A recent court case may have set a legal precedent for landlords in England to challenge the costs set by their local authority for an HMO license, experts suggest.
Local authorities can set the costs for HMO licenses at their discretion and since n... read more �
Over half of landlords in the UK fell optimistic about the current buy to let sector despite a raft of regulatory and tax changes which have had an impact on their business, a new survey has found.
Some 52% feel positive about the market, whilst onl... read more �
First time buyers are sacrificing health, relationships and careers to reach the first rung of the housing ladder in the UK, new research suggests.
Some 47% of recent first time buyers have had to rebuild their lives due to the compromises made to b... read more �
The average cost of a new let in Britain increased to £964 per calendar month in July but the pace of rental growth continued to slow to 0.2%, the latest lettings index shows.
Wales recorded the highest rental growth with rents up 4.9% year on... read more �
It was good news for the property market last month, as figures across the country reveal that the supply of housing rose and more sales were completed. The number of sales agreed per branch increased by 13 per cent in June, fro the previous month, b... read more �
Some six million more people in Britain are living in short term rented housing than 15 years ago and as a result their financial stability has been hampered, according to a hard hitting new report.
Overall reduced levels of home ownership are addin... read more �
More than half of home owners in the UK aged 55 are unaware that the cash lump sum they would receive from releasing equity in their home is tax free, a new survey has found.
Despite the fact that three in 10 would consider taking out an equity rele... read more �
A new analysis suggests that the building industry in England and Wales needs to boost the construction of new homes by almost 82,000 a year to meet Government target of 300,000 per annum by the mid 2020s.
The house building industry in England and ... read more �
A revised national policy for planning in England has been published which will make it easier for councils to challenge poor quality and unattractive developments and give communities a greater voice about how developments should look and feel.
The... read more �
A rise in the number of affordable properties coming onto the market in the UK and the growing power of the digital property market is giving rise to a new breed of property investors, it is claimed.
The idea of a stereotypical property investor is ... read more �