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KEYWORD "Stamp Duty" - 242 RESULTS
Renters in South West London feeling the pinch despite tenant fee ban

Rent rises in South West London have significantly outpaced the rest of the capital, despite the imminent ban on tenant fees,...

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

House price growth decelerates as London slowdown extends to southern cities

House prices in UK cities increased by 1.7% over the 12 months to March 2019, the same levels of growth recorded...

15 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Asking rents in London hit record high

London's average asking rents are at an all-time high of £2,093 per month following a record year-on-year price increase, new Rightmove...

26 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Holiday lettings set to benefit from ongoing Brexit uncertainty

A Brexit-inspired holiday letting boom is expected to hit the South West this year, according to local holiday letting agency Bournecoast. The...

17 April 2019

From: Breaking News

More landlords turning to accountants for assistance

New research has suggested that more than half (58%) of landlords are involving accountants when making key property decisions. Kent Reliance for...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

London development industry continues to bemoan government inaction

The property and development industry in London remains unimpressed with central and local government when it comes to enabling development activity. That’s...

21 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Top tips for first-time landlords

Letting a home can be an intimidating task if you’re doing it for the first time. You may have deliberately entered...

06 December 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Propertymark’s analysis offers overview of 2018 property market

Propertymark has studied its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year, with the findings revealing that first-time buyer...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Overseas investors boosted by Brexit uncertainty and weak pound

Brexit uncertainty is continuing to drive foreign investment in the UK, research by CashbackRemortgages.co.uk has claimed. A third of multi-million pound homes...

30 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Why it’s crucial to work with a reputable letting agent

Even though the most recent Budget offered some welcome relief for landlords and the buy-to-let sector as a whole, there are...

23 November 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Property in the UK takes on average 102 days to sell

It now takes, on average, 102 days to sell a property in the UK, according to Post Office Money. Its latest ‘City...

16 November 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

Fixer uppers can be purchased on the cheap, research finds

Homes that need major structural work can be bought for £40,000 less than the market average, according to new research by...

02 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Drop in available rental homes pushes rents to record high

Asking rents have reached a record high this quarter following an ongoing trend of fewer property investors purchasing buy-to-let properties, according...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Almost 2 million landlords plan to expand their portfolios next year

Some 80% of landlords plan to increase their portfolios over the next 12 months, according to advice website The Property Hub. Its...

24 October 2018

From: Breaking News

I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of Sourced

Who are you? I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of the largest property investment platform in the UK, Sourced. I’ve worked...

08 October 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

Theresa May announces plans for stamp duty levy on overseas buyers

Theresa May kicked off the Conservative Party conference – which is taking place in Birmingham this week – by outlining plans...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords are increasing rents to compensate for interest rate rise

Government measures are among the top causes for landlords increasing rents, according to research from Property Partner. The government is increasing its...

03 October 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

Survey: majority of Brits would purchase a home in need of renovation

Britain’s love affair with property projects is booming, according to Jackson-Stops. Its research revealed that 81% of buyers would purchase a...

14 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Life-long renters could face a shortage of homes

The housing market is not set up for the increasing number of life-long renters, a property management company has claimed. DJ Alexander,...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market set to stabilise by 2021

There will be a continued dampening of the buy-to-let sector over the next three years, before the market stabilises in 2021...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Over half of UK landlords feel optimistic about current BTL market

Attitudes towards being a landlord in the current economic and political climate remain optimistic, according to recent research from Your Move. Its...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits still keen to purchase holiday homes in the UK

More than half of British buyers still want to buy a holiday home in the UK, according to estate agent Jackson-Stops. The...

03 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Prices for prime waterfront properties continue to command a premium

Prices for prime waterfront properties are as much as 80% higher than comparable properties inland, climbing to 133% for properties with...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Property still seen as best income source for retirement plans

Property is still top choice when it comes to long-term investment, according to findings from a survey carried out by Perrys...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Affordability and stamp duty are disrupting the UK property market – Knight Frank

The number of homes sold in London was lower than any other part of England and Wales last year, according to...

