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    UK Heads For Summer House Price Boom
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    Posted on: May 13, 2015

    Transactions are rising again in London, UK house prices are climbing £100 a day according to the Telegraph. The election result and a perceived shortage of housing are seen as reasons why house prices are set to rise through the summer of 2015.   As the dust settles on a surprising election result, the housing […]

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    What The Property Industry Thinks Of Tory Election Victory
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    Posted on: May 8, 2015

    The election results took most people by surprise and few would have expected an outright majority for the Conservatives. The results have been broadly welcomed in the property industry with many estate agents and analysts fearing that Labour’s proposals would undermine the sector. Most commentators are blaming the tidal wave of support for the SNP […]

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    Labour’s Rent Control Policies Criticised By Property Industry
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    Posted on: April 28, 2015

    Housing remains near the top of the agenda ahead of the election in May but Labour’s plans for rent controls haven’t been welcomed by estate agents and surveyors. The main highlights of Labour’s proposals include extending tenancy agreements from six months to three years and placing a cap on rents in the private sector. These […]

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    Which Party Should Landlords Vote For?
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    Posted on: April 24, 2015

    With the election looming large on the horizon, it’s time for property investors to consider which side of the fence they are on. Will it be Labour, Conservative, SNP or Lib Dems? Looking at each party’s manifesto ahead of the general election reveals some major differences on policy. Anyone who has the idea that there […]

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    Prime London Property Turnover Down 33% In Election Run Up
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    Posted on: April 9, 2015

    The Conservatives, Labour and, more than ever, the minor political parties that may have a say in a future coalition are having an influence in prime property activity in London. Investors, homebuyers and even those who plan to sell look to be adopting a wait-and-see approach according to Sales and Lettings agents Kaye & Carey. […]

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    UK Property Hotspots In 2015
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    Posted on: April 2, 2015

    The first quarter of the year brings a mixed picture for the UK housing market. Property prices look to be taking a breather in London in contrast to commuter towns which are seeing a surge in demand for property. The UK property market as a whole is currently experiencing a slowdown with prices now slowing […]

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    onthemarket.com Nibbles At Zoopla Market Share
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    Posted on: March 30, 2015

    Independent research from property search engine home.co.uk highlights that agents are experiencing a ‘dramatic reductions’ in marketing times when using new property portal onthemarket.com (OTM). Rightmove along with Zoopla have dominated the portal sector several years with the former still the go-to place for most prospective homebuyers to search for property. As a result, high […]

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    Is Conservative Right To Buy Pledge Misguided?
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    Posted on: March 26, 2015

    There are rumours that the conservatives are planning to win few votes from social housing tenants by extending Right to Buy. Right to Buy was part of the conservative government’s manifesto way back in 1979 when huge discounts on council houses were brought in to allow tenants to buy their own homes. This not only […]