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Fancy living above Crossrail? Galliard Homes’ TCRW scheme launches

Leading property developer Galliard Homes has now launched TCRW – a landmark residential-led regeneration project fronting onto Oxford Street – in the heart of London’s West...

Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme continues to attract considerable interest

An award-winning residential block in the £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme is now fully sold out after unprecedented interest from homebuyers and investors. It’s been confirmed...

More education is needed for landlords, says firm

Landlords need to be aware of the finance options available to them when it comes to refurbishments, according to InterBay Commercial. Its report – ‘The role of...

Auction House celebrates 3,000th property sale of 2019

Auction House has sold its 3,000th property in 2019, with more sales and better success rates than in 2018. The auctioneer is seeing sales figures running at...

The later living sector - an opportunity for investors?

In recent weeks we have featured articles on the investment potential of retirement living and care homes. Here, Alex Pelopidas - partner at law firm Rosling King -...

New York, New York – what does the Big Apple’s property market look like?

It conjures up so many images – from that Sinatra song and the Statue of Liberty, to the bright lights of Broadway, the yellow cabs, Central...

Mind the gender rent gap!

One in four (27%) females are spending more than half of their salary on rent, compared with just 17% of males, according to new research by...

Airbnb manager hits £1bn milestone – is the short-lets market now unstoppable?

GuestReady Group, a leading short-term let and Airbnb property manager, announced this week that it has passed the milestone of $1billion (approx. £778 million) assets under...

House prices predicted to end 2019 at 4% annual growth

House prices in England and Wales are set to end the year 4.1% higher than at the end of 2018, reallymoving’s House Price Forecast for November...

Interiors for the investment market - a growing collaboration

Chris Dale, the co-founder and CEO of Investa, tells us why he launched an interior design brand especially for the investment market. We launched Investa in 2019,...

London regeneration: what is the Canada Water Masterplan?

In the latest part of our series on London’s regeneration hotspots, Property Investor Today finds out more about the dramatic plans for the transformation of Canada...

Landlord and investor confidence drops to all-time low

Confidence among landlords and property investors has slumped to an all-time low, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). The latest survey from the trade body, which...

2020 predictions: property to remain an attractive investment asset

Real estate is set to remain an attractive investment asset in 2020 despite strong political and economic headwinds, the latest research from PwC and ULI (Urban...

BTL mortgage market remains stable despite overall lending dip

Lending in the buy-to-let mortgage market has been steady in recent months, despite a slowdown in overall mortgage business, according to Paragon. The lender's latest report, based...

The PCL market has bottomed out - so where’s the bounce?

Immediately after the financial crisis of 2008, the Prime Central London residential property market was in a sorry state. Few could have predicted how quickly and...

Investing overseas: spotlight on Dubai and Limassol

At Property Investor Today, whenever we shine a light on an overseas investment hotspot, British buyers typically feature towards the top of active purchasers in these...

Why do people now value property over pensions?

In recent years property has become an increasingly popular investment avenue for people, thanks to the relatively low risk it holds, the strong returns it provides...

Luxury Property Show’s return sees record-breaking ticket sales

The Luxury Property Show returned to Olympia London to present the world’s finest properties from the most sought-after locations. The show – which ran from October 31...

Brexit worries? Not according to Loveitts director

Britain’s impending exit from the EU does not appear to be affecting property auction sales in Coventry and Warwickshire, according to leading property auctioneer Loveitts. The estate...

Striking a policy balance is crucial for foreign property investment

When it comes to regulating and managing foreign investment in highly desirable UK bricks and mortar, understanding the subtleties of the market and the attitudes of...

Women in Property Investment – meet the women breaking down barriers

In the second instalment of our Women in Property Investment (WIPI) series, Property Investor Today provides a detailed account of four inspirational women who are making...

Development focus: car park renovations to no ground rent new-builds

Here at Property Investor Today, we regularly cover the launch of new developments, from all across the UK. Below, we outline three more developments that might soon...

Long Harbour’s £500 million BTR programme driven by Rebecca Taylor

A fast-growing UK and European real estate investment manager has promoted Rebecca Taylor as managing director of its Build to Rent investment team to lead a...

Clive Emson sees explosive results at autumn sale

While Guy Fawkes Night went off with a bang this week, Clive Emson Auctioneers reported sales in excess of £17 million in its rocketing autumn auction. The...

Top tips – how to get maximum value for your rental property portfolio

Increasingly, landlords have had to adapt to stay on top of the trends within the property and lifestyle sector to boost their portfolio’s appeal. The days...

