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KEYWORD "Households" - 100 RESULTS
Mortgage lenders forecast rising supply and demand

Lenders are predicting a busy quarter for supply and demand of mortgages. The Bank of England’s latest Credit Conditions Survey showed lenders...

12 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

PropTech Today - Spring clean to avoid 'malicious hacks'

SPRING cleaning is an annual ritual for many households, but firms in the property sector would do well to spend some...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Times to ask serious questions about the UK's social housing crisis

Last week the Government published new housing data which has largely gone unreported.  The vacuum was probably linked to the Budget, and...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Competition watchdog frees 500 households from doubling ground rents

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured agreements from eight freeholders to remove “problematic ground rent” terms from leases. The competition...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How I would rescue the buy-to-let sector

Every year the media writes a lot about house price crashes, and often pose the question whether this is the year...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The areas where downsizers could earn the most (and free-up housing stock)

Downsizers across England and Wales could unlock an average £305,090 by moving from a four bed to a two-bed home, according...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

How can I help my loved one get on the property ladder?

Compared with a decade ago, today's first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Hamptons: Housing market has “firmly turned the page” as activity improves

The housing market is "turning a page" with fewer price reductions and higher achieved prices, Hamptons claims. A January market activity update...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Fall in new home registrations is creating crisis for the sector

With the exception of lockdown, new home registrations have bumped along consistently for the last 15 years. But things are changing...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

How can I help my loved one get on the property ladder?

Compared with a decade ago, today's first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Average home sale profits drop 9% - which region performed the best?

The average household in England and Wales who purchased in the past 20 years and sold last year achieved profits of...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Lower rates will bring some buyers back to the market in 2024

Lower interest rates and real wage growth will halt price falls next year but sales will remain lower, Hamptons has predicted  Forecasts...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The best month for completions and what buyers wanted in 2023

March was the most popular month for completions this year as sales took longer and buyers focused on affordability, analysis has...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - warm fundraising feelings

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising fraud in the lettings industry: why we need faster and more accurate referencing solutions

Fraud in the lettings industry is reaching unprecedented heights. Now, more than ever, there is a need for a revolution in...

09 December 2023

From: Features

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

09 December 2023

From: Features

Bank of England: Interest rate rises haven't fully hit UK yet - warning

Household finances remain stretched and the full impact of higher interest rates and mortgage pricing has yet to fully hit the...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

06 December 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: A Prosecco rather than Champagne Autumn Statement

It wasn’t exactly a champagne statement. More like Prosecco.  But, nevertheless, there are reasons to be cheerful in the wake of Jeremy...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Subdued picture’ remains for housing market - claim

House price falls could continue into 2024 as high interest rates continue to make it difficult for homebuyers to transact, an...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Will the Renters (Reform) Bill really reduce homelessness?

By Neil Cobbold Recent data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities show that 24,260 households served a valid Section...

04 November 2023

From: Features

Owners and Landlords pay dearly for Sunak’s eco U-turn - claim

The government should reverse some of its latest energy efficiency policies so owners, landlords and tenants can enjoy cheaper fuel bills The...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Proptech veteran launches index showing seller hotspots

London and the Home Counties have topped the list of ‘hotspots’ for potential house sales, according to a new Pre Mover...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy upgrades; down but not out

While some landlords may have breathed a sigh of relief following Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak’s announcement on energy upgrades, I suspect...

30 September 2023

From: Features

The evolution of BTR: from city blocks to suburban communities

Build to Rent (BTR) is the UK’s fastest-growing sector and this trend looks set to continue throughout 2023 and beyond. The...

23 September 2023

From: Features

Property Natter - Ready, steady, go?

Funny how time flies faster as you get older and I’m reminded that next week, (23rd September, to be precise) it...

16 September 2023

From: Features

Hamptons: ‘House prices are correcting not crashing’

House prices won’t fall by as much as the 1990s and 2008 financial crashes but it will take until 2025 for...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - this year’s busiest day for moving (and it’s soon)

A house removal specialist and a consumer property group reckon they’ve discovered the busiest day of the year for moving. It’s Friday...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: It's the age of the older customer

We all want more transactions - the Holy Grail when it comes to agencies’ bottom lines - but an interesting aspect...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Only top 10% of English earners can afford average home in under five years - ONS

Only the top 10% of income earners can afford an average house with less than five years of income in England,...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Money-saving hacks to help you cut costs on home insurance

According to research, the average cost of home insurance was £300 in 2022 – a record low. However, this could increase...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Online agency market share dwindles again

The market share of online and hybrid agents reduced further during the second quarter of 2023, new figures show. Analysis from property...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lenders urged to review mortgage criteria to reflect EPC ratings

Mortgage lending criteria and products are failing to keep up with more energy-efficient homebuilding techniques, it has been claimed. The Home Builders...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising mortgage rates are worse than 2p tax hike - claim

The hit to the economy from soaring mortgage rates will be equivalent to a 2p income tax hike, new analysis by...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage bills set to rise by £3,000 – warning

Homeowners face paying an extra £3,000 for their mortgage next year, new research suggests. Analysis from the Resolution Foundation thintank suggests that...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - community support

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax: Higher mortgage rates push house prices down

Average UK house prices declined last month for the first time in three months, Halifax claims. The lender’s latest House Price Index...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Net-zero for lettings: a zero-sum game for landlords?

