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House prices set to rise

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Residential property prices look set to increase by an average of £60,000 over the next five years, hitting more than £320,000 in 2020, according to Cebr, the Centre for Economics and Business…

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Office-to-resi changes made permanent

Changes to permitted development rights enabling offices to be converted in to residential dwellings are to be made permanent, as part of a wider package of Government measures to address the housing…

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Average rents rise 8.5%

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Private rents have continued to increase across the UK, albeit at a slower pace, hitting a new high of £995 per month in September, research shows. Following six months of annual rent…

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First-time buyer home prices soar

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Home prices for first-time buyers are continuing to rise because of high demand from buy-to-let investors for properties typically acquired by those purchasing their first home, says Rightmove. New data supplied from…

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Average rents continuing to grow

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The average rent achieved for a newly let residential property in the UK rose in September by 3.6 per cent year-on-year to £941 per month, the latest figures from Countrywide reveals. The…

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More starter homes needed

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The Government wants to give thousands of young people the opportunity to own property, David Cameron announced during the closing speech of the Conservative Party conference last week. Not for the first…

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UK property sales hit 16-month high

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Residential property sales have improved across the UK, reaching a 16-month high in September, the latest index report from RICS has revealed. It was the fifth month in a row that agreed…

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