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We pride ourselves on relevant and insightful analysis that spans all sectors of the UK housing market. By taking economic, political, social and cultural drivers into account we aim to put the housing market into a real-life context at both a macro and micro level.

Hamptons International is part of Countrywide, the largest property services group in the UK. This enables us to draw on a rich and diverse pool of property data which includes sales and lettings, mortgage and surveying. We are deemed to have some of the UK’s best and most reliable property data, which provides us with a fully rounded view of the housing market.

Market Insight Summer 2020

Economists are divided over the shape of the coming recession. Will it be V-shaped, that is, a sharp decline followed by a rapid rebound? Or U-shaped, with recovery taking longer to arrive? Or even W-shaped, with a second slump following the first?

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The Chancellor's Summer Statement

In his Summer Statement the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, outlined a range of measures designed to retain jobs, create employment and kickstart the economy.

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Hamptons Lettings Index May 2020

Capital growth, is we know, important to landlords. While rents provide a regular monthly income stream, a large proportion of an investors’ overall return comes from house price growth.

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What next for house prices?

There is much talk of a ‘new normal’ but much less agreement as to what the changes to the economy caused by the pandemic mean for the housing market.

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Londoners heading out of town

Londoners, it seems, are on the move and they're heading out of town. In April 15%, or three out of 20 applicants, who registered in one of our branches outside London were from the capital.

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First-time buyers on the up

First-time buyers led the increase in demand to buy a home last month. In April, first-time buyers made up 44% of those searching for a property to buy, up from 24% in the same month last year.

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Hamptons Lettings Index April 2020

Lockdown has meant that we've all been moving less. Our latest lettings index shows that the average time to let a property in Great Britain rose to a record high in April.

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Hamptons Lettings Index March 2020

Seven out of ten (70%) tenancies that were due to end in March were renewed, the highest level recorded in any March since 2008 when 77% of tenants renewed.

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Lettings Index February 2020

Cities in the South are now posting some of the country's strongest rental growth, widening the gap between them and the North.

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London Moves Report 2020

The link between London’s housing marketing and the rest of the country should not be underestimated. This research report explores the dynamics behind the moves between town and country.

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Lettings Index January 2020

The number of private landlords in Great Britain falls to 7 year low.

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International Buyers H2 2019

International buyers fall in Greater London in H2 2019, but Prime Central London bucks the trend.

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Space gain January 2020

Last year 73,000 people headed out of London bound for the country. For many it wasn't just the promise of a better work/life balance but the prospect of gaining more space.

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Lettings index December 2019

Last year tenants across Great Britain spent a record £62.4 billion on rent, £3.1 billion more than in 2018.

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London leavers bought 73,000 homes in 2019

Last year London leavers heading out of the capital bought 73,000 homes. While a significant number, this is 4% lower than the 2016 peak when 75,690 homes were purchased by Londoners.

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Monthly Lettings Index November 2019

Rental growth in Great Britain accelerated throughout 2019, moving back towards its long-term average.

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Selling off-market

The practice of selling London properties off-market is on the rise. So far this year 11% of sales in the capital were off-market.

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Proportion of homes bought with cash falls

As house prices have risen over time, the proportion of homes bought with cash has fallen to a record low.

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