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KEYWORD "Chancellor" - 101 RESULTS
Will the 2020 housing market boom continue?

As property investors, it is very important that we monitor house price trends when assessing new deals and during existing long-term...

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

A landlord’s market – 10% of landlords look to expand their portfolio

One in 10 landlords now plan to purchase properties and expand their portfolio, compared to just 3% at the end of...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Answers to the most common questions when it comes to the 30-day CGT rule

Summer 2020 saw changes to the 30-day Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rule come into force and talk of a CGT increase...

30 October 2020

From: Conveyancing, Mortgages, Tax & Finance

The UK’s holiday let market is booming – could you be the next investor?

With the potential for restrictions to be in place on and off for many years to come, and the likely continued...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Green homes - want to save the planet & improve your house using free money?

I have been a developer and landlord for over 25 years and, for my sins, ended up owning an estates and...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas update – Chinese stamp duty surge and Q4 rush for Cypriot homes

Demand from Chinese investors for UK property soared in July after plummeting between April-June, during the height of the coronavirus lockdown. In...

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Does high street decline represent opportunities for resi investors?

Covid-19 has furthered the decline of the high street and led to major city centres becoming virtual ghost towns as office...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Take your pick: top UK stamp duty exemption hotpots revealed

Research by Andrews Property Group has identified the 10 UK towns and cities where 99% of homes currently listed for sale...

09 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how landlords & investors can take advantage of the Green Homes Grant

The other major housing announcement in the Chancellor’s recent summer economic update, aside from the headline-grabbing stamp duty holiday, was the...

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Cornwall and the SW should feature in every investor’s portfolio, expert argues

The South West, and Cornwall in particular, should be capturing the attention of property investors despite the economic challenges posed by...

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty cut sees number of houses sold reach 13-year high

An average of 13 house sales were agreed per branch in July – the highest figure recorded since June 2007, according...

31 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Could the stamp duty holiday turn into CGT 'tax trap' for investors?

The stamp duty holiday, which has set the tax threshold for property purchases at £500,000, is a potential future tax trap...

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let demand picks up as everyone benefits from stamp duty holiday

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave his Summer Statement last month, many people were surprised to learn that buy-to-let investors would be...

21 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors – is now the perfect time to consider incorporation?

Accountancy firm MJ Bushell says now is the perfect time for landlords and investors to consider property incorporation. Property tax specialists at...

03 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors – should you be considering serviced accommodation?

Now, more than ever, property investors will be seeking safe havens and thriving markets which promise strong and reliable returns. Could...

22 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty holiday prompts rise in demand for higher priced properties

Last week's announcement of a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of property purchases has prompted a rise in buyers...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight - is self-build a rising investment trend?

Until now, self-build has been something of a niche market – for the brave and risk-taking. It’s received national prominence through...

15 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Mortgage advisers confident buy-to-let business will grow over next year

Some four in 10 mortgage advisers expect to write more buy-to-let business in the next 12 months, according to Paragon Bank. The...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

What did the Chancellor’s Summer Statement say about housing?

Investors buying homes worth up to £500,000 won’t have to pay stamp duty on these purchases until the end of March...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Changes to the UK tax system – a guide for property investors

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries and Ernst & Young (EY) have collaborated to create a guide for property investors on the changes...

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Should you wait to buy your first investment property?

It’s a question many would-be investors will have been asking themselves, with so much remaining up-in-the-air and uncertain at present. But...

12 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - how has the prime property market coped with lockdown?

While England slowly starts to emerge from lockdown under the UK government’s three-point plan (the devolved administrations are taking a slightly...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19: how has the HMO sector coped with the pandemic so far?

Welcome to this special, VE Bank Holiday (and lockdown), edition of Property Investor Today. We hope all our readers are having...

08 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – Chinese interest in UK property soars despite Covid-19

A Chinese-led house buying boom is on the way in the UK, according to the CEO of Emerging Communications, a Chinese...

