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Revealed – why should you invest in Lisbon?

On Thursday May 6, a webinar was held – ‘Invest. Work. Live. In Lisbon’ – to highlight the best ways of investing successfully in Portugal’s increasingly...

Green homes – fossil-free construction and a new leader of sustainability

Pipelife Norway has become the latest supplier to use BIOVYN™, the world’s first commercially available bio-attributed PVC from INOVYN. As Norway’s largest manufacturer and supplier of plastic...

Chinese investors - will there be a drop in buying after the stamp duty holiday?

The stamp duty holiday – which began in July last year and will continue in its current format until the end of June, before applying to...

Update – Signature Living recovery plan continues at pace

The founder of Signature Living Group expects to set a recovery plan with his company’s administrators ‘within weeks’, as preparations for venue reopenings continue. Hotelier Lawrence Kenwright...

Rent-to-Rent: the 'hottest strategy' for new investors but lots of hard work

Property investors are always looking for new strategies and Rent-to-Rent has recently risen to the top of the popular strategies list. So, how does it work? In...

Development works – major schemes in the East Midlands and Bristol

A historic dye works and laundry is being transformed into contemporary new homes by developers Galliard Homes and Acorn Property Group. This month, the developers revealed a plaque on the...

Regent’s Crescent success, hotel to resi and Liverpool landmark revival

In this development roundup, Property Investor Today explores the impressive sales success of the Regent’s Crescent scheme in West London, a potential hotel to residential opportunity...

Auction roundup - things May be even better for auctions this month...

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at Landwood Group’s success with auctions, the launch of Strettons’ May auction catalogue, the ever-growing buyer demand fuelling...

Green list Portugal - enquiries surge as buyers make plans to travel overseas

Findings from Rightmove suggest that pent-up demand from home-hunters wanting to buy a home in Portugal has finally started to be released, following the news that...

Q&A with Rune Sovndahl – talking podcasts, Nordic influence and trends

For landlords and property investors, maintenance is a key if not particularly glamorous part of the job. But how can landlords and investors spend more time growing...

Portugal update: flood of movers, new appointment and attractive investments

With Portugal now included on the government’s ‘green’ list for quarantine-free travel from May 17 (meaning people will no longer need to self-isolate for 10 days on...

Patience and planning makes women better investors than men – study

Research from Yoppie has found that when it comes to long-term investment, women are more likely to see a greater return than their male counterparts.  Investing in property,...

BTR – boosting Ilford's community and new SFR scheme in Dublin

Telford Homes has exchanged contracts with Sainsbury’s to deliver a new housing scheme in Ilford. According to the developer, the acquisition of the 4.82-acre site underlines its...

Investors in Spain – how is the market being affected by Covid and Brexit?

Along with Portugal, Greece and France, Spain has for many years been the destination of choice for British second home owners, but has this trend been...

Insight - these cities will continue to attract investors post-Covid-19

In recent times, regional property markets have seen a significant increase in investor interest. This upwards trajectory has been historically driven by two factors; one being...

Investors – should you buy early at regeneration schemes?

Places undergoing significant regeneration are often appealing to investors for the potential strong rental returns and high capital growth they promise over time. The outskirts of London,...

PBSA plans – high-quality living set for Nottingham and the Netherlands

A residential and commercial property developer has submitted proposals for a 692-unit purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Nottingham city centre. Godwin Developments submitted plans to Nottingham...

Revealed - what asbestos taught us about managing risk

The UK’s asbestos industry ended on August 24 1999 after being used heavily from the 1950s to 1970s. Over 20 years on, we’re starting to see...

Preventing holiday home hell – is investing abroad right for you?

It emerged a few weeks ago that TV stars Ant & Dec and Phillip Schofield are set to lose around £8 million in deposits following the...

An eco-boost – Lendlease and WorldGBC to create net zero built environment

Lendlease, an international real estate and investment group, has partnered with the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) on its Advancing Net Zero climate action programme. The company...

Update: new schemes in West London plus Guinness housing development

With lockdown easing and the vaccine rollout continuing to go well, there is hope on the horizon again for a brighter future – and this optimism...

Cladding roundup – leaseholders still at risk, but developer leads the way…

Following the recent vote in parliament to reject the latest amendment to the Fire Safety Bill, Mary-Anne Bowring of Ringley has outlined what this means for...

Quinta do Lago – what are the emerging post-Covid trends?

More than a year since the first lockdown began, Quinta do Lago – a key part of the Algarve’s famous Golden Triangle - has revealed some...

PropTech update – boosting homebuilding and revamped deposit service

A new PropTech engine has issued more than £600 million worth of Instant Sales Guarantee proposals in the first three months of 2021. LDS’ online engine, which...

