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08/01/2018
 
Property prices in the UK dipped marginally at the end of 2017, down by 0.6% month on month in December to an average of £225,021, according to the latest index figures. Year on year prices are still up by 2.7% and on a quarterly basis they we... read more �
 
06/01/2018
 
The British Government is to launch a £2 million competition in the coming weeks for an app to help the 11 million people who rent a home to improve credit scores and mortgage applications. The Treasury is offering £2 million to budding ... read more �
 
05/01/2018
 
Hundreds of thousands of new homes a year are needed in England to keep up with demand but the latest official figures shows that overall planning applications and permissions are down. Planning applications in England reached 117,700 from July to S... read more �
 
05/01/2018
 
In November 2015, George Osborne disclosed plans to restrain the buy-to-let (BTL) market, implying its growing attractiveness was leaving aspiring first time buyers contesting with landlords for the restricted number of properties on the market. ... read more �
 
05/01/2018
 
Stamp Duty is changing for first-time buyers.  In the Budget 2017, Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that Stamp Duty would be exempt for people buying their first property if it costs under £300,000. For first homes under £500,00... read more �
 
04/01/2018
 
Some 106,412 property sales were registered in England and Wales in November 2017 with the number of new builds rising, the latest official figures show. Of the total 79,133 were freehold, a 10.3% increase compared to November 2016, and 13,095 were ... read more �
 
03/01/2018
 
Property sales recorded in Spain recorded in the land registry soared in October 2017, up 28%, the biggest increase since the housing market recovery began. The figures from the National Institute of Statistics suggest that the end of the summer mon... read more �
 
02/01/2018
 
Houses in Multiple Occupation that have to be mandatorily licensed are to include properties – regardless of height – that are occupied by five or more people from two or more households. Currently, HMOs that must be mandatorily licensed... read more �
 
28/12/2017
 
Grosvenor Crescent in London is the UK’s most expensive street with an average home price of £16.9 million, new research shows. Overall there are six streets with an average house price of over £10 million and all of them are in th... read more �
 
27/12/2017
 
Student accommodation is set to be a growth area in property investment in 2018 and new research shows that during 2017 a record breaking 30,000 bed spaces were provided. It means that the supply of studio rooms has more than doubled since 2014 with... read more �
 
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