In response to the continuation of Brandon Lewis MP as Minister of State for Communities and Local Government with responsibility for housing and planning David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, said: Continue reading
According to the latest research by property website Zoopla, Labour leader Ed Miliband is the only main UK political party leader who owns and lives in a ‘mansion’, according to his party’s definition, based on the proposed Mansion Tax for properties valued at over £2m.
Miliband’s North London home is now worth £2.73m, more than three times the average in the area, according to Zoopla. Continue reading
Proposed changes to Legal Aid will deny justice to some of the most vulnerable people in society.
Proposals put forward by the Law Society of Scotland to remove some aspects of housing law from Legal Aid cover have prompted grave concerns. Continue reading
Today, Monday 26th January 2015 sees the launch of controversial new property portal OnTheMarket.com
Founded by; Savills, Knight Frank, Strutt & Parker, Chestertons, Douglas & Gordon and Glentree Estates this new entrant is their attempt to break the duopoly currently held over estate agents by Zoopla & Rightmove. Continue reading
House prices in the last three months of 2014 (October-December) were 0.3% higher than in the previous three months (July-September 2014) according to Halifax as weakening demand slowed growth.
This quarterly rate of increase declined for the fifth consecutive month and was the lowest since November 2012 (-0.3%). Continue reading
UK house prices increased by 10.2% in the year to June 2014, down from 10.4% in the year to May 2014 according to the latest ONS data.
House price annual inflation was 10.7% in England, 3.5% in Wales, 6.0% in Scotland and 4.9% in Northern Ireland. Continue reading
Annual Scottish house price growth has hit a four-year high – yet still only a third off the pre-crisis rate according to the recent LSL Scotland HPI
Scottish house prices rose £8,890 (5.7%) in a year – outpacing most areas of UK with home sales up 15% in June, back on course after spring lull. Continue reading
The number of new homes coming to the market increased 7.3% annually across the UK according to a recent report from estate agent haart.
The Volume of new buyers coming to market dips 2.8% annually with 9.5 buyers chasing every property for sale across the UK, down from 14.4 in January 2014. Continue reading
July has reported a 50% rise in sales of smaller properties in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife contributing towards the highest overall sales for the month since 2007.
According to latest figures released today by ESPC the number of one bedroom homes sold rocketed between May and July while sales of three bedroom homes rose by a comparatively modest 22%. Continue reading