13 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Allsop’s residential auction achieves over £67m in May

Allsop saw strong results at its May residential auction despite growing wariness among investors across the UK. By close of business, the...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Meet the founders of the National Landlord Investment Show - Q&A with Tracey and Steve Hanbury

As the National Landlord Investment Show prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary at Aston Villa Football Club on Wednesday May 16th,...

10 May 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

Half of UK landlords are cautious of the BTL market

Despite the resilience in the buy-to-let (BTL) market, landlords are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to assess how the market...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Serious investors ramp-up while accidental landlords sell-up, report shows

New research from Simple Landlords Insurance has revealed accidental and part-time landlords feel most negative about legislative changes and their future. The...

27 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Number of buy-to-let investors hits record high

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK reached a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year, up...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Expert warns investors to plan their investments with care

A property expert from Finchley-based Richard Anthony Chartered Accountants has warned potential investors to plan their investment with care. This comes...

11 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Prime central London bounces back from stamp duty impact

Prime central London has seen a 2% increase in trading volumes in the year to February 2018 compared to the previous...

11 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Asking prices hit record highs in the FTB and second-stepper markets

Strong demand from home movers at the beginning of the year has led to the average asking price of a newly-marketed...

21 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Invest in buy-to-let via crowdfunding, says property expert

The share of buy-to-let (BTL) lending decreased to 12.5% in June 2017 – the lowest percentage since Q3 2013 – which...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

House-hunters flood the market

The number of house-hunters looking for new homes rose by 37% in January in line with the supply of available properties...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Property professionals keen to expand portfolios in 2018 despite challenges

Research by bridging finance lender mtf has found that a third of UK property professionals are set to expand their portfolios...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Liverpool and Nottingham revealed as the best location for rental yields

Private Finance’s latest buy-to-let hotspots analysis has revealed that Liverpool and Nottingham are the UK’s best-performing locations for property investment, with...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Allsop Residential Auctions defied all the odds in 2017

Allsop Residential Auctions has taken a look back on a successful 2017 for the firm, when it raised a total of...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Annual rent rises muted, but London shows improvement

New research carried out by Rightmove has revealed that national average asking rents (excluding London) increased by only 0.7% in 2017. This...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

New lender criteria did not deter landlords in 2017, says Accord

Landlords showed extreme resilience in 2017, new data has revealed, with 57% of the mortgage applications received by Accord Buy To...

12 January 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

Stamp duty is dampening housing market growth, says bank

The UK property market is becoming stagnant as people who wish to move homes are being hindered by Stamp Duty Land...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Firm’s biggest auction of the year raises £23 million

Over £23 million of land and property was sold by Clive Emson Auctioneers at its autumn auction. Achieving a sale rate of...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Millennials are becoming landlords for steady income

Millennials are making a career out of being a landlord, according to a new survey by Intus Lettings. Surprisingly, almost half of...

03 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

UK tumbles down European buy-to-let league table

The UK is now the fifth worst country in Europe for buy-to-let investment, with average rental yields of just 4%. The findings,...

21 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime Central London experiences steady recovery in sales volumes

Asking price reductions continue to stimulate demand in transaction volumes in prime central London with a steady recovery through the summer,...

20 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let purchases driven by pension pot hunters

Sales of buy-to-let properties continue to be driven by pension “pot hunters”, according to the latest findings from Sequre Property Investment. Sequre’s...

06 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips every landlord should consider when investing in student property

A number of buy-to-let landlords are turning their attention to student housing, which is regarded by many property investors as a...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

More investors turn to commercial property as residential sales dip

A growing number of investors are starting to shun residential property, deterred by recent tax hikes, and are opting instead to...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers are currently ‘supporting’ the UK housing market

Demand from first-time buyers is driving the UK housing market as landlords and homeowners hold off making any big decisions, according...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing will be ‘top’ of the political agenda this autumn

The UK housing crisis will be top of the political agenda in September and October when the main political parties hold...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Fewer investors using gifted deposits

The number of investors using gifted deposits, a sum of money that is given by a family member forming all or...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Aston Mead backs MPs call to cut stamp duty

Land broker Aston Mead has backed calls for a reduction to stamp duty across all property price brackets in order to...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Cut stamp duty to free up mobility, says report

Improvements to the existing stamp duty regime would significantly boost the number of housing transactions across England and Wales, according to...

