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Auction roundup – new ventures, league tables and the stamp duty race

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the ambitious auction houses that are making great strides as we ease...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation boom could be taxing for investors, says wealth specialists

Furnished holiday lets offer tax breaks, but owners need to tread carefully, Handelsbanken Wealth Management (HWM) has warned. Soaring demand for holiday...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular update – Affordable housing scheme and wooden buildings

Herefordshire Council has approved plans for a development that will see the delivery of 120 factory-built affordable homes – one of...

23 April 2021

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Insight - how can we repurpose retail assets with lasting relevance?

One of the big questions that has become even more stark during the pandemic – which has devastated the already struggling...

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - how has Crossrail boosted capital growth?

Despite being riddled with issues, Crossrail 1 – which is finally supposed to operate fully in 2022 – has had a...

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

­­Top short-stay locations - which cities are best for serviced accommodation?

In this guest piece, the team at One Touch Property Investment outline the cities that are best for serviced apartments. With accommodation...

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Going green - landlords and investors eye up eco mortgage products

Some 62% of landlords are now interested in mortgages which reward borrowers with discounted rates for making their properties more energy...

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Builder partners with agent on ‘ambitious’ £35m housing scheme

Dundas Estates has teamed up with an estate agent expert for the first time to deliver a £35 million development in...

21 April 2021

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A new way of living - will Nottingham be the first true 15-minute city?

Since the onset of the pandemic, the concept of the 15-minute city has come to the forefront more than ever, with...

19 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Construction roundup – building our way out of the pandemic

A Derby construction boss has released a report which describes how the UK could build its way out of a looming...

19 April 2021

From: Breaking News

What are the common mistakes you need to avoid with your next BTL?

A north-west based property development company has put together a comprehensive checklist of the top things UK property investors need to...

19 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Prime London update: sales activity soars as rental values decline

The number of sales transactions in the Prime Central London (PCL) market recorded in March was the highest since March 2016,...

19 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors - leading the charge of sustainability in property development

As a once in a lifetime event, the response to the pandemic has taken precedence over other global issues, including our...

19 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Investment opportunity - what next for South London brownfield site?

A prominent brownfield site in South London has been brought to market by Colliers with a guide price of £12 million. The...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Pain in Spain continues for British holiday homeowners, says tax firm

As a result of Brexit, which has changed the rules on buying Spanish property, more Brits are being hit by Spain’s...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Natasha Boulding – how can innovation improve sustainability?

Developing and constructing homes in an eco-friendly way – to lower the property industry’s currently high carbon footprint – has become...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – April action sees historic lots and record wins

This week, Property Investor Today looks at the historic lots on offer at Network Auctions and Pugh, as well as a...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Green property – from Marbella eco-builds to zero-carbon in Hertford

Renowned architects, developers and one of the Costa del Sol’s leading real estate firms have launched an ‘exciting new collaboration’ to...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation 2021 – how to successfully run and manage a holiday let?

With restrictions starting to ease as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, and the vaccine rollout going well, there...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Why is Lagos in the Algarve experiencing the ‘Zoom boom’?

For many a year, the west Algarvian city of Lagos – which literally means lakes in Portuguese – has been one...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular roundup – zero-carbon housing and tackling homelessness

New homes built by North Yorkshire-based modular housing company ilke Homes have been installed at a site in Darlington. Karbon Homes has...

14 April 2021

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Revealed – which UK areas are running the race in construction?

New research from a trade tools supplier has revealed the UK’s fastest-growing housing development locations. Protrade Tools and Fixings analysed domestic housing...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - should you consider off-plan property investment?

Like all investments, buy-to-let property comes with many considerations but also plenty of opportunities. Off-plan property is an asset class that...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – major Liverpool and Wokingham schemes underway

Multi-specialist banks Leumi UK and NatWest have teamed up on a 50/50 club facility to help deliver Galliard Homes’ Tottenham Court...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the capital’s largest BTR development unveiled by Greystar

London’s largest purpose-built rental community – Greenford Quay in the London Borough of Ealing - is ready to be unveiled by...

12 April 2021

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Insight – where are the most profitable locations for BTL landlords?

