Sellers should pay Stamp Duty Land Tax instead of buyers, according to a professional body for accountants.
The London Development Plan (LDP) has been launched to speed up the construction of new homes on London’s public land. The plan means developers, housing associations and contractors working more closely with boroughs and planning authorities to accelerate the rate of housing building on their land. The first sites identified by the LDP are three […]
Birmingham will boast an extra 1,400 new homes after 2022, thanks to plans to convert the athletes’ village being built for the Commonwealth Games. Currently being constructed on the site of the former Birmingham City University campus at Perry Barr, the athletes’ village will be the home to more than 6,500 athletes and officials from […]
Homeowners in some of the UK’s biggest cities have their eye on a move to the coast, according to research from Zoopla.
A leading think-tank has called for house prices to be frozen for the next five years to head off another financial crisis. The IPPR says the Bank of England should set a separate house price inflation target to stop property valuations growing faster than the consumer price target of 2 percent.
Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax are confusing England’s first-time buyers who over-estimate how much they can save on the duty. Some even remain unsure that the exemptions introduced in last year’s Budget actually benefit them.
Retirees looking to downsize their homes for a smaller property are having to stay put, according to new research.
Homeowners who don’t meet stricter affordability criteria from lenders are to be offered the chance to move to cheaper alternative mortgage products, says UK Finance.
A lobbying group insists building on England’s green belt won’t provide any more affordable homes.