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1% of England’s Green Belt could supply 2.3 million new homes

The latest research by Birmingham and Newcastle-based property developer, StripeHomes , has analysed how many new homes could be built if England made a small portion of its incorrectly classified Green Belt land available for development.

England’s Green Belt land currently covers 1.7 million hectares, equivalent to almost 17 billion square feet, but there are large areas, particularly those...

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British home sellers overpricing by up to 41% across the major property portals

Research by MoveStreets, the property portal designed for the mobile generation, has found that homesellers are overpricing by as much as 41% when it comes to the price at which they list their homes on the major portals, versus the reality of what buyers will pay.

MoveStreets analysed data from the major property portals looking at the current average asking price across each region...

Decline in London rental stock pushes rents up by hundreds a month

The latest property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has revealed how the cost of renting in London has climbed by hundreds of pounds a month due to dwindling rental stock levels and could continue to do so if the issue is not resolved.

Benham and Reeves analysed both the change in available rental stock across the London market in the last...

Property Rental Market Hit By Storm As Demand Trumps Supply

Property Rental Market Hit By Storm As Demand Trumps Supply

UK Property Rental Market Sees Lowest Supply In Almost A Decade

  • Room wanted’ ads outnumber ads for ‘rooms available’ on SpareRoom for only the third time in six years. Last time this happened was in September 2019 and before that, August 2015.
  • The demand surge is driven by people coming into the market, rather than moving within it.
  • Out of the UK’s 50
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Where in London are you most likely to find a pet-friendly rental?

Research by central London estate agency, Bective , reveals that the chances of finding a pet-friendly rented home in London remain incredibly low despite new and existing government attempts to persuade landlords to open the door for four-legged companions.

Pet owners have always had difficulty when finding rented homes. Landlords are, by and large, very much against allowing...

25 years of stamp duty - homebuyers see 490% tax cost increase

25 years of stamp duty - homebuyers see 490% tax cost increase

25 years of stamp duty - homebuyers see 490% tax cost increase

The latest property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has revealed that in the last 25 years, the cost of stamp duty has increased by 490% for the average homebuyer.

Now that the stamp duty holiday is done and dusted, the average homebuyer in England will once again pay the...

Trio Of Awards For Castle Green Homes

CASTLE Green homes is celebrating a triple success in the prestigious UK Property Awards

The company, with its headquarters in St Asaph, has been recognised in two categories for its Buckingham show home at Queensbury Manor in Meols; while Bron Y Castell in Abergele has been named as a winner in the Wales Residential Development category.

Castle Green will discover on...

How will HMO licensing changes impact London’s biggest property rental market?

How will HMO licensing changes impact London’s biggest property rental market?

How will HMO licensing changes impact London’s biggest property rental market?

Research by central London estate agency, Bective , has revealed how new HMO licensing rules will impact London’s biggest property rental market, Westminster.

The new HMO licensing rules came into force in Westminster at the end of August 2021. In short, they state that shared houses or flats where 3 or...

Most active property price market thresholds revealed

Most active property price market thresholds revealed

Most active property price market thresholds revealed

The latest research by Birmingham estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester , has revealed just how influential the stamp duty holiday seems to have been in shaping property market activity since the start of the year.

Barrows and Forrester analysed property market transactions across every county of England and Wales since...

Even a global pandemic can’t rattle rental yields as property market stays strong

Even a global pandemic can’t rattle rental yields as property market stays strong

Research by nationwide buy-to-let specialist, Sequre Property Investment , has revealed which regions of the UK buy-to-let property market have best weathered the rental market uncertainty posed by the pandemic and currently present the best yields for UK landlords.

Working from home requirements, reductions in tenant incomes and a ban on eviction have all contributed to a tough time...

Plant The Seed To Move To Wrea Green

AS building work progresses in Wrea Green, buyers are being urged to take early action to secure a new home in the sought-after Lancashire village. Elan Homes took over the intimate Wrea Green Meadows development off Bryning Lane, in the spring, concentrating initially on properties that were already under construction.

The company has now turned its attention to a new phase of homes...

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