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Revealed - the UK's top coastal property hotspot

The scenic Welsh town of Mumbles has been named as Britain's top coastal property hotspot by Rightmove. The town has seen average...

18 November 2020

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Manchester housebuilder reaches 100th completion

Manchester-based Hollins Homes is celebrating its 100th completion, following continued business growth and increased demand for homes due to the stamp...

18 November 2020

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Why investment in leasehold is crucial to building safety

It is no secret that the leasehold market has had its challenges in recent years. Abuses by a number of developers...

18 November 2020

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Top tips – investors warned not to change strategy based on lockdown trends

We all know it’s important, as an investor, to keep up to date with current and future rental trends in order...

16 November 2020

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Ski property market focus: Andorra and the Spanish Pyrenees

The ski property market in Andorra and the Spanish Pyrenees remains stable with strong sales activity, according to Engel & Völkers.  Andorra, a...

16 November 2020

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Danish co-living startup raises €6m to expand to European markets

Danish PropTech startup LifeX has announced a new funding round of €6 million euros to strengthen its presence in existing and...

16 November 2020

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Is now the perfect time to buy your ski home?

With a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic spreading across Europe and national lockdowns being implemented in many countries, you may...

16 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong and Chinese investors still buying - how to engage with them

Sally Maier-Yip, managing director of 11K Consulting, the UK's leading China PR and comms agency, outlines why buyers from Hong Kong and...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction Roundup – the guaranteed success of auctions

October was a fruitful month for auctioneers, with iamsold, Auction House and Strettons seeing good results from their most recent sales....

13 November 2020

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Q&A - what is the issue with hidden developers in Spain?

Spain has long been one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations and has also long been a favourite location for holiday...

13 November 2020

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On the move – lockdown drives large increase in Brits considering Europe

Lockdown has driven a significant increase in UK residents browsing home overseas, according to new data released by Kyero.com, an online...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

The rise of the upper-middle-aged renter – study

Retirees and those in the upper-middle age category are the fastest growing tenant groups in the private rented sector (PRS), analysis...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Analysis: will Covid-19 change how residential property is used and located?

A new report from international law firm Withers claims that Covid-19 is accelerating rapid change in what people want from their...

11 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid crisis? London falls behind in two-tier rental market

There’s a ‘firmly entrenched’ two-speed rental market across the UK, with London falling behind, according to Zoopla. Its Rental Market Report has...

11 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – who are the world’s top 50 short-term let property managers?

A Barcelona-based software company recently announced its list of the ‘World’s Top 50 Short Term Property Managers’.  Rentals United, which describes itself...

11 November 2020

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PBSA update - Coventry scheme in works and major deal agreed

Phase one of The Oaks, a student development constructed by Howard Ward Associates (HWA) in Coventry, has completed. The building, known as...

11 November 2020

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Window for global investors to purchase UK property is closing

With global stock markets in turmoil, many investors are turning to property as a less volatile investment option. For practical purposes, the...

11 November 2020

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Property ‘power couple’ aims to help investors reach their goals

Hayley and Paul Andrews, a UK couple who have battled life-threatening illness to build a multi-million property portfolio, are now sharing...

09 November 2020

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Show and tell: One Park Drive show apartments launched

Canary Wharf Group has launched the first three in-situ show apartments at One Park Drive, Wood Wharf’s tallest residential building. The development...

09 November 2020

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Development news – hotels seeking new uses and a major scheme in Wantage

A trio of hotels in Scotland which once catered for a significant number of coach tour guests are now up for...

09 November 2020

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Revealed – where are homeowners desperate to sell by 2021?

The coronavirus pandemic has altered the lives of many. Every industry has been affected one way or another, including the UK...

09 November 2020

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Build to Rent – what does wellness in design mean in 2020?

Moda is positioning itself as a pioneer within the BTR sector. From interior design to tech and vertical integration we are leading...

09 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Making waves – is investing in a houseboat a good idea?

Many people like the idea of living on the water, and houseboats have come to be seen as an increasingly trendy,...

06 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction Roundup – and lockdown won’t stop us!

It’s auctions galore this week, with Mark Jenkinson and Son, SDL Auctions, Bond Wolfe Auction and Auction House London achieving high...