Recent research from CIA Landlords revealed the top 10 locations where landlords can potentially make the most profits from buy-to-let. Brighton, Bangor,...

12 April 2021

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The roaring 20s – will there be a return to the cities that never sleep?

One of the strangest sights during the pandemic has been the image of some of the biggest, busiest cities in the...

12 April 2021

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Revealed – in which UK areas has housebuilding activity thrived?

The latest new-build property market insight from BuildScan has revealed which UK areas have seen housebuilders take their foot off the...

12 April 2021

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Portugal update – Golden Visa 2022 webinar and Ombria Resort surge

Last week, Global Citizen Solutions – a boutique migration investment firm headquartered in Lisbon – held a webinar to discuss the...

09 April 2021

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Birmingham’s Gun Quarter – is it the city’s latest hotspot?

One of Birmingham’s most distinctive areas, which is looking to escape from its manufacturing past and transform itself into one of...

09 April 2021

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Ten-point plan – the future of the cladding crisis unveiled

Government policy and a lack of joined-up thinking are holding back the progress needed to tackle the cladding crisis, particularly in...

09 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – March madness sees record results across the board

Here at Property Investor Today, we take a look at the successful month of March, which saw record-breaks for Auction House...

09 April 2021

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Investing in a ski chalet: where to look and what to consider

Are you itching to get back on the slopes after missing a ski season? If the answer is ‘yes’, you’re not...

09 April 2021

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Mayoral race 2021 – who are the candidates for London Mayor?

Early next month, Londoners will head to the polls to elect the capital’s next Mayor, in a vote that has been...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

PBSA roundup – new Leeds scheme, £133m tie-up and hottest towns revealed

Real Estate Capital Holdings has agreed to sell a prime PBSA development opportunity in Leeds for £18.5 million to global living...

07 April 2021

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What should you consider before paying for a property course or mentor?

Property investment can be very profitable over time and is seen as one of the safest forms of investment during times...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news – overseas investors are still coming to the UK in droves

Despite the ongoing implications of Brexit and, more recently, the pandemic, the number of overseas landlords owning property in the UK...

07 April 2021

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Why technology is essential in properties for retirees

Just a decade ago the term ‘silver surfers’ was common media parlance for an older person attempting to use technology. Looking...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding update – supporting investors, but also warning them…

Property developer and Reform UK leader Richard Tice has outlined a new warranty scheme to resolve the cladding crisis affecting thousands...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Research reveals how to sell to Chinese buyers plus foreign investor 'club' deals

There is a much greater sales potential to be unleashed from Chinese buyers, a leading China expert has claimed. Domenica Di Lieto,...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – new projects underway from Leicester to Leeds

A national contractor says it has made ‘significant progress’ on three residential projects based in Leicester. The schemes from Stepnell include two...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – making a move and the largest portfolio for sale

As we welcome April, Property Investor Today outlines the lots available at Strettons, one of the largest lots ever available at auction...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

New ground rent legislation explained - why is it so important?

Being hailed as the first part of the biggest English property law reform in decades, the announcement of new ground rent...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - how can investors capitalise on the rise in flexible living?

Property investors are recognising the shifts in the way people work and eyeing up the ‘lucrative’ short-term rental market as a...

31 March 2021

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A look at leasehold – what investors should know before signing paperwork

Having been a building surveyor for more than 20 years, specialising in the leasehold sector for the past 15 or so...

31 March 2021

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Roundup – new scheme in Hounslow, co-living/Mayor tie-up and rare Yorks homes

Prime developer Harbright has unveiled its first development outside the centre of the capital with the launch of Whitelocke House in West London.  The...

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Senior living – building property wealth and the top asset class for investors

Over-55s used housing equity to clear more than £612 million of unsecured debt in 2020, new data from Key has revealed. Credit...

31 March 2021

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Investors – should these rural locations be on your radar?

The ongoing implications of the coronavirus pandemic have seen an increasing number of people relocate from cities to the countryside for...

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investor insight – are off-plan developments a good investment?

A property development and investment company has claimed that the ongoing shortfall in housing is prompting strong demand for high spec...

