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Fit for a Queen – property prices double around Elizabeth Line stations

With the Elizabeth Line due to open on May 24, it’s perhaps unsurprising that many areas near stations on the line...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sun shines on Cyprus - property sales on island hit their highest in 14 years

Residential property in Cyprus continued to be in high demand in April 2022, with 938 successful transactions completed on the island...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Co-living roundup – London boom, new property launch and Brighton’s first scheme

The still nascent co-living sector is starting to gather momentum if the last week is anything to go by, with the...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – £40m raised and the success of MMoA

This week’s mini roundup involves successful results for Allsop, which raised £40 million worth of sales in its May auction and...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Why private investors are crucial to the Government's levelling up ambitions

The UK Government’s policy of improving the quality of life outside of London is central to its raison d'être. ‘Levelling up’...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Right on track – Crossrail house prices up by as much as 215%

Postcodes with stations due to benefit from Crossrail (CR) have seen house prices increase by 79% since the project was first...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Development – new homes in Burgess Hill and a £5m apartment block

This mini development roundup includes the strategic partnership between Places for People and ilke Homes to deliver new homes in the...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Debate - are second home owners pricing out locals and destroying communities?

Schofields Insurance has claimed that there are pros and cons for and against second homes as the dispute about second home...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Green homes – three-quarters of councils say they need more help to reach net zero

A recent survey carried out by strategic property advisers Cluttons and sustainability consultants AESG has found that the majority of 50...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

How developers can navigate electric vehicle charging challenges

In this guest article, Isabel James, head of residential at Connected Kerb, one of the UK’s leading on-street electric vehicle (EV)...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Which city is driving HMO decline? The answer may (not) surprise you…

Market analysis from Octane Capital has revealed that the number of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in England has dropped in...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Over half of available land plots snapped up by developers

Approximately 54% of all available land plots listed for sale across England have already been snapped up by developers, research from...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New platform launched to make property investment more inclusive

A PropTech start-up launched in 2017 to make property investment less clunky and more inclusive has announced the launch of its...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

How the Airbnb phenomenon has stepped up international design

In this guest piece, Rob Lessmann, founder of luxury interior design studio Design'd Living, sets out how Airbnb has led international...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Why property services need to lead the charge in the green revolution

The more the world learns about climate change, the more we realise that we all have a part to play in...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Where do you see BTR in five years? 'Bigger', says former UKAA CEO

Dave Butler recently stood down as the CEO of the UKAA (the UK Apartment Association), the main membership body for the...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – joint ventures, FTB homes and co-living thrives

In this week’s roundup, PIT takes a look at the latest UK schemes, including the newest phase in Barratt London and...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

The Elizabeth Line – will it give a boost to Canary Wharf’s property market?

One of Europe’s biggest transport infrastructure projects is finally set to open later this month after many years of delay and...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Town and city regeneration: Advantages in property development

Town and city regeneration isn’t a new topic, by any means, but recent events in the UK have left us thinking...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

The 'all-in-one-living experience' – what does Vonder Wembley offer?

PIT was recently invited along by the Vonder Wembley team to spend a weekend at its flagship development and enjoy the...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

The Coast of the Rising Sun: Is it time to invest in the Far East?

Property in many of the UK’s coastal towns and villages has often taken a pounding and not just from the elements...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – in-person sales return in a successful month ahead

Here at PIT, we’re kicking off the month of May with some good news for in-person auctions. Meanwhile, agents witnessed another...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Getting technical – developers use PropTech for new-build sales

Homebuilders are reportedly utilising technology to dramatically reduce the time it takes to exchange on a new-build transition, the latest research...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

The ultimate guide to investing in a holiday home

With the rising cost of living and the UK’s inflation crisis creating financial uncertainty, many are looking to make more secure...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Why investors should set their sights on Liverpool

Liverpool has become the hotspot for property investors and homebuyers alike, with property price growth over the last year higher in...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sterling Capital Developments release new apartments in West Ealing

A former bank on Uxbridge Road is being transformed into one, two, and three-bed apartments. By the end of May 2022,...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants could be paying £800 more in rent per year – claim

In just a year’s time, the average UK tenant could be paying £800 more a year in rent, research by rental...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: The secret weapon that will make your development a success

There are many shades on the ‘developing property’ spectrum, and for my money, one of the most attractive hues is a...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: New Yorkers head for London as the Big Apple loses its shine

Haringtons, an independent buying agents based in London, has seen a rise in enquiries from the City of New York as...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – and despite rising interest rates…

This week’s mini roundup features another success story from Auction House, which says buyer demand has trumped the rising interest rates,...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Planning consent achieved for 235 new homes in Sleaford

Planning consent has been granted for the development of 235 new homes on land at Stump Cross Hill, southeast of London...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

What support is available for property owners with cladding issues?

Since the devastating tragedy of the Grenfell tower fire in 2017, cladding issues have been highlighted across thousands of properties in...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Five top tips for property investors this year and beyond

With bricks and mortar proving ever-popular and house prices continuing to rise, the opportunities for first-time and seasoned property investors are endless. That...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Bargain abroad? Spanish second homes much cheaper thanks to exchange rate

Taylor Wimpey España has claimed it’s possible to purchase a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment for £160,173 (plus VAT) in Spain – in...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors: hedge against rising inflation with property

In this guest piece, Judith Tan, head of capital markets at EstateGuru, looks at how investors can hedge their bets against...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London prices up by 114 percent as high-end buyers return

Despite prime London property prices remaining largely flat on a year-on-year basis, some postcodes have seen average sale prices climb by...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

North England the new hotspot for PBSA – is it time to invest?

Landlords have been making attractive profits from renting property to students for many years, with this traditionally being one of the...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - how could the French elections affect property investment?

