Housing was put at the heart of the British Government’s spending plans today as Chancellor Philip Hammond abolished stamp duty for first time buyers and announced billions of pounds for new home building. More money will be poured into housin... read more �
The lettings market in the UK could see a boost from the Government’s housing plans announced in the Budget with money being put into new homes for rent as well as for sale. The Chancellor Philip Hammond also announced that there will be a con... read more �
Some 15 councils in England have until the end of January to explain why they have not yet produced a local plan setting out their timetable to meet their residents’ needs for new homes. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has written to the loc... read more �
Residential property sales in the UK increased by 1.7% between September and October 2017, some 9.2% higher than the same month in 2016, official figures show. The data from HMRC also shows that there were 105,260 residential sales and 11,280 non-re... read more �
Average UK house prices will remain flat in 2018, with punitive stamp duty levels, and continuing economic and political uncertainty, taking its toll on the property market, the latest forecast report says. The interest rate rise is unlikely to dist... read more �
House prices in the UK increased by 5.4% in the year to September 2017, up from 4.8% the previous month to an average of £226,367, the latest official figures show. The figures from the Land Registry also show that month on month prices increa... read more �
Despite the need for planning in the UK to be modernised and speeded up so that more much needed homes can be built, it is easier for developers to get planning permission than it was a decade ago. New research shows that in 2016/2017 some 88% of ap... read more �
The majority of UK based property and construction businesses believe that the current tax system is unfavourable to the industry with stamp duty to the biggest barrier to growth, new research has found. They also believe that Government policies ar... read more �
The UK housing market continued to stutter in October with both demand from buyers and agreed sales declining once more, while price trends are now flat, the latest survey shows. With most UK regions showing a flat or negative trend in newly agreed ... read more �
Labour MP and leading leasehold reform activist Justin Madders has secured a second reading of a Bill that aims to introduce a compensation scheme for existing home owners suffering from unfair leaseholds. He described leaseholds as a “scam&rd... read more �
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