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Budget announcement – stamp duty surcharge introduced for overseas buyers

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed in his first Budget plans to introduce a 2% stamp duty surcharge on non-UK tax residents. While...

13 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Budget 2020 – wish-lists and predictions

The latest Budget – Rishi Sunak’s first as Chancellor following his dramatic promotion – is set to take place on Wednesday...

09 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Chancellor should use Budget to encourage growth in the PRS – claim

Newly-appointed Chancellor Rishi Sunak should use the forthcoming Budget to ‘produce a level playing field for taxation’ with the short-term letting...

09 March 2020

From: Breaking News

The eco-friendly revolution – how is the property industry going green?

We’ve previously reported on everything from sustainable living developments to eco-villages, and recently covered a major trade body’s call for the...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Major trade body calls for Chancellor to make housing greener

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), one of the biggest and most influential trade bodies in the UK, has called...

21 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Will the government be introducing a mansion tax on high value homes?

It was revealed over the weekend that Boris Johnson is considering introducing a mansion tax for high value homes. The Telegraph, which...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Boris Johnson’s stamp duty plans – what do landlords need to know?

Whether you’re a first-time landlord or an experienced one, there are frequent regulatory changes in the buy-to-let sector that you will...

19 August 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Purpose-built student accommodation sector to reach £53 billion in 2019

The UK’s Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector is predicted to reach a total combined value of over £53 billion by...

19 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Significant increase in number of renters looking to buy

New data from AA Financial Services recently revealed that the number of British adults who say they want to move from...

09 November 2018

From: Breaking News

It’s official! No more £100,000 properties for sale in London

The death of the £100,000 property in London is now official, with research revealing that there are now no properties for...

26 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget: housing supply is only the tip of the iceberg

Ahead of today’s Budget, property experts are waiting to see whether their predictions will be dispelled, or whether they will prove...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals that temporary stamp duty cut would encourage home moving

More than a fifth of recent home buyers (those who purchased less than three years ago) would consider moving home if...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget can help free up rental homes to buy

Bishop Fleming has called for the Chancellor in his next Budget to assist residential landlords who wish to downsize their property...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital tax system will become an 'unwanted burden' for BTL investors

The delay to the implementation of HMRC’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ system announced in July was warmly welcomed by buy-to-let landlords. A plan...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Over 1m open Help to Buy ISAs to buy their first home

More than 1 million aspiring homebuyers have opened Help to Buy ISAs, government-backed savings accounts, designed to help people save money...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor gives away £120k house

A single mum who lived in a council flat with her newborn baby has been given a new £120,000 home for...

10 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime central London property sales improve slightly

There was a marginal increase in the number of residential property sales in prime central London in the first half of...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Cheaper house prices cause surge in prime London housing market activity

The decline in property prices at the upper end of London’s housing market has led to a sharp rise in home...

18 July 2017

From: Breaking News

One year on: Buyers and sellers undeterred by ‘Brexit scaremongering’

It has been exactly one year since Britain voted to leave the European Union by 52% to 48%, and while the...

23 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Top ways to reduce stamp duty on prime property

Sales of homes at the top end of the housing market have collapsed over the past 12 months or so, especially...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices ‘prove unshakeable’ as growth picks up

More than nine months on from the historic Brexit vote, and home buyers are now paying 1.3% on average more for...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Crossrail 2 ‘vital’ to tackling London’s housing crisis, say experts

Leading housebuilders and housing associations, including British Land and the Berkeley Group, are urging the government to back Crossrail 2 as...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices in England and Wales ‘remain indestructible’

House prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to last year’s referendum, with various experts, including...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Chancellor fails to deal with Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market

Yesterday’s rather low-key Budget statement failed to mention the housing market as the government continues to bury its head on the...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

No measures to plug VAT ‘inequality’ between new builds and renovations

There were calls ahead of yesterday’s Budget statement for the chancellor Philip Hammond to announce fresh measures to plug the ‘inequality’...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Property expert calls for VAT reform to shore up UK housing market

This week’s Budget statement will present the Chancellor Philip Hammond with a prime opportunity to address the inequality in VAT between new...

