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Replacing leasehold with commonhold - government finally responds

While we wouldn’t be so bold as to say the government gets its daily fix of property news from the Today sites, can it be mere...

Luxury development continues to sell well in Birmingham’s thriving creative quarter

Property firm LH1 London has sold more than 100 apartments at landmark Digbeth development ‘The Forge’ in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter. The works, which started...

Universities bring the UK’s highest rental yields

Research has revealed that 17 of the UK’s top 20 best postcodes for buy-to-let rental yields are located within close proximity to a university campus. Lettings platform...

London’s fastest house sale market revealed

Residential homes are taking an average of 12 weeks to sell in West London, according to research from fast house sale firm Property Solvers. Updated monthly, the...

Average UK rent rose sharply in Q2 2019, DPS report finds

The latest edition of The Deposit Protection Service Rent Index has revealed that the UK experienced a sharp rise in average rent – from £757 to...

Midlands regeneration: Carnegie library converted into modern homes

Claremont Property Group recently completed work on a Grade II listed Carnegie library in the West Midlands town of Stourbridge, converting ‘The Old Library’ in Hagley Road...

Property investors playing major role in regenerating UK high streets

The regeneration of Britain’s high streets is being significantly boosted by property investors, according to international investment consultancy BuyAssociation. Its figures suggest that investors and developers have...

New AI assistant to ‘automate the lettings process’ for agents

Roby.ai, an Articificial Intelligence (AI) assistant, has been launched in the UK property market. Thought to be an industry first, Roby.ai works for letting agents and property...

Mallorca property market ‘richer’ than ever, says luxury estate agents

Mallorca has become one of the most sought-after islands in the Mediterranean over recent years, with many famous visitors and residents making it an internationally glamourous location...

Property investors to receive annual rent upfront in one lump sum

Buy-to-let landlords and property investors are being offered the opportunity to receive their year's rent in advance in one lump sum. Known as the Advanced Rent Option...

Technology crucial in assisting compliance with PRS regulation - Gas Tag

The increasing amount of lettings regulations is making it difficult for letting agents and landlords to remain compliant and protect the safety of tenants without the help of...

Hereford buildings destroyed by fire set to reopen as luxury development

The local people of Hereford will finally get to see what has been achieved by Birmingham-based property developer Elevate Property Group at Alban House, two Grade...

Habito introduces its first range of mortgages

Online mortgage broker Habito has announced the launch of its new mortgage origination platform. The range – which hosts a suite of Habito-branded mortgages for individual landlords...

Prime Central London property outperforms other investments

Property in prime central London (PCL) has outperformed a range of other asset classes (including gold, farmland, antique jewellery and the FTSE 100) over the last...

Demand remains high for luxury Andalusian homes

Properties on Spain’s ‘Sunshine Coast’ are in strong demand, according to the latest update on the Andalusia region’s property market from Engel & Völkers. And the region,...

UK million-pound home sales stalled in 2018

The number of properties sold for a million pounds or more in the UK rose by just 1% in 2018, ending a whole decade growth of...

800 property enquiries in four weeks for free property portal

New global free-to-list property portal Residential People recently hit its first milestone in securing 800 consumer property enquiries for estate agents in the last four weeks. Currently...

Want to live beside the seaside? New development launches in Worthing

A brand-new development opportunity in the heart of Worthing town centre has already generated interest from developers following its recent launch by selling agent Michael Jones...

Full steam ahead! Sheffield house prices set to motor due to HS2

A rapid increase in property prices surrounding Sheffield train station is expected to be triggered by what is commonly known as the ‘HS2 effect’, according to...

UK female property investment network launched by leading entrepreneur

A female property investment network, the PropElle Network, has been launched to empower historically underrepresented groups. Introduced by leading female entrepreneur Ayesha Ofori, the network gives women...

Property investors call for support from UK Government

Some 97% of property investors do not think the government is doing enough to support the UK property market, new research from MT Finance has found. Its...

Build to Rent - engaging communities to get the most from investment

It is unfair to assume that people who rent rather than own their home have less of a stake in their community. While it is true that...

Crowdfunding platform becomes first to tokenize property in the UK

A new, unique platform for crowdfunding investment was recently launched by Smartlands, with the company becoming the first to tokenize property in the UK. Smartlands, the first...

Glasgow’s first major Build to Rent development completes construction

Glasgow’s first major city Build-to-Rent (BTR) housing development has been successfully delivered following a multi-million-pound redevelopment. This development comes with the introduction of the Merchant City scheme,...

The home of paella and price rises – Valencia witnesses sizeable uplift

Residential property prices in the Spanish port city of Valencia have risen by 19%, according to Engel & Völkers. Valencia, situated on the southeast coast and most...

