The latest house price surveys confirm what everyone already knows – house prices are stuck in a rut and mortgage finance is drying up.
The latest house price figures released by the Communities and Local Government Department show prices were still 8.3% up for August 2010 compared with August the year before. Continue reading House prices still up 8.3% on last year despite slowdown.
Ministers may consider including residential investment property in self-invested pension schemes (SIPPS) that would lead to a major pension industry shake-up for buy to let landlords.
Representatives of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have met with HM Treasury to discuss the change. Continue reading The Money Centre reports on how SIPPS pension rule changes may allow buy to let homes
Commercial property tenants are finding relationships with landlords are better but they still have room for improvement.
Tenants marked their landlords an average of 4.9 out of 10, according to a satisfaction survey by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Continue reading Commercial property landlords need to do better, say businesses.
Increasing tenant demand and a fall in the number of properties available to let are driving rents higher, says the latest letting market review from the Royal Institute of Surveyors (RICS).
Tenant demand is strongest in London and the East but increased across all regions. Continue reading Buy to let bonanza as rents set to soar.