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Galliard Homes and Apsley House achieve £70m of sales for Birmingham scheme

By |2020-02-21T10:03:30+00:00February 21st, 2020|Company News|

Birmingham development partners Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital have achieved £70 million worth of sales at their flagship apartment scheme, Timber Yard. Located on Pershore Street in central Birmingham, the scheme has seen high demand from local and international buyers which has prompted the early release of its final phase...

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Estate agent looks to rebuild reputation after firm goes bust owing landlords £28k

By |2020-02-21T10:03:16+00:00February 21st, 2020|Company News|

The former owner of an estate agency in Ipswich which went bust owing landlords and tenants just over £28,000 after being sold to an ex-employee is seeking to repair his reputation.  Jonathan Waters sold Jonathan Waters Estate Agents Limited to former employee Jane Russell in 2014. But Waters was last week disqualified...

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Major trade body calls for Chancellor to make housing greener

By |2020-02-21T10:03:28+00:00February 21st, 2020|Company News|

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), one of the biggest and most influential trade bodies in the UK, has called for the government to have a concerted focus in this year’s Budget on the built and natural environment to benefit future generations and the UK economy. RICS’ Budget 2020 wish-list...

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Rare plots and exclusive development opportunities at Bond Wolfe sale

By |2020-02-21T10:03:26+00:00February 21st, 2020|Company News|

A rare plot of development land in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge is set to go under the hammer with a bargain price tag at Bond Wolfe Auctions’ next sale. Known as The Wynde, the site sits off Coalport Road in Madeley to form part of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Centre and...

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Skipton enhances expat BTL proposition

By |2020-02-21T10:03:14+00:00February 21st, 2020|Company News|

Skipton International has launched a new remortgage offer that it hopes will appeal to UK expats. Skipton is offering to refund an application fee of £999 if the remortgage completes within one month of receiving the application. The offer is applicable to any remortgage application received by the end of March, including...

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New warning about imminent buy to let tax clampdown

By |2020-02-20T10:02:54+00:00February 20th, 2020|Company News|

There’s a new warning today for buy to let investors who will be hit by tax changes coming into effect on April 6.  From that date BTL landlords will not be able to rely on the principal private residence relief and sell a property under the old rules. Instead the new requirements...

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“Inefficient” High Street agencies accused of making voids longer

By |2020-02-20T10:02:56+00:00February 20th, 2020|Company News|

An online lettings agency has accused High Street rivals of being “inefficient” and making voids longer than necessary.  Home Made, which operates only in London, says rental properties across the capital are sitting empty for an average of 24 days a year.  This average masks significant borough-to-borough differences - for exmaple, in...

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Rents start 2020 moving up according to government index

By |2020-02-20T10:03:00+00:00February 20th, 2020|Company News|

The government’s official index for the private rental sector has shown that rents rose by 1.5 per cent in the 12 months to January - up very slightly from the 1.4 per cent annual figure reported a month earlier. Across the national regions private rental prices grew by 1.5 per cent...

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Double Trouble as crooks smash offices and steal computers – twice

By |2020-02-20T10:02:58+00:00February 20th, 2020|Company News|

A Sheffield agency has suffered two break-ins over just four days, with computers stolen and offices damaged. MorfittSmith’s sales office was the first target during the early hours of Friday February 14, taking computers and other equipment. They then struck at the firm's lettings office on Monday February 17, again during the...

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The buy-to-let market is ‘finally starting to show signs that it is regaining strength’

By |2020-02-20T10:03:08+00:00February 20th, 2020|Company News|

A deluge of taxes and an uncertain market has seen a number of landlords abandon the buy-to-let industry in recent years.  Some reports suggest that landlords have in more recent times been offloading close to 4,000 properties a month, and as a result reducing the supply of much-needed housing stock.  But growing...

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