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UK home owners set to spend £6 billion on property upgrades in next three years

Friday, 24 October 2014
Nearly a third of UK home owners are looking to carry out work on their home in the next three years, with up to £6 billion in projected works planned annually over the next three years.
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Office demand surges in the City of London

Friday, 24 October 2014
Occupier demand for office space in the City of London has reached its highest level since 2000 as firms from outside the financial services sector compete for space in the Square Mile.
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UK mortgage holders expect to be in a better financial position in three years

Friday, 24 October 2014
Some 60% of mortgage holders in the UK anticipate that they will be in the same financial position or better in three years' time even though the majority expect interest rates to rise.
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Prime central London house prices expected to be flat for rest of 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014
House prices in the prime London market are expected to stay flat until end of the year after slowing considerably in the third quarter of the year.
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Sharp increase in house building boosts UK construction market

Thursday, 23 October 2014
A sharp rise in private housing and private commercial construction activity has pushed up workloads at the fastest rate since 1994, according to the latest RICS survey.
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Advertised rents growth varies considerably in the UK

Thursday, 23 October 2014
The South East of England, East Anglia and Scotland have seen advertised residential rents reach record highs in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest published index.
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Farm land values in England up 2% in 2014 as price growth slows

Thursday, 23 October 2014
The average value of English farm land has risen by 2% to £10,100 per acre in 2014 with supply remaining at historic low levels, according to the latest data.
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Prime central London property market sees second quarter of sales decline

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
The prime central London property market is seeing further adjustments with the latest figures showing that the overall value of properties transacted is down 21.1%.
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UK property becoming increasingly important part of retirement planning

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Property is becoming an increasingly important part of retirement planning in the UK with new figures showing a surge in the number of retirees using the wealth stored in their home to fund their retirement.
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Rent rises in Scotland cool off from August peak, latest index shows

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Average rents in Scotland fell by 0.2% in September to £536 per month but they climbed to a new peak in Edinburgh, according to the latest buy to let index.
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New online services launches to help UK landlords with immigration checks

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
A new service for UK landlords has been launched to help them cope with the new legislation that means they must check the immigration status of potential tenants before agreeing a rental.
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HMRC figures shows UK property sales cooling

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Sales of properties in the UK fell by 4.8% between August and September but are still 5% higher compared to the same period in 2013, the latest data shows.
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Affordability is the most important factor for UK tenants, research finds

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
When looking for rented accommodation in the UK the overriding priority for tenants in every age group and in every region is affordability, new research shows.
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Overseas investors become largest investors in UK commercial property

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Overseas investors have for the first time overtaken UK institutions to become the largest owners of UK commercial property, new data shows.
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UK property prices expected to rise 9% this year and 5% in 2015

Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Property prices across the UK are set to finish 2014 up by 9% and rise another 5% in 2015, according to the latest outlook report.
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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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