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March 16, 2012

Stamp duty rush causes rents to fall

by Jan Harris
Stamp duty rush causes rents to fall
Rents on private accommodation fell by 0.6 per cent last month, to an average of £707, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL, a provider of residential property services. The agency suggests that the fall is likely to be temporary as it is related to an increase in the number of tenants deciding to purchase a property. Many potential first-time ...

July 6, 2010

Mortgage fears erode housing market confidence

by Gill Montia
Concerns over mortgage finance are gnawing away at confidence in the UK housing market, according to Zoopla.co.uk. In a recent survey by the property website, 78% of respondents expected house prices to rise by the end of the year, down from 81% three moths ago. Thirty four per cent of those questioned named a shortage of mortgage finance as the biggest continued threat ...

April 7, 2010

Britons confident of house price gains

by Gill Montia
Britons appear to have regained their confidence in the UK housing market with new research claiming that four out five people expect house prices to continue rising during the next six months. According to property website, Zoopla.co.uk, optimism is at a two-and-a-half year high, with the average increase predicted at 5.7%. The firm's commercial director, Nicholas Leeming, says: "With the bad weather behind ...

November 22, 2009

Stamp duty holiday helps fewer than intended

by Gill Montia
As commentators on the UK property market mull over the impact of the end of the stamp duty holiday, Zoopla.co.uk is claiming that far fewer home buyers have benefited from the concession than the Government intended. The threshold on the duty was raised from £125,000 to £175,000 in September 2008 and is due to revert at the end of this year. However, ...

October 13, 2009

Zoopla survey reveals housing market optimism

by Kay Mitchell
Zoopla survey reveals housing market optimism
A survey by online property website Zoopla.co.uk has found that more than three-quarters (79%) of homeowners believe home values will rise in the next six months, while only 11% are expecting house prices to fall over the same period. In its quarterly survey of housing market sentiment, Zoopla found that overall, the 6,682 homeowners surveyed predicted average house values in their area ...