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See the latest Coronavirus statistics from across the world on our world map SEE MAP UK Confirmed cases: 314,992 | UK Deaths: 43,991 SEE MAP Italy Confirmed cases: 240,760 | Italy Deaths: 34,788 | Italy Recovered: 190,717 SEE MAP Spain Confirmed cases: 249,659 | Spain Deaths: 28,364 | Spain Recovered: 150,376 SEE MAP See the latest Coronavirus statistics from across the world on our world map SEE MAP UK Confirmed cases: 314,992 | UK Deaths: 43,991 SEE MAP Italy Confirmed cases: 240,760 | Italy Deaths: 34,788 | Italy Recovered: 190,717 SEE MAP Spain Confirmed cases: 249,659 | Spain Deaths: 28,364 | Spain Recovered: 150,376 SEE MAP

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Breaking News

Scotland reopens – what do property investors need to know?

Restrictions on house moves in Scotland were relaxed from Monday (June 29 2020) as part of the Scottish Government’s four-phase routemap through and out of lockdown. According...

Student accommodation round-up – new schemes in Stirling and Brighton

Despite the uncertainties posed by coronavirus for the higher education sector, new student accommodation developments are showing no signs of slowing down. Here, we explore two...

Property investors 'building war chests' to expand portfolios

The nation's property investors are increasingly looking to grow their cash reserves and expand their portfolios, according to Mortgages for Business. The specialist buy-to-let (BTL) broker reports...

Changes to the UK tax system – a guide for property investors

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries and Ernst & Young (EY) have collaborated to create a guide for property investors on the changes to the UK tax system. The...

Think beyond your postcode: international supply is the answer

Since lockdown, we have witnessed an increased focus on overseas properties, with many UK buyers using the extra time at their disposal to strategise, plan ahead...

Reacting to the Covid-19 crisis - what should I be investing in?

Earlier this month, we ran a two-part series on Paul Hanafin - who successfully moved from busking to a £1 million property portfolio. Here, we check...

Portugal investment – Finnish group commits €30 million to scheme

Ombria Resort – a ‘world-leading luxury real estate development in the heart of the Algarve’ – recently announced that Pontos Group, a Finnish family office, will...

Call for downsizer and second home stamp duty cuts to kickstart UK economy

A leading property market commentator suggests that an urgent review of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) in Scotland is...

Student housing giant looks to continue rapid growth

Unite – one of the largest providers of student beds in the UK – recently announced the successful completion of the placing it carried out, raising...

Auction success! Record-breaking sale for Auction House London’s latest live stream

At its recent live stream auction (Wednesday June 17 20020), Auction House London broke two records, with 85% of the lots offered successfully selling remotely. The company’s...

Philippines – does it make for the perfect post-pandemic investment location?

It’s not a name that immediately springs to mind as a property investment destination, but the Philippines – the small collection of islands in southeast Asia...

Covid-19 impact – will it lead to a rise in retail to resi conversions?

One of the biggest debates as we ease out of lockdown and come to terms with the new normal has revolved around how to revive high...

Development – new student homes in Leeds and a new quarter for Acton

Development work is continuing to pick up as we ease out of lockdown. Below, we offer an update on two schemes – one in the north...

Surge in market activity will delay a drop in house prices, says Zoopla

The resurgence of the property market, which has seen a significant uptick in demand for homes, is expected to delay property prices tumbling, according to Zoopla. The...

Auction roundup – single lot sales success and country’s largest live auction

Auctions – held remotely – have soared in popularity during lockdown, with many people viewing them as a fast, simple way to buy or sell property...

Good news - second home owners and buyers allowed back to Spain!

In a further sign of some sense of normality returning – albeit with many new restrictions and protocols remaining in place – Spain reopened its borders...

Pier pressure – most sought-after seaside property locations revealed

Whitby in North Yorkshire has been named the UK's most in-demand coastal location, according to fresh research from property website Rightmove. The seaside town had an average...

Revealed - how will the construction industry recover from the current crisis?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all parts of the property investment market in recent months, but it has brought particular uncertainty to the construction sector –...

New growth for co-living? Developer secures £6.4 million funding deal

The Studios24 – which delivered the first major co-living development in the Midlands – has secured funding of £6.4 million from Cynergy Bank, a specialist bank...

Q&A – interiors expert answers questions for property investors

Here at Property Investor Today, we recently caught up with David Conlon, the founder of en masse bespoke interiors to ask him some questions on behalf...

A BTR mystery – what has happened to Atlas Residential UK?

When putting together our recent three-part series on the Build to Rent sector, which concluded last Friday with a look at the sector’s major property managers,...

Q&A - could Cyprus become the next investment hotspot post-pandemic?

As lockdown measures across Europe continue to ease, many investors will be thinking about their next move. With this in mind, we sought the insight of Pantelis...

Development – major schemes at Tottenham Hale & Jewellery Quarter

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t put a hold on major new developments and regeneration projects taking place across the UK. Here, we zone in on two of...

