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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 .

The UK’s biggest Open House event takes place this weekend

Whether you’re a buyer or seller, the UK’s biggest Open House event will help guide you on the path to achieving your property dreams.

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London rental growth stalls

July’s countrywide lettings index shows that rental growth slowed across every region of the country. London recorded the first annual drop in rents for six years, falling by 0.5 % over the past 12 months.

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Could the summer lull have caused house price growth drop?

According to the latest figures from the Halifax house price growth has started to slow.

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Think tank reveals a fall in home ownership in major cities

Finding from the think tank, Resolution Foundation, have revealed that some major cities, including Manchester, have seen a marked dip in home ownership since the early 2000s.

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Proportion of sales to landlords drops to a five-year low

The latest Countrywide Lettings Index shows that in the three months after the introduction of the new stamp duty surcharge (Q2 2016), landlord purchases accounted for only 8% of all homes bought, the lowest proportion since 2010 and 5 percentage points … Continue reading

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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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