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Royal ENT hospital unblocks potential with new transformation

Before closing its doors in October 2019, the Royal Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital was a health facility on Gray’s Inn Road in London. With planning...

Ombria - surge in demand due to Golden Visa and work from anywhere boom

One of the Algarve’s most anticipated new developments has witnessed ‘unprecedented demand’ for its flagship Viceroy Residences since they launched in 2020, with particularly strong interest...

Auction roundup – mid-year milestones and bumper summer catalogues

Now that we’re well into the summer, Property Investor Today takes a look at the mid-year results for Sutton Kersh Auctions and Mark Jenkinson and Son,...

Bristol scheme named after Princess Campbell, city's first black ward sister

Unite Students, a student accommodation provider, has announced its new property in Bristol will be named after Princess Campbell, the city’s first black ward sister who helped...

SevenCapital - how can I invest like the ultra-rich?

If you could be one thing in your life, what would it be? Chances are the answer to this question for many people is ‘rich’. Even...

Never knowingly underbuilt - should other retailers join the BTR revolution?

With Boots recently joining John Lewis and Lloyds Bank in dipping its toes into the property market, this opinion piece from Ged McPartlin, managing director of Build...

UK's largest low-rise modular housing scheme is underway in Nottingham

Nottingham will soon become home to the UK's largest low-rise modular housing development. Yorkshire-based home manufacturer company ilke Homes will deliver the new build alongside leading...

Triple Point Social Housing buys assisted living properties

Triple Point Social Housing has announced it has completed the acquisition of £14 million of specialised supported housing properties across the UK. The acquisition covers ten supported housing...

Update – free frameworks webinars and the Building Safety Bill

A series of free webinars are being held this month to help public sector clients access three major frameworks, including a £250 million modular buildings framework...

Quintain’s Rajesh Shah – what will Covid’s impact be on BTR long-term?

Quintain Living, formerly known as Tipi, is the Build to Rent (BTR) brand of well-known developer Quintain and has made a particular impression on one famous...

Amro Partners enters Madrid and Porto in major Iberian expansion

Real estate company, Amro Partners is developing two new student accommodation projects in Iberia – Madrid and Porto. The new development marks Amro’s first foray into...

New platform launches to solve challenges with developer payments

Building and construction software company ProjectPay has recently launched a new platform to remove builder risk on construction projects. Project financiers and property developers will benefit from...

Short-term rentals outpace major accommodation types – study

The short-term rental sector has bounced back quicker than most accommodation sectors since the UK’s reopening, recent performance data from STR shows. The tracking study, conducted in...

Billion-dollar PropTech idea? Last chance to enter as comp seeks next big thing

Company founders from the likes of Gymshark, Tinder, Zoom, Uber and Deliveroo have already turned that initial spark of an idea into reality, in turn transforming...

How holiday lets can make the most of the staycation boom

As the UK emerges out of lockdown and ventures towards normality, people are ready to make the most of the upcoming holiday season. While international travel is...

The rebuild of Holloway Prison – why are there campaigns against the plans?

A number of community-led campaign groups are calling for a landmark Women’s Building and social housing on the former Holloway Prison site in North London, bemoaning...

Auction roundup – auction market set to soar despite SDLT return

This week, Property Investor Today looks at the exciting investment opportunities at the most anticipated auctions this month, and hears from a property search professional on...

Development - £6.26m raised for new residential property development

Property construction work is now underway in Middleton St George, Darlington. Maven Capital Partners (Maven), a leading UK property and private equity manager have raised £6.26...

Retail to residential – new episode from Winkworth’s podcast

In June, estate agents Winkworth launched their Property Exchange podcast where they discuss the latest developments in the property market. The podcast is presented by commentator...

Insight - why the rental market is ripe for FinTech-like disruption

In this guest piece, Shareq Husain, VP and UK General Manager at Residently, outlines why Britain's rental market is ripe for FinTech-like revolution. Traditional banks enjoyed a monopoly...

Development – How to overcome the death of the city centre

During the Housing and Build to Rent Conference, a leading architect based in Nottingham declared that the death of the city centre is inevitable unless developers...

Housing sector is a ‘low performer’ across the UK, study shows

Despite the bounce-back of the property market, Housing and Jobs & Economic prosperity are recorded as the worst-performing measure for the second consecutive quarter where affordable housing...

Royal Docks regen – iconic area celebrates its centenary and looks to the future

One of London’s most characterful areas celebrated its 100th birthday on July 8. The Royal Docks, one of the UK’s major conduits for culture and commerce...

Social housing - Emerging Futures secures £2.3m loan from SASC

Not for profit charity Emerging Futures has secured a loan from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), from its Social and Sustainable Housing fund (SASH), to expand...

Revealed: A day in the life of a surveyor

Property Investor Today gains insight from Louise Warren, building surveyor of property developer Kebbell, to uncover what the role is like and what a typical working day consists...

