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  • Benefit claimants face poverty at hands of erratic sanctions system

    Benefit claimants are subjected to an unacceptable “postcode lottery” that can determine whether or not they are driven into poverty by sanctions, MPs have said. A report by the public accounts committee found that some Work Programme providers and jobcentres withhold payments to twice as many people as others in the same area. Sanctions are a punishment applied to benefit claimants adjudged to ha...

  • Brexit: Lords to begin debating bill to trigger Article 50

    Peers are to begin debating the bill paving the way for the start of Brexit. MPs have already backed the proposed law authorising Theresa May to inform the EU of the UK’s intention to leave. But the government does not have a majority in the House of Lords where a record 190 peers are due to speak, with the sitting extended to midnight. Opposition and crossbench peers are seeking guarantees about ...

  • A hard Brexit would risk deepening the UK housing crisis

    It’s rare nowadays to read the news and feel anything other than abject horror. But occasionally something good appears, even in housing. This week, Sovereign housing association announced it has secured £150m from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to build 4,500 homes. Which is good because we need new homes. The EIB is able to offer low-cost loans to fund infrastructure projects because borrowi...

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  • UK rents expected to rise faster than house prices in next five years

    Rics survey heaps further misery on Britain’s growing army of renters, who will likely have fewer properties to choose from UK rents are expected to rise faster than house prices over the next five years, bringing further misery to Britain’s growing army of renters, according to a survey. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has predicted that rents will increase by just over 25% in the co...

  • UK house prices fell 0.9% in January, Halifax says

    UK House prices declined by 0.9% from a month earlier in January, a survey released by Halifax has shown.The change means the average price of a house in Britain is now £220,260 ($272,562). House prices in the three months to January period were 5.7% higher than in the same period a year ago, down from the 6.5% growth recorded in December.Halifax said demand for housing is likely to remain strong ...

  • Research suggest renters in UK worse off in terms of financial planning

    Millions of people in the UK who rent their homes from private landlords are putting themselves and their families at risk of eviction and financial hardship, it is claimed. Many do not have a financial back-up plan and 30% of private renters admit they would not be financially secure if the main household income was lost, according to research from Scottish Widows.  Just 16% have life cover in pl...

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  • Rental Supply Triples For 2nd Straight Month

    New rental listings increased by 6.8% in the UK in November, the second month in a row of positive growth, with almost 60% of towns and cities seeing a rise, the latest data shows. Four cities recorded triple digit increases in new rental supply, including Bristol which was up 162.7% compared to October but London recorded a fall of 1.2% in new buy to let properties on the market. The data from pr...

  • UK Risks Credit Rating Downgrade Due to Brexit Vote

    The UK’s credit rating could be downgraded again if the government fails to retain access to the single market as part of its Brexit negotiations. Britain’s current credit rating is still standing at AAA but is now only hanging by a thread. Top credit rating agencies are warning the public that their outlook is not good. Even top credit rating agencies such as Fitch and Moody have already cut the ...

  • UK house price growth has hit 14-month low, says Nationwide

    Building society says there are early signs housing market will soften in 2017 as inflation squeezes households UK house prices grew at their weakest annual rate in more than a year in January, in an early sign of the property market slowdown predicted for 2017.  Annual growth edged down from 4.5% in December to 4.3%, according to the mortgage lender Nationwide. It was the weakest since November 2...

  • UK faces shortfall of 1.8m rental homes, warns housing body

    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is urging government to reverse stamp duty changes on second homes and incentivise build-to-rent scheme The UK is facing a shortfall of 1.8m rental properties unless the government acts fast to slow a sharp drop in the number of available homes, according to a leading housing industry body. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) called on t...

  • The UK rental property demand falls to two-year low

    UK rental property demand falls to two-year low  Rise in supply sees rent flattening or falling in many parts of the country including London, survey finds Asking rents in London fell by 4.4% in 2016, according to property website Rightmove. Demand for privately-rented flats and houses has fallen to a two-year low, while the supply of properties to rent has risen in fresh evidence of a slowdown in...

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  • Letting Management London Call Us on 020 3371 9800

    Welcome to Albert Grace Estate Agents – covering Harrow, Brent, Ealing & Hillingdon - London We specialise in Residential Sales, Lettings and Management. We take away the stress of getting things done, and getting it done right, freeing up landlords to do more or just relax. ​Why use us? - 96% on time rental collection over the last three year - Expert in working with homeowner, landlord and Bu...

Albert Grace Property & Finance

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  • The village building homes for young families

    Residents of a picturesque village in Suffolk are going against the adage of “not in my back yard” by unanimously voting for a new housing development to be built in the desirable area. There is just one important proviso – at least a third of the houses must be affordable homes for young families. For Lavenham’s many visitors the village looks like a film set, with its hundreds of half-timbered, ...

  • Could bad buildings damage your mental health?

    Research has shown city dwellers are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression – but could individual buildings have a negative impact on wellbeing? Screaming sirens, overcrowding, traffic; life in the city isn’t always relaxing. These stressors aren’t simply inconvenient or irritating, though; research has suggested that urban living has a significant impact on mental health. One meta-ana...

  • Two and three-bed buy-to-lets ‘will become unviable’

    Two and three-bed buy-to-let properties will become more difficult to buy under lenders’ plans to apply far tougher checks on landlords, new analysis suggests. Landlords with traditional 25pc deposits will be unable to buy property in 91pc of areas if all lenders go ahead with plans to increase the amount of rent which is required to cover their mortgage payments. The analysis also suggests that m...

  • More tenants in UK believe they can own their own home, survey finds

    British tenants are feeling more optimistic about their finances and regard buying their own home as a more realistic prospect due to being able to save for a deposit, according to new research. In 2013 some 67% of tenants surveyed said they rent because they can’t buy, and didn’t expect that to change. This year that figure has fallen to 44% per cent, as four in 10 tenants, equal to 1.7 million, ...

Albert Grace Property & Finance

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Generated 5 months ago

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  • Energy efficient homes will ‘boost economy’

    [adToAppearHere] More government investment in home energy efficiency programmes could help tackle climate change and create up to 9,000 jobs, economists have said. Researchers said increased spending could boost economic activity across Scotland and reduce fuel poverty. They have called for a national infrastructure programme to improve the efficiency of Scotland’s homes. The Scottish government ...

  • Average UK house prices up 8.3% year on year, official index data shows

    [adToAppearHere] Average house prices in the UK increased by 8.3% in the year to July 2016, down from 9.7% in June 2016, continuing the strong growth seen since the end of 2013, according to the latest index data. The average UK house price was £217,000 in July 2016, some £17,000 higher than in July 2015 and £1,000 higher than June, the index from the Office of National Statistics shows. The main ...

  • 3 Signs of Positive Momentum in the UK Property Market

    Despite the last few months of uncertainty caused by the EU referendum results. There are some clear signs of positivity in the UK property market. [adToAppearHere] 1 . Early reports show minimal impact (and growth) from the EU referendum  The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors reported during August, 12% more respondents nationally reported an increase in prices, up from +5% in July. Sugges...

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