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Stamp Duty abolished: Property industry reacts

Stamp Duty abolished: Property industry reacts

The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, has delivered his second budget and used it to urge the UK to "seize the opportunities" from Brexit while tackling deep-seated economic challenges "head on".

22 Nov 2017

What would your property be worth in a different city?

What would your property be worth in a different city?

Buying in the current market can feel like an uphill struggle. Soaring prices in major cities such as London and Birmingham can seem daunting, especially to first time buyers. However, if you're prepared to travel, there can be a lot of variation as soon as you get out of these hubs, both in terms of renting and buying.

22 Nov 2017

North West sees surge in demand for BTL property

North West sees surge in demand for BTL property

New research shows that demand for BTL property in the North West has soared by 38% year on year, despite Brexit and increased stamp duty costs according to The Mistoria Group, specialists in high yielding investment property in the North West.

22 Nov 2017

The Mansfield announce new fixed rate products

The Mansfield announce new fixed rate products

Mansfield Building Society has announced that it has added two new fixed rate residential products to its Versatility range.

22 Nov 2017

Skipton announce new seven-year fixed rate products

Skipton announce new seven-year fixed rate products

Skipton Building Society has announced that it has introduced two new seven-year fixed rate mortgages to its residential product range.

22 Nov 2017

Residential property transactions see 9.2% annual rise

Residential property transactions see 9.2% annual rise

The latest estimates from HMRC have revealed that between September and October this year, residential property transactions saw a 1.7% increase and are up 9.2% against the same period last year.

21 Nov 2017

Online shopping driving property investment demand

Online shopping driving property investment demand

A massive growth in online sales from major brands has led to a shift in the patterns of commercial property development.

21 Nov 2017

Mortgage advisers urged to embrace 'robo advice'

Mortgage advisers urged to embrace 'robo advice'

Mortgage and protection network, JLM Mortgage Services, has urged advisers to embrace ‘robo advice’ in order to help retain existing clients and stave off potential threats to their business.

21 Nov 2017

How much is the average Londoner currently paying in stamp duty?

How much is the average Londoner currently paying in stamp duty?

Estate agent, Haart, is calling on the Government to cut stamp duty for first-time buyers after revealing the extent of the burden on the average London worker.

21 Nov 2017

Is the door still open to a four-week tenancy deposit cap?

Is the door still open to a four-week tenancy deposit cap?

According to property expert, Ajay Jagota, the government’s draft Tenant’s Fees Bill contains sweeping powers for the Secretary of State to suddenly cap tenancy deposits at four weeks after all– or to ban them altogether.

21 Nov 2017

 

1 in 3 tenants expect to move into their new home in 2 weeks

1 in 3 tenants expect to move into their new home in 2 weeks

New data from property marketplace, TheHouseShop.com, has revealed the incredibly short time span in which tenants expect to find and move into their new home.

21 Nov 2017

Building societies increase mortgage market share by 4%

Building societies increase mortgage market share by 4%

New data from the BSA has revealed that building societies approved 114,793 or 29% of all new mortgages in Q3 2017 - a rise of 4% against the same peroid a year earlier.

20 Nov 2017

Second-steppers see the biggest increase in gifted deposits since 2014

Second-steppers see the biggest increase in gifted deposits since 2014

New research from My Home Move suggests that second-steppers, the children of the Baby Boomer generation, are benefitting more from Gifted Deposits, as their parents enjoy the benefits of having bought a property at the right time.

20 Nov 2017

Over one-third of parents won’t or can’t help their kids get on the property ladder

Over one-third of parents won’t or can’t help their kids get on the property ladder

A new poll commissioned by Royal London, has revealed that 34% of people say they have not and do not intend to offer financial support to children and grandchildren to help them get on the property ladder.

20 Nov 2017

So, what happens next for rates?

So, what happens next for rates?

Even with the upcomming Budget, and the growing speculation about what it will mean for the housing and mortgage markets, this last month has been dominated by all things rate-related.

20 Nov 2017

Equity release customer numbers at record high in October

Equity release customer numbers at record high in October

Despite the issues facing the wider UK housing market, the popularity of equity release shows no sign of waning, with the number of homeowners releasing equity from their properties hitting a new high in October, according to the latest figures from leading equity release provider Responsible Equity Release.

20 Nov 2017

Conveyancing market bounces back in Q3

Conveyancing market bounces back in Q3

The latest data and analysis from Search Acumen has revealed that, following a significant drop in activity in Q2, the UK conveyancing market bounced back during mid-summer.

20 Nov 2017

How long does the average UK property take to sell?

How long does the average UK property take to sell?

According to new data from Post Office Money, properties in Edinburgh and Glasgow sell fastest – an average of 41 and 50 days, with Liverpool and Belfast taking the longest time, despite being affordability hotspots for first-time buyers.