06 November 2020

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Bringing on the next generation – course aims to boost construction intake

Construction of new buildings – on time, and in a smooth, unencumbered way, if possible – plays a vital role in...

06 November 2020

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Lockdown 2? No worries, transaction levels on the up – report

Before the lockdown announcement was made, the number of transactions completed was returning to pre-Covid levels. That is according to Nicky Stevenson,...

06 November 2020

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‘Generation Rent Better’: improve renter experience and maximise returns

It’s no secret that young people in the UK are struggling to get onto the property ladder, with the age of...

06 November 2020

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Insight – is co-living about to have its moment in the sun?

It’s threatened to be a thing for quite some time, but for one reason or another co-living has failed to catch...

04 November 2020

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Race against time: homebuyers scramble to save on stamp duty

Residential property searches by local councils have skyrocketed by as much as 1,400% as house hunters race to buy and beat...

04 November 2020

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How much Capital Gains Tax do you have to pay when disposing of a property?

When you're disposing of a property, you’ll have to take certain things into consideration, from choosing an estate agent to sell...

04 November 2020

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ilke Homes secures Rushden development to deliver 150 homes

Fast-growing modular housing company ilke Homes has secured a site for residential development in Rushden, Northamptonshire, that has the potential to...

04 November 2020

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Empty homes in England – can’t alternative uses be found?

In recent months, we’ve covered a number of stories extolling the virtues of converting retail units to residential in light of...

04 November 2020

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‘Carved by nature’ - sustainable inner Algarve resort starts to take shape

The Algarve has long been a favourite destination of the Brits, for its warm climate, golf courses, sun-kissed beaches and relaxed...

02 November 2020

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A landlord’s market – 10% of landlords look to expand their portfolio

One in 10 landlords now plan to purchase properties and expand their portfolio, compared to just 3% at the end of...

02 November 2020

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Revealed: administrators appoint Pantera Property to sell Elliot Group schemes

A property valuations and disposals firm has been appointed by the joint administrators of two further Elliot Group development schemes in...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors: safeguard income with short, mid and long-term rentals

The ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of people and businesses around the world, including property...

02 November 2020

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The ‘pawfect’ home – pet-friendly Canary Wharf scheme launches

Vertus, the residential leasing arm of Canary Wharf Group, has launched its first pet-friendly building, 8 Water Street. The development – the...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Part 2: retail to residential – will the high street need to change forever?

In Part 1, we asked whether other major retailers will follow John Lewis’s lead in moving into the world of building...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction Roundup – remember, remember, the sales in November

As we reach the end of October, Property Investor Today looks at how auction houses have been preparing for November auctions -...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Where is best to invest? Top ten investment hotspots for 2021

While 2020 has been a challenging year due to Covid, the property market has boomed, driven by changing priorities for homeowners...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

BTR update – new schemes from Glasgow to Exeter

The team behind Glasgow’s first major city centre Build to Rent (BTR) development has now successfully delivered another multi-million pound BTR...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How can landlords & investors protect their investments during Covid-19?

It’s painfully apparent that the risk of landlords and investors not receiving rent during the Covid-19 pandemic is far higher than...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Part 1: retail to residential – has John Lewis set a precedent?

The high street was already struggling before the pandemic, but Covid-19 has perhaps sent it into terminal decline. High streets in major...

28 October 2020

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From urban to rural – tenants ditch the commute for more space

Rents increased in many rural areas and fell sharply in some cities over the summer as more UK tenants looked to...

28 October 2020

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Revealed – the UK’s top five areas for development identified by Knight Frank

The top five areas across the UK which are prime for major development have been revealed by global property consultancy Knight...

28 October 2020

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Lets with pets – pet-friendly rental property searches spike

Online searches for pet-friendly UK rental property have jumped to the highest level since available records began in 2004, according to...

28 October 2020

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Bringing people and places together - how can it be done in the new normal?

Roy Ledgister, founder and chief executive of the Convivia Group, is both a barrister and an entrepreneur. Originally qualifying as a solicitor and...

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent rebounds strongly in Q3, CBRE report says

Investment in the fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) market bounced back significantly in Q3 2020, according to CBRE’s latest Marketview report. Following...

26 October 2020

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Multi-million-pound London mansions you can ‘buy now and pay later’

Two super-prime London mansions are on offer as part of a ‘buy now, pay later’ scheme that allows buyers to move...