Following the first round of the French presidential elections, which saw current president Emmanuel Macron and controversial Eurosceptic Marine Le Pen...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – nightlife prospects and investment homes

This mini auction roundup has a commercial twist, with SDL Property Auctions offering a range of nightclubs and other nightlife spaces,...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Water Neutrality – problems and solutions when it comes to development

In this guest piece, Philip Allin, associate director at Boyer London, looks at the problems and solutions of water neutrality when it...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Shojin exits mezzanine investors with returns of £1.6m

Shojin Property Partners, an FCA-regulated online real estate investment platform, has delivered investment returns of £1.6 million to mezzanine investments as...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

How digitalisation can speed up your property’s sales process

The pandemic has had a major impact on our lives and the global economy. Our beloved property sector was by no...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Study shows 63 per cent of tradespeople are going greener in 2022

New research from the find-a-tradesperson platform, Rated People reveals how UK tradespeople are adapting their businesses this year to be more environmentally friendly. The...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Electric vehicle growth is a highly charged issue for developers – claim

Developers and estate property managers need to keep abreast of fast-changing, fast charging advances in the world of electrical vehicles (EV),...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Planning permission for 433 new homes in Gedling granted

Gedling Borough Council has approved planning permission for 433 new homes by Keepmoat Homes. This will mark the final phase of...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Aspiring holiday let landlords – top tips from a lending expert

With new research finding over 10 million UK adults are considering becoming a holiday let landlord and the volume and total...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Impact of easing Covid restrictions for the Scottish rental market

Some of the more onerous restrictions which were imposed on landlords in Scotland in the first dark days of the pandemic were rescinded...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Which locations top the list of holiday-let hotspots?

In a ranking of the best places in the UK to invest in a holiday let, Blaenau Gwent in South East...

15 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Alliance Investments sets sights on luxury new landmark scheme

Alliance Investments, the sale arm of Property Alliance Group, has announced its strategic partnership with EGCC Group to launch a new...

15 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – is spring the ultimate season for auctions?

This week continues the trend of successful property auctions, with SDL Property Auctions reporting exciting results for its March sale and...

15 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London homes remain discounted, but the figures start to drop

London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, claim that although prime London properties are subject to discounts, this discount is starting...

15 April 2022

From: Breaking News

There’s no need to get into a tangle over Japanese Knotweed

They’re two words that can make any property owner panic – Japanese knotweed. The invasive plant can cause significant issues for...

15 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Amy Gibson, General Manager at Walton Robinson

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Amy Gibson, General Manager. How has your company had to adapt...

14 April 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Four times higher! Overseas investors confessing to tax evasion quadruple in a year

The number of overseas investors confessing to tax evasion in the UK has more than quadrupled to 338 this year from...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

BTL tax changes are making portfolios less profitable – survey

Landlords’ portfolios are not generating the same income as they once were, as many are concerned about the future of the...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Pocket Living secures a £19.3m funding deal from Pluto Finance

Pocket Living has been granted a £19.3 million debt facility with Pluto Finance for the recently completed Addiscombe Grove asset in Croydon. This deal with the provider...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Put a Pin in it – stylish BTR scheme launches near Leeds City Centre

Grainger plc has announced the launch of Pin Yard as part of it’s expanding portfolio of Build-to-Rent (BTR) properties in Leeds. Launched...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Deconstructing barriers to greener homes

With climate change and environmental degradation becoming a daily feature in news cycles, it’s no wonder why many are becoming increasingly...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Why Stockport Shouldn’t be Overlooked as an Up-and-Coming Property Investment Hotspot

For many years, Manchester has been the number one location for buy-to-let investors in the UK. A young, professional population, strong...

12 April 2022

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Could now be the time for your Place in the Sun?

It’s my first column for Property Investor Today and I’m grateful to the team for allowing me to share my knowledge...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Major new BTR scheme in Birmingham from Get Living and Watkin Jones

A £136 million forward funding deal to deliver 551 new homes at Sherlock Street in Birmingham has been agreed by Build...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – soaring revenues and a time warp house for sale

It’s success galore for this week’s auction roundup, with Bond Wolfe witnessing revenue growth of over £23 million at its second...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let is still lucrative despite licensing changes – claim

The current market value of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) sits above wider market values, new research finds, suggesting that new licensing...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: What’s happening in the overseas property market?

Interest in buying property in Europe remains high despite Brexit, Covid-19 recovery, and a challenging economic climate. We’re expecting this year...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Perfectly on Kew – what is the latest with Apo’s plans to transform renting?

In November last year, we reported on the rental rooms with a view overlooking Brentford FC’s impressive Community Stadium. On a crisp,...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Plans for 280-home development in Radcliffe-on-Trent announced by Spitfire

Radcliffe-on-Trent is set for 280 'quality' new homes courtesy of housebuilder Spitfire Homes, after it acquired a site with outline planning...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Change is needed’ – £700k raised for online student rental platform

The online platform of a student rentals company has raised £700,000 in its first funding round as it continues to disrupt...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

London exodus reverses as rental demand climbs in Q1

With tenants returning to the capital in 2022, research by rental portal Rentd has revealed that the London rental market has...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Jide Taiwo & Co. opens its first international office in London

Jide Taiwo & Co., the estate surveyors and valuers’ firm for both individual and corporate clients from Nigeria, are beginning their...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

UWOs not being used in fight against dirty money, says Labour

The most recent Mayor's Question Time meeting revealed that there have been no Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) secured to stem the...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – and this is no April Fools’…

Pinch, punch, it’s the first of the month! While it is indeed April Fools’ day, these record sales at auction are...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Fitzrovia – is Prime Central London’s hidden gem getting ready to shine?

When most people think of Prime Central London, they likely think first of Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Kensington, Belgravia, Holland Park and,...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Planning update – approval for homes in Hastings, Manchester & Norfolk

In this mini update, PIT looks at the latest in planning applications, with affordable factory-built homes in Hastings, high-quality homes anticipated...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent is part of the solution to London’s housing crisis, says research

Build to Rent (BTR) homes could help more Londoners find affordable, high-quality accommodation with additional amenities, playing its part in solving...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: The London housing market sees the busiest sales since pre-Brexit

In this insight piece, Warren McCann, area director at Douglas & Gordan, shares the latest findings for the London housing market. We...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Just the beginning: First new UK leasehold property reforms become official

In this guest piece, Charles Brown, content writer of LDN Properties, discusses the potential impact of the latest reform on leasehold,...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Barcelona the top Spanish hotspot after rent capping is scrapped, says agency

Barcelona is now the number one property hotspot in Spain following the scrapping of rent capping across Catalonia. That's according to...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Eden Living set to provide 400 single-family homes to rent

Developer Eden Living, backed by European special situations manager Warwick Capital Partners, has launched as a Private Rented Sector business. The business...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New homes in Southall - what are the plans?