11 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

Harvey Raybould, Creative Development Services

Who are you? Harvey Raybould What does it say on your business card? Building Dreams and Empowering Lives What is Creative Development Services (CDS)? We are...

08 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

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

London is a ‘strange market’ filled with people living in unsuitable properties

It is undoubtedly a buyer’s market in London at the moment, with those who are looking to buy prime property in...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in new build sales in Hong Kong

Wealthy foreign investors, particularly from mainland China, are continuing to invest in Hong Kong’s ultra-luxury housing market as part of a...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The Positives of Property Investment in 2017

You would have had to have been living under a rock to not know about the Government’s recent tax attacks on...

26 July 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Adam Joseph, The Happy Tenant Company

What does it say on your business card? Adam Joseph, CEO of The Happy Tenant Company.  What is the Happy Tenant Company? We are...

26 July 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

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

The number of BTL landlords registering to buy property is down 30% y-o-y

There has been a sharp decline in the number of buy-to-let property acquisitions, following the government’s decision to introduce the 3%...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Manchester establishes itself as a major buy-to-let property hotspot

Despite recent turmoil, it seems Manchester is a city on the up, as it is now being identified as a true...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales activity picking up for prime country homes in the UK

There was a marginal rise in prime country prices in the UK in the second quarter of the year, thanks in...

05 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

UK home sales set to drop significantly amid political uncertainty

Residential property transactions in May dropped by 3.3% on the previous month, following two successive months of growth, in what could...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Home seller valuations fall as remortgage levels rise

The number of homes coming on to the market for sale continued to fall across the UK last month, adding to...

15 June 2017

From: Breaking News

The National Landlord Investment Show takes place at London Olympia tomorrow

Buy-to-let investors and property enthusiasts will descend on the Olympia Conference Centre in London tomorrow where they will be able to...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

New Q&A aims to make SDLT less complicated

A new ‘questions and answers’ resource designed to make it easier for those investing in property to understand their Stamp Duty...

13 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Government’s SDLT reform has ‘shattered the property market’

The government’s decision to introduce stamp duty land tax (SDLT) reforms 12 months ago has had an adverse impact on the...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

It was ‘inevitable’ that UK house prices would ease

The recent slowdown in UK house prices suggests that the market is cooling, but very few experts are surprised. The latest house...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

More realistic pricing attracts motivated buyers in prime central London

Despite a backdrop of political uncertainty, sales volumes are starting to pick up in the prime central London property market as...

07 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Strettons marks 80th anniversary by raising £13.5m at London property auction

Strettons has raised almost £13.5m, including post-auction sales, on the back of an 88% success rate in what was the firm’s...

05 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Many property investors are struggling to obtain mainstream funding

Sterner affordability criteria, stress testing and more robust risk management for lenders seeking to underwrite mortgage contracts has left many property...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer and remortgage lending set to ‘maintain momentum’

The recent rise in the level of both first-time buyer and remortgage lending is expected to ‘maintain momentum’ thanks to the...

25 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Transaction volumes fall 3.2% in April

Property transactions fell in April this year, down 3.2% on March’s total, according to the latest figures from HM Revenue &...

24 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices for homes rise to record average of £317,281

Home sales this month remained robust as buyers shrugged off pre-election jitters, signalling growing confidence in the UK economy and bolstering...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish housing market remains ‘stable and reliable’

There was a sharp rise in the number of property transactions north of the border in March, as demand for property...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending for property purchase plummets 80%

The number of property investors looking to invest in the buy-to-let market continued to fall last month as a result of...

18 May 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 stall amid affordability issues

Annual house price growth continues to slow, as affordability issues deter many prospective homebuyers. With 2017 proving to be a rather challenging time...

17 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Next government urged to put ‘housing and homeownership first’

As soon as the general election determines the next government, emphasis will need to be placed on making more pressing issues,...

16 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Political and economic uncertainty ‘takes its toll on the UK property market’

There was a 9% decline in the number of residential property sales recorded last month, owed in part to a fall...

12 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK housing supply falls to record-low for March

The supply of available housing dropped to the lowest level ever for March, according to the latest figures from the National...

