Wednesday January 22, 2020

Election carries risk for property sector – Lisney

Estate agency warns a more interventionist government could undermine investor confidence and slow down construction

Killian Woods

Business reporter

7th January, 2020
Lisney predicted that the property market would not reach the record levels of investment of 2019 this year.

The property sector could be damaged by the election of a more interventionist government this year, a leading estate agency has warned.

A report from Lisney, published today, said that the outcome of the forthcoming general election could undermine investor confidence this year if the new government was in favour of market interventions.

In recent years, the property sector has faced a number of new measures, including rules around the density of residential sites and...

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