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UK Banks Agree Deal with the Government to Ease Property Sales

Trapped leaseholders will be able to see their property after the Government announced that they are loosening restrictions. The UK Government has announced that any building under 18 metres tall would not require the EWS1 fire safety form and should be presumed safe by fire risk assessors and mortgage lenders, meaning that fewer flat buyers […]

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How TikTok Has Influenced Interior Design and What Trends to Look Out for

TikTok is a popular social media app that has reached a record-breaking audience since it’s relaunch in August of 2018. The app has since surpassed social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and even SnapChat in monthly installs, with more than one billion downloads. According to statistics, 60% of TikTok users are aged between […]

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Rental Demand at an All Time High

Propertymark shares insights into the number of reported new prospective tenants as figures reach an all-time high. Tenant Demands and Available Stock From April’s figure of 82, the average number of tenants per branch reached the highest figure on record to an astonishing 97 tenants. This is significantly higher in comparison to last year, where […]

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Successful Period for Boxall Brown & Jones as Record Number of Exchanges are Made

As Stamp Duty Tax Relief ends, Boxall Brown & Jones have been rushed off their feet with plenty of exchanges to complete. As many know, in recent months there has been a home buying frenzy because of the Stamp Duty Tax Relief. This has made the UK property market run red-hot, hitting record-breaking levels with […]

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How to Add Value to Your Home

Significant home improvements can be expensive, so it is important to consider how your plans will add value to your home. Many are choosing to improve rather than move properties. So, we have provided 10 tips to make your property better and add value. Knock down a wall for an open plan living area – […]

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How to Let Out a Property

For this week’s Top Tip Tuesday, we have decided to share a guide that will help landlords understand their obligations and responsibilities. Whether they are a first-time landlord or have let properties in the past, there are numerous legislations that landlords are governed by, making it easy for them to unintentionally break the law. So, […]

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Cement-Free Concrete Building Blocks – Is This the Future for Construction?

A buy-and-build construction materials company has launched a range which is a cement-free ultra-low carbon concrete building block. The cement-free block is a first to the UK market and on average provides a significant net reduction in embodied CO2 (‘eCO2’) of 77% per block, resulting in the following decreases. An average reduction of 1.1kg of […]

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UK Government to Introduce a Compulsory Mediation Before Eviction

The government is anticipated to make an announcement today about a compulsory mediation before at least some evictions take place in the private rental sector. This process will relate to circumstances where tenants have accumulated COVID-related arrears. For some time, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has been launching pilot schemes in areas […]

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Landlords: A Guide to Protecting Your Property from Damage

Although most tenants will look after your property, it is important as a landlord to recognise that you are trusting a tenant with your most valuable asset. As a landlord, you are legally responsible for the repair and maintenance of your property. Even if malicious damage is caused by a tenant, the responsibility of fixing […]

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Renters Return to City Centres as Lockdown Restrictions Ease

The rental revival comes as offices begin to reopen and rental affordability improves, particularly in London where it had hit a 10-year high. According to research, a three-speed rental market is emerging across the country as renters start to return to city centres. One year since the housing market reopened, the pandemic-led drop-off in demand […]

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Banks ‘Racing to the Bottom’ on Mortgage Rates

First-time buyers and cash-rich borrowers have benefitted from a ‘race to the bottom’ on mortgage rates as lenders battle for business. Banks and building societies in the UK have become more confident with the market conditions and economic growth and have since launched a raft of sub-1% mortgage deals. High-street banks such as Nationwide announced […]

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Britain’s Mortgage Boom Takes a ‘Pause’ After Record Borrowing Month

Britain’s mortgage boom cooled slightly throughout April despite house prices continuing to race ahead. New figures from the Bank of England show mortgage borrowing fall back to £3.3 billion in April, down from a record £11.5 billion in March. Mortgage approvals had slightly risen to 86,900 and remained above pre-pandemic levels but were well below […]

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19 Features That Can Surprisingly Devalue Your Property

Whether your property is on the market, or you are keen to sell, there are many features that can knock thousands off your asking price. While mould, damp and pests are known for deterring buyers, other turn-offs include low water pressure, old electrics, and pet smells. The surprising features that could devalue your property equates […]

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Demand for Rental Accommodation Rises to Highest Records During April

Propertymark’s most recent Private Rented Sector Report highlights no sign of demand slowing down in the rental market, as record-breaking numbers for new prospective tenants are recorded for the month of April 2021. New Tenants While new prospective tenants registered per branch dropped slightly to 82 from March’s figure of 84, this is still the […]

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Top 5 Property Demands for Post-Pandemic Homeowners

Over the last year, we have all become very familiar with the inside of our four walls. Some people were lucky with lots of space, light, and clever home features, while others felt cramped, stressed, and frustrated by things they had not noticed before. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, being at home has forced many to […]

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UK House Prices Rise at Fastest Rate Since 2014

House price growth in May surpasses original expectations, as a result of the stamp duty holiday and demand for larger properties. According to the Nationwide Building Society, UK house prices has risen at its fastest annual rate in seven years, which has been driven by the demand for larger homes outside of the city and […]

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First Ever 3D-Printed Property has Been Labelled Legally Habitable, Will this be the Future for Affordable Homes?

A Dutch couple has become Europe’s first tenants of an entirely 3D printed property, with its backers suggesting that this will open up a world of choice in the shape and style of future homes. Retired shopkeepers from Amsterdam, Elize Lutz and Harrie Dekkers, are the first inhabitants of a 3D-printed house. The couple received […]

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New Rules in Place to Help Renters with Well Behaved Pets

Earlier this year, the government introduced a new rule that means landlords can no longer issue a blanket ban on pets without good reason. The UK Government has issued a new rule that allows responsible tenants with well-behaved pets to secure leases more easily with the new Model Tenancy Agreement. Under this new agreement, landlords […]

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Could you Save Money by Having a ‘Green’ Mortgage?

According to Which? lenders are offering cheaper rates and cashback deals for energy-efficient properties. This means that home buyers could benefit from cheaper rates and cashback incentives by taking out a ‘green’ mortgage deal. As the world moves towards a sustainable future, green mortgages are becoming increasingly popular. Even banks are moving towards sustainable lending, […]

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