UK House prices rise slightly in November

UK house price growth edged higher in November, after the annual rate of increase slid to a more than five year low, in October. However, while prices have shown some recovery in recent weeks, the outlook remains downbeat, with the Bank of England (BOE) predicting a possible 30% slump should the country exit the EU with no deal.

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Are Landlords discriminating against Housing Benefit claimants?

Recent research suggests that housing benefit claimants are being discriminated against by private landlords. The National Housing Federation and homeless charity Shelter, have found that ‘at least’ one-in-ten properties advertised for rent online, specifically state that those in receipt of Government housing benefit will not be considered. 

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RICS launches new guide to measuring property

The inaccurate measuring of property in the UK has led to new guidelines being introduced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). A consistent method of measuring houses, flats, and other property types for sale and letting means buyers and renters can rely on accurate information about the homes they’re considering.

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