Housing has long been a hot political topic, and ahead of next week's budget Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary, made a speech suggesting the Government might be about to make a move to combat the UK's short supply of homes.
Rightmove says its visits so far in January are running over nine per cent higher than the same period a year ago, with an average of over four million visits each day.Read the full post
HM Land Registry says it’s consulting with the legal industry on a proposal to publish a league table of conveyancers who submit documents that require correction or further work - and which thus could hold up transactions.Read the full post
Rightmove is warning that the asking price of property coming to market has fallen by 2.6 per cent in the past month - equivalent to £8,178 on an average home - and this is the largest monthly fall for five years.Read the full post
From 2.5 million outside loos to record-high ownership levels: 50 years of English housing in charts
A conveyancing body says it wants the government to allocate “a small fund” in next week’s Budget to promote research into how house buying can be reformed.Read the full post
The Bank of England has raised the base rate from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent.Read the full post
Industry figures have broadly welcomed the latest consultations and proposed additional regulation for the lettings sector, announced by the government yesterday.Read the full post
A survey suggests no fewer than 88 per cent of tenants regard cost as the most important deciding factor when choosing a rental property.Read the full post
Stamp duty reform lies at the heart of the submission by the National Association of Estate Agents ahead of next month’s Budget on November 22.
The vast majority of sellers surveyed by a consumer group say rapport with branch staff in a locally-based office is important when choosing an estate agency to instruct.Read the full post