The most important UK property news aggregated from leading twitter commentators

Sign the leash! Big rise in rental homes that let you keep a pet

http://www.standard.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

The figure indicates a rise in dog ownership - but also a rise in the number of wealthier people turning to the private rental sector as house prices rise further out of reach. Lucy Morton, head of lettings at agent W A Ellis, who conducted the survey, said: "We are surprised by the amount of pet licence addendums we have made to our tenancy agreements recently."

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Emma Ward Hunt @ewardhunt 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Love the headline in @mirabarhillel's article on @waellis (client) property and pets rental story: "Sign the leash" - http://t.co/3cwTTiYNZb

Crisis? What crisis? Capital's best homes in demand

http://www.thetimes.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

The demand for luxury houses in London has reached another record high so far this year and has surpassed levels recorded before the crisis as the prime housing boom continues. Research commissioned by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) indicates that the demand in the luxury housing market is "storming ahead", with 1,387 houses sold last year at £2 million-plus compared with 1,297 in 2011.

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Property Matters @PropMatters_ 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Prime London market continues to heat up. http://t.co/0fSzJTGq2W

A blockbuster of a house! Crumbling 1920s cinema transformed into beautiful family home by couple with no experience of building projects

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Gwyn and Kate ap Harri paid £90,000 for The Old Picture House in Thorne, South Yorkshire Couple went £100,000 over their £350,000 budget turning the derelict building into stunning family home Their near three year build is to feature in Channel 4's new series of Grand Designs in September By Tom Gardner PUBLISHED: 12:02 EST, 26 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:11 EST, 26 August 2013 It was a renovation project which would have tested even the most established of property developers to the limit.

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Chartwell Estates @ChartwellEstate 7 months, 3 weeks ago

A crumbling 1920s cinema transformed into beautiful family #home! #property http://t.co/KXsVHgV9eq http://t.co/zYKzMvpUl4

Estate agency insolvencies 'up 57%'

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

The number of estate agents in the UK entering insolvency jumped 57% in the last year, a new report has indicated. Some 77 went under in the 12 months to June, compared with 49 a year earlier. The report from accountants Wilkins Kennedy suggested the prolonged slump in the UK property market is to blame, despite a recent upturn.

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secret agent @theagentsdiary 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Meanwhile 'estate agency insolvencies 57% up' http://t.co/rWLN8QRTDG a housing boom you say...

Recovery too late for scores of estate agents

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

A total of 77 estate agents went bust in the period, up from 49 the previous year, said accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy. While the level of property sales is now starting to pick up nationwide, years of intense competition between agents against the backdrop of a long stagnation means the recovery has proved too late for some.

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Chris Wood @PDQProperty 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Recovery too late for scores of estate agents - Telegraph http://t.co/dYl1D2FjXj

Green belt house plans 'double'

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

The number of houses planned for green belt land has nearly doubled over the past year, according to research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England. It said some 150,000 homes are being proposed for the areas - open spaces protected from development - compared with 81,000 homes planned in 2012.

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RobertsEdwardWorrall @REWProperty 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Green belt house plans 'double' http://t.co/XE1EwGqymL

Green-belt housing doubles in a year

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

More than 46,000 dwellings and 607 acres of warehouses proposed across Yorkshire, with Leeds, York and Calderdale to lose the most of their surrounding countryside; * Up to 30,000 homes to be built as part of a development around Birmingham's airport; * Nearly 10,000 homes at sites across the South West, including plots close to Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Gloucester; * Plans for 1,250 homes in Epping Forest and 1,400 on the edge of Oxted, Surrey.

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Louis d'Espagnac @Propertyexpert1 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Green-belt housing doubles in a year http://t.co/bZnOgj9E7k #property

Five ways to profit from a housing boom - without buying

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Here we look at some of the ways to invest in property without actually buying one. 'Tracker funds' Many investors like the simplicity of funds that track stock market indices such as the familiar FTSE 100. They know that, when they see on the news that share prices have risen, their investment will have done the same.

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Julian O'Dell @agencytrainer 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Five ways to profit from a housing boom - without buying via @Telegraph http://t.co/MulTCd5Dox

Allagents threatens to expose fake reviewers as cheating agents

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Friday 23rd August 2013 Review site Allagents is threatening to put the word 'Cheat' on the page of any agent found to be writing reviews about themselves or any other agent. Allagents' Martin McKenzie told EAT: "We cannot be absolutely, 100% certain that all reviews are from bona fide customers and we don't hide this.

