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Investors – should Nottingham be on your radar?

Commuters looking to relocate from London and other major cities could be considering Nottingham as a go-to location due to its...

24 February 2021

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HMRC’s new VAT reverse charge – how will construction firms be affected?

From March 1 2021, HMRC’s new VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services comes into effect. With this in mind,...

24 February 2021

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Green homes – can the construction & development industry be plastic-free?

Despite the focus in the last year being mostly on coronavirus and Brexit, environmental issues and sustainability have remained high on...

24 February 2021

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Investors back hopeful hotelier as staycations become the norm

Developer and hotelier Lawrence Kenwright says he has agreed a deal with 95% of unsecured investors to bring the company he...

24 February 2021

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Opinion: Why removing ground rents will have a negative impact

The government’s plan to reform leasehold laws has been met with much fanfare. Under the plans, ground rents would be removed,...

24 February 2021

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Portugal update: Algarve’s Golden Visa exemptions revealed

Last week, the Portuguese government finally outlined its changes to Portugal’s popular Golden Visa scheme, which now come into place in...

22 February 2021

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Dev roundup – waterside homes, BTR stock rises and former school sites

Nottingham’s residential development, The Waterside Apartments, has opened its show penthouse and apartment to eager buyers. Boasting panoramic views of the River...

22 February 2021

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Investors – would Bucharest be an attractive investment prospect?

Following on from our profile of Montenegro last week, we focus here on another up-and-coming part of Eastern Europe. Bucharest, the...

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how are property investors feeling about CGT?

Buy-to-let landlords and investors are anxiously anticipating the planned hike to Capital Gains Tax (CGT), which would drastically increase the amount...

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Are Europe's real estate markets bracing for a sell-off?

2020 was a tough pill to swallow for Europe’s real estate markets as some segments were forced into extremely disruptive lockdowns...

22 February 2021

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Investors – with a changing world, should you be considering Montenegro?

UK residents seeking to escape to Europe for great value for money opportunities to ‘live, work and thrive’ will have no...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – new hires, fruitful partnerships and Feb catalogues

This week, Property investor Today looks at SDL Property Auctions’ latest extensive catalogue, BidX1’s 2020 success and Auction Estates’ landmark appointment...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

A 'beret' good time – prime French market tempts buyers from London

Research by high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has revealed how the upper tiers of the French property market are currently tempting...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Avanton plans huge BTR growth; Red Loft marks major SE expansion

A leading London investor-developer has revealed its plans to invest up to £500 million in strategic land acquisitions over the next...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Budget preview: is it time to transfer your BTL portfolio?

The government has not been quiet in targeting landlords and the rental sector. The changes to mortgage interest restrictions for individuals...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Property investment cons – how can you avoid them?

There has been an increasing trend in recent years for property investment courses which promise financial freedom and untold riches for...

17 February 2021

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Dev roundup – strategic partnerships and steady project progress

A joint venture between Audley Group, Schroders Real Estate and Octopus Real Estate has secured a £47 million development loan for...

17 February 2021

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Q&A – is now the time to be investing in distressed assets?

In this Q&A, Thomas Balashev – who has spoken previously of breaking into the old-money elite of prime London property despite...

17 February 2021

From: Breaking News

flatfair and Spike Global join to enhance BTR experience at Apo

flatfair, the rental payments technology firm, has partnered with PropTech company Spike Global to further streamline the rental experience of tenants...

17 February 2021

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Holiday lets - how can owners prepare for a reimagined spring?

Grant Seaton, senior business lending manager at The Cumberland, discusses how the holiday let sector can prepare for a spring like no...

17 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – new BTR schemes in Birmingham and Hertfordshire

Birmingham-based property developer Cordia Blackswan has officially handed over its Hockley Mills site to Legal & General (L&G) and Sir Robert...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Should investors be looking at Melbourne and Sydney for BTR investment?

Two of Australia’s most popular cities - Melbourne and Sydney - are tipped for a Build to Rent (BTR) boom, according...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update - buyer demand holding up and extension to Golden Visa scheme

The demand for knowledge about the investment landscape in Portugal during the pandemic, and post-Brexit, shows no signs of slowing down,...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: Prime property continues to bear the brunt of Covid

The UK’s prime property market is evolving, rather than suffering, throughout the coronavirus pandemic, new data from wealth manager and private...

15 February 2021

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A quality property will always market itself – so why change the ‘BTR’ name?

January 7 2021 marked the launch of a new national committee, supported by The UK Apartment Association (UKAA), looking to improve...

15 February 2021

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Vilamoura – why there is ‘far more to come’ from the famed resort

People thinking about Vilamoura might first and, in all likelihood, only think about the marina and the hotels, bars and restaurants...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – will February's sales top January’s?

This week shows a promising selection of investment opportunities available at auction. Here at Property Investor Today, we take a closer...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

The big question – is buy-to-let still worth investing in?

In recent years, buy-to-let investors and landlords might feel as if they have been deliberately targeted, with changes to mortgage interest...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the 10 best yields for rural property hotspots

PaTMa, a PropTech ‘prospector’ tool which analyses Rightmove data from an investor’s perspective, has produced a list of the 10 best...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Why property investors should be looking to Sheffield

Since the housing market reopened after lockdown, the release of pent-up demand has led to record levels of enquiries for homes...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular housing roundup – the perks of MMC and the Covid-19 effect

Pre-Covid, interest in modern methods of construction (MMC), specifically modular, was steadily growing. However, the pandemic and subsequent lockdown restrictions put in...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – what does the 2% SDLT surcharge mean for overseas investors?

To no-one’s surprise, there haven’t been petitions or concerted pressure from the public, MPs and trade bodies regarding the introduction of...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Why the cladding issue must be addressed immediately

The Grenfell Tower tragedy horrified Britain. Subsequent inquiries have highlighted issues with materials used, construction standards and supervisory roles, to name...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Centrick secures £400k grant for cladding in Brum city centre

Residential property firm Centrick has become one of the first in the Midlands to secure remuneration as part of the government’s...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how to buy a Spanish home safely during lockdown

British appetite for holidays and second homes in Spain remains strong, despite the challenges of the pandemic. That’s according to CostaLuz...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – all-star shortlist for Thamesmead regeneration

A ‘diverse and innovative’ group of architects and designers, with UK and international expertise, have made the shortlist to potentially become...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

How has the prime London market fared in 2021 so far?

The annual price decline in prime central London (PCL) was 4.3% for the third consecutive month in January, while average rents...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Fabrik Invest – ‘adaptation is key to survival during the current crisis’

Property investment, like everything else at the moment, continues to be heavily influenced by Covid-19 and Brexit. But what does the market...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Off the rails – tube house prices fall 11% since start of Covid

House prices surrounding London’s tube stations have fallen by an average of 2% since the start of the pandemic as the...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Taggart Homes - 'inexperienced builders should face tighter controls'

With the UK enduring its third national lockdown, Property Investor Today speaks with Michael Taggart, chief executive officer of luxury homebuilder...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – Record-breaking results to round off January

With a broadly positive outlook for the housing market in 2021, Property Investor Today takes a look at the auctioneers who...

05 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Property news – BTR set to double by 2025 and new Collective co-living scheme

Build to Rent (BTR) specialist Ascend Properties has forecast that completions in the sector will double by 2025, as the fast-growing...

05 February 2021

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Staycation boom: is it time to invest in the UK holiday property market?

With international travel currently banned, and likely to remain that way for the foreseeable, the great British summer holiday is likely...

05 February 2021

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New build delivery tumbles – 30,000 fewer homes built last year

The level of new homes reaching the market has fallen by more than 32,000 across England year-on-year, research by StripeHomes has...

05 February 2021

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Three reasons why property will be your best investment in 2021

The prospect of investing your hard-earned money can be daunting, especially for those relatively new to it, but perhaps more-so after...