The do’s and don’ts of beach hut investments

With Britain experiencing a staycation surge, it is unsurprising that beach huts have become increasingly hot property. Beach huts have become a seaside staple, with these...

Investors - Women total 48% of UK’s buy-to-let investors

Until recently, the world of buy-to-let investing has traditionally been dominated by men. Current figures, however, reveal women now make up 48% of the 2.6 million...

Roundup – MMC homes for rent and a new 28-storey resi tower in Birmingham

The Urban Splash Residential Fund (USR) has announced a £25.8 million deal acquiring sustainable new homes created using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), to add to...

BTR – major PBSA deal in Nottingham and Love to Rent Week

Student accommodation owner/operator Student Roost has exchanged contracts on a major deal to purchase a prime new 703-bed property in Nottingham. Currently called Deakins Place, the property...

Revealed – the golden rules for armchair investing

In this guest piece, Stuart Williams, director of property investment firm Thirlmere Deacon, outlines the golden rules for armchair investing. Over the past 10 years, investors who...

Opportunity for investors? Huge value of homes lay empty across Britain

The topic of empty homes has long been a contentious one, with many pointing out that existing properties that have fallen into disrepair, aren’t being used...

New schemes in Ellesmere Port, Clapham & North Horsham

MCI Developments and Promenade Estates secures Ellesmere Port approval Promenade Estates alongside its partner MCI Developments has secured planning consent for 170 houses on a canal site close...

Auction roundup – a slice of Pye, quaint cottages and July sales

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest goings-on for the UK’s top auctioneers, from John Pye’s brand-new Business and Property department and...

The best global cities for remote working - study

The Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped work practices around the globe. Since the huge shift to remote working, people have been able to work from anywhere they...

Landlords and compliance – the devil is in the detail

In recent months, residential landlords have been under huge pressure to keep on top of a raft of new legislation and guidelines, including many protections for...

Development – multi-generational living and stamp duty free homes

Inspired Villages, operator of retirement villages established by Legal & General, has achieved planning permission to deliver a £100 million retirement community in Sonning Common, South...

UK’s first mainstream zero carbon homes arrive – are they the future?

A government-backed modular housing ‘pioneer’ has unveiled the UK’s first mainstream zero carbon home, which it claims can cut energy bills to zero thanks to progress...

Investors – can you still benefit from the stamp duty holiday?

Buyers now have only 92 days to benefit from the second stage of the stamp duty holiday before the nil rate threshold returns to its pre-Covid...

Insight – is the pandemic driving property investors North?

With the property market undergoing tumultuous changes since the onset of the pandemic, recent figures from A-Plan Insurance has highlighted the top property hotspots for price...

Revealed - how to pick the right property development project

A small project in property development industry terms can be quite literally life-changing from a personal income point of view. But before committing to a project,...

BTR – largest UK scheme, lets with pets and supporting gender diversity

UK developer and manager of residential rental homes, Watkin Jones, has received resolution to grant permission for a Build to Rent (BTR) scheme in the centre...

Investors – why you need to be wary of cryptocurrency investment fraud

Here at PIT, we have covered a number of stories in recent times about the potential dangers of get-rich-quick schemes, often touted around by ‘property gurus’...

PropTech 3.0 and beyond – the future of property investment

Technology is changing how investors find, select and purchase property. This is especially true with the constraints of the past year or so. Nobody wants people...

Why the end of the stamp duty holiday is good for the property market

Introducing a stamp duty holiday at the height of the pandemic was commendable but it has overstayed its welcome, says Tom Bill, head of UK residential...

Roadshow - how can the construction sector join the digital revolution?

Construction Alliance North East (CAN) has revealed that it will join digital agency Mediaworks for an Evolution or Extinction Roadshow this Wednesday (July 7). The hour-long roadshow will...

Update – the latest in Berkhamsted FC’s fight to stay at its historic home

At the beginning of this year, we covered the story of Berkhamsted Football Club and its battle to keep playing at its historic Broadwater ground, amid...

The future of smart tech: how our homes will look in 50 years’ time

From health monitoring panic rooms to biometric sensors in every corner, by 2071 our homes could virtually run themselves. With the recent announcement of the 2025 ban...

Auction roundup – now that the stamp duty holiday is over…

In this week’s auction roundup, Property Investor Today looks at the top auction results in the month just gone, with Allsop, SDL Property Auctions and Auction...

Revealed - five alternative staycation destinations to avoid the crowds

With lockdown restrictions easing but international travel still uncertain, staycations are becoming an extremely popular option for UK holiday-goers this year. For those looking for hidden gems,...

Dead City: has the pandemic killed off the London property market?

The Covid-19 crisis has led to some big questions about the future of cities, and whether enough people will want to live in large metropolises moving...

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