29 March 2021

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Looking ahead – towns and city centres in a post-Covid world

Covid-19 has had a radical impact across almost every aspect of society, and it is no different when it comes to...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

UK investment - has there been a boom in buyers hailing from Hong Kong?

Britain and Hong Kong have long had close relations, not least because it was a British colony until as recently as...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech – digitising applications and ‘first of its kind’ agent platform launches

Tech company The Future Fox has received funding from Innovate UK and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

What a Covid vaccine could mean for the property market

The coronavirus vaccine roll-out is going far better than any of us could ever have imagined, with more than a third...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – is Hull the property market's next hidden hotspot?

Kingston upon Hull is the hidden hotspot for property investors in the north of England, a developer firm has claimed. Iguana Developments, which specialises...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – why we must take cladding and fire safety more seriously

Principle Estate Management has welcomed government plans for new legislation that takes fire safety even more seriously. The Home Office has announced...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – luxury towers, £1m-plus homes and a hopeful 2021

This week, Property Investor Today takes a closer look at the diverse lots at Bond Wolfe’s next sale, Allsop’s range of...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Student bounce-back, recruitment for South West project and cinema salvage

A specialist provider of purpose-built student accommodation has reported a trebling in the pace of bookings since Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

French property market remains ‘en vogue’ for British investors

If, over the years, you have been interested in an investment property abroad, chances are that France was one of the...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Webinar roundup – what do new-builds offer to property investors?

Last week, two of the UK’s biggest housebuilders – Barratt and Berkeley – held webinars aimed at investors. While new-build developments have traditionally...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – from riverside apartments to historic schemes

Construction work on a set of new riverside apartments in North Tyneside has begun. The £10 million development, Shepherds Quay, will be...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Overseas advice: how to buy a Spanish second home at below market value

Despite it being not far off 15 years since the global financial crisis, the fallout is still being felt in the...

24 March 2021

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Volume of properties falls nearly 22% across UK - study

The average volume of properties advertised on the market has fallen by nearly 22% since it hit a peak in November, according...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with St. Modwen Homes - how has Covid affected buyers and investors?

Housebuilding took a hit as a result of the pandemic, but there are signs that it is now starting to recover. In...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – luxury living in Berkshire and eco-friendly homes in Brum

Housebuilder Kebbell has unveiled its new Berkshire scheme of luxury apartments, Osborne House, which hosts six spacious, three-bedroom apartments located near the...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Leasehold scandal – NLC welcomes CMA announcement on ‘onerous’ ground rents

The National Leasehold Campaign (NLC) – the UK's largest and most influential campaign group on leasehold reform - has welcomed the...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Post-Brexit UK-China property investment outlook – what should you know? 

A new thought leadership paper has looked at where, what and why Chinese high-net-worth-individuals (HWNIs) and investors are buying and developing in...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Beauty and the East – Barking tops London’s rental yield table

East London offers the best rental yields in the capital, according to the latest data-analysis by estate agent Portico. Its interactive rental...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Can the high street be saved by residential redevelopment?

Like many other things, the high street developed over time as small residential settlements became towns, with more people coming to...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Developer issues – architects willing to take legal action & homebuyer fightback

A leading private wealth law firm claims that architects are increasingly prepared to take legal action against developers in a bid to...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – new platforms, March sales and returning brands

This week’s roundup features Savills Auctions’ new auction platform, Clive Emson’s extensive auction catalogue, a returning brand with SDL Property Auctions...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Going global – GuestReady acquires The Porto Concierge in Portugal

Leading short-term rental brand GuestReady has acquired The Porto Concierge, the largest Airbnb management company in Portugal. Following its acquisition of BnbLord...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Survey – how is marketing viewed and utilised in the property sector?

A new report based on research conducted in 2020 has been launched by The Property Marketing Strategists, a new venture from...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors - three ways to diversify your portfolio in 2021

In this guest piece, property development and investment company SevenCapital outline three ways investors can diversify their portfolio.  After the turbulence of...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – are cities investment dead-zones or will they bounce back post-Covid?

