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Q&A - predictions and market influences for 2022

As we begin 2022, Andrea Fawell, sales and marketing director of property developers Kebbell, gives a very honest account of the market factors that are...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Ending on a high note – homebuyer demand stood strong during Q4

Homebuyer demand in the UK remained robust for much of Q4 2021, sitting at an average of 65.6%, up by 0.9%...

05 January 2022

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Top entry system features that will increase your ROI

Portico shares some of the top entry system features for multi-residential properties that could positively affect the return on investment (ROI)...

05 January 2022

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Season's greetings - after (another) year like no other

While 2020 was an utterly unique year, 2021 has in some ways been even more extraordinary. The first few months of...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

2022 predictions - what's in store for the property market?

With just over a week to go until 2022 makes an appearance, we check in with some more property experts to...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Hats off to Luton – how this airport town is taking off

Santhosh Gowda, chairman of property developer Strawberry Star, outlines in this guest piece why Luton is really going places and should...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Don’t lose sight of the ‘S’ in ESG: Why diversity and recruitment are key

In this guest piece, Deborah Gray, founding director at Totum Partners, looks at why those operating in the property sector shouldn't lose...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

How effective is the New Homes Quality Board’s new ‘Quality Code’?

During the summer, the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) – the new independent body for overseeing the quality of the customer...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Will 2022 be a better year for the Scottish property market?

Despite the rollercoaster of 2021, the Scottish property market has had a stronger period of growth than many would have expected...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

First Homes - what is going on with the scheme?

The First Homes scheme, one of the flagship housing schemes announced by the government last year as Boris Johnson finally tried...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Predictions for 2022 - what could happen to the property market?

It's been another busy year for those with a stake in the UK property market, with commercial to residential transformations, Build...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Government called to rethink plans for energy improvements in PRS

Proposals to ‘force’ landlords across the country to pay up to £10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of rental properties require...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Six ways to make your home more efficient

As the colder months settle in, and with it, the need to heat homes, many Brits are looking for ways to keep already costly energy bills down....

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

New tie-up forged to make investing in the NW ‘easier, faster and more efficient’

GetGround and Salboy have announced a strategic partnership to make property investing in the North West easier, faster and more efficient.  Salboy, the North West property development and investment company, and GetGround,...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Demand/supply debate continues – where do we need more new homes?

Research by Unlatch has revealed where across the UK we’re most in need of new homes based on the size of...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Plans submitted for major new Glasgow waterside BTR scheme

The seemingly endless growth of Build to Rent continues unabated, with the new partnership of Moda Living, Osborne + Co and MRP recently...

20 December 2021

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PBSA firm releases Net Zero Carbon Pathway

Unite Students, the UK's leading owner, manager and developer of student accommodation, has published its net zero carbon pathway. The pathway sets...

20 December 2021

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How to add value to your small-scale property development project

One of the challenges that any developer faces when building entry-level homes is how to stand out from the crowd. Build...

20 December 2021

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Auction roundup – tree-mendous results ahead of Christmas Day

This week’s auction roundup is filled with Christmas joy, from Sutton Kersh achieving over £80 million in auction sales, to iamsold...

17 December 2021

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New bespoke app launched for property investors

Sourced Property, the sourcing arm of the Sourced Group, has announced the launch of a 'bespoke property listing app', focused on the investor...

17 December 2021

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Why can't you use crypto to buy property in the UK?

Despite recent warnings from the Bank of England that it could be worthless and investors being at a potentially greater risk...

17 December 2021

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Insight: Which prime London areas are driving the rental market revival?

The prime London rental market has enjoyed an 8% uplift in rental values over the last year, with the most in-demand...

17 December 2021

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Are macroeconomic challenges set to put the brake on the ‘flipping’ market?

In this guest piece, Jamie Pritchard, head of sales at Glenhawk, asks whether macroeconomic challenges are going to halt the renewed momentum of...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Planning update – from modular apartments to affordable homes

In this planning update, PIT takes a closer look at the 400-plus homes coming to Cambridge as part of a joint...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

First platform to tokenise property in the UK rebrands to Definder

Smartlands - the first company to tokenise property in the UK, and one we've covered a number times on PIT in recent...

