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  • 19 Jun 2014

    Why private landlords should consider DSS tenants

    Individuals who are on low incomes and receiving housing benefit from the Department of Works and Pensions often find it difficult to find rented accommodation. This is because a lot of private landlords will not accept DSS tenants, but as a private landlord you should consider this option as the de... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 11 Aug 2011

    Holiday homes in Fife – what, where?


    Fife, the Kingdom of Fife, to give the county its full name is slap bang between Dundee and Edinburgh, two of Scotland's major cities. None the wiser?

    Then think St Andrews, the 'home of golf', the R&A, The Open Championship, or picture in your mind's eye the opening sequence of the 1981 Oscar-wi
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 03 Dec 2010

    Househunter Numbers Rising after Two-Year Calm

    The number of first-time buyers and 'homemovers', or those offering properties for sale to buy another, rose between September and October. Homeowners may be losing out because of the huge drop in their property's value but the falling prices are finally starting to attract buyers. With the overseas... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 03 Jun 2010

    Billionaires rows in London have average home value worth £1 million

    Recent reports have disclosed the fact that in about 2000 streets in Britain, Europe, the average house value is around £1 million. You will find about 3 quarters of these so-called ‘Golden Streets’ in London. You’ll also find high concentration of such huge mansions in Richmond, Guildford and Leath... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 31 Mar 2010

    Latest 2009 Property Analysis Proves Optimistic for 2010

    The overall mortgage lending statistics for 2009 show a decline of 43% from £253 billion in 2008 to £143.7 billion in 2009. However, in December there was a positive uplift in lending figures.

    This was propelled by an intense period of growth of year end housing completions, hence a staggering 14% in... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 24 Feb 2010

    Buoyant Price and Sales Figures for UK Property Market

    Recent figures from Hamptons International, a leading UK based property company show the UK market to be back on terra firma. Let us first examine the volume of sales and completions. At the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010, the market has and continues to be dominated by buyers and sellers who are
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 11 Jan 2010

    Housing Market Boom In For Sale By Owner Property

    With the UK’s property market still looking a little gloomy, it seems there may be a glimmer of hope peeking through in the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) property market. NetMovers, the UK’s leading commission free property portal who let people property for sale, have announced a larger growth this year
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 06 Apr 2009

    Shared Equity Scheme Helps Scottish First Time Buyers

    scottish shared equity scheme

    In a bid to further assist first time buyers to get their foot onto that first all important rung of the property ladder, the Scottish Government has expanded a scheme which means that buyers will pay from 60 per cent to 80 per cent of the value of the property which will be subsidised by an interes
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 17 Mar 2009

    Families Turn To House Swapping For Holidays

    Affording a holiday during the credit crunch takes some creative thinking – thus a new trend of house swapping has sprung up, started by hard-up homeowners who are shunning pricey resorts and swapping their homes with strangers for that bargain break instead…

    Brits are increasingly turning to camping
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 16 Mar 2009

    New Gov Legislation Targets UK's Empty Houses

    new legislation uk empty houses

    If your elderly parent has just died and you are dithering about what to do with their house, or you have moved out of your home and are trying to sell it during the current recession – don’t delay too long. New legislation from the UK Government has announced that anyone who leaves their house empt
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 06 Mar 2009

    UK Property ASBO's

    uk property asbos

    Anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) are most associated with teenage hoodies making a menace of themselves on our streets. But now, they have been extended to estate agents in the form of ‘retail ASBOs,’ to try and curtail those who plaster areas with for sale signs on UK properties.

    Most of us are

    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 24 Feb 2009

    Attractively Priced Nottinghill Property Rentals

    nottinghill property rentals

    From the Hollywood Hills to Notting Hill – one landlord knew his luck was in when A-listers Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal turned up to rent his Victorian terraced home for a whopping £4,000 a week – but don’t let this sky high price fool you, as new research has found that renting is still c
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 19 Feb 2009

    Country Life Magazine Votes Devon Englands Best County

    devon englands best county

    Beautiful Devon in the West Country has been voted England’s best county, scoring the highest marks in Country Life Magazine’s survey for green policy, landscape, wildlife, heritage, local food and pubs…

    So those who own a property in Devon will be pleased to know that Devon is officially the best pl

    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 26 Jan 2009

    Luxury UK Homes Designed To Entertain You

    luxury uk homes

    What is it that makes these luxury homes some of the most desirable properties on the UK market?

