Category: Property Law

Buy-to-let re-mortgaging hits new high in Q3

New figures published in recent days reveal that the number of landlords looking to re-mortgage hit a new high in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018.

Commercial property lending up by more than a quarter

Commercial property lending increased by more than a quarter (27 per cent) in the first half (H1) of 2018, a new analysis reveals.

HMO landlord fined for ‘overcrowded’ property

A UK landlord who reportedly ‘crammed’ 23 people into a small house with room for just six occupants has been fined £7,500.

First-time buyer mortgage approvals up in September

New data published by e.surv in recent days reveals that there was an increase in the number of first-time buyers and small deposit borrowers securing a mortgage last month.

Demand strong for UK commercial property

Demand for UK commercial property remains strong despite the political and other challenges the market appears to be facing in the months ahead.

Study reveals UK neighbour dispute hotspots

A new study has revealed which regions of the UK are most likely to see neighbour disputes arise over party walls, fences, shared driveways, unruly behaviour and more.

How much do first-time buyers need to earn before they can buy a home?

A new study suggests that first-time buyers in the UK need to be earning an average of £53,000 in order to buy a home in one of Britain’s largest cities.

Landlords urged to take note of new HMO rules ahead of 1 October deadline

New licensing rules due to take effect on Monday 1 October 2018 will require some 177,000 UK landlords to apply for House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licences, it has been warned.

Network Rail to ‘sell-off’ £1.46 billion worth of commercial property

In recent days, Network Rail has unveiled plans to downsize its substantial commercial property portfolio by ‘selling off’ as many as 5,200 commercial units.

Mortgage approvals up 2.7 per cent in August

Approximately 66,543 mortgages were approved last month – a 2.7 per cent rise on the number of new loans approved in July, new research reveals.