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Is the Build to Rent sector ready for the end of furlough?

Few would disagree that it has been a difficult year for the residential lettings sector. With the market effectively frozen for several weeks in the spring...

Auction roundup – and it’s a big one!

It’s positive news all around in the auction world. Below, Property Investor Today takes a closer look… Bond Wolfe powers ahead with impressive September results Bond Wolfe Auctions...

‘We need to talk about Brexit’ - how does it affect property buying in Spain?

“It’s time to talk about Brexit,” according to Spanish property expert and author Sean Woolley. While the Covid-19 pandemic has, for obvious reasons, been all that we have...

Revealed: Liverpool’s buy-to-let market remains buoyant despite Covid-19

A development offering promising returns has launched in Liverpool as the famous old port city’s property market remains resilient in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.  Alesco Investment...

The Homebuilding & Renovating Autumn Show returns…virtually!

The Virtual Homebuilding & Renovating Autumn Show is making a 'flashy comeback' this weekend following a successful virtual summer event, where 70% of visitors considered it better value...

Revealed – where is the most profitable city for BTL landlords?

Up-and-coming Salford is the most profitable city for buy-to-lets, followed by Manchester and Leeds. That’s according to a new study by CIA Landlord, which has revealed the...

London developer buys Chiswick site for 137 new homes

Great Marlborough Estates has acquired a vacant office building for redevelopment into 137 new homes in Chiswick. The deal, which was negotiated between the developer and Lendlease...

Planting seeds - what does the planning system overhaul involve?

We have seen over the past few months a real government impetus to regain lost ground, since the economic effects of Covid-19, by boosting the construction...

Tenants are ditching single accommodation for co-living – study

Research by Built Asset Management (BAM) has revealed a marked increase in renters scrapping single lets in favour of co-living, with a rise of 312% recorded...

Live well for less? New Sainsbury’s/St George scheme in Hendon on the way

Work on a new mixed-use development in Hendon from developer St George and leading UK retailer Sainsbury’s will commence early next month. The Silk Park scheme will...

Investors – should you consider Hounslow?

It’s strategically located for easy access to London Heathrow Terminals, is close to a number of the stations on the incoming Elizabeth Line and sits nearby...

Students flock to London lettings market despite Covid-19 woes

Overseas and domestic students have returned to the London lettings market in full force this month, accounting for 25% of all tenants currently registering with Dexters’...

Development: last phase of The Silk District and new approach to later living

Despite the many challenges posed by Covid, new housing schemes, developments and initiatives continue unabated. Here, Property Investor Today explores the latest development news, from a vibrant...

Revealed – where are the top holiday home destinations in the UK?

Estate agent Martin & Co has analysed Google search data to reveal the most searched for holiday home destinations across the UK. Since lockdown started to be eased,...

How to sell your home before 2020 is through

For most homeowners, the thought of selling a house in 2020 is anxiety-inducing. To some, it feels like tempting fate. However, for a smart, bold few,...

Does high street decline represent opportunities for resi investors?

Covid-19 has furthered the decline of the high street and led to major city centres becoming virtual ghost towns as office workers and tourists continue to...

Positive demand for undergrad accommodation boosts PBSA sector

The purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector is showing signs of recovery following market disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to CBRE’s PBSA sector update. This bounce-back...

Why London is the most popular investment location for the Chinese

The 31 October 2020 is a big day for me and my family. It is the day we fly out of London and relocate to Hong...

Works begin onsite at new luxury Beeston development

A Nottingham-based luxury home developer has started construction works on a new ‘sought-after’ luxury residential scheme in the Beeston area. Located in the Bramcote Village Conservation Area...

Rise of corporate landlords – why do so few now invest as individuals?

A leading UK property developer has claimed that the government’s plan to professionalise the buy-to-let sector, through tax changes, regulation and the encouragement of institutional investment,...

‘Innovative’ investment group aims to raise £16 million through new bond

Property development and investment group, Convivia, has announced plans to raise £16 million over the next year with the launch of its first investment fund.   Issued under its fundraising arm, Convivia Capital...

‘Ooh na na, where’s my home?’ – Rihanna’s £32m mansion up for sale

The former London home of Rihanna, the globally renowned singer, songwriter and actress, is currently up for sale for £32 million. Located on St John’s Wood Park,...

Covid-19 will force change in the PRS — let's make sure it’s positive

Lockdown measures have left the UK’s residential rental sector struggling to deal with a period of unpaid rents, occupancy voids, and considerable operational difficulties. And with...

Green property - local authority enables nitrate neutral regeneration

A unique site in Havant has been visited by Environment Minister Rebecca Pow after its borough council became the first local authority in the country to enable...

