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Auction roundup – the rise in MMoA and a bumper bungalow boom

This week’s roundup is centred around demand, with iamsold reporting a strong rise in Modern Method of Auction as market conditions...

18 February 2022

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Who built The Arc? Ghelamco did!

Ghelamco - which is well-known for the creation of sustainable, energy neutral concepts - has officially launched The Arc in Shoreditch,...

18 February 2022

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How to get investment ready when you want to raise capital this year

With such a high percentage of investment offers failing to raise finance, you need to be well-prepared when raising money for...

18 February 2022

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Staycations here to stay – holiday owners set for another record-breaking year

Following record-breaking years for staycations in 2020 and 2021, with people urged to stay local as a result of the pandemic...

16 February 2022

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Development roundup – homes for the homeless and new phases begin

In this week's development roundup, Property Investor Today looks at a new ambitious scheme that will see rough sleepers in Basildon...

16 February 2022

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Levelling up could boost UK housing market by £58.7bn – claim

The government’s ambitious plans to ‘level up’ in the UK could boost the value of the nation’s property market by a...

16 February 2022

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The growth continues! BTR platform plans first Scottish project in Edinburgh

A Build to Rent platform set up by Macquarie Asset Management with British real estate industry veterans Darryl Flay and Martin...

16 February 2022

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Leasehold Reform Bill completes parliamentary journey - what now?

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act, once it comes into effect, will prevent ground rent being charged on most new leases. Anyone...

16 February 2022

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Full steam ahead! Masterplan for West Bromwich given the green light

Last week saw Sandwell’s Cabinet approve ambitious plans to regenerate and revitalise West Bromwich’s town centre over the coming decades. The West...

14 February 2022

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Rental fraud begone! New technology set to revolutionise PRS

London-based PropTech firm Homeppl has developed two ‘revolutionary’ fraud detection tools to support agencies currently combating rising levels of rental fraud. The...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Construction crisis – building output decline persists in 2022

A construction output report has revealed that the value of underlying work commencing on-site has fallen 15% in the three months...

14 February 2022

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BTR boom - mixed-use developer adds to portfolio with prime Luton site

A mixed-use developer has acquired a 'significant' 1.05-acre site on Latimer Road, in Luton, with planning consent in place to develop a...

14 February 2022

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Your 12-step 2022 property investment plan

It’s a new year – 11 more months lie ahead. With some discipline and focus you could be much closer to your investment...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – will commercial auctions top resi ones in 2022?

This week we’re going commercial, with Allsop’s commercial auction achieving a 91% success rate this month and Shepherd Commercial Auctions appointed...

11 February 2022

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Breakthrough! Mayo Wynne Baxter wins landmark case for holiday homeowners

A leading South East law firm has won a breakthrough case by helping a group of holiday home leaseholders purchase the...

11 February 2022

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Revealed – top tips for first-time overseas buyers

A leading Spanish home builder has drawn on its 60-plus years of experience to provide information and advice to those who...

11 February 2022

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Good news for investors – London propels PRS property availability

Research from Octane Capital has revealed which areas of the UK rental market are driving growth in rental stock availability, as...

11 February 2022

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Why property investors should never put off dealing with damp

All property investments require maintenance and one of the most common issues is damp; a problem that is at its worst...

11 February 2022

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And so it continues – yet another new Housing Minister in mini-reshuffle

Boris Johnson has appointed yet another new Housing Minister as he yesterday continued the rearranging of his team in an effort...

09 February 2022

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Market woes – UK rents hit £1,000 pcm as living costs squeeze households

Average UK rents have risen to almost £1,000 per month – £62 more than at the start of the pandemic, according...

09 February 2022

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Partnership sees delivery of first modular scheme in Milton Keynes

Top five housebuilder Bellway has selected leading modular housing company ilke Homes to deliver 40 factory-built homes on a site in...

09 February 2022

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Cockfosters – plans for hundreds of rental homes given green light

Plans to build hundreds of new rental homes next to Cockfosters tube station have been given the go-ahead by Enfield Council, subject...

