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York tops list of best places to live in the UK

Thu 22 Mar 2018

York tops list of best places to live in the UK

York is the best place to live in Britain, according to a Sunday Times poll. The historic cathedral city topped a list that included the London borough of Bermondsey, Altrincham in Cheshire and Frome in Somerset.

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Wales gets set for introduction of Land Transaction Tax

Wed 14 Mar 2018

Wales gets set for introduction of Land Transaction Tax

A new property tax is to replace Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales from April 1. The Welsh Government is introducing the Land Transaction Tax (LTT), which will be collected and managed within Wales by a new body called the Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA).

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More people in England own their home outright than ever before

Fri 09 Mar 2018

More people in England own their home outright than ever before

The ageing baby boomer generation are paying off their mortgages in greater numbers, meaning more home owners in England than ever before own their home outright.

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Perfect day to sell your home? Circle March 17 on the calendar

Wed 28 Feb 2018

Perfect day to sell your home? Circle March 17 on the calendar

Thinking of moving home this year? Well, get your skates on because March 17 is apparently the ideal day to market your home for sale.

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Pop goes your property budget – buying homes like a superstar

Thu 22 Feb 2018

Pop goes your property budget – buying homes like a superstar

Pop princess Taylor Swift has just spent almost $10 million buying a single apartment in Manhattan. She already owns three apartments in the same block in trendy Tribeca, meaning she has an incredible $50m worth of property in just one building.

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A meat-eating doctor who is clean and tidy – meet your perfect housemate

Wed 14 Feb 2018

A meat-eating doctor who is clean and tidy – meet your perfect housemate

Three out of four young Brits want to buy their own home, but an incredible one in seven would consider buying with a complete stranger just to get on the housing ladder.

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Londoners to get 'first dibs' on newbuild properties

Wed 07 Feb 2018

Londoners to get 'first dibs' on newbuild properties

British residents will be given the first chance to buy any new homes in London, so long as the asking price is under £350,000. Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the proposal, saying it was only fair that Londoners "get first dibs" on new homes in the capital.

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England's new national housing agency aims to deliver ambitious affordable homes target

Wed 17 Jan 2018

England's new national housing agency aims to deliver ambitious affordable homes target

Homes England, the new national housing agency, has been officially launched by Housing Secretary Sajid Javid. Replacing the Homes and Communities Agency, Homes England is to play the major role in helping the government deliver its target of building 300,000 homes every year by the mid-2020s.

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Ban on selling newbuild homes with leasehold will come into effect

Tue 02 Jan 2018

Ban on selling newbuild homes with leasehold will come into effect

The government is to introduce legislation that will ban developers from selling newbuild homes as leasehold in a bid to outlaw what have been described as "feudal and abusive practices".

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