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22/09/16 - A Call to Reform Property Tax in the UK

The Yorkshire Building Society is urging the Government to reform the property tax so that it is paid by sellers rather than buyers as this would help more people get on to the housing ladder. Stating that such a reform would help first time buyers and those wishing to move up the property ladder while downsizers would pay more having benefitted most from historical house price inflation.

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15/09/16 - New Housing Minister Moves Focus to the Private Rented Sector

“The government is considering the inclusion of rental properties in its target to build 200,000 starter homes by the end of the decade as part of a shift in focus from home ownership to the private rented sector (PRS), the housing minister has revealed.”

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08/09/16 - Post-Brexit: House Prices Now Stabilised

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has reported property sales have now stabilised after the Brexit announcement. It is also predicted that house prices will increase by 3.3% a year on average for the next five years.

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01/09/16 - Mortgage approvals at 18 month low, says Bank of England

BBC Business News website reports 'The number of mortgages being approved by banks and building societies is at its lowest for a year and a half, according to Bank of England figures.

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25/08/16 - Property sales remain steady

BBC Business News reports "Property buyers went through with sales in July irrespective of any uncertainty in the UK housing market following the Brexit vote, figures suggest.

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18/08/16 - Warning of Another Buy-to-Let Clampdown

“Another buy-to-let clampdown could be coming, this time relating to smaller, non-bank lenders.”

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11/08/16 - House Price Inflation Could Accelerate Within a Year

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) survey showed house price rises slowed significantly in the three months to the end of July. However, a separate survey indicated renewed confidence in commercial property.

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03/08/16 - Post Brexit: A Positive Local Property Market Update

Since Brexit was announced, the UK has dipped into a state of uncertainty and confusion, not fully understanding the true extent the long-term effect will have on businesses, communities and the UK’s future as a whole.

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28/07/16 - First-time buyers not impacted by Brexit vote

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) latest monthly report suggests the demand for housing increased while "supply of available properties and the number of sales going through were stable."

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21/07/16 - Overseas buyers up 50% since Brexit vote

The decision to quit the EU sent panic and shock-waves around the world with analysts claiming that foreign buyers would be put off buying in Britain. However, it seems the opposite has happened, with property experts claiming that enquiries are up by 50% in less than a month since the EU referendum.

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Sep
26
2016

Tejas Parikh

Competitively priced with exceptional service.

Sep
23
2016

Nicola Jennings

Everybody at Ashtons has been great, very professional, open and clear. Graham has been brilliant at seeing through our purchase and keeping us on track...

Sep
21
2016

Isaac Evans

The entire process has been handled perfectly. Even with a tricky chain, Ashtons have done everything possible to keep us happy and well informed. I...

Sep
18
2016

Anonymous

Very happy with Ashtons - helpful, thorough and professional.

Sep
16
2016

Margaret Murphy

Sally Fearon was by far the most approachable and professional of all the Letting Agents I contacted prior to signing up with Ashtons. Nicky whom...

Sep
15
2016

Wendy Mather

Richard was very professional when negotiating the purchase price for both the houses we were buying and selling. Joanne dealt extremely well with some tricky...

Sep
12
2016

Anonymous

The process of both selling and buying has been prolonged and very stressful. An agent could easily have given up, but Ashtons have provided an...

Sep
06
2016

Guy & Jen Warburton

Excellent office - open and comfortable. Very good greetings from all; reception and front of house team. Thirsty work selling a house, so thanks for...

Sep
03
2016

Rowena Vithlani

Ashtons were by far the best estate agent I dealt with. Hannah was excellent as was Joanne throughout the whole process.

Sep
02
2016

L Herwood

Chris Gardner was our main point of contact and I cannot fault him. Kept in touch through the whole process - very friendly and professional.

Aug
29
2016

Sara Murray

Sally Fearon was wonderful to deal with.

Aug
26
2016

Andy Perkins

All staff were very helpful


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