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First Time Buyers Underestimating the Cost of Their First Homelog Entry Page

14 March 2018

The majority of aspiring first-time buyers ‘wildly’ underestimate how much their first home will cost, according to new research* (*Source: My Home Move, May 2017).

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Lease Extensions – getting it right

2 February 2018

While there is a distinct market for flats held on particularly short leases, there is a middle ground where flat owners need to appeal to the wider market and so the extension of the lease needs to be addressed.

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Rightmove claims 9% rise in visits but no rush to market from vendors

15 January 2018

Rightmove says its visits so far in January are running over nine per cent higher than the same period a year ago, with an average of over four million visits each day.

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League table of conveyancing 'errors' to be published this year

2 January 2018

HM Land Registry says it’s consulting with the legal industry on a proposal to publish a league table of conveyancers who submit documents that require correction or further work - and which thus could hold up transactions.

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Rightmove reports largest monthly asking price fall for five years

11 December 2017

Rightmove is warning that the asking price of property coming to market has fallen by 2.6 per cent in the past month - equivalent to £8,178 on an average home - and this is the largest monthly fall for five years. 

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From 2.5 million outside loos to record-high ownership levels: 50 years of English housing in charts

17 November 2017

Housing has long been a hot political topic, and ahead of next week's budget Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary, made a speech suggesting the Government might be about to make a move to combat the UK's short supply of homes.

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Conveyancers want government hand-out to modernise house buying

16 November 2017

A conveyancing body says it wants the government to allocate “a small fund” in next week’s Budget to promote research into how house buying can be reformed.

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Base Rate UP - how will it affect the housing market?

3 November 2017

The Bank of England has raised the base rate from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent.

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Industry welcomes government call for greater lettings regulation

23 October 2017

Industry figures have broadly welcomed the latest consultations and proposed additional regulation for the lettings sector, announced by the government yesterday.

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No surprise: 88% of tenants say cost is key in deciding where to rent

18 October 2017

A survey suggests no fewer than 88 per cent of tenants regard cost as the most important deciding factor when choosing a rental property.

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