House prices drop by 4%

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Plymouth Council causes longest delays in property transactions

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A new list has been published outlining which UK local councils take the longest time to respond to and complete local searches.  Local searches are...

Housing supply drops to its lowest point for six years

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Housing supply is at its lowest point for six years, according to reports published in The Sun this week, as buyer demand keeps rising...

Cheapskate Landlords Are Failing Tenants

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Landlords are letting their tenants down by providing cheap, unhygienic furniture that is unfit for purpose, a new survey finds. Research from Manor Interiors, experts...

What the hell is actually going on with house prices?

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There is very little consensus among property professionals and media outlets as to what on earth is going on with UK house prices. After...

Lack of supply forces 117,000 homesellers to enter the rental market

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New research from estate agent, Hamptons, suggests that 117,500 people who have sold their homes in the past year have chosen to rent before...

UK Descends Into Housing Affordability Crisis

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Affordability in the UK housing market has hit a 10-year low, a crisis that makes home ownership an unattainable dream for far too many...

Is Purplebricks About To Offer Refunds To Dissatisfied Customers?

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There is a rumour on the grapevine that Purplebricks is about to start offering refunds to customers if the agency fails to sell their...

56% Of First-Time Buyers Pull Out Due To Flood Risk

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New research has revealed that almost half of first-time buyers have pulled out of a purchase because of environmental issues discovered part way through...

The Government Won’t Deliver On Its Housing Promise Until 2028

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The UK housing crisis needs a proper solution. Over the past few decades, ruling government parties have made grand housing promises but, each and...

Can you still buy a good house for under £200,000?

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With house prices hitting all time highs, demand through the roof, and no sign of increased availability in the coming years, first-time buyers are...

House Prices Drop In July, But Ceiling Remains High

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In July, UK house prices dropped slightly after hitting a 17-year high in June, something that Nationwide says is a result of the end...

Everyone Deserves A Good Home

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As the UK housing market continues to boom and prices refuse to calm, buyers are going to extreme measures to secure a purchase while...

City Living Rejected By 44% Of Brits

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For many decades in the UK, there has been a clear and constant increase in urban, city living while countryside populations have fallen. The...
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House prices keep rising while buyers are warned to beware of super-low mortgage rates

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Almost 20 days into July, and 20 days since the end of the stamp duty holiday, house prices keep rising. It was the belief of...

50% of Pandemic Homebuyers Regret The Price They Paid

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With the dust settling on the Covid-19 pandemic, and broad hope that we are now finding a way out of its grasp, the fallout...

Brand New Online Agent Looks To Dominate UK Housing Market

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The UK public will soon have another online estate agent to consider when buying or selling a home, as Strike looks to push Purplebricks...

High street banks launched their lowest ever fixed-rate mortgages

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With the stamp duty holiday now being tapered out, there is concern - or hope, depending on your position in the market - that...

John Lewis to turn closed stores into 10,000 new rental homes

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John Lewis has announced it will build 10,000 new rental homes over the coming years, not only contributing to the nation’s urgent need for...

The Rental Dream Is Over As Prices Rise Across The UK

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For a brief time, it looked like renters might have been given the upper hand. It doesn’t happen often, but in the wake of...

New Government Apps Help Homeowners Add Value To Their Property

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The UK government has announced the launch of two new apps that will ‘simplify the extension application process for homeowners’, thus making it easier...

Homebuyers Hold Breath Ahead of Wednesday SDLT Holiday

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The property industry, along with thousands of hopeful homebuyers, is holding its breath today as we enter the last 48 hours of the stamp...

Should I Give Agent Proof Of Funds In Order To View A Home?

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In a frantic housing market where demand is out of control, some estate agents have started requesting proof of funds from potential buyers before...

Agents Warned Against Letting Buyers Rush Through Sales Ahead Of SDLT Deadline

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Estate agents are being warned not to enable buyers to rush through house purchases in order to beat the stamp duty holiday deadline at...

US Buyers Offering $1M Over The Asking Price To Woo Sellers In Bonkers Housing...

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Just like in the UK, the American housing market is on fire - activity and demand at all-time highs. And the desperate measures being...

UK Sellers Add £14,000 To The Value Of Their Home With Virtual Viewings

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UK home sellers are adding £14,000 to the value of their homes simply by enabling prospective buyers to use virtual viewing technology. In today’s manic,...

Tories Say Cladding Scandal Claims Are ‘Irresponsible Scaremongering’

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The Labour Party has suggested that it will be the year 2043 before the UK’s cladding scandal is rectified as we approach the 4th...

New Buyers At High Risk Of Negative Equity

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A stark but inevitable warning has been issued to recent homebuyers: house prices are now so high that there is a good chance that...

Are House Raffles ‘A Sham’?

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House raffles are fast becoming a popular and trendy way to buy a home without having to negotiate with the open market. Entrants are...

Halifax: Wales Continues To Lead UK House Price Growth

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The newest installment of the Halifax House Price Index has been released, showing a 9.5% annual growth in house prices. Prices have risen 1.3% in...

New Property Portal Teams Up With Influencers To Target Young Buyers

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The most recent addition to the UK’s crowded portal market is hoping to attract millennial and Gen Z homebuyers by ‘reinventing YouTube with the...

Housing Market Will Crash in 2026

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The UK housing market will continue to thrive and boom all the way through to 2026, at which point it will crash. That’s the...

500 Days Of Waiting: Are Long Homebuying Timelines Setting Up A Summer Of Disappointment?

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In the past year, UK house prices have risen by 10.9%, the highest rate of growth of seven years. Nationwide has revealed the crazy rate...

1st June: Eviction Ban Comes To An End

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From tomorrow, 1st June, the eviction ban that has protected tenants against enforced bailiff evictions for over a year will begin to come to...
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What Is The Fastest Way To Sell My House?

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The situation that the UK housing market currently finds itself in is unique. There are a matter of days left before Phase One of ...

Are These The Best Estate Agents For Sellers In The Country?

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A new league table of estate agents has been compiled, offering insight into who the busiest UK estate agents are based on how many...

Is The Welsh Housing Market Sending A Warning To Rest Of UK?

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Research from Wales has highlighted the extraordinary lengths homebuyers are willing to go to in order to stand a chance of securing purchases in...

Government Announces 50% Discount On Homes For First-Time Buyers

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The UK government has outlined initial plans to provide first-time buyers with a 30-50% discount on new properties. The First Homes Scheme will launch...

Cladding Scandal: Confusion And Fear Continue To Spread

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As we rapidly approach the four-year anniversary of 2017's Grenfell Tower tragedy, there is still little clarity for Grenfell’s victims, their families, or the...

Socially Conscious Mortgage Provider Will Help Customers ‘In Their Hour Of Need’

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On the 1st June, a new socially conscious bank will be launched, conceived and created by a mortgage and finance collective to offer a...

Lifetime Deposits & 6 More New Rule Changes For UK Renters & Owners

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In June, 7 new rules are due to come into place which will affect everyone from renters and buyers, to owners and sellers.  1. Lifetime...