The site of a former car park in Southall is being transformed into housing, with work underway to build 125 new...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Time for action? Two-thirds of rental homes not green enough

With energy bills due to increase by 54% next month, research from specialist property lending experts Octane Capital has revealed that...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Chitra Stern: The balance of women in leadership is gradually changing

Off the back of International Women's Day, which took place on March 8 2022, Property Investor Today hears from Chitra Stern, co-founder...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – springing into step for the end of March

As the market heats up for spring, this auction roundup features the latest lots on offer for the end of March....

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - UK public back Economic Crime Bill, but want it to be fairer

The vast majority of the UK public back the government's new Economic Crime Bill designed to crack down on dirty money...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - major regeneration for Sandwell between now and 2027

A range of corporate regeneration policies for 2022 to 2027 have been approved by Sandwell Council’s cabinet that could ultimately deliver up...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors – are you ready for the Property Investor Show?

The Property Investor Show returns on April 1-2 at London’s ExCeL Centre and is anticipated to be ‘bigger and better attended...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The North–South property divide explained

Historically, there was a very clear gap between the North and South of England in terms of the house price growth....

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

House raffles - what are the major pitfalls?

While many months of soaring house prices - supercharged by the stamp duty holiday and certain conditions caused by the pandemic...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – building homes with sustainability in mind

This week’s development roundup is green-focused, with Together’s generous funding package for a new low-carbon homebuilding scheme and plans submitted for...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Student platform launches two new features to improve instant booking

Housemates, the instant book student accommodation marketplace operating across 40 cities in the UK and Ireland which we have closely followed...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build values soar above pre-recession levels, study shows

Two areas in the UK are still feeling the impact of the 2008 recession despite strong growth in new-build property values,...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Firm foundations: why it’s time to build a stable career in property

Choosing a new career path has always been tricky, even before a global pandemic was added to the mix. While other...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Airbnb owners charge 597% more to stay at their homes during events

A recent study by money.co.uk examined the average nightly cost of an Airbnb over the dates of the most popular global...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Her Roomies - world’s first rental platform for women aims to expand in UK

A platform with over 100,000 users that claims to be the world’s first accommodation rental platform and community created for women...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Introducing Capella – a last chance to buy in King’s Cross

Capella is a new elegant landmark located on Lewis Cubitt Park, the biggest green space in King’s Cross, will bring 120...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - key considerations for first-time hotel investors

Following a record low for the hospitality industry in 2020 and a mixed 2021 amidst the yo-yoing regulations, demand is finally...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – employee milestones and a ‘decrepit’ property

This week’s auction roundup is a mixed bag, with iamproperty reaching reached a 300 employee milestone as auctions grow in popularity....

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine crisis - Futureal Group firms provide support for refugees 

A Birmingham-based property developer has partnered with charity Global Aid Network (GAiN) to collect donations for Ukrainian refugees. Cordia Blackswan is set to offer its...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

1,100 homes underway in England as St. Modwen project is approved

UK developer of new communities and homes, St. Modwen Homes, recently announced plans for projects to deliver over 1,100 properties in England. They...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Net-zero insight: Maintaining a pragmatic approach

In part two of her net-zero column, Frédérique Carrier, head of investment strategy at RBC Wealth Management, reviews some investment implications regarding net-zero and...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

PBSA update – funding for Leeds project, Hammersmith scheme begins

In this mini update, PIT takes a look at the latest in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) news, with Dominvs’ plans for...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: How affordable housing targets can be reached

Here, Giles Sutcliffe, head of affordable housing at Cluttons, shares his insight on what is needed in order to achieve affordable...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New mixed-use development in Bristol gets approved

Proposals for a new mixed-use development in Bristol were approved by a Government Planning Inspector at the start of March while...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Net-zero insight: What will life be like in 2050?

In part one of her net-zero column, Frédérique Carrier, head of investment strategy at RBC Wealth Management, explores some of the most eye-catching...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

One of the largest BTR providers by 2027 – Strawberry Star's grand plans

A property developer and operator is aiming to have a major say in the fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector, with...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Government must increase Levelling Up fund – claim

The government’s Levelling Up Home Building Fund is unlikely to provide enough funding to supply loans to all of the nation’s...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show is back tomorrow - get your tickets now

The National Landlord Investment Show, widely considered to be the UK's number one landlord and property investment exhibition, is returning to...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Is Britain set for a housebuilding boom? Expert says yes

With the sector showing signs that it’s set to rebound from a decline in pandemic output, Lee Martin, head of UK...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

How to stop problem neighbours from affecting your property investment

Difficult neighbours can be a serious problem for property investors, causing anything from minor noise irritations to affecting the property’s value...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day: How can we stop gender discrimination?

Off the back of International Women’s Day 2022, which took place on Tuesday March 8, PIT analyses the findings from find-a-tradesperson...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

ITV's Our House - property fraud and how to avoid it

With ITV's Our House currently gripping millions of TV viewers, property experts have outlined how property fraud - which plays a central...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Spain's Valor de Referencia de Cadastro - what is it and why does it matter?

A Spanish property expert says it's vital that buyers and investors in the country understand a new law that came into...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – that settles it, auctions are the way to go!

If previous auction roundups haven’t done much to convince you that property auctions are the most lucrative route, then perhaps this...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Tips to lower costs for holiday homeowners amid cost-of-living crisis

We’re currently in a cost-of-living crisis. Living costs are rising at their fastest rate in 30 years; a typical domestic energy bill will...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day: Mind the gender house price affordability gap

In the second instalment of our International Women’s Day 2022 series, PIT takes a closer look at a new study that uncovers...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Short lease hotspots - what are the pros and cons for investors?

