Category: Property News

Continued rental rises throughout 2015

Analysis carried out by Countrywide has shown that rents for newly let homes continued to grow in 2015 albeit at a slower pace than in 2014.    

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New Year spike in demand for property

With the New Year peak in house hunting under way, the gap between the number of potential buyers looking for homes and the volume of property available for purchase is widening at pace.  

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‘Pulling out all the stops’ for housebuilding

According to ministers the government is planning to do all it can to ensure the construction of 13,000 homes on public land.

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Savings boost for first time buyers

The new Help to Buy ISA is a government backed scheme available to first time buyers looking to save money for a deposit towards their first home.

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Buy to let homes face higher stamp duty

The chancellor has announced that people buying second homes will have to pay a higher rate of stamp duty. From April 2016 an extra 3% surcharge will be added to each stamp duty band.

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Osborne’s Autumn Statement

In today’s Autumn statement Chancellor George Osborne has revealed plans to double the housing budget to £2billion in order to fund the build of 400,000 affordable homes by 2020.

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Are the days of lengthy chains coming to an end?

Today approximately 33% of second hand houses are sold chain free, compared to only 10% ten years ago, with 2015 having the highest proportion year to date.    

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Cameron’s plans to transform ‘Generation Rent’ into ‘Generation Buy’

  Today David Cameron announced plans for 200,000 ‘starter homes’ to be built over the next five years to help boost social mobility, and make it easier for young families to get onto the property ladder.

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