Millennials Slammed For “Unrealistic Expectations” When Trying To Buy A Home

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A property industry-facing news outlet has slammed “Millennials” for having “unrealistic expectations” when it comes to how long it should take to complete the...

Fears Grow That Homelessness Will Surge With End Of Lockdown

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As lockdown measures start to be phased out, there are growing concerns that many tenants who have had their incomes negatively affected by lockdown...

Grenfell Boss Ignored Warnings From Fatal 2009 Blaze

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It has been revealed that an ex-senior housing official for Grenfell Tower’s operating company did not heed the advice from a report produced in...

Why Did The Queen’s Speech Ignore Grenfell Tower Families?

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The Queen’s Speech, which included the announcement of a new planning bill to facilitate the construction of more new homes, completely failed to address...

Queen’s Speech To Announce Plans For Creating More Homes In Midlands and North East

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Today, 11th May 2021, the Queen is scheduled to deliver her traditional Queen’s Speech to parliament and is widely expected to announce a new...
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Stock Dwindles As House Prices Rise 8.2% In 12 Months

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April’s Halifax House Price Index shows that house prices have gone up by a staggering 8.2% in the past 12 months in further proof...

The Curse of Khan? The Affordable Housing Gap

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Opinion - Russell Quirk The results are in. Sadiq Khan has retained the London Mayoralty and will serve a second term - albeit a...

Rent Goes Through The Roof

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The dramatic rise in house prices over the past year has been well documented and debated, but left somewhat in the shadows in the...

Cladding Scandal: Protests On The Way This Summer

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Homeowners who find themselves trapped at the centre of the ongoing external cladding scandal have vowed a summer of protests and ‘no end to...

London Mayoral Election: What Do The Leading Candidates Say About Housing?

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The London Mayoral Election will take place on Thursday 6th May, when Sadiq Khan will hope to retain his position as the Capital’s most...

Will Summer 2021 Bring The Rise Of Long-Term Tenancy Agreements?

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For many of the UK’s renters, it’s been a long year. COVID has kept us all locked indoors, nowhere to go and nobody to...

London & Lancashire Likely To Suffer Most From SDLT Cliff Edge

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New research shows that several London boroughs are likely to be the most affected parts of the country when the stamp duty holiday ends...

Big Lender Celebrates The ‘Great Opportunity’ Created By Struggling Homebuyers

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Leading short-term loan provider, MT Finance, has hailed the increasingly common occurrence of chain breaks as a ‘great opportunity’ for their company and the...

Would You Like To Live In An Office Block?

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Londoners will soon have the opportunity to live in a central London office block replacing the workers and corporations that have escaped their offices...
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Cladding Scandal: Government Attempts To Reduce The Dangerous Mixed-Messaging From Trained Assessors

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After months of confusing mixed messages from industry professionals, many flat owners have complained that they still don’t know whether the cladding on their...

Get Cashback For Buying An Energy Efficient Home

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People who buy energy-efficient homes can now get cashback from one of the nation’s biggest mortgage providers. Nationwide Building Society’s Green Reward initiative pledges cashback...

What Is The Mortgage Guarantee Scheme?

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We’ve received a lot of questions recently asking what exactly the government’s new mortgage guarantee scheme is and who it is available to. To...

Local Council To Match Tenants With Private Landlords

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A new initiative has been launched to match landlords with tenants. More specifically, to “match people facing homelessness with private landlords looking for long-term...

House Prices Jump 2.1% In A Single Month

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UK house prices have jumped to another all-time high, rising more than 2% in the past month in the fastest-selling market since records began. The...

95% Mortgages Available On Your High Street TODAY

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Today marks the official launch of government-backed 95% LTV mortgages for first-time buyers who can only afford a 5% deposit on a home. The initiative...

If You’re A First-Time Buyer, There’s No Need To Panic About Stamp Duty Deadline

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The stamp duty holiday has been a phenomenon. It has achieved exactly what the government hoped it would when they announced it in Spring...

Is Pet Ownership A Human Right?

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Landlords are slowly coming to realise that allowing their tenants to keep pets in their homes is much better for business than refusing to...

Buyers Must Be Decisive To Find Success In Today’s Housing Market

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One of the most frequently asked questions from homebuyers is, How do I avoid losing houses I love to other buyers? It’s particularly relevant...
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Should I Buy A Leasehold Property To Get A Foot On The Ladder?

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New research shows that leasehold homes could be the best option for first-time buyers because they provide a much more affordable foot on the...

Average UK House Price Rises To £255K

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Halifax building society has published its House Price Index for March 2021, revealing that house prices are now 6.5% higher than they were in...

Cladding Scandal: Developers Are Still Using Dangerous Materials

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Despite the widespread knowledge that combustible external cladding played a significant role in the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, it has been revealed that...

Surging House Prices Are Causing Gardens To Disappear

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It has been claimed that the stamp duty holiday has created such high demand in the London property market and pushed house prices so...

Young People Are Better Off Buying Than Renting…

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The Halifax building society has found that first-time buyers are saving over £800 a year in comparison with tenants, meaning the ability to afford...

Let’s Get Sensual – How To Appeal To All 5 Senses & Sell Your...

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When we view a property that could potentially become our new home, many of us like to believe we think and act rationally, making...

Council Tax Rises Will Add Up To £150 To Monthly Household Bills

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In order to recoup some of the unexpected government spending used to combat Covid-19 and protect people’s livelihoods during lockdown, many UK councils are...

Will You Find Your Next Home On Boomin?

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Just when you thought Rightmove and Zoopla were rulers of the property listing portals, two new platforms are making a huge push for the...

Renters: Move Right Now To Grab A Bargain Deal

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Early market signs are suggesting that the best time to sign a new tenancy agreement is right now.  During the pandemic, rent values in London...
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Mortgage Lending Reaches Highest Level In Years

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The amount of mortgages being granted by UK lenders has reached its highest level in years as lenders and buyers alike take advantage of...

Tenant Eviction Ban Is About To Cause An Increase In Tenant Evictions

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The government placed a ban on tenant evictions last year in order to protect renters whose income and employment status was being negatively altered...

A New Wave Of Homebuyers Is On The Way

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According to recent research, if it wasn’t for the lockdown restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 27% of homes sold in...

The Northern Powerhouse Is Now The Heart Of The UK Housing Market

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The UK government and Office For National Statistics (ONS) has published the UK House Price Index for January 2021. And while this data arrives...
Help To Buy

New Help To Buy Scheme Could Result In £32,000 Interest Payment

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Help To Buy (H2B) is an equity loan scheme aimed at helping first-time buyers get a foot on the property ladder by part-buying their...
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Cladding Scandal: “Ministers must step in…before it is too late”

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After the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak’s announcement that £1 billion of public money will be put towards cladding mediation on property tower...

Estate Agents are running out of homes to sell

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An estate agent in Worcestershire says it has temporarily run out of homes to sell as buyers snap up absolutely everything on offer. Nicol &...
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1 In 5 Home Purchases Take More Than 6 Months To Complete

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Following the publication of Rightmove’s most recent House Price Index, it has been revealed that one in five buyers who agreed purchases in July...

