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stamp duty tax
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Eleanor Harvey

Stamp duty rumours: is a tax shake-up on the cards?

The government could be set to pin more focus on retirement living, while a stamp duty cut for downsizers could free up under-occupied homes. The stamp duty that the majority of buyers must pay when

proptech digital
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Eleanor Harvey

Proptech advancements are spurring on new-build sales

Demand for new-builds is climbing, and buyers and sellers are making the most of proptech offerings to speed up the transaction process. Property technology (or proptech) covers a multitude of angles in the housing sector,

green mortgages
Mortgages & Money
Eleanor Harvey

Easy as EPC: More green mortgages now available for landlords

Green mortgages are becoming more mainstream than ever, and even buy-to-let landlords can have their pick of products for eco-friendly homes. Offering an energy-efficient property with top green credentials is becoming not just an added

private rented sector regulation
Buy-to-let Landlords
Eleanor Harvey

UK private rented sector needs drastic rethink to thrive

The UK’s private rented sector accounts for around 20% of all households in England. What does the future hold and what needs to change? In recent years, the government has placed a huge onus on

spring UK property
UK Housing Market
Eleanor Harvey

Spring results are in showing renewed appetite for UK property

The recent shortage of homes being listed for sale is easing across the UK property market, while investors with portfolios are set to benefit. The latest March figures from leading property agent membership body Propertymark

landlords tenants seeking
UK Housing Market
Kaylene Isherwood

UK rental market hits most competitive level on record

The ongoing mismatch between supply and demand in the UK rental market has driven asking rents outside of London to a new record high. Recent data from Rightmove has revealed there’s no let-up in the

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