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Moda Living partners with Utopi for smart Build to Rent technology

Build to Rent (BTR) developer Moda Living has struck a UK-wide partnership with technology provider Utopi to build a complete digital...

17 August 2020

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Litigation funding: spreading risk, reducing cost and stopping uncertainty

For any investor, one of the biggest concerns will be identifying issues after acquiring an asset which impairs value. In the context...

17 August 2020

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Development – Slough proves popular and Mayfair deal in under 24 hours

Slough is benefiting from the property market’s post-lockdown mini-boom, with a major developer in the area saying it is continuing to...

14 August 2020

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Revealed – how has Covid-19 affected the ski property market?

Earlier this week, we conducted a Q&A with Mark Lightfoot - the founder of ski property platform SnowOnly – to get...

14 August 2020

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Regent Centre office scheme in Newcastle set to complete ahead of time

Work on a former vacant office building at Gosforth’s Regent Centre is three months ahead of schedule and is due to...

14 August 2020

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Modular build for Cambridge specialist independent school completes

Modular construction specialists, Darwin Group, has delivered a new multi-use block for Gretton School in Cambridge. Scaling 234 sq m, the brand-new...

14 August 2020

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Part 3 – what will property auctions look like in the future?

In recent days we have been exploring the future of property auctions with a number of major auction houses across the...

14 August 2020

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Property expert claims investors should consider Doncaster's property market

The founder of a property development company believes there is still money to be made in these difficult times, if the...

12 August 2020

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Cullen Property celebrates viewing success with 90% student flats let

As the UK slowly eases out of lockdown and home movers eagerly search for their next property, virtual viewings and video...

12 August 2020

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Part 2 – what will property auctions look like in the future?

In part one, we spoke to a number of high-profile auction houses about how they see the sector’s post-lockdown future. Here,...

12 August 2020

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Going green – modular housing firm the first carbon neutral housebuilder

A modular housing and technology company backed by the Rueben Brothers has become the world’s first housebuilder to achieve both the...

12 August 2020

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Never mind lockdown, average selling prices at auction are soaring

Auction House has seen the average price of its properties sold during lockdown soar by over a third. The figure has climbed...

12 August 2020

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Insight – how easy is it to get out of a timeshare arrangement?

In part one we explored the history of the timeshare and why so many Brits have been tied into unlawfully sold...

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers take advantage of stamp duty holiday before 2021 surcharge

Interest in UK property from overseas buyers is surging as investors look to take advantage of the current stamp duty holiday...

10 August 2020

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Q&A - how is ski property bouncing back from Covid-19?

Ski resorts were at the centre of some of the earliest spikes of Covid-19 in Europe, including examples of super-spreaders in...

10 August 2020

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ilke Homes to develop 76 sustainable homes in Worcestershire

ilke Homes has partnered with Crea8ive Sustainable Homes to deliver 76 sustainable homes to Evesham, Worcestershire – marking ilke Homes' tenth...

10 August 2020

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Revealed: how has Covid-19 changed house-hunting in Spain?

Across the world, people buying and selling homes are having to adapt to new ways of doings things as a result...

10 August 2020

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Insight – how to solve a problem like a timeshare

For a time, not so long ago, timeshares were the in-thing – something many invested in or considered investing in. It...

07 August 2020

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Overseas property - is now the right time to invest in Cyprus?

There are historic ties between the UK and Cyprus, the country has dealt impressively – like its near neighbour Greece –...

07 August 2020

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Auction roundup: Weekly summer sales and a huge save for buyers

As lockdown continues – although steadily easing as we adapt to a new normal – online auctions continue to thrive. Here...

07 August 2020

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Hong Kong investors keen to 'safeguard money in reliable London market'

Demand from Hong Kong buyers looking to 'safeguard' their money in London's 'reliable' property market is on the rise, according to...

07 August 2020

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Revealed: why Brits are still keen to purchase abroad

Despite the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic and the UK’s departure from the European Union, the international property market shows...

07 August 2020

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Part 1 – what will property auctions look like in the future?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every single part of the property market in some shape or form, but some parts were...

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Tenant demand and rental supply the ‘highest on record’ for June

The number of new prospective renters and supply of rental stock reached an all-time high in June, ARLA Propertymark’s June PRS...

05 August 2020

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Q&A - why is Birmingham's property market booming?

Last week we ran a story on the latest part of the landmark Snow Hill Wharf scheme being launched to market...