Can new-build homes lead the renewable energy revolution?

In December 2015, the UK accepted the terms of the Paris Agreement. The accord recognised the growing threat of climate change on the environment and our...

Algarve investment – is this the region’s next major destination?

In part one of this two-part special, we looked at how the Algarve’s golf resorts are bouncing back post-Covid and post-Brexit with greater residential offerings. Here, we...

Revealed – where are the most energy-efficient regions in the UK?

The latest figures from an online estate agent have revealed which region in England and Wales is the most energy-efficient. With 85% of Brits saying they are...

Insight – will Help to Build really help to ease the housing crisis?

A property expert has claimed that the government’s new ‘Help to Build’ initiative is a positive step forward, but that the practicalities in delivering it need...

Countryside closure – demand for rural living drives record price growth

In the first quarter of 2021, the escape to the country trend triggered by the pandemic drove annual price growth to its highest level since before the...

From landlord to landlord-developer - the top investment strategy?

Is property investment still a good long-term strategy, or has the taxation and regulatory reforms over the past five years made the prospect of property investment...

Staycation special: why now is the best time to invest in a UK holiday home

This May Day Bank Holiday, PIT is running a staycation special series on a range of topics associated with a market that is expected to boom...

Revealed - 8 staycation trends for 2021 and what they mean for owners

This May Day Bank Holiday, PIT is running a staycation special series on a range of topics associated with a market that is expected to boom...

Staycation special: how to prepare your holiday home for lockdown reopenings

This May Day Bank Holiday, PIT is running a staycation special series on a range of topics associated with a market that is expected to boom...

Serviced apartments: the major player on the hospitality stage

This May Day Bank Holiday, PIT is running a staycation special series on a range of topics associated with a market that is expected to boom...

Beach huts – how are they performing as an investment?

This May Day Bank Holiday, PIT is running a staycation special series on a range of topics associated with a market that is expected to boom...

Algarve investment – why golf resorts are fighting back as residential hotspots

For many years, golf has been one of the biggest draws for those coming to the Algarve either on holiday or to set up home. Many...

Auction roundup – webinars, large catalogues and April results

In the last auction roundup of April, Property Investor Today takes a look at iamsold’s free educational webinar on the Modern Method of Auction, Allsop’s large...

Office to resi – City of London plans to convert offices into homes post-Covid

In one of the clearest signs yet of an office to residential revolution, the City of London has revealed that it is planning to transform empty...

Going green – interest in green buy-to-let mortgages rises sixfold

Three in every five landlords are now interested in green mortgages, according to Mortgages for Business. The buy-to-let (BTL) broker says 62% of landlords describe themselves as...

Are the traditional investment portfolio allocations still relevant?

There has been much debate around whether there is still a place for traditional portfolios made up of 60% equities and 40% bonds. We believe that...

Staycation 2021 – where are the top UK holiday rental hotspots?

With travel abroad clouded by uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic, throwing many travel plans into disarray, there has been an influx of holidaymakers looking to vacation...

Will UK property remain a long-term investment choice for overseas investors?

We know that UK property has long been a safe haven for international investors, with the market’s robust performance throughout the pandemic highlighting its resilience as...

Overseas investment – how do you get a mortgage in Portugal?

Portugal has long been a popular destination for Brits to retire to or have a second home in, while an increasing number of younger professionals and digital...

Cladding update – quicker recladding works and digitising asset details

Work on replacing dangerous cladding on high rise buildings across the UK could be accelerated and made cheaper if the government removed VAT charges for cladding...

Busting the myths: why don’t people sell at auction?

For most people, selling a property means doing so on the open market, usually through a local estate agent. This method works well enough but has...

Dev roundup – major loans and Leeds redevelopment project underway

Real estate funding specialist ASK Partners and OakNorth Bank have completed a £22 million co-loan for the next phase of an office to residential conversion project...

Most leasehold homeowners consider service charges unfair, research finds

One of the biggest frustrations for leasehold homeowners – aside from factors like doubling ground rents and a sense that they don’t really, properly own the...

Construction update - corporate deviance, deleted reviews and Redrow rebrand

Research by London South Bank University (LSBU) has claimed that the high-profile collapse of construction giant Carillion in January 2018 highlights ‘a culture of financial deviance’ embedded at the heart of the...

PBSA update – include utilities in costs and Irish PBSA scheme announced

Research by a student accommodation platform has found that the majority of student tenants would like to see utility costs more widely included within the cost of student...

Post-pandemic elderly living: a chance for socially responsible investment

In this guest piece, Jitesh Patel from Kajima Partnersips discusses why later living investment will become so important post-pandemic and represents an opportunity for socially responsible investment. Despite...

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