Landlords are now quite accustomed to the challenges of operating in a market where they are often perceived as the antagonist...

22 April 2023

From: Features

FCA ‘less bleak’ about struggling mortgage borrowers

The financial regulator has revised its own data on how many mortgage borrowers may face repayment difficulties as it calls on...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Home-movers will still spend despite cost of living crunch, claim

Home-movers have been identified as one of the most attractive consumer groups during the cost-of-living crisis, contributing an estimated £29 billion...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth turns negative - Nationwide

Annual house price growth has fallen for the first time since June 2020 and is now at its weakest level since...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender calls for green Stamp Duty rebate

A senior banking figure has called for Stamp Duty rebates on property purchases to help create greener homes as research shows...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

The Energy Performance Certificate – is it here to stay?

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is the direct result of European Legislation. They were introduced because of the Energy Performance of...

30 January 2023

From: Sponsored Content

 Affordable homes preaching to the converted

Should commercial properties be converted into homes? I think so. I don’t mean the upscale barns becoming large houses, or the fashionable...

28 January 2023

From: Features

Rental Crisis - Time To Blame The Real Culprit

If journalists believed everything they received in their inboxes, you’d be forgiven for thinking the private rental sector was a shiny,...

21 January 2023

From: Features

Government review proposes minimum EPC rating for home sales

Agents have expressed disappointment at the lack of support for homeowners and landlords to make their homes more energy efficient. It comes...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - a charitable start to the new year

Plenty of inspirational examples of fundraising activities by agents and property professionals have been coming in from the end of 2022. Whatever...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Criminals ‘bombarding’ homeowners with fraudulent energy offers 

Scammers are “bombarding” homeowners with fraudulent offers on green energy or insulation to allegedly boost their property value and cash in...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country adds further license to London network

The directors of London agent Churchill and Mathesons have taken on a Fine & Country license to cater for the upper...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers opt for longer-term home loans amid affordability concerns

Increasing numbers of property buyers are now taking out mortgages with terms of more than 30 years, new figures show. The latest...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Are new EPC regulations viable for landlords in the current climate?

In this feature, Jonathan Daines looks at how landlords can do their bit to make the rental market greener. Global leaders have...

19 November 2022

From: Features

Autumn Statement unveils council tax, CGT and stamp duty changes

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt warned tough times were coming ahead of his Autumn Statement yesterday and agents were left with plenty to...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s coming home! Agent offers free footballs on valuations during World Cup

Regional estate agent Miles & Barr is showing its support for the home nations at this month’s World Cup with free...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Ready for Rishi? Sector hopes for market clarity under PM Sunak

Property professionals are hoping for calmer markets after Rishi Sunak was confirmed as the new UK Prime Minister yesterday. Sunak won the...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Cash buyers – where in the UK are they most prominent?

The latest research from property consultancy Knight Frank has set out which areas of the UK have the largest proportion of...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Homeowners may face 2008-style mortgage strain - warning

The share of homeowners struggling to repay their mortgages could hit the same peak levels of the 2008 financial crisis by...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build houses save buyers £2,600 in annual energy bills - claim

New-build buyers will save on average around £2,600 a year in energy bills, research claims. Analysis based on Government’s Energy Performance Certificate...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Market lowdown - less scaremongering and more straightforward, please

First-time buyers and homeowners seeking to sell alike are worried and confused about the current state of the housing market. With the average...

08 October 2022

From: Features

Interest rate rises ‘driving the market’ as sellers rush to secure peak prices

Interest rate rises are driving an increase in homes for sale, research claims. National estate agency Jackson-Stops has analysed Rightmove data and...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rush predicted as interest rates hit highest level since 2008

The Bank of England increased interest rates to their highest level since the financial crisis yesterday, prompting fears of higher cost...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark queries if business energy support package goes far enough

The Government yesterday unveiled its long-awaited package of energy bill support for businesses. It will help firms including high street estate agents...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Analysis: What did Boris Johnson do for the UK property market during his 3 years as Prime Minister?

Time is up for Boris Johnson's tenure as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, serving 3 years and 44...

17 September 2022

From: Features

Household bill support may bring long-term pain to property market - warning

Prime London discounts are widening and tempting buyers but there are longer term economic risks that could hit the property market,...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Tackling energy bills ranked as top property priority for PM

Tackling the cost of utility bills has been highlighted as the top priority that new Prime Minister Liz Truss should focus...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Lenders warn of drastic drops in mortgage options for buyers

Lower income households and homebuyers could start seeing their mortgage options dwindle as interest rates rise and the cost of living...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agency brand predicts 12% drop in home sales next year

Hamptons is anticipating an 12% drop in property transactions across Great Britain next year as interest rate rises and the cost of...

