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Housing stock in prime central London up 8.6% in six years

Europe
Monday, 20 April 2015
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Housing stock in the prime central London property sector has increased by 8.6% since 2009 and has outgrown inner London boroughs by 4%, new research shows.
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NLA launches new landlord accreditation scheme

Europe
Monday, 20 April 2015
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The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched a new initiative to enable tenants to check if their landlord is accredited.
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UK asking prices reach new high, latest index shows

Europe
Monday, 20 April 2015
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Asking prices in the UK have reached a new record of £286,133, pushed up by demand which has been exacerbated by a lack of sellers putting their homes on the market.
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General election garden city manifesto pledges welcomed

Europe
Monday, 20 April 2015
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The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has welcomed the manifesto pledges for a new generation of Garden Cities from the major political parties but raised questions about their commitment to delivering genuinely sustainable new homes.
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Hong Kong property sales fall amid call for help for young buyers

Asia
Friday, 17 April 2015
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Residential property sales in Hong Kong decreased by 28.2% in March due to the introduction of a seventh round of market tightening measures, according to the latest analysis report.
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Moving home costs in UK at highest level since 2007, study shows

Europe
Friday, 17 April 2015
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The average cost of moving home in the UK has risen by 5% to £8,689 in 2014 from £8,258 in 2013, its highest level since 2007, new research shows.
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Property Ombudsman in England sees challenges rise

Europe
Friday, 17 April 2015
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More people in the rented property sector in England are prepared to launch a challenge when they are not satisfied with their tenancy, according to the latest annual report from the Property Ombudsman.
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House price growth in England and Wales at slowest since 2013

Europe
Friday, 17 April 2015
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House price growth in England and Wales is at its slowest since 2013 but despite this average property prices set a new record of £275,123, the latest data shows.
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UK landlords seeking more remortgages, buy to let index shows

Europe
Friday, 17 April 2015
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Some 66% of buy to let loans in the UK in the first quarter of 2015 were for remortgaging compared with just 34% for new purchases, new research shows.
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Negative equity worse in some parts of US despite home values rising

North America
Thursday, 16 April 2015
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Home prices are rising in the US but the rate of home owners who owe more on their mortgage than their homes are worth is stalled and even worsening in some places for the first time since the recession, according to a new report.
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House sales flatten in UK due to forthcoming general election, says RICS

Europe
Thursday, 16 April 2015
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Buyer enquiries and house sales have flattened in the UK in the run up to the general election, according to the latest monthly market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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Prime central London rental market see increased demand

Europe
Thursday, 16 April 2015
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Interest in the prime central London rental market has intensified in recent months as buyers become cautious prior to the election, and regulations surrounding mortgage lending take hold, a new report suggests.
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Farm land in England breaks the £8,000 an acre barrier

Europe
Thursday, 16 April 2015
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Even the impending general election in the UK has failed to pull back the farmland market in England, with prices continuing to rise in the first quarter of the year.
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Survey finds home owners think peer to peer lending is risky

Europe
Thursday, 16 April 2015
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Almost half of home owners in the UK who have not invested in peer to peer finance are put off by a perceived risk, new research has found.
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New Zealand sees highest volume of house sales for month of March since 2007

Australasia
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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Residential property sales in New Zealand in March were up 27.6% in March and 20.3% compared to a year ago, according to the latest index from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.
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Asking prices rise across the UK apart from in Scotland

Europe
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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Asking prices have increased across England and Wales but not in Scotland, according to the latest index to be published.
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The dream British home is a farmhouse or cottage with an Aga, a new study shows

Europe
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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A quintessential farmhouse or cottage surrounded by quiet countryside is the dream home for many people in the UK, new research shows.
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Scottish country house prices moderate in first quarter of 2015

Europe
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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Prime country house prices in Scotland rose by 0.2% between January and March, a slightly more modest increase than the 1% growth seen in the final quarter of 2014, the latest data shows.
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Property rents in UK over 10% higher than a year ago

Europe
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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Residential rents across the UK are 10.2% higher than a year ago and have increased in 11 out of 12 regional in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.
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Student accommodation investment check List

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Cluttons opens new office in Spain

International real estate services company Cluttons which operates in over 50 countries has opened in Andalucía, Spain, to increase its international presence and bring its residential real estate expertise to the Costa Del Sol.

Finance Update

Leeds Building Society to accept Help to Buy remortgage applications

Leeds Building Society is the first lender in the UK to announce it will accept re-mortgage applications from Help to Buy Equity borrowers.

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Student accommodation investment check List

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