05 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Webinar – Portugal’s investment potential and more on Golden Visas

Fine & Country Portugal is currently running a series of webinars entitled ‘Your Second Home’, covering various topics related to the...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – How has Covid affected global housing market trends?

Few places remain unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with cases fluctuating across the nation, but still high overall. Domestically, as far...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Buying a ski property after Brexit – what do you need to know?

A Brexit deal was finalised on Christmas Eve, meaning that the UK no longer abides by EU trade laws. This raises...

03 February 2021

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Dev update – plans exchanged for new homes in Croydon and Glasgow

Planning consent has been granted by Glasgow City Council to affordable housing developer Swan Group to build 151 new homes in...

03 February 2021

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How to emerge from lockdown a better investor – 7 top reads for 2021!

This time of year is normally the season for social media and headlines to be filled with New Year resolutions, with...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – why Portugal should still be a go-to for property investors

Since the Brexit transition period ended just over a month ago, and the UK ceased to be a part of the...

01 February 2021

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New planning laws and social change could boost London town centres

Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward (KFH), an independent property services group based in London, recently explored the scale of opportunity for new...

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR roundup – spotlight on the Irish market and new Manchester scheme

Build to Rent (BTR) has been a growing trend in the UK for a number of years, but what about in...

01 February 2021

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Covid an ‘accelerating lever’ in Spanish market – study

Engel & Völkers Spain reported a total of 2,624 sales transactions worth just over €1,600 million In 2020, with a 2.6%...

01 February 2021

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Top of the agenda: keeping property investment on the map in 2021

At first glance, Brexit’s Christmas climax appears to have had little effect on the appetite for UK property investment, which is...

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Property news – issues with regeneration and a multi-million Indian development

In this news roundup, Property Investor Today explores how the government’s ‘build back better’ mantra is being thwarted by data issues,...

29 January 2021

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Rental trends: flood of urban stock as tenants flee cities

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a rise in city centre rental stock and dropping asking rents, according...

29 January 2021

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Q&A - why should investors consider the turn-on/turn-off approach to short-lets?

The short-lets market has undoubtedly suffered because of Covid-19, with leisure and business travel largely off the table at the moment...

29 January 2021

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Roundup: Brexit causes decline in homes for overseas firms plus co-living growth

The number of properties owned by overseas companies in England and Wales has fallen by 4,000 since the EU referendum in...

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

2021: is it the comeback year for PCL property?

It goes without saying that 2020 was an incredibly eventful year for us all. The Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns meant...

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – how the National Leasehold Campaign took the fight to leasehold

The leasehold scandal has been one of the biggest topics of debate and controversy in the property industry in recent years,...

27 January 2021

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On the move – 1.8m over-55s downsize amidst pandemic

Some 1.8 million over-55s are actively thinking about downsizing their home earlier as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, according...

27 January 2021

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Q&A with Quintain Living - the new version of Tipi

Since the start of the Build to Rent (BTR) boom, Tipi (the BTR brand of British property development and investment company...

27 January 2021

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Part 2 – is the construction industry safe enough to remain open?

In Part 1, we asked a number of industry experts if the construction industry should remain open at the current time,...

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how the pandemic has shaped the global housing market

It would be an understatement to say that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused upheaval to sectors, industries and businesses around the...

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how can UK citizens secure EU residency post-Brexit? 

It’s been an area of hot discussion in recent weeks as the UK gets used to its new post-Brexit reality, where...

25 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Development update – mixed-use schemes and green-lit proposals

Summix Capital’s plans to turn the former Plumb Center in the heart of Bath into student accommodation have been granted planning...

25 January 2021

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Three creative approaches for increasing your property portfolio

When I became interested in property, I didn’t have a large amount of capital that I could invest. This meant that...

25 January 2021

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Insight: young development firm aims to transform homes in SE London and Kent

A privately-owned development company founded in 2016 by well-known property developer Ben Carrington is continuing to deliver on its plans to...

25 January 2021

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Free support for housing sector during Lockdown 3.0

A free virtual house viewing package will be available to estate agents, sellers and property management companies thanks to a recently...

25 January 2021

From: Breaking News

'Cladding disgrace' needs to be resolved, says UK letting firm

Homeowners must be helped out of the cladding crisis as insurance premiums soar, according to Apropos. The firm believes that the continuing...

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR roundup – record investment, Londoners head north, new L&G scheme

The latest Marketview report from CBRE has revealed that the UK Build to Rent (BTR) sector recorded a total of £955.7...

22 January 2021

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Property investment in 2021 – adjusting to new circumstances

Following one of the most disruptive and challenging years in living memory, I have no doubt that many of those in...

22 January 2021

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Two major Midlands resi developments launch after £54.8m investment

Real estate specialist Urban Village Capital has announced launch events for two major Midlands residential developments. Four Oaks House in Sutton Coldfield...

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Property news – new podcast launched, investor prospects and Castleford scheme

Across the property investment and development market, activity continues apace despite the challenges posed by Lockdown 3.0.Here, PIT zones in on...

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Incredibly strong backing for leasehold reform, says poll

A guest piece we ran on Monday suggesting that the government’s plans for leasehold might not represent a victory for leaseholders...

20 January 2021

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A topic for debate – should the construction industry remain open?

With Britain, and many other parts of the world, currently undergoing the worst months of the Covid-19 pandemic, some have called...

20 January 2021

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Round Hill Capital seals deal for new PBSA investment in Spain

Round Hill Capital (RHC), a leading global real estate investment, development and asset management firm, has secured a deal to acquire...

20 January 2021

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Living large – rents for larger homes spiked in Q4 2020

UK rent levels continued to rise faster for larger properties during the last quarter of 2020, according to The Deposit Protection...

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Blockchain and holiday rentals: transforming the way we do business

Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency have been such buzzwords in the last decade. We hear these concepts often pertaining to a variety...

20 January 2021

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Spain update – post-Brexit residency rules and high UK demand for second homes

While Brexit may now be well and truly done, British citizens residing in Spain who have yet to complete the necessary...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Removing consumer choice is not a victory for leaseholders

While many have cautiously welcomed the prospect of leasehold reform, Mick Platt, chief executive of Wallace Partnership Group, offers a different...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Is Manchester’s Wardour Point the next golden investment?

Wardour Point, a development crafted for modern living, has been launched in Manchester to meet the growing demand for regional property. The...

18 January 2021

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‘Brexit has been worse for us than the pandemic’ – Q&A with Goldrose Sharpe

A London-based property development company, founded by two young local entrepreneurs, managed to post record sales over the last two quarters...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Lights, camera, action! Brighton film school student residence gets green light

Brighton and Hove council last week (January 13 2021) granted planning permission to developer Alumno to construct purpose-built student accommodation on...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – record results and PropTech partnerships

As we settle into 2021, Auction House and iamsold reflect on last year’s record sales, while Pugh announces new technology designed...

15 January 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR brand says new tie-up shows not all investors feel cities are dead

UNCLE, a well-established Build to Rent (BTR) brand owned by Realstar Group, has announced a $1 billion transformative investment to grow...

15 January 2021

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Revealed – the best universities for a buy-to-let investment

A leading UK student accommodation platform has unveiled which universities currently offer the best option for landlords in the student sector. UniHomes...

15 January 2021

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Q&A with One Point Six - Golden Ratios, record deals and the future of PCL

In this Q&A, Property Investor Today checks in with the founders of luxury London property developers One Point Six - Bhavnish Chandaria...

15 January 2021

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Record number of city-dwellers are relocating - but where to?

Looking for an investment property outside of London? Now might be the perfect time to do so as the demand for...

15 January 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR update – Goldman Sachs grows, L&G expands, new scheme in Brum

Despite the introduction of Lockdown 3.0, the fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) market shows no signs of slowing down, with acquisitions,...

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are the UK’s property value hotspots?