02 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

Increased energy price cap will ‘dramatically hit’ housing market

The increased energy price cap could hit first-time buyers and the wider property market, new research suggests. It comes as households are...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Vendors may pull listings if house prices drop - warning

Inflation remains a bigger concern to homeowners than house prices but potential vendors may get sensitive if prices drop, research suggests. A...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Competition watchdog secures ground rent reductions for leaseholders

Thousands more leaseholders are expected to see ground rents cut and some may even receive refunds. It forms part of the Competition...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

What do rate rises mean for homeowners and potential homeowners?

In this Guides & Tips piece, Brian Murphy, Head of Lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau, offers insight into what rate rises...

18 August 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Software firm says agents must invest in the right places amid cost-of-living crisis

The right investment can help agents to thrive even during the current cost-of-living crisis. That’s according to cloud-based CRM solution Openview,...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla - housing market shows resilience despite cost-of-living pressures

The latest house price index from Zoopla has suggested the market remains resilient in the face of the cost-of-living crisis, but...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

London exodus: Record share of first-time buyers look beyond the capital

A record share of buyers are leaving London to purchase their first home, research shows. Analysis by Hamptons found that a record...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis makes simple bills more crucial than ever for agents

Unless you have been living under a rock since the end of last year, you won’t need to be told about...

29 June 2022

From: Features

How to handle the needs of older renters

Rising property prices in the UK mean that occupiers are renting long past their forties. According to the government’s last English...

15 June 2022

From: Features

Are we ready for the PropTech metaverse?

In this article, Kristian Stott, Head of New Business at iamproperty, analyses the digital revolution in our lives and in property and why...

08 June 2022

From: Features

Why fraud becomes a major problem in rentals during a UK recession

We are all acutely aware of the surge in demand for rental properties in and around the capital in the months...

01 June 2022

From: Features

Tony Blair-backed thinktank proposes mortgage market reforms

The government is being urged to expand and make the Treasury’s mortgage guarantee scheme permanent and compulsory on home loans above...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Extending Right to Buy won’t fix the housing shortage

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that he is considering extending Margaret Thatcher’s Right-to-Buy scheme, that gives council tenants the chance to...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Halifax signals start of house price growth slowdown

The property market is bracing for the start of the slowdown in the rate of house price growth.  The Halifax House Price...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Right To Buy - what on earth is government playing at?

What a difference two months and some local elections make. Cast your minds back to March 9 and the annual report of...

07 May 2022

From: Features

Barking mad? Warren Buffett agency runs contest to win pet-size home

The UK affiliated agency of Warren Buffett’s global real estate company is offering members of the public the chance to win...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Collapsed sales may rise as mortgage lenders toughen up - warning

Increasingly cautious mortgage lending could dampen the property market and cause more sales to fall-through, it has been warned. Recent house price...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents give government’s energy strategy the cold shoulder

The government’s long awaited Energy Security Strategy has failed to spark excitement among estate agents. The government unveiled its plans to create...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Should agents restrict repeat viewings to combat rising petrol prices?

Agents are preparing their businesses for the cost of living crunch, with considerations on fuel use, heating and window display lighting. Much...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents slam government energy initiative as “drop in the ocean”

Propertymark says only a national retrofitting programme  can make UK homes more energy efficient - and it says a new government...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned! Touting letter trying to buy homes without using agents

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a property investment firm from using a letter claiming that it wanted to buy homes...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Property tax alternative to stamp duty wins support of MPs

At least 18 MPs have come out in favour of a new annual Proportional Property Tax which would be levied on...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy squeeze threatens financial nightmare for tenants and landlords

It’s not an easy time for many renters (and homeowners). The cost of living is going up across the board for...

26 March 2022

From: Features

Unlocking £4.5bn of tenancy deposits is the key to the cost-of-living crisis

Earlier this month, the government’s energy regulator Ofgem announced a record 54 percent increase to the energy bill price cap. Combined...

23 March 2022

From: Features

Income Tax cut and VAT scrapped on home energy efficiency measures

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a dramatic future income tax cut, changes to National Insurance thresholds and scrapping VAT on more...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers in hotspot to get £5,000 public cash for deposit

A scheme to help people to get on the housing ladder in one of the UK’s most expensive local housing markets...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Affordability is the issue of the rent control argument

The hot topic of rent controls has remerged in recent weeks, with passionate voices on both sides of the argument speaking...

02 March 2022

From: Features

Our Changing Homes - many owners have repurposed rooms

More than four in 10 owners have significantly repurposed part of their homes during the pandemic says Zoopla. Amongst the 41 per...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

2022 - agents can benefit from planning ahead and having a plan B in mind

Without doubt, 2021 was an exceptional year in the property market, with the stamp duty holiday and favourable market conditions helping...

05 February 2022

From: Features

Mortgages to cost more as base rate increases

The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent. This means a typical tracker...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Air Quality may be latest factor to influence asking prices

A study suggests that 70 per cent of buyers would be willing to pay more for a property with good indoor...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London still hogs property value despite ‘race for space’

The total value of all UK homes broke the £8 trillion barrier in 2021 according to Savills - and London is...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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