15 December 2021

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Q&A with Barry McKeown - are yields the most important thing for investors?

In this latest Q&A, Property Investor Today speaks to Barry McKeown, real estate partner and head of Shoosmiths' Glasgow office, for...

15 December 2021

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Revealed - major new £400m deal agreed for BTR units at Nine Elms Park

A leading residential developer has agreed to acquire the final three phases of the Nine Elms Park development site in a deal worth £400 million in...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

New-build boom – 6.5% of Brits bought new-builds during pandemic

New-build homes account for 6.5% of pandemic property purchases, new research from Unlatch finds. The new-build sales optimisation platform looked at the...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – multi-million-pound schemes and riverside homes

It's a mini-roundup this week, with a multi-million-pound Leeds development nearing completion, and the first batch of homes at a waterside scheme...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR fraud - new case shows how much of a threat it could pose

A PropTech firm says it recently saved one of its premium Build to Rent (BTR) clients more than £160,000 by preventing a US-based...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Bournemouth boom – study shows town was the most in-demand coastal location 

The popular coastal town of Bournemouth has been the most in-demand coastal location for buyers this year, according to Rightmove data. Analysis...

13 December 2021

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Birmingham developers must do better to deliver new homes – claim

Birmingham is being left behind in the race to deliver new homes, according to Davidson Estates. Ben Davidson, managing director of the...

13 December 2021

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How our homes and cars are driving the green transition

In this guest piece, St. Modwen Homes explores how homes will navigate the electric vehicle revolution and help our national environmental...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Looking to London – is it time to invest in the capital again?

In this opinion piece, Jourdan Prowting, Partner Residential Auction at Allsop, analyses London's residential property market and discusses whether now is...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – partnerships, promotions, and peculiar lots

As we approach the end of another turbulent year, PIT takes a look at the latest auction news; iamsold partners with...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: UK PropTech investment hits record levels in 2021

Investment into the UK’s fast-growing property technology (PropTech sector) has reached record levels in 2021 and more than quadrupled since last...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Planning permission can propel property prices by 21% – study

Research by Barrows and Forrester has uncovered how much more a home could make in the current market when selling with...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

First Homes: one month to go - what do investors need to know?

First Homes, a new solution to the first-time buyer crisis, will be relevant to the majority of new schemes from December...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Grenfell driven by ‘agenda of deregulation’, claims fire union lawyer

As part of the opening statements for Module 6 of Phase 2 of the Grenfell Inquiry – set up to examine...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Dodgy landlords’ likely to ruin COP26 agreement – claim

A lettings expert and tenant’s rights campaigner has warned that any progress on climate change as a result of the COP26...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Best city for BTL? Bristol knocks Manchester off top spot, says study

Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge have been named as the best cities for landlords and investors to invest in for 2022, according...

08 December 2021

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Leeds agent launches 300 new properties as rental market soars

Leeds is witnessing a ‘frenzied’ rental market, with students reserving homes for next summer on the back of virtual viewings and...

08 December 2021

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Expert reveals top house buying tips for 2022

From knowing the best time to buy a home to understanding what’s needed before you can put in an offer, it...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Major planning changes needed to achieve housing targets – claim

A new report by planning consultancy Lichfields has raised major issues for the growing housing emergency and the government’s target of...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the best areas in the UK to invest in property in 2022?

New research from Currys and Swann has revealed the best UK areas to invest in a property in 2022, highlighting the price of...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Boost for leasehold – Zurich sponsors ALEP for another year

With the leasehold scandal ongoing, and long-promised reform still some way off or incomplete, leasehold enfranchisement is arguably more important than...

06 December 2021

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Good news? New-build property prices premium shoot up by 10.8%

The property price premium paid by new-build buyers has increased by 10.8% in the past year – now commanding 40.2% more...

06 December 2021

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A forecast on the UK real estate market in 2022

The holiday season is around the corner so that means looking back on an eventful year and preparing for the next....

06 December 2021

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Crossrail special: part 3 – what should investors know about the Central section?

Throughout this week, Property Investor Today has been exploring the investment potential of the locations that sit on the controversial and...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – despite a dreary December…

PIT takes a closer look at the latest auction news, from MSP Capital’s brand-new bridging loan to support auction growth and...