Supply Dwindles For Both Renters & Buyers

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Multiple industry reports today indicate that demand is far outweighing supply in both the for-sale and rental markets as we approach the second quarter...

Tenant Eviction Ban Extended to May 31st

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The government has announced a new extension to the current ban on evictions in England until May 31st 2021 in an attempt to bring...

Cladding Scandal: What Types Of Cladding Are Dangerous?

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Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy of 2017, cladding has become the focus of significant public and media scrutiny, proven as it was to be...

Cladding Scandal: Rules Changed To Make Life Easier For Flat Owners

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A new list of exempt flats means many owners will finally be able to escape the trap of unsellable flats.  The Royal Institute of Chartered...
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House Prices & Market Demand Fall In February, But Bounce Back Is Likely

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The most recent Halifax House Price Index reveals that prices fell in February, but only by 0.1%. The average UK house price remains fairly static...

Rent Values Rising At Faster Than Ever Across UK

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Rent values up and down the country are rising at a pace never seen before, to the point where the average UK monthly rent...

Rishi’s Budget: 95% Mortgages Available From Next Month

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Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has revealed his new Budget following a year of extraordinary public spending in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Among...

Critics Slam Rishi’s 95% Mortgages: Helping The Rich Get Richer And Furthering Punishing Everyone...

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Rishi Sunak and his Tory government colleagues have come under fire from many corners of the British media and economics industry after announcing a...

UK Government To Announce 95% Mortgages For First-Time Buyers As National Debt Piles Up

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The housing market is set to enjoy rare attention in the press this week as it plays multiple different roles in Rishi Sunak’s next...

Homeowners Should Act Quickly Before Green Homes Grant Is Pulled

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In September 2020, the UK government introduced the Green Homes Grant. The idea was for the government to cover two-thirds of the cost of...

Moving Home Advice’s Russell Quirk Appears On LBC

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Moving Home Advice’s in-house property expert, Russell Quirk, appeared on Nick Ferrari’s LBC breakfast show this morning to discuss the fortunes of the housing...

Stamp Duty Holiday Gets 3 Month Extension

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Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer and the man behind such headline-stealing initiatives as furlough and eat out to help out, is due to...

Do We Need A Tapered End To Stamp Duty Holiday?

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With the end of March fast approaching, so too is the stamp duty holiday deadline, a moment which will mark the end of the...

Will Renting Ever Be Pet-Friendly?

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Pet ownership has boomed during the past 12 months as thousands of Brits have looked for company and companionship during the endless times of...
Help To Buy

Affordable Home Ownership Schemes: As Demand Soars, The Rules Are About To Change

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Help To Buy and Shared Ownership, two of the UK’s most popular alternative home ownership schemes are proving increasingly popular with first-time buyers but...

Is The UK Housing A Market Bubble Fit To Burst?

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There are experts who look at the UK housing market today and warn that it is in a bubble, very close to bursting. But...

The North West of England Enjoys Nation’s Biggest Price Boom

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its UK House Price Index for December 2020, showing that house prices rose 8.5% on the...
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Another Mortgage Lender Introduces New 90% LTV Product

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Recent weeks have seen a flurry of mortgage lenders announce new or extended 90% LTV products. Virgin Money and Metro Bank both revealed tempting...

Renting: Eviction Ban Extended To March 31st

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The government has announced that the ban on evicting private rental tenants is to be extended to at least the end of March 2021,...

“We Need A COVID-19 Rent Debt Fund To Clear The Debts Of Renters”

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Alicia Kennedy, Director of Generation Rent, an organisation whose aim is to “make sure that the voices of private renters are heard”, has called...

69% Of Young Renters Are Eager To Become Homeowners But Many Feel Trapped

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We’re fast approaching 12 months since the first national lockdown started in the UK and, in that time, it seems many renters have become...

Unsafe Cladding: Government Announces £3.5 Billion Relief Fund

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We reported this morning that the UK government was set to announce new measures for helping owners of high-rise flats which have unsafe exterior...

Cladding Scandal: Government To Announce £5 Billion Relief Fund

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Government ministers are expected to announce a new relief pot for the growing cladding crisis which has become known as a ‘scandal’ in the...

New Consumer Rights Body Launches To Improve Quality of New-Build Homes & Customer Service

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New-build owners are finally set to receive some protection and support against developers who provide poor build quality and terrible customer service. We have written...
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House Prices Fall But Remain Higher Than Last Year

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UK house prices have suffered their biggest drop since April 2020, according to the Halifax building society.  In January 2021, average prices fell 0.3% month-on-month,...

Estate Agents’ Mythical Excuses For Not Selling Your Home

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Estate agents have one ultimate goal - to enable people to buy and sell homes. It can, therefore, be frustrating when agents find it...

Tube Station Proximity: No Longer London’s Must-Have Property Feature

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For decades, one of the most valuable features a London home could have was close proximity to a tube station. Today, for the first...
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Unsafe Cladding: MPs Pass Labour Motion While Boris Says He Will Do Something ‘Very...

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MPs have passed a Labour motion which aims to protect leaseholders who are stuck in the middle of the ever-expanding cladding scandal, but all...

High Street Mortgage Lenders Increase Their 90% LTV Offerings For A Limited Time Only

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High street mortgage lenders have announced a series of additions and reductions to their 90% LTV mortgage rates, as well as some new limited-time...

House Price Growth Slows But Refuses To Stop

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The growth of UK house prices has slowed for the first time in 6 months, according to the most recent Nationwide House Price Index. In...

First-Time Buyers Losing Out As Housing Market Enjoys Record Highs

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The year 2020 will go down in history, remembered for generations to come as a year unlike any other in living memory. Its fallout...

Scottish Taxpayers Protected As English Pockets Are Pilfered

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To make up some of the money the UK government has unexpectedly had to spend during the Covid-19 pandemic, from the job retention scheme...

Breathing Space Law Will Not Truly Protect Tenants, Lawyer Warns

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Earlier this month, the government announced the Debt Respite Scheme, also known as Breathing Space. It is due to come into effect in May...

Demand For Homes Increases While Supply Shrinks

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The number of homes coming to the market in January 2021 fell by 12% when compared to January 2020. At the same time, demand...

First-Time Buyers Need More Money Than Ever Before

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First-time buyers in 2020 needed £10,000 more deposit than they did in 2019, making homeownership even more difficult to attain to thousands of young...

Fightback Begins Over Government’s Plan To Increase Council Tax

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Boris Johnson’s Conservative government has announced plans to increase council tax in an attempt to aid economic recovery and make up for some of...

First-Time Buyers: 90% Mortgages Are Making A Comeback

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The recent surge of the UK housing market led to more homes ‘changing hands’ in the last three months of 2020 than in any...

Pets and Garages Top Tenant Wishlist

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New market research has revealed that garage space is the most in-demand feature for city renters in 2021. The research, carried out by lettings and...

Flats: Unsafe Cladding Reduces Value And Demand By 50%

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In what feels like a grimly inevitable next step in the external cladding fiasco, it has been reported that the number of flats being...

