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Demand for Homes in Rural Areas Rises due to the Pandemic

London firm Urbanist Architecture has seen a 65% increase in enquiries for homes in the countryside since Q4 2019, research from architecture and planning firm Urbanist Architecture has found. With the UK population confined to their homes for the majority of 2020, lockdown has caused an increasing number of city dwellers to rethink their current …

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Lockdown 2: English housing market to stay open in lockdown

England is entering a new four-week national lockdown, and there are several things you should know about. Firstly, the government has said you can still move home during this period, which is set to last until 2nd December, as long as you follow the guidelines. This article explains how this second lockdown will impact the housing …

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Boris Johnson announces 5% mortgage deposits for first-time owners to create ‘generation buy’

Boris Johnson has promised to create 2 million more owner-occupiers by introducing 5 per cent mortgage deposits for first-time buyers to transform “generation rent” into “generation buy”. The pledge was one of a series of ambitious promises in the prime minister’s speech to the annual Conservative conference, also including a massive increase in wind power, …

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Planners grant outline permission for £25m flats scheme in Hove

A £25 million scheme to build four storeys of flats and offices in Hove has been granted outline planning permission. The proposal, by Martin Homes, in Portland Road, involves demolishing three buildings – six semi-detached houses – in Portland Road, Hove, between the corner of Olive Road and the Portland Road Trading Estate. Planners grant …

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