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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

See the latest Coronavirus statistics from across the world on our world map SEE MAP UK Confirmed cases: 267,240 | UK Deaths: 37,460 SEE MAP Italy Confirmed cases: 231,139 | Italy Deaths: 33,072 | Italy Recovered: 147,101 SEE MAP Spain Confirmed cases: 236,259 | Spain Deaths: 27,117 | Spain Recovered: 150,376 SEE MAP See the latest Coronavirus statistics from across the world on our world map SEE MAP UK Confirmed cases: 267,240 | UK Deaths: 37,460 SEE MAP Italy Confirmed cases: 231,139 | Italy Deaths: 33,072 | Italy Recovered: 147,101 SEE MAP Spain Confirmed cases: 236,259 | Spain Deaths: 27,117 | Spain Recovered: 150,376 SEE MAP

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Breaking News

Professional property buying in a post-Covid-19 climate – how should you do it?

With lockdown measures starting to be eased, and the possible move to step 2 of the three-step plan from June 1, some sense of normality is...

Property investors not deterred by coronavirus chaos, research claims

The latest research from Property Hub has revealed that a huge 98% of property investors still consider property to be a good long-term investment. Property Hub, which...

Q&A – will the luxury property market bounce back quicker?

The coronavirus pandemic has had huge impacts on all parts of the property industry, with the market effectively on pause mode from March 23 to May...

Property auction bargain: buyer picks up plot of land for just £51

A parcel of land recently sold under the hammer for just £51, showing that 'no reserve' rules mean buyers can pick up bargain lots if they...

Three tips for investors - the benefits of extensions

An extension is a worthwhile investment that can add 20-30% to the value of a property while simultaneously providing a much nicer and functional space. A well-designed...

Revealed: how can you be a strategic investor?

It’s really important now, more than ever, that investors think strategically – with so much uncertainty and so many unknowns as a result of the current...

Q&A – why should investors be considering tertiary towns?

With lockdown starting to ease, investors across the country will be considering their next steps and where might represent the best investment opportunities. In this Q&A, we...

Manhattan-inspired Salford development a hit with overseas investors

A recently-completed £85 million development in Salford has been a huge success with overseas property investors. Downtown, six interlinked apartment blocks inspired by Manhattan in New York,...

Auction house reports £5m in sales as investors turn to online property platform

Pugh, an auction house with auction rooms in Manchester and Leeds, has reported £5 million worth of sales for its April property auctions. This comes even in...

Q&A - what is community living?

In recent years, there's been a trend for alternative renting options such as Build to Rent and co-living, particularly among millennials in big city centres. But...

Insight – have Asian investors in the UK property market increased?

International investors make up a big chunk of Britain’s second home market, especially in London. Many of these investors hail from the Far East, but how...

The world has changed – what next for Build to Rent?

Covid-19 is a generational event that will impact the way people live, work and behave long after the pandemic has been controlled and a vaccine produced. But...

Revealed: modern tech allows modular housing firm to continue working

A modular housing developer has safely completed a housing development in Leeds and continues to work on six other sites across England, despite most traditional construction...

How can we green the UK’s housing stock? RICS calls on government to act

Before the pandemic took hold, environmental issues were arguably the biggest story in town, with ways of tackling climate change and greening property around the globe...

Manchester set to beat virus uncertainty and remain top investment hotspot

Despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Manchester is set to continue as one of the UK's top buy-to-let investment locations. Residential Estates, based in Chester,...

Revealed: has coronavirus derailed investment in retirement living?

The general consensus in the property market pre-pandemic was that retirement living was one of the next biggest things, with growing investment and interest in this...

Trade body launches five-point plan to save short-term lets sector

The UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) has launched a five-point plan outlining how the government can help the sector recover from the Covid-19 crisis. According to...

Covid 19 impact – how are developments changing to adapt to the new normal?

With the dawning realisation that there will be a long-term legacy to the way we live our lives post-Covid-19, a leading luxury property developer has created...

The new way forward? Salford’s first virtual committee approves scheme

Two brownfield sites overlooking the River Irwell are set to be converted into 500 apartments for sale and private rent after a £105 million development was...

Five reasons you should never follow interiors trends

It can be tempting to jump on the latest interior design trends when renovating your investment property. However, just because Farrow and Ball’s colour of the...

Q&A - how has the prime property market coped with lockdown?

While England slowly starts to emerge from lockdown under the UK government’s three-point plan (the devolved administrations are taking a slightly different path at present), there...

Opportunity for investors to 'hoover up' BTL property as market reopens

Following the reopening of the property market on May 13, a specialist buy-to-let mortgage broker is advising investors to expand their portfolios with under-priced bargains. Mortgages for...

Webinar roundup – from the future of second homes to the future of PropTech

In these social distancing times, where so many of us are working remotely and being encouraged to stay at home as much as possible, webinars have...

Auctions in action – would you like to get to Warwick Avenue?

A luxury home adjacent to the iconic Underground stop that inspired one of Welsh singer Duffy’s biggest hits is set to go under the hammer for...