    Despite the fact that we are now amidst the feared recession, there still remains high-end properties on the market which are shining bright as property prospects. With a significant proportion of propert

    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 20 Jan 2009

    London City Migration

    city property london migration

    Whilst many foreigners can’t wait to try out London living, London locals have had enough of the big smoke and are moving out in droves. Last year, the capital lost the largest number of people through internal migration of any area in the UK and that looks set to be repeated in 2009…What a seething
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 23 Sep 2008

    UK Buy-to-let Investors Benefit From New 18% Capital Gains Tax Rate

    The UK Capital Gains Tax rate was reformed in the latest Budget. Chancellor Darling announced a new single rate of 18% for Capital Gains Tax (CGT), previously the tax rate was 40% for the first three years of the ownership, falling by 2% a year to a minimum rate of 24% after owning it for 10 years. ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 17 Sep 2008

    Rightmove Loses Ground In UK Online Property Search

    rightmove findaproperty online property search uk.jpg

    Today our prediction here at about Rightmove and it's Web 2.0 competition rings true with news from Comscore, an internet audience measurement tool showing that its competitors in UK online property search (, and are gaining ground and if its... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 04 Sep 2008

    The UK Stamp Duty Threshold Increase Chain Reaction

    uk stamp duty threshold increase

    Tuesdays news that the Chancellor of the Exchequer increased the threshold on UK property purchases exempt from stamp duty from £125,000 to £175,000 (albeit for the next 12 months) has been welcomed to the extent that senior executives in Ireland's banking industry are informally lobbying for the Go
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 29 Aug 2008

    Make £3,350 More On A Green Home

    energy efficient green home

    Forget kerb appeal and think carbon appeal. In the current housing climate if you want to get ahead of The Jones and their new spa bathroom, designer kitchen and the latest in-house surround sound entertainment system and you can add £3,350 extra value onto the price of your home simply by making yo
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 30 Apr 2008

    London's Rich List Priced Out By Wealthy Foreigners

    london property foreigners
    Photo Credit : Flickr

    As far as the UK property market is concerned there is London and the rest of the UK, with the performance of the two growing further and further apart. London has been somewhat shielded from the elements of the traditional property market swings, by the mass of wealthy foreign
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 15 Jan 2008

    First Time Home Buyers ‘Ready to Pounce’

    New stats indicate that the numbers of UK first-time home buyers in entering the property market are at their lowest point in 27 years. According to mortgage giant Halifax, around 300,000 people stepped onto the property ladder for the first time in 2007 in the UK, down 15,000 on 2006, the lowest fi... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 13 Dec 2007

    Scotland Accused of Becoming ‘Golf Theme Park’

    scotland golf property

    Amidst the furore which erupted following the decision last week to deny US property magnate, Donald Trump, the chance to ‘return to his ancestral roots’ by building his planned £1bn ($2.05bn) golf resort in Scotland, some in the industry are voicing concern over whether the link between golf and pr... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 05 Oct 2007

    Is the Buy-to-Let Bubble About to Burst?

    uk home buyers

    UK landlords were left feeling rather shaky this week as media speculation mounted over the miserable prospects for the UK buy-to-let market. A set of concurrent circumstances has left landlords at the lower end of the market feeling a definite pinch in their wallets, with all the signs pointing tow... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 28 Sep 2007

    Property Investors vs First Time Buyers

    A Place in the Sun Live

    Today is the second opportunity in the year to attend the UK's largest overseas property exhibition, A Place in the Sun Live which runs from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th at the NEC Birmingham. Anyone with a serious interest in buying an international property from those struggling to get a foot on the... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 29 Aug 2007

    A Guide to Investment Property In UK

    UK View
    Photo courtesy of Melandjohnkots

    From the Beatles to Big Ben and beyond, the UK holds special interest to holidaymakers, expats, retirees and investors from all over the world.  With its very cosmopolitan atmosphere, booming cities and beautiful countryside, this nation has long stood out on the prop
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 14 Jun 2007

    The Central London Housing Market Breaks More Records

    How I wish I'd invested in a London property in 1976, a house bought for £100,000 then would today be worth over £4,200,000 according to the latest figures from the Knight Frank Prime Central London Residential Index which reveals that prices of the best properties in central London have risen by ov... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 14 Jun 2007

    100% Mortgages On The Rise In The UK

    News in the today's Guardian showing hard up first-time buyers are now having to borrow the full value of the home they want to buy in order to get on to the UK property ladder. The increased cost of having to resort to this option may see more first-timers heading abroad in search of their first pr... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 05 Jun 2007

    London 2010 logo outrage puts sale of Beijing Olympic tickets on sidelines

    beijing 2008 olympic logoThe sale of tickets for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics which went on sale today seems to have been sidelined somewhat by the furore which has been unleashed upon the London 2012 Olympic Organisers who are in the midst of a publicity nightmare. The official logo of London 2012 Summer Olympic Games ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 17 May 2007

    London Houses The Priciest Piece of the Property Pie

    london houses for saleThanks to record end of year bonuses, which saw lucky City types pocketing over £20 billion between them, residential property prices in London have surged in the first quarter of 2007, achieving unprecedented price growth despite interest rate rises intended to curb the upward spiral. With the valu... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 23 Apr 2007

    UK Property Headlines

    Buy a bungalow in Galashiels, make a Scottish property fortune
    ● Property boom in Scotland as prices rise double the rate of UK in last quarter
    ● Average house price in Edinburgh over £205,189, an 11% increase making it most expensive place to buy.
    ● Edinburgh "halo" effect in Dalkeith, strong city buy
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 11 Jan 2007

    Interest Rates go up 0.25% to 5.25%

    In the last hour the Bank of England has announced that the interest rate has been increased by quarter of a percent to 5.25%.

