Some light may be appearing at the end of the housing market tunnel

The Building Societies Association's March Property Tracker reveals that access to mortgage finance as a barrier to property purchase has dropped to its lowest level since the survey began at the height of the credit crunch in June 2008. (42% in March...

Move away from Stamp Duty is a good thing - ESPC

Plans to replace stamp duty in Scotland with a more progressive tax have been welcomed by the organisation representing solicitor estate agents in Scotland's capital. The Edinburgh Solicitor Property Centre (ESPC) has welcomed plans to replace Stamp Duty in Scotland from April...

Land Registry: 'December house prices up 0.8% since November'

December data from Land Registry's flagship House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 1.7% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £162,080. The monthly change from November to December is an increase of 0.8%. Repossession volumes,...

Student Property outperforms all sectors of UK property market

The private student accommodation sector is set to continue as the investment vehicle of choice for savvy property investors, reinforced by a recently released report by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) announcing that total capital investment into the sector more than doubled in...

Landlords need to access properties more frequently?

Many  renters seek greater security through longer-term tenancies, the Landlord Syndicate warns that many landlords are not carrying out mid-tenancy checks on their properties and tenants frequently enough, leaving them at greater risk of a dispute later down the line A number...

Should UK landlords be bullish or bearish in 2013?

Upad, the online lettings agency, have reported that a mere 63% of landlords remain bullish on the outlook for the UK private rental sector in 2013, a drop of nearly 10% compared to Jan 2012 Upad's index reveals that while confidence overall...