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Share Price:
Down 487.50p
Change Today:
-14.50p
Market Cap:
4,964.27m
Sector:
Household Goods & Home Construction

Think tank warns house prices could fall 14% in 2021

By Abigail Townsend

Date: Monday 14 Sep 2020

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - House prices could fall by as much as 14% next year, according to analysis by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, hurt by the long-term economic impact of Covid-19.
The CEBR acknowledged that house prices were currently rising at a record rate. But it attributed that to pent up demand - after the lockdown temporarily halted the UK housing market - and emergency measures intended to mitigate the worst of the pandemic's immediate impact.

These include the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, mortgage payment holidays and raising the threshold on stamp duty, from 125,000 to 500,00. That was launched in July and will run until 31 March 2021.

But the think tank said that by the time the stamp duty reduction scheme came to an end, the economy would be struggling with higher unemployment. The furlough scheme ends next month and a wave of redundancies have been predicted.

The CEBR said: "What most of these factors have in common is that they are transitory in nature. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme...as well as the ban on mortgage possessions, is scheduled to end on 31 October, while stamp duty will revert to its original level in April 2021.

"Moreover, pent-up demand from the period of lockdown will eventually work its way out of the system in the coming weeks."

It concluded: "Our analysis suggests that prices will start to fall significantly towards the end of the year, and the first half of 2021 - though there might be a short spike as the stamp duty reduction comes to an end - with average house prices forecast to be 13.8% lower in 2021 than in 2020."

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BDEV Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Price 487.50p
Change Today -14.50p
52 Week High 878.40p
52 Week Low 364.70p
Volume 6,491,586
Shares Issued 1,018.31m
Market Cap 4,964.27m

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What The Brokers Say

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Neutral 3
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BDEV Dividends

  Latest Previous
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Ex-Div 10-Oct-19 10-Oct-19
Paid 05-Nov-19 05-Nov-19
Amount 19.50p 17.30p

Trades for 28-Oct-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
16:38 4,278 @ 487.50p
16:35 1,198,225 @ 487.50p
16:29 392 @ 486.60p
16:29 600 @ 486.70p
16:29 750 @ 486.70p

BDEV Key Personnel

COO Steven J Boyes
Chair John Allan
CFO Jessica White