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London and the South East appeals most to over-50s investors

New analysis from buy-to-let broker Commercial Trust has highlighted the appeal of London and the South East for investors aged 50...

18 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Berlin’s property market grows faster than any other

A new report from Knight Frank has revealed that Berlin is the city with the fastest urban house price growth in...

18 April 2018

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London and South East prices slide again, report says

While home prices may have nudged up this month across England and Wales, market conditions in London and the South East...

18 April 2018

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It’s the final countdown … to the Property Investor Show

The UK’s largest exhibition catering to the needs of property investors, landlords and home buyers returns for its spring edition this...

18 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Number of buy-to-let investors hits record high

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK reached a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year, up...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Allsop’s March auction attracts investors eager for London lots

Allsop recorded a strong result at its March residential sale raising £60 million and achieving a success rate of 73%. Held at...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

MGM launch affordable apartments in Chamonix Valley

An exclusive new development in the family-friendly resort of Les Houches is being launched by French property developer MGM French Properties. Chalet...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

New global student property platform launched by Knight Frank

International property consultancy and estate agency Knight Frank has revealed that it has strengthened its Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) business...

13 April 2018

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Expert warns investors to plan their investments with care

A property expert from Finchley-based Richard Anthony Chartered Accountants has warned potential investors to plan their investment with care. This comes...

11 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Prime central London bounces back from stamp duty impact

Prime central London has seen a 2% increase in trading volumes in the year to February 2018 compared to the previous...

11 April 2018

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Bed and breakfast chateau brought to the market in France

An unusual 19th century chateau is being offered to the market by French estate agents Leggett Immobilier at a massively reduced...

11 April 2018

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Clive Emson brings variety to spring sale

Clive Emson’s spring auction – the third of eight sales – will begin on April 30 and catalogue 150 lots. This follows...

11 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Five expert predictions – what is the outlook for investors?

Fresh from his keynote speech at the Landlord Investment Show last month, property expert Kam Dovedi shares his five property predictions with...

11 April 2018

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Barking revealed as the top London location for rental yields

Barking has been revealed as the best place to invest in by London estate agents Portico. The agency, which can trace its...

05 April 2018

From: Breaking News

UK landlords power through despite BTL challenges

Buy-to-let (BTL) investors remain largely optimistic about the market in spite of Brexit uncertainty and increasing tax burdens for landlords, according...

05 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Mallorca agency offers holiday villas on Sir Richard Branson's private estate

Three exclusive holiday villas on Sir Richard Branson's own private estate, Son Bunyola, will be offered by Engel & Völkers after...

05 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Acuitus auction raises £31m as investors target quality

Acuitus saw another successful auction with nearly a third of the lots sold achieving yields of 6% or lower as investors...

05 April 2018

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Strettons March sale raises £8.25 million

Strettons raised a healthy £8.25 million at its spring sale and exceeded its total in last year’s March auction despite market...

05 April 2018

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London price growth hits seven year low, Index claims

Two fifths of postcodes across London are registering year-on-year price falls, according to the latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index. The...

28 March 2018

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The first ‘home of the future’ comes to the UK

The first full development of family properties featuring Apple Home, Siri and Apple Homekit accessories has been built in the UK,...

28 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Property auction market welcomes artificial intelligence

Online property execution platform clicktopurchase.com has announced the release of “gAbI”, the world’s first artificial intelligence operating property auctions. The introduction of...

28 March 2018

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Turkish property market embraces cryptocurrencies

Turkish property agency Spot Blue International Property has revealed that the country is emerging as an unlikely champion of cryptocurrencies, with...

28 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Clive Emson’s landmark auction achieves £22m

Clive Emson Auctioneers sold land property worth £22 million at its landmark 200th auction. The firm achieved a 74% success rate after...

28 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank analyses prime price movements in decade since crash

Fresh research examining the movement of prime residential prices in the world’s top cities since the start of the financial crisis,...

23 March 2018

From: Breaking News

York crowned as the best place to live in Britain

The Sunday Times has named York as the best place to live in Great Britain overall, with Bermondsey crowned the top...

23 March 2018

From: Breaking News

London now has two commuter belts, agency research claims

New research by London estate agent James Pendelton has revealed that the capital now has two distinct commuter belts, with prices...

23 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Scottish student housing transactions topped £100m in 2017

Activity of transactions in Scotland’s Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) exceeded £100 million in 2017, according to recent figures for GVA’s Student...

23 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Allsop releases bumper March catalogue

Allsop’s next residential auction will see more than 275 lots auctioned, 50 more lots than its March 2017 sale. Allsop’s bumper March...

23 March 2018

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Investors targeted as over 500 London flats cost more than £1m

London currently contains 585 one-bed flats for sale for more than £1 million, according to research by online estate agents HouseSimple.com. The...

21 March 2018

From: Breaking News

AZ Real Estate acquires £10.6m Birmingham student accommodation block

The London and Moscow-based real estate consultancy AZ Real Estate has acquired City Edge, a 136-apartment student accommodation block in Birmingham...

21 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Asking prices hit record highs in the FTB and second-stepper markets

Strong demand from home movers at the beginning of the year has led to the average asking price of a newly-marketed...

21 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Peer-to-peer lender passes 20k investor milestone

Peer-to-peer secured lending platform Lendy has just signed up the 20,000th investor on its platform. Its investor base has expanded by more...

21 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Rents in East Midlands outstrip UK average

The East Midlands saw residential rents grow by 2.24%, according to the latest Landbay Rental Index. The region had the fastest rise...

16 March 2018

From: Breaking News

More than 50% of apartments snapped up in boutique French development

Over half of the apartments in a new boutique French development have been sold by French property developer MGM French Properties. Les...

16 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Strettons launches catalogue for March auction

Strettons has announced that the catalogue for its March auction is now available to view online. The property firm’s February auction was...

16 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Strong price growth in the North West while London prices slide

House prices in the North and West have surged amidst improving market conditions, according to the latest figures from Home.co.uk. This growth...

14 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlord of the Year Award launched

A home insurance provider has launched a Landlord of the Year Award to recognise those who go the extra mile to...

14 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Brickowner hits £1m milestone through crowdfunding platform

PropTech start-up Brickowner has reached a £1 million milestone through its platform via crowdfunding, just a year after launching. According to Brickowner,...

14 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits budget £320k to buy rather than rent

One in eight Brits looking to move in the next twelve months have an average budget of £322,000 in order to...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Free webinar on offer for holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands

A free webinar organised by Spain-Holiday.com promising to help holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands will take place on Thursday...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Invest in buy-to-let via crowdfunding, says property expert

The share of buy-to-let (BTL) lending decreased to 12.5% in June 2017 – the lowest percentage since Q3 2013 – which...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Spanish sales remained strong during 2017

The Spanish property market continues to thrive, according to estate agency Lucas Fox, with sales of new homes in Madrid and...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Record February for Auction House despite Storm Emma

UK property auctioneer Auction House sold 471 lots during February and raised a total of over £61 million – making it...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

House-hunters flood the market

The number of house-hunters looking for new homes rose by 37% in January in line with the supply of available properties...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Sunderland once again revealed as the worst place to sell a property

Sunderland is the slowest city in England for selling property, according to a new report by Ready Steady Sell. The study, carried...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs are on the rise

The cost of most mainstream buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages is starting to climb following political uncertainty and last November’s interest rate rises,...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

110th Ideal Home Show highlights Britain’s enduring fascination with home improvements

The Ideal Home Show, taking place at Olympia London from Saturday 17 March to Monday 2 April, heralds one of the...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Clive Emson celebrates its 200th auction milestone

This month marks the 200th auction of Clive Emson Auctioneers, the independent regional land and property auctioneer which first launched in...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

London rental supply reaches critical point, says ARLA

ARLA Propertymark has issued a stark warning regarding London’s rental supply, with the number of properties available to rent in the...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Speed up transparency of foreign property ownership, says Mayor

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called on the government to speed up plans for a new public register of the...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Cogress funds new mixed-use property scheme in Surbiton

Private equity firm Cogress has secured £4.1 million of equity to fund a new mixed-use property development in Surbiton, Kingston upon...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Andrews & Robertson raise over GBP 10m from first auction of 2018

UK auctioneers Andrews & Robertson raised over £10 million from their first auction of 2018. Held at The Montcalm Hotel in Marble...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Why buy-to-let investors should consider furnished holiday lettings

Investors in the buy-to-let (BTL) market have recently faced significant challenges, primarily increased taxes on capital gains, and the restriction of...

