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reflecting survey data, statistics, trends and information from the
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government has published its proposals for a new independent regulatory
body with mandatory qualifications and a code of practice, to oversee
estate and letting agents. In its final report to government, the
Regulation of Property Agents working group set out its advice on how
the new approach should be implemented.
is thought that the proposals have already been accepted by the
Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, which initially
set up the working party, and may be achieved within two years.
government is focused on increasing the level of property ownership but
the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) says it is unlikely
the housing market will improve in the near future unless the housing
market is viewed as a whole rather than attempting to 'fix' it in
are growing demands across the country to slash stamp duty charges in
order to free up the stagnant housing market. New prime minister, Boris
Johnson, and chancellor, Sajid Javid, have been urged by their
colleagues to ‘throw the kitchen sink’ at Stamp Duty Land Tax.
landlords face a whole raft of new rules, making it a confusing time to
be in the business of property investment. Many landlords are making a
sharp exit from the property market, but it isn’t all doom and gloom if
you know how to be a 'good' landlord ... read our next article to find
you're one of the 62% of landlords with just one investment property
which is most likely near your own home, you'll want to attract a good
tenant who will look after your property and provide you with a steady
income stream without causing you headaches.
UK's system of house numbering was only introduced in 1765. Prior to
this, the custom of naming houses arose when people with money began
naming their castles, halls, lodges and manor houses, often drawing
inspiration from family titles or ancestral lines. These days house
names more often reflect the setting in which the property was built,
and it may well be fun to think about naming your own home - but there
are potentially some serious incentives for doing so.
you’re having trouble selling your home, are stuck in a property chain
or are keen to secure a property purchase, you might be tempted to use
Nested, which promises home sellers a percentage of their property
value ‘up front’ with the remaining balance paid to you when the
homeownership' company, Unmortgage Ltd, runs a scheme similar to the
government’s shared ownership scheme, which lets mainly first time
buyers purchase a percentage of a new build property with a mortgage,
while renting the remaining percentage at a reduced rate. Its approach
is to partner home buyers with investors who will each part-own the
home, instead of using a mortgage.
four bedroom property near Chichester, West Sussex is currently on the
property market at £1.5 million but harbours a secret - its
train-spotting owner has incorporated an entire 19th century railway
carriage into the property that you would little suspect when viewing
the building from the outside.
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