With the average homeowner staying put in their property for 23 years, mortgage loan company Ocean Finance has uncovered the top...

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update – Golden Visa confusion and alternative forms of residency

A number of experts in the Portuguese property market have pointed out that the Golden Visa scheme, which is set to...

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Nicol & Co is ‘banging the Gavl’ for live stream viewings

A Midlands estate agent is the latest to convert to live stream property viewings after six months of using an Australian-designed...

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - why the Costa del Sol is the investment hotspot in 2021

As long as the sun continues to shine, the area of Southern Spain, and especially the Costa del Sol, will always...

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Development update – from cohesive-use schemes to sustainable housing

Ambitious plans for a ‘ground-breaking’ cohesive-use scheme at Nottingham’s The Island Quarter development have been submitted. The latest phase – which is...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Senior housing – severe undersupply in Scotland could lead to housing crisis

In 2019, senior housing – also known as retirement housing or senior living – seemed to be developing into one of...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

PBSA operators must provide a student-first solution to match soaring demand

In a year of tumultuous uncertainty, where the headwinds of Covid-19 bore a number of new realities and decimated others, some...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Expert opinion – what does PCL have in store for 2021?

Like everything else, the highest echelons of the property market in the UK haven't been immune from the impact of Covid-19. But what...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – which UK cities are experiencing a property boom?

Almost two thirds of the UK’s largest cities are experiencing a property selling boom, according to Apropos. The letting firm analysed year-on-year...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Own a home in Spain? What will Brexit mean for you?

After a few weeks of being top of the news agenda again, Brexit has been relegated to second fiddle thanks to...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – a positive start to 2021!

Happy New Year! We return with another auction roundup, from a brand-new hire at Bond Wolfe, to a creative video from...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - what will affect house buyers and housebuilders in 2021?

In this guest piece, Andrea Fawell, sales & marketing director of award-winning property developers Kebbell, tackles many of the important factors...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Mould? That’s the landlord’s duty, say most tenants

Two thirds of people believe mould is solely the landlord’s responsibility, with two out of five claiming they wouldn’t clean mould...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Newcastle top the league…of rental yields!

Football, more than ever, is providing much-needed entertainment and escapism for the UK population now that it’s entered Lockdown 3.0, with...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Webinar - how much UK property could the Chinese be buying this year?

To kick off the New Year, our friends at 11K Consulting - the UK's leading China PR and comms agency - have...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

A PR own goal? Developer and local football team lock horns over ground

In recent decades, property developers and local football clubs have regularly locked horns over historic grounds – and it’s rarely been...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Countdown - Brits have 6 months to secure EU residency with PT Golden Visa

While Brussels and Westminster finally agreed an eleventh-hour trade and security deal before the end of the Brexit transition period –...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Ongoing boom! Scotland property market ends 2020 on a high note

The housing market in Scotland is showing no signs of slowing down, with marked increases throughout Q4 2020 despite Covid setbacks,...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A - why will Birmingham continue to attract investment in 2021?

In September last year, Hungarian-based property developer Cordia International acquired Birmingham-based, PRS-specialist developer Blackswan Property Limited. The Blackswan acquisition marked Cordia’s first investment in the UK market and is...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – what will 2021 have in store for the UK property market?

With 2020 wrapped up and many anticipating the year ahead, Tom Bill, head of UK residential research at Knight Frank, provides commentary...

04 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - how will the property market look in 2021?

It wouldn't be the start of a new year without predictions for the 12 months to come. And the forecasts from...

04 January 2021

From: Breaking News

MMoA could thrive if homeowners understood it better – study

The Modern Method of Auction (MMoA) could almost double and become a more mainstream way of buying and selling if people...

04 January 2021

From: Breaking News

2021 - how can British sellers sell their Spanish home post-Brexit?

For those who are looking to sell their property in Spain and return to the UK, Simon Pelling, managing director of...

04 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Why you should exhibit at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Many home improvement companies will target their products and services towards property investors. Here, Natalka Antoniuk outlines the reasons why such companies...

04 January 2021

From: Breaking News

An outlook on the year ahead, as told by property specialists

With mixed views of what 2021 could bring to the property market, Nicky Stevenson, managing director of Fine & Country UK...

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

2021 outlook – what are the predictions from our property experts?

With 2021 nearly upon us, it’s time to look forward to what the next 12 months could bring from a property...

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Season’s greetings – after a year like no other

At the start of this year, you would have got very, very long odds on the prospect of UK-wide lockdowns, mandatory...

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where can 2021’s property investment hotspots be found?

As we look ahead to 2021, one of the biggest questions on the lips of property investors – as is always...

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: five emerging short-let trends for investors

Although the global travel industry has taken a nosedive in 2020 as a direct result of Covid-19, not all elements of...

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

BTR roundup – developers aim for zero carbon and L&G expands its portfolio

Fast-growing Build to Rent company Moda Living has joined FOOTPRINT as a founding member, pledging its commitment to net zero carbon. FOOTPRINT is...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Going up! Tallest residential building in London’s Zone 1 tops out

A 53-storey tower at One Thames City in Nine Elms, one of the largest residential schemes to be built in the...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - will Covid increase the demand for co-living?

Co-living, while still highly niche in the UK and across Europe, has been growing in size and stature in recent years...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – what are the four S’s of building a property empire?

With 2021 now just around the corner, thoughts naturally turn to what next year might bring. For existing investors, this could...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

'Hopefully better times will return'...a Spanish agency's view of 2020

2020 has been the strangest of years, and not particularly pleasant either! Here on the Costa del Sol, our buyer market...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – Staines, Digbeth, London and Worthing

In this bumper development roundup - the final one of the year - we explore the planned creation of new developments and...

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – ending 2020 on a high note!

With tighter Covid restrictions throughout the UK, concerns surrounding the pandemic spike once again. However, property auctions continue to prevail during...

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

2021 - could it be the year more developers turn to BTR?

In early December, senior researcher at AMA Research, Alex Blagden, talked about an expected surge in Build to Rent (BTR) applications...

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Retail to resi – rising number of conversion applications are being rejected

One of the biggest property investment trends of the year, driven by the pandemic and the devastation this has caused for...

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Uruguay to become more investor-friendly ‘with relaxed requirements’

Earlier this year, we wrote a number of articles about the potential of Uruguay as an investment destination. Unheralded compared to...

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Securing a Spanish mortgage after Brexit – what do you need to know?

With the transition period for the UK leaving the EU ending in a matter of weeks, there is no doubt that...

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Do rushed planning reforms risk damaging the physical environment?

In this opinion piece, Elizabeth Osborne - a legal director at Ashfords Solicitors - asks whether the government's proposed planning reforms will be dangerous...

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Nottingham developments – historic homes and luxury living

Works to restore and convert a Grade II listed rectory building into separate homes are progressing well, with two new houses...

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – demand for European living and property investment remains strong

The UK’s appetite for European property investment in 2020 has not been significantly hampered by the major disruptions of a global...

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

The crème de la crème of French ski property revealed

There’s no doubt that Covid-19 has had a major impact on the housing market – including the ski market, with French...

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

UK the top hotspot for overseas resi investment post-Brexit, says research

The UK has ranked highest for future residential real estate investment, in a survey of 500 investors, developers and asset managers...

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Automated lettings platform launches tenant-facing app

PlanetRent, the automated lettings platform, is launching a tenant app to give renters greater transparency at the click of a button. The...

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Three major PBSA schemes topped out despite Covid roadblock

Student accommodation provider Future Generation is ending the year on a high note by topping out three schemes in two months...

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Regeneration update – what are the latest plans to transform Old Kent Road?

As part of our 10-part London regeneration series last year, we zoned in on Old Kent Road – the ancient thoroughfare...

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Four key points property investors need to check

Covid-19 hasn’t changed the fundamentals of property investment (or any other form of investment). It has, however, changed some of the...

