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Mortgage lending at seven-year high

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Gross mortgage lending rose by eight per cent in 2015, taking the estimated total for the year to £220.3 billion compared with £203.3 billion in 2014, according to the Council of Mortgage…

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Regulation & Law

The Budget 2016

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A mixed bag for the residential property market, with no cuddly Easter rabbits coming out of Mr Osborne’s hat and a nasty shock for larger property investors.

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Associations & Bodies

New custodial deposit schemes launched

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There is now a wider choice of schemes for landlords and lettings agents to protect their tenants’ deposits. Until now, the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) was the only choice for those wanting…

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Housing Market

We are addicted to property

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Ever since Margaret Thatcher declared her belief in a ‘property-owning democracy’ and introduced Right to Buy in 1980, the UK was converted into a nation obsessed with residential properties. Let’s be honest,…

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Housing Market

Investors hung out to dry as BoE gets tough

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The Bank of England has announced plans to introduce more stringent checks on buy-to-let lenders amid concerns that the property investment market is moving into bubble territory. The Bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority…

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Housing Market

Right to Buy worsens housing crisis

The Government’s commitment to build a replacement for every social rented home sold through the Right to Buy scheme is not being fulfilled, new figures show. The latest published data from the…

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