Coronavirus

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    Six Out of Ten Brits Hit the High Street as Lockdown Measures Eased

    The gradual easing of lockdown restrictions is set to trigger a major spike in consumer spending, which is likely to help jump-start the British economy in the run up to the summer. A report published this week by Deloitte found that despite the UK’s widespread adoption of online shopping, the number-one priority for most leisure-seekers […]

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    How Coronavirus Has Radically Changed the Priorities of Homebuyers

    COVID-19 (and three consecutive national lockdowns) have had a major impact on the lives of each and every person in the United Kingdom. In particular, real estate market activity has illustrated how thousands of movers and first-time buyers have completely changed their priorities, with regard to preferred property types and locations. According to the latest […]

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    UK House Prices Continue to Climb as Stamp Duty Deadline Looms

    Since it was announced, the March 31 stamp duty holiday in England was predicted to result in a slow but steady decline in average property values.  Following an initial rush of interest, the number of prospective buyers looking to purchase homes prior to the deadline has gradually diminished over recent weeks. Nevertheless, new data from […]

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    How is a Third National Lockdown Affecting the UK Property Market?

    Where the UK’s property market is concerned, there is one major difference between the current lockdown and the lockdown of spring 2020. While there may be major complications with property transactions now, the market is still technically open. This is much different than last year’s initial lockdown, where the market in its entirety was completely […]

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    Are COVID House Hunters Bending or Breaking Lockdown Laws?

    One of the biggest differences between the current lockdown and the first lockdown last March is that most of the economy has remained up and running. The real estate sector has suffered heavily during the first lockdown, when it was forced to shut down entirely for several months. Today, buying and selling houses across the […]

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    UK House Prices at Record High After Biggest Leap Since 2016

    It is looking like good news for homeowners and anyone looking to sell a residential property in the near future. Once again, UK property prices have spiked above and beyond all expectations – August having brought about the biggest monthly boost since 2016. According to the latest figures released by Halifax, the average price for […]

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    Property Development Restriction Relaxations Draw a Mixed Response

    Boris Johnson has confirmed details of an overhaul to planning permission requirements and restrictions, which will give housing developers and homeowners alike more direct control over their properties. Despite facing accusations of having unnecessarily delayed essential reforms until now, the Prime Minister firmly believes the new planning system will boost affordable home availability across the […]

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    Escape to the Country: City Dwellers Seek Sanctuary in Record Numbers

    Slowly but surely, some semblance of normality is returning to the way we live our lives in England. Covid-19 hotspots in some regions continue to cause concern but lockdown restrictions are gradually being eased across the country as a whole. As predicted, pent-up demand among movers is now being released on England’s real estate sector, […]

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    Asking Prices for Properties up £6,000 on Pre-Lockdown Averages

    Lockdown has taken its toll on the UKs housing market, but evidence would suggest things are gradually returning to normal, at least in terms of property values which are heading in the right direction following an extensive period of stagnation. According to the latest figures released by Rightmove, which is the UKs leading online property […]

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    Rental Sector Thrives During Lockdown due to Job Losses, Break-Ups

    While Britain’s housing market sales have experienced a slowdown during lockdown, the private rentals sector has been buzzing with activity. In fact, the latest report from Rightmove suggests that demand for lettings across the UK is currently 22% higher than it was at the same time in 2019. As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, the […]

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