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - will suburban BTR thrive as a result of Covid-19?

Since the pandemic started, there has been a shift in the number of people seeking homes away from the city, or...

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – The ‘tremendous success’ of online and MMoA

This week’s results have proven, once again, that auctions – particularly, online auctions – continue to thrive in the face of...

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Buying a second property? Here’s all you need to know

For anyone looking to purchase a second property, the experts at regulated fast house sale site Good Move have provided all...

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

How can investors meet the rising demand for sustainable homes?

With some 20% of the UK’s carbon emissions coming from domestic buildings, the importance of sustainable construction has become undeniable. Over the...

11 December 2020

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Take your pick – housing demand and rental stock at record high

As we near the end of 2020, NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark provide analysis of their 2020 sales and lettings data. The...

11 December 2020

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Investors - is housing the future of the high street?

On PIT, we’ve asked this question quite a lot in recent months, with John Lewis entering the Build to Rent market...

09 December 2020

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Property market predictions for 2021 – what can we expect?

The property predictions for 2021 continue to roll in, as the sector looks ahead to the upcoming 12 months. Here, we get...

09 December 2020

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Top five regions for property investments in Spain next year

Spain is a very popular destination for foreign property investors, as demonstrated by the high percentage (16%) of international buyers who...

09 December 2020

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Housing market resilience will continue in 2021 – analysis

Although it’s been said quite a lot this year, 2020 has been an unprecedented year in history and one in which...

09 December 2020

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Moda and Samsung partnership to build ‘smart’ rental homes

Moda Living has formed a technology partnership with Samsung to provide 60,000 smart home appliances across its pipeline. The smart home is...

09 December 2020

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Going, going…gone: has Covid killed off the traditional auctioneer?

Like many other sectors, auction houses have headed exclusively online during the pandemic - and have made a huge success of...

07 December 2020

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Southern Grove breaks into BTR and co-living markets

Developer Southern Grove has revealed it will expand into the Build to Rent (BTR) and co-living sectors after eyeing significant opportunities. With...

07 December 2020

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What will the situation look like for British investors in Portugal post-Brexit?

With UK-EU trade talks going down to the wire, there is still no clarity over exactly what will happen when the transition...

07 December 2020

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For sale! Unique collection of freehold Bloomsbury properties offered by Colliers

A collection of properties known as the Bloomsbury Portfolio have been put on sale for an overall price of £37 million, with...

07 December 2020

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On the rise – Scotland enjoys a property boom since lockdown

Scotland has enjoyed a boom in its property market since the beginning of lockdown in March, according to UK-wide letting firm...

07 December 2020

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Insight: how will Brexit affect the UK property market?

As the clock ticks ever closer to the end of the transition period, and the start of post-Brexit Britain from January,...

04 December 2020

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Auction roundup – November results and December promises

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest auction results from iamsold and SDL Property Auctions, as well...

04 December 2020

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French ski resorts closed, but buyer demand set to remain undeterred

French ski resorts will remain closed this Christmas to stop the spread of Covid-19, but one ski expert believes buyer demand...

04 December 2020

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Revealed – what does 2021 hold for the student market?

As we get ever closer to leaving 2020 behind (and many might be happy to write this year off entirely), thoughts...

04 December 2020

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A long road ahead for the rental property sector

The residential and commercial lettings market has always required those involved to be on their toes in order to keep up...

04 December 2020

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Investors – should you be looking north to the grand old city of York?

York is one of the most atmospheric and beautiful cities in the UK, but is perhaps overlooked by investors and holiday...

02 December 2020

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And the virtual winner is…Property Investors Awards 2020 revealed

The Property Investors Awards – the annual event celebrating excellence in property investing, which is normally held at a swanky London...

02 December 2020

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Trends property investors can expect to see in 2021

For most people, 2020 has been a very difficult year. The Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences on so many aspects...

02 December 2020

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Build to Rent sector set for growth, research firm claims

Purpose-built Build to Rent (BTR) housing is only a recent concept, with just over 51,000 dwellings completed across the UK as of Q3...

02 December 2020

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Rent rises tail off as number of tenants continues to boom

The number of tenants experiencing rent rises dropped for the second month in a row, according to ARLA Propertymark. The trade body's...

02 December 2020

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Insight – why is the Algarve’s Golden Triangle booming?

In the decades since Portugal became one of the go-to destinations for British holidaymakers, second home owners and investors, one part...

30 November 2020

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Will reduced quarantine breathe life into the Prime Central London market?

There is hope that a reduced quarantine time for travellers arriving into England from December 15 will provide a boost for...

30 November 2020

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Why international investors are looking at UK’s tier 2 cities for returns

The UK's second tier cities are very often more appealing to international investors in terms of guranteed rental returns - as...

30 November 2020

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Revealed – where are the top five UK regeneration hotspots?

Here at PIT, we regularly cover regeneration stories – and last year we even ran a 10-piece series zoning in on...

30 November 2020

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New BTR scheme in Wolverhampton as city set for 64-room project

Work is set to get underway in the coming weeks on the construction of a new Build to Rent (BTR) development...

30 November 2020

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Manchester the top BTL investment hub as hidden gems found UK-wide

Manchester has topped the list of the best areas for landlords to invest in, according to Aldermore’s 'Buy to Let City Tracker'. The...

27 November 2020

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Are we approaching the end of the road for HMOs?

You may have heard people say that as the coronavirus continues and a possible recession approaches, this spells the end of the...

27 November 2020

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Overseas roundup – from Portugal and Spain to Montenegro

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, interest in overseas property remains strong, even if international travel and tourism are currently very much...

27 November 2020

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Permission granted! 80 eco-friendly Manchester homes get go-ahead

A leading Manchester city centre property developer has been granted planning permission to convert Mindel House and neighbouring Bloom Street into...

27 November 2020

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Buyers use H2B to purchase £1m worth of apartments in Worcester

The government’s Help to Buy scheme has reportedly assisted 80% of buyers to purchase more than £1 million-worth of apartments at...

27 November 2020

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Auction roundup – investing from home and unique opportunities

Property Investor Today takes another gander at the latest news and developments in the auction realm, starting with SDL Auctions, Network...

25 November 2020

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Revealed: investors urged to join High Court fraud claim against banks

New data has revealed that thousands of affected property businesses across the UK qualify to join a major High Court fraud...

25 November 2020

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Will the 2020 housing market boom continue?

As property investors, it is very important that we monitor house price trends when assessing new deals and during existing long-term...

25 November 2020

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Want free property investment advice? Linden Homes can help

A housebuilder is offering free expert advice for property investors looking to start or expand their portfolio in Cambridgeshire, specifically in...

25 November 2020

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Almost gone! Only seven apartments left at Nottingham development

Potential buyers looking for lavish living in Nottingham are being told to act now to secure homes at the ‘Bridgford Place’...

25 November 2020

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High-end property broker: we should be more like the US on property

A Mayfair-based property broker, who has previously spoken of his ability to break into the old-money elite, has called for greater...

23 November 2020

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Investors scramble for property in the face of recession – study

The majority of UK investors are worried the government’s handling of Covid-19 and Brexit will have a negative impact on the...

23 November 2020

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Five reasons why property investors are feeling the 'Verbier vibe'

Fashionable Swiss ski resort Verbier is firmly on the radar of international buyers as 2021 approaches, according to Skiingproperty.com. The website says...

23 November 2020

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Investors – would you swap time in your second home for stays elsewhere?

A property exchange company born out of the 2008 financial crash has seen its membership grow again as the world undergoes...

23 November 2020

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Looking to scale your portfolio? Here’s some top tips for seasoned investors

Sometimes even seasoned investors will need guidance, help and assistance, particularly during times of crisis and uncertainty. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic,...

