Annual house price growth at 7 year low

The latest data and analysis from LSL has revealed that, despite further price rises during December – equating to £875, annual price growth now stands at its lowest level since April 2012, at just 0.6%. According to the report, the latest CPI inflation figures are at 2.2%, meaning house prices are falling in real terms. However, the data shows that average house prices are up by £1,690 over the last twelve months, meaning the average property price in England and Wales at the…

Make landlording great again in 2019

CEO of Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance, Eddie Hooker and founder of Landlord Action and Brand Ambassador at Hamilton Fraser, Paul Shamplina, kickstart 2019 with a brand new property podcast. The latest offering is part of a series featuring episodes offering practical tips for landlords and letting agents on how to better manage the renting process and navigate the property industry. The first of 2019, titled ‘Make Landlording Great Again in 2019’, Paul and Eddie review the changes experienced by landlords and letting…

1 in 5 house sales fell through during 2018

New data on the UK housing market released by TwentyCi has shown that there was an overall market slowdown during 2018 resulting in a largely subdued market. Property exchanges for under 35-year olds saw a 2% year-on-year rise – a good indicator of growth in first time buyer numbers. However, there was a decrease in overall exchanges across all other age groups, with a fall of 7% in 36-45-year old exchangers and 6% fall in 66+ year old exchangers. Colin Bradshaw, Chief…

A Course at the University of Ghent

Law & Humanities Blog: Law and LIterature 2019: A Course at the University of Ghent skip to main | skip to sidebar Law and LIterature 2019: A Course at the University of Ghent From the mailbox: Law and Literature 2019 Organising Committee The course is co-organized by prof. dr. Elizabeth Amann (Literary Studies, Ghent University), prof. dr. Andrew Bricker (Literary Studies, Ghent University) and prof. dr. Georges Martyn (Legal History, Ghent University).  The members of the scientific committee are: Sascha Bru (Literature, KU Leuven), Vivian Liska (Literature, University of Antwerp),…

Skipton announce revamped BTL products amid range update

Skipton BS has announced that from today they will be offering two BTL Tracker products that have been stripped of their early repayment charges. The newly updated deals are part of a refreshed range including residential purchase, remortgage and Buy To Let. According to the lender, the revamped residential range includes attractive 5-year 95% LTV fixes for purchase at 3.43% with no fee or 3.34% with £495 fee, while for buy-to-let customers a 5 year fix is available for both purchase and remortgage…

Allsop announce first commercial auction catalogue of the year

Auctioneer, Allsop, has released its February commercial auction catalogue containing 144 lots and the potential to be the highest value February commercial auction for five years. According to the firm, London and the South East predominates and the average lot size of the top 20 lots offered has increased to £2,500,000 compared to an average of £1,600,000 in the last sale in December. Overall, there are 30 lots included over £1m, 7 of which are guided at £2m or more. The largest item…

UK build-to-rent housing sees 40% rise

The latest research published by the British Property Federation has revealed that the total number of build-to-rent homes under construction across the UK has increased by nearly 40 per cent. To aid transparency on the sector and its growth, the research has been produced by Savills, commissioned by the BPF, and is published quarterly as an interactive map on the BPF’s website. The findings follow a significant year of new housing policy from the Government, including a revised National Planning Policy Framework that…

Latest BrickVest data shows rise appetite for USA investment

According to BrickVest’s latest commercial property investment barometer, sentiment among UK commercial property investors towards the US has risen dramatically over the past 12 months. Data from BrickVest’s UK investors shows a 24% year-on-year increase in sentiment from Q4 2017 to Q4 2018 towards US real estate. The UK, however, fell 8% in the last quarter alone, fuelled by continued Brexit uncertainty while Germany dropped by 5% year-on-year. The US (18%) is now the third most popular real estate investment destination among British…

Booming rental yields set to kickstart London recovery

The latest analysis from Home.co.uk has forecast that the capital’s house price recovery is set to start in Newham and Hammersmith & Fulham due to strong rental yields in these two boroughs. According to the data, the slump in the capital’s housing market will come to an end during 2020 due to improving rental yields making property more attractive to investors. Home.co.uk suggests that this turnaround is likely to start in Newham, where in Dec 2018 the average rental yield was 4.9% compared…

Private rent prices see 12 month slow rise

Private rent prices have increased over the last year but at a low rate according to the latest analysis from property management firm Apropos by DJ Alexander Ltd. The family-run property management businesses has analysed recent official data and found that private rental prices paid by tenants rose by 1.0% in the 12 months to December 2018. In England the increase was 1.1%; in Wales 0.8%, and in Scotland 0.9% over the same period. London rental prices increased the least and remain subdued…