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New Tenancies In Summer 12 June 2024

* As many start to think about the end of term and summer holidays, letting agents are gearing up for a busy few months. Around a third of all new tenancies for the year will start in the next 3 months.

* On average, a third of new rental contracts start during July, August and September according to data covering 2016-2024 from Dataloft Rental Market Analytics by PriceHubble.... Read More

Pedal Power 06 June 2024

* Cycling is good for our health and wellbeing and, because it is one of the most sustainable modes of transport, it"s good for the planet too. That"s why we mark World Bicycle Day every June, to encourage more people to take to two wheels.

* The number of people riding bikes shifted up a gear after the pandemic, as did the distances they covered.... Read More

Detached Homes Lead The way To Summer 29 May 2024

* House prices rose by 1.8% in the year to March. House prices grew by 1.8% in the year to March, back in positive territory for the first time since last August – and stronger than at any time since April 2023.

* Detached homes led the way with 2.... Read More

Sales Price Snakes & Ladders 23 May 2024

* The average asking price of homes being listed for sale on Rightmove has climbed by 0.8% in the last month, to a new high of £375,131.

* The top-of-the-ladder sector is driving price growth, with 4-bed detached and 5+-bed properties increasing 1.... Read More

Fairer Renting 16 May 2024

* The Renters (Reform) Bill is one of the most significant pieces of legislation for private renters and landlords in the past 30 years. At the end of April, it went through its third reading in the House of Commons.

* The government has said it will delay the ban on Section 21 evictions to relieve pressures on court time.... Read More

Cash Is King 10 May 2024

* There is a strong presence of cash buyers in the market. 35% of sales in Great Britain are currently cash, compared to 30% the same month the year before.

*The proportion of cash buyers has risen in all regions over the last year, with the exception of Scotland.... Read More

Time For Terraced Homes 04 May 2024

* Terraced houses are the property type selling the quickest across the UK, at an average of just 56 days, followed closely by semi-detached houses at 58 days.

* Flats are taking an average of 75 days, while detached houses are taking the longest to sell at 78 days.... Read More

Reeling In A Rental 25 April 2024

* 65% of properties placed on the rental market are being snapped up by renters within a week of being listed, with 15% being let within just three days, according to a latest poll.

* The proportion let in a week or less has increased from 61% when the same question was asked in January.... Read More

Running A Rent Comparison 18 April 2024

* The 44th London Marathon is taking place on Sunday 21st April. Around 50,000 people are expected to take part in the 26.2 mile trek around the capital.

* The elite men"s and women"s able-bodied and wheelchair races will each have a prize pot of £243,000 with the winners receiving £44k each.... Read More

Engery Efficiency Pays 11 April 2024

* Buyers are increasingly looking for more energy-efficient homes, with 39% of survey respondents noticing greater interest from buyers, an increase from 34% when the same question was asked last year.

* 43% stated that sellers were looking to attach a premium to homes that are more energy efficient and 37% said that higher energy-efficient homes were holding their value in the current market.... Read More

Growth in homes for sale boosts buyer choice 05 April 2024

* There are a fifth (20%) more homes available for sale compared to the same time last year, boosting buyer choice.

* Encouraged by the usual spring bounce and a 9% annual increase in property sales, more people are putting their home on the market.... Read More

Ester Eggstravaganza 28 March 2024

* The Easter Bunny is hopping into action this year, dropping off over 80 million Easter eggs that are sold in the UK each year. That"s eggquvilent to almost 80 times the number of home sales that took place over the last year, at 1,011,280.

* More than 4 in 5 of us in the UK (84%) are eggcited to celebrate Easter in 2024.... Read More