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Industry Issues

From property portals and estate agents to online marketing and legal matters, all the latest issues that industry professionals need to know.

What does a hung parliament mean for property?

On Friday 9th June 2017, the UK woke to the surprise of a hung Parliament, as Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election backfired. With the Conservative Party forming a minority government, what does the result mean for UK property?

What would a letting agent fee ban mean for buy-to-let?

The number of UK landlords using letting agents has increased in the last six months, despite plans for letting agent fees to be banned, which would place further strain on buy-to-let investors.

Chinese investment Down Under hits $47bn

Chinese investors spend more than $47 billion on Australian real estate last year.

Landlords contribute £15bn to UK economy

This month sees the introduction of new tax rules for buy-to-let investors in the UK, but despite their dramatic consequences for the housing market, new research reveals that the majority of Brits are unaware of them.
CN Tower, Toronto, Canada

Toronto foreign buyer tax questioned by realtors

Toronto's recent decision to introduce a tax for foreign buyers has been questioned by realtors.

UK courts Middle East investment as housing fundamentals stay strong

The UK is courting investment from the Middle East this week, as the country's housing fundamentals stay strong in the face of Brexit uncertainty.

UK plans register of foreign property owners

The UK government has announced its plans for a new register to monitor property owned by companies based overseas.

UK government launches consultation on letting agent fee ban

The UK government has launched a consultation on its proposed letting agent fee ban.

Canada steps up scrutiny on foreign property investment

Canada is stepping up its scrunity of foreign investment in the country's real estate.

UK open for business at buoyant MIPIM

The UK was firmly open for business to property investors from around the world at a buoyant MIPIM last week.
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