Welcome to the January market report, where we cover the following topics.
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NEW EPC REGULATION CHANGES FOR PORTSMOUTH LANDLORDS
The vast majority of Portsmouth landlords are, by now, acquainted with the legislation that came into force on the 1st of April 2018, that means all new and renewed private tenancy agreements must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E or above, otherwise it would be illegal to rent the property out (EPC ratings go A to G – A being the best and G the worst).
HISTORIC RISE OF PORTSMOUTH HOUSE PRICES
In 1980, the average Portsmouth household income was just under £6,000 per annum and the average Portsmouth house price was £18,115; whilst today, the average Portsmouth household income is £33,066 per annum, yet the average household value is £241,900, meaning…
Is the Portsmouth property market bouncing back?
The Halifax announced in early January that there was a bounce in the national property market as they stated national property values soared 1.7% in December 2019 – the biggest rise since the 1.9% month on month rise in February 2007 (a few months before the Global Financial Crisis aka the Credit Crunch).