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Household bills 'a worry for many'

Millions of Brits are facing a cost of living crisis in the UK.

28 Aug 2014
Household bills 'a worry for many'
Financial stability 'continues in social housing sector'

The UK social housing sector remains "financially strong".

24 Feb 2014
Financial stability 'continues in social housing sector'
Household incomes 'to rise in 2015'

Incomes are forecast to begin rising again in 2015.

12 Feb 2014
Household incomes 'to rise in 2015'
UK housing benefit changes 'will harm Scotland'

The Scottish government has warned of the potential impact of housing benefit changes.

28 Jan 2011
UK housing benefit changes 'will harm Scotland'
Home improvements 'can be a worthwhile investment'

Improving a property is a worthwhile investment, one expert has indicated.

10 Sep 2010
Home improvements 'can be a worthwhile investment'
Housing market 'to be sluggish'

The housing market will be fairly slow in the second half of this year, an estate agency has predicted.

24 Aug 2010
Housing market 'to be sluggish'
Property expert fears house price 'double dip'

Although it has been officially announced that the UK is out of the recession, one property expert still believes that the British housing market is set to see a "second credit crunch".

24 Feb 2010
Property expert fears house price 'double dip'
Talk of 'double dip recession' could affect the housing market

Commentators who talk of the possibility of a double dip recession could cause people to loose faith in the housing market, it has been suggested.

11 Feb 2010
Talk of 'double dip recession' could affect the housing market
New repossessions structure 'required for homeowners'

A home repossessions structure needs to be developed which will take into account the difference between homeowners who are attempting to pay back their debts and those who are not, it has been suggested.

09 Feb 2010
New repossessions structure 'required for homeowners'
Homeowners have 'learnt the lessons of the credit crunch'

UK homeowners have learnt the lessons of the credit crunch, according to one finance expert.

04 Feb 2010
Homeowners have 'learnt the lessons of the credit crunch'
Pre credit crunch optimism in housing market restored

The optimism that was seen among home buyers prior to the credit crunch has been restored, one property website states.

06 Jan 2010
Pre credit crunch optimism in housing market restored
Homeowners ‘may struggle financially’ in the new year

Some homeowners may find it more difficult to keep up their mortgage payments in the new year, one expert believes.

29 Dec 2009
Homeowners ‘may struggle financially’ in the new year
Government mortgage rescue scheme 'inappropriate'

A government scheme, which aimed to help people whose homes could be repossessed, has been described by a mortgage expert as inappropriate.

14 Dec 2009
Government mortgage rescue scheme 'inappropriate'
Recession to affect property market for "a long time"

The recession will affect the property market for "a long time", according to one industry expert.

30 Nov 2009
Recession to affect property market for "a long time"
Landlords warned about rent arrears

Landlords in the UK can protect themselves from rent arrears by taking out specific insurance policies, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA).

21 Oct 2009
Landlords warned about rent arrears
Construction of affordable properties 'continues to rise'

The construction of affordable homes in the UK is continuing to increase, one industry spokesperson has stated.

27 Aug 2009
Construction of affordable properties 'continues to rise'
Property market 'still faces many constraints'

Despite the fall in house prices during the recession, first-time buyers are still being constrained by other factors, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said.

26 Aug 2009
Property market 'still faces many constraints'
It "remains to be seen" if unemployment will affect house prices

Continuing challenges in the property market are causing speculation as to whether unemployment will have an effect on house prices.

25 Aug 2009
It "remains to be seen" if unemployment will affect house prices
HBF calls on government to act on mortgages

The government needs "to push through" the measures it has set-up to boost mortgage lending in the UK, according to the Home Builders Foundation (HBF).

28 May 2009
HBF calls on government to act on mortgages
NAEA chief responds to paper on mortgages

A new publication on the state of mortgages in the UK has not found the right balance between being strict and responsible, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

13 May 2009
NAEA chief responds to paper on mortgages
Report on mortgages published by ippr

Mortgages are the focus of a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr).

13 May 2009
Report on mortgages published by ippr
Brits overpaying on home insurance

A number of UK households are paying too much home insurance, new research has suggested.

30 Mar 2009
Brits overpaying on home insurance
'Almost 6m' Brits fears homes will be repossessed

A huge number of homeowners in Britain are worried that their homes are going to be repossessed, a new study has indicated.

23 Mar 2009
'Almost 6m' Brits fears homes will be repossessed
2009 repossession predictions left unchanged

Research from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has shown that the total number of repossessions in 2008 reached 40,000; 5,000 fewer than predicted.

23 Feb 2009
2009 repossession predictions left unchanged
Cancelled property purchase costs banker £500,000

Even prime property in London is now experiencing a fall in value and low sales, as one banker backed out of a sale recently despite the fact that it would cost him his £500,000 deposit.

