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UK is One of the Toughest Places to be a Landlord

New analysis from WorldFirst shows that the UK is ranked one of the least desirable places for landlords to invest when compared to the rest of Europe, dropping ten spots from 15th to 25th in one year. The average yields in the UK for landlords fell from 4.9% to 4% year on year, subsequently, landlords […]

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London House Prices Fall More than the UK Average

UK property prices fell by 1.2% in September but the average numbers are regional more than national. The southern markets have seen the biggest fall in prices and the most surprising might be that London alone fell by 2.9%, or in other numbers, decreased by £18,000 in one month. In February of 2016, London and […]

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Is the Stamp Duty Rise Affecting Property Prices?

We have heard a lot about the stamp duty changes that took place on April 1, 2016 but now that it has been over a year since they were put in place we can start to see the effects of the changes. So, what exactly are the changes and who has been most affected by […]

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UK Faces Property Price Decline and Government Uncertainty

The U.K. is facing government uncertainty with the conservatives hanging onto power via their coalition with the DUP party and many people questioning how much power they really have, this indecisiveness could start affecting our economy. It also seems that times are repeating themselves with the cycle of property price growth starting to decline anf […]

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More House Buyers are Using Cash

One of the primary complaints about the UK housing market is the fact that it has isolated first-time buyers from the market. With prices continuously climbing due to low supply and high demand together with relatively low wages, first-time buyers can’t pay for rent and save enough for a deposit. The broken housing market needed […]

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House Prices Fall in First Quarter of 2017

The steady rise in housing prices in the UK has become part of the norm. However, all things in life are temporary and we are starting to see the housing price trends take a downward turn. Halifax reported a 3.8% increase in property prices from April 2016 to April 2017, making the average price of […]

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Will The Property Market Slow Down due to the Snap Election?

Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a General Election for 8th June. The polls strongly favor that it will be a Tory landslide but recent votes such as the Brexit referendum show us that polls are not always a reflection of the actual results and uncertainty is an enemy to any market – but […]

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Where in the UK Can You Achieve the Quickest Sale?

The large town of Northampton, located conveniently between London and Birmingham is revealed as the property markets biggest hotspot with the average sale time being just 27 days, according to Zoopla. With a convenient location and a relatively low median house price at £245,288, Northampton is selling properties 19 days faster than London markets on […]

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Buyers are Unwilling to Pay Overpriced House Prices

In a property market like the U.K. where demand frequently soars higher than supply, it’s assumed to be a seller’s market, however, recent data is showing that buyers might be taking control. We previously reported that sellers were being too optimistic with the price they advertise their home for, it now appears that buyers are […]

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Is Leasing your Property Portfolio to a Company a New Tax Loophole

It’s currently the hottest topic amongst landlords, how to legally re-structure the way your property portfolio is managed before the governments new tax changes for landlords come into effect. The ability for landlords to be able to deduct the cost of their mortgage from their income is coming to an end and many landlords are […]

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