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Build-to-rent development launches in Wembley

Build-to-rent development launches in Wembley

HUB has completed Chesterfield House in Wembley, North London, a 239-home build-to-rent development designed by architects Maccreanor Lavington. The landmark scheme, which comprises two buildings of 21 and 26-storeys, has been handed over to Realstar, which will...

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Government to extend mortgage payment holidays

Government to extend mortgage payment holidays

Mortgage payment holidays are likely to be extended past June, according to a report in the Financial Times. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is said to be in discussions with the banking sector about an extension. Salman Haqqi, personal finance expert at money.co.uk, said “The...

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HMRC: Property transactions fall by 53.4%

HMRC: Property transactions fall by 53.4%

Residential property transactions dropped in April due to the lockdown measures, UK Property Transaction Statistics from HM Revenue & Customs show. Seasonally adjusted transactions in April fell by 53.4% year-on-year and 46.1% from the month before. There were...

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Lenders resume physical valuations in England

Lenders resume physical valuations in England

Mortgage lenders are resuming physical valuations in England following a loosening of lockdown restrictions. Paragon and Bank of Ireland UK have restarted physical valuations, while Virgin Money and Clydesdale Bank will follow suit next week. Aldermore Bank restarted...

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Demand for pet friendly properties on the rise

Demand for pet friendly properties on the rise

There’s been a 50% increase in enquiries for pet friendly properties as a result of the pandemic, proptech rental service Home Made has found. As a result, it may be profitable for landlords to make their properties available to those with pets, despite the wear and...

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Leeds BS and Countrywide work to complete valuations

Leeds BS and Countrywide work to complete valuations

Leeds Building Society and Countrywide are looking to complete outstanding valuations on mortgage applications as physical property inspections in England resume. The society was able to progress valuations in almost three-quarters of mortgage applications, despite...

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