09 February 2022

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How to capitalise on short-term rentals and the BTR market in 2022

Investors and developers are catching the short-term and flex rental wave, and they are in for a long and thrilling ride. Emmanuel...

09 February 2022

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West London living – Moorfield launches first co-living scheme in Ealing

UK-focused real estate fund manager Moorfield has agreed to forward fund an 81-bed co-living scheme near Ealing Broadway, West London, for £21...

07 February 2022

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Levelling up a damp squib for investors, says expert

Last week (Wednesday February 2), the government finally released its long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper, designed to help flesh out a...

07 February 2022

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Council launches development firm to boost number of new Manchester homes

A housing development company wholly owned by Manchester City Council was formally launched late last week (Friday February 4) in order...

07 February 2022

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Brits spending up to 77% of income to cover rental costs – study

UK renters are forking out up to 77% of their monthly household income to get by in the UK rental market,...

07 February 2022

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London property predictions: will the market continue to grow in 2022?

The property market has weathered the COVID storm better than many sectors over the last couple of years. The crisis has...

07 February 2022

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Crypto property investment - is it worth the risk?

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have become increasingly popular among young investors, despite being famously volatile. But, at present, buying...

04 February 2022

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Insight - Chinese buyers increasingly looking for UK investment opportunities

The ‘potent’ mix of the Covid-19 pandemic and the slow demise of the Evergrande Group, one of China’s largest development companies, is...

04 February 2022

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Auction roundup – new hires, bridging loans and catalogue wins

The theme of this week’s roundup is growth and success. Savills Auctions welcomes a new associate and MSP Capital’s reports a successful auction...

04 February 2022

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Rental properties are nowhere close to achieving MEES – claim

Over two million properties in the sector lack basic energy efficiency measures and risk being banned from the market in the...

04 February 2022

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Time to smarten up – how PropTech can boost your ROI

Whether you are an accidental landlord or witty property investor; you are likely to agree that a wave of new regulations...

04 February 2022

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From leasehold to commonhold – is reform finally in motion?

Independent Buying Agents Haringtons reflects on the long-requested need to transform leasehold agreements and what impact this will have on the...

02 February 2022

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Millionaire maker - entrepreneur aims to help the disadvantaged

A property entrepreneur who is committed to revolutionising the public housing sector has pledged £1 million to helping individuals from deprived...

02 February 2022

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Predictions for 2022 – active auctions market, prices to rise, BTR one to watch

We’re already into the second month of 2022, but predictions on what the market could bring for the remainder of the...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

EPCs aren’t the answer to reducing emissions in our homes, poll shows

Almost two-thirds (62%) of residential property professionals don’t believe that Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are the most suitable method to help...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

How PBSA providers can foster a sense of community post-lockdown

In this guest piece, Neil Smith, managing director UK and Ireland at Scape, sets out how providers of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA)...

02 February 2022

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Green property - ground-breaking pilot to create world's first plastic-free homes

A pioneering research and development partnership launched this month is to lead to a world-first in the move towards carbon zero, plastic-free...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New fire alarm tech saves 82% for leaseholders amid cladding scandal

Prime Secure’s Fire Safety division has launched the UK’s first affordable wireless common fire alarm system, V-Fire, which removes the need...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – development sprees and a moment of firsts

In this week’s roundup, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest development news, from Downing’s development spree after a major...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Investment opportunity - new resi development in Liverpool city centre

Integritas Property Group (IPG) has announced the launch of Bastion Point, a brand new residential development in the heart of Liverpool which...

31 January 2022

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China: The beat of a different drum

A zero-tolerance policy response to Covid-19, declining property prices, and a flexible and accommodative central bank all set China apart from...

31 January 2022

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Partygate – will there soon be another new Housing Minister?

The revolving door of housing ministers could swing open once again if Boris Johnson survives the current crisis affecting his leadership...

28 January 2022

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Auction roundup – from famous gym buildings to £1m farmhouses

This week is nothing but positive, with the release of Clive Emson’s diverse catalogue, impressive lots set to go under the...

28 January 2022

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Revealed – how do landlords feel about greener home improvements?

Despite the continued rise in energy costs, 55% of homeowners are making positive changes to the environmental sustainability of their property,...

