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Fit for a Queen – property prices double around Elizabeth Line stations

With the Elizabeth Line due to open on May 24, it’s perhaps unsurprising that many areas near stations on the line have seen a surge in...

Sun shines on Cyprus - property sales on island hit their highest in 14 years

Residential property in Cyprus continued to be in high demand in April 2022, with 938 successful transactions completed on the island - a 13% increase from...

Co-living roundup – London boom, new launch and Brighton’s first scheme

The still nascent co-living sector is starting to gather momentum if the last week is anything to go by, with the launches of new schemes in...

Auction roundup – £40m raised and the success of MMoA

This week’s mini roundup involves successful results for Allsop, which raised £40 million worth of sales in its May auction and anticipates a thriving commercial sale....

Why private investors are crucial to the Government's levelling up ambitions

The UK Government’s policy of improving the quality of life outside of London is central to its raison d'être. ‘Levelling up’ once again made an appearance...

Right on track – Crossrail house prices up by as much as 215%

Postcodes with stations due to benefit from Crossrail (CR) have seen house prices increase by 79% since the project was first announced, research by a London...

Development – new homes in Burgess Hill and a £5m apartment block

This mini development roundup includes the strategic partnership between Places for People and ilke Homes to deliver new homes in the Mid Sussex District, and a...

Debate - are second home owners pricing out locals and destroying communities?

Schofields Insurance has claimed that there are pros and cons for and against second homes as the dispute about second home owners pricing out locals continues...

Green homes – three-quarters of councils say they need more help to reach net zero

A recent survey carried out by strategic property advisers Cluttons and sustainability consultants AESG has found that the majority of 50 UK-wide council representatives (from 45...

How developers can navigate electric vehicle charging challenges

In this guest article, Isabel James, head of residential at Connected Kerb, one of the UK’s leading on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging providers, discusses the challenges...

Which city is driving HMO decline? The answer may (not) surprise you…

Market analysis from Octane Capital has revealed that the number of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in England has dropped in the past year. According to the...

Over half of available land plots snapped up by developers

Approximately 54% of all available land plots listed for sale across England have already been snapped up by developers, research from property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions,...

New platform launched to make property investment more inclusive

A PropTech start-up launched in 2017 to make property investment less clunky and more inclusive has announced the launch of its new property investment platform. Brickowner, which...

How the Airbnb phenomenon has stepped up international design

In this guest piece, Rob Lessmann, founder of luxury interior design studio Design'd Living, sets out how Airbnb has led international design to up its game. Airbnb...

Why property services need to lead the charge in the green revolution

The more the world learns about climate change, the more we realise that we all have a part to play in halting it – and that...

Where do you see BTR in five years? 'Bigger', says former UKAA CEO

Dave Butler recently stood down as the CEO of the UKAA (the UK Apartment Association), the main membership body for the burgeoning Build to Rent (BTR)...

Development roundup – joint ventures, FTB homes and co-living thrives

In this week’s roundup, PIT takes a look at the latest UK schemes, including the newest phase in Barratt London and exclusive apartments for first-time buyers...

The Elizabeth Line – will it give a boost to Canary Wharf’s property market?

One of Europe’s biggest transport infrastructure projects is finally set to open later this month after many years of delay and criticism. Crossrail 1 (officially known as...

Revealed - UK cities that student landlords should invest in

Letting to students can be an excellent opportunity for landlords and investors. Landlords and investors who are aware of yearly revenue from student rentals, rental costs, and...

Town and city regeneration: Advantages in property development

Town and city regeneration isn’t a new topic, by any means, but recent events in the UK have left us thinking about renewal – and this...

The 'all-in-one-living experience' – what does Vonder Wembley offer?

PIT was recently invited along by the Vonder Wembley team to spend a weekend at its flagship development and enjoy the all-in-one experience on offer. Here’s...

The Coast of the Rising Sun: Is it time to invest in the Far East?

Property in many of the UK’s coastal towns and villages has often taken a pounding and not just from the elements Mother Nature can throw around. Some...

Auction roundup – in-person sales return in a successful month ahead

Here at PIT, we’re kicking off the month of May with some good news for in-person auctions. Meanwhile, agents witnessed another successful month with SDL Property...

Getting technical – developers use PropTech for new-build sales

Homebuilders are reportedly utilising technology to dramatically reduce the time it takes to exchange on a new-build transition, the latest research by Unlatch reveals. Findings from the...

The ultimate guide to investing in a holiday home

With the rising cost of living and the UK’s inflation crisis creating financial uncertainty, many are looking to make more secure investments in real estate.    Studies have found...

