Why Millennials can’t climb the property ladder

With the average semi-detached house costing £225,674 in the UK, the housing crisis has left many of those within the younger generations short of an opportunity to own their own home. As the UK experiences a widening generational wealth gap, research from credit comparison experts TotallyMoney uncovers how...
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More than 600,000 homes lay vacant across England

A new study has revealed the shocking extent of England’s empty homes crisis, with more than 600,000 homes remaining vacant. The study, conducted by Good Move, has found that a third of empty homes are classed as long-term vacant, after being empty for more than six months.
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Are buy to let rates set to rise in 2019?

Andrew Turner, chief executive, at specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, urges landlords to take advantage of current low rate deals, whilst they are still available. A quick look at the firms buy to let mortgage comparison table reveals some historically low rates for both tracker...
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London buy to let market attracts investment in Q2

The London buy to let market enjoyed positive investor activity in Q2 of 2018, according to new data from specialist buy to let broker firm Commercial Trust Limited. Analysis of buy to let purchase applications across the UK, showed that the capital recorded the greatest share over other...
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Trade body still hopeful for mandatory independent inventories

The UK’s only membership association for independent inventory clerks says it is still hopeful that the government will introduce some form of mandatory inventory reporting legislation in the near future. Since 2016, the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has been campaigning for the introduction of mandatory independent...
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Landlords must be wary of rising tenant arrears

Challenging conditions for landlords and letting agents could cause rent arrears to rise and this scenario is something landlords should be wary of, according to RentalStep. The PropTech startup says that if rents continue to rise and wage growth remains stagnant, some tenants may find it more difficult...
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A record number of enquiries for houses with swimming pools

Online Estate Agency, House Network, has reported a record number of enquiries for houses with swimming pools. The report follows on from Britain experiencing one of the longest heat waves, questioning whether the country is going to continue to follow these extreme temperatures for the longer term. House...
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London’s connectivity lags behind

Connectivity is more than just broadband speeds and 4G coverage. New research from property consultancy Cluttons has revealed the impact it has on everything from the properties we choose to live in, to the places where we can work and our overall happiness both at home and in...
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