Completed house sales fell 5.7 per cent last month compared to last year as potential buyers were put off by stamp duty and higher prices in urban areas. House sales also declined three per cent between May and June to 96,370, according to HMRC figures. The Office for National Statistics’ house price index last week revealed that house price growth..
It has been suggested The Bank of England should use its powers to freeze house prices for the next five years to reduce the chances of another financial crisis The Institute for Public Policy Research said that Britain needed to “reset” the way it thinks about rising prices to break the “cycle of ever-rising house..
New research suggests that many young people in Britain are pessimistic about their likelihood of ever Home ownership. According to a survey from the Building Societies Association (BSA), 70% of us say that the difficulties young people have getting onto the housing ladder is one of the biggest problems we have in Britain today. This is..
Millions of first time buyers could no longer qualify for stamp duty relief by 2028 due to rising prices putting them beyond the minimum rates, reports say. According to research from L&C, Around four million homes across England will fall outside the current cut off point that first time buyers start paying the property tax..
If you have kept up to date with the property news in recent years you will have noticed that the number of homeowners in England has been declining. The government even built new homes to encourage people onto the property ladder. At the end of April 2017, the number of homes in England rose by..
The most recent analysis from HMRC has revealed that property transactions dipped slightly during April – dropping by 3.2% in comparison to March. HMRC’s data reveals that the provisionally seasonally adjusted UK property transaction count for April 2017 was: 99,910 residential 9, 980 non-residential These figures were 20.3% higher than in the same month of..