Changes in tax charged to landlords could see a sharp rise in rental costs, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
There were more first time buyers looking for homes last year than at any time since the financial crash of 2007, according to research by the Halifax.
Homes numbered 13 worth £9000 less than similar home, according to new research.
Buy to let borrowing down by a quarter on two years ago
Property prices increased by 6% in November compared to the same time last year, according to Halifax.
The number of houses sold for more than £1 million is on the up, according to Lloyds Bank.
The average UK house price rose by 1.4% in October the Halifax has reported, defying the signs of a slowdown seen in the past six months.
Increases in the price of houses in eastern and southern England are pushing up the average sale price, according to new figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).