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Weekly Property Roundup

20th September 2018

Welcome to our new weekly roundup of the latest industry news.

Check out the biggest headlines of the week below:

RICS backs stamp duty cut to ‘reignite’ house market

In order to rebalance and reignite the UK housing market, respondents to the RICS Residential Market Survey suggested overhauling current housing tax and scrapping stamp duty on certain properties, could potentially help thousands more young people own their own home. Read more…

Are you ready for the new HMO legislation?

New HMO legislation due to come into effect on 1st October could apply to around 177,000 properties according to the Residential Landlords Association. Read more…

New HTB range launches at NatWest

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has announced that from today a range of Help to Buy Shared Equity remortgage products will become available. Read more…

Phase two of Community Housing fund now open

Phase two of the £163m Community Housing Fund launched on 17 September for community-led groups to drive forward their ambitions for delivering new affordable housing schemes across England up to 31 March 2020. Read more…

You can no longer buy a property in London for less than £100k

The latest research from Housesimple has revealed that despite a highly publicised slump in London property prices over the past few months, £100k properties in the capital are now a thing of the past – in fact, there are only four at around £125,000. Read more…

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