Insight: Why investors should set their sights on Liverpool

Liverpool has become the hotspot for property investors and homebuyers alike, with property price growth over the last year higher in Merseyside than in any other...

Sterling Capital Developments release new apartments in West Ealing

A former bank on Uxbridge Road is being transformed into one, two, and three-bed apartments. By the end of May 2022, the flats should be completed...

Tenants could be paying £800 more in rent per year – claim

In just a year’s time, the average UK tenant could be paying £800 more a year in rent, research by rental platform Ocasa shows. While the UK...

Leaseholders invited to free webinar on cladding issue advice

Leaseholders facing the prospect of huge bills to remove unsafe cladding will be offered valuable insights into the possible implications of the Building Safety Act at...

Revealed: The secret weapon that will make your development a success

There are many shades on the ‘developing property’ spectrum, and for my money, one of the most attractive hues is a conversion project where a commercial...

Revealed: New Yorkers head for London as the Big Apple loses its shine

Haringtons, an independent buying agents based in London, has seen a rise in enquiries from the City of New York as the Big Apple loses its...

Auction roundup – and despite rising interest rates…

This week’s mini roundup features another success story from Auction House, which says buyer demand has trumped the rising interest rates, and the release of Allsop’s...

Planning consent achieved for 235 new homes in Sleaford

Planning consent has been granted for the development of 235 new homes on land at Stump Cross Hill, southeast of London Road, Handley Chase, in Sleaford,...

Buy-to-let sector heats up rent rises tempt landlords back to market

New analysis from Knight Frank suggests that rent rises are tempting landlords back into the market. It found that, in some cases, the rental market has outpaced...

What support is available for property owners with cladding issues?

Since the devastating tragedy of the Grenfell tower fire in 2017, cladding issues have been highlighted across thousands of properties in the UK. An investigation of...

Five top tips for property investors this year and beyond

With bricks and mortar proving ever-popular and house prices continuing to rise, the opportunities for first-time and seasoned property investors are endless. That is according to Kirsty Rogers,...

Bargain abroad? Spanish second homes much cheaper thanks to exchange rate

Taylor Wimpey España has claimed it’s possible to purchase a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment for £160,173 (plus VAT) in Spain – in marked contrast to the rising...

Investors: hedge against rising inflation with property

In this guest piece, Judith Tan, head of capital markets at EstateGuru, looks at how investors can hedge their bets against rising inflation by investing in...

Prime London prices up by 114 percent as high-end buyers return

Despite prime London property prices remaining largely flat on a year-on-year basis, some postcodes have seen average sale prices climb by as much as 114%, according...

North England the new hotspot for PBSA – is it time to invest?

Landlords have been making attractive profits from renting property to students for many years, with this traditionally being one of the more profitable investment strategies. A...

Insight - how could the French elections affect property investment?

Following the first round of the French presidential elections, which saw current president Emmanuel Macron and controversial Eurosceptic Marine Le Pen advance to the second round...

Auction roundup – nightlife prospects and investment homes

This mini auction roundup has a commercial twist, with SDL Property Auctions offering a range of nightclubs and other nightlife spaces, while Clive Emson launches its...

Water Neutrality – problems and solutions when it comes to development

In this guest piece, Philip Allin, associate director at Boyer London, looks at the problems and solutions of water neutrality when it comes to new developments. Across the...

Shojin exits mezzanine investors with returns of £1.6m

Shojin Property Partners, an FCA-regulated online real estate investment platform, has delivered investment returns of £1.6 million to mezzanine investments as part of The Esplanade –...

How digitalisation can speed up your property’s sales process

The pandemic has had a major impact on our lives and the global economy. Our beloved property sector was by no means an exception and vendors...

Study shows 63 per cent of tradespeople are going greener in 2022

New research from the find-a-tradesperson platform, Rated People reveals how UK tradespeople are adapting their businesses this year to be more environmentally friendly. The study comes as homeowner demand for...

Electric vehicle growth is a highly charged issue for developers – claim

Developers and estate property managers need to keep abreast of fast-changing, fast charging advances in the world of electrical vehicles (EV), experts at Principle Estate Management...

Planning permission for 433 new homes in Gedling granted

Gedling Borough Council has approved planning permission for 433 new homes by Keepmoat Homes. This will mark the final phase of the Chase Farm development in...

Aspiring holiday let landlords – top tips from a lending expert

With new research finding over 10 million UK adults are considering becoming a holiday let landlord and the volume and total value of completions for new holiday...

Impact of easing Covid restrictions for the Scottish rental market

Some of the more onerous restrictions which were imposed on landlords in Scotland in the first dark days of the pandemic were rescinded at the end of last month...

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