Prices Fall But Over 100,000 Sales Will Miss The Stamp Duty Deadline

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The most recent house price index from Rightmove tells us that new homebuyers continue to flock to the UK housing market, but warns that...

The Average Home Deposit Now Costs 104% Of Annual Earnings

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Data published in Nationwide’s Affordability Special Report reveals that raising enough money for the deposit is the biggest barrier to first-time buyers while mortgage...
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Boris: ‘It may become necessary to pause all home moves’

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Just when we thought the housing market was safe from lockdown measures, the government has warned that it ‘may have to do more’ if...

Homebuyer Survey Reveals SDLT Holiday Is NOT Driving The Majority of Recent Market Activity

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“Those who are feigning hysterics that everything in their pipeline will fall-through on April 1st are being swept along by media hyperbole,” says Russell...

UK Government Looks To Silence Flat Owners With Unsafe Cladding

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We have previously reported about the struggles currently facing flat owners due to the new rules, restrictions, and guidelines concerning external cladding. Since the...
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So-Called London Exodus Is Already Being Reversed As Buyers Return To The Capital

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During the first national lockdown in Spring/Summer 2020, interest in London homes dropped significantly as buyers seemed to be fleeing the capital. Today, demand...
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House Prices Reach Another New Record High, Says Halifax

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The tumultuous year of 2020 ended with record high house prices in the UK, according to the final Halifax price index of the year.  Halifax...

£200,000+ Is The Cost Of The North-South Divide

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While you can buy a home in the North of the UK for little more than £50K, down south, you’re struggling to find anything...
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Should I Wait Until Covid Is Gone Before I Sell My Home?

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Despite a third national lockdown, the UK government has stated that the property industry, including the housing market, can remain up and running. This...
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Housing Market To Stay Open During 3rd National Lockdown

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The UK government has announced that the housing market will remain open, despite the country being forced into another full lockdown which could last...
lockdown housing market

Will I Still Be Able To Move Home If The UK Goes Into Another...

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Closing the housing market “will kill any flicker of economic recovery just as the population begins to feel the pharmaceuticals coursing through their veins”,...
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Estate Agent Is Refusing To Submit My Offer Because Another Offer Has Already Been...

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This is a question we get a lot, so we thought it best to publish a very brief article clarifying the situation for all...
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Can A New Home Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions?

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With the new year upon us, it’s a chance to look forward to 2021, put the glum parade of 2020 behind us, and think...

Londoner’s Pay £27.6bn To Escape The Smoke But The Capital Still Tops The Charts

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In 2020, London leavers bought £27.6 billion worth of property outside the capital in an attempt to escape the Big Smoke in this era...
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Is 12 Weeks Enough Time For Me To Buy Before The Stamp Duty Holiday...

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The week between Christmas and New Year is a strange one: sometimes it’s relaxed and worry-free, sometimes it’s downright boring, and sometimes it can...
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Revealed – Which Room Of The House Gives The Best Value For Money?

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New research reveals that the master bedroom is the room in our homes which gives us the best value for money, trumping both the...
conveyancer red flags

Conveyancer Red Flags

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Whether you’re buying or selling a home, or both, you’re going to need to appoint a conveyancer. You do have the option to hire...
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House Prices Will Rise 4% in 2021

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Rightmove’s last house price index of 2020 forecasts a 4% price rise in 2021 despite the new year bringing significant levels of political and...

How Much Will It Cost To Buy Hollywood’s Most Famous Christmas Homes?

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With Christmas fast approaching, it’s a chance for us to move away from the deadly serious issues of Covid-19, Brexit, and the health of...
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When Is The Best Time To Sell My Home?

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New industry research has discovered that the best time of year to sell your home depends on many different factors, not just market demand. If...
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Can I Buy A Home Without An Estate Agent?

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With the stamp duty holiday due to end on 31st March, the rush is on to buy new homes and take advantage of the...
home surveys

Which Home Survey Do I Need, And Is It Worth The Money?

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With all the money you’re already spending on your new home, it can be frustrating to hear that you need to spend even more...
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I Deeply Regret Buying My New-Build Home. Is There Anything I Can Do?

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New-build properties can make fantastic homes. Because they’re brand new, they offer the chance to move into an immaculate home built to the highest...
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House Prices See Fastest Growth Since 2004

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House prices are rising at a pace that the UK hasn’t seen since 2004. In the month of November, prices increased by roughly £3,000. According...
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Lenders Offering 90% Loans In Optimistic Show of Defiance

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The UK housing market is enjoying a period of surprising fortitude and demand despite the Covid-19 pandemic with prices in October 2020 being 7.5%...
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Homebuying 2030: Innovations That Will Change The Way We Buy Homes

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Technology and innovation are coming thick and fast to the property industry. Over the next decade, we should expect the way we buy homes...
homebuying delays

5 Reasons Why The Homebuying Process Is Taking So Long

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The recent boom in the housing market has been widely reported and the catalyst is most often cited as the government’s stamp duty holiday...
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Will House Prices Be Higher Or Lower In 12 Months Time?

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We recently reported that the average UK house price has reached more than £250,000 for the first time in history. So, with homes now...
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Mortgage Rates Hit New Low While Boom In Approvals Exceeds Expectations

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As the average UK house price rises to an all time high, we can now reveal that mortgages rates are becoming increasingly competitive, hitting...
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BBC Panorama exposes the hidden risk of Shared Ownership

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An investigation by BBC Panorama, broadcast on 25th November and available on iPlayer, has found that the UK government’s Shared Ownership scheme “has left...
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8 Common Complaints About Estate Agents

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Estate agents play a vital role in our lives, helping us negotiate one of our most important and financially significant experiences. As such, agents...
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Landlord Red Flags

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Landlords: God love them. They’re not the most beloved professionals out there, and while there are lots of great landlords to be found, almost...
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Alternative Routes To Home ownership For First-Time Buyers

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It’s a dread that many of us have either felt, or are still feeling. You look at your earnings and your savings, cross reference...
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Dangerous No More? Government Relaxes Cladding Rules To Help More People Sell Their Flats

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As we reported a few weeks ago, people who own flats in high rise tower blocks have been experiencing great difficulty when trying to...
should i spend money on my home before selling?

Should I Spend Money On My Home Before Selling?

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If you’re lucky, your home will have increased in value since you bought it. In certain markets, such as London, this is almost a...
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Effortless: Complete Your House Move Without Lifting A Finger

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Okay, let’s be straight about it from the start: if you’re moving house, you are going to have to lift a finger. But you’re...
covid-19 estate agent safety

Covid-19 Checklist: Is Your Agent Being Safe?

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Despite the second national lockdown, the property industry remains open for business. So, if you’re in the process of selling your home or looking...
older renters

Renters Are Getting Older, But Everyone Has Stopped Paying Attention

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The Covid-19 pandemic has placed the property industry at the centre of national headlines. The UK government has made it clear that homes are...
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Exclusive: Russell Quirk On TalkRADIO To Debunk Claim That UK Cities Are In Freefall

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The Times is today reporting that rent values in the UK’s cities have dropped by as much as 45% as a result of workers...
home of the future

Do We Already Live In The Home Of The Future?

