Summer surge for prices and activity in residential property market

September 8th, 2017

New data published by high street lender Halifax in recent days suggests that residential property prices all across the UK enjoyed a sudden surge in values last month.

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Landlords forced out of market while tenant demand intensifies

September 5th, 2017

A squeeze on the capital’s housing supply has forced rents up for the first time in almost eight months, according to a new study.

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The end of leasehold houses and investment in the residential ground rent sector?

August 21st, 2017

By Kerry Coleman, Associate Solicitor in the Property Litigation department at Joelson  The consultation paper “tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market” was published in July 2017 and seeks views on the following proposals; Prohibiting the sale of new build leasehold houses Restricting ground rents on new leases to a peppercorn Inviting comments on how to … Continue reading “The end of leasehold houses and investment in the residential ground rent sector?”

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Strong commercial real estate growth in city, shows CBRE report

August 14th, 2017

Commercial property values increased 0.4 per cent in July 2017, a slight slowdown from 0.6 per cent the month previous, CBRE has revealed.

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BoE holds interest rates at 0.25 per cent – for now

August 4th, 2017

The Bank of England (BoE) held interest rates at a record low 0.25 per cent on Thursday, but warned that the rate could rise within a year. It said the economy had grown faster than expected and job creation is at near-record levels. But slower growth in consumer spending and sluggish income growth meant the … Continue reading “BoE holds interest rates at 0.25 per cent – for now”

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Property fund managers did not adequately plan for stressed market conditions, says FCA

July 21st, 2017

Authorised Fund Managers (AFMs) did not adequately plan, or have clear policies or procedures for valuing their property portfolios under stressed market conditions, the market watchdog has said.

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Increasing number of overseas investors pumping money into London property market

July 14th, 2017

The latest research appears to suggest that an increasing number of overseas investors are pumping money into London’s property market in the wake of recent falls in the value of sterling.

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UK commercial property top investment in global survey

July 7th, 2017

The UK continues to be the most attractive commercial property market to invest in, a new survey has suggested.

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Prime London property attracting attention of overseas buyers ahead of Brexit

June 23rd, 2017

New research carried out by a prominent property developer suggests that London’s prime residential market is attracting increasing attention from overseas buyers.

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“No evidence” London homes left empty, says report

June 19th, 2017

Recent research showing that thousands of homes in London are bought by foreigners and left empty is wholly unsubstantiated, The London School of Economics (LSE) has claimed.

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