28 January 2022

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Developer acquires three key London commuter sites for resi development

Galliard has purchased three major London commuter sites, which together have a combined GDV (gross development value) of approximately £265 million,...

28 January 2022

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Why freeholders should talk to leaseholders about rooftop extensions

The American writer Mark Twain’s famously observed ‘Buy land, they’re not making it anymore’. However, property investors are now finding there...

28 January 2022

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BTR in the South West - Wise Living set to provide 500 new homes

A leading Build to Rent (BTR) provider has set a target of securing more than 500 BTR homes in the South...

26 January 2022

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EPC woes – landlords faced with £10k costs to upgrade their homes

New research from BDRC BVA highlights the extent of the cost that landlords will need to rack up to get properties...

26 January 2022

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The ‘do’s and don’ts’ of investing in Spanish property post-Brexit

In this guest piece, Sascha Badelt, managing director of Cloverhut, outlines what investors should (and shouldn't) be doing when it comes to...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants miss out on properties amidst high demand – claim

Some 40% of tenants described their recent hunt for a rental home as difficult, and half of them said it took...

26 January 2022

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Avoiding 5 common mistakes made by small-scale property developers

Small-scale property development is entering a phase full of fantastic opportunities. A huge housing shortage, an increase in permitted development rights,...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – 10-year milestones, suburban BTR and new-build loans

This week’s development roundup highlights the latest in development and investment, from Elevate Property Group’s decade-long run and Legal & General’s...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank - post-Christmas supply builds as Omicron uncertainty fades

The lifting of Covid restrictions this week could see the supply of property rebuild and normal house price economics return, according...

24 January 2022

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Expert insight - now is a really good time to secure a mortgage in Spain

In this guest piece, Spanish real estate agent and property expert Sean Woolley shares his experience of getting a mortgage in...

24 January 2022

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Half of UK renters want to buy out their landlord – study

A significant proportion of those renting a home would like to buy it from their landlord if circumstances allowed, new research...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – which cities will be the investment hotspots of 2022?

Staying at the forefront of the property investment industry takes a great deal of work, experience and expert knowledge, which is...

24 January 2022

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Insight - what to consider when buying-to-let in 2022

The start of a new year is often a time for reflection, and for investors, it is a prime opportunity to...

21 January 2022

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Auction roundup – as we enter another year like no other…

In the first auction roundup of 2022, PIT takes a look at the latest auction news; from iamproperty’s successful year with...

21 January 2022

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Government must focus on housing supply imbalance – claim

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has outlined the key areas it believes the government and the industry should focus on...

21 January 2022

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HUB and MARK agree on partnership for new BTR scheme in Birmingham

Residential developer HUB and pan-European real estate investment manager MARK have acquired 2 Snow Hill Plaza in Birmingham from a global...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Collaboration is key for rent collection

As Covid continues to impact the economy, Matthew Peake, partner and head of strategic asset management at Cluttons, explains how landlords...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors - could this be the time to consider investing in Scotland?

Investors could help to plug the shortage of private rented properties in Scotland, which is in desperate need of new supply. According...

19 January 2022

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Levelling up – the best outer-London cities to invest in revealed

Zero-carbon housebuilder Etopia Homes has pinpointed the towns and cities in England which could make the best use of the government’s...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Big investment in landmark Stockport BTR redevelopment project

A specialist alternative asset manager has committed £12 million, alongside several significant public sector bodies, as part of a public-private partnership to regenerate...

19 January 2022

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Insight: Where are we seeing the most new-build stock?

The latest research by Unlatch has revealed how the new-build market looks based on the diversity of stock currently available to...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Birmingham - why Europe's youngest city is a hub for students and young professionals

In this guest piece, Marcus Blake, managing director of Berkeley St George City & St Joseph, sets out why the UK's...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Nearing net-zero – L&G and Hodge invest £5.5m into energy tech firm

Legal & General Capital (L&G) and Hodge have invested £5.5 million into an energy technology and services company supporting the transition...

17 January 2022

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Bouncing back – Brit buyers return to Europe after Covid and Brexit

Just over a year ago (December 31 2020), the transition period for Brits to retire to European Union countries without the...

