London Rental Property News for January 2010

Without rental sector 'there would be serious problems'

Without rental sector 'there would be serious problems'

Landlords and the private rental industry have been the "white knight" of the UK's housing market in recent years, one sector commentator has suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 29th January, 2010

Could changes to shared houses decrease supply?

Could changes to shared houses decrease supply?

The government has proposed new local powers will be introduced to control the spread of high concentrations of shared rented homes and to tackle incidents unsafe and substandard accommodation run by bad landlords, it has been revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 29th January, 2010

House prices 'make strong start to new year'

House prices 'make strong start to new year'

Property prices in the UK have increased at the start of the new year, putting the housing market into a strong position, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 29th January, 2010

First-time buyers 'still face financial hurdles'

First-time buyers 'still face financial hurdles'

While low mortgage rates are likely to be welcomed by first-time buyers, one sector commentator has warned them to prepare to face other financial hurdles on their journey to becoming homeowners.

Read Article ... Published on 28th January, 2010

House prices rises 'not sustainable'

House prices rises 'not sustainable'

Over the last ten years, UK property prices have risen significantly, but this trend is unsustainable, according to one sector commentator.

Read Article ... Published on 28th January, 2010

Renting 'the key to easier living'

Renting 'the key to easier living'

Renting a home makes sense for people who are looking to secure a no-hassle, easy lifestyle, one sector commentator has claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 27th January, 2010

Property prices 'double in ten years'

Property prices 'double in ten years'

As the UK economy comes out of recession, many Britons may feel house prices are cheaper than they have been for some time following the property market crash.

Read Article ... Published on 27th January, 2010

Landlords 'will fill UK housing gap'

Landlords 'will fill UK housing gap'

As housing continues to become increasingly unaffordable for many Britons, the country is likely to become more reliant on private rented landlords to close the gap in the housing market, it has been suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 27th January, 2010

Is renting a home less stressful than buying?

Is renting a home less stressful than buying?

Having a baby, getting married and starting a new job have all been found to be less stressful than buying a new home, according to new research.

Read Article ... Published on 26th January, 2010

Will house prices continue rising?

Will house prices continue rising?

Many people believe house prices will continue to rise during 2010, according to a new survey.

Read Article ... Published on 26th January, 2010

Renting 'not housing's ugly sister'

Renting 'not housing's ugly sister'

Britons may be adopting a more European style mindset as the number of people choosing to rent a property, rather than take on a mortgage in order to fund buying a home, increases.

Read Article ... Published on 25th January, 2010

Demand for rented properties 'increasing'

Demand for rented properties 'increasing'

The number of surplus properties on the letting market is reducing, new research has found, which may prompt people looking for flats to rent in Fulham or another part of London to get their skates on.

Read Article ... Published on 25th January, 2010

London residential property 'performing well'

London residential property 'performing well'

Landlords in the UK have been encouraged to consider investing in the prime residential London property market, which has performed well in terms of investment in the past.

Read Article ... Published on 25th January, 2010

Many Brits 'still find mortgages unaffordable'

Many Brits 'still find mortgages unaffordable'

As the recession rumbles on, many Britons are finding that mortgages are unaffordable to them, it has been suggested.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd January, 2010

Landlords 'should be cautious to succeed'

Landlords 'should be cautious to succeed'

Landlords can successfully take on the buy-to-let market as long as they proceed with caution, it has been claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd January, 2010

Greenwich: Get in the middle if things in Greenwich

Greenwich: Get in the middle if things in Greenwich

Background

Read Article ... Published on 22nd January, 2010

Young people 'want more affordable house prices'

Young people 'want more affordable house prices'

House prices need to level out over the long-term and become more affordable in order to attract more young Britons to take their first steps on the property ladder, it has been claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 21st January, 2010

Could switching insurers mean better deal?

Could switching insurers mean better deal?

While Britons who rent their home may find any buildings insurance is covered by their landlord, they could still wish to secure contents protection, to ensure their own belongings are covered in the event of them being damaged or stolen.

Read Article ... Published on 21st January, 2010

Number of people renting 'increases'

Number of people renting 'increases'

The UK's housing market has changed significantly over the last 50 years and while the number of Britons choosing to rent fell during the 1980s, in recent years figures have shown signs of increasing.

Read Article ... Published on 20th January, 2010

Brits 'rely on credit as recession rumbles on'

Brits 'rely on credit as recession rumbles on'

It may seem to many as though the UK has been stuck in recession for ever, but although the economy has in fact just been in this status for 362 days, many people are still struggling.

Read Article ... Published on 20th January, 2010

One in ten landlords 'plan to buy'

One in ten landlords 'plan to buy'

In the first quarter of 2010, one in ten landlords are hoping to buy a residential investment property to add to their portfolio, new research has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 20th January, 2010

Property asking prices 'increase'

Property asking prices 'increase'

Just a few weeks into 2010, property asking prices have already increased by an average of 1.2 per cent, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 19th January, 2010

How cold snap will hit Britons' wallets

How cold snap will hit Britons' wallets

The new year got off to a cold start, with snow on the ground for days in many parts of the UK, including London.

Read Article ... Published on 19th January, 2010

More Britons 'looking for tenants'

More Britons 'looking for tenants'

The number of households considering renting out a room rose by 27 per cent during the first two weeks of 2010, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 19th January, 2010

Low interest rates 'will make no difference to first-timers'

Low interest rates 'will make no difference to first-timers'

The current low mortgage interest rates being seen in the UK will not make much of a difference to first-time buyers, one sector commentator has asserted.

Read Article ... Published on 18th January, 2010

Britons 'concerned about winter energy bills'

Britons 'concerned about winter energy bills'

Energy bills are weighing heavily on the minds of many Britons as they worry about how they will afford to pay them.

