Ryan Fowler

Clever Lending has also arranged for several lenders to participate in the Roadshows – specialist lenders Evolution Money and Central Trust, with the latter launching a new buy to let product to coincide with the events.

Rents up 2.4% in 12 months

The figures from the ONS shows that rental prices grew by 2.6% in England, 0.2% in Scotland and were unchanged in Wales.

The annual rate of house price inflation across the 20 cities slowed to 9.5% in July after 12 months of higher growth.

Some 139,030 new homes were completed in the year to June and have continued to build gradually over the last two years, according to the figures from the Department of Local Government and Communities.

Overall 43 million, 78%, would pay more and 62% would spend up to 10% more for their ideal property with those in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland most willing to do so.

The result is a deepening new build crisis in inner London in particular and the lack of interest in new builds is seeing prices fall.

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Since the MCD came into force, new business levels have grown with a corresponding spike in enquiries and requests for referral from advisers who have not recommended second charge loans before.

Approvals were down in July but a lull is someway off.

Overall prices flattened slightly in the run up to the European Union referendum with the first monthly decline since February but it was still the largest annual growth rate since May 2015.