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Non home owners in the UK despair at lack of affordable housing to buy

Monday, 20 October 2014
British house hunters feel increasingly disenfranchised by the lack of affordable housing, new research has found.
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Sales up over 50% year on year in prime Alpine resorts

Monday, 20 October 2014
The prime ski property market in the Alps is continuing on its upward path with sales volumes up 52% year on year, according to the latest index from Savills.
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UK mortgage activity has reached a plateau, latest data suggests

Monday, 20 October 2014
Lending for homes in the UK has reached a plateau with concerns about interest rate rises affecting activity, according to the latest figures.
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Average rental prices down across much of the UK in September

Monday, 20 October 2014
Rental price growth across the UK continued to ease in September, with twice as many regions in the UK seeing rental price falls than those recording an increase in rental prices, the latest figures show.
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Research reveals almost half of UK non-home owners think they will never buy

Monday, 20 October 2014
Almost half of non-home owners in the UK don’t ever expect to own their own place and 1.1 million, or 7%, would consider moving abroad to fulfil their dream of owning a property, new research has found.
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Madrid set to outperform other European office property markets

Friday, 17 October 2014
There has been good news for the residential market in Spain with sales steadily increasing and now the country’s commercial property market, particularly in Madrid, is striding ahead.
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UK mortgage lenders braced for further interventions despite market growth cooling

Friday, 17 October 2014
Mortgage lenders and brokers expect further interventions by the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) despite market growth cooling, according to new research.
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Average rents in England and Wales hit all-time high

Friday, 17 October 2014
Average rents across England and Wales have reached a new all-time record high of £768 per month despite a slowdown in annual rises, the latest data shows.
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Second steppers finding it hard financially to move up housing ladder

Friday, 17 October 2014
Second Steppers in the UK need to find an extra £58,400 to fund the move to their second home, over double the average first time buyer deposit, according to new research.
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Half of over 40s think they will still have a mortgage or rent during retirement

Friday, 17 October 2014
Half of people aged over 40 believe they will still be repaying their mortgage or paying rent when they retire, new research has found.
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Review of UK housing and planning policies widely welcomed

Thursday, 16 October 2014
Changes need to be made to housing and planning policies in the UK to ensure enough new homes are being built, according to a property market review.
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Majority of UK buyers and sellers have had problems with estate agents, new research shows

Thursday, 16 October 2014
Nearly two thirds of buyers and sellers have experienced problems with their estate agent in the last five years, according to new research.
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Average house prices in the UK fell by 1.1% last month, the latest data shows

Thursday, 16 October 2014
Average house prices in the UK fell 1.1% in September but are still up 6.9% on an annual basis, according to the latest index figures to be published.
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Calls for key business districts in London to retain their office space

Wednesday, 15 October 2014
The Mayor of London is bidding to preserve city’s key business districts by urging the government to reconsider proposals that could see valuable office space in the capital turned into homes.
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All regions of the UK see a year on year rise in residential rents

Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Rents in the UK have continued to increase steadily throughout the year with the average rent in the third quarter of 2014 reaching £903 per calendar month, according to the latest index.
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Farm land values in England up 2% in third quarter of 2014

Wednesday, 15 October 2014
The average value of farm land in England increased by 2% in the third quarter of 2014 and has increased 12% so far in 2014, the latest index shows.
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Confidence in UK housing market falls to lowest level for a year

Wednesday, 15 October 2014
After staying high and steady for the last year consumer confidence in the UK housing market has fallen to its lowest level in 12 months.
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House prices in Scotland fall for first time in a year

Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Average house prices in Scotland fell by 0.2% in August, the first fall in a year as over half the country saw declines, the latest index shows.
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House prices have increased strongly annually across the UK, says latest ONS index

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
UK house prices increased by 11.7% in the year to August 2014, unchanged from the year to July 2014, according to the latest index from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
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UK asking price growth cooling but there is still momentum in some locations

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Recent data is showing house price growth in the UK has been cooling but the latest index report suggests there is considerable momentum, especially in the South where demand remains high.
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Third of new homes in London in next five years set to be in the east

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Almost a third of all new homes planned for London over the next five years will be concentrated east of the city’s financial district, a new analysis shows.
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NLA reminds UK landlords about upcoming immigration checks

Monday, 13 October 2014
The National Landlords Association is reminding UK landlords about the importance of conducting tenant checks shortly before new legislation will require them to check the immigration status of every new tenant.
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New five year forecast predicts 30% rise in average house prices in England and Wales

Monday, 13 October 2014
Average house prices in England and Wales are set to increase by 30% in the next five years, with the national forecast reinforcing the north/south divide, new research suggests.
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New research reveals what new home owners spend their money on

Monday, 13 October 2014
Over two thirds of first time buyers and home movers are spending up to £2,500 on their first project in their new home, according to new research.
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Quarterly prime country house price growth slows

Monday, 13 October 2014
Concerns over the introduction of a mansion tax, an impending interest rate rise and tighter mortgage lending in the UK has meant that quarterly price growth in the country house market slowed to its lowest level in almost two years.
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New property tax rates for Scotland announced

Friday, 10 October 2014
A new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is set to replace Stamp Duty (SDLT) for Scottish residential and non-residential property sales in April of next year.
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Prime central London rental values up for seventh month in a row

Friday, 10 October 2014
Rental values in prime central London rose for the seventh consecutive month in September, though at a slower rate than in recent months, the latest index shows.
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Property prices in England and Wales up just 0.5% in September

Friday, 10 October 2014
In many regions in England and Wales average property prices have yet to reach levels before the economic downturn and price growth is slowing, the latest index shows.
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House valuations increase in the UK despite house price growth falling

Friday, 10 October 2014
House price growth in the UK may be falling but last month saw a rebound in valuations activity on a monthly basis, according to the latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation.
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Lending for homes falls in the UK, latest CML data shows

Thursday, 09 October 2014
Home buying lending in the UK has started to decline amid concerns that mortgage regulation is having an impact on the market.
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Consultation launched in Scotland on tenancy reform

Thursday, 09 October 2014
The Scottish Government has launched its consultation on tenancy reform, the first major overhaul of tenancy legislation in the private rented sector for 25 years.
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