Some of the UK’s biggest housebuilders are being investigated over whether they have been sharing information which could influence house prices.
More mortgage providers will increase their rates on new fixed deals on Friday following a series of changes since the start of the year.
Price of average property decreased by 1.4% in 12 months to December, says ONS
House price rises in January were the highest for a year as mortgage rates continued to ease, the Halifax has said.
Mortgage rates are continuing to fall despite some concern that upheaval in the Red Sea could hit the UK economy.
Competition has intensified among mortgage lenders for people who are searching for a new deal, bringing some relief to those facing higher bills.
Mortgage lenders have started the year by cutting rates, taking some of the pain out of the cost of a new deal for homeowners.
Services have been restored after a cyber-attack that played havoc with property completions, but those affected can complain.
House prices have ended the year 1.8% lower, according to Nationwide which forecasts no growth or a further fall in 2024.
Homeowners and buyers have spoken of their “serious stress” after a cyber-attack played havoc with property completions.