Why virtual staging will be crucial post-lockdown

While mindful of the present circumstances, it is encouraging to see the housing and property market remaining high on the government’s priority list and starting to...

Revealed – how has Covid-19 affected the Irish property market?

An Ireland-based PropTech startup has published its study on Covid-19’s impact on the Irish property sector. Beagel, headed up by industry veteran Healy Hynes, aims to provide transparent online...

Regeneration - new images released of £1bn Purfleet-on-Thames transformation

New images have been released to highlight how the £1 billion regeneration of Purfleet-on-Thames will transform the Essex town’s town centre and riverfront, with upgraded transport...

Easing traveller anxiety and rebuilding trust in short-lets

It's been abundantly clear in recent months that the coronavirus pandemic - which has caused such drastic restrictions on travel, tourism and business trips - has...

Will people flee big cities in favour of the countryside post-coronavirus?

As the country gets to grips with the government's next phase of tackling the coronavirus pandemic, experts are already discussing how the virus might impact societal...

Covid-19 update: regional tertiary town investment continues despite lockdown

A regional property investment firm has released figures which suggest that there is still movement in the property market in the tertiary towns of Wolverhampton and...

A timeline – how has coronavirus impacted the Scottish property market?

Scotland, alongside Wales and Northern Ireland, is using its devolved powers to take a different course from the UK government by resolutely keeping the ‘stay at...

Hundreds of properties sold via online auction during lockdown

The UK's largest auction firm, Auction House, has revealed that it has sold hundreds of properties via live-stream and online auctions during the lockdown period. During April,...

Buy-to-let hotspots – where are yields climbing despite the pandemic lockdown?

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic disrupting pretty much every aspect of daily life, the latest research from lettings management platform Howsy has revealed the pockets of...

Luxury French property sells digitally during coronavirus outbreak

A luxury property developer has revealed how it has adapted to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by using technology to complete deals, converting sales digitally during Covid-19. Caudwell...

Housebuilding and construction: the winners, losers and long-term shifts

The construction and housebuilding sectors have undergone dramatic shifts in recent weeks – from site shutdowns and dividend cancellations to salary and bonus cuts. There have been...

Revealed: what do Chinese residential buyers in the UK look like?

A few weeks ago we looked at how a Chinese house-buying boom is on its way in the UK despite Covid-19. Here, with the help of Domenica...

Investor outlook: residential property in a post-Covid-19 world

There has been much speculation about how quickly the UK residential property market will recover from the economic fallout of the global pandemic and what that...

Capability Brown's former Hampton Court home goes up for sale

Prestbury House, the Grade II-listed, 7,305 sq ft home which used to be owned by famous gardener Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, is up for sale. The £6.5 million...

Planning permission received for Legal & General’s major modular homes scheme

Legal & General Modular Homes has announced that it has secured planning consent to deliver 154 homes, using modular construction, at an eight-acre site in Selby,...

Discounts for NHS workers! Developers offer gesture to key staff

To do their bit during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, two housebuilders are offering discounts on their developments for key workers. Below, we explore what is being offered. Developer...

Covid-19: how has the HMO sector coped with the pandemic so far?

Welcome to this special, VE Bank Holiday (and lockdown), edition of Property Investor Today. We hope all our readers are having an enjoyable, if unusual, day!  The...

Life after corona – what next for Chinese and international investors?

A thought leadership article from UK-China PR agency 11K Consulting has revealed that a country’s healthcare system, air quality and food security will be foremost in...

Insight – London agency reveals return to long-lets as Airbnb landlords seek tenants

The effects of coronavirus on the short-lets market is continuing to see Airbnb landlords and the like switching back to long-term lets. Leading estate agent Winkworth says...

Q&A - could alternative property investment thrive post-Covid?

As is always the case in times of crisis, people are asking what might follow, what industries might thrive as normal life slowly returns in some...

Lockdown sales: virtual national auction raises almost £8 million

A recent national property auction, held virtually by SDL Auctions, raised £7.7 million for property sellers. The mammoth seven-hour event, held behind closed doors to respect social...

How can buyers of Spanish off-plan properties recover their investment?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a considerable amount of uncertainty and worry since it took hold in Europe in early March, with Spain and the UK...

Prime property: lockdown buying and selling advice for investors

The UK property market is currently on hold due to the government's lockdown restrictions. Although in-person property viewings and valuations can't take place at the moment, some...

Good deeds – NHS Homes scheme praised and hospital charity appeal launched

One of the few positive things to emerge from this crisis has been the greater sense of community across the whole country, with people and companies...

New developments: former Methodist chapel to be converted into apartments

Manchester-based developer Gothic & Stone has acquired the former Engedi Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel in the Welsh town of Colwyn Bay and intends to convert it...

MediaCityUK BTR scheme supports region’s efforts to go greener

A recently launched Build to Rent development spanning two towers in MediaCityUK is supporting a local charity’s attempts to create a greener Greater Manchester.  The region is...

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