    This was a surprise as many analyists expected the rise later on in the Spring. This will have an impact on homeowners that have borrowed too much and are already stretched.


    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 02 Jan 2007

    UK Real Estate Investment Trusts begin trading on January 1st 2007

    REITS Real Estate Investment TrustsAlready present in US real estate marketplace, the Reit model came into force yesterday.

    This new tax efficient status has been welcomed by a number of property firms in the UK, such as British Land who have chosen to adopt the new status at a one off cost of 300m yet equivalent to just one year’s co... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 26 Oct 2006

    Channel Four Best and Worst Places to Live 2006 cont.

    Best Worst Places Phil SofieThursday this week saw a return of the Best & Worst Places to Live in the UK for 2006 on Channel Four. As promised, following on from yesterday's mention of Phil & Sofie's (this year) 10 Worst places to call home I have detailed Phil and Sofie's verdicts on the ten Best places to live in the... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 25 Oct 2006

    Best and Worst Places to Live in the UK 2006 on Channel Four

    Tomorrow at 8pm Channel Four’s The UK's Best and Worst Places to Live is screened once again, but this year we are treated to a younger version of new mum Kirsty Allsop in the form of sister Sophie along with regular sidekick Phil Spencer. The hour long special is quoted as being based on 5 criteria... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 04 Oct 2006

    The Heart of Slough project aims to regenerate Slough town centre

    The £450 million Heart of Slough project is intended to become a leading European and national focus and cultural quarter for creative media information and communications industries by creating a mixed-use complex of world-class multi functional buildings, visual landmarks and an outstanding public... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 02 Oct 2006

    Slough to get a new HeART time for Ricky Gervais to move office?

    Ricky Gervais PodfatherBack in the press with the launch of his new series of Extras, Ricky Gervais is now the self proclaimed Podfather following news that The Ricky Gervais Show his weekly online audio program topped the iTunes charts in both the UK and the US and claims to be the most downloaded podcast on the Internet... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 22 Aug 2006

    The Royal new apartments in the Lake District by Applethwaite Homes

    Lake Windermere Property
    Just a short post for today, having just returned from a weekend of soggy camping in the Lake District.Whilst passing through the beautiful lakefront, tourist town of Bowness-on-Windermere, a new development under construction caught my eye. When new property development takes place in areas of outs
    ... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 04 Aug 2006

    Online Property Investment Tools

    So you've bought your new home / investment property and want to sell it on. How do you find out what price is the optimum sale price?

    The first step is to find out when and how much your neighbours sold their properties for. To gain a benchmark for the value of your property, research what propertie... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 26 Apr 2006

    A Reminder of Kirstie and Phils Where Best to Invest in the UK

    If you’re not a football enthusiast you may have caught Location Location Location’s Kirstie and Phil’s Where Best to Invest (in the UK) on Channel Four last night. With property prices in the UK still on the rise albeit a bit slower than previously, you may benefit from a quick run down of last nig... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 24 Apr 2006

    Victoria Mills Shipley, developers offer their own version of the HIP


    As featured on the BBC News 24 at the weekend, one developer is using the debate surrounding the proposed Home Information Packs (HIPS) to their advantage, Newmason Properties the company behind the major new ₤70 million development taking place at Victoria Mills on the outskirts of the West Yorksh... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 20 Apr 2006

    Watch The Evening Standards Home and Property magazine on ITV

    Home and Property showLast Thursday I caught Show 2 of ITV’s new Home & Property show. An spin-off from the popular Evening Standard magazine, the show interestingly features a new development each week. The programme featured Canary Wharf in East London’s Docklands area and in particular the Pan Peninsula, a 2 tower... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 18 Apr 2006

    Be a Guest and Preview Nest, the latest buy to let launch from GuestInvest

    Guest InvestA preview event for London’s newest luxury hotel project Nest takes place on Saturday 22nd April. Currently selling off-plan, Nest, replicates the successful Guesthouse West formula pioneered by Johnny Sandelson, CEO and founder of GuestInvest, the company behind the UK’s first hotel buy-to-let sche... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 11 Apr 2006

    Own your first New Home with i-liFE

    i Life HomeIt seems UK developers are starting to listen to their public and hot on the heels of recent off plan intelligent living concepts in Manchester and Leeds. David Wilson Homes have gone one step further with their i-liFE range, which has been based on a larger Project Life study by the University of N... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 11 Apr 2006

    Manchester city pod equals affordable housing

    Manchester Pod Artist ImpressionIf you are a first time buyer looking to get on the property ladder but the prospect of Kingston upon hull in East Yorkshire with some of the UK's cheapest housing on offer at an average price of ₤79,500 doesn’t float your boat, there is an alternative. With the UK government facing a shortfall in n... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property
  • 08 Apr 2006

    Dorset and Devon Off Plan

    Last weekend I took a short break to the Dorset and Devon countryside in the UK. On the way down you have to drive by the English Heritage site of Stonehenge. Whilst walking around the impressive configuration of rocks, I wondered whether this was one of the UK’s first grand design mega structures.

    T... [Read more]
    Category: UK Property

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