A Fairer Private Rented Sector Foreword from the Secretary of State In the words of Michael Gove Everyone has a right to a decent home. No one should be condemned to live in properties that are inadequately heated, unsafe, or unhealthy. Yet more than 2.8 million of our fellow citizens are paying to live […]
House prices still rising but that could change soon The current climate could be short lived House price growth hit a five-month high in February, according to Land Registry data but there are warnings that this will be short-lived. The Land Registry’s latest House Price Index shows UK property values rose 10.9% annually in February 2022.
Northampton house prices continue to rise Property rose by 0.5 percent more expensive than in February, new figures show. The boost contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area achieve seven percent annual growth. The average Northampton house price in March was £225,681, Land Registry figures show – a 0.5%
Buying agency Stacks Property Search is reporting g rising buyer demand for wrecks requiring significant levels of renovation. The agency says that in the current market, where demand for property outstrips supply, more buyers struggling to find what they want, are instead seeking big refurbishment projects or a knock-down and rebuild. James Law of Stacks
The number one portal is making a big marketing and research push to get reluctant owners to put up the For Sale boards next month. It says its own research shows that March is the strongest month of the year to sell a home, having the highest number of buyer enquiries per property for sale
Owners of second homes who abuse a tax loophole by claiming their often-empty properties are holiday lets will be forced to pay under new measures announced by the government today. The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities says the changes will target people who take advantage of the system “to avoid paying their fair
Campaigners are calling for plans to charge landlords up to £10k to be scrapped Plans are for all new rental homes to have an energy rating of C or above Campaigners are urging the Government to scrap proposals to make landlords pay up to £10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of their rental homes. The
The new portal OpenBrix, which is powered by Blockchain, has revealed its fee structure ahead of its formal launch on September 1. It’s going to charge £75 per branch per month, plus £1 per property upload fee. If agents then want to join a multi-listing system it will operate, they will be expected to pay
Government leaks to mainstream and building trade media suggest the controversial Help To Buy scheme will be extended beyond its end-of-2020 deadline.
HM Land Registry is now accepting witnessed electronic signatures on documents for the transfer of ownership of property, the creation of leases, and on securing mortgages.