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Property Market Indicators
Property Market Indicators – Research Centre: Economic Data
Property Market Information here is provided to LandlordZONE® by Kate Faulkner, a leading UK Property Market Analyst and Commentator. Kate is a regular contributor on BBC TV & Radio, ITV/ITN News. She carries out over 50 speaking engagements every year, highlighting property market issues to the industry and consumers. She is author of six property books including four for Which? She writes a column in the Nottingham Evening Post and is the Telegraph’s Property Club Q&A person.
This tool provides quick and easy access to information on average property prices, crime rates, council tax, school ratings and more key statistics across all the boroughs of London.
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Local Reference Rents – The Valuation Office Agency is an executive agency of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The VAO is responsible for calculating and publishing Local Reference Rents (LRR) used in the calculation of Local Housing Allowance for the payment of Housing Benefits. You will find these LRR rent levels here for towns across the UK.
Market Trend Data – The Land Registry (LR) Market Trend Data helps you track, analyse and predict trends in the property market. It includes the LR House Price Index and LR Public Data. The LR has published all of its historic price paid data covering over 18m sales in England and Wales going back almost 18 years. This data includes: registration records of sales at full market value lodged since January 1995, full property address, price paid, date of the sale, property type, new build or older, freehold or leasehold.
Monthly Rental Averages – Rent Smart from Gumtree helps you compare rent in three different locations by selecting your filters and the regions you’d like to compare via the map or drop down menu.
Savills Property Forecasts – The Savills Residential Research team’s knowledge of the fundamentals of all aspects of the housing market is unrivalled.
Deloitte – Retail Reports – Our retail practice provides a wealth of expertise drawn from teams of specialised professionals providing multi-disciplinary, industry-specific solutions including; cost reduction, multichannel, supply chain, customer data and site location services.
Bank of England – Historical Bank Rate – Statistical Interactive Database – official Bank Rate history.
Bank of England – Inflation Report – The Bank’s quarterly Inflation Report was first published in 1993. The Report sets out the detailed economic analysis and inflation projections on which the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee bases its interest rate decisions, and presents an assessment of the prospects for UK inflation.
Knight Frank and Markit’s – House Price Sentiment Index – The Knight Frank/Markit House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) provides the earliest view of how the UK housing market is faring. The monthly survey gauges the sentiment of households across the country, and is a lead indicator of future house price movement.
Date Calculator – Two date calculators, one for the comparison of the difference between two dates, the other for the purpose of adding or subtracting days, weeks, months, and years from a date.
Buy-to-Let Reviews – ARLA’s Buy to Let Reviews show the latest details of the Buy to Let market. You can view the most recent surveys and also look back at all the Buy to Let statistics from previous years.
Letcheck – is a simpler version of the financial appraisals tool used by social housing providers, designed to suit the needs of a buy-to-let landlord. It can be downloaded free and used to appraise your own investments, and to explore the examples used in this paper in more depth.
Pensions Calculator Tool – This free tool will calculate how much income you can afford to drawdown from your pension fund, and continue drawing until you die.
Cash Flow Forecast Tool – The value of doing a Cash Flow Forecast is so you can identify in advance if you are running short of cash – one of these would save many a business from going bust if only the owners would take the trouble to prepare one. A cash flow forecast shows cash coming in and cash going out of your investment business during each month and for a whole year in advance.
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