The regions of England and Wales home to the least time remaining to renew when it comes to properties listed for...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The best commuter town for investment? Watford, research says 

Watford is the best commuter town for investment, according to an exclusive research report carried out by developer London Square.   The town has achieved...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

UK construction workers owed £1.4bn in tax following market boom

The UK construction sector saw its fastest rate of growth in eight months during February despite a problematic pandemic period, the...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The social and environmental benefits of residential conversions

In this guest piece, Reece Mennie, chief executive officer of HJ Collection, sets out the environmental and social benefits of residential conversions. We need...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day: Why the property industry needs more women

As another year rolls around, we return with our special column celebrating International Women’s Day 2022, putting a heavy focus on...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russian buyers account for £190m in London market value in 2021

Russian residential property purchases contributed an estimated £190 million in market value and £13.2 million in stamp duty tax last year,...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: Why housing is key for social inclusion

In 2021, a year marked by rising house prices, supply chain issues and worker shortages, Michael Gove, the Secretary of State...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

TfL funding fiasco – huge numbers of new homes at risk, says Assembly member

Labour’s London Assembly planning spokesperson has claimed that much-needed new homes will remain unbuilt and potential jobs unfilled without long-term investment...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – auctioneer awards, charity work and expert tips

We’ve entered a new month, which means new beginnings and refreshed confidence as we navigate a post-Covid world. Quite aptly, this...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: off plan buyers flock back to London as the WFH guidelines change

In this guest piece, Dennis Chan, head of international sales at Chestertons, gives his take on the off plan market and...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors rejoice – capital appreciation boost sees £16k in BTL returns

Research by Rentd has revealed that, despite the government’s best efforts, the return on a buy-to-let (BTL) purchase currently sits at...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Giles Atkinson, Director of Atkinson McLeod

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Giles Atkinson and I’m one part of...

03 March 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Empty homes could ease housing shortage - how could investors help?

A trade body has claimed that new financial incentives are needed to bring thousands of empty homes back into use and give...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Marie-Julie Gheysens - talking family ties and gender barriers

A few weeks ago we reported on Ghelamco's first UK scheme in Shoreditch, which is being spearheaded by 27-year-old Marie-Julie Gheysens, the firm's...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More schemes underway – sustainable homes and PBSA in Notts

This mini development roundup sees homebuilder Placemakers putting sustainability and profitability at the fore of its new scheme in Beulah Hill,...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Study – only half of non-profit landlords aware of EPC changes

Buy-to-let (BTL) portfolio landlords are more likely to be aware of the government’s proposed EPC requirements than non-portfolio landlords, according to...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Planning to buy a luxury new build? Watch out for the leasehold…

In this guest piece, Hugh Wigzell, senior associate at Farrer & Co, lists three issues that property buyers and investors should watch out for...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The ongoing greenfield/brownfield debate - what is the latest?

With brownfield/greenfield sites (and where is best to develop new housing) still hot on the housing agenda, David Churchill - a planning...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Development update – green light given for several green homes

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest development news, from 160 new green homes coming to Croxley Green...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors - could the UK's storm season worsen the Japanese knotweed crisis?

The UK's recent storm season could lead to a greater infestation of Japanese knotweed - the famously problematic and invasive plant...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Faster progress is needed to decarbonise the property sector – claim

The Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) upcoming 2022 Housing Review shows the lack of clear government strategies and insufficient financial incentives...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Why 2022 is the year of hotel investment

In this guest article, reproduced in full from an original post on LinkedIn, co-founder of AGO Hotels, Viv Watts, outlines why UK hotel investment is...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – colossal results in such a short month

Despite being a fleeting month, February has seen impressive auction results across the board. Acuitus saw an emphatic start to the...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Open Banking - could it solve the UK’s money laundering problem?

With Russia yesterday launching a full-scale invasion into Ukraine, it’s likely that the UK and other Western countries will announce further...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Green property - talking Passivhaus, net-zero and the affordability of eco-homes

In recent years, the interest in and coverage of green homes has grown significantly, in direct correlation with the emergence of the...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Permission granted – planning approvals for new homes bounce back

While the level of new homes being granted planning permission dipped during the first year of the pandemic, this negative trend...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Investing in UK property: How to start and what to look for?

When it comes to investing money and making it grow, there are few options that deliver as high returns as property....

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors - houses versus apartments: which is best for buy-to-let?

It’s the age-old question that most investors are likely to find themselves wondering at one point or another - which property type...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront information – is this a major change for the property market?

Following the announcement that National Trading Standards and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are set to improve the standard of...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Richard Bosson - 'Prime Central is absolutely crucial'

Prime Central London (PCL) was hit harder by most than the pandemic, as international buyers stayed away (due to Covid travel...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

BTR boom continues – new builds command 23% rental premium

New-build homes command rental premiums of as high as 41% in the current market as the Build to Rent (BTR) boom...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

What lies ahead of the PBSA market in a post-pandemic world?

It’s been a tumultuous year for the student accommodation market, with distance learning and travel restrictions taking their toll on occupancy...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Innovate UK - how formerly homeless entrepreneur aims to help buyer couples

Here at Property Investor Today, we've regularly championed the work of young entrepreneurs involved within the property industry, from Lydia Jones...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Construction costs could set developers back £3.2bn a year – claim

The cost of construction for a new-build property is set to climb by almost £18,000 per unit – a jump that...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property investment will be the best asset class in 2022, says research

Property investment will be the best-performing investment asset in 2022, making it the top pick ahead of cash, stocks and cryptocurrency,...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

UK falls behind other European countries for new-build performance

The UK is currently trailing a number of other major European nations when it comes to the delivery of new homes...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Living costs crisis is upon us, but resi property will always weather the storm

This time last year, amid frenzied activity in the residential property market in Scotland, driven by the unprecedented external factors of...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Investing in property in Portugal - what do investors need to know?

Portugal continues to be one of the most popular destinations for Brits to holiday and have second homes, thanks to its...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

PBSA update – supply growth in London, breaking into the US sector

In this mini update, Property Investor Today looks at the latest in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), from the locations with the...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – the rise in MMoA and a bumper bungalow boom

This week’s roundup is centred around demand, with iamsold reporting a strong rise in Modern Method of Auction as market conditions...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Who built The Arc? Ghelamco did!