23 November 2020

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BTR roundup – new hires, mental health support and ongoing strong investment

The fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector continues to generate plenty of news, even as we live through Lockdown 2.0. The week-long...

20 November 2020

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Development update – luxury riverside apartment and 19 acres of land for sale

Construction works are in progress on the ‘The Yacht Club’ – an exclusive 81-home development on the banks of the river...

20 November 2020

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North/south divide - is the Treasury's 80/20 rule really that unfair?

“The river bears no empty bottles, sandwich papers. Silk handkerchiefs, cardboard boxes, cigarette ends Or other testimony of summer nights.” (T.S. Eliot, The Waste...

20 November 2020

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Overseas interest in UK real estate and construction through the roof – report

The proportion of overseas investors who consider real estate and construction to be a key driver of future UK growth has...

20 November 2020

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Senior living’s top providers start to boom, but faster growth is needed

A law firm has said the value of the UK’s top 15 senior living providers has increased by 62% in the...

20 November 2020

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The only way is up – property boom in a third of UK’s largest cities

A third of the UK’s largest cities are experiencing a property boom, according to research from leading letting firm Apropos. It looked...

18 November 2020

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Major resi conversion green lit in Birmingham as part of regen scheme

Claremont Property Group has been granted approval for the regeneration of 55 Holloway Head, with the historic ‘flatted factory’ in Birmingham...

18 November 2020

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Revealed - the UK's top coastal property hotspot

The scenic Welsh town of Mumbles has been named as Britain's top coastal property hotspot by Rightmove. The town has seen average...

18 November 2020

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Manchester housebuilder reaches 100th completion

Manchester-based Hollins Homes is celebrating its 100th completion, following continued business growth and increased demand for homes due to the stamp...

18 November 2020

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Why investment in leasehold is crucial to building safety

It is no secret that the leasehold market has had its challenges in recent years. Abuses by a number of developers...

18 November 2020

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Top tips – investors warned not to change strategy based on lockdown trends

We all know it’s important, as an investor, to keep up to date with current and future rental trends in order...

16 November 2020

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Ski property market focus: Andorra and the Spanish Pyrenees

The ski property market in Andorra and the Spanish Pyrenees remains stable with strong sales activity, according to Engel & Völkers.  Andorra, a...

16 November 2020

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£4.75m luxury development comes to Nottinghamshire market

Award-winning developer Guy Phoenix has introduced its latest creation – The Knoll – to Nottinghamshire. Located in Colston Basset in the Vale...

16 November 2020

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Danish co-living startup raises €6m to expand to European markets

Danish PropTech startup LifeX has announced a new funding round of €6 million euros to strengthen its presence in existing and...

16 November 2020

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Is now the perfect time to buy your ski home?

With a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic spreading across Europe and national lockdowns being implemented in many countries, you may...

16 November 2020

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Hong Kong and Chinese investors still buying - how to engage with them

Sally Maier-Yip, managing director of 11K Consulting, the UK's leading China PR and comms agency, outlines why buyers from Hong Kong and...

13 November 2020

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Auction Roundup – the guaranteed success of auctions

October was a fruitful month for auctioneers, with iamsold, Auction House and Strettons seeing good results from their most recent sales....

13 November 2020

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Q&A - what is the issue with hidden developers in Spain?

Spain has long been one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations and has also long been a favourite location for holiday...

13 November 2020

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On the move – lockdown drives large increase in Brits considering Europe

Lockdown has driven a significant increase in UK residents browsing home overseas, according to new data released by Kyero.com, an online...

13 November 2020

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The rise of the upper-middle-aged renter – study

Retirees and those in the upper-middle age category are the fastest growing tenant groups in the private rented sector (PRS), analysis...

13 November 2020

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Analysis: will Covid-19 change how residential property is used and located?

A new report from international law firm Withers claims that Covid-19 is accelerating rapid change in what people want from their...

11 November 2020

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Covid crisis? London falls behind in two-tier rental market

There’s a ‘firmly entrenched’ two-speed rental market across the UK, with London falling behind, according to Zoopla. Its Rental Market Report has...

11 November 2020

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Revealed – who are the world’s top 50 short-term let property managers?

A Barcelona-based software company recently announced its list of the ‘World’s Top 50 Short Term Property Managers’.  Rentals United, which describes itself...

11 November 2020

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PBSA update - Coventry scheme in works and major deal agreed

Phase one of The Oaks, a student development constructed by Howard Ward Associates (HWA) in Coventry, has completed. The building, known as...

11 November 2020

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Window for global investors to purchase UK property is closing

With global stock markets in turmoil, many investors are turning to property as a less volatile investment option. For practical purposes, the...

11 November 2020

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Property ‘power couple’ aims to help investors reach their goals

Hayley and Paul Andrews, a UK couple who have battled life-threatening illness to build a multi-million property portfolio, are now sharing...

09 November 2020

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Show and tell: One Park Drive show apartments launched

Canary Wharf Group has launched the first three in-situ show apartments at One Park Drive, Wood Wharf’s tallest residential building. The development...

09 November 2020

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Development news – hotels seeking new uses and a major scheme in Wantage

A trio of hotels in Scotland which once catered for a significant number of coach tour guests are now up for...

09 November 2020

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Revealed – where are homeowners desperate to sell by 2021?

The coronavirus pandemic has altered the lives of many. Every industry has been affected one way or another, including the UK...

09 November 2020

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Build to Rent – what does wellness in design mean in 2020?

Moda is positioning itself as a pioneer within the BTR sector. From interior design to tech and vertical integration we are leading...

09 November 2020

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Making waves – is investing in a houseboat a good idea?

Many people like the idea of living on the water, and houseboats have come to be seen as an increasingly trendy,...

06 November 2020

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Auction Roundup – and lockdown won’t stop us!

It’s auctions galore this week, with Mark Jenkinson and Son, SDL Auctions, Bond Wolfe Auction and Auction House London achieving high...

06 November 2020

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Bringing on the next generation – course aims to boost construction intake

Construction of new buildings – on time, and in a smooth, unencumbered way, if possible – plays a vital role in...

06 November 2020

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Lockdown 2? No worries, transaction levels on the up – report

Before the lockdown announcement was made, the number of transactions completed was returning to pre-Covid levels. That is according to Nicky Stevenson,...

06 November 2020

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‘Generation Rent Better’: improve renter experience and maximise returns

It’s no secret that young people in the UK are struggling to get onto the property ladder, with the age of...

06 November 2020

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Insight – is co-living about to have its moment in the sun?

It’s threatened to be a thing for quite some time, but for one reason or another co-living has failed to catch...

04 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Race against time: homebuyers scramble to save on stamp duty

Residential property searches by local councils have skyrocketed by as much as 1,400% as house hunters race to buy and beat...

04 November 2020

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How much Capital Gains Tax do you have to pay when disposing of a property?

When you're disposing of a property, you’ll have to take certain things into consideration, from choosing an estate agent to sell...

04 November 2020

From: Breaking News

ilke Homes secures Rushden development to deliver 150 homes

Fast-growing modular housing company ilke Homes has secured a site for residential development in Rushden, Northamptonshire, that has the potential to...

04 November 2020

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Empty homes in England – can’t alternative uses be found?

In recent months, we’ve covered a number of stories extolling the virtues of converting retail units to residential in light of...

04 November 2020

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‘Carved by nature’ - sustainable inner Algarve resort starts to take shape

The Algarve has long been a favourite destination of the Brits, for its warm climate, golf courses, sun-kissed beaches and relaxed...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

A landlord’s market – 10% of landlords look to expand their portfolio

One in 10 landlords now plan to purchase properties and expand their portfolio, compared to just 3% at the end of...

02 November 2020

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Revealed: administrators appoint Pantera Property to sell Elliot Group schemes

A property valuations and disposals firm has been appointed by the joint administrators of two further Elliot Group development schemes in...

