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UK continues to appeal to investors despite Brexit

The third Private Capital Survey from Cluttons, which details the results of a survey of 250 wealthy property investors in the Middle East to understand their...

Brexit is biggest challenge facing property market, say investors

Britain's withdrawal from the European Union is the biggest challenge facing the UK property sector, according to a survey of investors, landlords, homeowners and insolvency practitioners. Higher...

Nottingham’s first large Built to Rent project gets underway

Nottingham’s first major Build to Rent scheme, the 350-apartment Saffron Court project, has started development. The scheme, designed by architects maber and built by Winvic Construction for...

Auction market in good health as leading firm continues strong performance

The latest figures from the UK's largest auction firm, Auction House, indicate that the auction market is performing strongly so far this year. The auctioneer sold 319...

World Cup 2018: Russia’s best rental cities revealed

With the World Cup finally here, online lettings platform Urban.co.uk looks at which host city offers the best mix of affordable rental property, transport, food and...

Shojin Property Partners secures £2.1m via crowdfunding platform

Shojin Property Partners has secured over £2.1 million for development projects following the launch of its crowdfunding platform six months ago. The firm has backed 15 separate...

Affordability and stamp duty are disrupting the UK property market – Knight Frank

The number of homes sold in London was lower than any other part of England and Wales last year, according to Knight Frank’s recent analysis of...

Legal & General acquires student blocks at University of Lincoln

Legal & General has agreed to fund the development of two high-quality student accommodation blocks which have been pre-let to the University of Lincoln. The acquisition was...

Andrews & Robertson achieves 73% success rate at latest auction

Auctioneer Andrews & Robertson has raised over £12.2 million from its latest auction earlier this week. Held at The Montcalm Hotel in Marble Arch, London, the auction...

Controversial Heathrow third runway 'could be good for buy-to-let'

The government has approved plans for a controversial third runway to be built at Heathrow Airport. The expansion project, which has been beset by delays and...

UK rents on the rise, figures show

The average rent in the UK reached £919 in May, up by 2% on the same time last year, according to Homelet’s Rental Index. Average rents in...

RentalStep asks whether long-term tenants need to be referenced

PropTech startup RentalStep has questioned whether long-term lifestyle tenants should have to go through the traditional referencing process when moving between rental properties. The move towards long-term...

National Landlord Investment Show returns to London Olympia

The National Landlord Investment Show is set to head back to London Olympia for its 57th show on June 14. This follows the success of its March...

Allsop’s residential auction achieves over £67m in May

Allsop saw strong results at its May residential auction despite growing wariness among investors across the UK. By close of business, the firm raised £65 million and...

Research reveals the top places to purchase a holiday home for ROI

Kissimmee in Florida is the best place to buy a holiday home for those looking for a good return on investment. That’s the headline finding from...

Activity in the property market spiked in May, research reveals

There was a spike in property market activity in May after the usual seasonal slowdown in April, according to Agency Express’s Property Market Activity Index. The firm’s...

Sale to completion process on a four-day delay

There has been a slightly longer period from sale agreed to completion in 2018 compared to 2017, according to House Network. The online estate agent found a...

Knight Knox announce launch of new online BTL platform

Following feedback from investors who have had difficulty selling their investments through traditional high street sales agents, Knight Knox has announced the launch of yieldit. The online...

Valencia’s competitive property prices attract investors

Spain’s third city is now seeing steady gains and attracting investors following the fall of its property prices and the number of sales transactions during 2007’s...

The most popular foreign locations for Russian property buyers revealed

Statistics from Russian search giant Yandex have revealed that Spain is the most popular country among Russian overseas property buyers. More than one million searches relating to Spanish...

Scrapping of rental deposits leads to £3m boost to renters

Rental innovator and winner of Landlord of the Year 2018, Get Living, is celebrating its one-year anniversary of scrapping deposits with the knowledge that its renters...

Over-65s earn £7,000 a year from their properties

Pensioners have earned £7,000 a year from their homes, new analysis by Key Retirement has shown. According to the findings, the average over-65 homeowner in the...

Long-term owners are reconsidering their Prime Central London options

Economic and political uncertainty appears to be dimming the light of the property market recently, with some long-time owners reconsidering their prime central London options, investment...

NAEA says housing market now back in favour of sellers

The housing market has swung back in favour of sellers, according to NAEA Propertymark's April Housing Report.  The research found that demand for housing is on the...

SDL's May auction raises more than £16.4 million

SDL Auctions Bigwood’s May auction, held at Aston Villa FC's Villa Park ground, raised more than £16.4 million, driven by strong bidding for residential lots in a crowded...

