Levenshulme Property News

  • Missing property information?

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Mar 1, 2022, 12:15 PM
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    From the end of May 2022 all property listings for both sales and rental property must include a property’s price, council tax band or rate and for sales, tenure information.

    The new rules, announced by the NTSELAT, are the result of their research which found ...

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  • Stamp Duty and tax relief boosted sales

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Feb 11, 2022, 12:30 PM
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    44% of home buyers in England were eligible for a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday (or claimed relief) in 2021, totalling 566,700 sales.

    Those qualifying in the 5 years preceeding 2020 averaged just 6%. This highlights the impact this incentive has had on stimulating ...

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  • Landlords to expand portfolios over next two years

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Jan 22, 2022, 14:00 PM
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    Nearly half a million landlords expect to expand their portfolio over the next two years.

    Just over 17.5% of landlords who responded to the 2021 Landlord Trends Survey stated they expected to expand. Extrapolated to the 2.65 million landlords in the UK on record with ...

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  • House Price Forecast Over the Next 5 Years

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Jan 3, 2022, 10:30 AM
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    Against the backdrop of strong economic growth, particularly in 2021 and 2022, forecasts for property price growth over the coming years are positive.

    The forecasts, produced by the Office for Budget Responsibility in the wake of the Chancellor's Autumn Budget in October, indicate that while ...

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  • Dataloft Days of Christmas: Gift spend

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Dec 20, 2021, 10:30 AM
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    15% of UK Christmas spending in 2021 is predicted to be on gifts, with spend per head expected to be £234, the equivalent of one week’s rent.

    Total UK spend per head on Christmas is set to reach £1,275, just over £200 more than the ...

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  • Dataloft Days of Christmas: Ding Dong

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Dec 10, 2021, 13:00 PM
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    Over 85% of all property sales recorded to date by the Land Registry in 2021 have been houses, the highest proportion since 1996. Undoubtedly a result of the ‘search for space’ which has epitomized the property market this year. Source: Dataloft, Land Registry, sales by ...

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  • UK high streets are recovering

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Nov 27, 2021, 10:30 AM
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    The past 18 months have been tough for UK high streets due to Covid-19 restrictions in early 2020 which triggered a hollowing-out of city centres.

    Footfall and spend analysis from the Centre or Cities/Locomizer suggests that UK cities have begun to recover (despite increased online ...

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  • We've Won in the allAgents Awards 2021

    David1 - Head (2) (2) David Boyd Nov 17, 2021, 11:45 AM
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    Congratulations to our fantastic team in our Levenshulme Office who have won these awards from allAgents!

    Give the team a call on 0161 257 2441 to discuss your property now! 
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  • Stamp Duty receipts at highest level since 2017

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Nov 15, 2021, 13:00 PM
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    Over £6.6 billion has been collected in residential tax receipts (SDLT and LTT) across England and Wales in the first 9 months of 2021, the highest total since 2017.

    This is despite the fact 600,000 sales (56%), did not pay any tax due to the ...

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  • Third busiest month on record

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Oct 25, 2021, 14:15 PM
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    September 2021 was the third busiest month for property sales across the UK since records began in 2005 (HMRC).

    It is estimated close to 161,000 sales took place, compared to 199,000 in June 2021 and nearly 177,000 in March 2016 prior to the 3% SDLT ...

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  • Rapid rents

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Oct 8, 2021, 14:30 PM
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    Rental properties are finding a tenant quicker than ever before, with it on average taking 21 days to find a new renter.

    The RICS residential survey reports accelerating tenant demand, as a net balance of +66% of survey participants reported a pick-up in August, increasing ...

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  • Buyer demand swells

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Sep 20, 2021, 13:00 PM
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    The property market continues to ride the wave as we head into autumn. Buyer demand per property is more than double pre-pandemic levels (Rightmove).

    Rightmove report a 14% increase in new listings at the start of September*, but the number of available properties for sale ...

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  • Outstanding schools

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Aug 31, 2021, 11:30 AM
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    Term starts this week for many of the nearly 8.8 million school children across England and Wales. School catchments play an important role for many when choosing a home.

    Across England and Wales nearly 4.3 million homes (17%) have an OFSTED rated Outstanding as their ...

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  • Rents rise in all UK regions

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Aug 13, 2021, 10:00 AM
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    All regions in the UK saw an annual increase in monthly rent in July. The South West experienced the biggest increase (12.9%), followed by Wales (11.8%) and the East Midlands (10.8%).

    According to the RICS residential survey, tenant demand rose for a fifth straight quarter, ...

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  • Shortfall in homes for sale

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Jul 24, 2021, 15:00 PM
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    According to Rightmove there was a 225,000 shortfall in homes available for sale in the first half of 2021.

    In the first half of this year 140,000 more sales were agreed than the 2014 to 2019 average, and yet homes available for sale were down ...
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  • Wimbledon – prizes to properties

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Jul 7, 2021, 13:00 PM
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    The 134th Wimbledon Championships is underway, a suite of new champions set to be crowned in a glorious weekend of sporting action.

    While the average price of a property across England and Wales has risen by 10% since 2019, at £35 million the total prize ...

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  • Football vs homes

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Jun 19, 2021, 11:30 AM
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    Euro 2020 is underway, the home nations experiencing mixed fortunes in their first matches. The most valuable team in the competition is England, the 26 man squad the equivalent in price terms to over 4188 homes.

    Each player in the England squad is worth an ...

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  • Renters stay, on average, 18 months in their rental homes

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Jun 4, 2021, 12:00 PM
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    Renters stay, on average, 18 months in their rental homes, 6 months longer than the average length of lease that they sign up for (12 months).

    Older renters are likely to stay in their rental homes for longer and there is a steady upward trend ...

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  • A fine balance

    TomS - Head Tom Simper May 20, 2021, 11:30 AM
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    Almost half (45%) of UK homeowners undervalue their home, according to new research by Zoopla. On average homes are undervalued by just over £46,000.

    In comparison, 1 in 4 homeowners believe their property is worth more, one in 10 of these predicting it was worth ...

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  • New 95% mortgage scheme launched

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Apr 27, 2021, 11:00 AM
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    First-time buyers and current homeowners in England will be helped to secure a mortgage with just a 5% deposit under the new government-backed mortgage scheme launched this week.

    First announced in the Budget, the scheme will be available for the purchase of new and re-sale ...

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