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  • Home buyer demand strongest in Scotland

    September 17, 2014

    Demand for new homes in Scotland bucked the UK trend, according to the recent RICS Residential Market Survey, with a net balance of 52% more surveyors seeing a rise in new buyer demand...

  • Homeownership is becoming an ‘exclusive members club’

    September 17, 2014

    Only the wealthiest of the next generation will be able to buy a home if current trends continue, warns the National Housing Federation, as a new report shows that first-time buyers now have to pay, in real terms, ten times the deposit needed in the early 1980s...

  • First time buyers helped by parents with £23k each

    September 17, 2014

    UK parents give an average of £23,000 when helping their children with a deposit to get onto the property ladder, according to research from Shelter...

  • Energy companies hit rock bottom for customer service

    September 17, 2014

    New Which? research has found the Big Six energy suppliers are among the worst offenders when it comes to poor customer service, with Npower finishing bottom for the first time in an annual survey of the top 100 big brands...

  • New measures to protect the countryside

    September 17, 2014

    Proposed new measures to tackle travellers who flout planning rules and abuse the system will crack down on unauthorised sites, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has said...

  • Millions of households on a financial knife-edge

    September 9, 2014

    More than 3 million households across the country are living on a knife-edge where a small drop in income could cost them their home, new figures have revealed...

  • Halifax: House prices rise by 3 per cent

    September 9, 2014

    House prices in the latest three months (June-August 2014) were 3.0% higher than in the previous three months (March-May 2014); down from 3.5% last month according to the latest Halifax House Price Index August 2014...

  • Concern for potential impact of buy-to-let regulation

    September 9, 2014

    Tenant referencing and eviction firm Landlord Assist, is concerned at plans to regulate part of the buy-to-let mortgage market at a time when there is a desperate need for more rental accommodation to satisfy growing demand...

  • 38% of landlords face eviction problems

    September 9, 2014

    According to Landlord Action, as many as 38% of landlords calling their legal helpline for advice on evicting a tenant have failed to place their tenants’ deposits in a government-recognised scheme within the prescribed 30 days of receiving it, or have not even heard of the scheme which came into force back in 2007...

  • Scottish house sales improve despite market slow down

    September 9, 2014

    Activity in the East Central Scotland property market has continued to improve, according to the latest figures from ESPC’s House Price Report, despite an ease in growth over the summer months...