The budget announcement causes concern among agents

Wednesday 08 July 2015  / Ruth Montia

The Chancellor, George Osborne, has today announced a series of measures that will impact on the property industry.Mortgage interest relief for buy-to-let homebuyers to be restricted to basic rate of income taxAn increase in the inheritance...


House shortage plans made by the government

 / Ruth Montia

The government has indicated it will publish an action plan this week to explain how it is going to implement policies to solve the country’s current housing shortage.Announced at the weekend the Department of Communities and Local Government assured...


Heathrow Airport runway expansion

 / Ruth Montia

Knight Frank believes that the recommendations by the Airports Commission stating there should be an additional runway at Heathrow Airport, will be likely to cause concern for home owners within the area.Head of Knight Frank’s rural consultancy...


Budget announcement is imminent!

 / Ruth Montia

Chancellor George Osborne is to make his summer budget announcement today and estate and letting agents in the property industry have been making their last-minute bid with him to support the housing shortage.Jeremy Blackburn, the head of policy at...


Help to buy or Right to buy

Tuesday 07 July 2015  / Ruth Montia

London Mayor and new Conservative MP Boris Johnson, is urging the government to change its plan to extend Right To Buy into a scheme more similar to Help To Buy.Johnson says the Tory plan to offer Right To Buy sales discounts to housing association...



Monday 06 July 2015  / Ruth Montia

RICSProperty Surveyors Association (RPSA) has suggested that estate agents should tell clients they should commission 'real' surveys and not settle for automated valuations.Nationwide has recently said it may gradually use automated valuations...