28 April 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property auctions market is ‘easing back the throttle a little’

The property auctions market continued to slow across the UK last month, with the number of lots offered and sold at...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Claim your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL this week – 28...

25 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Typical property asking price up £3.5k in April 2017

Homeowners across the UK planning to sell up are being warned of the risks of listing their home at an unrealistic...

24 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Gross mortgage lending in ‘neutral gear’

Gross mortgage lending held up relatively well last month despite a fall of almost 20% year-on-year, according to the latest estimate...

21 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage and stamp duty issues deter one in 10 prospective buyers in the UK

More than one in 10 homeowners in the UK have tried to move property but decided against it after encountering issues...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to rise by over £50,000 by 2021

Residential property prices will surge by more than £50,000 over the next four years despite Brexit uncertainty, economists predict. The average UK...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Central London housebuilding collapses 75% as prices continue to fall

The number of new homes breaking ground in central London has plunged by 75% year-on-year as housebuilders put planned projects on...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Free landlord and property investor event comes to London this April

Investors, landlords and property enthusiasts will descend on London's ExCel on April 28 and 29 for the annual Property Investor &...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

An oldie but a goodie – reversionary ground rents in 2017

From the vantage point of the rostrum, in unprecedented economic times with historically low interest rates and persistently low inflation, the...

29 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Brexit uncertainty prompts decline in UK property deals

Demand among home buyers has seen a modest recovery following initial post-referendum jitters, but with just 24 hours until Theresa May...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Fall in property sales threatens London’s status as economic powerhouse

Residential property sales across many parts of the UK will fall in the year ahead, especially in London, if demand for...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Estate agent claims 10 buyers are now chasing each property for sale

There are currently 10 buyers chasing every property on the market across England and Wales, according to a leading estate agency firm. haart,...

21 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Central London property prices hit record high

The average price of a home in central London hit a new high of £1,818,262 in 2016, thanks largely to a rally...

21 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Shortage of ‘suitable property for sale’ drives up asking prices

Asking prices in the housing market in England and Wales continued to rise in March, led by gains in the Midlands,...

20 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales of prime London property pick up as prices become more ‘realistic’

Sales volumes are increasing in the prime central London property market as purchasers look to take advantage of more ‘realistic’ asking...

17 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

UK commercial property is becoming ‘increasingly attractive’

Britain is a nation obsessed with property but experts have warned those thinking of investing in buy-to-let are facing headwinds that...

08 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Low rates boosts remortgage market activity in the UK

There was a surge in remortgage activity in 2016, which peaked in Q4, as more borrowers opted for longer term fixed...

07 March 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property market remains robust despite slight slowdown

The UK property market remains strong despite a marginal slowdown in activity levels last month, new data shows. The latest analysis of...

06 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Allsop raise £62.8m at first residential auction of the year

Allsop raised £62.8m at its first residential auction of 2017, selling 80% of the 247 lots on offer. A high number of...

23 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Confidence in UK housing market remains strong

The UK housing market remains remarkably solid, as reflected by the 4.9% increase in the volume of residential property transactions between...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime country buyers seek ‘value away from the capital’

Residential property price growth across all prime regional markets slowed during the final quarter of last year, bringing annual growth to...

06 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales of prime central London properties continue to fall but prices pick up

Transaction volumes in prime central property have dipped further as a result of changes in residential taxation, Brexit and global economic...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Canny investors’ eye ‘good yields’ in the commercial property sector

With attractive returns on offer, a growing number of property investors are looking to add commercial properties to their portfolios, according...

26 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Average asking prices in Britain break £300,000 barrier, says Rightmove

Asking prices for homes in Britain have increased marginally in the last month, while demand on the house-hunting website Rightmove has...

16 January 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

Property sales rising in prime central London but prices continue to fall

Despite ongoing political and economic uncertainty, sales volumes are rising in the central London prime property market as buyers look to...

09 January 2017

From: Breaking News

It’s a buyer’s market in Hong Kong

Filled with glitzy glass towers and a fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, Hong Kong proudly proclaims itself to be ‘Asia’s...

09 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

Simon Tollit – what to expect in 2017

Simon Tollit, director of central London sales at United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty, offers his thoughts on what property market trends...