02 November 2020

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Investors: safeguard income with short, mid and long-term rentals

The ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of people and businesses around the world, including property...

02 November 2020

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The ‘pawfect’ home – pet-friendly Canary Wharf scheme launches

Vertus, the residential leasing arm of Canary Wharf Group, has launched its first pet-friendly building, 8 Water Street. The development – the...

02 November 2020

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Part 2: retail to residential – will the high street need to change forever?

In Part 1, we asked whether other major retailers will follow John Lewis’s lead in moving into the world of building...

30 October 2020

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Auction Roundup – remember, remember, the sales in November

As we reach the end of October, Property Investor Today looks at how auction houses have been preparing for November auctions -...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Where is best to invest? Top ten investment hotspots for 2021

While 2020 has been a challenging year due to Covid, the property market has boomed, driven by changing priorities for homeowners...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

BTR update – new schemes from Glasgow to Exeter

The team behind Glasgow’s first major city centre Build to Rent (BTR) development has now successfully delivered another multi-million pound BTR...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How can landlords & investors protect their investments during Covid-19?

It’s painfully apparent that the risk of landlords and investors not receiving rent during the Covid-19 pandemic is far higher than...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Part 1: retail to residential – has John Lewis set a precedent?

The high street was already struggling before the pandemic, but Covid-19 has perhaps sent it into terminal decline. High streets in major...

28 October 2020

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From urban to rural – tenants ditch the commute for more space

Rents increased in many rural areas and fell sharply in some cities over the summer as more UK tenants looked to...

28 October 2020

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Revealed – the UK’s top five areas for development identified by Knight Frank

The top five areas across the UK which are prime for major development have been revealed by global property consultancy Knight...

28 October 2020

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Lets with pets – pet-friendly rental property searches spike

Online searches for pet-friendly UK rental property have jumped to the highest level since available records began in 2004, according to...

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Bringing people and places together - how can it be done in the new normal?

Roy Ledgister, founder and chief executive of the Convivia Group, is both a barrister and an entrepreneur. Originally qualifying as a solicitor and...

28 October 2020

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Build to Rent rebounds strongly in Q3, CBRE report says

Investment in the fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) market bounced back significantly in Q3 2020, according to CBRE’s latest Marketview report. Following...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Multi-million-pound London mansions you can ‘buy now and pay later’

Two super-prime London mansions are on offer as part of a ‘buy now, pay later’ scheme that allows buyers to move...

26 October 2020

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Raising the bar - family-run company aims to improve student housing in Swansea

A small family-run company is attempting to raise the bar of student housing in Swansea with swish refurbished homes rather than...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Under-24s flock to London houseshares despite market dread

Rental data has revealed a marked increase in young renters heading to the capital throughout September 2020. The data released by co-living...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Needed: documented evidence to support MMC, says expert

In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards more innovative methods of construction - such as off-site and modular - to...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction Roundup – a month of firsts and record breaks

The property auction world continues to boom, with multiple auctioneers claiming sales success through the Bamboo platform, SDL Auctions holding its...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where is the best place to sell a property in England or Wales?

If you’re an investor with an asset you’re keen to get rid of, you’ll be eager to know where the best...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Building update: SME developers want to build more; ecolodge opens in Italy

Research by TrustedLand and LandTech has revealed that more than half of the UK’s small and mid-sized property developers expect to...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the ‘bare’ necessities of property investment during Covid

While the UK experienced a property boom during lockdown, buy-to-let (BTL) landlords aren’t necessarily reaping the benefits so easily, according to...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

The UK’s holiday let market is booming – could you be the next investor?

With the potential for restrictions to be in place on and off for many years to come, and the likely continued...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Property investment cons – how can the industry better prevent them?

A marketing expert who is vocal about companies responsibly marketing themselves has called for the property industry to be doing much...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Student landlords in the Midlands and North see best yields - study

We recently reported on the resilience of the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, which has seen a net increase of 2.6%...

21 October 2020

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ilke Homes set to regenerate Nottinghamshire brownfield site

ilke Homes has been selected by Nottinghamshire City Council to deliver up to 140 homes on a brownfield site in Arnold. The...

21 October 2020

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Development – from the former home of Coventry’s mayor to Nottingham’s boom

In this development update, PIT explores the fascinating history of a Victorian villa in Coventry – which is being developed into...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform – the potential impact on landlords, developers and investors

On 21 July 2020, the Law Commission published its latest proposals to reform the law of leasehold. It was asked to make...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid isn’t a slippery slope for property in the French Alps – here’s why

Covid-19 has undoubtedly affected the ski property market. However, local market conditions are helping resorts in the French Alps to weather...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – how does a Build to Rent development come to fruition?

Build to Rent (BTR) has been one of the property sector’s fastest-growing marketplaces in recent years – and continues to grow,...

19 October 2020

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The new commuter belt: where are Londoners moving to?

The trend for Londoners moving to outer city areas continues, with agencies reporting a surge in enquiries from city dwellers for...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – why investors should be considering Preston

Earlier this year, we ran a number of stories on Preston’s burgeoning reputation as a property investment hotbed, including one about...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

New government funding 'a small but vital step to boost UK market'

In a previous article for Property Investor Today, which you can read here, I highlighted the importance of utilising brownfield sites...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction Roundup – rare lots and mighty 2020 sales

This week's auction roundup is full of rarities in Bond Wolfe’s extensive catalogue and also focuses on an impressive £300 million sold...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – is the construction sector facing a mental health crisis?

Property developers and investors rely on the smooth construction of homes and new developments to ensure their returns and bank balances...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Singapore PropTech start-up launches first ever virtual property expo

PropTech start-up MOGUL.sg and Singapore Land Authority (SLA)’s OneMap3D have announced the launch of Singapore’s inaugural 3D Virtual Property Expo. Running until...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Growth in medium-term lets? Airbnb-like company expands into the UK

Flatio, a Czech-Republic-based mid-term lettings platform, has announced that it has acquired digital nomad housing marketplace NomadX in a move worth £3.6 million. The...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Resilient property income - why property investors are turning to social housing

In this guest piece, Max Shenkman, head of investment at Triple Point Social Housing REIT, outlines why social housing REITs are continuing...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Green homes - want to save the planet & improve your house using free money?

I have been a developer and landlord for over 25 years and, for my sins, ended up owning an estates and...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Winning with kids’ - Class of ’92 apartment building opens in Manchester

The latest apartment building from leading city centre lettings firm Manchester Apartments has opened its doors, designed to provide ‘first-class accommodation’ to students...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Wealthy UK areas are performing best - study

The number of homes let in opulent UK areas has recovered to a level which is above the same period last...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Homes snapped up at coastal Yorkshire development

Small housebuilder Kebbell has reported booming sales for its Scarborough development, with eight homes already snapped up and only a handful...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – new hope for buyers who lost deposits for Spanish off-plan homes

Spanish homebuyers who paid and lost deposits on off-plan properties in the country as a result of the global financial crisis have been urged...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – what will happen to the ski property market this winter?

The ski property market – which relies on international travel and the easy intermingling of people – was especially badly impacted by...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

The top property hotspot of the last decade revealed

Bristol is home to Britain’s top property hotspot, as well as six of the top 10 places outside of London, according...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How making timeshare claims outside the UK is costing Brits thousands

Earlier this year, we explored the often-underreported scandal of timeshare mis-selling and asked how easy it is for people to escape...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

DTZ Investors forward funds £70 million for co-living scheme

DTZ Investors has forward-funded a 310-room co-living project in Earlsfield, in a deal requiring £70 million of total investment. The Collective, which...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: is the shift towards mid-term rentals here to stay?

At the beginning of the global crisis, there was a flood of property managers and Airbnb hosts with empty properties and...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how a property developer used Instagram to boost lockdown sales

A 32-year old property developer has revealed how he utilised the power of Instagram to ‘buck the trend’ during the coronavirus...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Want to sell high and sell fast? This book could help!

