Politians are being urged to encourage regulators to speed up claims settlement for thousands of people whose lives have been blighted by mortgage mis-selling. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Financial Ombudsman have been dragging th...
The Government is inviting views on a new building safety regime, as it seeks to bring forward new legislation to keep residents safe following the deadly Grenfell Tower fire. The blaze on 14 June 2017 resulted in the greatest loss of life in a residen...
Average farmland prices have held steady in the second quarter of 2019, at just under £7,000 per acre, some 5% lower than five years ago but still 50% higher than in 2009, the latest index shows. Uncertainty among both vendors and potential purchasers ...
Local planning authorities in Wales lack the resilience needed to deliver long term improvements in terms of housing and communities, an official report has found. The study from the Wales Audit Office says that planning service have seen budgets cut b...
A strong performance in April was followed by an equally active May for the mortgage market, which showed no signs of being affected by the slowdown facing the property sector. There were 65,801 residential mortgages approved during May 2019, up 1.2% c...
Average rents in England and Wales fell by 1.7% month on month in May to £901 but they increased in four regions, according to the latest index. The highest monthly rent in May was in London at £1,643 in May, followed by the South East at £1,044 while ...
More empty homes in the countryside in Scotland could be returned to use if greater policy flexibility was available to recognise the unique circumstances of rural areas, it is claimed. A one size fits all approach for urban and rural areas does not wo...
A majority of people renting in the UK say they will never be able to afford a home while four in 10 day they are stuck in cold, damp properties with landlords unwilling to do basic repairs and maintenance. Overall some 77% of the 4.5 million household...
There has been an increase in the number of homes for sale being developed by the social housing sector which is in a strong financial position, according to the latest quarterly survey. Over the 2018/2019 financial year, the sector raised new faciliti...
It is still possible to buy a family home, with three bedrooms or more, in or close to a major UK town or city, for less than £100,000, according to research. Overall, 17 major towns and cities currently have more than 200 family houses for sale at £10...