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17/08/2017
 
Calls for the Government to cut stamp duty, the tax paid on a home in the UK, to reflect what is actually happening in the housing market, are rising. Experts believe the tax needs to be brought up to date to help both first time buyers and people w... read more »
 
16/08/2017
 
St Andrews is the top university town or city in Britain in terms of offering yields to landlords with the potential of achieving up to 12% per annum, according to new research. Students don’t always have the best of reputations as tenants, bu... read more »
 
15/08/2017
 
Prime property prices in key global cities increases by 4.4% in the 12 months to June 2017, with Guangzhou in China recording the biggest rise at 35.6%, the latest index shows. Although Guangzhou leads the rankings, the data from the Knight Frank pr... read more »
 
13/08/2017
 
Some £722 million of development land sales in London were completed in the second quarter of the year, a substantial increase of 48% on the previous quarter, new research shows. It is the strongest quarter of sales since the vote to leave the... read more »
 
10/08/2017
 
Half of the regions of the UK saw a dip in new homes during the second quarter of 2017, according to registration figures from warranty provider NHBC. NHBC’s registration statistics are an important indicator of the UK’s new homes market... read more »
 
08/08/2017
 
A third set of large scale tests on cladding panels and insulation commonly used on high rise residential blocks in the UK has failed fire and safety tests. The latest tests show that a combination of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding with... read more »
 
07/08/2017
 
The East of England is seeing residential rents rise almost four times the average for the UK with annual growth of 2.35% in July compared to a national rise of just 0.64%. Strong demand for lower rent accommodation by long distance commuters is tho... read more »
 
06/08/2017
 
Sales in the central London prime property market continued to improve in July and prices falls slowed, according to the latest index report. Average prices fell 0.1% in July and are still well below where they were a year ago, down 5.9% but it is t... read more »
 
04/08/2017
 
The UK is the top country that private property investors are most likely to buy commercial real estate as more and more wealthy people consider it as an investment asset. Overall private investors are already a strong presence in the commercial mar... read more »
 
02/08/2017
 
A third of small building firms in the UK say that soaring material prices are squeezing their margins and almost a quarter have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, new research shows. They are blaming Brexit as a range of prices of ma... read more »
 
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