Legal & General announces first later living scheme in London

Legal & General’s increasing focus on the later living sector has continued apace, with the financial services firm recently announcing its first retirement development in London. The...

How the property industry must evolve to be fit for the future

The UK property sector has been hit with the full force of coronavirus, but while it has certainly packed a punch, it has opened up an...

A Greek revival – is the country also a safe haven for investors?

We recently explored whether Portugal – which has handled the Covid-19 pandemic better than most European nations – is, as a result of this, a safe...

Insight – who is managing the Build to Rent boom?

In parts one and two, we looked at the investors and developers with a large stake in the fast-emerging Build to Rent (BTR) market. Here, we zone...

What type of property brings the best returns for investors?

One-bed properties are now proving to be the best investment when it comes to buy-to-let rental yields across the UK’s major cities. That’s according to the latest...

Housing beyond lockdown: how can we create a positive legacy?

The last 12 or so weeks have been rather nerve-wracking for the property sector. The lockdown has raised many questions, from how the economy will survive...

Bullish sellers hike up asking prices in response to soaring demand

Sellers re-entering the market are taking a bullish approach and pricing their properties higher, according to Home.co.uk. The property website says vendors are showing considerable confidence and...

Insight – which developers are driving the Build to Rent boom?

In part one, we looked at the major institutional investors ploughing money into the rapidly growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector. Here, we take a closer look...

Will Airbnb be back next month? Short-term lets sector prepares to reopen

The short-term accommodation and holiday lettings sector, of which Airbnb is the major player, has supported the implementation of new UK-wide industry cleaning protocols as it...

Investment fund passes 2,000th rental home milestone

A closed-ended real estate investment trust has announced the completion of the 2,000th home for its portfolio. The PRS REIT was established to provide investment for the...

Crowdfunding platform releases app to help investors post-Covid-19

A Dutch company has released an app that allows investors across the globe to access real estate investments, as Covid-19 continues to restrict close physical contact...

European student accommodation remains attractive post-Covid-19

While Covid-19 continues to affect us all in differing ways, many countries in Central and Eastern Europe are tentatively lifting lockdown measures as infection rates stabilise. But...

Insight – who is driving the Build to Rent boom?

Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, there could be no denying that Build to Rent (BTR) was the biggest property market trend in town. While still only...

Investment after lockdown - are investors seeking new BTLs?

The property market in England is beginning to reopen, with the government green-lighting its restart on May 13, but are investors champing at the bit ready...

Lettings market surges ahead of sales as lockdown eases

Activity in the lettings market has increased sharply in the four weeks since the property market reopened on May 13. Knight Frank reports that valuation appraisals from...

Will modular housing and self-build homes thrive post-pandemic?

Two of the biggest emerging trends pre-pandemic, from a housebuilding and investment perspective, were the rise of modern methods of construction (including modular housing) and self-build...

Back to work – how is the London property market faring?

On May 13, the property market in all parts of England was given the go-ahead to reopen. Since then, there has been a lot of talk...

Should you wait to buy your first investment property?

It’s a question many would-be investors will have been asking themselves, with so much remaining up-in-the-air and uncertain at present. But should you wait to buy...

Investors warned over stamp duty errors as purchaser claims £35k refund

Now is not the time for property investors to be making costly mistakes when it comes to stamp duty returns, according to a tax expert. David Hannah,...

Q&A – why should you invest in Uruguay?

Last week, we profiled a country that doesn’t often receive much UK attention from an investment point of view, Uruguay, and asked whether investors should be...

Rents and prices in Portugal drop as a result of coronavirus, research claims

In recent weeks, many industry experts have been singing the praises of Portugal as a safe haven for overseas investors, given its excellent reaction to the...

Revealed – three key property trends caused by Covid-19

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, here at Carter Jonas we have seen three key property trends emerge. The first is an increase in enquiries from...

The rise and rise of PBSA – growth continues despite Covid-19

The purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector is continuing to grow despite the huge impact on universities from the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen the vast majority...

Buy-to-let mortgage market recovery well underway, latest research shows

The latest industry research and market commentary shows that the buy-to-let sector is showing signs of recovery following the strain of the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Moneyfacts,...

Q&A - do resort developments remain relevant post-Covid-19?

The coronavirus pandemic, with all of its restrictions on travel and movement, has unsurprisingly had an impact on the construction of overseas properties and interest in...

Revealed – planning granted for London’s first Covid-compliant mixed-use scheme

Planning permission has been received from Westminster City Council for Mayfair’s first ‘Covid-19 compliant’ mixed-use development. The scheme at 82 Mount Street, a £40 million, 10,000 sq...

Major Salford Build to Rent scheme launches virtual tours and viewings

Moorfield Group’s Duet scheme, one of the newest Build to Rent developments to join the MediaCityUK skyline, has developed an all areas fly-through video to highlight...

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