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July 2020 Property Surveying market fact file

Our monthly Property Surveying summary of property market news, survey data, statistics, trends and information ...
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More homes on the high street with planning restrictions reduced

Overhaul of planning system to ‘build, build, build’ out of crisis

The government announced an overhaul of the planning system, in an effort to build homes ...
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UK’s biggest building society reduces deposit for first time buyer mortgages

The Covid pandemic caused wide disruption in the housing market and the number of mortgage ...
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New electrical safety legislation for private rental landlords

New electrical safety legislation was introduced in England from 1st June 2020 for private rental ...
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Home insulation grant for homeowners in England

A £2 billion home insulation grant scheme is due to be introduced in September to ...
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Stamp duty changes increases pressure as housing market gets moving after lockdown

The governments of England and Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland have issued temporary Stamp Duty ...
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Mortgage prisoners still banged up!

In October 2019, mortgage affordability rules were reformed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to ...
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Deposit-free rent – is it all it promises?

Have you heard of deposit-free rent? Plans first started to emerge in 2017, but concerns ...
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Ban on ‘No DSS’ after court judgement

The case against 'No DSS' stipulations stepped up a notch when two mothers recently won ...
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How to let your buyer virtual-view your property

Home buyers are now allowed to view property again, but Covid-19 restrictions don't make that ...
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St Ives in cornwall is overrun with second homes and holiday lets

Second home owners exploiting small business grants

The government's Covid-19 small business grants, in which businesses have been able to claim a ...
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Providing your landlord with a 'virtual' house inspection

Providing your landlord with a ‘virtual’ house inspection?

Asked to provide photos of his property to his rental agent, an Australian man has ...
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