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The number of people who are active in the property market can be an important factor in investors in the sector making a decent level of return through capital gains...
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The UK housing market has been in a fantastic state of health throughout the last year when compared to the years that have preceded it. Riding a wave of low interest rates...
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The number of people renting in the UK will grow by over a million in the next five years, according to a new report. A study conducted by YouGov on behalf of Savills...
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The tenants charter proposed by the government to improve the rental market could be counterproductive, according to one industry expert. Landlord Assist explained to Property Wire that the reforms could cause the market to destabilise by working against landlords and forcing rents upwards...
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The government is to introduce a series of measures that will encourage more family-friendly tenancies in the private rented sector. Communities secretary Eric Pickles announced the changes on October 2nd and, when in effect, the reforms will see an increase in longer, fixed-term contracts, while raising industry standards...
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A new ruling could regenerate the high street and improve the commercial and residential property market in one fell swoop. Following the announcement back in January, Consensus Capital Property (CCP) has now revealed plans to build 1,500 social housing units across England.
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The coalition government is looking to relax planning restrictions that govern the conversion of offices into buildings which will eventually have a residential purpose, according to Henry Lancaster, a senior investment analyst at Coutts...
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With 2013 now underway I was hoping some sense might have found its way into the UK housing market after a sustained break, or at best, there might be some delay before any nonsense crept in. Sadly it has not been the case...
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