25 Nov 2008
Cancelled property purchase costs banker £500,000
British Land sees portfolio drop 11%

British Land's property portfolio had 10.8 per cent sliced from its value in the first six months of the year, the company has reported.

20 Nov 2008
British Land sees portfolio drop 11%
Repossessions 'in nobody's interest'

It is in nobody's interest for mortgage lenders to repossess properties in the current market.

14 Nov 2008
Repossessions 'in nobody's interest'
Repossessions 'on the rise'

The number of home repossessions has rocketed by 71 per cent over the last year as the credit crunch has taken its toll, new research reveals.

29 Oct 2008
Repossessions 'on the rise'
No more 'loose' credit for homebuyers

An end to loose credit does not necessarily mean that there will be no more competitive pricing in the mortgage market, it has been claimed.

23 Oct 2008
No more 'loose' credit for homebuyers
Credit crunch 'takes its toll on landlords'

Before the credit crunch started, buy-to-let investors were able to take advantage of easily attainable mortgages to purchase properties in northern cities.

20 Oct 2008
Credit crunch 'takes its toll on landlords'
Government bailout 'to save housing market'

A proposed £500 billion bailout package should help the mortgage and housing market to recover.

09 Oct 2008
Government bailout 'to save housing market'
Bank announces early rate cut

The Bank of England's monetary policy committee (MPC) this week announced a massive 0.5 per cent cut to interest rates, a day ahead of schedule.

09 Oct 2008
Bank announces early rate cut
Property market 'slows quicker in country'

When there is slowdown in the property market, it takes hold quickest in the country because there are less buyers, it has been claimed.

23 Sep 2008
Property market 'slows quicker in country'
Southern property 'most protected'

Property located in the south of England is likely to be the most protected in the market, it has been claimed.

19 Sep 2008
Southern property 'most protected'
How to beat the credit crunch

New guide packed with practical ideas and tips to help you survive the Credit Crunch just launched

19 Aug 2008
How to beat the credit crunch
Brighton enjoying "stability" in the housing market

Londoners that are looking to downsize as a result of the credit crunch are choosing the south-east as it offers buyers "an attractive place to live".

04 Jun 2008
Brighton enjoying "stability" in the housing market
Prime market going strong

The UK's prime property market continues to perform well despite the global credit crunch.

13 May 2008
Prime market going strong
Financial advisors have a role to play

Independent financial advisors have a role to play in helping homeowners in financial difficulties.

12 May 2008
Financial advisors have a role to play
Spending plans altered as credit crunch hits consumers

The credit crisis is impacting on people's spending habits, it has been revealed.

07 May 2008
Spending plans altered as credit crunch hits consumers
Buy-to-let market affected by credit crunch

A rise in the demand for rented accommodation has not been accompanied by an increase in the number of buy-to-let mortgage products on the market, it has been revealed.

06 May 2008
Buy-to-let market affected by credit crunch
Bank set to act over credit crunch

The Bank of England is on the verge of launching a new lending programme for UK banks which could ease the credit crunch.

17 Apr 2008
Bank set to act over credit crunch
Alistair Darling makes housing promise

The chancellor of the exchequer has promised that the government will do all it can to support the housing market.

16 Apr 2008
Alistair Darling makes housing promise
Brown wants confidence to return to housing

Gordon Brown wants the public to feel "secure and confident" about the economy and the housing market.

16 Apr 2008
Brown wants confidence to return to housing
Credit crunch leads to increased rents

Rents in Scotland are on the rise and it is largely down to the global credit crunch.

07 Apr 2008
Credit crunch leads to increased rents
Brown promises economic stability

Gordon Brown has promised that the UK economy will remain stable despite turbulence in the world's markets.

20 Mar 2008
Brown promises economic stability
Housing market prospects looking good

The future prospects of the UK housing market look bright, according to Legal & General Property.

19 Mar 2008
Housing market prospects looking good
Consumers confident about the next 6 months

Nationwide has published its Consumer Confidence Index for December, revealing some negatives but many positives.

09 Jan 2008
Consumers confident about the next 6 months
2008 will not herald major price falls

Predictions of doom and gloom in 2008 are wide of the mark, according to one expert.

28 Dec 2007
2008 will not herald major price falls
Liquidity crisis rumbles on

The liquidity crisis affecting global financial markets is ongoing and it remains too early to assess its impact, according to the Bank of England.

23 Nov 2007
Liquidity crisis rumbles on
Landlords in credit crunch boost

The global credit crunch may have affected many people in a negative way but it seems that buy-to-let property investors may actually benefit from the squeeze.

07 Nov 2007
Landlords in credit crunch boost
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