17 Nov 2017

Vast majority of UK adults have no faith in the Government’s ability to improve home ownership

Vast majority of UK adults have no faith in the Government’s ability to improve home ownership

2,000 UK adults were surveyed recently by bridging lender MFS to find out what they percieve are the most important factors when trying to get ahead in the country’s competitive property market.

17 Nov 2017

New government figures show that we're still creating fewer homes than at the start of the financial crisis

New government figures show that we're still creating fewer homes than at the start of the financial crisis

The number of homes being created in England is still below its pre-crisis peak according to the latest government data.

17 Nov 2017

Many tenants exposed to unecessary risk claims NAIP

Many tenants exposed to unecessary risk claims NAIP

According to the National Association of Inventory Professionals, tenants could be exposed to unnecessary risk as many face many hazards when moving into a property due to landlords either ignoring or being unaware of basic health and safety issues.

17 Nov 2017

Top tips for buyers and sellers

Top tips for buyers and sellers

Preparing your home for viewers, or “staging” to use the correct term, is important. Not only will it ensure your property is sold faster, but it can also potentially add thousands of pounds to its value.

17 Nov 2017

BLP Insurance joins forces with the Consumer Code for New Homes

BLP Insurance joins forces with the Consumer Code for New Homes

BLP Insurance, the specialist residential and commercial insurer, has joined the Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH). The CCNH Code is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

17 Nov 2017

Government to reclassify housing associations as private

Government to reclassify housing associations as private

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has announced that the government will reclassify housing associations as private organisations, with the aim to boost housebuilding in this sector.

17 Nov 2017

LendInvest announce launch of BTL loans for professional landlords

LendInvest announce launch of BTL loans for professional landlords

Specialist property finance lender, LendInvest, has officially launched a new buy-to-let loan product targeted at experienced, professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland.

17 Nov 2017

Barratt London announce new partnership with The Happy Tenant Company

Barratt London announce new partnership with The Happy Tenant Company

Residential asset management firm The Happy Tenant Company (HTC) and housebuilder Barratt London have announced that they have formed a new partnership in order to offer free property management to existing and potential HTC members looking to expand their buy-to-let portfolios from three Barratt London schemes.

17 Nov 2017

House prices predicted to remain flat in 2018

House prices predicted to remain flat in 2018

National estate agent Jackson-Stops predicts that average UK house prices will remain flat in 2018, with punitive stamp duty levels, and continuing economic and political uncertainty, taking its toll on the property market.

16 Nov 2017

Growing number of retired downsizers looking to part exchange

Growing number of retired downsizers looking to part exchange

McCarthy & Stone recently reported that almost half of all pensioners are considering moving to a smaller home. Increasingly older people are choosing either new build properties or sheltered accommodation as their downsizing option as it means they will have little or no decoration or maintenance for some years.

16 Nov 2017

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Scott Garnet
Scott Garnet 06 Nov 2017

If you have a patio or a porch it is important to make sure that any connecting doors are secured. Good advice for sliding glass doors is replacing the panels with storm resistant glass and getting heavier...

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richardrawlings
richardrawlings 01 Nov 2017

What has not been mentioned here is the effect of not only higher interest payments, but also that these payments are less likely to be offsettable as a business cost due to the scaling back of mortgage...

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Kelvin Lloyd
Kelvin Lloyd 09 Oct 2017

IT is up, to the Planners. If they will only give permission for bungalows on certain (suitable) sites, they will be built.

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maggie swift
maggie swift 09 Oct 2017

It's just the beginning of the shocking rise.

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maggie swift
maggie swift 09 Oct 2017

I have recently read that the bungalows can provide social housing for elderly residents in London.

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zoe glover
zoe glover 05 Oct 2017

Update! Worst company I have ever dealt with. Undervalued a Cambridge property by over 100k, wont take on any evidence of valuation including a RICS valuation done 3 years ago for the very same value...

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Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards 27 Sep 2017

Its nonsense articles such as this that make it harder to get clients to realise just how difficult the market is out there. When you see Rightmove and there are more 'price reduced' then 'new' most days...

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Tom Allen
Tom Allen 20 Sep 2017

Absolutely agree with you!

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RyanGeo
RyanGeo 18 Sep 2017

A sharp correction would be a less dramatic expression to use. That is already underway in certain sectors in Reading where I practice as Chartered Surveyor

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sean benton
sean benton 01 Sep 2017

Identity theft is a thread for any profession. So,people should stay alarmed. I once take help from a letting agent and came to know that letting agents are taking every precaution to prevent fraudulent...

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Mark N.
Mark N. 30 Aug 2017

We have seen a surge in instructions over August and that should continue into September too.

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Chris
Chris 30 Aug 2017

Unfortunately, all the legislation bears its force on Landlords and ignores, naively, the effect of Rogue Tenants on the ability of landlords to keep houses in repair and offer properties for rent at reasonable...

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