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Technology in the home has always been an exciting and fast-paced area of innovation. It’s widely agreed that the coming years and decades will...
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How Do I Sell My Home Quickly Before The Stamp Duty Holiday Ends?

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With the Stamp Duty holiday scheduled to end in March 2020, time is quickly running out to take advantage of the substantial discount when...
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UK Castles And Mansions You Can Live In

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Have you ever dreamt of living in a castle, or a salubrious mansion complete with Juliette balconies and swimming pools? We all have, right?...
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UK House Prices Rise 7.5% But How Long Can It Last?

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The average house price in the UK is now more than £250,000, according to The Halifax, the highest it has ever been. It marks...
selling home at auction

Should I Sell My Home At Auction?

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Auctions provide an interesting alternative to selling your home through an estate agent. If you’re looking for a fast sale and to avoid the...
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Right To Buy: Can I Buy My Nan’s Council House?

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Right To Buy makes it possible for public sector tenants to purchase their home at a significant discount to market value. The discount is based...
shared ownership

What Is Shared Ownership And Do I Qualify?

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Shared Ownership is an initiative designed to help buyers who cannot afford to buy a home in the open market. The idea is that...
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How To Ensure A Seller Accepts Your Offer

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When the housing market booms and turns to the favour of sellers, trying to buy a home can be challenging and highly competitive, especially...
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Housing Market Will Stay Open During 2nd Lockdown Says UK Government

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The government has announced that the UK housing market will remain open for business despite the second wave of nationwide lockdown due to commence...
Help To Buy

Help To Buy: How Does It Work?

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Help To Buy is a government initiative which aims to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder with as little as a 5%...
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Should I Consider Buying A Home At Auction?

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Buying a home at auction can be an exciting and profitable exercise. Sometimes, you can get a real bargain and avoid the lengthy, drawn...
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How To Choose An Estate Agent

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There are estate agents everywhere. Loads of them. In every city, town, and village in the nation, they’re there. So when it comes to...
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Down Valuation!? What On Earth Does That Mean?

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A down valuation occurs when your prospective mortgage lender sends a surveyor to look at the home you’re hoping to buy and decides it...
online estate agents

Online Estate Agents: Are They Any Good?

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The rise of online estate agents has brought radical change to the property industry. Not only have they introduced an entirely new way of...
letting agent complaint

How Do I Complain About My Letting Agent?

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There are a number of reasons you might want to complain about your letting agent, from negligent service to discrimination. If you find yourself...
covid-19 stamp duty

Stamp Duty During Covid-19: How Much Is It?

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Stamp Duty is a land tax which must be paid when you buy a property over a certain value. The amount of tax you must...
interest-only mortgages

Interest-Only Mortgages: Should I Avoid Or Embrace?

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Your traditional mortgage, otherwise known as a repayment mortgage, requires that you repay the money you’ve borrowed in monthly installments. An interest-only mortgage, on...
sell your home privately

Can I Sell My Home Without An Estate Agent? A Deep Dive

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In short, the answer is yes, you can sell your home privately without using an estate agent. However, to do so, you must be...
conveyancer solicitor

Solicitor or Conveyancer: What’s The Difference?

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When you’re buying or selling a home, the amount of paperwork and legal mumbo-jumbo you’re confronted with is dizzying. Not to mention really, really...
estate agency fees

Estate Agency Fees – Always Choose The Cheapest, Right?

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Estate agency fees have become a contentious issue in recent years. Traditionally, agents offer a no-sale no-fee model in which they take a small...
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Property Listings Red Flags

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When you’re searching for your next home, your first port of call is often the property listing portals like Rightmove and Zoopla. As you...

Too Much Gobbledygook: Translating Homebuying Jargon

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The property industry is a tricky world to navigate. Buying a home is full of complex processes and legal requirements, involves dozens of different...
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I’m A Landlord & My Tenant Won’t Pay The Rent. What Can I Do?

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If your tenant is refusing to pay their rent, there are several steps you can take, each with mounting severity. But the law is...
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Long-Term Renters Might Have To Pay Stamp Duty In ‘Highway Robbery’

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Long-term rental tenants and those who rent high-value properties might have to pay stamp duty, as stated in an frequently overlooked clause in some...
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Should I Put My Home On The Market While I’m Looking?

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If you are a homeowner and you’re looking to move, it’s more than likely that you will need to sell your current home in...
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My Flat Has Unchecked Cladding. Is My Property Worthless?

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Editor's Note: Since the original publication of this article, the UK government has announced a slight change in the cladding fire safety rules. Get...
home valuation

Should I Always Choose The Estate Agent With The Highest Valuation?

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You’ve ummed and ahhed over the decision and spent countless evenings browsing dream homes on the internet with a glass of wine in-hand. You’ve...
95% mortgages

PM Announces Government-Backed 95% Mortgage Scheme To Get More Young People On The Ladder

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative government have announced a plan to introduce a new scheme which will enable first-time buyers to gain...
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How Do I Complain About My Landlord?

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Sometimes, landlords fail to serve their tenants as they should. They might neglect necessary repair works, intrude on tenant privacy by entering without permission,...
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Leasehold vs. Freehold: What’s the difference?

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When you’re exploring the housing market, looking to buy a new home, you’ll find that some properties come with leasehold ownership and others come...
property chain

What Is The Chain?

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When buying a new home, you will likely find yourself part of what is commonly called ‘the chain’.  The chain refers to a series...
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Market-Immune Value-Adders When Buying A New Home

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The value of property is, for the most part, dictated by the ebbs and flows, peaks and troughs, of the housing market. When the...
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UK Mortgage Approvals Hit 13-Year High

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In August 2020, UK mortgage approval rates rose to their highest level in 13 years with many pointing to government intervention as the key...
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How Do I Complain About My Estate Agent?

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If you find yourself displeased with your estate agent or the service they are providing, you might want to lodge a complaint, especially if...
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How Can I Boost My Credit Score?

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Put as simply as possible, lenders use your credit score as a measure of how trustworthy you are - how likely it is that...
gazumping

Gazumping – What Is It? And How Can You Avoid It?

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Gazumping happens when the seller of a property accepts a verbal offer of purchase from a buyer only to then either accept a higher...
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My Conveyancer Says I Need To Pay For Disbursements. What are they?

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The overall purpose of the conveyancing process is to transfer the legal title of a property from one person to another. In practice, your...
Make your home irresistible to buyers

Seller Ready: Hacks To Make Your Home Irresistible To Buyers

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When trying to sell your home, it’s essential that you take the time to make it as attractive to potential buyers as you possibly...
Rent or Buy: What should I do?

Rent or Buy: What Should I Do?

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Should I buy a home or just keep renting?  Due in no small part to the Covid-19 lockdown causing people to feel cooped up...
What is a conveyancer?

What is a Conveyancer, and why do I need one?

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A Conveyancer is a lawyer or solicitor who specialises in all of the intricate ins and outs of buying and selling property. Buying a home...
What is a good conveyancer

How Do I Choose a Good Conveyancer?

