The most important UK property news aggregated from leading twitter commentators

More people than ever plan on selling their home or renting properties to see them through retirement

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

By Adam Uren PUBLISHED: 07:12 EST, 13 August 2013 | UPDATED: 07:12 EST, 13 August 2013 More and more people are planning on renting or selling their properties to fund their retirement, but in doing so may be leaving themselves at the mercy of violent future swings in property prices.

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Peter Lawrence @lawrencerandea 8 months, 1 week ago

More people than ever plan on selling their home or renting properties to http://t.co/ubYnLe6D8N http://t.co/OcmqyGPCux

Buying and selling a buy-to-let property

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Check the extra rent you will generate is worth the extension Back in November 2012 there were major reports that the government was going to allow homeowners to extend their property for a period of years without planning permission. However this was rejected in May 2013 so the likelihood is you will need planning for both the extension and the HMO.

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Telegraph Property @TeleProperty 8 months, 1 week ago

Buying and selling a buy-to-let property http://t.co/aLzGl3Cwgh

Housing market on road to recovery

http://www.rics.org

Published 8 months, 1 week ago
RICS July 2013 UK Residential Market Survey The UK housing market appears to have finally turned a corner as buyers returned to the market in their biggest numbers for four years, says the latest RICS Residential Market Survey (13 August 2013).

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RICS @RICSnews 8 months, 1 week ago

UK housing market on road to recovery as buyers return in biggest numbers for four years, says the RICS resi survey: http://t.co/cMqX2IHgXm

Ombudsman announces Trading Standards approval of estate agency code

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Wednesday 14th August 2013 The Property Ombudsman has had its Code of Practice for sales agents approved by The Trading Standard Institute (TSI) under their Consumer Code Approval Scheme. The Consumer Code Approval Scheme replaces the Office of Fair Trading scheme.

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Kemp & Co @KempandCoPbury 8 months, 1 week ago

Ombudsman announces Trading Standards approval of estate agency code - http://t.co/6xjOc8vZNZ

House prices soar as 'property market turns corner'

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Wednesday 14th August 2013 In a flurry of seemingly upbeat news about the housing market, the Office for National Statistics has reported a surge in prices and the RICS has said that there has been a big pick-up in buyer interest.

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Steve Tolfree @StvRav 8 months, 1 week ago

House prices soar as 'property market turns corner' - Estate Agent Today http://t.co/4qyPRYd7ln

House sales continue to be hit by 'lengthy' delays, warning

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Wednesday 14th August 2013 Estate agents are being warned that buyers and sellers will continue to experience "lengthy waits" for valuations and surveys, as well as delays in conveyancing, for the foreseeable future. Conveyancing Alliance Group, a conveyancing supplier, said it is vital for agents to manage expectations as delays in reaching exchange and completion continue to grow.

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Kemp & Co @KempandCoPbury 8 months, 1 week ago

Estate agents are warned that house sales will continue to be hit by lengthy delays & they must manage expectations http://t.co/d7zOK8hhYM

Back with a boom: House prices rise three times faster than wages to highest level since the crash

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Rising confidence from buyers part of wider picture of economic recovery 25,300 mortgages given to first-time buyers in June, from 19,400 last year High street sales, manufacturing output and car production also on up By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 19:24 EST, 13 August 2013 | UPDATED: 20:02 EST, 13 August 2013 House prices are rising three times faster than wages, amid warnings from ministers that this is not necessarily a good thing.

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Thomas Morris @ThomasMorrisEA 8 months, 1 week ago

Great Graphs!!! Back with a boom: House prices rise three times faster than wages to highest level since the crash http://t.co/a0nnRmnKZV

House prices on the rise: is now the time to buy?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

But forecasts have been edging up. Savills, the estate agent, recently raised its predicted rise for 2013 from 0.5pc to 3.5pc. This radical increase was mainly to do with the effects of government initiatives such as Help to Buy and Funding for Lending, both of which have pushed mortgage rates down, Savills said.

