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See the latest Coronavirus statistics from across the world on our world map SEE MAP UK Confirmed cases: 33,718 | UK Deaths: 2,921 | UK Recovered: 135 SEE MAP Italy Confirmed cases: 115,242 | Italy Deaths: 13,915 | Italy Recovered: 18,278 SEE MAP Spain Confirmed cases: 112,065 | Spain Deaths: 10,348 | Spain Recovered: 26,743 SEE MAP See the latest Coronavirus statistics from across the world on our world map SEE MAP UK Confirmed cases: 33,718 | UK Deaths: 2,921 | UK Recovered: 135 SEE MAP Italy Confirmed cases: 115,242 | Italy Deaths: 13,915 | Italy Recovered: 18,278 SEE MAP Spain Confirmed cases: 112,065 | Spain Deaths: 10,348 | Spain Recovered: 26,743 SEE MAP

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Breaking News

Overseas property – why should investors be considering the eastern Algarve?

The coronavirus pandemic currently has us all in lockdown and getting used to a new world of social distancing, self-isolating, remote working and quarantining. But it has...

PropElle Network launches webinar to assist members through lockdown

The PropElle Network, a leading community that offers property education, advice and guidance to help women invest in property, has launched a series of free regular...

Ascend reports strong revenue efficiencies for latest Build to Rent fund

Manchester-based Build to Rent specialist, Ascend, reported ‘outstanding’ income increases for their client on the latest BTR fund it manages for Gatehouse Bank. Having successfully migrated the...

Coronavirus impact – is the short-lets market in serious trouble?

The results of a poll conducted by the UK’s short-lets trade body with its corporate membership has revealed just how damaging Covid-19 has been when it comes to companies’...

Where are the best places to buy abroad in 2020?

Landlords and aspiring property owners are turning to overseas markets. Not only are they finding plentiful real estate investment opportunities, they are discovering that international rental...

Why the Build to Rent sector must invest in property management

We are all facing incredibly challenging times in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and when it comes to the Build to Rent sector,  the speed and...

Doing things differently – companies offer virtual viewings during the crisis  

The coronavirus crisis has shut down most aspects of normal life, but with us all being told to stay at home as much as possible and...

Auction roundup: Positivity as online auctions become the go-to

While the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all industries, including the property sector, auction houses continue to remain positive, with buyers and investors turning to remote bidding...

Moda Living submits plans for £258m Birmingham development

Even in these troubled times, development work is still ongoing where it is safe and possible to do so, as evidenced by the planning application Moda Living and...

The Dragon’s Den: Creative BTR launches first furnishing project in Greenwich

Specialist Build to Rent furnishing provider Creative BTR has announced the launch of its inaugural project, where it has delivered the interior furnishings for a new...

Coronavirus impact – property owners shifting from short to long-term letting

The Covid-19 outbreak has impacted all industries, including the whole of the property sector, but the short-lets market has perhaps been harder hit than most thanks...

Q&A – the highs and highs of investing in the PCL market

In this Q&A, we catch up with Dean Main – founder and major shareholder of luxury residence management company, Rhodium – about the success of the...

How is Scotland’s property market adapting to social distancing measures?

With the new restrictions on daily life imposed by the UK government, several buyers still want to make property purchases despite the uncertainty, according to Edinburgh-based...

Luxury penthouse on historic Mayfair barbershop ‘a cut above the rest’

The penthouse of a luxury boutique development located above Mayfair’s most renowned barbershop is available to let through Wetherell Mayfair Estate Agents. Situated above Geo. F. Trumper,...

Revealed: where are the top five South East BTL locations for affordability?

In an unprecedented global climate, and with the new tax year looming, investors everywhere will be thinking about the future and their future investments, according to...

Property insight – is the sun shining on Leith?

It’s best-known for its starring role in one of The Proclaimers’ most iconic songs – and the musical film based on the Scottish duo’s impressive back...

The show must go on: Cullen Property launches virtual property viewings

Edinburgh residential property investment and lettings specialist Cullen Property has introduced virtual viewings for its student properties. Prospective tenants can use video technology to take a tour...

Eco property - do all options need to be on the table for green developments?

One of the very few silver linings of the current coronavirus pandemic has been the seemingly positive impact lockdowns across the world have had on the...

More kind gestures – PRS companies offer goodwill in time of crisis

In this period of crisis, we have seen many examples of acts of kindness and companies seeking to help other companies out during what are unprecedented,...

Revealed – the five global locations for high net worth investors to explore

High net worth (HNW) investors are increasingly looking to diversify their investment portfolios by looking abroad. The search for cheap property and the promise of quick...

How is coronavirus affecting developers and the retirement housing market?

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a huge impact on all our lives, with all schools now closed (other than for the children of key workers),...

A fine gesture – mixed-use scheme specialist offers space to tackle Covid-19

The LABS Collective – an entity comprising of three subsidiaries: LABS (co-working), STAY (residential) and HOST (events spaces) – has revealed that it’s supporting the medical...

Galliard Homes records sales success with 50% of Shoreditch scheme sold

London property developer Galliard Homes, along with joint venture partners Cain International, McCourt, Vanke and The Estate Office Shoreditch, have announced 50% of The Stage in...