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A conveyancer is a lawyer who specialises in the complex legal processes involved with buying and selling property. If you are buying or selling a...

Latest: Today’s Rightmove Data Shows Property Market ‘Exploding’

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Rightmove today published its August house price index and it makes for quite incredible reading. Why incredible? Because since the beginning of the Covid pandemic...

Rightmove? Or Wrong?

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Rightmove's latest house price index published today makes for interesting, some say surprising, reading in that it shows a 3.7% increase in house prices...

Parking, green space and balconies still top the London rental wish list

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When it comes to the most sought after property features across the London rental market, the availability of parking or a garage tops the wish list for the capital’s tenants.

Monaco takes pole position in the Property Price Grand Prix

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The latest research from high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has found that Monaco takes pole position in the Property Price Grand Prix when compared to the other host nations in the F1 schedule. 

Renting near a famous UK landmark will set you back as much as 207%...

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The latest research by rental deposit replacement scheme Ome has found that renting near a famous UK landmark can cost as much as 207% more than the cost of renting in the wider area. 

City staycations offer the best rental yields for buy-to-let landlords.

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The latest research by lettings management platform, Howsy, has looked at where across the UK offers the best rental yields for a buy-to-let investment when it comes to staycation potential. 

A Northern Powerhouse of homebuyer demand hit the market in Q2, while national demand...

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The latest UK Homebuyer Demand Hotspots Index from estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that appetite for property across the UK’s top 100 cities fell marginally in the second quarter of this year; down by -0.8%.

London leads the way for estate agency job opportunities

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Leading property recruitment specialist, Rayner Personnel, has taken a look at which city currently offers the best chance of getting back on the horse for estate agency professionals made redundant during the current pandemic.

£8.9bn wasted on energy bills by not switching provider

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Failing to switch energy providers could be costing Britains as much as £8.9bn a year, according to the latest data from home setup service, Just Move In.

Buying a £10m house with a mortgage can save you thousands a month on...

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The latest research from high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has revealed the huge difference in monthly cost when it comes to renting and buying at the very top end of the market. 

The prime property pockets where stamp duty hits £1.6m, even with today’s discounts

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The latest research from high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has revealed that in some parts of the high-end London market homebuyers are still looking at a stamp duty bill of £1.6m, despite today’s announcement. 

Festival house prices continue to headline despite widespread cancellations

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Although we’re unlikely to enjoy any festivals this summer, research by lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves has looked at the cost of renting and buying around the UK’s top 20 festival locations for those with an eye on next year. 

London’s first-time renters spending 73% of income for a one-bed apartment, here’s where you...

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Making that first move to London for work can be a daunting task, and the right balance of location and rental cost can make or break your experience of living in the capital. 

Stamp duty holiday set to save homebuyers £15k in these areas

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Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has today announced a stamp duty holiday for homebuyers, meaning any purchase up to £500,000 will be exempt from paying any tax. 

London rental strike could cost the capital’s buy to let market £1.5bn a month

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The latest research by deposit replacement scheme Ome, has highlighted how detrimental a rental strike could be to London’s buy to let sector and the unintended consequences this would have on the capital’s tenants. 

Bournemouth rental demand explodes as tenants eye life by the beach

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Demand for rental properties has increased by 2% between the first and second quarters of this year, although it remains -3% below levels seen this time last year. 

Golf course house prices hit a hole in one…unless you live around Trump’s Turnberry

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Another week, another cancelled sporting event as the Open Championship was due to tee off this weekend. However, this hasn't dampened property prices surrounding the UK's best-known golf courses, which come in 55% higher on average than the wider areas they are located.

Which high society event is home to the highest house prices?

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The latest property market analysis by Enness Global, the world’s leading high-net-worth mortgage broker, has looked at which of Britain’s high society social events ranks top where the local property market is concerned. 

Broadband and other utility switching searches skyrocket as home movers look for better value

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Previous data from home setup service Just Move In found that since the property market reopened in May, the number of people moving home has increased by 29%. Their latest market analysis highlights the importance of utility providers during this process and how estate agents can add value in the current climate by considering this aspect of moving home. 

Wimbledon might be cancelled, but it still aces the rest for property prices

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While many of us will have been gearing up for two weeks of tennis this weekend, London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has looked at house prices around the now cancelled Wimbledon venue and how they compare to the other majors in the tennis calendar. 

These are Britain’s current new-build hotspots for homebuyers

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Over the last year, 12% of all property transactions in Britain have been new-build homes, but in Britain’s new-build homebuyer hotspots they account for as much as 46% of sales. 

Where is the property market winning 100 days into lockdown?

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The latest research from leading estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, shows that the number of listings added per week continued to exceed pre-pandemic levels, as does the average views each listing receives while property related searches and home seller leads have also continued to climb. 

Tenant deposit disputes down so far this year

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The number of rental deposit disputes lodged with Hamilton Fraser’s government-backed deposit scheme, mydeposits, has fallen by -15% across England so far this year.

What property features are the world’s richest house hunters looking for?

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Research from leading, high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has revealed which luxury property features have seen the biggest surge in popularity since the start of the year. 

HOME MOVES THROUGH THE ROOF AS BRITS GET PACKING POST PROPERTY INDUSTRY LOCKDOWN

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According to the latest data from home setup service Just Move In, the number of households moving has accelerated drastically since the easing of the property industry lockdown. 

Hopping the Thames can save London tenants hundreds in rent each month

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The latest research by international rental marketplace Spotahome has found that London’s tenants can reduce their rental outgoings by as much as -28% simply by crossing the Thames. 

National park house prices and where you can find a homebuyer bargain

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The latest research from lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed the cost of buying in and around 15 national parks and which of them offer a homebuyer bargain. 

Forget London, Oxford is the UK’s least affordable rental market

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The latest data on the cost of renting from the Office for National Statistics was released last week showing that rents in England have increased to their highest level on record.

Buy-to-let yields remain flat year on year – Here are the property pockets bucking...

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The latest research from peer to peer investment platform, Sourced Capital, has revealed that buy-to-let rental yields have remained largely flat, up just 0.1% year on year. 

Could a coal-free nation dent power plant house price performance?

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On average, property prices surrounding the nation’s power plants command 17% more than the wider areas they are located within, according to the latest property market analysis by GetAgent.co.uk.

Where’s best to buy a new-build and why?

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The latest research by property developer, StripeHomes, has looked at where offers the best buy when it comes to the new-build market, based on affordability, house price growth and the time taken to recoup a new-build price premium.

The super-prime London postcodes where properties are still selling for up to £14m

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Despite Covid uncertainty and an industry-wide lockdown, some prime postcode pockets of the London market have still seen properties selling for as much as £14m, according to the world's leading high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global. 

Should estate agents do more to help during the moving process? 69% of people...

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69% of the nation feel that estate agents should do more to help them during the stressful process of moving between homes, pitching in with jobs like informing utility providers with a change of address.

