Top 7 recent stories in housing and property investment: 16 November

 

Here’s our round-up of some of the best stories that we’ve posted on Buy Association.co.uk recently.

Some towns and cities are behind on their new build targets, Stockport is a big mover in the best buy-to-let area charts, and there’s a call to allow more humans to share rented properties with their cat overlords.

1.Letwin Report: Towns and cities behind on new build targets

Towns and cities across England are finding it hard to meet their new house building targets according to a housing review undertaken by Sir Oliver Letwin MP.

Bew build houses in the United Kingdom

2.Mixed picture for London and regions in new Your Move figures

Annual house price growth fell substantially in London while falling less dramatically across England and Wales, according to new figures from Your Move.

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3.Stockport into best buy-to-let investment area Top Ten

Stockport has entered the top 10 of buy-to-let investment areas in England and Wales, in new data published by specialist mortgage lender LendInvest.

Stockport viaduct, a fine example of a multi-linked railway support structure, and Stockport Pyramid beyond

4.Government reveals Housing Court plans for landlord-tenant disputes

The Government has revealed plans for a Housing Court that aims to speed up and improve the quality of decisions in property disputes for landlords and tenants.

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5.Midlands property prices head north with steady growth

The most recent house price index published by Your Move reveals that the Midlands is leading the way with property values showing growth month on month.

Birmingham map of west Midlands

6.Retired borrowers set to become the fastest-growing mortgage sector

Lending into retirement is expected to be the fastest growing segment in the specialist mortgage market over the next two years.

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7. Landlords urged to rethink no pets policies

A leading animal welfare charity is urging landlords to allow more of their tenants to own a cat in rented accommodation, with benefits for both humans and felines.

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