“The tax changes introduced from 2016 onwards have undoubtedly taken the heat out of the buy-to-let market,” argues Hamptons’ research chief Aneisha Beveridge. “Landlord purchases have dropped and consequently the rental sector is 7% smaller than it was at its peak in 2017.”
In an impassioned defence of the property industry, James Raynor calls on the Government to ‘recognise that real estate is central to its plans for recovery, decarbonisation and levelling up’ as lockdown recedes….
A closer look at the government’s own furlough data suggests there is unlikely to be meaningful downwards pressure on sales volumes or prices when the support scheme comes to an end in the autumn, says Tom Bill…
While we cannot be certain what new normal will emerge in our cities, the acceleration of several emerging trends over the last year has helped to elucidate the general direction of travel, writes Ciaran Hagan.