Auction roundup – high success rates and PropTech startups

From successful sales for Network Auctions and Sutton Kersh Auctions, to brand-new auction startup Aucspace aiming to streamline the bidding process, Property Investor Today delves into...

Revealed: The highs and lows of London’s property market

While average rental values in prime central London (PCL) have declined annually by 6.9%, average house prices in prime London property markets grew by the most...

UK development – new homes in East London; social investment at Stone Yard

The doors have been opened to the first phase of a flagship East London development, with canal-side rental homes now on offer at Sugar House Island. Vastint...

Funding Affordable Homes secures £16.5m for trio housing scheme

Social and affordable housing provider Funding Affordable Homes (FAH) has secured a £16.5 million loan from Secure Trust Bank Real Estate Finance for three new housing...

Revealed – which university has the worst landlords?

With students starting or returning to university in the next few weeks – and question marks over how things will play out with regards to Covid-19...

Revolutionising the prime market – one developer’s goal to shake up the system

A residential property and design consultancy for the prime and super-prime London market is seeking to disrupt the traditional model by offering an integrated suite of...

‘Exciting’ new growth for Midlands PRS developer acquired by real estate giant

European residential real estate giant Cordia International has acquired Birmingham-based, PRS-specialist developer Blackswan Property Limited. Cordia, a developer with interests across Hungary, Poland, Spain, Germany and Romania, is the residential development platform of Futureal Group. With...

Auction roundup – historic properties, record lots and auction grievances

As we settle into a new month, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest news in the auction realm. Another bumper catalogue for Bond Wolfe...

Brits set sights on second homes in the UK as travel restrictions increase

People often dream of a second home abroad – somewhere they can holiday in every year, head to for some winter sun and rent out for...

Insight – where next for prestige property in France?

At the start of 2020, the French property market had been flying, with demand for prestige property leading the way.  Sales were at record numbers, whether for a...

Prime site for over 200 Solihull apartments bought for £1.8m

A residential development site near Solihull with planning permission to build more than 200 homes has been bought for £1.8 million, thanks to property consultancy Siddall...

Revealed – how to avoid overseas property purchase pitfalls in a pandemic

Purchasing a property abroad is rarely a straightforward process, even at the best of times, but at present there are even more factors to bear in...

First-time buyers snap up apartments at Trent Bridge Quays

Demand for viewings at Trent Bridge Quays, Elevate Property Group’s luxury development in Nottingham, has surged after a series of ‘hard hat’ site tours and a...

Capital regeneration - former London hotel and pub set to become 514 flats

The former Master Brewer Hotel in Hillingdon, which has been left vacant since 2012, has taken a step closer to being redeveloped to offer 514 new...

Take your pick: top UK stamp duty exemption hotpots revealed

Research by Andrews Property Group has identified the 10 UK towns and cities where 99% of homes currently listed for sale will be exempt from stamp...

All aboard – historic station holiday home secured for future generations

England’s highest mainline railway station building, which doubles up as self-contained holiday accommodation, has been purchased by the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line (FoSCL). Standing at 1,200...

The rise of the 50/50 property – more expats look to invest at home

Global property firm Knight Frank says it has seen a rise in expats buying in their home country for a 50/50 property – giving them a...

Major BTR player rebrands Tipi to Quintain Living

One of the biggest investors in the fast-growing Build to Rent market is rebranding its ‘lifestyle-focused’ rental operator arm – in what it is calling an...

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! Should you invest in Bognor Regis?

Now is the ultimate time to invest in the West Sussex market town of Bognor Regis, according to Sussex-based property lettings and management specialist PS&B. With the...

Auction roundup – exciting land opportunities and cheaper homes sold

Property Investor Today explores the investment opportunities available at Cheffins’ second post-lockdown auction and interesting figures suggesting how much cheaper houses at auctions are compared to...

London climbs the list of most liveable European cities

Londoners have enjoyed one of the most significant increases in ‘livability’ where the cost of renting and living as a percentage of salary is concerned. The international...

Doing it differently – private developer transforms affordable housing

Affordable housing is very often a thorny bone of contention. Arbitrary government targets are regularly missed and this part of the property market is regularly used...

Through the keyhole - inside the five most viewed homes of the summer

From the music studio where everything started for Oasis, to an Essex mansion with life-sized superhero figurines guarding a home cinema, new research from Rightmove has...

Revealed – where are the best locations for Golden Visa investments?

New research has revealed the best nations to invest in for both citizenship and residency where the bonus of visa-free travel is concerned.   UK citizenship will grant...

10 reasons to invest in UK property now despite the recession

Since the UK began to emerge from lockdown, the property market has reacted positively, with recent reports confirming a ‘mini boom’ in activity and the average...

Greek property – government programmes to spark boom for market

Greece’s property market had only just started to get back on its feet after the years of devastation and austerity wrought by the global financial crisis...

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