Since the coronavirus crisis began, there has been lots of talk about the death of the city-centre as people seek more...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Roundup – Liverpool’s £100m waterfront project & new BTR scheme in Sheffield

Liverpool-based global property developer Romal Capital has reinforced its commitment to Liverpool’s Central Docks by committing £100 million to transform the derelict brownfield...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular update – affordable modular homes coming to Beeston

ilke Homes has partnered with emh group to deliver affordable homes in Beeston, Nottinghamshire. In light of the government’s reforms to increase...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

On the move – 2021’s UK home moving hotspots revealed

Nearly 800,000 home moves (2.6%) have taken place in the last year, despite numerous periods of lockdown restrictions and the wider...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Why Manchester remains a buy-to-let investment hotspot

It’s been widely reported that Covid-19 has sparked an ‘escape to the country’. This may have left property investors wondering if Manchester...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are the best places for property investment overseas?

Purchasing an overseas property can be daunting and complicated at the best of times, and this is even more so the...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – understanding and tackling the ongoing crisis

In light of the controversy surrounding cladding as of late, DBRS Morningstar has released a commentary titled ‘UK Cladding: Much More...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Smart construction – how will it affect the future?

In this guest piece, Delilah Kealy-Roberts – copywriter at digital marketing agency Mediaworks – explores how smart technology is transforming our...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev update – affordable scheme in Castleford and a derelict home in SJW 

Work has commenced on a £9.2 million housing scheme in Castleford, West Yorkshire, which will transform a brownfield site into high-quality,...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – do landlords and tenants really have a good relationship?

A survey claims that 75% of tenants describe relationships with the landlords as ‘good’ or ‘very good’, while 89% of landlords...

15 March 2021

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International Women’s Day – encouraging young women brick by brick

In the third and final instalment of our International Women’s Day series, we explore the theme of inspiration, with partnerships to...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investment roundup – self-build decline, Birmingham growth and new modular

The self-build market is estimated to have declined in value by some 10% in 2020, as a result of the Covid-19...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – A ball of history, record sales and the power of auction

You may get a kick out of this week’s roundup, with the home of the late England footballer and World Cup...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Going green: shift to sustainable construction plus Scottish Passivhaus

Here at PIT, we’re always keen to champion green issues and sustainability, so it’s pleasing to see a new study by...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

How house prices & rents will affect your property portfolio in the 2020s

For many years, residential property has been the default choice for investors looking to preserve and grow their wealth. In times...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day – diversity, going green and equality in property

In the second instalment of our International Women’s Day series, we explore the topic of diversity in property and construction, the...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - why are international investors piling into the North West’s BTL market?

International investors are increasingly focusing on the buy-to-let (BTL) property market in the North West of England, according to property investment...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

PBSA investors – these university hotspots are offering the most homes

Southampton, Portsmouth and Nottingham are the cities with the highest density of student rental availability, research from UniHomes has revealed. The student...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the who’s who of the holiday rental world

Having weathered the various challenges of 2020, showing its resilience and adaptability with companies surviving despite the difficult travel climate, the...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – three European countries seeing tremendous real estate growth

After several years of growth across all real estate segments, 2020 was anticipated to maintain this trend. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day – paving the way for women in construction

A recent report has revealed the three factors holding women back when seeking their first job in property are unequal growth...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – are branded residences the next major investment trend?

Branded residences have grown in popularity and scope in recent years, but are they something investors should keep an eye on?...

08 March 2021

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The BTR Paradox – how does supply, demand & seasonality impact on success?

In this guest piece, Jess Brookes - content & research executive at Home Made, a London lettings company specialising in Build to...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the cities where millennials are buying to let

With people commuting less due to the pandemic, it comes as no surprise that the interest in searches for ‘buy-to-let scheme’...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the UK’s top five urban regeneration hotspots?

Here at Property Investor Today, we are always keen to focus on major regeneration projects and cities and towns undergoing major...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – BTR re-cladding and the declining appeal of flats

LaSalle Investment Management has become the first institutional investment landlord in the UK to complete re-cladding at a cost in excess...

05 March 2021

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Update – Sheffield regen, RAF ‘garden village’ and Bloomsbury office to resi

In this bumper development roundup, PIT explores regeneration projects in Sheffield, office to residential conversions in high-end Bloomsbury and schemes providing...

05 March 2021

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