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Pets at home? 17 January 2020

* 40% of UK households own a pet, yet only 7% of landlords advertise homes as suitable for pets. It is no wonder many people struggle to find a pet-friendly home.

* Research conducted by the Property Academy found that 35% of all tenants would be willing to pay a premium of £40 per month (£50 in London) for a ‘pet-friendly" property.... Read More

Regional property price growth forecasts 03 January 2020

* An average of independent forecasts predicts the average price of a property will rise by 1.8% over 2020 and 15.9%, cumulatively, over the next five years, an increase in purchase price of just over £37,000.

* With predicted growth of 2%, Scotland and the North West are anticipated to experience the fastest rate of price growth over 2020.... Read More

2020: A decade in the housing market 02 January 2020

Happy new year! A new decade has begun, an ideal time to look back at the housing market over the past 10 years.

* In England and Wales, the average price of a property has risen by £72,000 over the past decade. Across the South East, South West and London, average property prices have increased by over £100,000.... Read More

Where Do Students Go After Uni? 20 December 2019

* Many students across the country will have returned home during their Christmas break, but it appears many ‘fly the nest" once their studies have finished. Research by Knight Frank and UCAS has found 44% of students choose to remain in their University city once they graduate.... Read More

The Market Since The Referendum 11 December 2019

* A review of selected market indicators since the UK"s referendum on EU membership, show that house prices across England and Wales have risen by 10%. A buyer now requires over £22,000 more to purchase now than they did back in June 2016. Double digit growth is evident in half of all regions across England and Wales.... Read More

New Build Completions Up! 23 November 2019

* Just over 174,000 new homes were completed across England in the year to the end of June 2019, up 8% year on year, according to new data released by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government.

* New home completions rose over the year across all regions except London, where completions were 9% lower than the previous year.... Read More

Property Price Politics 14 November 2019

* Parliament has dissolved and electioneering will be in full swing up to polling day on December 12th, the first December election since 1923.

* The price of a property has risen on average 3% annually since the last election in June 2017, a total rise of just over £13,000 (in the last 22 months to August 2019), equivalent to £500 per month.... Read More

Lucky 13? 31 October 2019

* It"s Halloween week, and for those superstitious among us, just over 8,600 house sales have taken place across England and Wales during the last year on properties numbered ‘13".

* At £278,950 the average property price of such a property is over £30,000 more than the current average across England and Wales, spookily the equivalent to a 13% price premium.... Read More

One Fifth Of The Population Will Be Over 65 BY 2028 25 October 2019

* The population of the United Kingdom is set to grow by 3 million, or 4.5%, over the next decade, according to the latest population projections released by the Office for National Statistics this month.

* 80% of the increase will be among people aged 65 years plus.... Read More

Food Or Rent? 23 October 2019

* £4,753 is the total amount an average household spends on food and non-alcoholic drinks per year, the equivalent to 20 weeks" average rent.

* Whether it"s cereal, sandwiches, roast dinner, cream tea, fish and chips, curry or fine dining, what we eat and where we eat it makes quite a dent in household expenditure.... Read More

Why Use Us? We deal professionally with, and resolve these issues 18 October 2019

* Nearly eight in every ten renters have experienced a problem renting, according to the HomeOwners Alliance 7th annual Homeowner survey, polled by YouGov.

* Issues with landlords account for a significant number of problems, with nearly two-fifths of all renters finding it difficult to get their landlord to carry out maintenance and repairs.... Read More

Happy Birthday 50P 16 October 2019

* The 50p is 50! First introduced in October 1969 to replace the 10-shilling note, today there are over 100 different designs in circulation. 1997 saw the introduction of the new, lighter coin.

* In October 1969, the average price of a UK property was just £3,899.... Read More