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CML: Mortgage lending down 5% on year in April

CML: Mortgage lending down 5% on year in April

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) today reported a fall in mortgage lending for the month of April. According to the Council, mortgage lending fell to £9.8 billion last month, down 14% from £11.4 billion the previous month and 5% lower than the £10.3 billion a year earlier. The CML attributed the fall to the [...]

May 20, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Average rent up 4.4% on year

Average rent up 4.4% on year

A report by letting agency network LSL Property Services has revealed tenant demand has risen in recent weeks after April’s long bank holiday weekends and warm weather led to a surge in would-be tenants looking for property. According to the agency, rents grew by 0.8% in April to £692 per month compared with the previous [...]

ONS: Retail sales rise in April

ONS: Retail sales rise in April

The long bank holiday weekends and sunny weather has led to a rise in retail sales for the month of April, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today. The ONS said retail sales grew 1.12% last month due to the late Easter holidays, hot weather and Royal Wedding, with clothing, footwear and food [...]

May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More