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Half of landlords are not prepared for Right To Rent claims survey


A survey of 5,000 landlords suggests that 50 per cent of them are not prepared for the introduction of Right To Rent in under two weeks from now. Some 20 per cent believed that they had until April 2017 to prepare for the changes while three per cent believed they had until 2018 to get […]

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Senior Sales Negotiator Role – Join our Team


Senior Sales Negotiator Role – NOW OPEN We are looking for a very highly motivated Senior Sales Negotiator to join our highly successful office. This opportunity for a senior sales negotiator comes with many benefits and we want someone who in hungry for success!! The successful senior sales negotiator will: •Have a minimum of 3 years experience within […]

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London Help To Buy scheme launched


The Autumn Statement also saw the Help To Buy scheme tweaked to help first-time buyers purchasing property in London. The scheme is the same as the government’s existing help to buy equity loan scheme except “twice as generous” because those buying in the capital can borrow up to 40% of the home’s value, instead of […]

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Agents ponder ‘legal avoidance’ of 3% stamp duty surcharge


Agents ponder ‘legal avoidance’ of 3% stamp duty surcharge Estate agents and accountants are investigating whether there are legal ways of circumnavigating the three per cent stamp duty surcharge that will be imposed on buy to let and second home purchases from April. Charles Curran of Maskells Estate Agents says: “We will need to see […]

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Regional house price rises start to outstrip London


For the first time in four and a half years, London is no longer the region with the country’s strongest house price performance according to LSL Property Services. Now, the south east and East Anglia are both reporting stronger year-on-year price rises. However, while across England and Wales, house prices grew by 0.2 per cent […]

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House prices “will be more volatile in future”


The reluctance of existing mortgaged homeowners to move house is starving the market of a source of new supply and risking prices becoming much more volatile. That’s the verdict of Richard Donnell, head of research at consultancy Hometrack. “Higher moving costs, and an inability or unwillingness to finance a home purchase are all factors driving […]

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Transactions down as election impact is revealed


The true impact of the election on the housing market has been revealed as the latest government figures on house transactions show a 3.4 per cent drop between March and April, and a 5.6 per cent drop over the past year. “Only a few weeks ago, the outcome of this general election was a mystery […]

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