UK Finance: ‘House purchase activity looks to have returned to pre-pandemic norms – for now’
"It is too early to predict when escalating cost-of-living pressures will begin to bear down on effective demand," says UK Finance. "But, given current pressures from interest rates and inflation, some softening of demand is expected, whether this comes later in 2022 or next year."
Net borrowing of mortgage debt by individuals increased to £7.4bn in May from £4.2bn in April, according to the Bank of England's Money & Credit data. This is above the pre-pandemic average of £4.3bn
The latest Bank of England data show a slight drop in mortgage approvals.
The latest official house price index tells of a 1.2% monthly increase for the average UK home in May, up from a 0.4% rise in the same period last year.
The Prime Minister and Chancellor will announce a reduction in property transaction taxes on Friday, suggests The Times.
After 24 years at Foxtons, Bennett has taken the helm of Beauchamp Estates’ high-profile sales team in Mayfair.
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Chelsea-based firm has operated in the luxury property sector since 2013, delivering around 140 projects.
It's being reported that Friday's "emergency mini-Budget" will feature a cut to Stamp Duty. Is this wise, and what impact might such a move have on the property market and on the wider UK economy?
Commission-only property brokerage Nest Seekers is offering a three-month placement to the winner of a new BBC Three show.
The new barometer of luxury is health, says PCL developer Almacantar.
A surprisingly mixed set of responses from the property sector, featuring insights from Savills, Knight Frank, Rightmove, Maskells, Cluttons, Jackson-Stops, JLL, Winkworth, Carter Jonas, Chestertons, …
The nil-rate Stamp Duty threshold has been doubled to £250k, effective from today.
'How these instructions translate into sales will provide a good barometer for the wider health of the market in the months ahead', says LonRes.
Since 2008, renovations and alterations to residential properties that have been empty for at least two years are eligible for a reduced VAT rate of 5%, writes Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Search.