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Q&A - is now the right time to put pounds into property in Spain?

Leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España launched two new developments this month – exclusive, frontline marina apartments at Pier 1 at the Marina de Sotogrande and...

Glamour, glamour - luxury real estate agency opens new office in Saint Tropez

A leading super-prime real estate specialist, which describes itself as the agency of choice for ultra-high-net-worth individuals, has announced the opening of a new French office in...

Investors eye up new luxury apartment development in the heart of Chelsea

A range of luxury apartments, part of a new development in Chelsea at Essoldo House, have been launched to the market. The building, which has been home...

Investors – is now the perfect time to consider incorporation?

Accountancy firm MJ Bushell says now is the perfect time for landlords and investors to consider property incorporation. Property tax specialists at the Brentwood-based business believe that...

Is networking for property investors outdated?

For many people, networking brings with it negative connotations. It stirs up images of schmoozing businessmen engaged in self-aggrandising conversations. This, however, is now a fairly archaic...

Development round-up: Notts scheme closer, new PBSA site in Edinburgh

One of the biggest city centre regeneration schemes in the UK moved a step closer last week (July 24) as a planning application for the first...

London set to remain a top investment location post-pandemic

The capital’s overall appeal as a top investment destination remains undimmed, according to the first major poll of global investors since the start of the Covid-19...

Q&A – should investors be building upwards?

In his ‘Build, Build, Build’ speech in Dudley last month, Boris Johnson set out a number of radical planning reforms. This included the confirmation of the...

Hong Kong property buyers target London as domestic unrest continues

Property buyers from Hong Kong are flocking to London, according to one of the capital's largest estate agents. Chestertons says that between June 1 and July 7,...

Revealed: what students want from their accommodation post-Covid

The student sector has been one of the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but most universities are returning in some shape or form from the...

Blow for investors – Spain removed from quarantine exemption list

Property investors travelling to and from Spain and its islands will be forced to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to Britain again after the UK...

Market snapshot: Sellers boosted as buyers bid above asking price

The property market is defying the traditional summer lull in activity as buyers and sellers continue to flood the market post-lockdown. Last month, one in 10 properties...

Birmingham boom: St Joseph reveals latest part of landmark scheme

Next week (Monday 3 August 2020) developer St Joseph will launch its 21-storey The Regent building to market as it pushes forward with its Snow Hill Wharf neighbourhood in...

Housing shortage for older people: stamp duty cut is short-term fix

It would be hard to deny that the UK housing market isn’t in desperate need of reform. The government has acknowledged this, and we have been...

Development: Approval for Kent project and Brum demand boom

A long-awaited riverside regeneration project has moved a step closer after planning approval was granted for Clifton Slipways, a contemporary mixed-use project on West Street in...

A Monopoly/Pokémon Go crossover – could this AR game help investors?

A new augmented reality game that lets players buy and sell real world properties has been launched by Krakow-based tech firm Reality Games.  Landlord Go allows people...

Global super-prime property outperforming expectations

Global super-prime property markets have performed strongly in recent months, despite the challenges of Covid-19 lockdowns. Knight Frank research shows that 153 residential transactions above $10 million...

Where are the top UK holiday home locations for 2020/21?

Wales is the top holiday home location in the UK for 2020/21, according to research from holiday home insurance company Schofields Ltd. The latest data from the...

Revealed – why do people want to buy a home in France?

It’s an eternally popular destination for Brits to holiday, invest and even live in, but why is France becoming an ever-more desirable location for expats –...

Making modular the new normal - is it the future?

Modular housing is growing in popularity, with many viewing it as one fast, eco-friendly way of solving the housing crisis. An increasing amount of investment is ploughing...

Inside the mind of a Chinese investor – what are they searching for?

Despite the current thawing of relations between Westminster and Beijing, caused by controversial new laws in Hong Kong (a former British colony) and the decision by the...

Insight: are beach huts a worthy investment or a waste of money?

With a surge in demand for staycations as people continue to shun overseas travel in favour of domestic holidays, could there be an opening for more...

Spanish property – development in Barcelona and crowdfunding growth

Spain is the UK’s most popular holiday and second home destination and, since July 15, Brits have been allowed to travel there without the need to...

International student drop-off leads to oversupply of rental properties

The lockdowns and subsequent travel restrictions imposed across the globe as a result of Covid-19 are preventing international students from coming to the UK to study. This...

How does collaboration benefit the property industry?

The property industry is among the most collaborative out there, or at least it should be. Any one property project requires the involvement of countless different parties,...

Investors – should you be considering serviced accommodation?

