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Black History Month – positively impacting lives through property

In the third instalment of our Black History Month investor special, we speak to Ayesha Ofori, founder of both the female property investment network PropElle Network...

Are the Home Counties the next hotspot for Chinese and HK investors?

A new thought leadership paper has asked whether the Home Counties – the typically affluent counties surrounding London – will be the next hotspot for investors...

Will 2022 be the time to invest in property?

Another new year is approaching, but unlike the last, 2022 should arrive with significantly less uncertainty, especially for the property market. Not only did the initial...

Auction roundup – normalising auctions, MMoA and more valuers needed

This week’s auction roundup involves another bumper month for SDL Property Auctions as it partners with Rightmove to revolutionise auctions, as well as some encouraging words...

Everything you need to know about buying a new build

In this guest piece, the experts at regulated property buyers GoodMove explore everything investors need to know about buying a new build, including what a new build is, the...

Property Hub duo launch game-changing app - what's it all about?

The pair behind one of the property industry's most popular podcasts have now launched an app that they say will 'completely disrupt the sector', allowing anyone...

Planning reform the biggest obstacle for resi development – claim

The existing planning system is the biggest obstacle to residential development, according to national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH). Its annual Residential Development Survey – which...

Revealed – do homeowners take energy efficiency seriously?

A recent survey has revealed that only one in eight (13%) people in the UK admit that they seriously considered the energy efficiency of their home...

Commercial to resi – a market boom from Leeds to Staines

In the fourth and final part of our series on the fast-growing commercial to resi trend, we check in on schemes in Leeds and Staines, as...

How to maximise income from your holiday home in 2022

Since the start of the pandemic, recent figures have shown that more than 11,000 second-home owners in England have opened their properties to become holiday lets.  Second-home...

Black History Month - breaking down barriers and improving diversity

In part 2 of our Black History Month investor special, we speak to Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of property management and development company, HMO Heaven and co-founder...

Hotel to home - Cyprus hotel transformed into Limassol Riviera houses

Londa, a 5-star boutique hotel located on the southern coast of Cyprus, is being transformed into luxury properties. The hotel first opened almost 40 years ago...

Insight: Which areas promise the biggest property value increases?

Research by Share to Buy has revealed the top locations to buy houses, with the biggest increase in property value over the last decade. The average UK...

Commercial to resi – from West Sussex to Surrey

In part three of our series on the booming commercial to residential sector, we look at some of the recent schemes backing up this growing trend....

Why UK investors should consider property overseas

In this guest piece, Martin Dell, Founder of Kyero, explores what makes overseas properties, particularly those in France, an attractive option for UK investors. With UK property...

Black History Month investor special - Q&A with Roy Ledgister

Black History Month, an annual event with origins dating back to late 1960s USA and celebrated in the UK since 1987, is taking place across the...

Auction roundup – from Cornish holiday homes to luxury hotels

This week’s auction roundup features the exclusive lots available at Bond Wolfe's and Strettons’ October auctions, and a new mention in the series with Pro Auction...

Cladding crisis - SLC pens letter to Michael Gove urging action

John Clay, a board member and past chairman of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers, has written an open letter to the new Secretary of State for...

Godwin submits revised proposals for scheme in central Worcester

Property developer Godwin Developments, working in partnership with Lowesmoor Regeneration Ltd, has submitted amended proposals for its waterside mixed-used scheme Lowesmoor Wharf in central Worcester, in...

Revealed – the hidden running costs of being a landlord

In this guest piece, Rightio discusses some of the lesser-known costs of being a landlord. To the uninitiated, being a landlord might sound like a lucrative gig....

A new breed of co-living - can a ready-made community really be achieved?

Some believe co-living as a concept has only grown in significance as society has had a chance to reassess its priorities and key requirements of the home...

Development roundup – ambitious investments and more modular homes

This mini development roundup features significant funding and investment for a Kensal Green development, a housing scheme in Corby and a two-strike deal to deliver hundreds...

Investors – what are the warning signs for potentially costly subsidence?

Subsidence damage, if left untreated, can cost homeowners anywhere between £3,000 to over £250,000 – meaning it could prove very costly to investors if they don’t deal...

Rental update – new HMO licensing rules, green spaces and low supply

In this market update, PIT looks at how HMO licensing will potentially impact Westminster’s rental market, the rising demand for green spaces among tenants, and the...

Secrets to choosing the right contractor for your development project

There are plenty of horror stories about contractors not finishing jobs, running out of money, going bust, causing delays, charging for extras, and so on. So,...

Affordable housing – huge £1bn investment pledged by AHTO and Citi UK

A real estate specialist and a banking giant have joined forces to invest £1 billion over the next 3-5 years in UK social housing in what...

