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'Activity in prime property market to continue'

The London Central Portfolio (LCP) has claimed that the increased activity seen in the prime property market is likely to continue over the coming months. Naomi Heaton, chief executive of the LCP, said that currency fluctuations have made property in the capital a more attractive proposition for foreign investors and the forthcoming Olympics in 2010 should provide a ...

26th Apr 2010

Cameron: Process for building a new house is frustrating

David Cameron has said that building new housing developments can be "divisive and frustrating" in a speech yesterday (Monday February 22nd). He said he wanted to put local people in control of the "look, shape, feel" of their community and let them be in control of the amount of homes that they want to create. His ideas include introducing something ...

23rd Feb 2010

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English house completions 'down 3%'

House completions in England decreased by three per cent in the December 2009 quarter, compared to the previous three months, according to Communities and Local Government (CLG). There were an estimated 28,200 seasonally adjusted completions in England, in the last three months of 2009, which was down 12 per cent on the same period in 2008. But in the December quarter there ...

22nd Feb 2010

Feedback-style website a bad idea, says National Landlords Association

Whether you already own properties for rental or are thinking of investing, new proposals from the government may affect you. Plans for a website that would enable tenants to post feedback and comments about their landlord, such as how quickly they fix problems and the condition of the spaces they own, may be in the works. But according to the National Landlords Association ...

4th Feb 2010

'Positive signs' for UK property investors

Property investors in the UK can expect to make decent profits in the coming years if they plan their decisions carefully, judging by the words of one expert. According to Tom Entwistle, editor at LandlordZONE, sensible home buying might be a good way for people to ensure their future security. He said: "Property is still one of the best options when you look at where ...

25th Jan 2010

Prime London could appeal to property investors

Property investors who are keen to secure the best possible residential property space might want to consider the appeal of central London. According to Naomi Heaton, chief executive of London Central Portfolio, the capital's centre might be a good choice for those with cash to splash at this moment. Following the first bear run since 1989, she noted that "there is ...

25th Jan 2010

Buy-to-let investors could consider terraced properties

Terraced property might represent the perfect investment for landlords who are keen to make the most of a dependable income source. According to Tom Entwistle, editor at LandlordZONE, suggested that getting hold of traditional back-to-back properties can pay dividends in the long-term. He said: "Terrace properties have many advantages for landlords - they are ...

22nd Jan 2010

Property investors could swap homes for former-pub premises

Investors who are keen to find a home with bags of character might be interested in details of the pub property market. Roger Thomson, senior partner at A.W Gore & Co, suggested that some homeowners will consider selling their house as a means of investing in such properties. He said that the market for pub buildings will make a recovery once lending conditions improve, ...

20th Jan 2010

Lender aims to offer further value via mortgage deal

A new mortgage deal has been offered by Clydesdale Bank in a bid to offer better value and more choice to consumers. Certain people remortgaging or moving via the lender instead of their existing provider can receive up to £1,000 worth of free home contents and buildings insurance. Alternatively, £500 off the cost of arrangement fees can be applied. Retail ...

19th Jan 2010

No area is recession proof, says expert

Those looking at selling or buying in the next 12 months might find the stormy economic conditions continue to affect their options, as one expert believes that no area is totally "recession proof". Stephen Parsons of John D Wood said this while discussing the location of Weybridge with the Sunday Times, which ran an article about this "Teflon town". It ...

18th Jan 2010

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