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UK House Prices at Record High After Biggest Leap Since 2016

It is looking like good news for homeowners and anyone looking to sell a residential property in the near future. Once again, UK property prices have spiked above and beyond all expectations – August having brought about the biggest monthly boost since 2016. According to the latest figures released by […]

Nationwide Reports Highest Ever Average House Prices

In stark contrast to the steep declines brought about by the COVID-19 lockdown, house prices have once again skyrocketed to a new record high.  According to the latest figures from Nationwide, average house prices for August rose at their fastest monthly rate in more than 16 years. Despite having experienced […]

Home Sales Gain Momentum, Transaction Speeds up 33%

It was predicted at the height of the COVID-19 that when lockdown restrictions were eventually eased, a pent-up wave of demand would be unleashed on the UK housing market. Predictions that appeared to be accurate, as new research from Zoopla suggests the speed of property sales is currently 33% faster […]

Landlords Continue to Discriminate Against Benefit Claimants, Research Suggests

In a landmark hearing that took place earlier this year, a judge ruled for the first time that blanket bans on benefit claimants by private landlords were unlawful.  The “No DSS” clause has been a standard feature in countless rental contracts and tenancy agreements for decades, though was recently declared […]

Escape to the Country: City Dwellers Seek Sanctuary in Record Numbers

Slowly but surely, some semblance of normality is returning to the way we live our lives in England. Covid-19 hotspots in some regions continue to cause concern but lockdown restrictions are gradually being eased across the country as a whole. As predicted, pent-up demand among movers is now being released […]

A Brief Roundup of UK Housing Market News

It has been a busy few weeks for the UK housing market, so we thought we would put together a brief summary of everything you need to know right now. Halifax Reports Record House Price Gains for July July saw average property prices reach new record highs. According to the […]

Does the Government’s Home Energy Upgrade Initiative Go Far Enough?

While the government’s recent decision to financially support homeowners and social landlords willing to conduct energy-efficient retrofits, the current measures simply do not go far enough. Worse still, social landlords who fail to take advantage of the offer at an early stage run the risk of missing out altogether. Chancellor […]

House Prices for July Hit a New Record High

The UK’s property market is bouncing back at a rate few could have predicted, with the easing of lockdown restrictions having a knock-on effect on property prices across the country. According to the latest figures published by Halifax, average house prices for July reached a new record high – a […]

Short-Term Holiday Lets Increase in Demand as Lenders Diversify Mortgage Options

Staycation spots are on a rise in the United Kingdom, and mortgage lenders are making their best attempts to meet the rising demand for them. Do you think short-term lets are the new direction property lenders and investors should be eyeing for the next couple of years? Before the onset […]

Judge Declares DSS Exclusions by Private Landlords ‘Unlawful’

For the first time, a judge in the United Kingdom has ruled that the exclusion of people on housing benefit by private landlords is discriminatory and unlawful.  The court ruling was heralded as “momentous” by those campaigning for change, following a complex legal battle involving a single mother-of-two made homeless […]

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