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Affluent millennials targeted by UK property

Affluent millennials targeted by UK property

Spotting a chance to generate income, institutional investors such as pension funds have taken to developing blocks of professionally run rental homes across the UK to compete with the part-time landlords who have traditionally dominated the country’s £1tn rental sector. While politicians have broadly welcomed the prospect of greater institutional ownership in the private rental […]

6 months rule on selling or mortgaging a property

6 months rule on selling or mortgaging a property

  This is an issue, of which some may not be aware, which may affect your ability to sell or mortgage your property until you have been registered as its owner for at least six months. As a result of mortgage lenders suffering losses in the past, most lenders will not now permit new borrowing […]

Government to reveal foreign owners of UK property

Government to reveal foreign owners of UK property

Theresa May will set out a timetable to break the secrecy surrounding the foreign ownership of British property worth billions after facing a House of Lords defeat at the hands of two Conservative peers. Lord Faulks, a former Tory justice minister, and Lord Hodgson have been calling on the government to establish a register exposing […]

Leaseholds on new-build houses to be banned

Leaseholds on new-build houses to be banned

Builders are to be banned by the government from selling houses as leasehold in England and ground rents on flats could be cut to zero following widespread outrage over exploitative contracts. In a blow for major housebuilders such as Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon, the communities secretary, Sajid Javid, will set out plans on Tuesday to […]

Leasehold houses and ground rent

Leasehold houses and ground rent

What are leasehold houses? Britain has had leasehold homes for hundreds of years, but only in the past few months has the ground rent scandal exploded. Now the government is proposing a complete ban on new houses sold as leasehold, and reducing ground rents to zero. Traditionally, houses have been sold as freehold, and the […]

Property market landmark leasehold case

Property market landmark leasehold case

One of Britain’s richest men, the Duke of Westminster, could see the value of his estates plummet this week if a landmark legal challenge is successful. The case could also benefit 2m households across England and Wales. The court of appeal will on Tuesday rule in the case of Mundy v the Sloane Stanley Estate […]

Property prices in London set to drop in 2018

Property prices in London set to drop in 2018

Property prices in London set to drop in 2018 according to Rightmove. Home values in the capital are likely to fall another 2 percent in 2018 after a 1.8 percent decline this year, the real estate website operator said Monday. In December alone, prices dropped 3.7 percent in London and by 2.6 percent nationally. The […]

Zoopla says desperate UK homeowners are cutting prices

Zoopla says desperate UK homeowners are cutting prices

Desperate UK homeowners are cutting prices to shift their property in a slowing market. This has reached the highest levels in six years, according to an analysis by website Zoopla. Just over 35% of the homes marketed on the site have marked down their price in the hope of achieving a sale, with the biggest […]