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Residential Property Review – May 2021

Posted on 25 May, 2021

Queen’s Speech is ‘significant’ for housing market A key announcement in the Queen’s Speech on 11 May was a new Planning Bill, which aims to simplify and speed up the planning process using a digital, map-based service, allowing more active public engagement in the development process. The reforms should allow homes, schools and hospitals to […]

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Economic Review – April 2021

Posted on 25 May, 2021

Stronger recovery predicted The UK economy returned to growth in February and survey evidence suggests a strong recovery is imminent, as lockdown restrictions ease and the vaccine rollout continues at pace. Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the economy grew by 0.4% in February, as businesses prepared for the lifting of […]

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Residential Property Review – April 2021

Posted on 11 May, 2021

Government launches 95% mortgage guarantee scheme The government-backed 95% mortgage guarantee scheme, originally announced in the Budget, was launched on 19 April, aiming to help first-time buyers or homeowners obtain a mortgage with a 5% deposit to buy a property of up to £600,000. The scheme offers lenders the guarantee they need to provide 95% […]

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