17 January 2022

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Council partners with modular firm to tackle homelessness

Cornwall Council has entered into a landmark deal to buy SoloHaus ‘micro homes’ from The Hill Group to help tackle the...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Station Hill Reading – law firm to advise on major regeneration scheme

It’s been announced that property experts from international law company Gowling WLG are advising Lincoln MGT on the £750 million regeneration...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Polka dots and stripes: why the UK shouldn’t mix politics with planning

Things that don’t mix well? Polka dots and stripes, planning and politics. The run-up to an election is usually an uncertain...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Brits in Spain stay mainly on the Costa del Sol’ – figures show rise in interest

A leading Spanish home builder has revealed that more than half (54%) of Brits who reserved homes with the firm in...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – from BTR portfolios to resi partnerships

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest development and investment news, featuring Avanton’s breakout into the BTR sector...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Leasehold consultation – what do investors need to know?

On Tuesday, the government launched a six-week consultation on proposals to make it easier and cheaper for leaseholders to purchase the...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Which cities have the lowest house price per square metre?

London houses are seven times more expensive than houses in the North, new research from Open Property Group has found. The investment...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions for the property sector in 2022 - causes for optimism

In this guest piece, Reece Mennie, chief executive of HJ Collection, outlines his predictions for the property market in 2022.  When looking...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions for 2022 - from sustainability and design to connectivity and net zero

With the new year now upon us, the predictions for what 2022 could bring from a property investment perspective continue to...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Staycation surge as domestic booking enquiries are up 200% on 2021

With demand for staycations soaring over the last 18 months, recent figures suggest that the UK is set for another record-breaking...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Government action on cladding - how did the industry react?

On Monday, Michael Gove - Secretary of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities - announced that leaseholders in buildings...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC emergency – 15% of landlords in the dark over upcoming changes

Just one in seven (15%) landlords surveyed have no knowledge of the upcoming legislative changes to the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC),...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions for 2022 in tech and real estate revealed

Following a successful year in PropTech last year, spatial data technology company Pupil predicts that 2022 will be the year that...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - four things to watch for in the UK property market in 2022

In this opinion piece, Tom Bill, head of UK residential research at Knight Frank, outlines the key things for those with a stake in...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New global property investment group launched by former SevenCapital director 

A new Midlands property investment group has been launched, targeting both investors and landlords. Set up by Andy Foote, the former SevenCapital...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Construction of 140 new homes at Macfarlane Place begins in March

Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo joint venture (JV) has appointed Kier for the construction of 142 new affordable homes for Peabody...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – which London boroughs are pawfect for pets?

With 45% of the population owning a pet, and London ranked the most pet-friendly city in Europe, estate agents Douglas &...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Firm provides £28m of funding for prestigious Winslade Park scheme

Paragon Development Finance has provided Burrington Estates with a £28 million funding package to support its 'prestigious' Winslade Park development in Exeter. Burrington Estates is redeveloping...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Supply/demand imbalance will continue in 2022 – warning

New home supply challenges will persist throughout the year, housebuilders have warned. The WhatHouse? Predictions Report 22 reveals that while 71% of...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup - new homes in Northampton and Erith

In this first development roundup of 2022, Property Investor Today explores a new green community close to Northampton and the granting...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Major new deal agreed for BTR scheme in North Acton

The latest ‘landmark’ Build to Rent (BTR) development in London is set to be delivered after Telford Homes and Realstar announced...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Wandsworth wins as wealthiest London hotspot in 2021

The borough of Wandsworth sits top as London’s prime property hotspot over the last year, accounting for the highest level of...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Fully charged! Why developers and investors are considering electric vehicles

In November, Boris Johnson spoke at the Confederation of British Industry’s conference and announced that Electric Vehicle charging points will become...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental sector pushes house prices up by 80% over last decade

As we enter a new year for the property sector, research from Boomin has revealed that the total value of homes...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

What is the top UK market trend from an Asian investment viewpoint?

Wealthy Chinese investors have long been reliable investors in the market, and have frequently looked to the UK, specifically London, as...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

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