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Landlords urged to turn to student towns and cities for better rental yields

Research by TotallyMoney has revealed that buy-to-let landlords facing increased taxation and diminishing profits could find better yields in UK towns and cities with a high...

Brits remain positive about UK property market despite Brexit

Brits are feeling confident about the future of the UK property market even in light of no-deal Brexit predictions, research from Quick Move Now has suggested. Just 23%...

Rental prices boom in West London’s development hotspots

Strong price growth across a number of West London boroughs has been reported by rental brand Residently. W12, which covers the thriving areas of White City and...

How to get the best ROI on your holiday let

For years, buy-to-let has been heralded as the most lucrative form of property investment. For those with money to invest, the holiday let industry, however, is...

Over half of UK landlords feel optimistic about current BTL market

Attitudes towards being a landlord in the current economic and political climate remain optimistic, according to recent research from Your Move. Its ‘Landlord Sentiment Survey 2018’ found...

Landlords shifting from long to short-term lending on Airbnb

Hundreds of landlords are moving from long to short-term lets on Airbnb and other online outlets to counter falling yields, according to DJ Alexander Ltd. This comes...

NLA warns that Scottish rental reforms could put Edinburgh festivals at risk

New data has revealed that the Scottish Government’s private rental reforms are shaking up the sector, with rental property sales outdoing purchases five-fold in the last...

Durham the best university location for buy-to-let yields

Durham is the university city which offers landlords the best buy-to-let returns, new research has revealed. Simple Landlords Insurance yesterday published a new league table rating universities...

Farmhouse on historical land to go under the hammer

A farmhouse in Sherborne, Dorset, is set to go under the hammer for the first time since its construction in 1617 at Symonds & Sampson’s next...

Pattinson Auction continues to expand

Pattinson Auction has announced that it aims to double in size by the end of 2018. Having significantly increased the areas they cover, the white label service...

House price growth increases but rate continues to slow

UK national house price growth is on an upward curve, according to Carter Jonas. But it continues to slow with rates ranging between 1.5% and 3.5%...

Winchester has the most vulnerable rental market, research finds

New research by Gatehouse Bank has revealed that Winchester is home to the most vulnerable rental market as tax changes amplify the threats to landlords. Tax changes...

Rents in private rental sector increase in line with RPI

Residential rent rises in the private rental sector (PRS) have been closely tied to the rate of inflation and retail price index (RPI) in England and...

MGM French Properties launches development in Châtel

French property developer, MGM French Properties, has launched a new development comprised of 15 luxury apartments on the French-Swiss border in the Châtel resort. La Ferme de...

Women just as likely as men to invest in property

New research has revealed that women are just as likely to get into the lucrative market of property investment as men, despite the perception of it...

Manchester properties attract more overseas investors

Manchester was revealed as one of the most popular UK cities for property investment among buyers in UAE, Saudi Arabia and the wider Gulf Cooperation Council...

Landlords warned to remortgage before further interest rate rises hit

Property management firm, DJ Alexander Ltd, has advised landlords to remortgage before further increases in interest rates. The firm found that one in three landlords are already...

Slowdown in rental growth across the UK

Excluding London, rents in the UK rose by 1.18% in the 12 months to July 2018 – the slowest annual rental increase in five years, according...

Auction House posts impressive July results

Auction House recorded an impressive set of results at its July auctions, with a total of 427 lots sold. This was up more than 18% (18.2%)...

Brits still keen to purchase holiday homes in the UK

More than half of British buyers still want to buy a holiday home in the UK, according to estate agent Jackson-Stops. The research, which spoke to more...

Airbnb teams up with National Fire Chiefs Council

As part of its commitment to put fire safety first, Airbnb has launched an alliance with the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) to promote and educate...

North East set to welcome its first Build to Rent scheme

Development of the North East’s first Build to Rent scheme is now underway. The ‘ultramodern, multi-million pound’ scheme on Forth Banks in Newcastle is the first...

Now’s the time to buy property in Croydon, according to experts

The first Croydon Property Show will be held this autumn and will highlight all that’s on offer to property hunters across the area. Companies like Bellway Homes,...

Variety is key for achieving high sales, says auctioneer

Almost £20 million was raised at a sale by Clive Emson Auctioneers, revealing that variety remains the key during uncertain market conditions. The auctioneer catalogued 171 lots...

Prices for prime waterfront properties continue to command a premium

Prices for prime waterfront properties are as much as 80% higher than comparable properties inland, climbing to 133% for properties with a private slipway, according to...