02 March 2018

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Large regional cities set for house price surge

Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester are among the top regional cities set for an increase in house prices over the next four...

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Mallorca’s property market continues to thrive

Demand for residential property on Mallorca remains at a high level, according to luxury estate agent Engel & Völkers. The number of...

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

New development opens in French ski resort

A new development has opened in the St Martin De Belleville Village Ski resort in France. Nestled in the centre of the...

28 February 2018

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High value lots dominate Allsop’s first auction of 2018

Allsop’s first residential auction of 2018 raised over £75 million, with the sale success of high value lots helping to boost...

28 February 2018

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New homes sales dominated by East London in 2017

Eastern postcodes dominated the sale of new homes in the capital last year, according to fresh research by Dexters and Stirling...

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Capital gains tax boosts HMRC revenues

The latest HMRC receipt shows £5.5 billion was taken in capital gains tax (CGT) in January, while the taxman is set...

23 February 2018

From: Breaking News

UK landlords gain $4m from PropTech startup

An online platform for mid to long-term rental accommodation, Spotahome, has handled over $4 million in residential rental transactions since its...

23 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Farm conversions fall by 20% in a year

Research by peer-to-peer platform Lendy has revealed that the number of conversions of farm buildings into new homes fell by 20%...

23 February 2018

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‘A bleak outlook for renters in 2018’ says trade body

The supply of rental properties fell by 8% from December to January, painting a bleak picture for renters this year, according...

23 February 2018

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World Islands development in Dubai goes on sale

An artificial island development in Dubai has been put on the market for a cool Dhs 80 million (around £15 million). Lebanon,...

23 February 2018

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BidX1 to launch first UK online auction

Online auction house BidX1 has launched its first UK online auction after its acquisition of auctioneer Andrews & Robertson as part...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Crosslane secures planning permission on Coventry student development

Crosslane Student Developments has secured planning consent for a 266-bed, purpose-built student accommodation development in Coventry. The scheme, which is set to...

21 February 2018

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Strawberry Star secures GBP 260m Luton development mix-use scheme

Strawberry Star has announced that it has exchanged contracts on a major residential-led mixed use development scheme in Luton, Bedfordshire. Located close...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Registration goes live for National Landlord Investment Show

Registration for the latest National Landlord Investment Show is now open. The event, being held at Olympia London on March 15...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Going once, going twice, sold! Loveitts kickstarts 2018 with successful auction

Loveitts’ first auction of the year attracted bumper crowds and a high success rate, helping the firm to kick off 2018...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Property professionals keen to expand portfolios in 2018 despite challenges

Research by bridging finance lender mtf has found that a third of UK property professionals are set to expand their portfolios...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Sales still nowhere near pre-crash levels, research finds

Property sales in the UK have still not recovered to anywhere close to their pre-2008 levels, a decade on from the...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Apartment rental brand opens 45-storey tower

Rental start-up UNCLE has announced the launch of its 45-storey rental building in Elephant and Castle, the latest in its expanding...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL lending margins squeezed as lenders competed in 2017

Lenders absorbed more costs to keep their rates competitive in the last quarter of 2017, according to the latest results of...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

London prices drop as Midlands market continues to gain momentum

The London property market continues to struggle as the number of properties on the market increases while prices deflate, according to...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Auctions power ahead while estate agent sales dwindle

The auction market continues to prosper while estate agent sales are still struggling, according to research conducted by Auction House. The auctioneer...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Uri Geller and Equinox Living offer buyers the chance to win brand new apartment

A new competition offering the chance to win a one-bedroom apartment in Bracknell has been launched by Uri Geller and Equinox...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup: February 2018

February has already seen strong auction activity across the board, with many lots snapped up and sold at whopping prices well...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Where are the opportunities for UK property investors post-Brexit?

Following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union on June 24 2016, investment in the London property market has...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

New-build luxury London homes could outlast existing properties on the market

New-build developments in the capital’s most popular areas could remain on the market for longer and be sold with higher discounts...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Ideal Home Show reveals its line-up of property stars

The Ideal Home Show 2018, held at Olympia London from 17 March to 2 April, has announced its line-up of property...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

London bounces back with UK rents on the rise

The average cost of renting a home in the UK is now rising for the first time in almost two years,...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

LendInvest completes new development deal for site in Southgate

Property finance lender LendInvest has completed a £16 million financing deal with finance borrower Yogo Group. The deal, which was completed in...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Ticket to success: Three London properties for a football ticket

When I moved to London in winter 1997, I was determined to make my fortune. I didn’t know it at the...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Large investment set to bring new homes to Sunderland

More than £7 million is being ploughed into a new housing estate in Sunderland, giving hope to eager first-time buyers looking...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Average UK rents increased more slowly in 2017

The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) has found that average UK rents increased at less than half the rate during 2017...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

South East challenges London for BTL market share

The South East nearly caught London for buy-to-let purchase market share during 2017. That's according to new annual data from Commercial Trust Limited. Last...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Foreign owners’ property register will bridge information gap

The UK Government has recently announced their plans to introduce a new public register that will compel foreign companies who own...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Outdated house price indices misleading buyers and sellers

The most well-known house price indices in the UK are publishing out-of-date statistics and misleading buyers and sellers, according to recent...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Brighton the latest city to join the Build to Rent revolution

Brighton will soon receive its first ever Build to Rent (BTR) development following the announcement that Legal & General has exchanged...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

UK ‘silver spenders’ contributed more than £7bn by releasing equity in 2017

The UK economy was bolstered by more than £7 billion in 2017 thanks to Britain’s older homeowner’s releasing equity for retirement,...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Most holiday home owners do not live locally, research finds

More than 80% of holiday home owners do not live locally to the area where they own property, new research conducted...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Liverpool and Nottingham revealed as the best location for rental yields

Private Finance’s latest buy-to-let hotspots analysis has revealed that Liverpool and Nottingham are the UK’s best-performing locations for property investment, with...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords struggle to secure mortgage finance in light of PRA changes

Securing a mortgage is a challenging feat for three quarters of portfolio landlords after the introduction of the Prudential Regulation Authority...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Urban Splash and Alumno team up to redevelop iconic Sheffield housing estate

Regeneration specialist Urban Splash has joined forces with student accommodation developer, Alumno Developments, to create accommodation for around 350 students, as well...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords are confident despite rising mortgage interest rates

Landlords are still reducing borrowing as levels of gearing – the ratio of long-term debt compared to its equity capital –...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Allsop Residential Auctions defied all the odds in 2017

Allsop Residential Auctions has taken a look back on a successful 2017 for the firm, when it raised a total of...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Cogress funds major Battersea development

Private equity firm Cogress has underwritten £2.5 million in equity to fund a new mixed-use property development in South West London. Eager...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

The Overseas Property Show returns for another outing

The Overseas Property Show returns to Birmingham this weekend, showcasing hundreds of luxury properties in Portugal, Spain, Cape Verde and California. Taking...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Strettons' February auction catalogue appears online

The catalogue for Strettons' February auction is now available to view online, the property firm has revealed. The national property auction is...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

HMOs produced highest average yields in 2017, research finds

The latest Complex Buy to Let Index, published by Mortgages for Business, has revealed that HMOs produced average yields of 8.9%...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Government encourages responses on rent-a-room relief

The government is awaiting responses from anyone with evidence on rent-a-room relief following its announcement to better target it towards longer-term...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

How to transform a property for under £5,000

Michael Holmes, spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (22-25 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham), shares his secrets on how to...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

“Javid must bring public sites to auction,” says auction boss

The head of one of the UK’s leading auction networks has welcomed new housing secretary Sajid Javid’s pledge to deliver more...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Loveitts set to auction recently refurbished bungalow

A four-bed dormer bungalow will be auctioned next month by Midlands' estate agents Loveitts. The agency, which operates in Coventry and Warwickshire,...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Buying agent says Brexit won't put British buyers off French property

British people will not be put off by the weaker pound and Brexit negotiations and will continue to buy French properties...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

