Scotland clamps down on short-lets

Councils to be given new powers to tackle issues caused by the massive growth in homes being offered up as short-term accommodation; ministers also ‘carefully and urgently’ considering further tax changes

PCL vendors held back in Q4, but activity is now likely to pick up

It was a subdued end to the year for Prime Central London’s property market, reports Knight Frank in its Q4 sit rep, with 17% fewer £1m+ properties listed for sale in November 2019 compared to the same month in 2018. Price growth is likely to remain muted in the short term, predicts the team, but sales activity is likely to pick up…

Ranked: Britain’s most popular house-hunting locations

Bristol was 2019’s most-searched location outside London for both buyers and tenants, according to new Rightmove data. In London, Wimbledon was the most popular location for would-be buyers; Canary Wharf was most popular with prospective tenants.