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Historic hospital development offers retail and café opportunities

Residential and commercial estate and letting agents in Sussex, Michael Jones Commercial, have been given the title as as sole agents on the new 3Ts’ Royal Sussex...

Planning permission for new £85m BTR scheme in Leeds

Leeds City Council yesterday granted a resolution to approve a full planning permission to a national developer for a new Build to Rent (BTR) scheme in Leeds. McLaren...

Big on online bids! Livestreamed auctions continue for Bond Wolfe

After some research was carried out, Bond Wolfe is reverting to live-streamed actions as the study revealed that the mass majority of bids remained online during...

Bulk buying - property investors buy full portfolios

New research shows that the buying trends of property investors are changing. In hope of boosting their property portfolios, investors have been purchasing full portfolios as...

Revealed – the cheapest UK cities to flip a house

There has been a significant increase in demand for move-in-ready homes and CIA Landlord Insurance has taken the liberty to research which UK cities are most...

Community ownership key to reviving UK high streets, says research

Here at Property Investor Today, we have written regularly about regeneration projects and the need to revive Britain’s high streets, which suffered a particularly heavy toll...

Auction Roundup - Buyers take advantage of national opportunities in July sale

With properties from Shepherd’s Bush to the Nottinghamshire suburbs selling in SDL Property’s Auctions July auction, there were some fantastic results achieved for sellers from across...

How the hot weather can ruin your property - and how to prevent damage

With temperatures reaching over 30 degrees this week, and with yet another heatwave forecast for the end of August, building experts from Roofing Megastore are warning...

Sought-after site: development partner sees huge potential in Reading town centre

A legacy development at Minister Quarter Central in the heart of Reading has become a hotspot and Reading Borough Council has begun the process of seeking...

Property goldmine – homes on the British market worth £117bn

A recent analysis of the level of property stock listed for sale across England has shown that there is £117 billion worth of property currently up...

Insight: The best UK cities to be an Airbnb host this August

With the public still very much favouring staycations and avoiding the chaos of travelling abroad, Airbnb hosts in the UK are continuing to reap the benefits. But,...

BTR growth - from Stratford and Sheffield to Reading

In this latest BTR roundup, PIT explores the opening date for a scheme in Olympic hub Stratford, work beginning on the major West Bar development in...

Salboy and DOMIS combine two sites to deliver a joint residential scheme

Fifty5ive Queen Street, a 220-unit residential scheme in the Greengate area of Salford, has now been completed by Salboy in collaboration with DOMIS.  This 'stylish' development marks...

Why investors should consider mixed-use developments

Mixed-use developments have the potential to provide financial security and make any investor’s property portfolio more diverse, a property firm has claimed. Despite being one of the...

Average age of co-living tenant in the capital tops 30 for the first time

According to new data released by London’s leading co-living operator, renters choosing a shared property under the co-living model are older than ever before, with data...

Sham property schemes in the North West - what do investors need to know?

A Manchester law firm is currently working on behalf of a group of overseas investors on five different cases of sham property schemes in the North West, four of...

Property demand and prices soar in seaside town Brixham

It's been claimed that Brixham is the new cool spot in the South West as seaside towns continue to enjoy a coastal wave in demand, as well...

The rise of property auctions – five common auction misconceptions revealed

If our auction roundups are anything to go by, it is no surprise that selling a property via auction continues to rise in popularity, with benefits...

BTL searches remained buoyant in June, reveals Legal & General Mortgage Club

Buy-to-let purchase activity saw a spike in June, according to new data from Legal & General’s SmartCriteria tool, which has been designed to track product searches...

Investment insight - what does Manchester offer?

The areas of the UK where there is the fastest house price growth have been changing in recent years. While London properties once boasted a steadily...

Portugal update - how is the market performing post-Covid and post-Brexit?

Portugal has long been a favourite destination for British holidaymakers and investors, but getting there, living there and investing there have no doubt become more difficult in...

Holiday lets heat up – staycation bookings soar amid travel disruption

More people than ever are planning to staycation this summer, with new research forecasting a record year for UK holiday homeowners. According to Sykes Holiday Cottages’ annual...

Q&A - how big a problem is dodgy money in London?

The issue of money laundering and questionable money flowing through the UK property market, especially London, has had a light shone on it more than ever...

Sustainable property development in Cambridgeshire granted a £7.3m loan

Real estate development finance provider Maslow Capital has announced the completion of a £7.3 million loan to support the Castlemore Homes project in the Village of...

Top things that ruin your guests’ holiday and how to avoid them

One bad review is all it takes to ruin the reputation of a business, and the same is true for rental holiday cottages. But while you can’t...