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Michael Stephen Day @integraps 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Right but dangerous implications if wrong!: @allagenstuk threaten to expose "cheating" agents who post false reviews: http://t.co/AxAGkJPw7s

Labour's property firm paid no tax for eight years

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 7 months, 4 weeks ago

After property expenses, LPPL recorded a gross profit of £49,000. But "administrative expenses" of £305,000, including legal and professional bills, left it with a loss before tax of £256,000. No tax was paid. Reporting the loss, the accounts said: "The directors consider the state of affairs to be satisfactory".

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Chris Wood @PDQProperty 8 months ago

“@mattholehouse: Whoops! "A property company run by the Labour Party has paid no tax on £millions in rental income" http://t.co/k34Cl4HXhd

Ten top tips to help you to sell your house

http://www.thetimes.co.uk

Published 7 months, 4 weeks ago

As September looms, we bring you professional advice to help you to shift that property without lowering the price Summertime is almost over and a new school year awaits. It's time for some post-holiday discipline: watching your waistline, keeping an eye on those purse strings and, if you have a house still on the market, renewing your efforts to sell it.

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Anne Ashworth @AnneAshworth 7 months, 4 weeks ago

People viewing homes now think smell of coffee does not suggest fab lifestyle but a mask for bad odours! http://t.co/2HJaoGpCWf

Landlord ordered to repay nearly £20,000 housing benefit

http://www.landlordreferencing.co.uk

Published 7 months, 4 weeks ago

31/10/2011 lrs_keeper This forum requires Javascript to be enabled for posting content Related Topics A landlord who rented five houses in Salford without a license has been ordered to repay nearly £20,000 in housing benefit. Dean Weinberg, who lives in London, was fined £19,958.84 by the residential property tribunal which granted the rent repayment order at a hearing which he did not attend.

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Paul @Paul_Rout 8 months ago

'..The cynic in me says selective licensing is just a money spinner for local government..' : http://t.co/NwawGkbwua #landlord #bizitalk

Mortgage approvals up 30pc as housing market revives

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 7 months, 4 weeks ago

BBA statistics director David Dooks said: "Mortgage activity has strengthened during 2013 with the help of Government schemes but high repayments and redemptions mean, however, that we are not seeing increases in net mortgage borrowing for the high street banks." Schemes such as Funding for Lending and Help to Buy have prompted stronger competition, making mortgage deals easier to access.

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Telegraph Finance @TeleFinance 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Mortgage approvals up 30pc as housing market revives http://t.co/WWuSe0CulB

How rising property prices could bring £2bn of annual revenue to Treasury

http://blogs.ft.com

Published 7 months, 4 weeks ago
One of the most cunning tricks up the sleeves of the Exchequer is so-called "fiscal drag": the way that the government can raise more income simply through inflation. That is because unless tax thresholds rise in line with prices, people slip into higher bands: for example the upper rate of income tax.

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Propertini @propertini 7 months, 4 weeks ago

How rising property prices could bring £2bn of annual revenue to Treasury @SavillsUK @PickardJE http://t.co/RUMsxjT2Kr

Zoopla scores a first with launch of Property Movies

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Friday 23rd August 2013 Zoopla has scored a first by allowing property videos to be played on its site. The launch of Property Movies is in partnership with VistaBee, a real estate video company. ZPG's Property Movies, which can be ordered via Zoopla Pro, are embedded and integrated within the property listing details.

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Michael Stephen Day @integraps 7 months, 4 weeks ago

@zoopla offer embedded property videos on their portal site: http://t.co/8zk0viriaj

Rabbit hutch homes have a human cost

http://www.theguardian.com

Published 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Communities minister Don Foster has rejected calls for minimum space standards in new-build homes. No surprises from this regulation-averse government, but does anyone care about the human cost of rabbit hutch homes? Mortgage lending is at a five-year high, but the house-building renaissance is still stalled.

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Graham Norwood @PropertyJourn 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Interesting piece on Britain's absurdly small new homes http://t.co/Jn8zlgxa4s

Secret wind farm report into house price blight

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Mr Davey has strongly denied that anyone in his department is trying to suppress the investigation. It has emerged that a significant focus of the report will be the financial impact of wind farms upon the value of neighbouring properties.

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Chris Wood @PDQProperty 8 months ago

It's an ill wind... "Secret wind farm report into house price blight" - Telegraph http://t.co/nIDukKlWUy