03 December 2021

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Gravity Co is on the rise with fourth development launched

London based co-living PRS operator, Gravity Co continues to see rapid growth and interest in its co-living properties as it fills...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Running a successful holiday rental business - what do you need to know?

In this guest piece, James Cassidy, Senior Director, Partner Success Vacation Rentals, EMEA at Expedia Group, outlines what it takes to run a successful...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Lessons we have learned from the pandemic

A crisis as serious as the pandemic is not just a test of survival for businesses but a valuable learning opportunity.  At...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Crossrail is coming – the Eastern section from Stratford to Shenfield

After years of speculation and alterations, the Elizabeth Line is now set to launch in the first half of 2022. Initially,...

01 December 2021

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A letter to Gove - why affordable housing is vital to truly level up the country

In this guest piece, Guy Horne, co-founder and chief executive of HSPG, sets out why provision of affordable and supported housing...

01 December 2021

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The scourge of Japanese knotweed! Pest wipes nearly £12bn off UK house prices

New research from Environet UK has revealed that the blight of Japanese knotweed has wiped an estimated £11.8 billion off the...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the most affordable buyer hotspots for electric car owners

For many, cars are an integral part of our home, with more people opting for electric or hybrid options when it...

01 December 2021

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Buy-to-let investment – is it worth it?

The demise of the buy-to-let market has been much predicted over recent years. Major tax changes, a 3% stamp duty surcharge, and...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Crossrail special: part 1 – all investors need to know about the Western section

Already nearly three years late and vastly over-budget, Crossrail 1 – which will officially be known as the Elizabeth Line when...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

If there is a race to net zero, no one's a winner

James Gray from Cluttons discusses why the race to net zero is the wrong wording - and it should be all...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Study – new-build homes reduce energy bills by up to 60%

New-build homes can allegedly see homebuyers cut their energy bills by as much as 60%, research from Warwick Estates reveals. Now that...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Housebuilder provides emergency accommodation for the homeless

Lovell Partnerships has completed the refurbishment of a former training and enterprise centre owned by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) to...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Not for the faint of heart: here’s how to buy your first investment property

Here, in this latest PIT guest piece, Ellen Klein - editor at Sleep Junkie - outlines how investors should buy their first...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the buy-to-let hotspots for 2022?

The number one buy-to-let (BTL) hotspot next year will be the North West, according to new findings from SevenCapital and Zoopla. The...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Winvic tops out 23-storey BTR project in Cardiff’s capital quarter

Winvic Construction Ltd, a contractor that specialises in the design and delivery of multi-sector construction and civil engineering projects, has celebrated...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Super savings – London buyers saved more than £1bn during stamp duty break

London homebuyers managed to save over £1 billion since the stamp duty holiday first launched in July 2020. The latest analysis by...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Bristol – will it be the next Build to Rent hub?

The city of Bristol has become one of the most popular places outside of London for tenants to live in recent...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Could video games inspire our real-life home designs?

In this guest piece, St. Modwen Homes explores the idea of property buyers designing their first home on a digital platform before...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Development update – a ‘five-star' PBSA and breaking ground in Bristol

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest development news, from an architect's pledge to design a hotel-style student...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - record interest in Spanish and Portuguese property among Brits

New data released by overseas property portal Kyero.com has revealed record interest in Portuguese and Spanish property during 2021. Kyero, which is...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

A rental room with a view! First glimpse of homes overlooking Brentford FC

The latest collection of 487 rental homes in Brentford, West London, has been revealed by Apo (a-part-of.com), the innovative new London-based residential...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight: What the average house prices can get buyers across the UK

ConservatoryLand, a UK supplier of self-build conservatories, has analysed what the UK’s average house price of £270,000 can get buyers across...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Can planning help to solve the social care crisis?

In this guest piece, Bidwells discusses the important role that planning plays in housing and social care, and what can be...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Road to net-zero – new ‘innovative’ schemes in Edinburgh and Leeds

Niche housebuilder Artisan Real Estate has raised the bar for sustainable development with the launch of an ambitious design framework geared...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

South Kensington development plans rejected in major win for local residents

On Thursday night last week, it was announced that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Planning Committee had voted unanimously,...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - is the government really serious about its ‘brownfield-first’ pledge?

