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About Nicola Severn

Nicola Severn's career in marketing communications spans over 15 years, the last 10 of which have been spent in the property and finance industries. As Propertywide's Senior Online Editor, and a homeowner and landlord herself, Nicola's vast experience of the property market allows her to provide a unique insight into the challenges and benefits of buying, selling, renting and letting property. Connect on Google: + Nicola Severn .

Londoners spend the highest proportion of their income on rent since 2007

According to Countrywide’s Monthly Lettings Index for May, the average cost of renting a one-bedroom home in Great Britain accounts for 48% of the post-tax income of an average young full-time worker.  This compares to 45% in 2007.  Rents have … Continue reading

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Countrywide to offer customers unprecedented choice of the fullest range of services in the market

 Countrywide PLC has announced plans to create a step-change in customer choice by becoming the first UK estate agency to combine its traditional strength of local expertise with the control and convenience of a new online service.

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One million more 21-34 year olds set to live at home with mum and dad over the next decade

According to Aviva more young people than ever are likely to stay living with their parents during the next 10 years.

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Mum and Dad continue to bankroll their kids’ property purchases

Recent research from Legal & General has revealed that the ‘bank of mum and dad’ lends £5bn each year to help their children get a foot on the property ladder.

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Buying vs Renting – Zoopla reveals cost effectiveness stats

According to Zoopla buying a property is now more cost effective than renting in 48% of UK cities.

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Properties of the month

With a spring in our step, we have hand selected our favourite properties currently on the market this month. From glorious gardens, to brilliant bargains at auction there is something for everyone in this month’s round up.

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New custodial deposit scheme for landlords

April sees the launch of two additional deposit scheme options for landlords. This launch will allow landlords a choice of three schemes in total including two custodial schemes instead of just one as was previously the case.

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Bank of England suggests new lending limits for buy-to-let landlords

The Bank of England has suggested that buy-to-let landlords should have limits placed on the amount of capital they can borrow to fund their investments.

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