, has been released by the Fraud...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax on ALL homes - government told to act

A new report wants the government to consider slapping Capital Gains Tax on profits made from appreciating house values for all...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

How my predictions on agency and PropTech from recent years have come true

The last 18 months have been full of ups and downs, but the property market has coped remarkably well during the...

04 December 2021

From: Features

Pilot scheme announced to limit second home ownership

A pilot scheme has been announced to test ways of limiting second home ownership and reducing the impact additional properties have...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Politicians to set limits on second homes, with higher council taxes

It appears almost certain that there will be limits imposed on the number and location of second homes in Wales, following...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

House price rises prompt HMRC to launch Inheritance Tax probes

Increasing house prices has encouraged HM Revenue and Customs to launch huge numbers of probes into Inheritance Tax payments. According to law...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

PM puts home ownership at heart of levelling-up agenda

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given a ringing endorsement to home ownership as a central part of the government’s levelling up...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty: should it change to promote much more downsizing?

An interesting demand has been made of Chancellor Rishi Sunak - to consider reforming stamp duty with thresholds revised to reflect...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

A Taxing Time: the property industry is set for increases

By the time I next write this column, we’ll be just days before the next Budget and Autumn Statement. So I’ll...

02 October 2021

From: Features

Labour wants radical house buying changes if it comes to power

Labour is to reveal a raft of new housing policies at its party conference this weekend - and it claims it’s...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Claim: property tax revamp could free up as many as 600,000 homes

The government has been warned that its much-talked about levelling up agenda is ‘doomed to fail’ without major reform of the...

22 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Blow for self-employed agents as survey shows financial crisis

A survey conducted by a bank suggests that over half of the self-employed sector of the economy believes its financial position...

08 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Second Homes Targeted - government ‘preparing triple whammy blow’

Media reports over the weekend suggest the government is preparing a triple whammy - three measures which may reduce the number...

06 September 2021

From: Breaking News

95% mortgages fall flat as few deals actually agreed, claims broker

A broker claims the high profile return of the 95 per cent mortgage has actually made little impact on the housing...

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Holiday slammed for not helping “levelling up”

The Guardian has sharply criticised Chancellor Rishi Sunak for introducing and then extending the stamp duty holiday - because helping estate...

25 August 2021

From: Breaking News

 Half a billion to be spent on new private shared ownership scheme

A company says it’s gathering £500m in funding to purchase properties for a “gradual home ownership” scheme - a variation on...

19 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Appetite for home ownership proven by Help To Buy claims Jenrick

Over 55,000 households bought homes through the government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme in the past financial year - a...

16 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Property firm says additional home owners should pay higher tax

A prominent property consultancy is urging the government to ensure that holiday home owners pay more tax.  Colliers claims local authorities are...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Market tectonics: will activity shift from sales to lettings?

The stamp duty holiday came and went with much fanfare. For many buyers it represented a rare opportunity to make some...

31 July 2021

From: Features

Is This The Alternative To Stamp Duty?

There’s gathering momentum to do ‘something’ about the unfairness of council tax and stamp duty. This isn’t new in principle. Agents have...

24 July 2021

From: Features

New property tax demanded by MPs who want more money for councils

A group of MPs has suggested the government consider a “proportional property tax” to replace the current council tax, in a...

20 July 2021

From: Breaking News

The post-Covid outlook: what next for the lettings market?

Our long-awaited ‘Freedom Day’ approaches. From Monday all of the restrictions, introduced since the Covid-19 pandemic made an impact across the...

17 July 2021

From: Features

Forgotten mortgage problem could derail housing market - warning

The end of a largely-forgotten mortgage initiative connected with the pandemic could end up derailing the current strong housing market, agents...

15 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Wealthy home owners benefit most from pandemic economic fallout

The Covid-19 crisis has been marked by so-called high-wealth households amassing savings and benefitting from rising house prices far more than...

14 July 2021

From: Breaking News

The Holiday Home Debate - Don’t Let Politicians Get Away With It

At first sight it’s a tough ask to defend holiday homes when there’s evidence that many who want to buy can’t,...

10 July 2021

From: Features

London agency renamed as Connells-owned Hamptons

A north London new homes agency is to rebrand as Connells-owned Hamptons. Lanes New Homes has been owned by Hamptons for some...

06 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Labour condemns “failed approach” of stamp duty holiday

Labour says the stamp duty holiday is an example of the government’s “failed approach” to home ownership and housing affordability. Labour’s Shadow...

02 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Home ownership ‘cause of inter-generational strife’ - claim

The distribution of home ownership across different generations has been a cause of strife according to a think-tank. The Resolution Foundation’s latest...

29 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Frenzy - It’s Not Just Britain, You Know…

Right now it seems that another day means another house price record, an all-time high for transactions, and a conveyancing log-jam...

12 June 2021

From: Features

“Huge un-tapped market for agents” amongst disgruntled owners - Zoopla

Zoopla says just over half of current home owners say they are stuck in a property that’s unsuitable for their needs...

03 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Housing market needs more help as Covid support measures end - call

Banks and building societies want the government to offer more help to the housing market through additional assistance to home owners...

28 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Propertymark heaps praise on government’s First Homes policy

Propertymark has thrown its weight behind the government’s First Homes initiative, describing it as “creative” and saying it’s a sign of...

27 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Not just first time buyers facing affordability issues, research shows

The apparent plight of first time buyers hits the headlines frequently but new research shows that second steppers face a wide...

26 May 2021

From: Breaking News

What could the Planning Bill mean for the property market?

The Planning Bill, which will introduce changes to the planning system in England, was announced last week in the Queen’s Speech....

22 May 2021

From: Features

Scrap Stamp Duty and implement annual property tax - call

A think tank wants the government to scrap stamp duty and replace it with an annual property tax based on capital...

20 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Government unveils new bid to push forward ‘commonhold’ concept

The government has set up a committee to push forward ideas on the collective form of homeownership known as commonhold. Housing Secretary...

14 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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