People purchasing a first property were borrowing 52 per cent less for that purpose during April than they were in March.
There was also a 48 per cent slip in the number of mortgages they took out between the two months.
In terms of comparisons between this April and last April, there was a 12 per cent slip in both the number of mortgages debut purchasers took out and the combined amount of money that they were lent.
And there was a 70 per cent collapse when it came to the number of homes they snapped up for themselves in the 125,000 to 250,000 pound price range.
Paul Smee from the CML has said that: “Given the economic uncertainty, any significant pick up in lending in the coming months seems unlikely.”
He said that the CML’s numbers for April were illustrating “the expected effect of the end of the stamp duty concession on UK mortgage lending”.
Meanwhile, PricedOut’s Katy John has commented that “rents are increasing astronomically”.
Ms John’s comments came as she listed the phenomena that are putting “pressure on housing”.
She had been asked whether younger folk are probably going to find it increasingly hard to buy their own properties in times to come.
She said that: “Conditions will continue to be very challenging indeed for young people – and indeed families – across the UK for decades to come, unless proper action is taken now.”
As well as rising rental costs, she cited a poor construction sector and stagnation in home construction as well as social property pressures when it came to the things putting “pressure on hosing”.
She continued: “These factors combined, alongside record levels of student debt, low levels of interest on savings and stagnant wages – as well as high unemployment amongst young people – mean that the government is sitting on a housing time bomb.”
Ms John was speaking in the wake of Joseph Rowntree Foundation forecasts.
Come 2020, it suggests, something like an extra 1.5 million of those between 18 and 30 years old are set to “be pushed towards living in the private rented sector”.
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