Rising rents in UK hit 10-month high

The number of tenants experiencing rent hikes rose to 35% in June, up from 28% in May – the highest figure since August 2017, according to...

Fixed rate mortgages the dominant choice for buy-to-let landlords

Some 93% of landlords financing buy-to-let property opted for a fixed rate mortgage in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Buy to Let Mortgage...

Bexley revealed as the most affordable place to rent in London

Bexley in South East London, is the cheapest place to rent in London for those living as a group of four, according to recent findings by...

Highest hotel in the Alps set for December completion

Construction of the highest hotel in the French Alps is still on course, despite higher than average snowfall in the past ski season. The new hotel, named...

Increase in multi-listed landlords signals commercialisation for Airbnb in London

The number of landlords with more than 10 Airbnb accommodations listed in London has risen by 8.4% year-on-year, according to recent findings from Colliers International and...

London the region with the highest rent rises for the first time in four years

London was the region with the highest annual rent rises for the first time since the fourth quarter of 2014, according to new analysis by Rightmove. In...

Government’s new planning rulebook to deliver more quality homes

Building better-designed homes in suitable areas is at the centre of new planning rules published by Housing Secretary James Brokenshire. As well as giving communities a greater...

Residential investment expert joins MyLondonHome

A well-known senior figure in the Build to Rent and residential investment industry has joined Steven Herd and Andrew Griffith at MyLondonHome to create MLH Investments. Richard...

More environmentally sustainable homes, say Brits

Some 78% of Britons place high importance on environmental sustainability when choosing a new home, according to a recent survey by BLP Insurance. More than four-fifths (81%)...

New breed of property investors being ushered in by changing marketplace

A new generation of property investors is being created by a rise in the number of affordable homes coming to the market and the increasing power...

Female landlords still struggle to close the gender pay gap

The income women earn from property investment is lower than that of their male counterparts, according to new data from Knight Knox. The annual survey of landlords...

Brits continue to be the top foreign buyers in France despite Brexit

Britons still top the numbers of foreign buyers purchasing homes in France, according to new research by BNP Paribas. What’s more, as the deadline for Brexit approaches...

Investors are seeking low cost, high yield properties

Investors are increasingly searching for cheaper and higher yielding properties despite buy-to-let (BTL) investments offering attractive return rates, according to a study commissioned by The Mortgage...

Andrews & Robertson’s July auction sees 72% success rate

UK auctioneer Andrews & Robertson has raised over £5 million from its latest auction, achieving a 72% success rate. Held at the Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch, on...

Top preferred holiday rental destinations revealed

One in 10 Brits would prefer a holiday in the UK over Sydney, St. Lucia, or Cyprus, new research by Hitachi Personal Finance has found. The personal...

Demand for Marbella property remains strong, says Knight Frank

Appetite amongst buyers for property in Marbella has strengthened over the last year, particularly in the prime and super-prime end of the market, according to Knight...

The National LIS Awards urges companies to enter

The National LIS Awards, which aims to celebrate excellence in the private rented sector, is set to take place on Thursday 15 November 2018 at the...

Development company acquires 20 new sites in Cambridgeshire

Development and investment company, This Land, has announced its acquirement of 20 new sites in Cambridgeshire. In a bid to provide desirable new homes and neighbourhoods across...

Acuitus sells £37.3m at latest auction

The latest Acuitus auction achieved a success rate of 80% and the sale of £37.3 million of assets. Earlier this year, the previous round of auctions saw...

Prices for overseas property soar as a result of Brexit

Brexit uncertainty has ramped up the cost of overseas property, according to Hargreaves Landsdown Currency Service. Despite house prices in Spain still being 16% lower than they...

UK lettings market remains buoyant, latest figures show

The UK lettings market performed steadily in June, according to the latest Agency Express Property Activity Index. The number of properties with Let boards increased by 7.4%...

Church buildings help to drive Sheffield-based auction

Sales of more than £5 million were driven by three vacant church buildings at a recent auction held by Sheffield-based property firm Mark Jenkinson & Son. One...

Heatwave auction defies summer slowdown with £8 million sales

The latest Network Auctions event, which took place on July 12 in London, raised a total of £8 million. Sold lots covered all asset classes and were...

Expert view - finding the gaps in the student rental market

Student housing is increasingly becoming an attractive prospect for investment, with a 17% increase in investment in student accommodation in the UK every year.  The student accommodation...

Gibraltar’s EuroCity project proves highly popular

Sales have boomed at a ‘landmark mixed-use’ project in Gibraltar, with 200 apartments reserved within just 12 weeks.  The project, EuroCity, includes gardens, pools, retail spaces and...

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