Croydon is London’s most affordable commuter rental hotspot

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Renting in a London borough with good transport connectivity can cost you 101% more in rent according to the latest research by international rental marketplace Spotahome. The research also shows that tenants pay £87 in rent for every train or tram stop present in each borough of the capital.

Is London the best buy-to-let investment?

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The latest research by lettings management platform, Howsy, has looked at the facts and figures of investing in London’s buy-to-let sector. 

Summer Solstice house prices rise 25% above the UK average

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Last Saturday marks the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year, which would traditionally bring crowds of 10,000 strong flocking to Stonehenge to celebrate. 

The most and least affordable seaside villages for sun, sea, sand (and fish and...

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Perhaps the most disappointing event cancellation of the year was the recent celebrations around National Fish and Chip Day which has now been postponed due to the Coronavirus. 

Moving home tops the stress level chart – beating having a baby, marriage and...

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52% of the nation feel moving home is one of the most stressful life events and with the additional requirements of social distancing and other pandemic based procedures, it’s just got a whole lot more stressful. When it comes to moving, 28% find it more stressful than having a baby, getting married, going to job interviews, doing a driving test. It also beats waiting for what was the biggest elephant in the room to leave until COVID-19 arrived – Brexit.

Demand for home offices soar in London’s outer boroughs – adding one could boost...

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Across London, demand for homes with a home office has increased by 19% since the start of lockdown according to research by leading lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves. 

How much does it cost to buy with a royal neighbour?

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This Saturday, 13th June, marks the Queen’s birthday and the latest research by GetAgent.co.uk, has looked at the cost of calling Her Majesty or another member of the Royal Family a neighbour, when it comes to property prices around each of their royal homes.

Awake The Sleeping Dragon. But Slowly

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Mark Drakeford the Welsh First Minister has announced that the housing market will be allowed to re-open in Wales from today, following slowly from...

Breaking: Rightmove House Price Index Shows Huge Uplift In Demand and Price Achieved

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Housing market data representing stats during Covid 19 are so far scant. Yes, it feels like we've been subjected to lockdown for years but...

Property Market Rebounds – June Demand Is 54% Higher Than March

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The number of new property sales being achieved since the housing market re-opened is at and even above pre-lockdown levels, new data from Zoopla...

£1m+ property transactions yet to recover but sold prices show a market waiting to...

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The latest analysis by Enness Global, the world's leading high-net-worth mortgage broker, has found that transactional volume across the nation’s £1m+ property market failed to bounce back following December’s election result. However despite this decline, average sold prices over the last three months have registered the most consistent, upward performance in the last year. 

Homeowners value ethically sound service and utility providers, but how can you make your...

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New research has revealed that 66% of home movers were either ‘more likely’ or ‘very likely’ to use a service or utility provider for their household requirements if that provider had better ethical credentials compared to its competitors. 

The nation’s cheesiest property pockets where properties sell for up to 11% more

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This Thursday, the 4th June, marks National Cheese Day and to celebrate leading lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has looked at the cost of buying across the cheesiest property pockets of the UK market.

Newcastle takeover deal could boost local property market by 15%

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Fans of the Magpies continue to bite their nails this week as the club’s Saudi takeover, reported to be worth £300m, is still yet to be given the green light after weeks of uncertainty.

Who needs a holiday when you can rent in Liverpool for three months for...

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The average person in the UK spends £826 on a week of sun, sea and sand each year, however with many travel restrictions still in place, a trip abroad is looking increasingly unlikely in 2020. 

Property investment Premier League champs crowned as league looks set to return

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Things are starting to kick off in the Premier League, with Newcastle looking set to become one of the richest clubs in the world and confirmation that games will recommence on the 17th June. 

Tips on pandemic pet rentals for landlords and tenants

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Traversing the rental market at present is a tricky business and it can be even trickier if you have a furry friend with you, or any other pet for that matter. 

Estate agents see revenues plummet as transactional decline hits home

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has highlighted the declining revenue of the average UK estate agent due to a reduction in transactions, largely driven by the industry-wide lockdown as a result of the coronavirus.

Lisbon over London – the safest EU cities for working professionals relocating after lockdown

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The latest research by Spotahome, the international rental marketplace, has highlighted which of Europe’s most popular capital cities for working professionals is home to  the best mix of rental affordability and safety; for those looking to move once travel lockdown restrictions have eased. 

House prices along London’s Cycle Superhighways are 80% higher than average

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With many Londoners now opting for pedal power to avoid the social distancing nightmare of public transport, research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed the steep cost of buying along one of London’s Cycle Superhighways. 

The West Midlands property pockets due to see a transport inspired house price boost

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Research by leading Birmingham estate agent, Barrows and Forrester, has highlighted the potential uplift in property prices expected across the West Midlands market as a result of the regions ongoing transport infrastructure upgrades.

It’s not just flights that are grounded, airport rental yields are flying below the...

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Research by lettings management platform, Howsy, has found that when it comes to rental yields surrounding the UK's top 25 airports, just one offers a return above the UK average of 5%.

Property market health returning as home sellers rush to relist – Here are the...

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The latest house price index from Nationwide has this week shown a -1.7% month on month drop in house price growth between April and March, a statistic that has caused many property market commentators to don their hard hats and head for the nearest bomb shelter. 

Breaking – Halifax House Price Index just published

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The Halifax reports this morning that values dropped in May vs April BUT by only 0.2% in sharp contrast to the 1.7% monthly drop...

Nationwide Reports Biggest Monthly Drop In House Prices Since 2009

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One of the UK's largest building societies, Nationwide, reports that house prices dropped by 1.7% in May versus April, the biggest decline in eleven...

London new-build buyers still valuing outdoor space over exercise amenities

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The capital’s new-build homebuyers are still opting for homes with balconies and gardens, as outdoor space in which to relax takes precedence over other lockdown stress relieving outlets such as gyms or swimming pools.

Forget the Waitrose effect, Whole Foods tops the property supermarket sweep

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed that when it comes to house prices surrounding supermarkets, Waitrose is no longer the top dog.

Landlords return as rental stock lifts in wake of market restrictions easing

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In the wake of last week’s ease of property market restrictions, the number of rental properties hitting the market surged by as much as +44% in some UK cities as landlords returned and letting agents were able to resume business. 

How much can commuter savings help tenants overcome the cost of renting?

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With many of us still restricted to working from home or on furlough, research by deposit replacement scheme Ome, shows the average UK commuter is saving £66 a month that would have otherwise been spent travelling to and from work. 

Superprime London homebuyers vanish – here’s where high-end demand remains

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The latest research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has found that demand for homes listed at £10m and above across London’s prime suburbs has tumbled to just 2%; with a number of areas seeing no demand for housing at all. 

Online property market activity stats show impact of COVID-19 on European markets

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The latest research by Spotahome, the international rental marketplace, has revealed online visits and engagement by homebuyers and tenants across 28 European nations has fallen by an average of just -0.4% monthly since November last year. However, in the UK the decline has been greater at -4.1%, as many have been unable to follow through with their search due to the property industry lockdown.

Free rental helpline launches as cost of renting increase by 94% for some furloughed...

