How does a general election affect the housing market?

House transactions tend to ease off in the build up to a general election, as buyers and sellers wait to see the outcome before making a decision. Spring also tends to be a busy period for the UK housing market, with sales climbing from February through to June. The table below shows the number of…
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House buyer activity at highest levels since 2007

The latest report from Rightmove revealed that the number of property sales agreed this spring has risen to its highest level since before the financial crisis. The average purchase price has also risen by 1.1% nationally and by 2.2% in the East Midlands.     East Midlands house price changes   Avg price Apr 17…
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Government agree to mandatory client money protection

The Government has finally announced measures to make Client Money Protection (CMP) mandatory for all letting agents across England. What is Client Money Protection? Client Money Protection (CMP) schemes protect the money of landlords and tenants in the event of a letting or property agent going into administration and against theft or misappropriation by the agent…
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Are your home contents fully insured?

According to research carried out by Admiral House Insurance, when questioned, the average home owner under values their home contents worth by £20,000. The average value of home contents is £43,629. 67% of respondents update their home contents insurance annually but 13% never update their insurance and 28% said they didn’t think it was necessary…
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