06 March 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices remain ‘reassuringly resilient’

Residential property prices were at the forefront of the Brexit debate in the run-up to the EU referendum, with the now...

10 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Richard Barber – what to expect in 2017

Richard Barber, director at Prime Central London estate agency W.A.Ellis, part of the JLL Group, offers his thoughts on what property market...

03 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Trevor Abrahmsohn - what to expect in 2017

Trevor Abrahmsohn, director at Glentree Estates offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year.  2016 has...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips to avoid common buy-to-let insurance claims

Damage caused by storms, burst pipes and from break-ins were listed in a report earlier this year as the primary reasons that...

12 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Scotland has an opportunity to ‘thrive and grow’

With significantly more homes required to meet the needs and aspirations of Scotland’s growing population, the home building industry north of...

25 November 2016

From: Breaking News

New measures to boost housebuilding

The chancellor Philip Hammond announced a range of housing measures in his first Autumn Statement, including £1.4bn of cash to help build...

24 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing shortage means no letup in rising home prices

A chronic shortage of housing in the UK is continuing to place upward pressure on residential property prices, according to the...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

How will Brexit affect house prices?

House prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to the EU referendum with the now former...

09 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Raise stamp duty threshold to boost property investment

The chancellor Phillip Hammond should use his upcoming Autumn Statement to raise the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) threshold to £250,000...

31 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Non-dom reform should be put on hold until 2018

The UK government should delay the introduction of any changes to non-domicile reforms until at least 2018, giving it an opportunity...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers return to the housing market as Brexit fears diminish

Homebuyers are returning to the housing market as post EU referendum fears continue to calm, the latest RICS UK Residential Market...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property industry welcomes government’s £5bn building fund

The government’s plan to tackle the housing shortage by building 25,000 new homes using a £3bn Home Building Fund has been broadly...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty receipts fall as George Osborne’s reforms take their toll

Stamp duty receipts fell 2.5% to £7.3bn as the reforms made by former chancellor George Osborne take their toll on the...

03 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Government terminates Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, which has attracted strong demand from borrowers looking for higher loan-to-value (LTV) home loans,...

30 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Planning consents fall short

The government has been accused of 'failing to put its money where its mouth is' when it comes to housing after...

19 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Former chancellor slams “crazy” stamp duty rates

Former Conservative Chancellor Lord Lawson, who served under Margaret Thatcher’s government, has called on the new man in the Treasury to...

16 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth slows in July, ONS reveals

House price inflation across the UK dropped to 8.3% in the year to July, down from 9.7% in June, according to...

14 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Property remains the ‘highest yielding investment on offer’ in the UK

A growing number of investors are choosing to invest in property, despite the introduction of higher stamp duty purchasing costs and...

13 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housebuilding rises but numbers still below target

An increase in housebuilding levels helped to ensure that overall construction output remained flat in July following a 1% drop in...

12 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to fall next year

Residential property prices look set to fall across many part of the UK next year as the housing market and wider...

23 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing market “remains remarkably resilient” post-Brexit

The former chancellor George Osborne may have predicted pre-Brexit that UK house prices could take an 18% hit over the next...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

1m new homes by 2020 possible thanks to Cameron’s ‘strong housing legacy’

The Brexit vote will undoubtedly dominate David Cameron's legacy as Prime Minister, but he should also be remembered for leaving behind...

02 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage will almost certainly continue to drive up UK prices

Property prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to the referendum, with the now former Chancellor...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Slash corporation tax to show Britain still ‘open for business’

The chancellor George Osborne and business secretary Sajid Javid’s pledge to reduce corporation tax to less than 15% would show Britain...

11 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit ‘not the Armageddon’ that was expected, says agent

Brexit horror scenarios, including the collapse in UK house prices forecast by the chancellor George Osborne, have failed to materialise so...

08 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices could fall by 20%, says Deutsche Bank

Residential property prices in the UK could fall by up to 20% as a consequence of the Chancellor George Osborne’s buy-to-...

