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Reach for the sky – UK’s tallest residential tower tops out

Property Investor Today was recently invited for a tour of the Landmark Pinnacle development in Canary Wharf, the tallest residential tower in the UK, on the...

Claim: agents and landlords using holiday lettings are breaking the law

Agents and landlords in Scotland who are letting property and declaring them to be holiday lets to avoid long-term tenancy rights are breaking the law, according...

Going for a pretty penny...portal reveals London's most expensive streets

A prime and super-prime London property portal has examined the capital’s most expensive roads for homes. The portal, Vyomm, analysed Land Registry sale records over the last...

Improved confidence in the resale market, says Property Partner

There was increased activity for the fourth consecutive month on Property Partner’s resale market, suggesting a positive change in sentiment amongst its investors. For the second consecutive...

Eight Staffordshire police properties available on market

Property consultancy Jon Flowith & Partners has been instructed to market eight former Staffordshire Police properties. The eight buildings – which can be bought individually or as...

Barcelona property expert confirms renaissance of city’s property market

A Barcelona property expert has confirmed recent reports that Barcelona’s property market has firmly bounced back from the crisis surrounding the push for Catalan independence in...

Second homeowners take advantage of predicted growth in staycations

Holiday lettings business cottages.com has seen a 23% growth in portfolio recruitment over the last six months, compared to the same period in 2018, as landlords...

BTL rates begin to shift upwards, says online broker

New research from online mortgage broker Property Master has revealed that the cost of the majority of fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages appear to have started a drift...

UK rents on the rise but growth begins to slow, figures show

The average rent in the UK now sits at £934, a 1.6% rise on the same time last year, according to HomeLet’s Rental Index figures for...

New auction trend: buyers purchasing lots prior to auction

Some 52% of lots offered under the hammer at Network Auctions’ latest sale sold prior to auction. The results from its June 6 auction show buyers are...

Residential buildings account for only a tiny proportion of Green Belt development

Manchester has become the first place in England to develop more than a third of its Green Belt, analysis of new figures by modular homes developer...

Demand rises for live-in guardians to keep empty properties safe

There is an increased demand for live-in guardians to keep empty homes secure, according to Homesitters, Britain’s largest home and pet-sitting firm. With the latest figures from...

Revealed: the regal road names where property sells for 50% above average

The second weekend of June will see the traditional celebration of the Queen’s official birthday, despite her actual birthday being in April. To mark this occasion, property...

Property growth on the rise in Coventry and Warwickshire, says Loveitts

Despite some recent reports suggesting that the UK property market is plummeting, a recent auction hosted by Loveitss, an estate and letting agent operating in Coventry...

Majority of homeowners willing to pay more for a house with fast broadband

A speedy broadband connection was the third most important factor for people when choosing an area to live in, according to broadbandchoices. The broadband, mobile and TV...

Berlin property market update: purchase prices and rents both on the rise

Purchase prices in Berlin’s property market are rising faster than expected, according to Black Label Properties. The Berlin-based international agency recently published its 2019 Price Map and...

Industry coalition calls for section 21 to be retained

Groups representing landlords and letting agents have called for section 21 repossessions to be retained in the private rented sector unless and until a new system...

SnowOnly set to break China after announcement of Juwai.com partnership

Juwai.com, the Chinese portal for overseas real estate, and independent ski property portal SnowOnly have signed a partnership aiming to bring thousands of for sale real...

Landlords ‘powerless’ against rogue tenants if Section 21 is scrapped

The proposed abolition of Section 21 will leave landlords ‘virtually powerless’ to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) among tenants in the private rented sector, according to the...

Spike in landlords exiting rental market amidst Fees Ban, ARLA reports

UK letting agents reported a rise in the number of landlords selling up in April, according to ARLA Propertymark’s April Private Rented Sector (PRS) Report. In April,...

South East London set to experience house price boost, says JLL

Property prices in South East London are set to increase faster than much of Greater London thanks to significant regeneration throughout the area. That’s according to...

Global investment into PBSA reaches record high of $16.3 billion

Global investment into purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) reached a record $16.3 billion in 2018, surpassing the previous high of $15.9 billion invested in 2017, according to...

Top driveway income hotspots in the UK revealed

The UK towns and cities where homeowners are making the most money by renting out their driveways as parking spaces have been revealed by online parking...

Student housing app to feature in national final for tech entrepreneurs

A startup housing app which aims to provide a safe haven for international students recently won the North West regional final for The F Factor. The F...

Increased property transactions despite fall in supply and demand, says NAEA

The number of sales agreed per member branch increased for the first time since October 2018, according to NAEA Propertymark. Its April Housing Report found the number...