05 August 2020

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Rents across the country rise as London continues to struggle

Average monthly rents are performing strongly across the country on an annual basis, although comparative figures in the capital dropped for...

05 August 2020

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New development – go-ahead for 56 new apartments in Longbridge

The dedicated housebuilding arm of developer St. Modwen has secured approval for 56 new apartments in Longbridge Town Centre. St. Modwen Homes...

05 August 2020

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Q&A - is now the right time to put pounds into property in Spain?

Leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España launched two new developments this month – exclusive, frontline marina apartments at Pier 1 at...

03 August 2020

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Glamour, glamour - luxury real estate agency opens new office in Saint Tropez

A leading super-prime real estate specialist, which describes itself as the agency of choice for ultra-high-net-worth individuals, has announced the opening of...

03 August 2020

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Investors eye up new luxury apartment development in the heart of Chelsea

A range of luxury apartments, part of a new development in Chelsea at Essoldo House, have been launched to the market. The...

03 August 2020

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Investors – is now the perfect time to consider incorporation?

Accountancy firm MJ Bushell says now is the perfect time for landlords and investors to consider property incorporation. Property tax specialists at...

03 August 2020

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Is networking for property investors outdated?

For many people, networking brings with it negative connotations. It stirs up images of schmoozing businessmen engaged in self-aggrandising conversations. This, however,...

03 August 2020

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Development round-up: Notts scheme closer, new PBSA site in Edinburgh

One of the biggest city centre regeneration schemes in the UK moved a step closer last week (July 24) as a...

31 July 2020

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London set to remain a top investment location post-pandemic

The capital’s overall appeal as a top investment destination remains undimmed, according to the first major poll of global investors since...

31 July 2020

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Q&A – should investors be building upwards?

In his ‘Build, Build, Build’ speech in Dudley last month, Boris Johnson set out a number of radical planning reforms. This...

31 July 2020

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Hong Kong property buyers target London as domestic unrest continues

Property buyers from Hong Kong are flocking to London, according to one of the capital's largest estate agents. Chestertons says that between...

31 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what students want from their accommodation post-Covid

The student sector has been one of the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but most universities are returning in some...

31 July 2020

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Blow for investors – Spain removed from quarantine exemption list

Property investors travelling to and from Spain and its islands will be forced to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to...

29 July 2020

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Market snapshot: Sellers boosted as buyers bid above asking price

The property market is defying the traditional summer lull in activity as buyers and sellers continue to flood the market post-lockdown. Last...

29 July 2020

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Birmingham boom: St Joseph reveals latest part of landmark scheme

Next week (Monday 3 August 2020) developer St Joseph will launch its 21-storey The Regent building to market as it pushes forward with its...

29 July 2020

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Housing shortage for older people: stamp duty cut is short-term fix

It would be hard to deny that the UK housing market isn’t in desperate need of reform. The government has acknowledged...

29 July 2020

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Development: Approval for Kent project and Brum demand boom

A long-awaited riverside regeneration project has moved a step closer after planning approval was granted for Clifton Slipways, a contemporary mixed-use...

29 July 2020

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A Monopoly/Pokémon Go crossover – could this AR game help investors?

A new augmented reality game that lets players buy and sell real world properties has been launched by Krakow-based tech firm...

27 July 2020

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Global super-prime property outperforming expectations

Global super-prime property markets have performed strongly in recent months, despite the challenges of Covid-19 lockdowns. Knight Frank research shows that 153...

27 July 2020

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Where are the top UK holiday home locations for 2020/21?

Wales is the top holiday home location in the UK for 2020/21, according to research from holiday home insurance company Schofields...

27 July 2020

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Revealed – why do people want to buy a home in France?

It’s an eternally popular destination for Brits to holiday, invest and even live in, but why is France becoming an ever-more...

27 July 2020

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Making modular the new normal - is it the future?

Modular housing is growing in popularity, with many viewing it as one fast, eco-friendly way of solving the housing crisis. An...

27 July 2020

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Inside the mind of a Chinese investor – what are they searching for?

Despite the current thawing of relations between Westminster and Beijing, caused by controversial new laws in Hong Kong (a former British colony)...

24 July 2020

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Insight: are beach huts a worthy investment or a waste of money?

With a surge in demand for staycations as people continue to shun overseas travel in favour of domestic holidays, could there...

24 July 2020

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Spanish property – development in Barcelona and crowdfunding growth

Spain is the UK’s most popular holiday and second home destination and, since July 15, Brits have been allowed to travel...

