Category: Industry News

Mortgage rates continue to fall

Record low interest rates have already been seen in two and five year fixed rate mortgage plans, but recent figures show that it is four year fixed rate plans that have seen the starkest drop – with Chelsea Building Society’s … Continue reading

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Should the newly formed government take a more flexible approach to the Greenbelt?

The Greenbelt has been a long protected element of the British countryside, but with the current housing shortage is it time to consider relaxing the rules?

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Economy, House Prices, Industry News, Latest News, New Builds, Property Market, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , 6 Comments

Countrywide call for transparency and stability for landlords and tenants

As we are all aware when housing is in short supply, the private rental sector is extremely important. Countrywide’s Tonic for Tomorrow paper has called for measures to protect the private rental sector and make improvements to benefit both landlords and … Continue reading

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Environment, House Prices, Industry News, Landlords Advice, Latest News, Tenants Advice, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , 8 Comments

No mansion tax – the perfect time to buy ‘Prestige’

With the prospect of a mansion tax now firmly off of the political agenda, greater activity could be on the horizon for the £2 million plus housing market.

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Buying, For Sale, Industry News, Interesting Properties, Uncategorized Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Reform proposals could impact the Private Rental Sector in Scotland

Scottish landlords could give up their portfolios or reduce the amount of properties they hold if new proposals come into force north of the boarder.

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Homes for Britain Rally

The ‘Homes for Britain’ campaign is calling on all political parties to commit to end the housing crisis within a generation.

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Buying, Buying Property, House Prices, Industry News, Mortgages, Property Market, Property News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , Comments Off

Proposed scheme gives first-time buyers 20% Discount

As part of the government’s “starter homes” plan, people under the age of 40 and looking to purchase a home for the first time can now get up to 20% off the original price. It is an initative which looks … Continue reading

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Confidence in housing market reaches three year high

Confidence in the UK property market has reached a three year high, according to new research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

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