26 October 2020

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Raising the bar - family-run company aims to improve student housing in Swansea

A small family-run company is attempting to raise the bar of student housing in Swansea with swish refurbished homes rather than...

26 October 2020

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Under-24s flock to London houseshares despite market dread

Rental data has revealed a marked increase in young renters heading to the capital throughout September 2020. The data released by co-living...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Needed: documented evidence to support MMC, says expert

In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards more innovative methods of construction - such as off-site and modular - to...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction Roundup – a month of firsts and record breaks

The property auction world continues to boom, with multiple auctioneers claiming sales success through the Bamboo platform, SDL Auctions holding its...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where is the best place to sell a property in England or Wales?

If you’re an investor with an asset you’re keen to get rid of, you’ll be eager to know where the best...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Building update: SME developers want to build more; ecolodge opens in Italy

Research by TrustedLand and LandTech has revealed that more than half of the UK’s small and mid-sized property developers expect to...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the ‘bare’ necessities of property investment during Covid

While the UK experienced a property boom during lockdown, buy-to-let (BTL) landlords aren’t necessarily reaping the benefits so easily, according to...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

The UK’s holiday let market is booming – could you be the next investor?

With the potential for restrictions to be in place on and off for many years to come, and the likely continued...

23 October 2020

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Property investment cons – how can the industry better prevent them?

A marketing expert who is vocal about companies responsibly marketing themselves has called for the property industry to be doing much...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Student landlords in the Midlands and North see best yields - study

We recently reported on the resilience of the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, which has seen a net increase of 2.6%...

21 October 2020

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ilke Homes set to regenerate Nottinghamshire brownfield site

ilke Homes has been selected by Nottinghamshire City Council to deliver up to 140 homes on a brownfield site in Arnold. The...

21 October 2020

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Development – from the former home of Coventry’s mayor to Nottingham’s boom

In this development update, PIT explores the fascinating history of a Victorian villa in Coventry – which is being developed into...

21 October 2020

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Leasehold Reform – the potential impact on landlords, developers and investors

On 21 July 2020, the Law Commission published its latest proposals to reform the law of leasehold. It was asked to make...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid isn’t a slippery slope for property in the French Alps – here’s why

Covid-19 has undoubtedly affected the ski property market. However, local market conditions are helping resorts in the French Alps to weather...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – how does a Build to Rent development come to fruition?

Build to Rent (BTR) has been one of the property sector’s fastest-growing marketplaces in recent years – and continues to grow,...

19 October 2020

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The new commuter belt: where are Londoners moving to?

The trend for Londoners moving to outer city areas continues, with agencies reporting a surge in enquiries from city dwellers for...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – why investors should be considering Preston

Earlier this year, we ran a number of stories on Preston’s burgeoning reputation as a property investment hotbed, including one about...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

New government funding 'a small but vital step to boost UK market'

In a previous article for Property Investor Today, which you can read here, I highlighted the importance of utilising brownfield sites...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction Roundup – rare lots and mighty 2020 sales

This week's auction roundup is full of rarities in Bond Wolfe’s extensive catalogue and also focuses on an impressive £300 million sold...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – is the construction sector facing a mental health crisis?

Property developers and investors rely on the smooth construction of homes and new developments to ensure their returns and bank balances...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Singapore PropTech start-up launches first ever virtual property expo

PropTech start-up MOGUL.sg and Singapore Land Authority (SLA)’s OneMap3D have announced the launch of Singapore’s inaugural 3D Virtual Property Expo. Running until...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Growth in medium-term lets? Airbnb-like company expands into the UK

Flatio, a Czech-Republic-based mid-term lettings platform, has announced that it has acquired digital nomad housing marketplace NomadX in a move worth £3.6 million. The...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Resilient property income - why property investors are turning to social housing

In this guest piece, Max Shenkman, head of investment at Triple Point Social Housing REIT, outlines why social housing REITs are continuing...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Green homes - want to save the planet & improve your house using free money?

I have been a developer and landlord for over 25 years and, for my sins, ended up owning an estates and...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Winning with kids’ - Class of ’92 apartment building opens in Manchester

The latest apartment building from leading city centre lettings firm Manchester Apartments has opened its doors, designed to provide ‘first-class accommodation’ to students...

