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The Investment Property Market

The Investment Property Market

We find ourselves writing in September a residential property forecast for the East Midlands. Talk about unknown unknowns and how difficult it is to make predictions or indeed plans, for the residential market, the investment market or indeed any market! Who knows what will happen or where we will be in 6 months time. We […]

Hull: The Benefits Roll On!

Hull: The Benefits Roll On!

It was around this time last year, (November 8th to be exact) we last published a blog about Hull being on the way up. City of Culture 2017, Hull, was described by Arts Council England as a “rip roaring success” with more than 5 million people visiting Hull in 2017, watching 2800 cultural events. The […]

Osprey Sales and Lettings: Newsletter 2018

Osprey Sales and Lettings: Newsletter 2018

As we indulge in our annual ritual of forecasting the next 12 months, we are reminded that predictions are only of use if we (the forecaster) have a good track record of forecasting! So, as usual, we’re going to kick things off by reviewing how our predictions performed last year, before giving our forecasts for […]

Some thoughts on the 2017 Autumn Budget:

Some thoughts on the 2017 Autumn Budget:

The Chancellor delivered his Autumn 2017 Budget against a backdrop of no overall Government majority, party disunity and a recent marked slowdown in economic growth. So not much room for drama! Most commentators seem to think it was a cautious Budget. Below, we summarise the key highlights from a property perspective; Stamp Duty: With immediate […]

Labour Party and rent control proposal

Trade groups have reacted angrily to Labour’s proposal to introduce rent controls if the party enters government. The announcement, made by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at the party’s conference yesterday afternoon, was quickly criticised by the Association of Residential Letting Agents. “The Labour Party clearly hasn’t learnt the lessons of history. The last time rent […]