London rental supply falls as sharp rise is recorded in other major UK cities

The latest Property & Homemover Report, released by marketing consultancy TwentyCi, has shown a sharp rise in the number of rental...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018 announces last call for entry

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, which has already seen 85% of its stand capacity being snapped up by exhibitors, has...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Annual rent rises muted, but London shows improvement

New research carried out by Rightmove has revealed that national average asking rents (excluding London) increased by only 0.7% in 2017. This...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

New lender criteria did not deter landlords in 2017, says Accord

Landlords showed extreme resilience in 2017, new data has revealed, with 57% of the mortgage applications received by Accord Buy To...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

SDL Auctions Graham Penny reflects on successful 2017

Ahead of its first auction of 2018, SDL Auctions Graham Penny has taken time to reflect on its success in 2017. Having...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

UK property stock levels fall by more than a third in December

December was a quiet month in the property market, with less than 35,000 new properties listed across the UK, according to...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Rents and train fares up in London’s commuter hotspots

Landbay’s latest Rental Index has revealed that commuters in nearly half of London’s most popular commuter towns face a greater overall...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL landlords still set to benefit from tax relief despite changes

Analysis by London estate agent ludlowthompson has revealed that UK buy-to-let landlords will still benefit from £16.7 billion worth of tax...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Look out buyers and make way for … ‘dream searchers’

Every day, more than 6.5 million Brits are ‘dream searching’ for their perfect property but only one third are in the...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Buyers of French property to save thousands following tax changes

With over €297 million worth of loans arranged by international mortgage broker, Enness, in 2017, France is becoming one of the...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Luton crowned as London’s top commuter hotspot

Research carried out by estate agent Jackson-Stops has revealed that Luton is London’s number one commuter town. Based on a range of...

05 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Nation’s most expensive street revealed by survey

The latest research from Lloyds Bank has crowned Grosvenor Crescent in Belgravia as the most expensive residential street in England and...

05 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Rising number of homebuyers faced flood risk in 2017

The inaugural Homebuyer Urban Flood Risk Report has found that nearly one in seven UK homebuyers faced a potential flood risk...

05 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Rental price inflation in the UK experiences another slowdown

Rental price inflation has now lagged behind general rate of inflation, despite average rents across the UK rising by 0.7% in...

20 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Engel & Völkers expands Mallorca operations to meet increased demand

The demand for exclusive holiday rental properties in Mallorca has outweighed supply in the last two years, according to Engel &...

20 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Manchester hits top spot and Hull climbs high in latest LendInvest Index

The latest LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index report has revealed that Manchester is the top buy-to-let destination in the country. Published every quarter, the...

20 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Network Auctions smashes record for 2017

Network Auctions raised £3.4 million in its last sale of the year – beating its record from the previous year. The sale...

20 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Cogress UK concludes 2017 with £2.6m exit on Surrey development

Property equity firm Cogress UK closed the year successfully with a £2.6 million exit on a residential development in Frimley, Surrey. Cogress,...

20 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding rate falling substantially, survey finds

A new survey of housebuilding companies has revealed that the construction of new homes has fallen significantly since the EU referendum...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Rent prices to rise while rental stock falls, predict NAEA and ARLA

NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertmark have shared their forecasts for the rental and buying market in 2018, with rental prices set...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Cornwall crowned the top  UK holiday home hotspot

Cornwall has topped the list as the most favoured place to buy a holiday home in the UK, according to new...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Auction House sells over 3,000 lots for third year running

With over 3,000 lots selling under the hammer this year, Auction House has become the only UK property auctioneer to successfully...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

SDL Auctions finishes 2017 with record number of lots

December will see SDL Auctions offer a bumper 343 lots across five auctions as the network’s busiest year to date draws...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Value of private housing in the UK exceeds £6 trillion

The total value of privately owned properties in the UK has increased by £1.94 trillion over the last decade, surpassing £6...

06 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Affordable UK property prices help to attract UAE expats

Expats and foreign nationals in the UAE are using the weak pound to snap up UK properties while prices remain affordable...

06 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Reduced asking prices in prime central London triggers demand

Prime central London has seen a steady recovery in transaction volumes in 2017 as asking price reductions stimulates demand. According to the...

06 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Property Investors Awards winners receive their prizes

The winners of the 2017 Property Investors Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony held on Saturday night (December 2) at...

06 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Sourced grows its number of franchisees

Sourced, the property franchise company based in Warrington, have expanded to eight franchisees throughout the UK just over three months after...

06 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Home price to earnings ratio in London reaches all-time high

The gap between house prices and average earnings has reached a record high in London, according to a new study conducted...

29 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Average prices rise month on month in the UK

Prices rose across the UK in October compared to the previous month, according to fresh research conducted by the Mortgage Advice...

29 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Buyers and sellers increasingly turning to WhatsApp

A new report by estate agents EastHaus has revealed that WhatsApp – the popular cross-platform messaging service – is increasingly becoming...

29 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Spanish property market continues to thrive

Demand for Spanish property continues to increase, the latest market analysis from Lucas Fox has revealed. The number of Lucas Fox sales...

29 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Property sells for triple the starting bid in online auction

A three-bedroom home was the latest successful property sale by Pattinson Auction, selling for nearly triple the starting bid. Located in Alnwick,...

29 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Research outlines where the world’s millennial millionaires reside

Research has revealed there are more than twice as many millennial millionaires in US cities than anywhere else in the world. The...

24 November 2017

From: Breaking News

If you want to sell your property, Christmas is a good bet, says Loveitts

Loveitts is encouraging sellers to jump at the opportunity to put properties up for sale during the Christmas period, following a...

24 November 2017

From: Breaking News

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show witness busiest ever year

With over 102,000 total visitors in 2017, The Homebuilding & Renovating Show saw its busiest year ever. The show, which witnessed a...

24 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Clive Emson set for busy festive auction season

There are some, ahem, real Christmas crackers on offer for the festive auction season from Clive Emson Auctioneers, with 163 lots...

24 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let loans launched by LendInvest

A buy-to-let (BTL) loan product targeted at experienced, professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland has been...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget: housing supply is only the tip of the iceberg

Ahead of today’s Budget, property experts are waiting to see whether their predictions will be dispelled, or whether they will prove...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

MGM launches boutique development in the French Alps

A new boutique development, Les Granges de l’Epinette, has been launched by French property developer MGM French Properties in the resort...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

One-bedroom property goes to auction for just £1

A one-bedroom property in Potternewton, Leeds, is one of the latest to go on the market with a starting bid fixed...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Skipton brings back seven-year fixed deals to offer stability to borrowers

On a day set to be dominated by the Budget, Skipton Building Society has launched two new seven-year fixed-rate mortgages to...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Birmingham becomes a global property investment hotspot

London has long been viewed as the UK’s premier location for property investment. In recent years, however, high property prices and...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Properties sell quickest in major Scottish cities

The latest City Rate of Sale report from Post Office Money has revealed the average UK property takes 96 days to...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain stable despite changes and uncertainty

The cost of buy-to-let mortgages has remained mostly unaffected by the second phase of Prudential Regulation Authority changes, coupled with months...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals that temporary stamp duty cut would encourage home moving

More than a fifth of recent home buyers (those who purchased less than three years ago) would consider moving home if...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

National average house price being pulled down by London

Despite continued price growth in England’s most thriving regional property markets, the decline in London prices and seasonal factors are weighing...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty is dampening housing market growth, says bank

The UK property market is becoming stagnant as people who wish to move homes are being hindered by Stamp Duty Land...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Firm’s biggest auction of the year raises £23 million

Over £23 million of land and property was sold by Clive Emson Auctioneers at its autumn auction. Achieving a sale rate of...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Auction House joins forces with Loveitts to boost Midlands presence

Auction House has been joined by Loveitts, bolstering the company’s total number of nationwide auction rooms to 41. Originally forming in 1843,...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Monaco’s luxury prices thrive from shortage of new homes

The average luxury residential value in Monaco has reached €53,000 per square metre in the second quarter of 2017, according to...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Eight reasons why Birmingham is the UK’s next top property hotspot

Birmingham was named as one of Europe’s top locations for property investment, and takes the number one spot amongst UK cities,...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

House without electricity to be auctioned for charity

One of the last remaining houses in the country completely unmodernised and without electricity is set to be auctioned on behalf...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales at Auction House London raise over £17m

Applause flooded the room of Auction House London as the first lot of the day sold at almost £100,000 above the...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Key things to look out for when buying a leasehold property

Q&A with Rachael Donnelly, associate solicitor in the property litigation team at Blacks Solicitors LLP, on the key things to look...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Homeowners lose more than £4,000 due to Japanese knotweed infestation

UK homeowners fork out roughly £1,800 on average to control Japanese knotweed infestation, while 10% lose over £4,000 because of its...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Allsop’s latest auction posts strong sales total

Allsop’s latest residential auction, which took place on October 26, posted a £61 million sales total, taking the property auction house’s...