Eco-homes – are these the investment properties of the future?

With environmental issues high up on the news agenda and a recent rise in sustainable living, there has been an increasing focus in recent months on...

Luxury Portuguese resort reports strong growth

Quinta do Lago, an exclusive residential resort situated in the Algarve, recently released its new property market report ahead of the second quarter of 2019. The annual...

Argent Related’s inaugural development one of the largest in North London

Urban developer Argent Related has launched a seven-building regeneration scheme at the heart of Tottenham Hale – its first ever development. One of the largest developments in...

Survey reveals what landlords should focus on to attract student tenants

A recent study by landlord insurance provider, Towergate, unveiled how landlords can better target student tenants in the UK. The study of 500 undergraduates revealed certain mismatches...

Renters in South West London feeling the pinch despite tenant fee ban

Rent rises in South West London have significantly outpaced the rest of the capital, despite the imminent ban on tenant fees, according to London letting agents...

Why the government shouldn’t scrap Section 21

Almost one in four households in Britain will be renting privately by then end of 2021. This is due to soaring house prices and stagnating wages...

Mayor urged to ban Tube adverts encouraging people to break short-let laws

The Mayor of London has been urged to ban adverts on the Tube that encourage the breaking of short-term lettings law. Tom Copley AM, Labour’s London Assembly...

Lisbon property market bounces back as demand and investment soars

The Portuguese capital Lisbon is experiencing a real estate revival, according to Knight Frank’s new insight into the city. It’s currently in the spotlight as it’s been...

Slow broadband could knock 25% off the value of your home, research shows

Extremely slow broadband speeds could knock a quarter off the value of a property, according to research by HouseSimple. The online estate agents looked at average house...

The hammer goes down again – here’s the latest auctions roundup

At Property Investor Today, we regularly like to keep our readers updated with the latest auction goings-on. Here is our latest roundup… Phillip Arnold Auctions Property auction house,...

Could the tenant fees ban leave tenants worse off?

The government’s tenant fee ban has been widely championed in the consumer press as a big win for renters – but their victory starts to look...

Roll up, roll up - here’s your chance to win 2x free tickets to major renovation show

The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show is returning to Surrey between 29-30 June at Sandown Park racecourse. And here at Property Investor Today, we’re offering you...

London developers lack faith in Brexit extension solving anything

The London development industry is unconvinced that the latest Brexit extension will help solve the current impasse in the House of Commons. According to the spring 2019...

New property marketplace launches on the App Store

UcaDO – the UK’s first ever free-to-list, peer-to-peer property app – has been launched on the App Store. It was founded by Will Crossley-Tinney, who has worked in...

Auction House witnesses its best ever April results

Auction House has announced its best ever April results, representing the sixth record month in a row. The property auctioneer – operating as Loveitts in Coventry and...

How can Brexit be a property investor’s opportunity?

Brexit! Whether you’re a Brexiteer or a Remainer, no one can deny that this is probably the number one issue on the minds of UK citizens...

Legal & General announces new, largest-to-date BTR scheme in Wandsworth

Financial services company Legal & General, already a major player in the burgeoning Build to Rent (BTR) sector, has revealed that it has exchanged contracts on...

Buying agency predicts the next prime hotspots in London

London’s next prime hotspots have been revealed by buying agency Black Brick, with previously overlooked areas topping the list of recommendations. “In a marketplace as diverse as...

New mobile app to ‘simplify’ bridge between landlords and tenants

Inadash, a new mobile application for landlords and property agents, aims to ‘revolutionise and simplify’ the process of finding new tenants. According to a recent study from...

Cannes property market goes from strength to strength

The property market in Cannes, France, has steadily grown in recent years with price increases of 6.5% between 2017 and 2018, Home Hunts has revealed. The famous...

10 interior tips and tricks to increase your rental income

When furnishing a rental property, it’s important to think about how you can maximise your income and really make the most out of your investment. Tenants are...

The Brexit effect: EU home movers snub UK after referendum

New research has revealed that home movers from the European Union have become significantly less interested in moving to the UK since the Brexit vote nearly...

Beginnings of The Trilogy – a new BTR development launches in Manchester

A development of Build to Rent apartments in a regenerated part of Manchester has opened its doors, claiming to offer ‘unrivalled facilities and amenities’. More than £53...

UK Build to Rent investment transacts over £1bn in Q1 2019

The UK Build to Rent sector (also known as multifamily housing in parts of Europe and North America) witnessed record levels of investment in the first...

House price growth decelerates as London slowdown extends to southern cities

House prices in UK cities increased by 1.7% over the 12 months to March 2019, the same levels of growth recorded in May 2012, according to...

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