Insight - Your Questions Answered about Mortgages in Spain

I work closely with specialist mortgage brokers to help my clients to secure mortgages in Spain because it’s such a tricky area. I have buyers asking...

Manchester apartments sell out in record-breaking 16 weeks

LH1 London has announced that all the apartments at the new residential development ‘Spinning Mill’ have sold in just 16 weeks. The former textile mill will include...

Revealed - what not to do when viewing a home overseas

With around 35,000 Brits buying property abroad each year, it is vital that investors seek advice and do their research before travelling overseas to carry out viewings.  To help prepare buyers...

St. Modwen to deliver pioneering all-electric homes on landmark scheme

As the UK has set its sights on achieving net-zero by 2050, more and more measures will need to be put in place to make this happen, and...

Housemates goes global - fast-growing firm opens office in India

A fast-growing PropTech firm has announced the opening of an India office based in Bengaluru in preparation for the 2023/24 booking season. Housemates, which describes itself as an instant...

Auction roundup – new catalogues launch and a final goodbye…

In what is sadly my last ever auction roundup for PIT, SDL Property Auctions launches the catalogue for its July National Property Auction, while Allsop releases...

Property and construction industries have the worst online performance

A recent analysis of all FTSE 100 and 250 webpages by Contensis has revealed which businesses have the best and worst online performance. Contensis discovered that the...

Spain roundup – dream job alert, market update and rise in UK buyers  

Over 5,500 people have applied for the dream job of becoming a holiday home tester in Spain – and there’s still a week left to apply. The role, described...

Airbnb experts reveal best UK cities to be a host this August

Air travel has reduced in demand since before the pandemic by as much as 76%, a sign that staycations are still very much on the cards...

Investors: Don't be afraid to change your property investment strategy

Property remains a highly attractive asset class in which to invest. The demand for the product is virtually guaranteed: we’re busy making new people and they’re...

ilke Homes installs first factory-built homes in Hereford

The first factory-built homes have been craned into place on a site in Hereford to deliver an affordable housing scheme for housing provider Stonewater. The scheme, which...

Investment opportunity - £1.3m conversion for sale in West Yorkshire

Investors hoping to snap up a new opportunity might want to divert their attention to a former care home in West Yorkshire that has gone up...

Insight on Antigua's property market - 'it's the start of an upward curve'

Many people would dream of a luxury home on a beautiful Caribbean island. But what does the property market look like in one of the region's...

Wholesome homes – 1,200 new units for London’s rough sleepers

Since 2016, City Hall services have closely worked with councils and charities to assist 12,000 homeless people into safe, long-term accommodation. The initiative has been funded by...

Selling up? Top tips on property valuations in France

No matter the reason for selling your French property, you will naturally want to secure the best possible price. Selling a property can be a stressful...

The UK’s largest urban regeneration project commences

Peel L&P and Pension Insurance Corporation plc (‘PIC’) have announced that the construction of Miller’s Quay is underway. Miller’s Quay will be a 500 apartment Build-to-Rent residential...

BTR roundup – Flying Butler enters the market and Strawberry Star growth

A major UK-based operator of serviced apartments has announced the launch of its new Build to Rent brand, Mura Living, as it enters this increasingly lucrative...

Auction roundup – hot results to match the scorching weather

This week, PIT takes a look at the latest in the world of auctions. iamproperty reports a milestone result, while Auction House warns that selling before...

Keys to the council - Hill Group gifts SoloHaus to house the homeless

An initiative by award-winning housebuilder, The Hill Group, saw that keys were officially handed over for six SoloHaus to Southend-on-Sea City Council on July 7 2022...

How real estate can embrace the use of smart-tech

The incredible speed at which organisations were able to transition to remote working when the pandemic hit in 2020 was a testament to the innovative and...

2022 – where in outer London are Chinese and HK investors buying?

A thought leadership article jointly conducted by UK/China PR firm 11K Consulting and mixed-use property developer Regal London has revealed the areas surrounding the capital where...

Revealed - England’s largest first-time buyer-only housing scheme

Deputy leader of Waltham Forest, Ahsan Khan, Leyton ward councillor Rhiannon Elgin and Pocket’s chief commercial officer Nick Cuff recently laid the ceremonial brick at Osier...

Golden Investment: Aviva research reveals growing wealth held in property

The importance of property wealth in retirement planning is often overlooked, however, new research from Aviva has revealed the increasing importance of this role. Following a similar...

Foreign homeowners sitting on £90.7bn worth of property

The total market value of foreign-owned homes in England and Wales currently stands at £90.7 billion, research from Benham and Reeves shows. The study uncovered which areas...

Why the merging of hotels and short-term rentals is a trend worth tracking

Earlier this summer, I attended the Skift Future of Lodging Forum in New York. The foundation for the summit was the growing trend of convergence between...

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