08 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Finalists revealed for property investment awards

With less than a month to go until the Property Investors Awards, held at The Royal National Hotel in Russell Square,...

08 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Network Auctions saw overall sales reach £4m

Network Auctions’ November sale generated 80% of successful bids for investment lots overall, raising over £4 million. The buy-to-let market is very...

08 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Reed Smith advises L+R on refinancing venture

London & Regional Properties (L+R), the long-established client of Reed Smith, has been advised on the refinancing of its Atlas Hotel...

08 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Birmingham joins the list of Northern investment hotspots

Birmingham has joined Manchester and Liverpool as one of the top Northern property investment hotspots, according to fresh research from IP...

08 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investment in Birmingham continues to boom

Research carried out by PwC and thinktank Urban Land Institute has revealed that Birmingham remains a UK property investment hotspot, ranking...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Northern England starts to have greater influence over the BTL market

The proportion of new buy-to-let purchase applications in Northern England has grown year-on-year for Q3 2017, according to a fresh report...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Millennials are becoming landlords for steady income

Millennials are making a career out of being a landlord, according to a new survey by Intus Lettings. Surprisingly, almost half of...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

New scheme of luxury apartments set to launch in Southall

A new luxury development of contemporary apartments will be launched this Saturday in the north-west London suburb of Southall. Greenview Court, located...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle to be converted into £3.3m luxury living space

The FM Group has secured funding on the conversion of a 19th century Scottish baronial mansion into 10 luxury apartments with...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Possibility of interest rate rise sees borrowers turn to fixed mortgages

The number of borrowers seeking fixed rate mortgages has surged ahead of the prospect of an interest rate rise this Thursday,...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

The North East is the UK’s slowest moving property market

A staggering 30% of Sunderland properties currently for sale have been on the market for six months or longer, according to...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

More planning permissions granted than in 2007

Successful planning applications in England are up 6% since 2007, according to fresh data from Pure Commercial Finance. Planning for a major...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Together provides over £800k for block development

Specialist lender Together is granting over £800,000 to buy and develop an idle office block, enabling a development company to expand...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Exclusive Marbella residence goes up for auction

One of Marbella’s most exclusive mansions has been brought to auction, ready to be sold Without Reserve on November 28 2017. Concierge...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals mortgage costs falling again despite possible rate rise

The cost of mortgages has continued to fall despite the regular warnings of interest and mortgage rate rises. After the UK’s economy...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget can help free up rental homes to buy

Bishop Fleming has called for the Chancellor in his next Budget to assist residential landlords who wish to downsize their property...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

True cost for Bank of Mum and Dad revealed

The cost of the Bank of Mum and Dad phenomenon to parents has been laid bare by new research carried out...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Property crowdfund raised £3m for student block

Property Planner, the world’s first property stock exchange, recently saw individual investors raising £2,992,800 of equity to buy a Purpose-Built Student...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

A nightmare on Britain’s streets

With Halloween less than a week away and enthusiasts carving their pumpkins, HouseSimple has unveiled the 30 scariest streets in Britain. These...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Over £17m raised at SDL Birmingham auction

SDL Auctions Bigwood’s latest Birmingham auction saw the second highest sale total ever recorded in the West Midlands, with properties from...

25 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Cogress secures funding for new project in Finchley

Property investment company Cogress has secured £1.6m to fund a new mixed-use property development in North London. Situated in Finchley, an area...

25 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Crowdfunding model launches equity-only platform

MercyCrowd has become the first international platform to enable investment in buy-to-let properties. With an aim to safeguard investors from negative leverage...

25 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Judges decide the winners for 2017 Property Investors Awards

The shortlisted candidates for the 2017 Property Investors Awards were assessed by a team of judges at an Essex conference suite...

25 October 2017

From: Breaking News

English Market Towns will cost investors an extra £30k

Property purchasers aspiring to invest in one of the UK’s market towns face paying a price premium of over £30,000 when...

25 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Average prime home counties rents on the rise

The latest data from Knight Frank has revealed that the number of agreed tenancies for prime home counties properties has increased...

20 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Top French ski properties to invest in next year

With average French mortgage rates held at a low of 1.5%, now is still a good time to invest in a...

20 October 2017

From: Breaking News

The Listed Property Show returns to London next year

Celebrating its 12-year anniversary next year, The Listed Property Show will be returning to Olympia London in February 2018. The event, organised...

20 October 2017

From: Breaking News

UK ranked worst EU country for first-time buyers

The UK has been ranked the worst EU country for new homeowners and first-time buyers (FTBs), according to new research from...

20 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General announces new Build to Rent site in Birmingham

Funding has been agreed on a prime Build to Rent (BTR) development site in Birmingham, Legal & General announced recently. The site,...

18 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Madrid continues to attract significant property investment

The latest research by luxury estate agency Lucas Fox has revealed that Madrid is cementing its status as a key European...

18 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime sales in the Alps are on the up

Prime prices in the Alps were up 4.8% in the year to June 2017 with Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in the lead, according to...

18 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales of flats collapse due to lack of demand from FTBs

First-time buyers in London are taking a step back to wait for a reasonable deal, causing a lack of demand in...

18 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand for London accommodation from Europeans remains strong

The number of European citizens searching for accommodation in London remains high despite concerns about Brexit, new research by Spotahome found. The...

18 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Farmland values in UK drop by an average of 10%

New data from Carter Jonas has revealed that farmland values throughout the UK have declined by more than 10% in the...

13 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Auction House sales up from last year

Despite a tumultuous selling environment, Auction House has seen a rise in year-on-year sales for 2017. Compared to 2,409 sales at this...

13 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Leamington Spa revealed to be happiest town in the UK

The Warwickshire spa town of Leamington Spa has been named as the happiest place to live in the UK, according to...

13 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords over 55 entitled to £50bn through equity release

Buy-to-let landlords in the UK over the age of 55 could be entitled to almost £50 billion via equity release, Retirement...

13 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime Central London rental market dominated by overseas students

Students from overseas made up approximately 75% of applicants in Prime Central London (PCL) over the past few months, according to...

13 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Global urban house price index records slower growth

Knight Frank’s Global Residential Cities increased by 6.1% in the year to June 2017, down from 6.9% last quarter. In other areas...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

CLA accuses government of an “abdication of responsibility”

The CLA has condemned the government for an ‘abdication of responsibility’ over new energy efficiency rules for listed buildings. In a damning...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Nottingham auction set to include semi-detached cottages

SDL Auctions will present the rare chance to buy a pair of period, stone-built cottages at the next Graham Penny auction...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Crossrail 2 in jeopardy, but rents rise significantly in affected areas

It was revealed last week that Crossrail 2 could be delayed by up to a decade, with the £31bn infrastructure project...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Christie’s auctioneer receives NAVA Propertymark award

With just four sales under her belt, Georgina Hilton, a novice auctioneer at Christie’s in London, was awarded the NAVA Propertymark...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

UK new property supply up by over a fifth in September

September saw the highest number of new sellers listing their properties in any single month in the past two years, according...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

NAEA outlines the top factors that devalue homes

New research carried out by NAEA Propertymark has revealed the top things that will devalue a property. The trade body's findings showed...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

London Bridge revealed as the capital’s top rental location

Fresh data from rental accommodation platform Spotahome has revealed that London Bridge is the most searched for area for mid to...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Former Apprentice contestant secures major international contract

The Apprentice is now back on our screens, but one of its former candidates – Zeeshaan Shah from series 9 –...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Vail Williams recruits two property and asset management specialists

With the appointment of two new associates, property advisers Vail Williams LLP has bolstered its property asset management team. Specialising in property...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Singapore ranked as the best expat location yet again

The latest HSBC Expat Explorer survey has revealed that Singapore is the top expat destination for the third year in a...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Spain’s residential market continues to recover

After a decade of uncertainty, the Spanish prime property market finds itself on its firmest footing, according to Knight Frank’s latest...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

PBSA beds outstrip halls of residence beds in Newcastle for the first time

Research carried out by Prime Student Living has revealed that the number of private purpose-built student accommodation beds in Newcastle has,...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

21 years of BTL generates £1.2m portfolios for landlords

Investors could have seen their buy-to-let (BTL) returns increase by as much as 1,131% over the past two decades, according to...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

England’s new homes shortfall will reach over 1m by 2022

England has encountered a rift between new build completions and new households being added to the population after a slow output...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Concierge Auctions successfully sells historic Swiss lake house

A Swiss lake house built by the founding family of haute couture was recently sold at auction by Concierge Auctions. Chateau de...