Ghelamco - which is well-known for the creation of sustainable, energy neutral concepts - has officially launched The Arc in Shoreditch,...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

How to get investment ready when you want to raise capital this year

With such a high percentage of investment offers failing to raise finance, you need to be well-prepared when raising money for...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Staycations here to stay – holiday owners set for another record-breaking year

Following record-breaking years for staycations in 2020 and 2021, with people urged to stay local as a result of the pandemic...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – homes for the homeless and new phases begin

In this week's development roundup, Property Investor Today looks at a new ambitious scheme that will see rough sleepers in Basildon...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Levelling up could boost UK housing market by £58.7bn – claim

The government’s ambitious plans to ‘level up’ in the UK could boost the value of the nation’s property market by a...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

The growth continues! BTR platform plans first Scottish project in Edinburgh

A Build to Rent platform set up by Macquarie Asset Management with British real estate industry veterans Darryl Flay and Martin...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform Bill completes parliamentary journey - what now?

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act, once it comes into effect, will prevent ground rent being charged on most new leases. Anyone...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Full steam ahead! Masterplan for West Bromwich given the green light

Last week saw Sandwell’s Cabinet approve ambitious plans to regenerate and revitalise West Bromwich’s town centre over the coming decades. The West...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental fraud begone! New technology set to revolutionise PRS

London-based PropTech firm Homeppl has developed two ‘revolutionary’ fraud detection tools to support agencies currently combating rising levels of rental fraud. The...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Construction crisis – building output decline persists in 2022

A construction output report has revealed that the value of underlying work commencing on-site has fallen 15% in the three months...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

BTR boom - mixed-use developer adds to portfolio with prime Luton site

A mixed-use developer has acquired a 'significant' 1.05-acre site on Latimer Road, in Luton, with planning consent in place to develop a...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Your 12-step 2022 property investment plan

It’s a new year – 11 more months lie ahead. With some discipline and focus you could be much closer to your investment...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – will commercial auctions top resi ones in 2022?

This week we’re going commercial, with Allsop’s commercial auction achieving a 91% success rate this month and Shepherd Commercial Auctions appointed...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – top tips for first-time overseas buyers

A leading Spanish home builder has drawn on its 60-plus years of experience to provide information and advice to those who...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Good news for investors – London propels PRS property availability

Research from Octane Capital has revealed which areas of the UK rental market are driving growth in rental stock availability, as...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Why property investors should never put off dealing with damp

All property investments require maintenance and one of the most common issues is damp; a problem that is at its worst...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

And so it continues – yet another new Housing Minister in mini-reshuffle

Boris Johnson has appointed yet another new Housing Minister as he yesterday continued the rearranging of his team in an effort...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Market woes – UK rents hit £1,000 pcm as living costs squeeze households

Average UK rents have risen to almost £1,000 per month – £62 more than at the start of the pandemic, according...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Partnership sees delivery of first modular scheme in Milton Keynes

Top five housebuilder Bellway has selected leading modular housing company ilke Homes to deliver 40 factory-built homes on a site in...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Cockfosters – plans for hundreds of rental homes given green light

Plans to build hundreds of new rental homes next to Cockfosters tube station have been given the go-ahead by Enfield Council, subject...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

How to capitalise on short-term rentals and the BTR market in 2022

Investors and developers are catching the short-term and flex rental wave, and they are in for a long and thrilling ride. Emmanuel...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

West London living – Moorfield launches first co-living scheme in Ealing

UK-focused real estate fund manager Moorfield has agreed to forward fund an 81-bed co-living scheme near Ealing Broadway, West London, for £21...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Levelling up a damp squib for investors, says expert

Last week (Wednesday February 2), the government finally released its long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper, designed to help flesh out a...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Council launches development firm to boost number of new Manchester homes

A housing development company wholly owned by Manchester City Council was formally launched late last week (Friday February 4) in order...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Brits spending up to 77% of income to cover rental costs – study

UK renters are forking out up to 77% of their monthly household income to get by in the UK rental market,...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London property predictions: will the market continue to grow in 2022?

The property market has weathered the COVID storm better than many sectors over the last couple of years. The crisis has...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Crypto property investment - is it worth the risk?

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have become increasingly popular among young investors, despite being famously volatile. But, at present, buying...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - Chinese buyers increasingly looking for UK investment opportunities

The ‘potent’ mix of the Covid-19 pandemic and the slow demise of the Evergrande Group, one of China’s largest development companies, is...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – new hires, bridging loans and catalogue wins

The theme of this week’s roundup is growth and success. Savills Auctions welcomes a new associate and MSP Capital’s reports a successful auction...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental properties are nowhere close to achieving MEES – claim

Over two million properties in the sector lack basic energy efficiency measures and risk being banned from the market in the...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Time to smarten up – how PropTech can boost your ROI

Whether you are an accidental landlord or witty property investor; you are likely to agree that a wave of new regulations...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

From leasehold to commonhold – is reform finally in motion?

Independent Buying Agents Haringtons reflects on the long-requested need to transform leasehold agreements and what impact this will have on the...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Millionaire maker - entrepreneur aims to help the disadvantaged

A property entrepreneur who is committed to revolutionising the public housing sector has pledged £1 million to helping individuals from deprived...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions for 2022 – active auctions market, prices to rise, BTR one to watch

We’re already into the second month of 2022, but predictions on what the market could bring for the remainder of the...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

EPCs aren’t the answer to reducing emissions in our homes, poll shows

Almost two-thirds (62%) of residential property professionals don’t believe that Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are the most suitable method to help...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

How PBSA providers can foster a sense of community post-lockdown

In this guest piece, Neil Smith, managing director UK and Ireland at Scape, sets out how providers of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA)...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Green property - ground-breaking pilot to create world's first plastic-free homes

A pioneering research and development partnership launched this month is to lead to a world-first in the move towards carbon zero, plastic-free...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New fire alarm tech saves 82% for leaseholders amid cladding scandal

Prime Secure’s Fire Safety division has launched the UK’s first affordable wireless common fire alarm system, V-Fire, which removes the need...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – development sprees and a moment of firsts

In this week’s roundup, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest development news, from Downing’s development spree after a major...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Investment opportunity - new resi development in Liverpool city centre

Integritas Property Group (IPG) has announced the launch of Bastion Point, a brand new residential development in the heart of Liverpool which...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

China: The beat of a different drum

A zero-tolerance policy response to Covid-19, declining property prices, and a flexible and accommodative central bank all set China apart from...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Partygate – will there soon be another new Housing Minister?

