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New housing consents highest since 2008

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There was a noteworthy increase in the number of planning permissions granted in the third quarter of last year, up from 53,409 consents in the corresponding quarter in 2014, according to data…

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Agencies & People

Connells eyes further expansion

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The Connells Group is on course for what could be a record year in 2016 after seeing pre-tax profits increase sharply last year. The company, which this year celebrates its 80th anniversary…

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Housing Market

Property transactions increase 9.7 per cent

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The number of UK residential property transactions rose by 9.7 per cent year-on-year in January, fresh figures from HMRC shows. Last month there were 105,940 residential property transactions, which although on a…

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Marketing

Rightmove grows in spite of OTM

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Rightmove continues to hold a dominant position in the online property search market after increasing its market share to 77 per cent, up from 74 per cent a year ago, in spite…

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Land & New Homes

Plans to fast-track planning for housebuilders

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Planning applications for new residential property developments in this country could soon be fast-tracked for a premium fee as part of new radical Government proposals. Under the new plans designed to help…

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Agencies & People

Female property professionals lag behind on pay

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There can be no doubting the advances that women have made in recent years when it comes to professional development within the property sector, but when it comes pay, it is hard…

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Housing Market

Fall in English home ownership halted

The decline in home ownership recorded over the past decade in England ground to a halt last year, the latest figures show. The data from the 2014/15 English Housing Survey reveals that…

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Housing Market

Investors deterred by buy-to-let clampdown

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For many people buy-to-let has been an attractive income investment at a time of low saving rates and stock market volatility. But with the Chancellor George Osborne making it his goal to…

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