29 September 2017

From: Breaking News

The Luxury Property Show returns to London Olympia once again

The world’s top ten reported property sales were all priced above $100 million for the first time in the year to...

29 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Strawberry Star enters London’s development market with £50m investment

London-based international property company, Strawberry Star Group, has entered the London residential property development market with the launch of “BRONZE”. Set in...

29 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Final two lots bring an end to Loveitts’ biggest auction

Loveitts’ recent bumper auction, which saw a record-breaking thirty lots up for grabs, concluded with a final two lots exceeding their...

29 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime country house prices remain unchanged, Knight Frank says

Knight Frank’s research revealed prime country house prices have fallen a mere 0.1% between July and September, with annual growth remaining...

29 September 2017

From: Breaking News

John Pye Property launches in the North West

Online property auction firm, John Pye Property, has set its sights on expanding further across the North West. Holding more than 650...

27 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals what student tenants really want

Private student rent has remained at an average of £100 to £119 a week for the second year running, according to...

27 September 2017

From: Breaking News

New barn conversions drop 34% in six months

The number of agricultural to residential conversions in the UK has dropped from 574 in the third quarter (Q3) of 2016...

27 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Nine Group acquires part built hotel development in North Greenwich

The Greenwich Peninsula Hotel has been acquired by hotel and investment company, Nine Group, from fixed charge receivers following its fall...

27 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales in Spain are on the up

Home sales in Spain soared by almost 50% in the first half of 2017, according to findings from estate agency Lucas...

21 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Allsop achieves record sale at its September auction

Against a backdrop of weak post-summer auction results elsewhere in the UK, Allsop raised £71.3m and topped its residential September sales...

21 September 2017

From: Breaking News

UK tumbles down European buy-to-let league table

The UK is now the fifth worst country in Europe for buy-to-let investment, with average rental yields of just 4%. The findings,...

21 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Cogress and Octopus Property to fund £7.45m residential development

Octopus Property has partnered with Cogress to strengthen equity partnership with a second financing settlement. The specialist finance provider announced that it...

21 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Clive Emson Auctioneers sells land and property worth over £18m

Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer, Clive Emson Auctioneers, sold land and property worth over £18m at its September...

21 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Proposals put forward for Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens site

The rejuvenation plans for one of Bournemouth’s most famous locations have moved a step closer after the submission of a planning...

20 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime Central London experiences steady recovery in sales volumes

Asking price reductions continue to stimulate demand in transaction volumes in prime central London with a steady recovery through the summer,...

20 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Leeds the best location for building new homes, research reveals

New research has revealed that Leeds is the best city in England for building new homes. Analysis of official figures by...

20 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Mint Bridging launches new brand identity

Mint Bridging has pitched itself as a third-generation lender after launching its new brand and identity focusing on handcrafted loans. Since forming...

20 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Leading property auction house appoints new investment director

Specialist commercial property auction and investment house, Acuitus, has recruited Peter Mayo as an investment director. Richard Auterac, chairman of Acuitus, commented...

20 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Shakespeare's home to go under the hammer

To be sold or not to be sold, that is the question. This query could be answered when Shakespeare’s Birthplace, the...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

SDL Auctions celebrates successful expansion into North West

Marking its regional launch in the North West, SDL Auctions North West held a reception for property professionals at the Grand...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

St Albans commands highest premiums for those looking to upsize

St Albans has been ranked as the most expensive location for a family to upsize from a two-bed flat to a...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Scotland experiences strongest property market since 2008

Scotland's property market is at its strongest since 2008, despite the EU Referendum, this year’s general election, higher tax rates than the...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Europeans expect rising house prices over the next 12 months

Three in five (59%) consumers across Europe believe that prices will rise over the next 12 months, according to the ING...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Work begins on Legal & General’s latest BTR scheme

Legal & General has started work on its North London Build to Rent (BTR) scheme, the firm recently announced. The development, which will...

12 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Luxury apartment in Georgian manor house to star in auction

For those who dream of living in the historical magnificence of a luxury Georgian manor house built on grounds once owned...

12 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Global house prices rise by 5.6% on average, Knight Frank’s index shows

Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index has revealed that across the 55 countries tracked, house prices increased by 5.6% on average...

12 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Sheraton Park scheme to provide homes for Durham University students

A 25-year lease has been signed between Durham University and Lothbury Investment Management, on behalf of Lothbury Property Trust, on its...

12 September 2017

From: Breaking News

First property investment platform for new homes launches

Last week saw the official launch of Homegrown, the UK’s first residential property investment platform focused solely on the construction of...

12 September 2017

From: Breaking News

New ski development announced by Kristall Spaces AG

The promotional arm of British-managed property developer VenturePlus AG has introduced its latest development. Kristall Spaces AG has created All-Suite Resort...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Dubai property development worth £250m will accept Bitcoin payment

Aston Property Ventures has announced the development of two luxury apartment towers and a shopping mall in the heart of Dubai...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Seafront homes attract considerable premium, research reveals

Homes located directly on the seafront draw a 33% price premium, research carried out by estate agent Jackson-Stops has revealed. By analysing...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Allsop releases September residential auction catalogue

Allsop’s upcoming residential auction will see 229 lots auctioned at The Cumberland Hotel on Great Cumberland Place on September 14. Following a...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Luxury student properties purchased for £3.25m in Nottingham

A student property portfolio in Nottingham worth £3.25m has been purchased by Nottingham-based MS Estates on behalf of a London-based institution. Located...

06 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let purchases driven by pension pot hunters

Sales of buy-to-let properties continue to be driven by pension “pot hunters”, according to the latest findings from Sequre Property Investment. Sequre’s...

06 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Popularity of Portuguese property hits nine-month high

New research carried out by TheMoveChannel.com has revealed that the popularity of Portuguese property has reached a nine-month high. The latest Top...

06 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Horley property generates eBay-style bidding war

An eBay-style bidding frenzy recently took place for a three bedroom property located in Horley, a commuter town located in Surrey. Network-E,...

06 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Spanish property sales up 19% in June

There has been a sharp increase in the number of home sales in Spain, according to the latest figures from the...

01 September 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to soar

The price of the average UK home will rise by more than 50% in the next 10 years, say online estate...

01 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Investment in central London up 24% year-on-year

Central London commercial investment levels hit £11.5bn during the first seven months of 2017, marking a 24% rise on the corresponding...

01 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction calendar – 4th-10th September

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place...

