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Analysis by the Residential Landlord’s Association (RLA) has found that rents in local authority controlled homes have increased six times more than in the private sector over the past eight years. Local authority housing average weekly rents in England increased by 42.5% from £55.27 to £78.78 between 2005/06 and 2012/13, according to recent figures published by the Department for...


Some 337,500 people in the UK have moved up the housing ladder in 2013, the second successive annual increase in home mover house purchases, new research shows. Rising house prices have given home movers a higher level of deposit for their next property, reaching £76,398 in 2013, a rise of 6% according to the latest Lloyds Bank Homemovers Review.


The number of first-time buyers up in the UK increased by an estimated 22% in 2013, the largest annual increase in more than a decade, according to data published. One reason may be that mortgage availability has increased in recent years and another that prices are more affordable, says the annual First Time Buyer Review report from the Halifax,...


The number of foreign landlords investing in UK property has now passed the two million mark, according to new research. The number of overseas landlords renting out property in the UK jumped by 6% in the last 12 months to 2.04 million from 1.93 million in the previous 12 months, according to a report from chartered accountants UHY Hacker...


2014 looks like it is going to be a bright year for the private rental sector, according to a recent survey carried out by LSL Property Services. The research found that in the past six months 41% of the 2,195 landlords polled saw a rise in tenant demand, with just one in sixteen saying that demand had fallen. The...


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