A stagnant property market in 2019?

Ross Counsell, director at regulated property buyer, Good Move, gives his predictions for the UK property market in 2019. House prices We predict that house price growth will stagnate in 2019 due to market uncertainty and the ceiling of affordability being reached in much of the south. The outcome of Brexit could have the most significant impact on prices, with a disorderly ‘no-deal’ scenario likely leading to a fall in prices. However we expect a rise, albeit at a subdued rate, of around…

Proptech is nothing without great people

Humans have always sought their own corner in the world to call home. Fast forward to 2018 and our criteria for the perfect place to live may have changed, but the struggles remain. Instead of running from predators and scoping out the nearest watering hole, millions of renters contend with rising costs, shoebox living and an uncertain future. Despite the impact technology has had across many sectors, it has been noticeably absent in the rental industry, leaving time-consuming processes that could easily be…

House price growth slows to six year low

The latest figures released from Nationwide have revealed that across the UK, annual house price growth has slowed to its weakest pace since February 2013. According to this morning’s report, prices fell 0.7% in the month of December, after taking account of seasonal factors with outer Metropolitan and London regions both recording small house price declines during 2018. The average price of a home in the Uk now stands at £212,281. Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist, commented on the figures: “UK house price…

Didikin on Law as a Linguistic Phenomenon

Anton Didikin, Higher School of Economics; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of State and Law, has published Law As a Linguistic Phenomenon: Analytical Approach at 13 Proceedings of the Institute of State and Law of the RAS 40 (2018). Here is the abstract. Law as a regulator of the conduct of social subjects cannot be directly equated with other methods of controlling the behavior in society. The grounds of legally significant actions allow determination of the context of the application of legal rules. The meaning of…