The revolving door of housing ministers could swing open once again if Boris Johnson survives the current crisis affecting his leadership...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – from famous gym buildings to £1m farmhouses

This week is nothing but positive, with the release of Clive Emson’s diverse catalogue, impressive lots set to go under the...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how do landlords feel about greener home improvements?

Despite the continued rise in energy costs, 55% of homeowners are making positive changes to the environmental sustainability of their property,...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Developer acquires three key London commuter sites for resi development

Galliard has purchased three major London commuter sites, which together have a combined GDV (gross development value) of approximately £265 million,...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Why freeholders should talk to leaseholders about rooftop extensions

The American writer Mark Twain’s famously observed ‘Buy land, they’re not making it anymore’. However, property investors are now finding there...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

BTR in the South West - Wise Living set to provide 500 new homes

A leading Build to Rent (BTR) provider has set a target of securing more than 500 BTR homes in the South...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC woes – landlords faced with £10k costs to upgrade their homes

New research from BDRC BVA highlights the extent of the cost that landlords will need to rack up to get properties...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

The ‘do’s and don’ts’ of investing in Spanish property post-Brexit

In this guest piece, Sascha Badelt, managing director of Cloverhut, outlines what investors should (and shouldn't) be doing when it comes to...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants miss out on properties amidst high demand – claim

Some 40% of tenants described their recent hunt for a rental home as difficult, and half of them said it took...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Avoiding 5 common mistakes made by small-scale property developers

Small-scale property development is entering a phase full of fantastic opportunities. A huge housing shortage, an increase in permitted development rights,...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – 10-year milestones, suburban BTR and new-build loans

This week’s development roundup highlights the latest in development and investment, from Elevate Property Group’s decade-long run and Legal & General’s...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank - post-Christmas supply builds as Omicron uncertainty fades

The lifting of Covid restrictions this week could see the supply of property rebuild and normal house price economics return, according...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Expert insight - now is a really good time to secure a mortgage in Spain

In this guest piece, Spanish real estate agent and property expert Sean Woolley shares his experience of getting a mortgage in...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Half of UK renters want to buy out their landlord – study

A significant proportion of those renting a home would like to buy it from their landlord if circumstances allowed, new research...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - what to consider when buying-to-let in 2022

The start of a new year is often a time for reflection, and for investors, it is a prime opportunity to...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – as we enter another year like no other…

In the first auction roundup of 2022, PIT takes a look at the latest auction news; from iamproperty’s successful year with...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Government must focus on housing supply imbalance – claim

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has outlined the key areas it believes the government and the industry should focus on...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

HUB and MARK agree on partnership for new BTR scheme in Birmingham

Residential developer HUB and pan-European real estate investment manager MARK have acquired 2 Snow Hill Plaza in Birmingham from a global...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Collaboration is key for rent collection

As Covid continues to impact the economy, Matthew Peake, partner and head of strategic asset management at Cluttons, explains how landlords...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors - could this be the time to consider investing in Scotland?

Investors could help to plug the shortage of private rented properties in Scotland, which is in desperate need of new supply. According...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Levelling up – the best outer-London cities to invest in revealed

Zero-carbon housebuilder Etopia Homes has pinpointed the towns and cities in England which could make the best use of the government’s...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Big investment in landmark Stockport BTR redevelopment project

A specialist alternative asset manager has committed £12 million, alongside several significant public sector bodies, as part of a public-private partnership to regenerate...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Where are we seeing the most new-build stock?

The latest research by Unlatch has revealed how the new-build market looks based on the diversity of stock currently available to...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Birmingham - why Europe's youngest city is a hub for students and young professionals

In this guest piece, Marcus Blake, managing director of Berkeley St George City & St Joseph, sets out why the UK's...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Nearing net-zero – L&G and Hodge invest £5.5m into energy tech firm

Legal & General Capital (L&G) and Hodge have invested £5.5 million into an energy technology and services company supporting the transition...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Bouncing back – Brit buyers return to Europe after Covid and Brexit

Just over a year ago (December 31 2020), the transition period for Brits to retire to European Union countries without the...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Council partners with modular firm to tackle homelessness

Cornwall Council has entered into a landmark deal to buy SoloHaus ‘micro homes’ from The Hill Group to help tackle the...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Station Hill Reading – law firm to advise on major regeneration scheme

It’s been announced that property experts from international law company Gowling WLG are advising Lincoln MGT on the £750 million regeneration...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Polka dots and stripes: why the UK shouldn’t mix politics with planning

Things that don’t mix well? Polka dots and stripes, planning and politics. The run-up to an election is usually an uncertain...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Brits in Spain stay mainly on the Costa del Sol’ – figures show rise in interest

A leading Spanish home builder has revealed that more than half (54%) of Brits who reserved homes with the firm in...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – from BTR portfolios to resi partnerships

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest development and investment news, featuring Avanton’s breakout into the BTR sector...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Leasehold consultation – what do investors need to know?

On Tuesday, the government launched a six-week consultation on proposals to make it easier and cheaper for leaseholders to purchase the...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Which cities have the lowest house price per square metre?

London houses are seven times more expensive than houses in the North, new research from Open Property Group has found. The investment...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions for the property sector in 2022 - causes for optimism

In this guest piece, Reece Mennie, chief executive of HJ Collection, outlines his predictions for the property market in 2022.  When looking...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions for 2022 - from sustainability and design to connectivity and net zero

With the new year now upon us, the predictions for what 2022 could bring from a property investment perspective continue to...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Staycation surge as domestic booking enquiries are up 200% on 2021

With demand for staycations soaring over the last 18 months, recent figures suggest that the UK is set for another record-breaking...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Government action on cladding - how did the industry react?

On Monday, Michael Gove - Secretary of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities - announced that leaseholders in buildings...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC emergency – 15% of landlords in the dark over upcoming changes

Just one in seven (15%) landlords surveyed have no knowledge of the upcoming legislative changes to the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC),...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions for 2022 in tech and real estate revealed

Following a successful year in PropTech last year, spatial data technology company Pupil predicts that 2022 will be the year that...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - four things to watch for in the UK property market in 2022

In this opinion piece, Tom Bill, head of UK residential research at Knight Frank, outlines the key things for those with a stake in...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New global property investment group launched by former SevenCapital director 

A new Midlands property investment group has been launched, targeting both investors and landlords. Set up by Andy Foote, the former SevenCapital...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Construction of 140 new homes at Macfarlane Place begins in March

Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo joint venture (JV) has appointed Kier for the construction of 142 new affordable homes for Peabody...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – which London boroughs are pawfect for pets?