If you’re looking to sell one of your investment properties in the coming months, you’ll want to get the best possible price for...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction Roundup – leading auctioneers and major milestones

From SDL Auctions’ continued success since March, to iamsold contributing to a major sales achievement, Property Investor Today delves into the...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

PropTech tie-up allows more virtual tour options for investors

Automated lettings platform PlanetRent has partnered with virtual reality technology company The 360 View to provide virtual tours of rental properties. The...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

When adding height, don’t forget about Rights to Light!

After spending so much time in our homes this year, many homeowners may be contemplating extending their properties to create some...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – how can the BTR sector get more government attention?

Last week, Build to Rent (BTR) trade body UKAA and design and consultancy firm Arcadis hosted a Zoom webinar focused on...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Partnership to deliver eco-friendly modular homes in Neath

Modular housing company ilke Homes has partnered with developer Abode Waterstone to deliver six factory-built affordable homes on a site near...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How to kickstart your property investment portfolio

The current stamp duty holiday provides a window of opportunity for property investors. It’s particularly good news for those just entering...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

UK PBSA sector remains resilient despite regional disparity – study

The UK purpose-built student accommodation sector (PBSA) has grown by a net increase of 2.6% in 2020, with more than 25,000...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Event roundup – Green Home Awards launched and landlord event heads online

Homebuilding & Renovating – which describes itself as the number one site for self-builders and home extenders – is launching its...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Premier Modular wins contract to house homeless in High Wycombe

Offsite construction specialist Premier Modular has won a £7.5 million contract for a development of apartments that will provide facilities for...

05 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Strong intentions: L&G commits large funding to Glasgow BTR scheme

The seemingly endless procession of new Build to Rent developments is continuing apace, with one of the biggest players in this...

05 October 2020

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Insight: top tips for selling your Spanish property and buyers’ Brexit rush

Advice has been offered to both those thinking about selling their Spanish property and those looking to buy in the country...

05 October 2020

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Significant Scottish residential portfolio transaction finalised

A residential portfolio comprising 118 residential properties across the Central Belt of Scotland has been sold by Places for People to...

05 October 2020

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Green property – organisation aims to remove plastic from construction

The housebuilding and development sectors have made big strides to becoming more environmentally-friendly and sustainable in recent years, but plenty more...

05 October 2020

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Finding your niche – what type of property investor are you?

With recent reports suggesting there’s been a spike in first-time landlords of late, a property investment expert has outlined why finding your...

02 October 2020

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Auction roundup – Luxury hotels and iconic partnerships

This week, we provide a rundown of the latest auction news, from a one-of-a-kind hotel business site up for sale in...

02 October 2020

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Revealed: top tips for pandemic-proofing your property abroad

In this guest article, Andres Manzano, head of product (business) at PagoFX - a money transfer app launched earlier this year by...

02 October 2020

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New 976-bed accommodation opens in Leeds city centre

Unite Students, one of the UK's most prolific providers of student accommodation, has completed construction of its latest development worth £114...

02 October 2020

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Spain revealed as the best property investment location, research finds

Millions of people around the world relocate to a different country each year, whether it be for work, family reasons or...

02 October 2020

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Investing in a leasehold? You may want to think again!

With the leasehold scandal back on the news agenda thanks to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) opening enforcement cases focusing...

30 September 2020

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Starting young – student launches PropTech platform for investors

A 20-year old university student has founded a PropTech startup which aims to improve the investment process for property investors. Below, Property...

30 September 2020

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Building onwards and upwards - what do investors need to know?

With changes to the use class system and permitted development rights now in force, Christina Daniels and Marisia Beard of leading law firm...

30 September 2020

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Overseas update – Chinese stamp duty surge and Q4 rush for Cypriot homes

Demand from Chinese investors for UK property soared in July after plummeting between April-June, during the height of the coronavirus lockdown. In...

30 September 2020

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Development plans – waterside homes and accelerated funds

Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest proposals for development projects across the UK, from a new waterside development...

30 September 2020

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Development – Sussex cricket, new offsite homes and Notts scheme go-ahead

Construction work has commenced on the Tate Residences, an ‘eagerly awaited’ luxury collection of 37 spacious apartments which overlook Sussex Cricket...

28 September 2020

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Progress made on new £15m housing development in West Oxfordshire

Building works on a new housing development in West Oxfordshire are on track, with the show home set to open to the...

28 September 2020

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Post-pandemic PBSA: how tech can increase flexibility and yields

The purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector is becoming increasingly flexible, accommodating different course lengths and formats, as well as the uncertainty...

28 September 2020

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L&G secures site for second Hampshire senior living community

Legal & General’s later living business, Inspired Villages, has announced the acquisition of a 10-acre site in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, for...

28 September 2020

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Revealed – German real estate investment company expands into UK

A Berlin-based investment company has continued its expansion by establishing a presence in the UK. LINUS Capital finances real estate projects with...

28 September 2020

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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...

25 September 2020

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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...

25 September 2020

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‘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...

25 September 2020

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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...

25 September 2020

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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...

25 September 2020

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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...

23 September 2020

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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...

23 September 2020

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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...

23 September 2020

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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...

23 September 2020

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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...

23 September 2020

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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...

21 September 2020

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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...

21 September 2020

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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...

21 September 2020

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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...

21 September 2020

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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,...

21 September 2020

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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...

18 September 2020

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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...

18 September 2020

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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...

18 September 2020

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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...

18 September 2020

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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...

18 September 2020

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‘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...

16 September 2020

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‘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...

16 September 2020

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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...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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,...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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...

14 September 2020

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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...

14 September 2020

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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...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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...

14 September 2020

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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...

14 September 2020

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‘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...

11 September 2020

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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...

11 September 2020

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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...

11 September 2020

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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...

11 September 2020

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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,...

11 September 2020

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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...

09 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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...

09 September 2020

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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...

09 September 2020

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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...

09 September 2020

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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...

09 September 2020

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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...

07 September 2020

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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...

07 September 2020

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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...

07 September 2020

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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...

07 September 2020

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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...

07 September 2020

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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...

04 September 2020

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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,...

04 September 2020

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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...

04 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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’...

04 September 2020

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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...

04 September 2020

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Luxury Swiss ski resort launches two new residences

Luxury property developer Andermatt Swiss Alps has launched two new exclusive residences to the market: Alma and Frame. This marks the latest...

02 September 2020

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Revealed – how landlords & investors can take advantage of the Green Homes Grant

The other major housing announcement in the Chancellor’s recent summer economic update, aside from the headline-grabbing stamp duty holiday, was the...

02 September 2020

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Cornwall and the SW should feature in every investor’s portfolio, expert argues

The South West, and Cornwall in particular, should be capturing the attention of property investors despite the economic challenges posed by...

02 September 2020

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Auction roundup – the largest remote sale and a bumper catalogue

From one of the largest online auctions to a 63-lot sale, Property Investor Today provides a brief overview of the latest...

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

What are the pros and cons of brownfield sites for self-builders?

We know the government has made a real commitment to pushing the redevelopment of brownfield land, and recent research reveals that...

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment round-up – from eco-friendly developments to retirement living growth

Funds advised by Hilltop Credit Partners, a specialist funding partner for SME residential developers, have completed a £3 million loan to build...

31 August 2020

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New luxury residence in Montenegro a potential boon for investors

Porto Montenegro, the luxury waterfront and yachting paradise in the Bay of Kotor, is expanding with the launch of a new...

31 August 2020

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Revealed – time’s running out to claim thousands lost in Spain’s property crash

Tens of thousands of people in the UK and Ireland who lost out in Spain’s catastrophic property crash are now able...

31 August 2020

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Stamp duty cut sees number of houses sold reach 13-year high

An average of 13 house sales were agreed per branch in July – the highest figure recorded since June 2007, according...

