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October 14, 2021

The Beatles are back

The EMI Studios on Abbey Road St Johns Wood is a popular spot for tourists and it is normally difficult to drive past without seeing a group of friends grabbing a photo opportunity on the famous zebra crossing. The Beatles… Read Full
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September 30, 2021

Number of Workers Returning to Office Creeps up Again

By Paul Norman CoStar News 30 September 2021 | 12:32 The volume of office workers returning to their desks across the UK increased by 1.7 percentage points, to 18.3%, last week, thanks to a sharp increase in London’s West End.… Read Full
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July 18, 2021

Post-pandemic predictions for the property market

After 18 months of uncertainty, the UK property market has seen some incredible highs and lows, from the sector closing and reopening last spring, to the impact of the stamp duty holiday on residential transaction levels. For those looking to… Read Full
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July 8, 2021

Is it still Location, Location, Location ?

Faced with the prospect of a lockdown-free summer, buyers are anxious to move quickly, resulting in record numbers paying over asking price to secure their dream property. With leading experts predicting that the house buying frenzy is here to stay, … Read Full
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June 24, 2021

Cities are making a comeback with buyers and tenants

The pandemic took a toll on the UK’s previously bustling cities, with empty streets and closed down businesses becoming the new norm for many residents. Due to changing lifestyles, it wasn’t long before buyers and tenants turned their attention to… Read Full
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June 9, 2021

What is the outlook for the housing market?

Compared to this time last year, the value of homes being sold in the UK has practically doubled in the first 15 weeks. During this period, around £149 billion pounds worth of property transactions have taken place, with industry sources… Read Full
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June 4, 2021

Eviction notice periods now at four months

From June, eviction notice periods have been reduced to just four months for landlords, instead of the six months, they were previously set at to protect tenants over lockdown. In cases of extenuating circumstances or anti-social behaviour, notice periods will… Read Full
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May 27, 2021

Demand for rental accommodation highest on record for month of April

From ARLA Key findings: Number of new prospective tenants highest on record for month of April Number of tenants experiencing rent increases rose in April Number of properties managed per branch rose in April Demand from tenants The average number… Read Full
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May 18, 2021

Market boom leads to more sales and higher prices

The average UK property price has risen by 8.6%, which is roughly £20,000 in the past year. This is the highest annual rate since 2014 according to the Office for National Statistics. Over the year, house prices in England increased… Read Full
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May 11, 2021

Updated guidance on possession action from the government

Landlords need to be aware of and follow the guidance set by the government on coronavirus and renting, which contains advice on possession proceedings, health and safety, maintenance and repairs. As always, the tenant’s safety should always be the landlord’s… Read Full
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May 7, 2021

What do buyers and renters find essential in the current climate?

More than a quarter of UK homeowners and renters have claimed that their property priorities have changed since the COVID-19 outbreak. Previously highly-sought after and high-value property features have dropped down the priority list for homebuyers and tenants, as they… Read Full
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May 6, 2021

Tenant demand continued to rise at the start of the year

The number of prospective tenants registering with agents rose for the third consecutive month in March, as many homebuyers either chose to delay their purchase plans or decided to rent in between their next house sale and purchase. According to… Read Full
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April 25, 2020

Be Productive during Lockdown

With lockdown currently in place and the restrictions set for the near future, very few of us will ever have had so much time on our hands. It would be easy to let this time pass by, so we have… Read Full
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May 13, 2020

Housing Market Restrictions Lifted

Viewing Residential Property – restrictions lifted ! There has been an amendment to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020, yesterday evening, meaning that traveling can now be undertaken between properties, including the viewing of residential properties for sale and… Read Full
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February 6, 2019

How much is the average tenancy deposit?

The cost of average deposits has increased across the UK, according to the latest Statistical Briefing report by The Dispute Service (TDS). The report highlights the increasing average value of deposits and number of deposits protected in England, Wales, Scotland… Read Full
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