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Property investors look outside of London

The Index attributes the slowdown to the fact that there are currently 11% more homes on the lettings market compared to the same time last year. It shows that rents

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New tram routes boost house prices

Property prices along tram routes in Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh grew by an average of 12% in their first two years of opening. In Manchester, the residential area served by

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London drags rental averages down

Tenants in newly let homes saw the cost of renting fall year-on-year in February for the first time in six years, Countrywide’s letting index has revealed. Across England, Scotland and

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The road to Brexit – what’s next for investors?

Azad Zangana, senior European economist at Schroders, believes the UK’s exit payment will be an issue. Commenting he said: “The triggering of Article 50 itself will largely be a non-event for

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Property investors brace themselves for tax changes

Landlords are increasing rents (24%), maintaining their current supply of properties without buying more (21%) and are selling some of their properties (16%). John Heron, managing director at Paragon Mortgages,

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Investors paid £35,000 more for property in 2016

In the process property investors borrowed £15,000 more, with typical loan sizes reaching £185,188, and deposits rose by nearly £20,000 to £125,016 in 2016. Darren Pescod, managing director of The

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Landlord confidence falls to lowest ever level

Landlord confidence has dropped to its lowest ever level in terms of the proportion looking to buy more properties, BM Solutions’ quarterly index has found. Just 16% planned expand their

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The UK’s top house price performers of 2016

Luton recorded the biggest percentage rise in house prices among major UK towns and cities over the past year, according to the new research by Halifax. Based on Halifax’s own

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What does 2017 hold in store for UK property investors?

The dual impact of Brexit and tax changes in the UK are going to be felt in 2017. It’s going to be a very interesting year for the property sector,

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Property investor confidence rebounds in Q3

The research shows that in the second quarter 39% were confident in the state of their portfolios but that proportion rose to 54% in the third quarter. Andy Golding, chief