MPs call for tougher letting rules
'Cowboy' letting agents who behave badly and charge rip-off fees must face tougher sanctions, MPs have urged
18 July 2013
House sales at highest level since June 2010, surveyors say
UK house sales reached their highest level in more than two and-a-half years last month, surveyors said today
12 March 2013
Letting agents risk being 'property's Wild West'
A clampdown on the lettings sector is needed to stop rogue agents ripping off tenants
22 November 2012
House sales down 40% since boom
House sales have plummeted by almost 40% since the peak of the boom five years ago, says RICS
12 June 2012
Stamp duty deadline lifts housing market, survey says
A rush of first-time buyers trying to beat a stamp duty deadline gave the housing market a boost last month
10 April 2012
House price decline softens, surveyors say
House prices fell in February, a report said today, but at the slowest rate in 18 months as sales continue to rise
13 March 2012
Lenders slash mortgage rates
A flurry of lenders have slashed interest on their fixed rate mortgages including Halifax, Nationwide and Lloyds TSB
9 June 2011
Rics: house prices to fall 2% in 2011
22 December 2010
Property asking prices fall again
16 August 2010
Property professionals report house price drops
10 August 2010
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