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Antony Antoniou – Luxury Property Expert

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Articles about anything relating to property, from the state of the market, to mortgages and investments & developments.

Labour will impose the greatest assault on property rights in living memory

Labour will impose the greatest assault on property rights in living memory

Labour will impose the greatest assault on property rights in living memory
Landlords are already treated as punchbags – it’s about to get worse
The Greatest Threat in Living Memory

Labour has come a long way since Jeremy Corbyn called for seizing empty luxury homes to house the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and suggested extending the “Right to Buy” scheme to tenants of private landlords – a policy that would have essentially forced property owners to sell at a discounted rate. However, the party’s attitude towards property rights still poses a clear and present danger to homeowners, the housing market, and the broader UK economy.

UK house prices fall unexpectedly for second month in a row

UK house prices fall unexpectedly for second month in a row

UK house prices fall unexpectedly for second month in a row
Tumbling House Prices Raise Affordability Concerns
A Downward Spiral

UK house prices have unexpectedly declined for the second consecutive month in April, according to the building society Nationwide. This slowdown has been attributed to ‘affordability pressures’ stemming from high mortgage rates, casting a shadow over the traditional spring homebuying season.

Local authorities attempting to fix the damage they have created

Local authorities attempting to fix the damage they have created

Local authorities attempting to fix the damage they have created

Local Councils’ Misguided Policies Exacerbate Housing Crisis
Rent Payment Fiasco

For years, local authorities have been waging a war against landlords, implementing policies that have not only made life difficult for property owners but have also failed to help tenants in any meaningful way. One such misguided move was the decision to pay housing benefits directly to claimants instead of transferring the rent portion to landlords.

CMA investigating major developers for price fixing

CMA investigating major developers for price fixing
Price Fixing Investigation Hits Major UK Housing Developers
Valuer Concerns Vindicated

For over a year, property experts have been urging first-time buyers with small deposits to hold off on purchasing new-build homes. The rationale behind this advice was a long-held suspicion that valuers were reluctant to challenge the pricing set by major housing developers, fearing potential legal repercussions from these corporate giants.