Commercial to resi – what are the advantages of office-to-resi conversions?

In this opinion piece, Reece Mennie from HJ Collection outlines the main benefits of office-to-residential conversions – which is set to become a more popular avenue...

Development – funding for high quality schemes and sustainable homes

In this development roundup, ilke Homes gathers significant funding in a pledge to deliver 10,000 homes in the next five years, Paragon provides finance for a...

Renters are willing to pay over £1k more a year for smart home tech

A fifth of UK renters claim they would fork out up to 10% more in rent each month for smart features in their home, an industry...

Five ways to keep your home renovation eco-friendly

Building and construction expert, Thomas Goodman at MyJobQuote, offers five tips to keep your home renovation project, whether big or small, as eco-friendly as possible. Whether you...

Opinion - leasehold reform should be top of Michael Gove’s 'to-do’ list

Housebuilder Countryside Properties has become the latest big developer to pledge an end to ground rents on leasehold properties, meaning that thousands of leaseholders who bought...

Commercial to resi – will this trend continue to boom?

In this ongoing series, PIT will explore whether commercial to residential conversions – one of the biggest trends during the pandemic as the high street and offices...

Auction roundup – looking back at a successful September

The theme of this week’s roundup is reflection, as Allsop and SDL Auctions report successful auction results for September, while Auction House claims that auctions may...

Student lets – ambitious tie-up and most expensive areas for tenants

StuRents, one of the UK’s largest student accommodation search platforms, is to provide users with all-inclusive utility packages directly through its site after an ambitious partnership. The...

BTR update – subdued Q3 but strong pipeline points to Q4 boom, says CBRE

The UK’s fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector recorded a total of £374 million of investment in Q3 2021, according to provisional data from CBRE. This represents...

The UK’s next property hotspots: where to invest in 2021 and beyond

New research by Select Property Group has named the top 20 UK locations property investors should look to next. According to Select’s findings, there is no longer...

Real people, real fears – Labour backs FBU to fight cladding scandal

The Labour Party is calling for “sustained investment” in public services that could help resolve the building safety crisis and prevent it from continuing in new...

Rents on the rise – UK rental demand increase by 10% in Q3

Estate and lettings agent Barrows and Forrester recently explored the rental demand across the nation during the third quarter of the year. Using the data from the...

Permission denied! A quarter of investors thwarted by planning roadblocks

A new survey of more than 500 UK property investors, carried out by SearchLand, has shed light on the key challenges they face in their search...

Interior design - five top tips to help holiday rentals attract the right crowd

In this guest piece, Rob Lessmann, founder of Design’d Living, explores his five top tips for creating an attractive, luxe interior in a holiday rental. Styling a property...

Elephant & Castle – what is the latest with London’s regeneration hotspot?

Situated in southeast London, Elephant & Castle boasts a rich history as well as an intriguing reputation. In recent years, the Elephant had become known more...

Revealed - Top 10 locations to invest in student property

Lender and savings bank Paragon Bank recently conducted research highlighting the top student property investment locations in the UK. The findings reveal that student property landlords with...

Industrial to residential conversions: new book sets out how to make a profit

An updated and revised book offering ‘the essential guide’ to converting industrial buildings for profit has been released by property experts Ian Child and Ritchie Clapson, the...

Housebuilding – first deals, hidden abodes and Gloucestershire homes

This mini housebuilding roundup features Lovell’s pledge to combat the housing shortage with refurbishment, and two ambitious deals from Pocket Living and Spitfire Homes to deliver...

The importance of solving the UK’s shortage of affordable homes

In this guest piece, David Searle, co-founder and COO of HSPG, outlines why affordable housing provision is more important than ever. House prices in the UK peaked in...

Investment insight – is property flipping back on the agenda?

In April 2020, right in the heart of the first lockdown, we ran a guest piece from Harvey Raybould about whether or not house flipping was...

Auction roundup – pinch, punch, the first roundup of the month!

We’ve already reached October in what has been another tumultuous year for the housing market. The auction world continues to thrive, however, with sterling results across...

Yorkshire housebuilder signs £50 million JV with Dominvs

Bespoke housebuilder Yorkshire Country Properties has signed a joint venture with real estate group, Dominvs Group, that will result in an initial £50 million of new...

Art Deco building in West Bromwich undergoes a luxurious transformation

What was once known as the West Bromwich Building Society, a 169-year-old art deco building, is now undergoing a drastic redevelopment into 105 luxury one and...

Insight: what’s fuelling the rapid growth of the suburban BTR market?

One of the key problems facing the UK housing market can be boiled down to: lots of demand and not enough supply. This blockage, despite the...

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