Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hidden Suffolk and its benefits have been discovered

By Tom Orford of Savills   Once upon a time, not so long ago we talked of Suffolk as a hidden gem, a county that attracted house hunters mainly by virtue of existing family ties. In recent times, word has … Continue reading

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Stamp duty holiday to end as planned in 2012

The government have announced today that it will not be extending the stamp duty holiday that it put in place in 2010 and extending until 24th March 2012.   This means that property buyers will be faced with an additional … Continue reading

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The SW One to Watch in 2012

By Nick Dawson, Garrington In Central and Prime London there are few areas that represent and offer good value for money. There are areas that will continue to rise and experience solid and sound capital growth but few, if any, … Continue reading

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Rental sector running out of stock

Supply issues continue to affect the UK private rented sector, says Nick Diggle, director of letting agents Martin & Co in Cambridge. A recent report from the Association of Residential Letting Agents reported that approximately 75 per cent of letting … Continue reading

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Winter weather – tenants’ responsibilities

Winter is closing in and many rental properties are likely to be left empty over the festive season. The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) is advising tenants to be aware of their obligations when it comes to taking care … Continue reading

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Proposed EU mortgage rules could kill buy to let

A petition to prevent EU legislation forcing UK mortgage lenders to adjust their lending criteria is hot news amongst landlords and the Private Rented Sector at the moment. If the laws are adopted as proposed, UK mortgage lenders will be … Continue reading

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Economic uncertainty holds back construction industry in the South West

Construction levels in the South West were flat during the third quarter, as economic uncertainty continued to impact on workloads in the industry, says the latest RICS Construction Market Survey, Q3 2011. Workloads in the region moved to a net … Continue reading

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