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Rents near Crossrail 2 fall as project is shunted back

The rents fell in 15 local authorities affected by Crossrail 2 in the year to September, including Broxbourne (-1.75%), Richmond (-1.13%), and Spelthorne (-2.16%), with the exception of Enfield (0.4%).

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London Bridge most searched for area amongst renters

Spotahome is predominantly used by renters moving to the UK for a minimum of 30 days and its research found that London sees a high level of demand from those

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Landlords continue to put up rents

The figures, revealed in the PRS report by ARLA Propertymark, showed that 35% of letting agents saw landlords increase rents in August. Only 2% of tenants successfully negotiated a rent

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House Prices Have Risen By 3.8%, But What Does This Mean?

The estate agent YOPA has announced that the early predictions of a 1.2% rise in house prices for 2017 has already been exceeded, with the current figure instead sitting at

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Avoid the pitfalls when investing overseas

The opportunity looks enticing, but when considering purchasing a property outside of your home country, beware of the pitfalls which could cause concern in the future. The main issues are:

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Buy-to-let investors in prime central London fall by a third

The average price for buy-to-let properties has fallen 27% to £816,429 over the last 12 months. Homebuyers now represent 45% of all purchases, tripling their share from 2016, with the

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Brit home buyers wasting £370m a year on unnecessary mortgage broker ‘advice fees’

BRITS WASTING £370 MILLION A YEAR ON UNNECESSARY MORTGAGE ADVICE FEES   Mortgage brokers are ‘double dipping’ on mortgage customers to the tune of a third of a BILLION pounds

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Tax implications for landlords

With the full effects unlikely to be felt for another three years, the buy-to-let landscape looks set for some big changes. Since April 2016, three major tax changes have impacted

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ONS HPI: Foreign investors getting discounts of up to 21% on UK homes since Brexit vote

UK HOUSE MARKET BUOYED BY FOREIGNERS’ DISCOUNTS TOPPING 21% Russian and South African investors are cashing in when buying UK property with an effective discount of 21% since the Brexit

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Should international property be in your portfolio?

While property investments don’t always promise the kind of stellar returns that can be earned on riskier investments, they also don’t come with the downsides. And, over the long-term, all