31 August 2020

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Invest in a New York minute – top Blockchain game expands to the Big Apple

A top five gaming Dapp, which allows players to buy, sell and trade virtual properties mapped to actual addresses, has announced...

31 August 2020

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Oxford Properties and Delancey raise £1.2bn for BTR platform

Delancey and Oxford Properties’ co-investment platform, Delancey Oxford Residential (DOOR), has raised further commitments of £260 million and £150 million for...

28 August 2020

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Investors – should you be considering Tel Aviv?

A leading Israeli residential developer has officially entered the construction phase for ‘its most exciting project to date’, known as Port...

28 August 2020

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A winning investment? Development roars onto Silverstone trackside

“And it’s invest, invest, invest!” These are the words legendary F1 commentator Murray Walker might use to describe the new flagship...

28 August 2020

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First class honours for completion of stylish PBSA in Coventry

Urban Village Capital has achieved a ‘first-class’ transformation of a former Coventry office block to university accommodation. Ringway House has undergone a...

28 August 2020

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The legal liabilities of Airbnb hosts

No matter whether you are its most ardent advocate or a fervent detractor, there can be no doubt that Airbnb has...

28 August 2020

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The birth of Build to Rent – how did it become the PRS’s biggest trend?

Before the pandemic struck, Build to Rent (BTR) was undeniably the property market’s fastest-growing trend. Many expect it to recover quickly,...

26 August 2020

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Wood Wharf district welcomes its first surge of residents

Canary Wharf’s newest district, Wood Wharf, is beginning to take shape, with 10 Park Drive seeing over 50 new residents to...

26 August 2020

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European property and Brexit: does it pay to invest now?

With the UK’s official departure from the European Union due to take place on December 31, Chris Nye, editor at Property...

26 August 2020

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Demand for UK property from Chinese buyers on the rise

Chinese buyers continue to show interest in the UK property market, making 213% more enquiries in July. This follows a double-digit decline...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Tech and investment – two new property apps launch to help investors

A new Manchester-based student accommodation start-up is using the latest tech to deliver five times faster booking. Housemates, founded by tech entrepreneur...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Could the stamp duty holiday turn into CGT 'tax trap' for investors?

The stamp duty holiday, which has set the tax threshold for property purchases at £500,000, is a potential future tax trap...

24 August 2020

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Moda Living and Apache Capital to invest £10m into Hove project

Moda Living, an owner-operator of private, build-to-rent (BTR) homes, and its joint venture, Apache Capital Partners, have taken the final step...

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Is your buy-to-let investment effectively protected?

If you’re a buy-to-let investor or thinking of becoming one, then you may have very mixed feelings about the current state...

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

PropTech firm Movewise takes funding total to £1.1 million

Independent multi-agent property seller Movewise has announced a funding round of £600,000, taking the total amount raised to £1.1 million. The company,...

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Pioneering management platform for PBSA launched throughout Europe

Chicago-based CA Ventures (CA), a global investment management company, recently announced the launch of Novel Student, a ‘pioneering property management platform’...

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Three major auctioneers return to SDL Auctions for August sale

Three established auctioneers will be combining their talents to sell SDL Auctions’ biggest catalogue yet, with more than 200 properties set...

21 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Unprecedented property demand not being matched by supply - claim

Housing supply in the UK is struggling to meet unprecedented levels of demand from property purchasers post-lockdown, according to Legal &...

21 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let demand picks up as everyone benefits from stamp duty holiday

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave his Summer Statement last month, many people were surprised to learn that buy-to-let investors would be...

21 August 2020

From: Breaking News

South London garage transformed into £9.1m mixed-use development

A former MOT garage site and bus depot in South London has been transformed into a new residential and commercial development...

21 August 2020

From: Breaking News

How are student accommodation providers adapting to Covid-19?

Most universities will be reopening in some shape or form from late September/early October, and an increasing number of students attending...

21 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Manchester’s ever-changing skyline – how has the city changed in recent years?

Along with Birmingham, Manchester has become the biggest investment hotspot outside of London in recent years as it has emerged from...

19 August 2020

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Prime London market the busiest it has been for 'over five years'

The Prime Central London (PCL) property market is the busiest it has been for over five years, according to estate agency...

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Southern Grove’s £25m Lewisham housing scheme unveiled

Plans to provide dozens of affordable homes on a derelict site in Lewisham have been unveiled by developer Southern Grove. Part of...

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: The best UK location for remote working

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly brought about some changes to our everyday lives, with remote working skyrocketing in recent months as...

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Data: a critical tool for landlords and retailers post-Covid-19

Businesses involved in the retail sector – either as corporate occupiers leasing space for stores, warehousing and distribution, or as property...

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – is now the time for Menorca to emerge from the shadows?

Of the four largest Balearic Islands, Menorca – alongside Formentera - is probably the least known and the least celebrated. It is...

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Record-breaking sales at iamsold online auctions

July was a fruitful month for online auction sales at iamsold, with the auctioneer raising over £64 million in capital value. iamsold...

17 August 2020

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Revealed - number of retired expats returning to the UK rises

A retirement property provider has said it has experienced a significant rise in enquiries from UK nationals currently based in Europe...

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Moda Living partners with Utopi for smart Build to Rent technology

Build to Rent (BTR) developer Moda Living has struck a UK-wide partnership with technology provider Utopi to build a complete digital...

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Litigation funding: spreading risk, reducing cost and stopping uncertainty

For any investor, one of the biggest concerns will be identifying issues after acquiring an asset which impairs value. In the context...

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Development – Slough proves popular and Mayfair deal in under 24 hours

Slough is benefiting from the property market’s post-lockdown mini-boom, with a major developer in the area saying it is continuing to...

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Earlier this week, we conducted a Q&A with Mark Lightfoot - the founder of ski property platform SnowOnly – to get...

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Regent Centre office scheme in Newcastle set to complete ahead of time

Work on a former vacant office building at Gosforth’s Regent Centre is three months ahead of schedule and is due to...

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Modular build for Cambridge specialist independent school completes

Modular construction specialists, Darwin Group, has delivered a new multi-use block for Gretton School in Cambridge. Scaling 234 sq m, the brand-new...

14 August 2020

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Part 3 – what will property auctions look like in the future?

In recent days we have been exploring the future of property auctions with a number of major auction houses across the...

14 August 2020

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Property expert claims investors should consider Doncaster's property market

The founder of a property development company believes there is still money to be made in these difficult times, if the...

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Cullen Property celebrates viewing success with 90% student flats let

As the UK slowly eases out of lockdown and home movers eagerly search for their next property, virtual viewings and video...

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Part 2 – what will property auctions look like in the future?

In part one, we spoke to a number of high-profile auction houses about how they see the sector’s post-lockdown future. Here,...

12 August 2020

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Going green – modular housing firm the first carbon neutral housebuilder

A modular housing and technology company backed by the Rueben Brothers has become the world’s first housebuilder to achieve both the...

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Never mind lockdown, average selling prices at auction are soaring

Auction House has seen the average price of its properties sold during lockdown soar by over a third. The figure has climbed...

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – how easy is it to get out of a timeshare arrangement?

In part one we explored the history of the timeshare and why so many Brits have been tied into unlawfully sold...

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers take advantage of stamp duty holiday before 2021 surcharge

Interest in UK property from overseas buyers is surging as investors look to take advantage of the current stamp duty holiday...

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - how is ski property bouncing back from Covid-19?

Ski resorts were at the centre of some of the earliest spikes of Covid-19 in Europe, including examples of super-spreaders in...

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

ilke Homes to develop 76 sustainable homes in Worcestershire

ilke Homes has partnered with Crea8ive Sustainable Homes to deliver 76 sustainable homes to Evesham, Worcestershire – marking ilke Homes' tenth...

10 August 2020

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