Cash is king in prime property purchases

Buy-to-let investors and second-home owners were behind three in five property purchases made in Prime London during Q1 2016, boosting the proportion of purchases made in cash, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons’ latest London Property Monitor.  Accounting for 36% of all sales from January to March,...
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Housing Bill should also include rogue tenants list, says AIIC

The Housing and Planning Bill, which includes measures to tackle criminal landlords and letting agents, should also address the issue of problem tenants, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC). Included in the Bill are proposals to ban and fine criminal landlords and letting agents, introduce...
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House prices increase £18,000 in 2015

Average house prices in England and Wales grew 6.6% in 2015, up £17,963 since December 2014 to reach £292,077 according to Reeds Rains and Your Move. Property values in Central London fell by 8.7% on average during 2015, dragged down by higher Stamp Duty.
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