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Estate Agent Today

5 years ago

No plans to reform house buying, Prisk tells MPs

There are no plans to reform the house buying process in England and Wales, housing minister Mark Prisk has said.Answering a question from Welsh Tory MP Alun Cairns, Prisk – a former chartered surveyor – di...

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Property Investor Today

5 years ago

Taxman issues new warning on late returns

From 1 May, HM Revenue and Customs will charge a £10 daily penalty for each day your online return is late, up to a maximum of 90 days.This is in addition to the initial £100 late-filing penalty for missing the 31 Janu...

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Property Investor Today

5 years ago

Buy to let hotspots identified

Rental yields of 7.82% and private rental accommodation making up almost a quarter of its housing stock make Southampton the best place in England and Wales for buy to let (BTL) investors according to research from HSBC.Of the 50 towns...

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Property Investor Today

5 years ago

House prices continue to soar in London

Despite the poor weather, the UK property market has surged ahead in the first few months of 2013, according to the Home.co.uk Asking Price Index.Asking prices are up 2.0% on January alone but with only 117,000 new sales properties ent...

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Property Investor Today

5 years ago

New minimum wage rates 'not enough'

Public sector union UNISON is calling on the Government to help the lowest paid by increasing the national minimum wage above the £6.31 threshold announced last week.The union reiterated its call that the Government sets the ...

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Property Investor Today

5 years ago

Older workers a 'vital and untapped resource'

Employers who ignore Britain's growing older population could suffer skills shortages and lose an important competitive edge, according to a new Government guide."Employing older workers", published by the Dep...

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Landlord Today

5 years ago

First projects announced in Build to Rent fund

Housing minister Mark Prisk has announced the first successful bidders who will benefit from the £1bn Build to Rent Fund, designed to provide 10,000 new homes in the private rented sector by 2015.There are 45 projects in total,

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Landlord Today

5 years ago

Home ownership slides for first time in a century

The proportion of owner-occupied homes in England and Wales has fallen to 64%, say new figures analysed from the latest Census conducted in 2011.In 2001, the proportion was 69% – the peak of home ownership. Since then, the nu...

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Landlord Today

5 years ago

Court not told of landlord's earlier offences

An HMO landlord escaped with a lighter sentence because the court was not told that he had been convicted of similar offences just three months earlier.Imran Hussain Ali, 34, of Oxford, was given credit for previous good character when...

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