14 October 2020

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Wealthy UK areas are performing best - study

The number of homes let in opulent UK areas has recovered to a level which is above the same period last...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Homes snapped up at coastal Yorkshire development

Small housebuilder Kebbell has reported booming sales for its Scarborough development, with eight homes already snapped up and only a handful...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – new hope for buyers who lost deposits for Spanish off-plan homes

Spanish homebuyers who paid and lost deposits on off-plan properties in the country as a result of the global financial crisis have been urged...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – what will happen to the ski property market this winter?

The ski property market – which relies on international travel and the easy intermingling of people – was especially badly impacted by...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

The top property hotspot of the last decade revealed

Bristol is home to Britain’s top property hotspot, as well as six of the top 10 places outside of London, according...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How making timeshare claims outside the UK is costing Brits thousands

Earlier this year, we explored the often-underreported scandal of timeshare mis-selling and asked how easy it is for people to escape...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

DTZ Investors forward funds £70 million for co-living scheme

DTZ Investors has forward-funded a 310-room co-living project in Earlsfield, in a deal requiring £70 million of total investment. The Collective, which...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: is the shift towards mid-term rentals here to stay?

At the beginning of the global crisis, there was a flood of property managers and Airbnb hosts with empty properties and...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how a property developer used Instagram to boost lockdown sales

A 32-year old property developer has revealed how he utilised the power of Instagram to ‘buck the trend’ during the coronavirus...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Want to sell high and sell fast? This book could help!

If you’re looking to sell one of your investment properties in the coming months, you’ll want to get the best possible price for...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction Roundup – leading auctioneers and major milestones

From SDL Auctions’ continued success since March, to iamsold contributing to a major sales achievement, Property Investor Today delves into the...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

PropTech tie-up allows more virtual tour options for investors

Automated lettings platform PlanetRent has partnered with virtual reality technology company The 360 View to provide virtual tours of rental properties. The...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

When adding height, don’t forget about Rights to Light!

After spending so much time in our homes this year, many homeowners may be contemplating extending their properties to create some...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – how can the BTR sector get more government attention?

Last week, Build to Rent (BTR) trade body UKAA and design and consultancy firm Arcadis hosted a Zoom webinar focused on...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Partnership to deliver eco-friendly modular homes in Neath

Modular housing company ilke Homes has partnered with developer Abode Waterstone to deliver six factory-built affordable homes on a site near...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How to kickstart your property investment portfolio

The current stamp duty holiday provides a window of opportunity for property investors. It’s particularly good news for those just entering...

07 October 2020

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UK PBSA sector remains resilient despite regional disparity – study

The UK purpose-built student accommodation sector (PBSA) has grown by a net increase of 2.6% in 2020, with more than 25,000...

07 October 2020

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Event roundup – Green Home Awards launched and landlord event heads online

Homebuilding & Renovating – which describes itself as the number one site for self-builders and home extenders – is launching its...

07 October 2020

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Premier Modular wins contract to house homeless in High Wycombe

Offsite construction specialist Premier Modular has won a £7.5 million contract for a development of apartments that will provide facilities for...

05 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Strong intentions: L&G commits large funding to Glasgow BTR scheme

The seemingly endless procession of new Build to Rent developments is continuing apace, with one of the biggest players in this...

05 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: top tips for selling your Spanish property and buyers’ Brexit rush

Advice has been offered to both those thinking about selling their Spanish property and those looking to buy in the country...

05 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Significant Scottish residential portfolio transaction finalised

A residential portfolio comprising 118 residential properties across the Central Belt of Scotland has been sold by Places for People to...

05 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Green property – organisation aims to remove plastic from construction

The housebuilding and development sectors have made big strides to becoming more environmentally-friendly and sustainable in recent years, but plenty more...

05 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Finding your niche – what type of property investor are you?

With recent reports suggesting there’s been a spike in first-time landlords of late, a property investment expert has outlined why finding your...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – Luxury hotels and iconic partnerships

This week, we provide a rundown of the latest auction news, from a one-of-a-kind hotel business site up for sale in...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: top tips for pandemic-proofing your property abroad

In this guest article, Andres Manzano, head of product (business) at PagoFX - a money transfer app launched earlier this year by...

02 October 2020

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