Category Archives: Property News

Recent research by BVA/BDRC for the National Residential Landlords Associates, almost a third of private landlords with a buy to let mortgage face the prospect of significantly higher costs due to increasing interest rates. This is leading to continued increased rents as demand continues from tenants moving or relocating around Manchester. Demand outstrips supply, fuelling […]

This month, our Investments Manager, Neil Ryder, is sharing his top three investment properties for February. As a leading authority on Manchester investment properties, Neil is sharing his insights from the recent Let’s Talk Property networking event held at the Edwardian Hotel in central Manchester. These properties have been carefully selected based on their potential […]

What if the rent you paid could be saved towards your deposit instead? New homes developer Fairview has launched a scheme that does exactly that.   Key takeaways A new Save to Buy scheme has launched, enabling first-time buyers to move into the home they plan to buy before they have completed on the purchase […]

Deloitte’s research found the amount of leisure and retail space delivered in 2022 increased by 12% compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, the residential sector saw its first decline in seven years with 2,724 homes delivered to the market. Deloitte published its yearly Manchester Crane Survey, which monitors developments across Manchester and Salford and their […]

10 house price and mortgage predictions for 2023 House prices will fall, but higher mortgage rates are here to stay. From record property prices to soaring mortgage rates, 2022 was a tumultuous year for the housing market. But with some degree of normality having returned after a chaotic few months, could we be set for […]

Sellers are beginning to offer bigger discounts to buyers to get their sales agreed, but we’re not seeing the need for a big double digit reset in UK house prices.  Key takeaways Buyer demand falls to pre-Christmas levels earlier than normal The average seller is accepting offers at 3% below the asking price lately to […]

Stamp duty is the money you pay to the taxman when you buy property or land in the UK worth over a certain value. As part of their September mini-budget, Lizz Truss’ short-lived government made cuts to stamp duty to make purchasing property more affordable.  However, as part of the next government’s autumn budget, chancellor Jeremy Hunt […]

It’s undeniable that everyone feels spring, rather than autumn, is the busiest ‘house selling season’: but while the weather is almost always better around April, don’t discount the end of the year as a time to sell. That’s even the case today, after the end of the stamp duty holiday. Momentum in the market remains huge: […]

The stamp duty rate change will be a boost for all property buyers in England and Northern Ireland, but the regional housing markets will benefit the most. While Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget has been the cause of a great deal of controversy – to say the least – the revised stamp duty thresholds and rates will have […]