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Manchester the top BTL investment hub as hidden gems found UK-wide

Manchester has topped the list of the best areas for landlords to invest in, according to Aldermore’s 'Buy to Let City Tracker'. The tracker assessed five key indicators...

Are we approaching the end of the road for HMOs?

You may have heard people say that as the coronavirus continues and a possible recession approaches, this spells the end of the road for HMOs (Houses of...

Overseas roundup – from Portugal and Spain to Montenegro

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, interest in overseas property remains strong, even if international travel and tourism are currently very much in the doldrums. Here, in this...

Permission granted! 80 eco-friendly Manchester homes get go-ahead

A leading Manchester city centre property developer has been granted planning permission to convert Mindel House and neighbouring Bloom Street into 80 low-carbon apartments. Beech Holdings was...

Buyers use H2B to purchase £1m worth of apartments in Worcester

The government’s Help to Buy scheme has reportedly assisted 80% of buyers to purchase more than £1 million-worth of apartments at an 'impressive project' in Worcester. Estate...

Auction roundup – investing from home and unique opportunities

Property Investor Today takes another gander at the latest news and developments in the auction realm, starting with SDL Auctions, Network Auctions and BidX1. Over 170 lots...

Revealed: investors urged to join High Court fraud claim against banks

New data has revealed that thousands of affected property businesses across the UK qualify to join a major High Court fraud claim against Clydesdale and Yorkshire...

Will the 2020 housing market boom continue?

As property investors, it is very important that we monitor house price trends when assessing new deals and during existing long-term projects, especially if we need...

Want free property investment advice? Linden Homes can help

A housebuilder is offering free expert advice for property investors looking to start or expand their portfolio in Cambridgeshire, specifically in the new, sustainable town of...

Almost gone! Only seven apartments left at Nottingham development

Potential buyers looking for lavish living in Nottingham are being told to act now to secure homes at the ‘Bridgford Place’ complex. Located a stone’s throw from...

High-end property broker: we should be more like the US on property

A Mayfair-based property broker, who has previously spoken of his ability to break into the old-money elite, has called for greater adoption of US industry standards...

Investors scramble for property in the face of recession – study

The majority of UK investors are worried the government’s handling of Covid-19 and Brexit will have a negative impact on the economy, new research from FJP...

Five reasons why property investors are feeling the 'Verbier vibe'

Fashionable Swiss ski resort Verbier is firmly on the radar of international buyers as 2021 approaches, according to Skiingproperty.com. The website says that the high-end resort -...

Investors – would you swap time in your second home for stays elsewhere?

A property exchange company born out of the 2008 financial crash has seen its membership grow again as the world undergoes another major shock with the...

Looking to scale your portfolio? Here’s some top tips for seasoned investors

Sometimes even seasoned investors will need guidance, help and assistance, particularly during times of crisis and uncertainty. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and the upcoming end of...

BTR roundup – new hires, mental health support and ongoing strong investment

The fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector continues to generate plenty of news, even as we live through Lockdown 2.0. The week-long virtual Festival of BTR is...

Development update – luxury riverside apartment and 19 acres of land for sale

Construction works are in progress on the ‘The Yacht Club’ – an exclusive 81-home development on the banks of the river Trent by KMRE Group Ltd. Located...

North/south divide - is the Treasury's 80/20 rule really that unfair?

“The river bears no empty bottles, sandwich papers. Silk handkerchiefs, cardboard boxes, cigarette ends Or other testimony of summer nights.” (T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land). Eliot was writing about London...

Overseas interest in UK real estate and construction through the roof – report

The proportion of overseas investors who consider real estate and construction to be a key driver of future UK growth has more than tripled since last...

Senior living’s top providers start to boom, but faster growth is needed

A law firm has said the value of the UK’s top 15 senior living providers has increased by 62% in the past five years, up to...

The only way is up – property boom in a third of UK’s largest cities

A third of the UK’s largest cities are experiencing a property boom, according to research from leading letting firm Apropos. It looked at year-on-year data to find...

Major resi conversion green lit in Birmingham as part of regen scheme

Claremont Property Group has been granted approval for the regeneration of 55 Holloway Head, with the historic ‘flatted factory’ in Birmingham set to be transformed into...

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 asking prices rise by 47%...

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 duty holiday. Since its inception in...

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 have undermined trust in the...

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 to maintain a successful property...

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 Principality known for its three...

£4.75m luxury development comes to Nottinghamshire market

Award-winning developer Guy Phoenix has introduced its latest creation – The Knoll – to Nottinghamshire. Located in Colston Basset in the Vale of Belvoir, Nottinghamshire, the five-bedroom...

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 new markets in Europe. The recent...

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 be putting off your plans...

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 China are still interested in UK...

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. Meanwhile, Wilsons Auctions outlines why...

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 and second homes – the...

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 European property platform for UK...

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 from Paragon Bank reveals. Paragon’s new...

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 homes and how housing developments...

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 revealed a two-tier rental market...

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 as a market-leading enterprise channel...

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 Oaks 1, will bring 378...

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 question is not whether property...

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 their ‘invaluable expertise’ to help...

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 marks the first UK residential...

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 sale and seeking potentially new...

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 property market, which has been...

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 the charge, and resident wellness...

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, alternative way of living in...

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 success rates at their latest...

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 allowing property investors and property...

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, managing director of Fine &...

‘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 first-time buyers now at a...

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