Both Boris Johnson and Michael Gove made Tory conference speeches pushing housebuilding on brownfield sites up this government’s agenda. With funding...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – which developers have been worst hit by Covid?

Research by real estate debt advisory specialists Sirius Property Finance has revealed how the pandemic halved the profits taken by the...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Eviction moratorium: What do landlord disputes look like post-pandemic?

On 4 August 2021, the government announced that Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, which prevents landlords of commercial properties...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Is Build to Rent unaffordable? Large-scale research suggests not!

One of the biggest criticisms of the fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) market has been its perceived exclusive nature and its...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – fundraisers, training programs and clock towers

This week’s auction roundup is a mixed bag, with SDL Property Auctions holding a fundraising sweepstake as part of its latest...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news – short-term rentals enjoyed growth in September

London’s short-term rental sector is continuing to perform ‘very strongly’ as the sector recovers, according to performance data from a tracking...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental yields in the capital – East London continues to lead the way

Those investors looking to join the pandemic bounce-back may be asking where the best places in London are to consider for...

19 November 2021

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Q&A with Sean Gavin, Operations Director at Berkeley South East London

In this Q&A, Property Investor Today speaks to Sean Gavin, Operations Director at Berkeley South East London, for his thoughts on...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

HS2 – will investors in the North now miss out?

Since its announcement all the way back in 2009, HS2 is a project that has attracted controversy, derision, support, protests, high-profile...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – ambitious BTR schemes and Henden regen underway

This development roundup focuses on build to rent and regeneration, with Kebbell expanding its Cornelian Fields development, Gresham House loan for a...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the top locations for high rental yields?

Research by Sequre Property Investment has revealed which cities are seeing the largest level of high yield rental homes. The buy-to-let (BTL)...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Commercial to resi – boom continues across the country

We recently ran a series on the commercial to residential trend sweeping across Britain in these post-Covid times, driven by offices,...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

How to maximise your short-let investment this winter

In this guest piece, Emmanuel Lavoie, CEO of Jetstream Hospitality Solutions, sets out how investors can make the most from their holiday...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Government called to address embodied carbon in building construction

Last week saw leading voices from the building sector unite to call on the governments and industry to make urgent commitments...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Will Portugal still attract Chinese and Hong Kong investors in 2022?

We often hear about the attractiveness of the British market to Chinese and Hong Kong investors, but new research has also...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Eco property – first phase of 439-home green scheme near Northampton

Despite COP26 now being finished, sustainability and the race towards net zero remain high up on the agenda, with PIT receiving...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors should expect rapid growth in holiday lets, say experts

Industry experts say there will be no slow-down in the rapid growth of the holiday lets sector. Travel restrictions during the pandemic...

15 November 2021

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Insight: What's the best property development strategy?

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, 'what's the best property development strategy?'. Given that property development ranges...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Green property – regeneration hotspot King’s Cross becomes carbon neutral

One of London’s busiest and most iconic areas has announced that it has become carbon neutral (as of November 11 2021). The...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Development – will tall towers now be a thing of the past?

For quite a number of years, the sky has literally been the limit for new residential, commercial and tourism-based towers –...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – and the good news continues…

This week’s auction roundup shows positive results across the board, with Auction House London, Clive Emson, Allsop, Auction House and SDL...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Brownfield regeneration is ‘sorely needed’ – claim

Land plots currently account for just 1.4% of for-sale stock listed on the market, yet demand is high, with 55% of...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

How to achieve implementable planning permission

In this guest piece, Ufuk Bahar - founder of multi-disciplinary architecture practice, Urbanist Architecture, which specialises in maximising the ROI and viability of...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Nightmare neighbours! Do investors need to be wary of who lives next door?

If you are looking to buy a home to then let it out to tenants, or if you have decided to...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – sustainable homes are at the forefront

This development roundup focuses on building sustainable homes, with Beech Holdings regenerating a former office into 43 eco-friendly apartments, a £10...

10 November 2021

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