Property news round up 17/04/2015

‘Help to rent’ is the latest Lib Dem plea to young voters – But it’s not the worst idea in the world, says George Spencer. (Rentify News)

Housing associations say they’ll sue if they’re forced to sell under ‘right to buy’ – Tory policy is described as a breach of human rights law. (Independent)

Buy to let really is the best investment – 1,400% returns help create 2 million private landlords. (MailOnline)

Fears of pre-election hit to UK property market have been overplayed, say analysts – Data points to a stronger market than anyone anticipated. (Telegraph)

London emerging prime property proves robust ahead of election – It’s been a good first quarter. (Property Wire)

Are UKIP strongholds the worst places for landlords to invest in property? The statistics certainly suggest so. (Rentify News)

Tenants protest outside ‘rent rise’ lettings agency – Bristol has had enough of rip-off agents, it seems. (Letting Agent Today)

Are there too many estate agents in London? There are a whopping 149 in Westminster alone. (

UK-wide property to outperform London – Blame mansion tax and stamp duty. (Guardian)

Top-end property sales crushed by stamp duty increase – Higher taxes have led to sales dipping by almost a third. (City A.M.)

For cheaper rents, head for the beach in Brighton – A commute to London might work out cheaper, say experts. (Homes & Property)

London no longer leads UK property inflation league – Average house price growth slows to 7.2%. (This Is Money)