Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school reports drive up house prices by almost £40,000

Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school reports drive up house prices by almost £40,000

Homeowners can be expected to pay up to £331,605 on average to live near an ‘outstanding’ school, according to a recent study by confused.com. Most shockingly, this price rockets to £635,949 for a London house. The study used Ofsted data to calculate how much it would cost to live near...

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Number of homemovers drops 4% for ‘first time since the mid-90’s’

Number of homemovers drops 4% for ‘first time since the mid-90’s’

The number of people moving house has fallen by 4%, making it the largest drop in seven years, according to a Lloyds Bank Review. Most shockingly, there has been a 45% increase in prices for Londoners between 2013-2018, compared to 39% in the rest of the UK. Andrew Mason, Mortgage...

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Tips for millennial home buyers, from financial savings expert Rob Gardner

Tips for millennial home buyers, from financial savings expert Rob Gardner

The prospect of home ownership grows ever more elusive for millennials. Research by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), a think tank, found earlier this year that not only have homeownership rates declined with each succeeding generation, but at a sharper rate. Where someone born in the 1960s had a...

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Karen Buck MP gains government backing for bill helping tenants tackle rogue landlords

Karen Buck MP gains government backing for bill helping tenants tackle rogue landlords

Karen Buck MP (Labour) has gained bipartisan support for a proposal that will allow tenants to take legal action against landlords who fail to maintain safe standards for rented homes.  As part of the proposal, landlords must ensure that rental properties meet the required standards for rental homes at the...

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RBKC announces Grenfell re-homing policy

RBKC announces Grenfell re-homing policy

RBKC council has issued its re-housing policy statement for residents affected by the Grenfell fire. Grenfell residents have been sent a letter outlining the re-housing plan and have been invited to accept or reject the councils offer. The re-homing process is ongoing and the council has pledged to rehouse all...

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Dexter’s CEO Jeff Doble on London’s Housing Market

Dexter’s CEO Jeff Doble on London’s Housing Market

Being CEO of one of the largest estate agencies in London, a city with one eye firmly on Brexit, is a challenging role to say the least. ‘KCW Today’ spoke to Jeff Doble, CEO and founder of Dexters, one of London’s fastest growing estate agencies, to find out what the...

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Housing partnership sees 20,000 new homes for London

Housing partnership sees 20,000 new homes for London

  The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a new partnership that will see 20,000 new homes built in London, 12,000 of which are to be affordable. This is the first agreement under the new £3.15bn affordable housing deal that aims to start building on 90,000 new affordable homes...

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£300,000 homes disappearing from London

£300,000 homes disappearing from London

Only 40 of 104 London wards now have average house prices under £300,000, an analysis by estate agency Savills showed. £1 million average wards outnumber those with average housing price under £300,000. A typical London household with a joint income of £50,000 and a 25% deposit will usually be limited...

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Airbnb to police 90 day London rental limit

Airbnb to police 90 day London rental limit

In a dramatic shift in policy, Airbnb has agreed to police the newly set yearly rental limits on the number of days that you can let out your property in London and Amsterdam.   The new rules state that you can only rent out your property, using the short stay...

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UK house prices will increase by ½% next year with a further 1% growth in 2018

UK house prices will increase by ½% next year with a further 1% growth in 2018

JLL’s latest forecasts, released 1st of November, concludes that Brexit will dominate UK housing markets over the short to medium term but predicts that the market will remain reasonably strong and active despite the greater uncertainty and slower economy resulting from Brexit. JLL are forecasting that UK house prices will...

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