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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 �
 
23/12/2017
 
The mortgage market in the UK grew between October and November after the first interest rate rise for a decade with approvals up 2.5% month on month, the latest data shows. It may have been a case of borrowers looking to switch from variable rate p... read more �
 
23/12/2017
 
Sarah Beeny is no longer director of the online estate agent she founded, Tepilo. On the face of it, the company appears to have been sold to publishing group, Northern & Shell Ventures, which has been a shareholder for some time. In August it an... read more �
 
21/12/2017
 
How the housing market performs in the UK in 2018 will be determined in large part by developments in the wider economy with Brexit playing a major role, the latest forecast suggests. But the impact of Brexit is hard to foresee while what is more ce... read more �
 
20/12/2017
 
Average rents across the UK rose by 0.7% in November when compared to the same month a year ago, taking the average monthly rent to £904, the latest index shows. Overall rental growth is slowing and has lagged behind the general rate if inflat... read more �
 
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