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London house prices fall for first time in 8 years – but northern cities soar

London house prices fall for first time in 8 years – but northern cities soar

By Vin Parmar on 30 Nov 2017 in Industry News

House prices in London are at their first annual decline in eight years, which makes the capital the worst performing region in Britain since 2005. Data published by Nationwide Building Society showed a ‘marked slowdown’ in London, while the rest of the country’s prices continued to rise. While price growth in London has been falling […]

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Getting the right documents to sell your home

Getting the right documents to sell your home

By Guest Blogger on 23 Nov 2017 in Selling

By Ben Johnson, Yopa estate agents Whether you like it or (more likely) not, moving home can a bureaucratic nightmare, and a good moving home checklist will help you get prepared for all the stages of selling your home. Legal statements, identity, and mandatory energy certificates are just a few of the pieces of paperwork […]

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Axe property height rules in Autumn Budget, urges property industry

Axe property height rules in Autumn Budget, urges property industry

By Bea Patel on 16 Nov 2017 in Industry News

An influential group of housing associations have written to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond. They urge him to allow properties to be extended in height, matching the tallest tree or building in the area – without seeking planning approval. The group of housing associations, Placeshapers, Orbit, G15, Place for People and Midland Heart wrote in a […]

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Developers look north as land value rises faster than house prices

Developers look north as land value rises faster than house prices

By Nick Biring on 9 Nov 2017 in Industry News, Land

Urban land values outside London have risen 0.7 per cent in the third quarter of 2017. With an annual growth of 4.7 per cent, land values have risen faster than the annual house price growth of 3.9 per cent. According to Savills’ report, more housebuilders are diversifying to the North of England and the Midlands […]

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Proposed stamp duty cuts for energy efficient homes

Proposed stamp duty cuts for energy efficient homes

By Vin Parmar on 2 Nov 2017 in Industry News

The Government is considering cuts to stamp duty on house sales if homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their homes. This forms part of the Clean Growth Plan, which focuses on ways to reduce carbon emissions. It’s confirmed by climate change minister Claire Perry that cutting stamp duty is one of the options under consideration. […]

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