30 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Jake Russell – what to expect in 2017

Jake Russell, director at Russell Simpson, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year. Much...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Marc Langdon – what to expect in 2017

Marc Langdon, a partner at Bidwells, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year. I...

29 December 2016

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

Will Herrmann – what to expect in 2017

Will Herrmann, director at West Eleven, a property developer and investment company, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to remain flat in 2017 amid Brexit uncertainty

UK property prices are expected to remain largely unchanged in 2017, owed largely to uncertainty over Brexit negotiations, according to the...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property sales to fall as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter investors

Fewer people are expected to invest in residential property in 2017, as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter many property investors...

19 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending drops 11% in a year

Mortgage lending was down 11% in October compared with the corresponding month last year with £10.5bn borrowed for residential property purchases...

15 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price inflation continues to slow

Residential property price inflation across the UK is continuing to slow, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...

14 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Replacing stamp duty in Scotland has been ‘operationally successful’

The introduction of a new tax to replace stamp duty in Scotland has so far proved successful, but a Holyrood committee...

13 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong property sales rise sharply

Residential property sales in Hong Kong have increased significantly despite the government’s decision to more than double stamp duty last month...

08 December 2016

From: Breaking News

House price falls in London look ‘inevitable’

Homeowners and property investors in Greater London are facing steep falls in house prices as the slowdown in prime areas of...

06 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Novice property investors failing to spot 3% stamp duty surcharge

A number of property investors, including buy-to-let landlords and property developers, are still unaware that they are liable to pay the...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals recover in October as consumer appetite for credit grows

The number of mortgages approved for residential property purchases rose for the second consecutive month in October as the housing market...

01 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Property better investment than money in the bank!

From a property investor’s perspective, it has been a tough year following a raft of changes introduced by the government. Aside from the...

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

London’s super prime housing market is not ‘dead in the water’

London remains among the most desirable cities in the world for the super wealthy, but with property prices reaching record-breaking levels...

22 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Europe’s buy-to-let hotspots unveiled

While buying property in the UK has proved to be a lucrative move for many buy-to-let landlords, it is increasingly holding...

22 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Property remains ‘an excellent investment’

We live in interesting times indeed; who would have predicted at the start of 2016, Britain voting to leave the European...

19 November 2016

From: Breaking News

London home prices slashed by housebuilder

With demand for high-end properties in central London cooling following the Brexit vote and property tax increases, Britain’s largest housebuilder, Barratt...

17 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices increase unexpectedly in October - Halifax

There was a surprise rise in UK home prices in October, despite the slowdown in the housing market in recent months,...

08 November 2016

From: Breaking News

House price inflation grinds to a halt

Residential property prices in the UK were unchanged in October compared with the previous month following 15 consecutive months of house...

03 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Check out the world's best - and worst - performing housing markets

Prime residential property prices across the world’s major cities increased on average by 3.8% in the 12 months to September 2016,...

01 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

Housing market in Nine Elms ‘remains robust’

The Nine Elms’ borough of Southwark has experienced a boom in residential property prices over the past 12 months, but with...

28 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors continue to snap up homes at auction

A high number of investors up and down the country are continuing to turn to auctions to invest in property despite heightened political...

28 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Heathrow Airport expansion to have ‘negative impact’ on local house prices

The government’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow yesterday may have paved the way for hundreds of thousands more flights...

26 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property sales drop 11.3% amid housing shortage

The number of home sales fell sharply in the year to September, the latest figures from the tax office show. According to...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

The UK housing market is ‘continuing to hold strong’

The UK housing market remains resilient post-Brexit, as illustrated by the latest house price index which shows a housing market that...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Agency claims August was record month for new tenancies

Letting agency Knight Frank reports that the number of new tenancies it agreed in August was the highest it has ever...

10 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Ireland at risk of new banking crisis

Ireland is at risk of another economic disaster because the country has failed to learn from the mistakes of the last...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Government urged to scrap tax on land to boost new housing supply

The government is being urged to take fresh steps to tackle the shortage of homes by incentivising landowners and developers to increase...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Book your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, gets underway tomorrow at London ExCeL and is free to enter. However, all...

06 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

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London property prices at risk of ‘severe correction’ – UBS

House prices in London are at risk of falling sharply because they are grossly overvalued, according to research from UBS Global...