24 July 2020

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International student drop-off leads to oversupply of rental properties

The lockdowns and subsequent travel restrictions imposed across the globe as a result of Covid-19 are preventing international students from coming...

24 July 2020

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How does collaboration benefit the property industry?

The property industry is among the most collaborative out there, or at least it should be. Any one property project requires the...

24 July 2020

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Investors – should you be considering serviced accommodation?

Now, more than ever, property investors will be seeking safe havens and thriving markets which promise strong and reliable returns. Could...

22 July 2020

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Investors take advantage of stamp duty cut by remortgaging to raise funds

Following the recent introduction of a stamp duty holiday, property investors can remortgage to raise funds for future purchases. According to Paragon...

22 July 2020

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Covid-19: Support and tax implications for short-term let landlords

There is barely a sector that has been more affected by the coronavirus pandemic than the travel industry. Globally, countries have...

22 July 2020

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New luxury homes set to launch in Italian hotspot

Palazzo Ricci, a new private residence club located in Abruzzo, Italy, is launching sales this summer. Approximately two hours from Rome and Naples, the 220-year-old palazzo,...

22 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Update – regeneration in Aldershot and £19m Belgravia home for sale

Aldershot – best known as the ‘Home of the British Army’ - is set for a major investment to transform the...

22 July 2020

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Revealed: the mindset and success principles of a property investor

Harvey Raybould is a UK property investor and owner of the Creative Property Group (CPG), a Kent-based property firm which aims...

20 July 2020

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Overseas buyers of luxury French property keen on outdoor space

Overseas buyers of French property increasingly desire outdoor space, according to luxury British developer Caudwell Collection. The firm says 75% of apartments...

20 July 2020

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Vehicles to homes: could government car parks ease housing crisis?

Government-owned car parks have the potential to deliver 110,000 new homes across the country, according to a pioneering study carried out...

20 July 2020

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What are the nation’s behaviours and attitudes around renting?

One of the UK’s leading Build to Rent providers for family housing has launched its private rental sector (PRS) market research...

20 July 2020

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Modern methods of construction acceptance service launched by NHBC

In one of the biggest signs yet that modern methods of construction (MMC) are going mainstream, NHBC, the leading warranty and...

20 July 2020

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Update: major development in York and progress in Brighton

A leading UK specialist real estate lender and investor has agreed to provide Heworth Green Developments, under the North Star banner,...

17 July 2020

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Staycations – where in the UK offers the best buy-to-let rental yields?

With a rise in staycations as a result of Covid-19 and the restrictions it has placed on overseas travel, investors will...

17 July 2020

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Q&A - what is the difference between co-living and BTR?

Before the coronavirus hit, Build to Rent was without question the property market's fastest-growing trend. While, like all parts of the...

17 July 2020

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Stamp duty holiday prompts rise in demand for higher priced properties

Last week's announcement of a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of property purchases has prompted a rise in buyers...

17 July 2020

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Maidstone regeneration – renovation of iconic 1930s house moves closer

A privately-owned property development company is aiming to take a step closer to bringing a well-known Maidstone landmark back into the...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Expert opinion: why and where to invest post-Covid-19?

In a recent Zoom webinar, titled ‘Why and where to invest in residential real estate post-Covid-19’, representatives from three different luxury overseas...

15 July 2020

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Insight - is self-build a rising investment trend?

Until now, self-build has been something of a niche market – for the brave and risk-taking. It’s received national prominence through...

15 July 2020

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Private island with seven luxury properties sells for over £5 million

A private island off the west coast of Ireland has been sold off-market for over £5 million to an unnamed Ultra-High-Net-Worth...

15 July 2020

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Student homes – why aren’t self-contained studio units in high demand?

Several months ago, on March 23, Boris Johnson made a televised address to the nation with the unprecedented call for the...

15 July 2020

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Will Covid-19 lead to a redefinition of long-term residential tourism?

Google searches for ‘moving abroad’ have once again returned to the peak search figures of last year. The current Covid climate,...

15 July 2020

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Investment in UK Build to Rent set for a sharp rebound, report finds

Multifamily (Build to Rent) housing is set to be the UK’s most resilient real estate sector, according to a report from...

13 July 2020

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Mortgage advisers confident buy-to-let business will grow over next year

Some four in 10 mortgage advisers expect to write more buy-to-let business in the next 12 months, according to Paragon Bank. The...