01 September 2017

From: Breaking News

No end in sight to UK’s housing shortage

The UK’s housing market showed further signs of weakness in July, as the number of property sales fell as uncertainty and...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK mortgage approvals rebound to 16-month high

Mortgage approvals for residential property purchases rose slightly in July to its highest level since March 2016, despite a general fall...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Reliable broadband now a ‘must-have’ for homebuyers

A decent broadband connection is now a ‘must-have’ for property buyers, with many prospective purchasers now ranking it more important than...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction dates for September 2017

Here are details of the UK property auctions taking place in September 2017. 05/09/2017         Great North Property Auction - IAM Sold              County...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

British house prices will ‘struggle to rise much’ this year

Residential property price growth across Britain eased to a three-month low in August, as cooler economic conditions and political uncertainty continued...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

London has opportunity to boost significantly the supply of housing

There has been record number of planning applications to build new homes in London this year, giving the city a genuine...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips every landlord should consider when investing in student property

A number of buy-to-let landlords are turning their attention to student housing, which is regarded by many property investors as a...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New property platform provides an alternative to ‘The Bank of Mum and Dad’

Property Pact, a new property funding platform, has been launched after gaining consent from the Financial Conduct Authority.   Property Pact, which connects...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

More investors turn to commercial property as residential sales dip

A growing number of investors are starting to shun residential property, deterred by recent tax hikes, and are opting instead to...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Serviced office take-up soars in the UK

Serviced office take up across the UK has more than doubled in the first half of this year, reaching 1.07 million...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction calendar – 29th-31st August

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices in Birmingham rise faster than anywhere in the country

Birmingham is now the number one UK property hotspot, after it was revealed today that property values in the city increased...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding in England at highest level since 2008

The number of new build homes being started across England is at its highest level since 2008, the government claims. Fresh figures...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Homeowners urged to remortgage now ‘before it’s too late’

Time may be running out for savvy remortgagors looking for a good deal, according to a leading estate agency. Remortgage customers have...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital tax system will become an 'unwanted burden' for BTL investors

The delay to the implementation of HMRC’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ system announced in July was warmly welcomed by buy-to-let landlords. A plan...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Man Utd legends revise plans to transform the heart of Manchester

Former Manchester United stars Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville have for the third time revised their plans to redevelop part of Manchester...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Deposit cap could lead to more disputes in PRS

Government proposals announced in the Queen’s Speech in June to cap tenancy deposits at no more than one month’s rent could...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers are currently ‘supporting’ the UK housing market

Demand from first-time buyers is driving the UK housing market as landlords and homeowners hold off making any big decisions, according...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential property transactions pick up in year to July

There were 104,760 residential property transactions in the UK in July, up 1.3% from June and 8.3% higher than the corresponding...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Over 1m open Help to Buy ISAs to buy their first home

More than 1 million aspiring homebuyers have opened Help to Buy ISAs, government-backed savings accounts, designed to help people save money...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

More than five million Brits own a second home

One in 10 adults in this country now own a second home - either to live in themselves or as buy-to-let...

22 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Investment levels in the City of London continues to gain momentum

Commercial property investment in the City of London last month totalled £2.1bn, boosted by the sale of the Walkie Talkie to...

22 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Record low equity release rates drive switching

There has been a surge in the number of switching plans from existing equity release customers, thanks to record lows in...

22 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing will be ‘top’ of the political agenda this autumn

The UK housing crisis will be top of the political agenda in September and October when the main political parties hold...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices in the UK fall

The average asking price of property coming on to the market has dropped by 0.9%, or £2,758, this month, according to...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Asian property investors target trophy assets in London

There has been a sharp rise in amount of money Asian investors, particularly from China, are investing in London’s commercial property...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction calendar – 21st-27th August

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

House price growth in Scotland outperforming England and Wales

House prices in Scotland increased by an average of 0.5% in June to reach an average of £175,941, according to the...

18 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property sales and prices are falling in Canada

Canada’s property market continues to run out of steam, with the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) revealing...

18 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Fewer investors using gifted deposits

The number of investors using gifted deposits, a sum of money that is given by a family member forming all or...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Second charge lending surges 33% in June

The second charge mortgage market saw new business increase 33% by value and 22% by volume in June compared with the...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Planning review proposals ‘offers a distinct overall lack of detail’

Taking into account the wide range of views expressed to the proposals set out in the ‘places, people and planning’ consultation,...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club to host specialist lending events this autumn

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced its calendar of autumn events that focus on the specialist lending sector. The half day...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Aston Mead backs MPs call to cut stamp duty

Land broker Aston Mead has backed calls for a reduction to stamp duty across all property price brackets in order to...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging lender offers free valuations on all new loan enquiries

The bridging loans sector has markedly raised its profile in recent years. It is also becoming better understood by property investors,...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth continues to slow

Growth in UK property prices increased at a slower pace of 4.9% in June, down from 5% a month earlier, according...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Surge of Indian investors purchasing in Prime Central London

Property investors from India have become the second largest purchasing group in Prime Central London (PCL).  According to investment firm London Central...

15 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK’s largest auctioneer has offered record number of lots this year

Auction House, the UK’s largest property auctioneer, has offered more lots in the seven months to August than in any other...

15 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrears and possession rates falling

The number of mortgages in arrears of 2.5% or more of the outstanding balance fell during the second quarter of 2017. This...

15 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Annual growth slowing as market 'pauses' for summer break

Annual house price growth slowed in July, according to the latest figures from LSL Property Services. Last month, annual growth dipped by...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Record broken as over £3 million raised at Leicester auction

The record for the highest value of property sold at an auction in Leicester has been broken. A total of £3.4 million...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor jailed for failing to pay Capital Gains Tax

A property investor has been jailed for failing to declare Capital Gains Tax from the sale of his rental properties. Richard Fuller,...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property price growth is coming to a standstill

Residential property prices in the UK increased at the slowest rate in over four years in July, due to ongoing political...

11 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Cut stamp duty to free up mobility, says report

Improvements to the existing stamp duty regime would significantly boost the number of housing transactions across England and Wales, according to...

11 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction calendar – 14th-20th August

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place...

11 August 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest floats on the London stock market

LendInvest, the UK online platform for property lending and investing, has listed a £50m retail bond on the London Stock Exchange’s...

11 August 2017

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UK household wealth exceeds £10bn

Soaring home values provided a major boost to Britons holding property assets in 2016 as they helped push the nation’s wealth through...

10 August 2017

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Property investor gives away £120k house

A single mum who lived in a council flat with her newborn baby has been given a new £120,000 home for...

10 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Lagan Building Contractors awarded £35m Outwood Wharf contract

Lagan Building Contractors has started work on a £35m contract for Outwood Developments to build the first phase of its Outwood...

10 August 2017

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First Guild Auction property snapped up for £875k

The Guild Auction, a new platform designed to enable property investors to acquire and offload property under a virtual hammer online,...

10 August 2017

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UK construction growth prospects downgraded

Growth prospects for the UK construction industry have been downgraded amid growing signs that 2018 will be a difficult year for...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

London hotel market accounts for over half of total UK hotel investment

More than £1.bn was invested in the London hotel market during the first half of this year, which accounts for 55%...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Understanding MEES – a guide for landlords

In just a few months the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for commercially rented properties will come into force. From 1 April...

09 August 2017

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Foreign homebuyers surge 30% in Montreal

There was a 30% rise in the number of foreign buyers of property in Montreal in the first half of this...

09 August 2017

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UK house prices are ‘back on the rise again’

UK house price growth may be easing, according to the latest Halifax data, but it has been suggested that there are...

08 August 2017

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Sharp rise in mortgage choice for homebuyers

The number of mortgage products has continued to rise, with the volume of deals on the market having increased by 61%...

08 August 2017

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Australia imposes more measures to curb property speculation

Australia has added more measures to curb speculation on residential properties in an effort to curb rising home prices and help...

08 August 2017

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Political uncertainty deters property sellers

The shock result of the recent UK general election which returned a hung parliament, coupled with ongoing concerns about the impact...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Birmingham regeneration scheme moves a step closer

A scheme to regenerate a 17 hectare site in the heart of Birmingham city centre has moved a step closer after...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New cladding tests reveal further safety failings

Cladding used on 111 high-rise blocks across Britain, 90 of which are owned or managed by social housing providers, have now...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction calendar – 7th-13th August

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

How millennials shape the UK housing market

Millennials are the generation born between the early 1980s and the early years of the 21st century, which means that at...

04 August 2017

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Demand for UK property at a five-year high, says Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker, one of the UK’s largest independent estate agents, has seen demand for property in the UK increase significantly...

04 August 2017

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Bank of England MPC decision has ‘direct implications for every household’

The Bank of England has warned households to expect interest rates to rise over the 12 months but also predicted living...

04 August 2017

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Prime central London property sales improve slightly

There was a marginal increase in the number of residential property sales in prime central London in the first half of...

03 August 2017

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The cost of materials is on the rise

A third of small building firms, which includes property investors taking on renovation jobs, say that soaring material prices are squeezing...

03 August 2017

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Home, buildings and critical illness protection: Do you have enough?

