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Prime farm land sees 14% growth in UK, but with regional variations

Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Values for prime arable land has strengthened across the UK by 14% to average almost £10,000 per acre, according to the latest survey figures.
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Land reform proposals in Scotland criticised by RICS

Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Proposals put forward in Scotland for agricultural land reform have been heavily criticised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which say they could increase disputes between landlords and tenants.
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Prime rental London market sees values continue to rise

Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Rental values in the prime central London property market continued their recovery in February, recording their twelfth consecutive month without a decline, the latest research shows.
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Londoners set to cash in on short term rental law change

Tuesday, 03 March 2015
With the Deregulation Bill currently working its way through the UK parliamentary system, a new analysis shows that London homeowners could earn thousands by renting out spare rooms in their homes.
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House prices rise in Portugal for first time in five years

Tuesday, 03 March 2015
House prices in Portugal increased in January as the country’s economy expands and the unemployment rate falls, according to the latest monthly market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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High street lending in UK down 11% compared to a year ago

Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK in January was £9.8 billion, some 11% lower than in the same month last year, according to the latest data from the British Banking Association.
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UK annual house price growth slows for six month in a row

Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Annual house price growth in the UK slowed to 5.7% in February from 6.8% in January, the sixth month in a row that it has slowed, the latest index figures show.
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Rate of home ownership in England at lowest level for 30 years

Tuesday, 03 March 2015
After rising almost continuously over the course of the twentieth century, the rate of home ownership in England has been declining steadily since 2003, the annual housing survey shows.
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Residential property prices in England and Wales up 1.3% in January

Monday, 02 March 2015
Home prices in England and Wales increased by 6.7% year on year in January and were up 1.3% month on month, according to the latest land registry figures.
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New starter home initiative launched in the UK

Monday, 02 March 2015
A new website has been launched in the UK for first time buyers where they can register in buying a new starter home under a new government initiative.
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2015 set to see strong growth in demand for prime properties in Spain

Monday, 02 March 2015
The international financial markets are expected to be a key driver in the uptake of Spanish prime residential property during 2015, according to a new analysis.
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Lending for home in Wales up 9% in 2014, latest data shows

Monday, 02 March 2015
House purchase lending in Wales increased by 9% last year with a consistent performance throughout 2014, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Landers.
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UK rental market returns to growth, latest rental index shows

Friday, 27 February 2015
Residential rents for new tenancies in the UK increased by 2.5% during first month of the year, according to the latest figures to be published.
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UK housing market optimism at lowest level for 18 months

Friday, 27 February 2015
House price optimism in the UK fell to its lowest level for 18 months in January as lending got off to sluggish start.
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PRS issues further guidance on unfair lettings agent fees in UK

Friday, 27 February 2015
The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) has issued further guidance on unfair fees being charged by letting agents in the UK.
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Stamp duty changes in UK push first time buyer deposits to 18 month high

Friday, 27 February 2015
First time buyer deposits in the UK have increased by 15% in a year to average almost £30,000, driven by lower stamp duty bills for new buyers, according to the latest analysis.
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House purchase lending in London slowed in fourth quarter, says CML

Thursday, 26 February 2015
Greater London saw a decline in the level of house purchase and remortgage lending both year on year and quarter on quarter at the end of 2014, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
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Scotland sees 9% quarterly rise in 1 million plus properties

Thursday, 26 February 2015
The number of £1 million plus residential property sales in Scotland rose by 9% quarter on quarter in the final three months of last year according to a new analysis.
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More UK homes selling for less than asking price, new research shows

Thursday, 26 February 2015
Nearly three quarters of houses sold in the UK in January went for less than their asking price as buyers started to negotiate again, according to estate agents.
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Weaker demand from overseas buyers hits London prime property market

Thursday, 26 February 2015
Prime property prices in London fell by 4.3% in the last quarter of 2014 due to weaker demand from international buyers, a new analysis suggests.
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CML reaffirms what needs to be done for UK home lending markets after election

Wednesday, 25 February 2015
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has reissued its election manifesto aimed at political parties ahead of the forthcoming vote in the UK in May.
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Rents in Scotland up 1.3% in last 12 months, latest index shows

Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Residential rents in Scotland have increased by 1.3% in the last 12 months, just half the pace of rent growth in England and Wales, according to the latest sector index.
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House price growth optimism slows in the UK

Wednesday, 25 February 2015
The majority of households in the UK perceive that the value of their home rose in February but this level of optimisim is moderating, according to the latest house price sentiment index.
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Consultation launched on speeding up UK planning change

Wednesday, 25 February 2015
UK planning and housing minister Brandon Lewis has proposed new measures to speed up the planning system and provide new homes more quickly.
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UK property sales down 1.4% in January, latest data shows

Tuesday, 24 February 2015
UK property sales fell in January, with the seasonally adjusted estimate for the month down by 1.4% compared to December 2014.
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Confidence in property market reaches three year high in UK

Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Confidence in the UK property market has reached a three year high, according to new research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.
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UK agents launch 2015 manifesto for sale and rental housing sectors

Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Estate and lettings agents in the UK have launched their 2015 housing manifesto calling for better supply, enhanced regulation, and a change to property taxes.
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Research shows some UK tenants resort to paying for repairs

Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Some two thirds of tenants in the UK have had to dip into their own pockets to fund repairs because they could not wait for the landlord any longer, it is claimed.
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Signs of a strong house market recovery in the UK regions

Monday, 23 February 2015
The outlook for the UK housing market in 2015 is positive, despite some challenges, with signs of a strong recovery in the regions, according to the latest quarterly analysis report.
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Two thirds of buyers in England and Wales to benefit from stamp duty tax change

Monday, 23 February 2015
More than two thirds of buyers in England and Wales will benefit from the stamp duty changes announced last year and it is set to stimulate housing market activity.
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Plans for over 400,000 new homes in London announced

Monday, 23 February 2015
The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has set out plans to help London meet its need for over 400,000 homes, including the establishment of a London Land Commission.
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