28 September 2016

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UK housing market ‘remains alive and active’ three months after EU poll

Three months on from the EU referendum and economists are still trying to assess what impact the decision to leave the...

26 September 2016

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Free landlord and property investor event comes to London this October

Investors, landlords and property enthusiasts will descend on London's ExCel on October 7 and 8 for the annual Property Investor &...

23 September 2016

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‘Yield-hungry investors’ eye commercial property

Properties which are well located, have a reliable income stream or offer the potential to add value will continue to attract...

23 September 2016

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The strongest global housing markets unveiled

Residential property prices continued to boom in some parts of the world, with the five strongest housing markets in Global Property...

23 September 2016

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UK property sales fall in August, HMRC figures show

The number of residential property transactions decreased slightly between July and August according to newly released data from HMRC, with last...

23 September 2016

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House price growth in UK’s major cities continues to slow

The annual rate of residential property price growth across 20 of the largest UK cities slowed to 8.2% in August, from...

23 September 2016

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European house price boom continues unabated, market analysis shows

Residential property prices rose in 17 of the 22 European housing markets for which figures were available during the year to...

21 September 2016

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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

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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

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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

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Annual house price growth slows to 6.9%, says Halifax

The annual rate of UK house price growth cooled further in August, after slowing the previous month, fresh data shows. Halifax said...

08 September 2016

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Foreign investors target London property bargains following Brexit vote

There has been a notable increase in the number of opportunistic overseas investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by sterling’s nosedive...

06 September 2016

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House prices rise further says Nationwide, but outlook looks ‘cloudy’

Residential property prices in the UK rose marginally in August to reach yet another all-time high, according to fresh data from...

01 September 2016

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Property transactions slip after the Brexit vote

The number of residential property transactions fell by 0.9% between June and July, according to newly released figures from HM Revenue...

24 August 2016

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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

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Fewer investors visiting auction rooms, claims Auction House

The UK's largest auction network, Auction House, says that the introduction of the 3% stamp duty surcharge in April has paved...

16 August 2016

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Asking prices in the UK fall sharply

The average asking price for a residential property in England and Wales fell by 1.2% in August compared with the previous...

15 August 2016

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UK home prices fall despite pick-up in sales momentum

Residential property prices in the UK dipped by 0.9% in July compared with a month earlier, despite a healthy rise in...

10 August 2016

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Surveyors call on UK government to take ‘radical action’ to stimulate growth

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) is calling on the government to consider some radical measures to stimulate all aspects of...

10 August 2016

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Lewis Hamilton’s win in Hungary sparks worldwide tour

Following Lewis Hamilton’s comfortable victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, we delve into the fast lane to take you...

25 July 2016

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UK property transactions increase

The number of residential property transactions in the UK increased by 4.9% between May and June, according to new data from...

22 July 2016

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Sharp rise in mortgage lending in June

Gross mortgage lending rose by 16% last month compared with May to reach an eight-year high for the month of June,...

22 July 2016

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Top-end sales in London ‘now lower than trough of 2008’

Fewer homes are now changing hands in prime central London than during the trough of 2008, fresh research shows. Looking specifically at...

19 July 2016

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UK commercial property rents edge higher

There was a marginal rise in the amount of private rents paid by commercial property tenants last month, fresh data reveals. The...

12 July 2016

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London luxury property prices continue to fall

Property prices across London’s prime housing markets continued to fall in the run-up to the EU referendum, with further declines anticipated...

08 July 2016

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One in four house sales fall through

More than a quarter of residential property sales fell through in the UK during the second quarter of the year mainly because...

05 July 2016

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UK house price growth picks up despite Brexit

Residential property prices in the UK increased marginally in June, despite greater uncertainty in the run-up to the EU referendum, the...

30 June 2016

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Gross mortgage lending increases 14% year-on-year

Gross mortgage lending reached £18.2bn in May, the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) reveal. Lending was 4% higher...

28 June 2016

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UK home sales rise but remain lower compared with a year ago

Residential property sales in the UK increased by 1.5% in May compared with April but the month’s seasonally adjusted figure is...

