UK house prices will continue to rise in 2017 but at a much slower rate, according to research from the Halifax. Britain's biggest mortgage lender said annual house price growth would be running at between 1% and 4% by the end of the year. That compared with an average of 10% in March 2016. Halifax attributed the forecast to a "higher than normal degree of uncertainty" about the economy in 2017, linked to the recent fall in sterling. To discuss the predictions Sue Dougan was joined by CEO of eMoov, Russell Quirk.
4.5 million Brits wouldn't report a crime in their area due to the risk of devaluing their home or making it more difficult to rent--that's according to new research from Direct Line. The insurance company also found that a third of prospective buyers would ask for a discount on a property or reduction in rent if it turned out to be in a high-crime area. To discuss the findings Sue Dougan was joined by Steve Jackson from Direct Line.
What did the Chancellor have in store for the housing market in the Autumn statement? Yesterday we heard from Russell Quirk, CEO of eMoov.co.uk, on what he wanted to hear from the Chancellor. But were those expectations met? We also hear from Jeremy Raj from Wedlake Bell's Residential Property Team, for his reaction on Philip Hammond's policies towards the housing market.
Sue Dougan is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the pressures from housing costs as well as proposals for a cap on instalment fees on prepayment energy meters. Plus will we see a realistic timetable for the delivery of the High Speed 2 Rail scheme?