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Bristol is one of the hottest property markets in Europe

House prices in Bristol are rising faster than in London and the market is one of the fastest growing in Europe, according to property consultancy and estate agency Knight Frank.Average property prices in Bristol, in southwest England, rose by 15.8% in the third quarter of the year compared to the ...

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Grant Property Recognised as Youth Employment Leaders

Scottish Government Employability and Training Minister, Jamie Hepburn MSP, joined senior figures from Grant Property in Edinburgh yesterday (Wednesday 14 December) to celebrate the company’s Investors in Young People (IIYP) Gold accreditation.Grant Property has become the 350th UK employer to be awarded IIYP status, in recognition of their effective approach ...

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Grant Property Achieve Investors in Young People Gold Accreditation

Grant Property has achieved the prestigious Investors in Young People Gold accreditation, the only people management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people. This represents a true commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates Grant Property as an employer of choice for ...

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Why are tenants not signing inventories?

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks has raised its concern at the apparent lack of tenants signing inventories, drawing attention to an alarming statistic recently published by money.co.uk which suggests that 79% of student tenants do not sign an inventory when they move in.What's more, some 40% of the 1,000 ...

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Property rentals to outstrip sales for first time since 1930s

The property rental market is booming at the expense of the sales market, making it look as if house-buying will be outstripped for the first time in eight decades next year, as home-buyers face a continued struggle to find properties they can afford.Activity in the sales market has cooled ...

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UK faces shortfall of 1.8m rental homes, warns housing body

The UK is facing a shortfall of 1.8m rental properties unless the government acts fast to slow a sharp drop in the number of available homes, according to a leading housing industry body.The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) called on the government to drop reverse stamp duty changes on ...

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UK faces critical shortage of homes to rent, says RICS

The UK is facing a "critical rental shortage" which requires a building programme to focus on providing for tenants, a surveyors' body has said. At least 1.8 million more households will be looking to rent rather than buy a home by 2025, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) claims.It has ...

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ESPC House Price Report August 2016

Read the latest analysis from ESPC on what's been happening in the east central Scotland housing market.  Key findingsThe average selling price in Edinburgh increased by 7.7% between June and August of this year, compared with the same time period in 2015 Due to a shortage of housing stock, the number of ...

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UK interest rates cut to 0.25%

UK interest rates have been cut from 0.5% to 0.25% - a record low and the first cut since 2009. The Bank of England has also signalled that rates could go lower if the economy worsens. The Bank announced additional measures to stimulate the UK economy, including a £100bn scheme to force ...

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Increased demand in UK property from overseas post-Brexit

Chinese investors are increasingly looking to buy British property, taking advantage of the low sterling after Brexit.Juwai, China’s biggest international property portal, said the number of Chinese buyer inquiries into UK property  in the month after Britain voted to leave the European Union was 40pc higher than average.Bernie Morris, head ...