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Andrea Fawell, sales and marketing director at property developers Kebbell, has given Property Wire a rundown of the market factors that are likely to affect house buyers and house-builders in 2022.

Kebbell’s Predictions for 202231ST DECEMBER 2021 PROPERTY NEWS, UKBY EDITOR https://www.whathouse.com/interviews/andrea-fawell-kebbell-2022-predictions/    What are the biggest factors impacting the property market at the moment? The long term impacts of problems with the global supply chain and the availability of materials and labour means it is increasingly difficult to build to a normal time scale and I can’t see that changing for a...

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National growth is forecast to drop from 10% to 3-5% as higher borrowing costs dampen demand

  Published by The Gaurdian - Julia Kollewe and Hilary Osborne Tue 28 Dec 2021 00.01 GMT2021 was a boom year for house prices  https://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/dec/28/uk-house-price-growth-2022-forecast Britain’s housing market is to slow dramatically in 2022 as borrowing costs rise and household budgets come under mounting strain, property experts have predicted. After a year of booming prices driven by stamp duty holidays across...

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2021 set to be a year of deadlines for the property market, but outlook remains positive

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AUTHOR -PROPERTY REPORTER | 8TH JANUARY 2021https://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/property/2021-set-to-be-a-year-of-deadlines-for-the-property-market-but-outlook-remains-positive.html Despite the dust only just beginning to settle from a highly active end to 2020 for the housing industry, there is a lot to take in for 2021 already. The UK’s departure from the EU, vaccine rollouts and a new lockdown, just to name a few. And while the ongoing pandemic...

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Pressure piles on government to extend stamp duty holiday and avoid a 'Spring collapse'

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 WRITTEN BY PROPERTY REPORTER | 4TH JANUARY 2021 On the back of a rollercoaster year for the UK property industry and one of the busiest Christmas periods in a decade, further calls are being made to the government to extend the stamp duty holiday and avoid a devastating economic downturn. According to David Alexander, joint chief executive officer of apropos by DJ Alexander, there are growing signs that the market will soon run out of steam...

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Pandemic chaos means Brexit troubles will hurt less

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  17TH DECEMBER 2020 PROPERTY NEWS, UKBY RYAN BEMBRIDGE   Brexit won’t destabilise the housing market as much was feared before the pandemic, said Kush Rawal, director of residential investment at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing. While it will have some impact, he felt the impact of covid-19 will dwarf the impact of leaving the EU. Kush Rawal, director of Residential Investment at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housin...

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Proposed Legislation for Minimum Room Size

Article published by Letting Agent Today on 2nd January 2018  The government has announced new minimum space requirements for private lettings in a bid to reduce problems of overcrowding.                                                                        &...

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COUNCIL CRACKS DOWN ON SHORT LETS

(ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY ARLA/PROPERTY MARK)MONDAY 05 FEBRUARY 2018  A London council is planning to crack down on AirBnB type lets after receiving a string of complaints where homeowners have rented out their properties for more than the maximum 90 days.Kensington and Chelsea council are considering piloting a licensing scheme after receiving 91 complaints in the last two years, which would require homeowners to apply for a permit – at an...

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