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Northfields Estates @NorthfieldsLive 8 months, 1 week ago

RT @Telegraph: Is now the time to buy a house? @RichDyson1 looks at how you can best time your purchase http://t.co/Jl9XgxHP8F”

Housing market beats inflation with house price growth 'to hit 7pc'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

"It is looking ever more likely that house prices will see marked increases over the rest of 2013 and during 2014, with the result that we have raised our house price forecasts," said Howard Archer, chief UK economist at IHS Global Insight.

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Emma Rowley @emma_rowley 8 months, 1 week ago

Here is full story with reax - Housing market beats inflation with house price growth 'to hit 7pc' via @Telegraph http://t.co/njbM6RnGH5

UK government faces pressure to drop Help to Buy mortgage scheme - FT.com

http://www.ft.com

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

The UK government is facing growing calls to drop its controversial Help to Buy mortgage scheme to prevent another housing bubble, as lending to first-time buyers rose to a post-2007 high. The number of mortgages advanced to would-be homeowners

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Henry Pryor @HenryPryor 8 months, 1 week ago

Calls for government to drop Help to Buy reports @TanyaPowley. http://t.co/mOKVoBppX2

Return of first-time-buyer sparks rise in unlet property

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Experian's Jonathan Westley commented: "Some lenders and estate agents are reporting improvement in the housing market, with the Council of Mortgage Lenders data showing confidence and activity growing strongly at the bottom of the property ladder." Figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, published today, showed house prices rose in July for a fourth consecutive month, marking their fastest growth since November 2006.

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Landlord Lowdown @landlordlowdown 8 months, 1 week ago

Return of first-time-buyer sparks rise in unlet property via @Telegraph http://t.co/g3Fiw3C7b5

Housing Market Recovery 'Round The Corner'

http://news.sky.com

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

House prices have risen at their fastest pace since 2006 sparked by a rising demand for property across the country. According to the latest housing market report by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) there are signs a recovery is "round the corner".

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Karen Turner @KarenTurner12 8 months, 1 week ago

Good news! Housing Market I feel has been strong this year. Positive comments anyone? http://t.co/N7FGlXBnqM

Estate Agent Track Day!

http://www.peterheron.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Estate Agent Track Day! Our 2nd blog post for the week and this one's all about what we get up to on Twitter with other Estate Agents. Earlier last week Andrea Morgan who blogs for Rightmove was on the lookout for the UK's Best Branded Estate Agent Car - great news as we've actually just had one of ours done up!

Eric Pickles: Delivering new homes for hard-working people

https://www.gov.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Government action to help kick-start the housing market is working, Eric Pickles, said today (13 August 2013). Ministers also pointed to the delivery of almost a third of a million additional homes in the last 2 years, and 150,000 more affordable homes have been built under this government.

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Henry Pryor @HenryPryor 8 months, 1 week ago

10,000 #Help2Buy reservations over the past 4 months says Pickles. https://t.co/pY6ucli03c

House prices 'rising at fastest rate since 2006 peak'

http://www.theguardian.com

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

George Osborne's schemes to kickstart house sales have fuelled a surge in interest from homebuyers and the fastest rise in prices since their peak seven years ago, according to a wide-ranging survey of estate agents.

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GH Didsbury @GHDidsbury 8 months, 1 week ago

Rics survey shows house prices rising at fastest rate since 2006 peak http://t.co/fXO9wFvXRq via @guardianmoney

House Price Index, June 2013

http://www.ons.gov.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Key findings In the 12 months to June 2013 UK house prices increased by 3.1%, up from a 2.9% increase in the 12 months to May 2013. House price growth remains stable across most of the UK, although prices in London are increasing faster than the UK average.

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Coreco @Coreco 8 months, 1 week ago

“@statisticsONS: UK house prices grew 3.1% in the year to June, up from 2.9% in the year to May http://t.co/MBNmAVAJk8 #inflation”

Surge in first-time buyers drives up property prices

http://www.thetimes.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Homebuyers are flooding into the property market in their largest numbers for four years, driving up prices and adding to signs of a turnaround in the economy. Estate agents and surveyors reported a marked rise in buyers' inquiries last month, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors will say today, fuelling expectations of the strongest house price rises since 2006.

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WAEllis @waellis 8 months, 1 week ago

Demand fuelled by mortgage availability & #helptobuy but lack of homes for sale in London keeps prices climbing. http://t.co/3PwordLvbC