Now, more than ever, property investors will be seeking safe havens and thriving markets which promise strong and reliable returns. Could the nascent, but fast-growing, serviced...

Investors take advantage of stamp duty cut by remortgaging to raise funds

Following the recent introduction of a stamp duty holiday, property investors can remortgage to raise funds for future purchases. According to Paragon Bank, remortgages accounted for 60%...

Covid-19: Support and tax implications for short-term let landlords

There is barely a sector that has been more affected by the coronavirus pandemic than the travel industry. Globally, countries have closed their borders to visitors,...

New luxury homes set to launch in Italian hotspot

Palazzo Ricci, a new private residence club located in Abruzzo, Italy, is launching sales this summer. Approximately two hours from Rome and Naples, the 220-year-old palazzo, built in 1799 for the...

Update – regeneration in Aldershot and £19m Belgravia home for sale

Aldershot – best known as the ‘Home of the British Army’ - is set for a major investment to transform the town centre around Union Street...

Revealed: the mindset and success principles of a property investor

Harvey Raybould is a UK property investor and owner of the Creative Property Group (CPG), a Kent-based property firm which aims to help investors build a profitable...

Overseas buyers of luxury French property keen on outdoor space

Overseas buyers of French property increasingly desire outdoor space, according to luxury British developer Caudwell Collection. The firm says 75% of apartments sold or under offer at...

Vehicles to homes: could government car parks ease housing crisis?

Government-owned car parks have the potential to deliver 110,000 new homes across the country, according to a pioneering study carried out by Knight Frank. The global property...

What are the nation’s behaviours and attitudes around renting?

One of the UK’s leading Build to Rent providers for family housing has launched its private rental sector (PRS) market research report, which it says reveals...

Modern methods of construction acceptance service launched by NHBC

In one of the biggest signs yet that modern methods of construction (MMC) are going mainstream, NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes...

Update: major development in York and progress in Brighton

A leading UK specialist real estate lender and investor has agreed to provide Heworth Green Developments, under the North Star banner, with an £18.3 million facility...

Staycations – where in the UK offers the best buy-to-let rental yields?

With a rise in staycations as a result of Covid-19 and the restrictions it has placed on overseas travel, investors will no doubt be keen to...

Q&A - what is the difference between co-living and BTR?

Before the coronavirus hit, Build to Rent was without question the property market's fastest-growing trend. While, like all parts of the real estate sector, it has...

Stamp duty holiday prompts rise in demand for higher priced properties

Last week's announcement of a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of property purchases has prompted a rise in buyers looking for higher priced homes,...

Maidstone regeneration – renovation of iconic 1930s house moves closer

A privately-owned property development company is aiming to take a step closer to bringing a well-known Maidstone landmark back into the community later this month, when...

Expert opinion: why and where to invest post-Covid-19?

In a recent Zoom webinar, titled ‘Why and where to invest in residential real estate post-Covid-19’, representatives from three different luxury overseas resorts -  Porto Montenegro, One&Only...

Insight - is self-build a rising investment trend?

Until now, self-build has been something of a niche market – for the brave and risk-taking. It’s received national prominence through TV shows such as Kevin...

Private island with seven luxury properties sells for over £5 million

A private island off the west coast of Ireland has been sold off-market for over £5 million to an unnamed Ultra-High-Net-Worth buyer from Europe. The purchase was...

Student homes – why aren’t self-contained studio units in high demand?

Several months ago, on March 23, Boris Johnson made a televised address to the nation with the unprecedented call for the UK to stay at home....

Will Covid-19 lead to a redefinition of long-term residential tourism?

Google searches for ‘moving abroad’ have once again returned to the peak search figures of last year. The current Covid climate, for all its many challenges...

Investment in UK Build to Rent set for a sharp rebound, report finds

Multifamily (Build to Rent) housing is set to be the UK’s most resilient real estate sector, according to a report from global real estate firm CBRE. Although...

Mortgage advisers confident buy-to-let business will grow over next year

Some four in 10 mortgage advisers expect to write more buy-to-let business in the next 12 months, according to Paragon Bank. The survey of more than 200...

Network Rail partners with ilke Homes for modular housing development

Network Rail and modular housing developer ilke Homes have announced a significant investment in a brownfield site next to Beeston station which will lead to 40...

Revealed: five benefits for property investors of using a bridging loan

There's no denying that Covid-19 has caused huge disruption to the global economy, and, unfortunately, it has hit UK entrepreneurs hard, too - including property investors.    With this in mind, bridging loan...

Smaller institutional investors locked out of investing into UK residential

A new report has found that the UK’s residential market is missing out on billions of pounds of potential investment from smaller institutional investors because of...

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