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The top 20 areas feeling the most stamp duty holiday heat for homes sold

Research by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , has shown which parts of the property market are feeling the most stamp duty holiday heat when it comes to transaction levels and sold prices.

GetAgent analysed Land Registry sold price records since the initiative was launched on the 8th July last year to reveal the top 20 areas with the most homes sold, as well as the top 20...

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Find out hoo is backing Great Yarmouth over Miami this summer

A new hotel booking platform is backing the Great British seaside as the tourism sector begins to recover from its darkest period in living memory.

Digital travel innovator hoo is dedicating its marketing effort to promote the much-loved seaside town of Great Yarmouth - the famous resort in Norfolk, renowned for its long sandy beach.

hoo’s campaign can be seen here and...

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Kensington house prices fall by more than two times the average annual earnings in the last year

The latest research from the homebuying platform, YesHomebuyers , has revealed that over the last year, house prices in Kensington and Chelsea have fallen by more than twice the annual net salary in the borough.

The average house price across Britain has climbed by almost £24,000 in the last year, just shy of the average annual net earnings of £25,266.

In Hammersmith and...

Pandemic uncertainty pushes more tenants towards long-term tenancies

Research from build to rent specialists, Ascend Properties , has further highlighted the important role of the sector in meeting the needs of the modern-day tenant, as an overwhelming majority say they want longer-term tenancies.

The survey of over a thousand UK tenants commissioned by Ascend found that 93% of those asked think that tenancies longer than 12 months should be more...

London property sales see 6% increase in asking price achieved since start of the year

The latest property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has revealed which areas of the London property market are seeing homesellers achieve the highest percentage of asking price, as well as where has seen the biggest increase in asking price achieved.

At 5.2%, London has seen the lowest rate of annual house price growth of all regions , but...

The two-bedroom Hayward is among the homes now available from Elan at Three Js in Abberley

LEVEL UP YOUR HOME BUYING OPTIONS IN WORCESTERSHIRE

THE scarcest of new builds, the bungalow, is among the homes available in Abberley as Elan Homes does its level best to provide a diverse range of housing options. Offering everything from two-bedroom bungalows to substantial five-bedroom family homes, the mix of properties at Three Js is perhaps surprising given the intimate nature of the development on Clows Top Road, which once complete...

Just 19% of landlords have plans to offload their buy-to-let portfolio in the next five years

The latest research by the nationwide buy-to-let specialist, Sequre Property Investment , has revealed that despite a string of government changes around stamp duty, tax relief and a potential change to capital gains tax, UK landlords remain undeterred where their investment intentions are concerned.

While changes to tax relief and a three per cent increase to the rate of stamp duty...

Beat the Heat: Five tips on how to stay cool when working from home!

The UK recorded the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures exceeded 30C in across the nation and Google searches for fans in the UK since last week have increased by a whopping 669%!

As much as this weather is truly appreciated by Brits, a lot of us are still working from home without the joy of the office air-conditioning. To help, tech experts at Fasthosts.com have revealed...

Renters: The dos and don’ts of doing up your home - according to property experts

  • Renting a property has become cheaper than buying for the first time in over six years
  • Searches for ‘houses to let near me’ have increased by 377%
  • Experts reveal the dos and don’ts of renovating a rented property

The pandemic has led to a change in the costs of buying and renting a home across the UK. And according to recent figures, renting is now...

Can using BNPL schemes affect your chances of securing a mortgage?

Recent headlines suggest that users of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) schemes like Klarna and Clearpay may be at risk of having their mortgage application declined, due to the credit agreements being factored into the mortgage affordability assessment.

The news comes as money.co.uk releases their Shop Now, Stress Later report for 2021 which reveals that one-in-six BNPL users (16%) have...

UK Families Can Lose Up to £400 Million In Rental Deposits Because Of Household Damages Caused By Kids

Recent research has shown that curious kids can cause up to £400 of damage around the house before the age of three. With one million private renters who have children in the UK, this can amount to £400 million in deposit deductions.

Digging into recent data, London based Estate Agents Douglas & Gordon have researched and compared the most common and costliest household damages...