Buy-to-let choice for first-time landlords hits record high

Despite several changes in the buy-to-let market, 73% of prospective investors considered property to be the best, least volatile long-term investment, according to a recent study...

Property with stunning sea views on sale for the first time

A stunning property with magnificent sea views, Garden Lodge, is being offered for the first time ever through Clive Emson Auctioneers. Located in the charming coastal village...

Why are cash buyers in London continuing to exit the market?

There has been a dramatic fall in the number of cash buyers in London over the last year, according to Apropos by DJ Alexander. The property management...

Income to buy hits £54,000 despite weaker city house price growth, Zoopla says

The average income required for a first-time buyer (FTB) to purchase a home has grown 9% since 2016 and stands at an average of £54,400, according...

UK landlords positive about buy-to-let despite Brexit worries

New research has revealed that approximately two thirds (64%) of UK landlords are optimistic about the outlook for the residential buy-to-let sector over the next three...

BTL investors stand by the sector despite ‘detrimental’ changes

Some 73% of buy-to-let investors considered property as the best, least volatile long-term investment when compared to all other asset classes, a new study by Benham...

eBay-style property auction kicks off with a bang

An ‘eBay style’ online property auction launched by Loveitts has hit the ground running with its first lot selling for over double its original guide price. Starting...

Birmingham flagship apartment development 95% sold one year from launch

SevenCapital’s flagship Birmingham city centre development, St Martin’s Place, is almost sold out just one year since going on sale off-plan, and a year ahead of...

Housing market bounces back, NAEA reports

Demand from prospective buyers has reached an eight-month high, according to NAEA Propertymark’s May Housing Report. The number of house hunters registered per estate agent branch rose...

Paragon: Large scale landlords make targeted investments

Larger scale landlords are continuing to make targeted investments to optimise their position, according to Paragon’s PRS Trends Report for Q2 2019. Its latest quarterly survey –...

Auction roundup: A range of investment opportunities in the Midlands

At Property Investor Today, we like to keep our readers updated with the latest happenings at the various auctions taking place across the country. Below, we take...

What type of property investment brings in the highest yields?

In terms of buy-to-let investments, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are a key feature of the future of renting. Not only do they provide some of the...

Greystar and Henderson Park reveal £101 million BTR tie-up

European investment platform Henderson Park and leading Build to Rent developer Greystar have announced the acquisition of a site at the former Royal Mail depot in...

European cities join together to demand EU help for dealing with short-let boom

Ten cities in Europe have asked for more help from the EU in their battle against Airbnb and other short-let holiday rental websites. They argue the proliferation of...

The tide is high: an analysis of the UK coastal town property market

The top-performing 45 UK coastal towns have been revealed following analysis of Zoopla data by national estate agency Jackson-Stops. The findings – based on capital growth, current...

Overseas buyers lead Cypriot property investment, says agent

Cyprus’ property market is at an 11-year high, following a rush of applications to the country’s ‘Golden Visa’ citizenship programme, according to Cypriot developer Leptos Estates. The...

Demand for French Alpine property remains strong

Erna Low Property has released its 2019-20 French Alps Property report, providing an update on the current trends in the Alpine property market. Demand for Alpine property...

Where are the best UK university towns and cities for property investment?

Newcastle is the best UK university town or city for property investment, new research by AI-powered property investment portal One and Only Pro has revealed. Despite the...

Southern England property market experiencing house price falls

More than a third (36%) of homes in Southern England are in property markets experiencing house price falls as slowdown ripples out from London, according to...

Firms suggests holiday letting is on the increase

The number of holiday lets are on the rise, according to Bournecoast Holiday Agents and financial consultants Elite Financial. The firms say that not only can a...

John Pye reveals top five properties sold over its 50 auctions

A hotel in Manchester has taken the crown as the most popular lot sold by John Pye Property as the auctioneer approaches its 50th online auction. The...

The growing appeal of peer to peer property lending

Property is an appealing investment: it’s been proven (in a favourable market, of course) to increase in value and it’s a tangible, useful asset. But the...

Hyde Park Gardens revealed as London’s top performing micro market

The latest research report by ultra-prime estate agent Beauchamp Estates has revealed that Hyde Park Gardens and the immediate area have been named as prime central London’s...

TDS and SafeDeposits combine to tackle issues in the private rented sector

Two housing-related charitable organisations have collaborated to fund a major UK-wide research programme in order to improve standards in the private rented sector (PRS). TDS Charitable Foundation...

I need a dollar! – London witnesses surge in number of US buyers

The weakness of the pound following the Brexit vote has helped to propel the number of US buyers in London to second place in the international...

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