27 January 2017
The Government’s long-awaited white paper on housing has been put back yet again, amid speculation of disagreement among ministers and fears of a backlash.
29 November 2016
The Fair Fees Working Group has vowed to provide data and evidence of the implications of the shock lettings fee ban announced by the Chancellor last week, with some members saying they will provide arguments against the move.
23 November 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond has used his first, and it turns out last, Autumn Statement to announce a ban on lettings agent fees in England. The ban will come in “as soon as possible”.
11 November 2016
Mortgage lenders and brokers have hit out at the ‘merry-go-round’ of housing ministers and the messy housing policy that has resulted.
10 November 2016
Prospective home buyers have returned to the market following the Brexit vote – only to find there is very little out there.
06 April 2016
The people behind the campaign to seek a judicial review of the buy to let tax changes proposed by Chancellor George Osborne say they should hear soon whether the challenge can go ahead.
01 April 2016
More criticism of Chancellor George Osborne’s raft of buy to let reforms has appeared in the mainstream media, with much emphasis being made on how unexpected it has been that a Conservative government should be punishing landlords and small-scale investors.
26 February 2016
The supply of rental accommodation is the lowest for at least a year according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents.
15 February 2016
The influential cross-party Commons Treasury Committee says the whole economy could suffer is George Osborne’s fiscal measures against the private rental sector lead to a drop in the number of homes to let, and so to a reduction in labour market mobility.
25 January 2016
Twenty years ago, the last big property boom was just getting under way after a crash that began overnight in August 1988.