Category: Property Market

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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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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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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Rental prices on the rise for one beds

The recent September issue of Landbays Rental Index has reported an annual rise in rental prices in the UK of 3.9% for one bedroom properties. The report suggests the reason for such growth is down to the huge increase in … Continue reading

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Location, location, location is the key to a new home

The familiar phrase ‘location, location, location’ still holds true when buying a new home according to research released by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks yesterday (Thursday 4 June).

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UK house price increase rises by 2.6% in a month

This is up from the equivalent figure for last month, which stood at 7.4%, and is thought to be driven by, amongst other things, an increasing lack of houses available on the market – all of this when such acceleration … 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: , , , , , , 2 Comments