Has Covid changed what we want from a home?

As life inches back towards normality, there are some signs that the Covid-related scramble for property purchases is beginning to ease off. The stamp duty holiday is coming towards its end and figures suggest the start of a welcome slowdown in house price growth. 

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House prices on the rise

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic (or perhaps because of it), house prices in the UK rose considerably in 2020. In fact, the rise of 8.5% on the previous year was the highest since 2014, and by December 2020, the average house price in the UK stood at £252,000.

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SNP's Airbnb Regulation Plans Struggle to Gain Support

The Scottish National Party's (SNP) plans to regulate Airbnb properties in Scotland have been withdrawn from Scottish Parliament due to a lack of coherent support. While concerns over short-let properties rented out on Airbnb and similar websites remain, the Scottish government's plans failed to give Scottish councils the powers they need to strike a balance between short and long-term lets in the country. New plans are expected to be submitted later in 2021.

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Cron Job Starts