What Rishi Sunak’s latest pledges mean for landlords in Chelmsford

Chancellor Rishi Sunak made two big announcements about the property market last week and triggered a flurry of activity. Both initiatives represent attractive propositions for savvy landlords. But, as always, it pays to do your homework first. Stamp Duty holiday The Chancellor’s headline-grabbing announcement was a Stamp Duty holiday. He raised the threshold to £500,000,…

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House Price Growth

The latest house price data published by Land Registry shows that UK House prices are growing and have increased by 2.2% in the year to November 2019. This is the highest level of annual growth recorded since November 2018. As of November 2019, the average price of a property across the UK is £235,298. House…

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HOUSING AND BREXIT CONCERNS

Whether we are heading to the polls again in a few weeks’ time for the third time in five years remains to be seen, but the political parties should remember that it is more than Brexit on people’s agendas. A recent poll from Ipsos MORI for the Chartered Institute of Housing found as many people…

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No Growth For Gardens

This week is ‘National Growing for Wellbeing Week’, a celebration of the positive impact of growing your own produce for your physical and mental wellbeing. While there are estimated to be around 300,000 allotments across Britain, many people utilise space in their household garden. The average size of a UK domestic garden is 14sqm and…

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