20 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices fall ahead of EU referendum

Residential property prices in the UK fell by 0.4% in May, the steepest decline since November 2011, as the European Union...

13 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to rise even if Britain votes to leave EU

House prices in the UK are expected to rise further regardless of whether Britain opts to remain or leave the European...

10 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates could rise - BoE

Mortgage rates in the UK could increase in the short-term if Britain votes to leave the European Union, according to the...

25 May 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Project Fact’ or further doomsday predictions from ‘Project Fear’?

A vote to leave the EU would have a ‘major hit’ on residential property prices across the UK and increase the...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Win a free home

Property investor Marco Robinson is offering fellow property investors an opportunity to win a buy-to-let property in Manchester worth in the...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Rent a Room Scheme boosts supply

Close to a quarter of a million homeowners (233,697) have advertised for lodgers since the increase to the Rent a Room Scheme...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty surcharge is no April fools, it’s an assault on entrepreneurial Britain

Never one to miss an opportunity, George Osborne knew he was onto a winner when he chose to raise stamp duty...

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Can landlords protect their profits in 2016?

George Osborne’s recent tax reforms have sparked a surge in landlords buying property through a company in order to safeguard tax...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

A bunfight followed by a fast? Why the buy-to-let tax hike should not be feared

The frustrations vented over the looming buy-to-let tax hike has sadly been all too predictable. In the latest twist to what have...

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

The rumours of the death of buy-to-let in Glasgow are greatly exaggerated

Buy-to-let investors could be forgiven for feeling rather under siege as 2015 draws to a close. Landlords who had been encouraged over...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

New Year will bring first-time buyer optimism

Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, 2016 is set to be the year of the first-time buyer, with a number of measures...

17 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Auction round-up December 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, the Essential Information Group (EIG) has published its latest figures covering the whole of the...

15 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Taxing times for residential landlords and investors

Residential property investors are facing a number of tax reforms that will fundamentally change the profitability of their portfolios.  The changes will...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Osborne's stamp duty rises set to trigger property scramble

The unexpected increase in stamp duty for buy-to-let homes will precipitate a rush of property investment, according to buying agency Black Brick.  Chancellor...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

London rents rise 5% in four months

London rental values have increased by 5% in the four months to October 2015, it has been revealed. According to figures released...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlord tax changes will lead to rent increases

A survey by The Deposit Protection Service has revealed that 68% of landlords believe that changes in landlord tax will lead...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Surge in buy-to-let lending for Paragon as stamp duty bombshell is announced

Paragon Group has released its results for the year ending 30 September 2015, reporting that buy-to-let lending has increased by over...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

How will Osborne’s tax measures affect the BTL market?

Since the Chancellor’s announced measures to curb the buy-to-let in the Summer Budget, there has been a flurry of debate –...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let to form pension strategy for many

Results from a survey of industry bodies has revealed that buy-to-let will be the main use of equity release for the...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Chinese investment for property projects in Leeds, Salford and Sheffield announced

Three property schemes in northern England will receive multi-million pound investment from China, Chancellor George Osborne has announced. £1.2bn will be pumped...

24 September 2015

From: Breaking News

How higher rate taxpayers can avoid the 'George Osborne Penalty'

At the last budget the Chancellor announced that from 2017 he was phasing out higher rate tax relief on the interest...

03 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlords and investors to consider rent rises after Budget

Research by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) shows that in the wake of this month's Summer Budget, over two thirds of...

21 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Government urged to support ‘struggling’ buy-to-let landlords

A financial services provider is urging the Conservative Government to consider landlords who might be wrestling with financial problems in secret.   Reach...

06 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy ISA set to be attractive to property investors

As a result of their unexpected majority, the Tories will be able to ensure their new Help to Buy ISA policy...

29 May 2015

From: Breaking News

New government plans to provide 95% of UK with superfast broadband by 2017

After months of campaigning and deliberating, polling day is now behind us. With all the election stories doing the rounds, we...

11 May 2015

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