SDL Auctions: Property auctions will go ahead behind closed doors

Despite the growing Covid-19 pandemic creating a number of challenges and logistical issues for auction houses, the team at SDL Auctions have become the latest to...

2020 outlook – should investors expect a stronger market performance?

A headline story of 2020 so far that readers of Property Investor Today will no doubt be aware of is the increasingly strong performance of the...

Q&A - breaking into the old money elite

In this Q&A, we speak to Thomas Balashev, the 30-year-old founder and chief executive of Montague Property - a bespoke Mayfair-based international property investment firm -...

PBSA roundup – more student homes and a refinance deal

Property Investor Today focuses on two brand new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) schemes from Future Generations and a refinance deal for a PBSA scheme in Sheffield. New...

Boom for Birmingham – how is the city shedding its ‘emerging hub’ status?

The Birmingham Report, released a few weeks ago by global property consultancy Knight Frank, revealed that the Midlands’ residential development market is shedding its ‘emerging hub’...

Eutopia gets the go-ahead on former Network Rail site in Exeter

Eutopia Homes, a developer specialising in mid-market homes for rent and for sale, has secured planning permission for a new sustainable ‘urban village’ on a 15-acre...

Coronavirus and the short-lets market – trade body calls for sector to be protected

Merilee Karr, chair of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association and chief executive of UnderTheDoormat, has penned an open letter to the government on behalf of...

Sadiq Khan – what has his record been on housing?

While the coronavirus outbreak has led to the postponement of all local and mayoral elections in England for a year to May 2021, we thought now...

Revealed: how is coronavirus affecting auctions?

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a drastic impact on all parts of life, and that includes the auction process. Here, we outline how auction houses are...

New luxury retirement village comes to Hampshire

A brand new retirement village has opened for sale in Hampshire with a special open house over the weekend marking the occasion. Friary Meadow in Titchfield opened...

Coast, country or city – where are the top buy-to-let locations?

The latest research from lettings management platform Howsy has looked at what makes the ideal investment location for UK landlords when it comes to cities, the...

Not just billionaires - the world of hush hush sales

James Turner, director at offshore company formation specialists Turner Little, explores why off-market sales are no longer just the domain of the billionaires. Selling a home off-market...

Development roundup – from riverside London to the Northern Gateway

In this latest roundup of development news, we zone in on a Grade-II listed Georgian warehouse next to the oldest pub on the River Thames and...

New dance-inspired show home and FTB apartments launched in Battersea

Developer Avanton has launched a new dance-inspired show home and first-time buyer apartments at Coda in Battersea. The £260 million (GDV) mixed-use development will provide 130 private...

Should the property sector be preparing for a coronavirus-led downturn?

The property sector has been told to prepare for a downturn in the market whilst keeping everybody safe during the coronavirus outbreak. That’s according to property management...

The barn life – Cornwall holidaymakers snap up luxury homes

A set of luxury two, three and four-bedroom boutique barns have opened in Cornwall, offering a prime lifestyle investment opportunity. Launched by holiday company Aria Resorts, the...

Emerging PropTech: work it harder, make it better, do it faster

The promise of emerging technologies, championed by the most forward-thinking in the PropTech space, could have been inspired by nostalgic French electro - work it harder,...

Property insight - should investors be considering Catford?

In our 10-part London regeneration series last year, there was a big focus on areas south of the river, but most of these were still very central –...

Forecast: Spring surge expected, despite spread of coronavirus

The housing market in England and Wales remains on course to record strong growth this spring, according to reallymoving.com. Its House Price Forecast for March shows expected...

Investment roundup: student housing boom and Southbank Tower relaunch

In this latest development round-up, we zone in on three new student developments and the relaunch to the market of one of London’s most prominent riverside...

Green news – developer rescues eco-scheme and Bristol the UK's greenest city

Developer Southern Grove has rescued out of receivership a site that was supposed to host the world’s most sustainable residential tower. The Beacon, a planned eco-development in...

First Help to Buy homes launch at Royal Wharf riverside development

A collection of new homes eligible for Help to Buy purchasers has been launched at the Royal Wharf riverside development in East London. Now available to purchase...

Budget announcement – stamp duty surcharge introduced for overseas buyers

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed in his first Budget plans to introduce a 2% stamp duty surcharge on non-UK tax residents. While the Budget was largely focused...

International Women’s Day: Concrete evidence of successful female architects

With efforts being made across the property industry to improve the deep-rooted gender disparities, women in property are still considered a minority. In a study published by...

Destination Downtown – what does New York's One Wall Street offer?

Property Investor Today explores New York's biggest ever office to residential conversion, in the heart of the city's main financial district.  Lower Manhattan, also known as Downtown Manhattan or Downtown...

Five-star luxury homes to be delivered in France’s largest wine region

The first phase of LUX* La Baraquette, the new waterfront resort in the port town of Marseillan by luxury developer Propriétés & Co, is beginning to...

Investment strategy – is surface water the biggest flood risk?

February 2020 was the wettest ever recorded in Britain, with Atlantic Storms Ciara and Dennis depositing vast amounts of rainfall across the country. According to the Met...

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