2019 roundup: big news this year from the UK property market

It’s been an interesting year politically to say the least, and the UK housing market has seen its fair share of change and debate over the past 12 months.

Looking back at the sector over the course of 2019, there’s a lot to be positive about despite some of the doom and gloom headlines. The Brexit debate has kept everyone talking, but house price indices and sentiment trackers have shown that it hasn’t had a significant impact on the housing market.

Speculation on stamp duty and interest rate rises may have made some sellers hesitant to list, but many property investors have found that it’s been a buyer’s market – and this trend looks set to continue. Meanwhile, new regulations for the industry, such as minimum EPC ratings on rental properties and stricter HMO rules, are a welcome change for the sector to make it fairer for landlords who do their jobs properly.

Here are our top 10 most-read stories from over the past 12 months.

  1. How Brexit might actually cause house prices to rise – August 2019
  2. Boris pledges to reduce stamp duty to boost prime London house prices – July 2019
  3. Where are the top locations to invest in UK property for 2020? – October 2019
  4. Will a stamp duty shake up stir the UK housing market? – August 2019
  5. New capital gains tax rules for 2020 for landlords and property investors – October 2019
  6. Brexit aside – is now a good time to invest in property in the UK? – August 2019
  7. New report predicts property prices in Bristol will outperform London in 2019 – June 2019
  8. Eight reasons you can evict tenants without Section 21 – April 2019
  9. House price growth in these UK cities is bucking the trend – November 2019
  10. London house price hotspots: Hackney sees house prices increase 568% over 20 years – June 2019

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