If you’re not fully covered when it comes to protecting your home and health then you’re not alone. A recent UK...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK arable farmland values now stand at up to £10k an acre

The average value of bare agricultural land in England and Wales fell by 1.7% to £7,313 an acre in the second...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage drives up UK house prices

A chronic shortage of properties continues to drive house prices upwards across Britain, according to Nationwide Building Society’s latest house price...

02 August 2017

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Former England football star jailed over land scam

Former Premier League football star and presenter of Gladiators TV show John Fashanu was locked up in a Nigerian cell with...

02 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Together joins forces with Bamboo Auctions to finance online acquisitions

With more investors than ever before now buying property online, specialist lender Together has teamed up with Bamboo Auctions, one of...

02 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Many ‘unhappy’ couples stay together in order to buy a home

Some 1.8 million UK adults have primarily stayed or would stay in a relationship in order to get a foot on...

02 August 2017

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Homebuyers strongly urged to take out full private survey

More than three quarters of advisers recommend that homebuyers take out private surveys when purchasing or remortgaging a property, according to...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Independent inquiry: Grenfell exposed a ‘systemic failure’ of building regulation

The government’s decision to launch an independent review of building regulations after tests showed that at least 82 residential high-rises use...

01 August 2017

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Property auction dates for August 2017

Here are details of the UK property auctions taking place this month.  01/08/2017         William H. Brown (Norwich)        Norwich               Norfolk 01/08/2017         Great North Property...

01 August 2017

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Rich property investors target ‘trophy’ assets in London’s West End

Property investors acquiring commercial property in London’s West End continue to target ‘trophy’ assets, with around £3.9bn spent on properties in...

31 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Chinese investors set new record acquiring US real estate

Chinese investors maintained their leading position regarding dollar sales for the fourth consecutive year by spending a record high $31.7bn (£24.1bn)...

31 July 2017

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Property auction calendar – 31st July – 3rd August

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place...

31 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Office-take up for year to date in central London rises 23% on 2016

Office take-up in central London in the first half of 2017 has reached 5.5 million sq ft, marking a 23% increase...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Equity release remains popular with older homeowners in the UK

Equity release continues to grow among UK homeowners in the UK with activity hitting more than £700m in the second quarter...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

London is a ‘strange market’ filled with people living in unsuitable properties

It is undoubtedly a buyer’s market in London at the moment, with those who are looking to buy prime property in...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors target ‘affordable’ properties offering ‘competitive yields’

Property investors turned out en mass as Allsop held its latest residential property auction in central London. The sale, which took place...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in new build sales in Hong Kong

Wealthy foreign investors, particularly from mainland China, are continuing to invest in Hong Kong’s ultra-luxury housing market as part of a...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property asking prices slashed across London as market stalls

Many vendors in London are now reducing the asking price of their homes by tens of thousands of pounds as the...

26 July 2017

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UK housing market activity bounces back as buyers push through transactions

Following May’s fall in property sales, the number of homes sold in the UK during June improved significantly, as buyers and...

26 July 2017

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Plan to ban leaseholds on new-build houses is ‘step in right direction’

The government’s plan to ban housebuilders from selling houses as leasehold in England and reduce ground rents on flats to zero...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Plans for 350 new homes could spark regeneration of Scottish town

Shots in North Lankarshire could be set for a radical regeneration programme – which will potentially include hundreds of new homes,...

26 July 2017

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UK property market slowdown: What factors are to blame?

Recent months have seen the UK property market starting to slow down. So what has caused this, and will it change? Whilst...

25 July 2017

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Investment in the City of London up 17% in H1, says Savills

Commercial property investment in the City of London reached £4.98bn in the first six months of 2017 – a 17% increase...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

When it comes to remortgaging there’s no time like the present

With the average two-year fixed rate home loan currently at a record low of just 2.26%, there has never been a...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Online property portal for landlords eyes IPO

Ezylet, a property portal aimed at private landlords, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor, seeking fresh funds to grow...

24 July 2017

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Strong demand for residential land in areas where ‘housing need is greatest’

The average price of urban brownfield land rose 1.2% in the second quarter of 2017, and by 6.3% year-on-year, fresh data...

24 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction calendar – 24th-30th July

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place...

24 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Prices in key UK cities up 5.1% in H1 2017

Residential property prices in key UK cities have proved resilient in the first half of the year, with growth of 5.1%,...

21 July 2017

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Scottish house prices are continuing their steady growth

Residential property prices in Scotland continue to rise, according to new figures. The average price of a property in Scotland in May...

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

West One Loans reports record month, as more investors turn to bridging finance

With a growing number of property investors using short-term bridging finance to buy property, June was a landmark for many specialist...

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Analysis of mainstream mortgages shows ‘strong mix of rate and cost reductions’

Mortgage costs and rates fell during the second quarter of the year, according to the latest figures. Mortgage Brain’s quarterly product data...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

LGA calls for building regulation review after Grenfell Tower tragedy

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on central government to launch an ‘urgent and immediate’ review of building regulations following...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Mayor of London urged to speed up housebuilding process

The mayor of London’s plan to build an additional 50,000 affordable homes across the capital’s 33 local authority districts over the...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Professional approach needed to drive up standards in PRS, claim BTL developers

With more than a quarter of homes in the rented sector (PRS) failing to meet the government’s Decent Homes standards, a...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth continues to slow

Growth in residential property prices in the UK continued to slow, but the cost of the average home still increased by...

19 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property auction sale rates ‘remain consistently healthy’

The UK property auction market saw very little change in terms of overall performance in June, despite the fact that only...

19 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Aberdeen office take-up surges

Office take-up in Aberdeen in the first half of this year has exceeded the entire 2016 figure, according to Savills. The international...

19 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Cheaper house prices cause surge in prime London housing market activity

The decline in property prices at the upper end of London’s housing market has led to a sharp rise in home...

18 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investors continue to seek ‘high-value, high-quality, better-let assets’

With the general election behind us, investors turned out in high numbers last week as Allsop held its latest commercial property...

18 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The House Crowd hits £50m fundraising milestone

The House Crowd has hit its £50m investment milestone after a record start to the year, having raised more than £15m...

18 July 2017

From: Breaking News

New home prices rise in Canada

New home prices in Canada continued to increase month-on-month in May, led by growth in Toronto and Vancouver, according to the...

17 July 2017

From: Breaking News

It was standing room only at Liverpool’s latest property auction

There were 158 lots on offer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Liverpool city centre last week, with 80% of the...

17 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices ‘remain muted’ despite high demand from buyers

Asking prices for residential properties in England and Wales have remained broadly unchanged  over the past month, as price sensitive homebuyers...

17 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction calendar – 17th-23rd July

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place...

17 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The number of BTL landlords registering to buy property is down 30% y-o-y

There has been a sharp decline in the number of buy-to-let property acquisitions, following the government’s decision to introduce the 3%...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK housing market hit by political uncertainty, says RICS

Residential property price growth in the UK has fallen to its lowest level for almost a year as political uncertainty continues...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Here's how to stay safe and beat the fraudsters

Most landlords are unable to identify a fake passport when presented with one leaving them vulnerable to fraudsters with fake ID’s, according...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Over £2bn invested into UK hotels sector in H1 2017

More than £2bn was invested into the UK hotel market in the first half of the year, according to the latest...

13 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon to make portfolio BTL changes to comply with PRA’s new requirements

Paragon Mortgages is the latest in a long line of lenders to announce that it will be implementing changes for portfolio...

13 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Major £500m regeneration scheme moves closer as initial plans are approved

A new £500m regeneration scheme moved a step closer after plans for the project, which include the proposed construction of a...

13 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Here’s how to ensure your next property acquisition is gas safe

When investing in buy-to-let, you can’t always be sure when the appliances and pipework in the property were last serviced and...

13 July 2017

From: Breaking News

How landlords should approach a Company Voluntary Arrangement

A Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) is most simply described as a rescue procedure for insolvent companies. It allows businesses facing severe...

12 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlord fined for not taking shoes off in tenants’ home

A Canadian landlord has been fined for not taking his shoes off in his Muslim tenants’ home in Brampton, Ontario. John Alabi,...

12 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Minimum energy efficiency standards for rented properties – are you ready?

