Countrywide executive chairman Peter Long will step in “for as long as is needed to get us back to where we should be”, staff of the UK’s biggest estate agent have been told.
But some will be wondering where multi-tasking Long, who... read more �
A bank’s City analysts have upgraded Countrywide to ‘hold’ despite the fact that the estate agency group’s share price rose just 0.4% yesterday, closing at 100.4p, following news yesterday morning that Alison Platt had re... read more �
Average rents in England and Wales increased by 2.3% to £850 a month in 2017 with the East of England recording the highest growth at 3.3%, the latest index shows.
The cheapest rents are in the North East at £534, down 1.7% year on year ... read more �
A radical new housing approach is needed in the UK to deliver the Government’s new 300,000 homes target, a according to a new report.
The analysis from industry body the Housing and Finance Institute points out that there have been only six ye... read more �
Local authorities in England are continuing to ignore ways to deliver much needed affordable homes for local people in rural areas but could be more effective in helping to solve the housing crisis in the countryside, it is suggested.
New Government... read more �
Mortgage market activity in the UK buoyant during November 2017 with steady increases in mortgage lending for first time buyers and home movers compared to the previous month and the equivalent period in 2016.
There were 34,800 new first time buyer ... read more �
Average asking prices in the UK edged up 0.7% or £2,067 in January after a fall of 2.2% in the final month of 2017 and similar to the 0.6% rise recorded in the same month last year, the latest index shows.
But the report from property portal R... read more �
Over 350,000 people across the UK have now used the Government’s flagship Help to Buy schemes, including more than 300,000 first time buyers, official figures show.
First time buyers have also embraced the Help to Buy Isa with more than 1.1 mi... read more �
It is easier than ever to search for a new home online but while more than 6.5 million people a day do so in the UK only a third are actually in a position to buy, according to new research.
The rest are dreaming about the homes they look at and the... read more �
You’ve found the perfect tenants, they’ve moved in without issue, and you’re expecting smooth sailing with the tenancy. But then you check your bank account and find that rent hasn’t been paid that month. What do you do? ... read more �