22 June 2016

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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

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Property auction market activity soars

Property auction sales rose sharply in May on the back of a significant increase in the volume of lots offered under...

16 June 2016

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Sellers in central London ‘cashing in’

High property prices and an ultra-low interest rate environment are tempting many property owners in prime central London to sell up...

13 June 2016

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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

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Hong Kong unlikely to relax cooling measures despite falling prices

Government measures to rein in property prices and curb speculation in Hong Kong, including a 15% stamp duty for foreign buyers,...

10 June 2016

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UK house prices set to fall, says RICS

House prices are still rising but surveyors are warning the market to be braced for a significant slowdown in the coming...

09 June 2016

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UK housing market activity remains strong despite EU referendum

Housing market activity in the UK remained healthy as overall valuation activity in May increased by almost a fifth on an...

08 June 2016

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UK house prices rebound after April dip

Residential property prices in the UK rose by 0.6% in May, twice the rate forecast in a Reuters poll of economists...

08 June 2016

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Investors get ‘great value’ at auction

Whether investing in a standard or more unusual property, the auction house remains a good place to pick up ‘great value’...

06 June 2016

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House prices continue to rise in UK’s big cities

Residential property prices in cities such as Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester have increased significantly over the past year, a survey...

27 May 2016

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Demand for UK homes plummets ahead of EU referendum

Demand for residential property across the UK has fallen to one of the lowest levels on record as prospective buyers and...

27 May 2016

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Auction market sees house sales activity remain firm

Residential property auction sales remained relatively firm in April despite the introduction of the new stamp duty surcharge, according to official...

23 May 2016

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60 Second Interview - Andy Thompson of Edward Mellor Auctions

Name and business title: Andy Thompson, Auction Consultant, Edward Mellor Auctions. Where in the country does your firm cover? We operate in the North West...

20 May 2016

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Europe’s top buy-to-let property hotspots unveiled

UK property investors seeking lucrative buy-to-let investments should consider looking to the continent for higher rental yields, according to new research...

17 May 2016

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Property prices to rise despite weaker demand

Demand for residential properties unsurprisingly fell in April following the introduction of higher stamp duty for buy-to-let and second home buyers,...

13 May 2016

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The calm after the storm

Activity in the UK housing market is slowing, as reflected by a fall in the annual rate of property price growth,...

10 May 2016

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What is the future of buy-to-let?

Representatives and stakeholders from various leading property industry bodies, including the National Landlords Association, British Property Federation, Department for Communities and...

29 April 2016

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Surge of foreign investment in Australian state of Victoria anticipated

Foreign investors are expected to push through deals for properties in the Australian state of Victoria before an increase in taxes...

28 April 2016

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Cash is king in London’s prime property market

More than a third of prime London property acquisitions made by buy-to-let investors in the first quarter of the year were...

27 April 2016

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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

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UK house prices set to rise despite Brexit uncertainty

Hometrack forecast that residential property prices will continue to rise, albeit at a slower rate of growth. The latest figures released by...

25 April 2016

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Buy-to-let providers slash rates

Mortgage lenders are slashing the cost of buy-to-let mortgages in a move that will bring some relief to private investors eyeing...

25 April 2016

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Investor frenzy fuels surge in sales

There was a sharp increase in the number of property transactions between February and March 2016 as property investors rushed to...

22 April 2016

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London auction sales attract fierce bidding

The latest property auction to be held in London saw a diverse portfolio of residential properties help ensure an 82% success...

22 April 2016

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Investors snap up properties at auction

Last month was a good one for the UK property auction sector, which continues to attract a wide array of national...

20 April 2016

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Investor interest in buy-to-let nosedives

There has been a sharp fall in buy-to-let acquisitions following the hike in stamp duty for investment properties and second homes...

19 April 2016

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Sharp rise in BTL mortgage products

There was a significant increase in the volume of buy-to-let mortgage products available in the UK in the first quarter of...

19 April 2016

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Revealed: the UK regions tipped for growth

Residential property prices across many parts of the UK look set to cool over the next few months amid ‘Brexit’ uncertainty, but...

18 April 2016

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Incorporation: Investors must be cautious

In response to recent calls for landlords and property investors to incorporate, one letting agency is urging people to take a...

