The number of people moving house dropped by almost a third in the first six months of this year as the Covid-19 pandemic brought the property market to a standstill for seven weeks in spring.
Almost 50,000 fewer people... read more »
The UK property market is experiencing a record-smashing summer mini boom, with the number of sales agreed from mid-July to mid-August totalling more than £37 billion.
The post-lockdown surge in activity also saw the highest number of hom... read more »
Rishi Sunak’s emergency stamp duty holiday has sent property prices soaring to an all-time high.
The average cost of a home in the UK jumped 1.6 per cent in July alone to £241,604, according to latest figures from Halifax.... read more »
The Government has announced a two-month extension to the Help to Buy scheme in England to assist home buyers who have suffered delays because of coronavirus.
The move extends the deadline for builders to complete new homesavailable u... read more »
Homeowners in England will get up to £5,000 of government money to make their homes energy efficient, as part of a £3billion green jobs package announced in the Chancellor’s summer statement today.
From September, ho... read more »
The housing market is coming out of lockdown fighting as buyers rush to find homes with gardens and working-from-home space and sellers hurry to list their properties, in time to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday.
Rightmove rep... read more »
A record number of potential home buyers and sellers rushed to Rightmove's website on Wednesday as Rishi Sunak confirmed an eight-month stamp duty “holiday”.
The surge in enquiries spiked within half an hou... read more »
House prices dropped for the fourth month on the trot on June in the longest run of consecutive falls in a decade.
The average cost of a home in Britain dipped 0.1 per cent to an average of £237,616 last month as Britain emerged from lock... read more »
The second-hand property market has been stopped in its tracks by the lockdown.
Physical viewings contravene social distancing rules, valuations have been cancelled and many high loan-to-value mortgage products have been withdrawn.
Howeve... read more »
London landlords have been forced to drop rents by up to 15 per cent following a surge in the number of empty properties on the market, a leading letting agency said today.
A combination of factors, including fewer overseas students looking for acco... read more »