World’s tallest modular resi building nears completion – is it a game-changer?

Croydon, a part of South London which has given birth to world-famous models, musicians and artists including Kate Moss, Stormzy and Tracey Emin, is now almost...

Brexit blight refuted by UK property market

A majority of active home sellers in the UK are unfazed by political uncertainty in 2019, and only 14% think a no-deal Brexit would strongly impact...

Historic Midlands hotel set to be transformed into modern apartments

A nearly 200-year old building in Stourbridge is set to be transformed into modern apartments after a property developer won planning approval from Dudley Metropolitan Borough...

Here comes the first Millionaire Maker…

Property investor and businessman Nick Rowland has won the national Millionaire Maker Challenge after generating more than £2 million since the start of the year. Rowland is...

Analysis - Property price increases in key global cities

There has been an overall 3.5% average year-on-year increase in the prices of properties in the 150 global cities tracked by Knight Frank (to Q2 2019). As...

Should investors be considering London’s empty properties?

An ‘astonishing’ £10.7 billion’s worth of properties are sitting empty in London, according to new research by HomeProtect on unoccupied homes. The overall number of long-term unoccupied...

Green light – The Collective’s newest development approved

The Collective, a leading co-living brand which launched its first London development in 2016, has received a resolution to grant planning permission from the London Borough...

The care home market: economically viable for investors?

Last week we explored whether senior living - a rental model aimed at the over-75s - could be the next major property investment trend. Here, Silas Campbell...

Rent controls cause damage to tenants, new research argues

New research has claimed that rent controls hurt tenants by drying up the supply of rental homes and in some cases increasing rent. With the Mayor of...

SLS to provide low-cost solution for leaseholders and freeholders

Leaseholders faced with the declining value of their shortening leases can now use a new service from estate agents Stanley Chelsea and Market Harborough Building Society,...

Senior living – is it the next major property investment trend?

Last month Property Investor Today attended AEW UK’S economic briefing on senior living to find out whether this could be the next major investment trend in...

Is co-living about to become a thing in Europe?

Increasing institutional investment and rising demand for flexible, alternative living space amongst Europe’s growing populations is helping to create a bright future for the co-living sector,...

Can you afford enough ‘space to swing a cat’ in the UK?

Westminster and the City of London take all top ten most expensive postcodes by square foot in the UK, according to personal finance website Bankrate. In line...

Government urged to act over BTL market as rental supply falls

The government has been urged to 'recognise the importance of increasing supply' for renters now a date for a General Election has been all but set...

Landlords most optimistic in the East Midlands

Buy-to-let landlords operating in the East Midlands are the most positive about the future prospects for their rental business, according to BVA BDRC. Its latest quarterly research...

London regeneration: take me down to the Old Kent Road

Property Investor Today recently went to visit Old Kent Road, the ancient thoroughfare subject to a planned £10 billion regeneration. It’s undoubtedly best known for being...

Is NIMBYism on the rise again?

New research from Churchill Home Insurance has revealed that nearly two million people have complained about planning permission applications since the start of 2017, working out...

The most effective condensation solutions for autumn/winter

With condensation more likely to be an issue in the autumn and winter months, Tom Swallow, sales director at Quickslide, outlines how it can be minimised...

Wise Living gets £33 million boost to fund BTR schemes across the UK

Wise Living, the SDL Group’s Build to Rent (BTR) division, has secured a further £33 million of funding from real estate investors ICG-Longbow. The firm already has...

Fire-damaged property sells for £40k in £4.6m auction

A fire-damaged house that went under the hammer without a reserve and sold for £40,000 was one of the highlights at Mark Jenkinson and Son’s October...

Build to Rent continues to attract considerable investment, research finds

In a further sign of its growing strength as a market, more than £2 billion was invested into the UK’s Build to Rent sector in the...

Transformation of former paper mill in Fife gets the go-ahead

Developers in Scotland have claimed that a £250 million development for the former Tullis Russell paper factory in Fife can transform the area and provide a...

New luxury property development launched in La Plagne

Alpine property developer MGM French Properties is launching an exclusive new development in the popular family resort of La Plagne. Located on the slopes, Residence Manaka will...

Benedict’s Gate student residence opens show room

Alumnno and Fresh Student Living are launching the first show room at their Benedict’s Gate student residence. Contractors HG Construction is making progress on the building works...

The affordable residential potential of warehouse conversions

London’s property landscape is forever shifting, both figuratively and literally. From terrace houses to high-rises, property developers have always sought out new and innovative ways to...

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