As transaction numbers increase month-on-month, we're able to see just how strong the market is, having shown tremendous resilience so far during the pandemic.
In this month's edition, we will be touching on how much buyers have saved with the Stamp Duty Holiday savings, why virtual viewings surged in January, some good news for first-time buyers, and do tenants and landlords really get on?
If you'd like any more information on the topics discussed please get in touch here.
It's been estimated that 600,000 homebuyers agreeing a sale from May 2020 onwards will not pay any stamp duty at all and are set to be saving £5 billion in total.
Following news of the stamp duty extension, what can buyers and investors expect over the next few months?
Whereas initially a prospective buyer might select a number of properties to visit in-person, those decisions are now being made more and more commonly online.
Read the full update on how virtual viewings have changed the way we buy and sell property in the UK.
Over the last 12 months, first-time buyers have found it more difficult to move forwards with their purchase plans.
Now that lenders have begun to re-introduce their 10% deposits, the current situation is looking up for new homeowners.
According to a recent survey, around 75% of tenants reported having a good relationship with their landlord and letting agent.
What are the main issues and conflicts between the two parties?
As the stamp duty holiday reaches its deadline, a huge number of sales are being agreed.
Whilst we've undergone a period of uncertainty, recent analysis would suggest that there is still hope for investors in student accommodation, as the demand for higher education and suitable housing is as high as ever.
Welcome to this month's newsletter, where we will be sharing with you the latest property news from around the UK.
We wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year! This month we will touch on how you can understand the true value of your home, which room will get you the most value, the updated 'how to rent' guide for tenants and landlords, and finally, how you can beat the common January blues.
If you'd like any more information on the topics discussed please get in touch.
Thinking about putting your property on the market in 2021?
For an agent's perspective of what that involves, read our article on putting your house up for sale.
Whilst it might be the furthest thing from your mind right now, making home improvements is the perfect way to spend all of that extra time indoors.
So that you know where to concentrate your energy, we've outlined the rooms considered 'best value'.
As a landlord, there are a number of legal requirements to be complied with prior to letting out a property.
One of these is to provide a copy of the Government issued 'How to Rent' checklist to all tenants when entering into and renewing an assured shorthold tenancy, which is the most common type of contractual letting agreement.
With another lockdown keeping us indoors, it is understandably a difficult time for many of us.
To help you overcome this, we want to focus on realistic and achievable ways you can have a more successful start to the year.