With 45% of the population owning a pet, and London ranked the most pet-friendly city in Europe, estate agents Douglas &...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Firm provides £28m of funding for prestigious Winslade Park scheme

Paragon Development Finance has provided Burrington Estates with a £28 million funding package to support its 'prestigious' Winslade Park development in Exeter. Burrington Estates is redeveloping...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Supply/demand imbalance will continue in 2022 – warning

New home supply challenges will persist throughout the year, housebuilders have warned. The WhatHouse? Predictions Report 22 reveals that while 71% of...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup - new homes in Northampton and Erith

In this first development roundup of 2022, Property Investor Today explores a new green community close to Northampton and the granting...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Major new deal agreed for BTR scheme in North Acton

The latest ‘landmark’ Build to Rent (BTR) development in London is set to be delivered after Telford Homes and Realstar announced...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Wandsworth wins as wealthiest London hotspot in 2021

The borough of Wandsworth sits top as London’s prime property hotspot over the last year, accounting for the highest level of...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Fully charged! Why developers and investors are considering electric vehicles

In November, Boris Johnson spoke at the Confederation of British Industry’s conference and announced that Electric Vehicle charging points will become...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

What is the top UK market trend from an Asian investment viewpoint?

Wealthy Chinese investors have long been reliable investors in the market, and have frequently looked to the UK, specifically London, as...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A - predictions and market influences for 2022

As we begin 2022, Andrea Fawell, sales and marketing director of property developers Kebbell, gives a very honest account of the market factors that are...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Ending on a high note – homebuyer demand stood strong during Q4

Homebuyer demand in the UK remained robust for much of Q4 2021, sitting at an average of 65.6%, up by 0.9%...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Top entry system features that will increase your ROI

Portico shares some of the top entry system features for multi-residential properties that could positively affect the return on investment (ROI)...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Season's greetings - after (another) year like no other

While 2020 was an utterly unique year, 2021 has in some ways been even more extraordinary. The first few months of...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

2022 predictions - what's in store for the property market?

With just over a week to go until 2022 makes an appearance, we check in with some more property experts to...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Hats off to Luton – how this airport town is taking off

Santhosh Gowda, chairman of property developer Strawberry Star, outlines in this guest piece why Luton is really going places and should...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Don’t lose sight of the ‘S’ in ESG: Why diversity and recruitment are key

In this guest piece, Deborah Gray, founding director at Totum Partners, looks at why those operating in the property sector shouldn't lose...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

How effective is the New Homes Quality Board’s new ‘Quality Code’?

During the summer, the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) – the new independent body for overseeing the quality of the customer...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Will 2022 be a better year for the Scottish property market?

Despite the rollercoaster of 2021, the Scottish property market has had a stronger period of growth than many would have expected...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

First Homes - what is going on with the scheme?

The First Homes scheme, one of the flagship housing schemes announced by the government last year as Boris Johnson finally tried...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Predictions for 2022 - what could happen to the property market?

It's been another busy year for those with a stake in the UK property market, with commercial to residential transformations, Build...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Government called to rethink plans for energy improvements in PRS

Proposals to ‘force’ landlords across the country to pay up to £10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of rental properties require...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Six ways to make your home more efficient

As the colder months settle in, and with it, the need to heat homes, many Brits are looking for ways to keep already costly energy bills down....

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

New tie-up forged to make investing in the NW ‘easier, faster and more efficient’

GetGround and Salboy have announced a strategic partnership to make property investing in the North West easier, faster and more efficient.  Salboy, the North West property development and investment company, and GetGround,...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Demand/supply debate continues – where do we need more new homes?

Research by Unlatch has revealed where across the UK we’re most in need of new homes based on the size of...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Plans submitted for major new Glasgow waterside BTR scheme

The seemingly endless growth of Build to Rent continues unabated, with the new partnership of Moda Living, Osborne + Co and MRP recently...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

PBSA firm releases Net Zero Carbon Pathway

Unite Students, the UK's leading owner, manager and developer of student accommodation, has published its net zero carbon pathway. The pathway sets...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

How to add value to your small-scale property development project

One of the challenges that any developer faces when building entry-level homes is how to stand out from the crowd. Build...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – tree-mendous results ahead of Christmas Day

This week’s auction roundup is filled with Christmas joy, from Sutton Kersh achieving over £80 million in auction sales, to iamsold...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

New bespoke app launched for property investors

Sourced Property, the sourcing arm of the Sourced Group, has announced the launch of a 'bespoke property listing app', focused on the investor...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Why can't you use crypto to buy property in the UK?

Despite recent warnings from the Bank of England that it could be worthless and investors being at a potentially greater risk...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight: Which prime London areas are driving the rental market revival?

The prime London rental market has enjoyed an 8% uplift in rental values over the last year, with the most in-demand...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Are macroeconomic challenges set to put the brake on the ‘flipping’ market?

In this guest piece, Jamie Pritchard, head of sales at Glenhawk, asks whether macroeconomic challenges are going to halt the renewed momentum of...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Planning update – from modular apartments to affordable homes

In this planning update, PIT takes a closer look at the 400-plus homes coming to Cambridge as part of a joint...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

First platform to tokenise property in the UK rebrands to Definder

Smartlands - the first company to tokenise property in the UK, and one we've covered a number times on PIT in recent...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Barry McKeown - are yields the most important thing for investors?

