Trends and predictions for the UK Property Market – 5 years of data

Image of houses on a UK high street with building, slaes and renting signifying the state of the UK Property Market

Over the past few years, the UK property market has experienced significant changes, driven by fluctuating interest rates, economic uncertainties, and evolving demand patterns. For potential Buy to Let (BTL) investors, understanding these dynamics is crucial for making informed investment decisions. This analysis delves into the recent data on house prices, mortgage rates, and rental trends to provide a comprehensive outlook for BTL investments in 2024 and onwards.

Gifted Deposit Mortgages- What you need to know

A meticulous office scene depicting a cluttered desk filled with financial documents, bank statements, and legal papers, a computer displaying financial charts, and an open safe with cash and property deeds in the background, emphasizing the detailed process of auditing for a gifted deposit mortgage.

The genesis of this article stemmed from a case where a client consolidated various funds for a gifted deposit mortgage into one account. Contrary to their expectations, this move created an administrative nightmare and nearly pushed the family to the brink, as the document requirements ballooned with the discovery of additional fund sources. The crux […]

Considering Shared Ownership? Read about the potential pitfalls.

Dr Alison Wallace, senior lecturer in social policy and housing, Centre for Housing Policy, University of York comments to the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee are summarised, highlighting some of the concerns you should consider before buying a shared ownership property, worth reading in full if this is something you were considering: Entry […]

Rightmove’s thoughts on the UK property market into next year

Rightmove have recently released some thoughts on the property market into 2024. Here’s a quick summary of their predictions and data: House buyers delayed purchases due to the mini Budget but are expected to resume in 2024 as asking prices drop by one percent. Rightmove predicts new seller asking prices will decline by the end […]

Can you get a mortgage if you’ve had debt management plans?

This article posted directly by Precise Mortgages outlines their terms for clients who have or have had Debt Management Plans (DMP). In summary: Precise Mortgages offers mortgage products for customers with DMPs. Mortgages are available up to 85% Loan-to-Value (LTV) for those with DMPs. DMPs active for at least 12 months are considered; they don’t […]

BTL Rates cuts ongoing

We are seeing significant and widespread reductions in Buy-To-Let (BTL) mortgage rates across various lenders in the UK during November 2023, indicating a trend towards more affordable and diverse mortgage products in the real estate market.