If you are a buy-to-let investor you are may be required to take action to ensure that your rental properties comply...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

New investment fund will help ‘unlock building thousands of new homes’

Various major physical infrastructure projects will be supported by the new £2.3bn Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) launched by the communities secretary,...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Exciting’ auction catalogue of over 330 lots ‘provide opportunity for investors’

More than 330 residential properties will go under the hammer in central London next week, including several sites with permitted development...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Private landlords and developers urged to check cladding after Grenfell Tower fire

Council chiefs are urging all private landlords and developers to check the cladding on any buildings they own in Plymouth following...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Slowdown in UK housing market ‘doesn't mark the start of a sustained fall in prices’

UK house price growth may have currently flattened to the lowest level since 2013, but this does not necessarily mean that...

10 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Top destination for Britons buying holiday homes revealed

While many of us dream of owning property in faraway places, the reality is that most people acquiring property abroad tend...

10 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Tech firms dominate take up in central London

Companies operating in the tech and media (TMT) sector have accounted for the greatest proportion of take-up in central London so...

10 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction calendar – 10th-16th July

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place...

10 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Manchester establishes itself as a major buy-to-let property hotspot

Despite recent turmoil, it seems Manchester is a city on the up, as it is now being identified as a true...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

No sign of landlords exiting PRS despite ‘catalogue of challenges’

Various reports have suggested that a number of private landlords plan to sell up and quit the PRS as a consequence...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Plans approved for £60m shopping centre scheme in Oxford

Planning permission has been awarded for the £60m redevelopment of a tired shopping centre in Oxford, which will not just see...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

London house prices are ‘vulnerable to an exceptionally painful correction’

Residential properties in London are generally increasing in value each year by more than their owners receive in salary, new figures...

06 July 2017

From: Breaking News

House price growth across world’s major cities hits highest level since Q4 2013

The average price of a home across 150 cities worldwide increased by 6.9% in the 12 months to March 2017, the...

06 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Buying bargains at property auctions

Auctions are a great way to acquire property competitively, with a wide range of bargains often going under the hammer. But...

06 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK rents fall for the second consecutive month

UK rental prices fell for the second month in a row in June, according to the latest HomeLet Rental Index. The data...

05 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales activity picking up for prime country homes in the UK

There was a marginal rise in prime country prices in the UK in the second quarter of the year, thanks in...

05 July 2017

From: Breaking News

House price growth in Canada set to slow sharply

Canada’s red-hot housing market looks set to cool next year, with property prices heading for a ‘soft landing’, according to the...

05 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property in affluent parts of London viewed as a ‘safe bet’

People borrowed more than £17bn in new mortgages last year in order to buy property in London, as homeowners, investors and...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips when buying property at auction

Auctions provide an excellent way to buy property competitively, with a number of great deals often secured under the hammer. However,...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Large deposit borrowers fall freeing up stock for first-time buyers

The proportion of people acquiring property with a large deposit dropped in May, the latest mortgage monitor from e.surv shows. Those buying...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

New accounting services launched to help buy-to-let investors

A new accounting, reporting and tax compliance service designed to help buy-to-let investors with their tax and regulatory landscape has been...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

London is officially the most dynamic city in Europe

London has been named Europe’s most dynamic city based on infrastructure investment, population growth forecasts and its ability to attract talent. The...

03 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The rental market is ‘strong and stable’ despite election uncertainty

Most parts of England and Wales saw rents rise in the run-up to the recent general election with yields stable at...

03 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Marshall Group teams up with Hill to deliver 450 new homes in Cambridge

Marshall Group Properties has agreed a strategic 50:50 joint venture partnership with housebuilder Hill to deliver 450 new homes in Cambridge. The...

03 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction calendar – 3rd-9th July

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place...

03 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The UK’s top 10 property investment holiday hotspots

Where is the best UK holiday destination for property investors? New research has been carried out by comparison site, finder.com/uk, to find...

30 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging sector returns to growth, thanks to high demand from investors

A growing number of property investors are turning to alternative finance options to overcome tougher mainstream mortgage lending criteria and stress...

30 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Brits still keen to buy property in EU countries despite Brexit

Buying property abroad has always been attractive to many UK-based investors, and it would appear that demand from the UK for...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to do more to ‘bring house price inflation in line with earnings’

The annual rise in UK house prices picked up again in May, the latest figures show, with prices continuing to rise...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in investors forced to sell to pay off interest-only mortgage debts

A growing number of investors are being forced to sell their homes in order to pay off their interest-only mortgages, according...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

More affordable housing and not small deposit mortgage deals needed

The recent surge in small deposit mortgage deals for first-time buyers is good news for purchasers, especially first-time buyers. Recently released data...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing demand falls amid election uncertainty

There has been a fall in demand for homes across much of the UK, enabling buyers to negotiate better prices, fresh...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High house prices force many adults to live with their parents

Many young people are being left with little alternative but to live with their parents to save enough money for a...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices rebound in June – Nationwide

Residential property price in the UK rebounded in June after falling for three months, fresh data from Nationwide has revealed. House prices...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand falls due to ‘increasing house prices and limited housing stock’

Mortgage approvals and household credit growth both slowed last month, adding to growing signs that prospective purchasers in the UK are...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property auction activity is ‘strong and stable’ despite political instability

Investment activity in residential property across the UK continued to perform well despite the political uncertainty from a snap general election. Some...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Average lot size of deals in the City of London hits almost £110m in May

The average lot size for commercial property investments in the City of London reached almost £110m last month, up 52% on...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let networking event to take part in Southport

From unfavourable tax changes to tougher mortgage lending conditions, the past 18 months or so have been difficult for many buy-to-let...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Property hotspot: Manchester is still ‘head and shoulders’ above the rest

The property market in northern England, supported in part by the Northern Powerhouse concept, has attracted a lot of media attention,...

26 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong demand fuels surge in Portugal house prices

Residential property prices in Portugal increased by 7.9% in the first quarter of this year, compared with the same period of...

26 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction calendar – 26th June – 2nd July

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place...

26 June 2017

From: Breaking News

One year on: Buyers and sellers undeterred by ‘Brexit scaremongering’

It has been exactly one year since Britain voted to leave the European Union by 52% to 48%, and while the...

23 June 2017

From: Breaking News

London’s West End investment market dominated by £100m+ deals

Property deals worth £100m+ are dominating London’s West End investment market at the moment, with ten deals of this size totalling...

23 June 2017

From: Breaking News

US home sales rebound as prices hit new high

Residential property sales in the US rebounded last month following a fall in April, helping to drive up prices in the...

23 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Rents continue to rise in Spain

Rental asking prices are increasing fast across many parts of Spain, particularly in hot markets like Barcelona and the Balearics; an...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK home sales set to drop significantly amid political uncertainty

Residential property transactions in May dropped by 3.3% on the previous month, following two successive months of growth, in what could...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Commercial property investors turn attention to industrial market

Commercial property investors across the UK are turning their attention to the industrial market, which has seen a rise in transactions...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Buying property is best investment most of us can ever make - just ask retirees

If you want to build your wealth in the short-term, the easiest way to do so is by saving more money. If...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Safe as houses still holds true in uncertain times

American investor Howard Marks once said about investing in uncertain times, “move forward, but with caution”. The past 18 months or...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Major deal will sees further investment for the Welsh creative industry sector

Cardiff will be home to one of the biggest film and TV studios in Wales, following the Welsh government’s decision to...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

How much have home prices increased by since end of The Great Recession in 2009?

Eight years of quantitative easing (QE) and record low interest rates is estimated to have cost savers more than £160bn, but...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property price growth is ‘occurring at an unattainable rate’

The average asking price in the UK fell 0.4% in June compared with the previous month according to new data released...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Another Aussie bank cracks down on foreign property investors

AMP Bank is the latest lender in Australia to introduce more stringent loan application rules and higher interest rates for foreign...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High property prices in Hong Kong prompts housing bubble fears

Despite the introduction of higher property taxes, demand for residential property in Hong Kong shows no signs of slowing, especially from...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage drives up property prices in Scotland

Residential property prices rose by an average of £3,217 north of the border in April, the latest Your Move’s Scotland House...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Leeds is an ‘increasingly desirable location’

Economically vibrant and at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, Leeds is a magnet for businesses, which partly explains why office...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing output in Scotland continues to flatline

Overall housing output north of the border continued to flatline with just 88 more homes, the equivalent of around 1%, built...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction calendar – 19th-25th June

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News