Category: property market news

Stamp Duty stumble

Income to the Treasury from Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) receipts fell by 7.5%, the equivalent of £1 billion in the financial year to the end of March 2019.

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Affordability ratio

The affordability ratio for England and Wales hit another peak at 7.83 in 2018. This means that the median property price in England and Wales is now 7.83 times more than gross average annual earnings, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Turn the heating down

6 out of 10 people across the UK support the drive to cut emissions to almost zero by 2050, according to a recent poll reported by the Independent. To reach net zero in this timeframe, millions of people will need turn their heating down to 19°C in winter, as one of many lifestyle changes according to the Committee on Climate Change.

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One in twelve landlords is unaware of a suite of legislative changes that occurred across the lettings industry in recent years, according to the findings of the English Private Landlord Survey 2018 published in January.

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5 Top Tips For Your Kitchen

Whilst the living room is usually considered ‘the heart of any home’ in most UK households, the kitchen plays a much more central role in day-to-day family life. Follow these simple guidelines to achieve kitchen bliss!

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** NEW INSTRUCTION ** Cleveland Road, Heaton Moor

I wanted to give you a sneak preview of this wonderful 4 bedroom home on Cleveland Road. Right in the heart of Heaton Moor village, I will be making this property available later today so give us a call to discuss or pop into the branch to book your viewing!

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There were 101,780 residential transactions recorded (on a seasonally adjusted basis) in February across the UK, according to the HMRC. This was the highest level since August 2017.

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The long-awaited Tenant Fees Act will be introduced across England on 1st June 2019. This week the government has released a guidance note for those in the industry.

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April is National Home Improvements month. Property owners across the UK have spent almost £8,000 each on home improvements over the last five years, a staggering £48 billion in total, according to new research by the National Association of Estate Agents.

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Zero Application Fee

Ahead of the 1st of June when the Government introduce zero application fees for tenants you will be pleased to know any tenants looking to rent through Julian Wadden from today the 1st April 2019 you will pay no application fee!

Any there any other upfront fees?

You will only be required to pay a holding deposit and as long as you pass referencing this money can then be put towards your first month’s rent.

How much will the holding deposit be?

As little as 1 weeks rent of the property you wish to rent.

If you have any further questions about renting a property, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 0161 442 1118.

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