Five top tips for investing in student accommodation

Last year, Savills statistics showed that investment into student accommodation had risen by 17%. And with the number of students being accepted onto university courses increasing year-on-year,...

GoCompare creates property investment calculator for homeowners

Financial services comparison site GoCompare has announced the creation of its property investment calculator. Teaming up with property expert Henry Pryor, GoCompare’s calculator aims to show the...

High volume of farmland stock set to come to market, claims Carter Jonas

New data from property consultancy Carter Jonas has revealed that a high volume of farmland stock is set to come to market over the coming months. While...

The Landlord Expo returns for 2018

One of the biggest landlord exhibitions returns to Bristol on June 13. Taking place at the University of the West of England, the Landlord Expo will feature...

Place in the sun ambitions rekindled by sterling’s improved performance

The amount spent on European property by Britons has increased by two thirds. That is according to data released by international money transfer firm Fexco Corporate...

Majority of Brits are regaining confidence in the property market

Some 84% of British homeowners expect property prices in their area to rise over the next six months, up 14% from November 2017, according to Zoopla. Its...

Interest-only mortgages fall by almost a half since 2012

Figures from UK Finance have revealed that the number of interest-only mortgages has nearly halved in the last six years, down by 46% since 2012. Currently there...

The AIPP launches service for international property owners

The Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) has introduced the ‘Alliance’ service in a bid to provide free legal advice for strategizing or for owners with...

Clive Emson announces lots for June auction

Clive Emson Auctioneers has revealed that it is cataloguing a year-high 175 lots at its June auction. The sale, which begins on June 11, is the fourth...

New UK Capital Gains Tax regime ‘unsettles’ investors

A new report commissioned by Intertrust has revealed that nearly two thirds (61%) of real estate investors are concerned by the impact of changes to UK...

Average UK rents drop for the first time in six years

The UK has seen average rents decrease for the first time since 2017 during the first quarter of 2018, according to data from The Deposit Protection...

Tower Hamlets tops list of London’s quietest boroughs

The quietest boroughs in London have been revealed in new research carried out by homebuilder Barratt London. With recent concerns raised over the noise levels on the...

Allsop’s May residential auction catalogue goes live

Allsop’s next residential auction will feature over 300 lots, with 30 high-value lots guided at £1 million-plus included in the live catalogue. The range of possible investments...

Highest rental yields achieved by HMO and multi-unit landlords

Landlords with portfolios comprising houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and multi-unit freehold blocks (MUFB) are achieving the highest rental yields, new research for Precise Mortgages revealed. HMOs...

Property investment at its peak in Yorkshire

Landlords from the Yorkshire and Humberside region have the biggest appetites for property investment, according to a new survey by property consultancy Knight Knox. Landlords operating in...

Idyllic countryside home featured in Loveitts’ next auction

A four-bedroom home in the lush countryside of Warwickshire is set to go under the hammer at Loveitts May auction. Nestled in the rural village of Wolvey,...

Huge growth in last five years for The Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Over the past five years The Homebuilding & Renovating Show has witnessed a 16.27% growth in visitor numbers, the company behind it has revealed. The increase in...

Former Baptist church goes under the hammer at Loveitts auction

A former Baptist church in Warwickshire will be available for prospective property buyers at the upcoming Loveitts auction. Located in the countryside village of Temple Grafton, the...

BTL rates fall despite base rate rise predictions

Since the start of the year, the cost of a typical five-year fixed buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage has fallen despite the possibility of a Bank of England...

National Landlord Investment Show heads to the Midlands

The National Landlord Investment Show returns to the Midlands for its second show of the year next week. Investors will be given the chance to connect...

Major Build to Rent scheme set for Southampton city centre

Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, has acquired a major Build to Rent scheme in the heart of Southampton. The scheme, which aims to regenerate...

Are you ready for the Southampton Property Show?

The Southampton Property Show, one of the UK’s largest property exhibitions, is coming to the Harbour Hotel in Southampton. Southampton’s property investment, business and networking show will...

Auction House announces record sales in April

Auction House last month saw the highest number of April sales since its launch 11 years ago. The property auctioneer sold a total of 306 lots during...

East of England landlords remain confident about business prospects

Landlord confidence across a range of measures remained stable or increased in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the end of last year, according to...

Housing wealth of last time buyers set to surpass £1 trillion this year

New research from Legal & General and economics consultancy CEBR has revealed that last time buyers now own £938 billion of UK housing stock, with this...

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