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One in three people with a repayment mortgage in the UK won’t repay it until they’re aged 60 or over, according to new research. It means many may be forced to rethink their retirement plans. 31.7% of those with a repayment mortgage will not have finished paying it off until they are aged 61 or over, and of these...


The proportion of UK properties currently on the market for sale with a reduced asking price has fallen to its lowest level in four years according to property website Zoopla.co.uk. Research from Zoopla shows that of all properties currently available for sale, only 27% have had their price reduced from their original level, down for 31% three months ago...


Crossrail, London’s major transport innovation, is already having an impact on the property market with transactions within 500 metres of stations increasing by 23% last year. Also, within a mile of the stations, sales are up by 21% both significantly exceeding the London average of 13%, according to a new research from Hamptons International. The research analysed activity and...


56% of landlords in the UK live within 10 miles of their rental property, according to new research. The latest monthly lettings index from property agency Countrywide shows that the North East is the region where landlords live closest to their rental properties, with 72% within 10 miles.


House prices in the UK three months up to February were 2.1% higher than in the three months up to November, according to the latest index from Halifax. The UK lender also says the annual rate of price increase also rose again with prices in the three months to February 7.9% higher than in the same period last year.


Rentguard Issues


  • Majority of landlords have helped tenants during coronavirus crisis
  • Rental crisis deepens with over 300,000 tenants late with rent payments
  • Rentguard’s administration fees