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RICS Expects Rents to Rise Faster Than House Prices

UK house prices are continuing to rise, with price growth supported by an ongoing lack of availability of homes. But, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is now expecting the pace of rent increases to overtake that of house… Continue Reading →

Rising Popularity of Equity Release in 2016

As more, older home-owners choose to make use of the equity built up in their homes, 2016 proved a good year for equity release lending. Specifically, data from the Equity Release Council (ERC), showed it broke the £2 billion barrier… Continue Reading →

South London Set for House Price Growth in 2017

With the East London areas of Dalston and Shoreditch taking the honours of the 2016 property hotspots, some experts are predicting the accolade for 2017, will be won by the south London areas of Streatham and Peckham. “A price surge… Continue Reading →

Top fixed term mortgage deals on the high street

Some experts say that mortgages are now easier to afford than they have been in years, although this may be challenged by first time buyers who are struggling to get their first steps on the property ladder.  Despite what should… Continue Reading →

Hammersmith and Fulham continue to wow buyers

A guide to some of London’s most exclusive areas Situated in the upmarket West of London just outside Chelsea; Hammersmith and Fulham have long been popular with professionals and families. Lawsons & Daughters, Hammersmith and Fulham basted estate agent explains… Continue Reading →

Calls for a tax boost to improve the fledgling Build to Rent sector

Build to Rent could be the answer to the government’s prayers when it comes to making sure it hits house building targets of a million homes by 2020, but it needs to make sure the industry has all the tools… Continue Reading →

Zone 5 is a property hot spot for commuters

With the imminent arrival of Crossrail there’s a lot of fresh interest in areas outside travel Zones 1 and 2- and Zone 5 is an increasingly hot choice for commuters.  Inner London is becoming almost impossible for the average, modestly… Continue Reading →

Government scheme closes on December 31st

The new government has brought many changes, but one of the most impactful for those looking to get onto the property ladder is the end of the Help to Buy scheme. It seems like bad news for anyone hoping to… Continue Reading →

Warnings over Fixed-Rate Mortgages as Approvals Fall Further

Bank of England (BOE) data shows there was £1.3 trillion of outstanding mortgage debt in the UK at the end of August 2016. Their figures also show the number of mortgage approvals fell in August to an almost two-year low… Continue Reading →

5 Common Problems Landlords Face

1.    Abandonment No, it isn’t you that’s abandoned – it’s the property. According to the National Landlords Association, more than one landlord in three in the UK has had tenants walk out of a property they were renting before the… Continue Reading →

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