Read Article ... Published on 18th January, 2010

Buy-to-let regulations 'a concern for landlords'

Buy-to-let regulations 'a concern for landlords'

Mortgage repayments and regulations are among the top concerns of landlords going into the new year, new research has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 15th January, 2010

Debt burden for first-time buyers 'lower'

Debt burden for first-time buyers 'lower'

The debt burden on first-time buyers decreased during November, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 15th January, 2010

Finchley: Make a home in Finchley

Finchley: Make a home in Finchley

Background

Read Article ... Published on 15th January, 2010

People using credit to pay mortgage 'terrifying'

People using credit to pay mortgage 'terrifying'

It is "frankly terrifying" that some one million Britons are reliant on their credit cards when paying their mortgage or rent, one sector commentator has stated.

Read Article ... Published on 14th January, 2010

Property market 'will remain volatile'

Property market 'will remain volatile'

Current trends in supply and demand indicate a volatile house price market lies ahead, one sector commentator has claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 14th January, 2010

'Forget loyalty' for a better deal

'Forget loyalty' for a better deal

With the January sales now well underway, consumers have been advised not to automatically be loyal to their current financial service provider when looking for the best monetary deals.

Read Article ... Published on 14th January, 2010

Landlords reveal top concerns for 2010

Landlords reveal top concerns for 2010

More regulation tops the list of concerns landlords in the UK have this year, new research has found, although such guidelines may help to offer tenants peace of mind.

Read Article ... Published on 13th January, 2010

How to keep rats at bay

How to keep rats at bay

The ongoing cold snap the UK has been experiencing has not only seen many Britons choosing to spend more time sheltering indoors, but also large numbers of vermin, it has been warned.

Read Article ... Published on 13th January, 2010

How tenants can save money with a new boiler

How tenants can save money with a new boiler

Even if they do not qualify for the new boiler scrappage scheme, tenants may find there is still money to be saved by having a new boiler fitted.

Read Article ... Published on 13th January, 2010

Property prices 'rising slowly'

Property prices 'rising slowly'

UK property prices are continuing to rise, albeit at a slower pace than seen in recent months, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 12th January, 2010

Tenants 'should keep homes secure'

Tenants 'should keep homes secure'

People who leave their homes unoccupied for extended periods of time may unknowingly be invalidating their insurance, it has been claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 12th January, 2010

Advice for warring couples forced to live together

Advice for warring couples forced to live together

Couples who are experiencing problems in their relationship but are forced to live together because of financial circumstances, should negotiate ways of living more harmoniously, it has been recommended.

Read Article ... Published on 11th January, 2010

Winter fuel bills 'will rise'

Winter fuel bills 'will rise'

Britons who have chosen property to rent in London as a means of saving money during the credit crunch may be glad they did so, after it was revealed fuel bills may be slightly higher this winter.

Read Article ... Published on 11th January, 2010

A million Brits 'use credit to pay for home'

A million Brits 'use credit to pay for home'

Mortgages are proving to be a costly outgoing for many homeowners, with a significant number of Britons admitting they have used a credit card to keep up with payments over the last year.

Read Article ... Published on 11th January, 2010

London property price rises 'set to continue'

London property price rises 'set to continue'

Recent increases seen in central London property prices are set to continue in 2010, it has been claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 8th January, 2010

Homes 'still not affordable for first-timers'

Homes 'still not affordable for first-timers'

Purchasing a new home has yet to become an affordable option for first-time buyers, one sector commentator has claimed.

Read Article ... Published on 8th January, 2010

Could renting offer solution to couples at war?

Could renting offer solution to couples at war?

Across the country, couples at war and continuing to live under one roof due to the shortage of affordable housing the UK has to offer, new research has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 7th January, 2010

'Times still tough' for first-time buyers

'Times still tough' for first-time buyers

This year could still be difficult for first-time buyers when it comes to taking their first steps on to the property ladder, it has been reported.

Read Article ... Published on 7th January, 2010

House prices 'continue to climb'

House prices 'continue to climb'

For the sixth consecutive month, UK property prices have shown signs of growth, new research has revealed.

Read Article ... Published on 7th January, 2010

Will mortgages be more affordable this year?

Will mortgages be more affordable this year?

First-time buyers could find they are in a better position to purchase a property during 2010 as mortgages become more affordable.

Read Article ... Published on 6th January, 2010

Could tenants benefit from boiler scrappage scheme?

Could tenants benefit from boiler scrappage scheme?

Britons living in or looking for flats to rent in Blackheath or elsewhere in London may wish to find out if their landlord has recently upgraded their boiler.

Read Article ... Published on 6th January, 2010

Tenants admit 'renting gives them more freedom'

Tenants admit 'renting gives them more freedom'

Britons are increasingly adopting a more European mentality when it comes to home ownership, new research has found, with growing numbers of people now realising the benefits of renting.

Read Article ... Published on 5th January, 2010

Lending and stamp duty 'may mean difficulty for buyers'

Lending and stamp duty 'may mean difficulty for buyers'

While UK property is now more affordable for first-time buyers, according to one sector commentator, such house hunters are still likely to run into difficulties when it comes to access mortgage finance.

Read Article ... Published on 5th January, 2010

Saving money in the new year

Saving money in the new year

Britons who have made a new year's resolution to save this year have been offered some advice which could take them one step closer towards their goal.

Read Article ... Published on 5th January, 2010

London 'sees strongest house price growth'

London 'sees strongest house price growth'

Property prices in London demonstrated the strongest levels of growth in the whole on the UK during the final financial quarter of last year, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 4th January, 2010

London kids 'biggest savers'

London kids 'biggest savers'

London-based children have the highest average savings balances in the whole of the UK, new research has found.

Read Article ... Published on 4th January, 2010

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