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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 ambitious SBTR scheme in Peterborough...

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 to leading property consultancy Knight...

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 Spain. I have recently taken out...

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 by Gradual Homeownership provider Wayhome...

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

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

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 review investment assets. Not only...

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 MMoA, a new exciting appointment...

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 in order to ensure the...

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 institutional investor, with the intention...

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 can work closely with their...

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 to DJ Alexander, now part...

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 levelling up funds. Its Levelling Up...

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 the Stockport Interchange bus station...

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 buyers and how this differs...

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 Second City is on the...

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 into net-zero across the residential...

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 need for a visa ended,...

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 housing crisis. A total of 29...

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 of Station Hill in Reading. Lincoln MGT,...

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 time for property developers, as...

‘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 2021 opted for properties in...

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 and Hilltop Credit’s substantial loan...

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 freehold of their building, in...

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 firm used house-price-per-square-metre data to...

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 towards the future of the...

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 roll in. Here, Robert Crawley,...

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 year of domestic travel as...

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 11 to 18 metres in...

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), according to new research from...

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 the real estate sector begins...

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 property to consider in 2022. The combination...

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 global distribution director, the Joseph Mews...

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 in two new buildings called...

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 & Gordon has ranked the most...

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 the extensive 86-acre estate and...

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 housebuilders are cautiously optimistic about...

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 of planning permission for more...

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 the completion of a £91...

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 £1 million property market transactions,...

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 a legal requirement for new...

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 in England has increased by...

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 a stable and reliable point...

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 likely to affect house buyers...

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% on the previous quarter, according...

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) for investors. When it comes to...

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 the year began with a...

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 gather their thoughts on the...

Hats off to Luton – how this airport town is taking off

Santhosh Gowda, chairman of property developer Strawberry Star, outlines in this guest piece why Luton is really going places and should be on the radar of...

Don’t lose sight of the ‘S’ in ESG: Why diversity and recruitment are key

In this guest piece, Deborah Gray, founding director at Totum Partners, looks at why those operating in the property sector shouldn't lose sight of the importance of...

How effective is the New Homes Quality Board’s new ‘Quality Code’?

During the summer, the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) – the new independent body for overseeing the quality of the customer services offered by developers to...

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