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Rental deposit replacement scheme, Ome, has brought forward the launch of their free to use Rental Wellbeing Helpline this week, as the company’s latest research highlights the sharp increase in the cost of renting for many UK tenants who now find themselves on furlough due to the spread of the Coronavirus. 

Five investment options beating buy-to-let returns

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The latest research by peer to peer finance platform, Sourced Capital, has looked at the best alternative investments to make for those currently wary about entering the buy-to-let market due to the current pandemic. 

The cities with the highest demand for shared rental properties as tenants battle lockdown...

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The latest research by lettings management platform, Howsy, has revealed where is currently home to the largest uplift in appetite for shared rental homes amongst tenants.

More Mortgage Products Now Available

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'Lenders just aren't lending at the moment' is a sentence that you may have heard uttered by barrack-room property experts. Except it isn't true...

Advice: “I’m A First Time Buyer. Should I Wait?”

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Question: "Do you think if you're a first time buyer and ready to buy now (I'm living at home) that I should wait and...

Latest: Property Sales Transactions

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Much is made of house prices by the media, experts and indeed the public yet volume of transactions is also a very important measure...

Breaking: ONS House Price Index Just Published

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Breaking: ONS House Price Index (the Govt one) just released. It's pretty decent in that it shows an annual rise of 2.1% and a slight...

Breaking: Unemployment Rate Falls

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The latest data from the Office for National Statistics published just now states that the rate of unemployment has fallen to just 3.9% of...

Investigation: London’s Affordable Housing Supply. Do The Numbers Add Up?

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London’s City Hall have just released their latest house building statistics for the 2019- 2020 financial year and Mayor Sadiq Khan swiftly grabbed the...

Is Now A Good Time For First Time Buyers?

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We talked to the Independent newspaper today to explain that the it could well be a time for first time buyer opportunity. The fundamentals of...

Housing Activity Surges On First Day ‘Back’

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The surge in pent-up demand that many within the industry had predicted would take place once the housing market re-opened has become a reality,...

Estate Agency Enquiries Soar On ‘Day One’ Of Property Market Re-Opening

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Property Industry Eye reports at 7am: A flurry of agency activity was reported yesterday as the property market was officially reopened but some firms are...

VIDEO: Estate Agents Benham and Reeves Discuss Re-Opening The Property Market

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Marc von Grundherr, Director of Benham and Reeves estate agents was interviewed on BBC Breakfast this morning about the Government's move today to allow...

Breaking: Estate Agents Can Return To Work Tomorrow, says Robert Jenrick

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Robert Jenrick MP, the Housing Secretary, is to lay down amendments to the The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 in parliament tomorrow...

44% of people are dipping into rental and property deposits to survive lockdown life

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The latest research by rental deposit replacement scheme, Ome, has found that so far, the majority of people (56%) are yet to dip into their savings for rental or purchase deposits, but many of those that have been are struggling within the rental sector. 

The buy-to-let hotspots where yields are defying the pandemic market lockdown

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Latest research from lettings management platform, Howsy, has revealed the pockets of the UK rental market currently registering the strongest yields, as well as those that have seen yields increase despite the current pandemic. 

Is it game over for online estate agents? Uncertainty could see declining market share...

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The latest data on current and historic listings by online agents suggests the sector could be in serious trouble, despite their potential ability to better traverse the problematic landscape caused by the current pandemic when compared to bricks and mortar agents.

Remortgages Surge in April

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Remortgage instructions increased 11.8% in the week commencing the 20th April, research from conveyancing platform LMS has said. Nick Chadbourne, chief executive of LMS, said...

More House Price News This Week – The Halifax Reports

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There's a regular procession of house price indexes throughout the month and one, the Nationwide, reported this month as per our earlier piece.   It's stable-mate,...

Nationwide Slash Mortgage Rates

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The Nationwide Building Society is reducing the cost of some of its fixed rate home-loans by up to 0.35% and is launching a two...

Property repossessions could soar and house prices could plummet due to pandemic induced recession

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Research by leading peer to peer lending platform Sourced Capital has found that the UK property market could see a double-digit rate of property value decline, with the market taking over five years to recover, while the number of property repossessions could also soar as a result of a COVID-19 induced recession. 

Tenant tips to keep roomie relations in good health during lockdown

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Leading lettings management platform Howsy, has compiled a number of top tips to help keep roomie relations in positive territory as we enter the next stage of lockdown. 

High cost of renting and buying by hospitals highlights need for healthcare housing help

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Rental deposit replacement scheme, Ome, has looked at the cost of buying and renting a home around hospital sites throughout England and what this means for the hard-working front line nurses based on the average net salary available in each region for those working in the profession. 

Is a DIY boom on the way due to the property market freeze?

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Research by tradesperson comparison site, HaMuch.com, suggests that Britain could be in for a DIY boom should the market freeze brought on due to the Coronavirus persist. 

Lockdown rental stock shortage will see rents and deposits climb

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Research by rental deposit replacement scheme, Ome, has highlighted how a lockdown reduction in rental stock entering the market could result in higher rental and deposit costs for UK tenants. 

Do takeaways hurt house prices?

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that areas with a lower density of takeaways are home to house prices as much as 75% higher than areas with a larger number. 

The Best Mortgage Rates

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Here's the latest mortgage rates available today for movers, first time buyers and for remortgage. Do bear in mind that costs often apply in...

Estate Agencies Unlocked

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The Mail on Sunday reports today that Housing Minister Christopher Pincher MP will this week collaborate with the estate agency industry on means to...

Commentary: House Prices. A Conundrum? Not really

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House price meltdown, that's what we're in for. All the experts say so. Except they don't. This list of house-price forecasts can be touted as such...

Mortgage Approvals And Mortgage Lending – The Difference

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There's more data out today, this in the form of mortgage volumes as published at 9.30am. You'll be forgiven for being confused though given that...

New: 10 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage at 2.3%

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The Nottingham Building Society has announced a 10-year fixed-rate residential mortgage at 2.30% at a maximum loan-to-value (LTV) of 70%. No fees are payable and...

Breaking: Latest UK House Price Numbers Point Upwards

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Nationwide Building Society, along with others, publish their house price data each month. This enables us to track trends in home values. The Nationwide are...

What Will House Prices Do After The Coronavirus Lockdown?

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Well, the short answer is, who knows? This crisis is unprecedented and there’s no handy historic map to tell us what happens next. But...

HM Land Registry – Latest Price Data

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HM Land Registry have just released their March data-set and it makes for interesting reading as usual. Highlights include: The most expensive property sold in...

Two beds make the best buy-to-let investment

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Our research shows that across England, two-bed properties make by far the best investment option with the average yield at 4.8% compared to 4.1% for a one bed, 4.5% for a three bed and 3.6% for properties with four or more bedrooms. 

The worst-hit areas of the property market freeze revealed

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Last week GetAgent.co.uk released its interactive real-time dashboard of how the market is performing under the pressure of a pandemic and the lockdown, both...

Tenant tips to keep roomie relations in good health during lockdown

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Here’s our compilation of top tips to help keep roomie relations in positive territory as we enter the next stage of lockdown, as at...

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