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Belmont road Antrim development proposal

May 6th, 2015

A proposed property development of 400 houses between the Belmont Road and the Six Mile Water in Antrim faces opposition. The former government land was bought in 2013 by the Antrim Construction company and outline planning permission has been submitted for the scheme. The developer has been building homes in the Antrim area for almost 50 years. […]


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NI house prices rise for 9th month

March 14th, 2014

The most recent survey by RICS and Ulster Bank shows that house prices in Northern Ireland  have risen for the ninth consecutive month. The most recent survey, covering the three month period to the end of February 2013, reported a net balance of 65% of respondents with price rises in the three month period. This […]


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Negative Equity highest in Northern Ireland

March 11th, 2014

The rate of negative equity in Northern Ireland is 41%, the highest in th Uk. Around 68,000 home owners in Northern Ireland owe more on mortgages than their home is worth. The rapid rise in property prices between 2005 andd 2007, and subsequent collapse has left owners struggling more than any other part of the […]


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Landlord Registration starts February 2014

March 11th, 2014

The Landlord Registration scheme comes into force in Northern Ireland on 25th February 2014. Every private landlord in Northern Ireland must register from that date for any new tenancies but will have 12 months to register for any tenancies which exist prior to that date. A new tenancy will include: 1. Letting the entire property […]


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Rental of £12K per week for Fermanagh rental during G8

April 30th, 2013

The Belfast Telegraph reported in March that some landlords in Fermanagh had their properties on the rental market for £1700 per day.   A number of the properties were advertised at the time on Gumtree for the conference which is due to take place on 17 and 18th June. Some properties advertised their gardens as […]


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Soaring Numbers of £1 Million pound Homes

April 30th, 2013

London continues to lead the way in the sale of top end properties with more than 25% of sales over £1 million being in the two London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.   There were 7397 sales above £1 million across Britain in 2012, which was the highest number since 2007. The number […]


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Northern Ireland Property Prices Fall 8%

April 30th, 2013

House prices in Northern Ireland have continued to decline and have fallen more than any other region during the last 12 months.   According to ONS (office for national statistics) prices in Northern Ireland fell by 7.7% to £125,000. This compares to an average national rise across the whole of the UK of 1.9% in […]


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Protection of Deposits on Private Sector Tenancies

February 26th, 2013

All private sector tenancies in Northern Ireland which commence after 1st April 2013 are required to protect the deposit within 14 days of receipt. The tenants must be provided information on the scheme being used within 28 days of receipt. There are two types of scheme which have been approved to operate in Northern Ireland. […]


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