Monthly Archives: January 2015

Housebuilding in Eastern region in decline

The number of new home registrations in the Eastern region fell in 2014 according to new figures released by the National Housebuilding Council, the only region to show negative growth year on year compared with 2013. Nationally, there were 145,174 … Continue reading

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House price inflation continues to slow

Two reports published this week both indicate that UK house price inflation is continuing to slow. According to the Land Registry House Price Index house prices in December grew by 0.6 pe cent. The average house price in England and … Continue reading

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Local housebuilder predicts “steady” growth in 2015 housing market

“Steady away appears to be the theme for 2015” predicts Karl Hick, Chief Executive Officer of Bourne, Lincolnshire-based housebuilder Larkfleet Homes. With record low mortgage rates, the recent review of the Stamp Duty tax, rising wages and early signs that … Continue reading

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Inspector allows appeal against affordable home requirement

A planning inspector has allowed an appeal against a council’s requirement for affordable homes on a housing development after concluding that it would make the scheme unviable. The appeal was made by Nottingham-based developer Langridge Homes against East Lindsey District … Continue reading

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A sharp decline in homeownership among the young revealed

There has been a collapse in the numbers of people under the age of 30 owning their own homes according to a new analysis of the housing market carried out by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The percentage of … Continue reading

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House price growth set to slow this year according to analysts

The average house price in the UK in December was £185,700 according property market analysts Hometrack. Average UK house prices ended the year 8.3 per cent up in 2014 according to the Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index. The rate … Continue reading

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Out of date feudal rights could be affecting property values

The Law Commission should carry out a review to assess whether the law relating to manorial rights should be changed, says the Justice Committee in its Manorial Rights report, published today, amid fears that anachronistic feudal rights could have an … Continue reading

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