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An update from Northern Ireland

The Guild of Property Professionals speaks to its offices in Northern Ireland  While property activity in England surges, Northern Ireland remains f...

Stamp duty – the political football of our time

The stamp duty land tax has attracted numerous column inches since it was introduced in December 2003. Lately of course, companies like the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors have been calling for a stamp duty holiday to kick-start the... Read more


COVID-19 news fatigue has hit me

I read an interesting article on the BBC about suffering from fatigue when it comes to following COVID-19 coverage and, though as a journalist I have a responsibility to keep up with what’s happening, I have to admit I’m starting to feel it... Read more

A slow and steady return to normal

The UK may be past the peak of the virus outbreak according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but the return to normality is likely to be a slow process. This is reflected by two developers returning to work today in Propect Homes and... Read more


Prepare for the future

Another week in lockdown – I hope you’re managing to stay safe and sane during this period! If the news is anything to go by you need to make sure you’ve got the finances to get through the next few months. The news that 40% of tenants... Read more

Looking back at house price growth

I hope everyone had a good Easter despite the difficult circumstances. I thought last week’s analysis of Land Registry data from CashLady was revealing. Between December 2009 and December 2019 the biggest price rises were in Harlow, Essex... Read more

COVID-19 could delay Brexit

I spoke to Simon Pelling last week, the director of an online agent that primarily caters for non-doms living in Spain. He highlighted an interesting point – before COVID-19 was on everyone’s lips people were looking to get deals over the... Read more