The In-Deed property blog has all the latest news, insight and information into the UK housing market. Our regular blogs take a look at all aspects of buying and selling a property so you’re fully informed when it comes to making a move.

1 Nov

Government backs new towns to deliver England’s homes

More new towns are to be created across England, delivering new homes and jobs. The Government is backing the creation of 10 new communities with seed funding of £10 million. Local councils who have produced plans for new homes, boosting local growth and delivering new jobs will compete for a share of the funding. Ambition […]

30 Oct

Reservation agreement trial aims to secure property deals

The move to stop property sales falling through in England and Wales is gaining momentum with a trial of home reservation agreements planned. These agreements would be legally binding, potentially putting an end to the third of all property sales that collapse every year. Several areas across England will be chosen to pilot the scheme […]

28 Oct

Stamp duty reform can revitalise housing market says think-tank

Raising the stamp duty threshold to £500,000 would remove 90 percent of property transactions from paying the duty. That’s the proposal in a new report called Stamping Down from the think-tank the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS). Raise threshold to increase sales The report’s author is Alex Morton, a former adviser to David Cameron and […]

24 Oct

L&G’s £750m investment in affordable homes

Financial services giant Legal & General is to spend another £750 million on new affordable housing projects across the UK. The company will fund almost 3,500 homes involving 41 separate schemes through its Affordable Homes wing. In the last year, Legal & General Affordable Homes has expanded from five to 55 employees dedicated to delivering […]

16 Oct

Price premium on property near green spaces

Access to green space adds value to property. Official data form the Office for National Statistics (ONS) says a home near a park or playing fields can add an average £2,500 to the price of a home. Having a view of a public garden or park or even a home that looks over water will […]

9 Oct

Home move costs reach record high

Buyers and sellers are facing their highest-ever costs home move costs. New research suggests the average costs for a home move have reached a record high of £10,414, up by 2 percent year on year. Those in London will pay more than double the costs of the rest of the UK, with average moving costs […]