14 April 2016

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Rents set to increase as landlords exit the market

Tenants will bear the cost of recent buy-to-let tax hikes for landlords as they will almost inevitably result in a fall...

05 April 2016

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Should you set up as a company to pay less tax?

According to research from the NLA, 4 in 10 landlords are either seriously considering forming a limited company or looking into...

01 April 2016

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Buy-to-let investors storm the housing market as stamp duty deadline hits

As the deadline for stamp duty purchases before the 3% surcharge passed last night, it has been reported that investors have...

01 April 2016

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Major increase in buy-to-let market activity ahead of deadline

Research by conveyancing experts My Home Move has revealed that activity within the buy-to-let and second home market has risen by...

18 March 2016

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Stamp duty responsible for demand surge, says Nationwide

The introduction of a stamp duty surcharge next month has again been deemed responsible for a boost in housing demand, with...

04 March 2016

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What does 2016 hold for the student property market?

The UK's student numbers have been growing for the past few years, despite an initial slump in the wake of the...

04 March 2016

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Investors could be forced in to debt by 2.5% interest rate rise

If interest rates rise by just 2.5% over the next four years, the average investment property could make an annual loss of...

02 March 2016

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Investors responsible for demand surge as supply dwindles

Increased activity from landlords and investors has pushed demand for property to a six-month high, according to the latest report from...

02 March 2016

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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

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Record number of new buyer registrations in Prime London

Buyer registrations and tenancy agreements in Prime London have soared in the last year, according to Marsh & Parsons’ latest London...

12 February 2016

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BTL investors must think before rushing into a new tenancy agreement

Buy-to-let investors must ensure that they are compliant with current legislation to avoid facing costly consequences, according to Legal Associate Andrew...

10 February 2016

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UK investors claim regulations will force them out of BTL in 2016

Nearly three quarters (72%) of buy-to-let investors have claimed that legal changes to the sector this year will have a negative...

05 February 2016

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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

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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

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Average house prices peak at £292,000

Average house prices in England and Wales increased by almost £18,000 across 2015, meaning the UK average property price now stands...

15 January 2016

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Where to find the best yields in London

Thousands of people will be rushing to purchase a buy-to-let property in the New Year. This is because, as of April...

08 January 2016

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Prime country house prices record 3.1% rise in 2015

The value of prime country houses increased by 3.1% during 2015 – a sign that the market is finally adjusting to...

05 January 2016

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Landlords will raise rents to cover new legislation costs

Some 45% of landlords surveyed by flatsharing website SpareRoom.co.uk said they plan to raise their rents this year. Covering the costs of...

05 January 2016

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Retired homeowners reluctant to downsize

Despite retired homeowners witnessing huge house price growth over the years, the average UK homeowner will live in their home for...

22 December 2015

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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

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RLA warns of risk to supply if buy-to-let lending is restricted

The Residential Landlords Association has warned that Treasury proposals to make access to buy-to-let lending harder could cut off the supply...

22 December 2015

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Five London investment hotspots to look out for in 2016

As 2015 draws to a close and we look towards the New Year, there’s lots of good news for property sellers...

17 December 2015

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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

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Auctioneer passes 3,000 lots milestone

Nationwide auctioneer Auction House has sold 3,000 lots this year, claiming to be the first auctioneer to pass the 3,000 milestone...

11 December 2015

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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

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UK homeowners have saved £1.9bn since stamp duty changes

UK homebuyers have collectively saved £1.9bn since the stamp duty reform in December 2014, according to My Home Move. This equates to...

03 December 2015

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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

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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

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Findings from Knight Frank’s latest UK Residential Market Forecast revealed

Cumulative growth in UK prices will total 20.3% in the five years to the end of 2020, according to Knight Frank’s...

17 November 2015

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Prime property market slowed in first half of 2015

Research from Lloyds Bank has shown that the number of homes sold for more than £1m fell by 11% in the first...

30 October 2015

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Sales of prime properties set to fall, says Jackson-Stops & Staff

The number of sales for properties over £1.5 million seems set to drop for the first time in two years, according...

28 July 2015

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Prime Central London set to reap the benefits of shock election result

The surprise election result is set to boost transaction levels across Prime Central London, according to new research by high-end agency...

22 May 2015

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