Author: Nick Davies

Property: House prices reduced as market hots up ahead of stamp duty holiday deadline

House prices have reduced from record highs as people look to complete property transactions before the end of the stamp duty holiday in March 2021, according to the latest research.

Property: Movers becoming more likely to buy than first-time buyers

First-time buyers are less likely to buy property than movers, with research predicting a change in the market.

Commercial property: Market shows signs of recovery

According to the latest data, commercial investment in the UK rose by 42 per cent in June, with the commercial property yield remaining stable and experts highlighting the signs of recovery in the market.

Government publishes new code of practice on rental payments for the commercial property sector

The Government has published a new code of practice to provide the commercial property sector with clarity over rental payments during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Stamp duty: Government relaxing three-year rule for reclaiming surcharge

The Government is relaxing the three-year rule for reclaiming the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge for exceptional circumstances where a property could not be sold during the three-year time limit because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Commercial property: Government outlines plans for code of practice on rental payments

The Government has outlined plans for a code of practice to support the high street during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Retail sector calls for the Government to introduce a ‘rent relief’ scheme

Some experts in the retail sector are urging the Government to introduce a ‘rent relief’ scheme to help businesses cope with the impact of COVID-19.

Property – UK house prices fall by 0.6 per cent

Average property prices in the UK fell by 0.6 per cent between March and April as the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant effect on the sector, according to the latest figures from Halifax’s House Price Index.

Commercial Property: Government introduces temporary ban on legal action against tenants

The Government has introduced new legislation that has temporarily banned property owners from taking legal action against tenants.

Landlords’ industry body urges the Government to introduce tax relief on empty homes

The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) is urging the Government to instruct local authorities to introduce a relief on council tax in rental properties that are empty because of the coronavirus outbreak.