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Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • House prices fell in nearly 80 per cent of postcodes across England and Wales

    Posted on January 20, 2012 by in Property Market

    House prices fell in nearly 80 per cent of postcodes across England and Wales over this year, but the strength of the London market boosted by demand from overseas buyers prevented the overall decline from being even  worse, property analyst Hometrack has said. Average prices declined by 2.1% overall, but in some of the most […]

  • Landlords must be careful where they buy, warns investment firm

    Posted on January 20, 2012 by in Landlords

    Property investors should be very selective about the areas where they choose to buy during 2012, warns buy-to-let specialist Assetz. The normally upbeat firm says that with unemployment rising and the Eurozone crisis yet to play out, taking a punt on secondary – or what used to be called rising – locations could prove risky. Stuart Law, […]

  • The mortgage market has traded in a very narrow range for the last couple of years.

    Posted on January 20, 2012 by in Property Market

    The mortgage market has traded in a very narrow range for the last couple of years.  During the summer months this year there were some signs of an underlying improvement in volumes but the onset of the Euro crisis and extremely disappointing UK economic growth figures have dampened any prospect of recovery…… Economic output forecasts for […]

  • Nine out of ten landlords owed rent by LHA tenants

    Posted on January 20, 2012 by in Landlords

    Almost nine out of ten (87%) landlords who accept housing benefit tenants have had problems with rent not being paid on time, with one in ten (11%) saying they have had tenants who stopped paying their rent altogether. Out of all landlords, more than half (59%) stipulate no housing benefit tenants in their advertisements. The […]