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SCOTTISH PRIVATE SECTOR RENTS ON THE RISE

Monday, May 15, 2017

Average private sector rents in Scotland have increased by 4.9% over the twelve-month period leading up to February of this year, although there are some pockets of the country where rents have actually decreased. The overall rise leaves the average rent price being paid by Scottish tenants at £575 per month, according to the latest figures released by Your Move.

 



WHAT DOES BREXIT MEAN FOR INVESTORS IN UK PROPERTY?

Monday, May 8, 2017

We are yet to determine exactly what effect the eventual exit of the UK from the European Union will have on housing market, but it’s wise to speculate as to the possible outcomes both positive and negative. How much Brexit affects domestic foreign-based investment in the UK housing market will be heavily influenced by the kind of deal the UK government can broker with the EU. If you are an investor, then it’s worth keeping abreast of the possibilities.

 



EXPERTS AGREE: BREXIT WILL NOT IRRETRIEVABLY DAMAGE UK HOUSING MARKET

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Ever since Article 50 was officially triggered, there has been lots of speculation as to how this will affect various parts of the UK’s economy. While there are plenty of negative opinions out there, there are also many property experts chiming in with their belief that the UK housing market is going to be just fine, and may even begin to prosper now that we know Article 50 has been triggered.

 



UK house prices fall again, growing at the slowest rate in four years

Friday, April 28, 2017

B ritish house prices fell for a second month in a row in April, suggesting households are feeling the pinch from rising inflation since last year's Brexit vote and low wage growth.

 



Suspend or extend: Agents back request over letting fees consultation

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A number of influential agents have backed an official request by ARLA Propertymark asking the Government to suspend or extend the consultation on the fees ban.

 



SHARING OWNERSHIP WITH A HOUSING ASSOCIATION

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Buying a house can present all sorts of problems and difficulties to overcome for many people, especially those who don’t have as much capital to play with. Recently, however there have been measures taken to help those who can afford to pay a mortgage once it’s all set up but might struggle to gather the initial deposit together in order to secure it in the first place. The Help-to-Buy schemes are a welcome addition to the UK housing market, but they are not the only way that those with less financial clout can get themselves onto the property ladder.