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29 April 2019

RENTAL INDEX: As Stamp Duty Costs Rise – Investors Head Northwards

As the average stamp duty bill for an investor buying in London is now £11,760 more compared to pre-stamp duty changes (Q1 2016), it is only £3,910 higher for an investor purchasing outside London. So how much has this new taxation law driven the changes we’re seeing in London-based landlords investing in properties outside the capital? LATEST [...]

20 April 2019

Research: Affordability To Buy Improves Across Some Regions

As first time buyers are eager to get on the housing market yet are finding it more and more difficult to do so, our latest research reveals that affordability is improving in eight out of 10 regions within the UK. Single first-time buyer The average time it takes for a single first-time buyer to save for a 15% deposit in England and Wales fell to 10 [...]

13 April 2019

Exciting prospects announced for hotel or apartments on York’s Coney Street

A well overdue scheme for a regenerating buildings in Coney Street, one of York’s major retail streets is now in the pipeline, thanks to developers, Helmsley Group. Together with a consortium of its investors, Helmsley Group has paid an ‘undisclosed sum’ for Boots’ flagship York store – a 40,000 square foot building which [...]

5 April 2019

Plans Submitted To Upgrade York Railway Station To Meet Rise in Visitors to City

In response to the expected three-fold increase in passenger numbers to York Railway station between now and 2050, plans have been submitted to make major changes to the front of York Railway Station, which will include the traffic layout, anti-terror measures and accessibility. Following public consultation last summer, designers have submitted plans [...]