Mortgage Market Update

Various sources are claiming that now is as good a time to buy a property as there has ever been, with interest rates low and the property market surging forward. We have compiled stats from various sources around the country to give you an overview of the mortgage market, in case you are looking to invest…
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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – June 2016

The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.
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NEW SERIES: 10 defects that could be hiding in your home – a surveyor’s view

Defect 3 – Rising Damp
In part 1, we covered, last month it was water ingress, and this month we’re going to take a look at rising damp, which is defined as the upwards flow of moisture through a permeable wall structure.
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A valuer’s perspective on corporate property investment

A business must achieve a balance between capital growth, yearly return and risk-management. A number of options exist, but many – including dabbling in the stock market – might be considered too risky.
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Is our green countryside being sacrificed for new housing?

There is a huge debate between those who think that the country does not have enough housing, and those who believe that our countryside should be protected.
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Housing crisis has been predicted to get even worse

In October, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) reported in their Residential Survey that the houses prices in the UK are expected to rise by 4.5% per year over the next five years. This is an overall increase of around 25%.
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NatWest plan on cutting the amount of money that it will lend

House buyers who need to pay a deposit of between 15% and 20% will only be allowed to borrow up to 4.45 times their annual salary, a decrease from the original 4.75.
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