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Housing supply remains the problem

Kate Faulkner, Designs on Property

Kate’s view on individual indices Rightmove: Useful to measure average time to sell and sellers’ sentiment. Nationwide: Measures mortgaged property prices and affordability across the UK. Halifax: Measures mortgaged prices and produces…

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Rent rise slowdown mirrors sales market

HomeLet Rental Index

Rents in almost every part of the UK are continuing to rise, new research from HomeLet reveals, but at a slower rate than in previous months – markedly slower than a year…

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Performance fees

Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman
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If an agent intends to charge a ‘performance fee’ it must be clear before he goes on stage, says Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman.

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The big buy-to-let bounce

Kate Faulkner, Designs on Property
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Designs on Property tracks and summarises the monthly property indices. Kate Faulkner says, “The Chancellor’s increase in Stamp Duty for buy-to-let properties caused a massive leap in activity.”

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Does your staff training pack a punch?

The Negotiator
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Competition, the threat of tighter industry regulation and the emergence of online-only agents mean that training is now increasingly a frontline activity, reports Nigel Lewis.

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Selling retirement property

Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman
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Take great care when selling retirement property, to avoid accusations of neglect, says Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman.

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Moving in

Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman
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Moving in: make all the arrangements crystal clear or it can reflect badly on you, says Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman.

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UK rents continue to rise

HomeLet Rental Index
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Rents on new tenancies rose across most parts of the UK over the three months to February, led by gains in the capital, fresh figures show.

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Regional rents close the gap on London

HomeLet Rental Index

Private rents in London are rising at their slowest rate for two years, the HomeLet Rental Index reports, prompting questions over whether tenants are close to reaching an affordability ceiling in the…

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