13 July 2020

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Network Rail partners with ilke Homes for modular housing development

Network Rail and modular housing developer ilke Homes have announced a significant investment in a brownfield site next to Beeston station...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: five benefits for property investors of using a bridging loan

There's no denying that Covid-19 has caused huge disruption to the global economy, and, unfortunately, it has hit UK entrepreneurs hard, too - including property investors.    With...

13 July 2020

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Smaller institutional investors locked out of investing into UK residential

A new report has found that the UK’s residential market is missing out on billions of pounds of potential investment from...

13 July 2020

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Spain overview – holiday home destinations remain resolute

House prices in Spain will close 2020 with little variation over the previous year, according to a recent market analysis of...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

What did the Chancellor’s Summer Statement say about housing?

Investors buying homes worth up to £500,000 won’t have to pay stamp duty on these purchases until the end of March...

10 July 2020

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Build to Rent bounces back - UNCLE opens its latest scheme in Wembley

Well-known rental brand UNCLE recently opened its fifth property within its rapidly expanding chain of serviced rental apartments. Made up of two...

10 July 2020

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Brighton development to benefit from seaside and stamp duty surge

A new work-and-live project in Brighton is hoping to capitalise on the spike in people looking to move to coastal areas...

10 July 2020

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Lessons of lockdown – Places for a changing world

As the UK gradually starts to emerge from lockdown, the reflective mood it has created is likely to continue in the...

10 July 2020

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Confusion abounds – where can and can’t investors go?

Knowing exactly where you can go without having to self-isolate for 14 days upon your return to the UK will be...

08 July 2020

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Development update: work commences on luxury apartments in Stretford

Initial work to restore a historic building to its former glory and bring luxury living space to Stretford, Greater Manchester, has...

08 July 2020

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Strong growth for luxury country homes market as outdoor interest soars

High-end countryside properties valued at £5 million and above recorded the strongest growth of any property type in the three months...

08 July 2020

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Birmingham’s BTR boom continues with Grainger’s latest scheme

Property developer Nikal recently announced that it has signed contracts with Grainger plc for the latest Build to Rent scheme to...

08 July 2020

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The future of the high street? LCP completes office-resi conversion in Oxford

LCP, a national commercial property and investment company, has announced that the last apartment in a transformed office-residential conversion in Oxford...

08 July 2020

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Revealed: leading lawyer urges UK citizens to get Spanish estates in order

With it being predicted that 800,000 to one million homes in Spain are owned by British citizens, with 381,000 of those...

06 July 2020

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Could the changes to UK planning laws lead to opportunities for investors?

In his major ‘new deal’ speech last week, where he stood in front of a lectern with the slogan of ‘Build,...

06 July 2020

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A look at lockdown - a Q&A with the SDL Group

Following the reopening of England’s housing market in May, the sector has seen a bounce back. Pent-up demand during lockdown has...

06 July 2020

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UK interest in overseas property reaches record high as restrictions ease

Demand from UK property investors looking to purchase homes abroad has reached record-breaking levels in recent days, according to Rightmove Overseas. Following...

06 July 2020

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Large-scale student home provider set to open latest scheme early

The Oaks – Student Roost’s 50th student accommodation, situated near Warwick University - is on course to open early, it has...

06 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Manila and Budapest top of the list for global house price growth

Knight Frank’s latest Global Residential Cities Index, which tracks the movement in mainstream residential prices across 150 cities worldwide using official...

03 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Will Covid-19 actually increase the demand for co-living?

A niche, but much-discussed, sub-sector of the rental market, co-living has never really taken off in the UK in the way...

03 July 2020

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Insight: why UK holiday rentals are still a very good bet

On June 23, the day that Boris announced July 4 as the date for the easing of lockdown in England, Sykes...

03 July 2020

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Investors take financial hit as rent rises reach an all-time low

Landlords and property investors have taken a financial hit in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic as the number of letting...

03 July 2020

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Surrey site acquired for £90m retirement-led mixed-use scheme

A retirement village expert has acquired a site in the heart of West Byfleet in Surrey, with plans for a ‘new...

03 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Scotland reopens – what do property investors need to know?

Restrictions on house moves in Scotland were relaxed from Monday (June 29 2020) as part of the Scottish Government’s four-phase routemap...

01 July 2020

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Student accommodation round-up – new schemes in Stirling and Brighton

Despite the uncertainties posed by coronavirus for the higher education sector, new student accommodation developments are showing no signs of slowing...

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Property investors 'building war chests' to expand portfolios

The nation's property investors are increasingly looking to grow their cash reserves and expand their portfolios, according to Mortgages for Business. The...

01 July 2020

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