Prime Minister dismisses industry concerns about stamp duty tax

Monday 25 January 2016  / Ruth Montia

The stamp duty changes that will come into action on 1st April, have caused much debate amongst the property industry since it was announced last week. There have been many comments recorded and earlier this month Estate Agent Today readers were given...


Landlords want to beat the April deadline

Friday 22 January 2016  / Ruth Montia

In the latest survey of residential members released by RICS, it’s quite evident that landlords are trying to beat Chancellor’s stamp duty surcharge deadline. The survey indicates that demand in December defied the typical seasonal slowdown and...


Mortgage lending is up!

Thursday 21 January 2016  / Ruth Montia

Chartered surveying company e.surv says overall house purchase approvals, on a seasonally adjusted basis, decreased to 68,218 in December. Though, the second half of the year saw a strong monthly average of 69,572 approvals, compared to the 64,047 in...


Rightmove say a rise in stock is helping to assist the supply famine

Monday 18 January 2016  / Ruth Montia

Rightmove has this morning issued data indicating there has been a 6.6% increase in the volume of 'fresh-to-the-market' one and two bed homes, which is the highest since 2007.They say this may be down to landlords already selling up as a result of...


Mortgage lending data released

Friday 15 January 2016  / Ruth Montia

According to new data, Mortgage lending for home buyers plunged by 9% in November, but has risen by 18% over a full 12 month period.The Council of Mortgage Lenders also say there were 27,900 loans to first time buyers in November, which is a decreased...