Tax Changes
Ongoing restrictions to tax relief on the interest from buy-to-let is causing the nation's landlords to have to adapt, however the appetite for further investment is still strong.

According to its latest Property Investor Survey, Mortgages for Business reports that landlord are adapting to the changes, but those looking to expand their portfolios had grown to 48%, compared to 45% in November and 41% last May. The adapting takes the form of a move to choosing to fix their mortgages for five years.

House Prices
May has been a month of build up, with June's general election approaching as well as uncertainty over Brexit negotiations causing homeowners to hold off making big decisions regarding money. The result of this was the first rise in house prices in five months across the UK.

According to a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, as reported in The Guardian, buyers and sellers have chosen to put off buying and selling ahead of the general election.

We are delighted to announce that Fraser St James have won The British Property Awards for Hyde. We have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced later in the year at the British Property Awards' lavish ceremony in central London. The Awards provide agents throughout the UK with an invaluable opportunity to compare the service that they provide against the service provided by local, regional and national competition. Agents who go that extra mile and provide outstanding levels of customer service are rewarded with our accolade, which acts as a beacon to highlight these attributes to their local marketplace.

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