In this latest Q&A, Property Investor Today speaks to Barry McKeown, real estate partner and head of Shoosmiths' Glasgow office, for...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - major new £400m deal agreed for BTR units at Nine Elms Park

A leading residential developer has agreed to acquire the final three phases of the Nine Elms Park development site in a deal worth £400 million in...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

New-build boom – 6.5% of Brits bought new-builds during pandemic

New-build homes account for 6.5% of pandemic property purchases, new research from Unlatch finds. The new-build sales optimisation platform looked at the...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – multi-million-pound schemes and riverside homes

It's a mini-roundup this week, with a multi-million-pound Leeds development nearing completion, and the first batch of homes at a waterside scheme...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR fraud - new case shows how much of a threat it could pose

A PropTech firm says it recently saved one of its premium Build to Rent (BTR) clients more than £160,000 by preventing a US-based...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Birmingham developers must do better to deliver new homes – claim

Birmingham is being left behind in the race to deliver new homes, according to Davidson Estates. Ben Davidson, managing director of the...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

How our homes and cars are driving the green transition

In this guest piece, St. Modwen Homes explores how homes will navigate the electric vehicle revolution and help our national environmental...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Looking to London – is it time to invest in the capital again?

In this opinion piece, Jourdan Prowting, Partner Residential Auction at Allsop, analyses London's residential property market and discusses whether now is...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – partnerships, promotions, and peculiar lots

As we approach the end of another turbulent year, PIT takes a look at the latest auction news; iamsold partners with...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: UK PropTech investment hits record levels in 2021

Investment into the UK’s fast-growing property technology (PropTech sector) has reached record levels in 2021 and more than quadrupled since last...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

First Homes: one month to go - what do investors need to know?

First Homes, a new solution to the first-time buyer crisis, will be relevant to the majority of new schemes from December...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Interview with Sam Le Pard, LEXI Finance

What does it say on your business card? Sam Le Pard, co-founder of LEXI Finance! How does LEXI help developers and property investors? LEXI...

08 December 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Grenfell driven by ‘agenda of deregulation’, claims fire union lawyer

As part of the opening statements for Module 6 of Phase 2 of the Grenfell Inquiry – set up to examine...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Dodgy landlords’ likely to ruin COP26 agreement – claim

A lettings expert and tenant’s rights campaigner has warned that any progress on climate change as a result of the COP26...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Best city for BTL? Bristol knocks Manchester off top spot, says study

Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge have been named as the best cities for landlords and investors to invest in for 2022, according...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Leeds agent launches 300 new properties as rental market soars

Leeds is witnessing a ‘frenzied’ rental market, with students reserving homes for next summer on the back of virtual viewings and...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Expert reveals top house buying tips for 2022

From knowing the best time to buy a home to understanding what’s needed before you can put in an offer, it...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Major planning changes needed to achieve housing targets – claim

A new report by planning consultancy Lichfields has raised major issues for the growing housing emergency and the government’s target of...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the best areas in the UK to invest in property in 2022?

New research from Currys and Swann has revealed the best UK areas to invest in a property in 2022, highlighting the price of...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Boost for leasehold – Zurich sponsors ALEP for another year

With the leasehold scandal ongoing, and long-promised reform still some way off or incomplete, leasehold enfranchisement is arguably more important than...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news? New-build property prices premium shoot up by 10.8%

The property price premium paid by new-build buyers has increased by 10.8% in the past year – now commanding 40.2% more...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

A forecast on the UK real estate market in 2022

The holiday season is around the corner so that means looking back on an eventful year and preparing for the next....

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Crossrail special: part 3 – what should investors know about the Central section?

Throughout this week, Property Investor Today has been exploring the investment potential of the locations that sit on the controversial and...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – despite a dreary December…

PIT takes a closer look at the latest auction news, from MSP Capital’s brand-new bridging loan to support auction growth and...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Gravity Co is on the rise with fourth development launched

London based co-living PRS operator, Gravity Co continues to see rapid growth and interest in its co-living properties as it fills...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Running a successful holiday rental business - what do you need to know?

In this guest piece, James Cassidy, Senior Director, Partner Success Vacation Rentals, EMEA at Expedia Group, outlines what it takes to run a successful...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Lessons we have learned from the pandemic

A crisis as serious as the pandemic is not just a test of survival for businesses but a valuable learning opportunity.  At...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Crossrail is coming – the Eastern section from Stratford to Shenfield

After years of speculation and alterations, the Elizabeth Line is now set to launch in the first half of 2022. Initially,...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

A letter to Gove - why affordable housing is vital to truly level up the country

In this guest piece, Guy Horne, co-founder and chief executive of HSPG, sets out why provision of affordable and supported housing...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

The scourge of Japanese knotweed! Pest wipes nearly £12bn off UK house prices

New research from Environet UK has revealed that the blight of Japanese knotweed has wiped an estimated £11.8 billion off the...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investment – is it worth it?

The demise of the buy-to-let market has been much predicted over recent years. Major tax changes, a 3% stamp duty surcharge, and...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Crossrail special: part 1 – all investors need to know about the Western section

Already nearly three years late and vastly over-budget, Crossrail 1 – which will officially be known as the Elizabeth Line when...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

If there is a race to net zero, no one's a winner

James Gray from Cluttons discusses why the race to net zero is the wrong wording - and it should be all...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Housebuilder provides emergency accommodation for the homeless

Lovell Partnerships has completed the refurbishment of a former training and enterprise centre owned by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) to...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Not for the faint of heart: here’s how to buy your first investment property

Here, in this latest PIT guest piece, Ellen Klein - editor at Sleep Junkie - outlines how investors should buy their first...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the buy-to-let hotspots for 2022?

The number one buy-to-let (BTL) hotspot next year will be the North West, according to new findings from SevenCapital and Zoopla. The...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Winvic tops out 23-storey BTR project in Cardiff’s capital quarter

Winvic Construction Ltd, a contractor that specialises in the design and delivery of multi-sector construction and civil engineering projects, has celebrated...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Bristol – will it be the next Build to Rent hub?

The city of Bristol has become one of the most popular places outside of London for tenants to live in recent...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Could video games inspire our real-life home designs?

In this guest piece, St. Modwen Homes explores the idea of property buyers designing their first home on a digital platform before...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Development update – a ‘five-star' PBSA and breaking ground in Bristol

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest development news, from an architect's pledge to design a hotel-style student...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - record interest in Spanish and Portuguese property among Brits

New data released by overseas property portal Kyero.com has revealed record interest in Portuguese and Spanish property during 2021. Kyero, which is...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

A rental room with a view! First glimpse of homes overlooking Brentford FC

The latest collection of 487 rental homes in Brentford, West London, has been revealed by Apo (a-part-of.com), the innovative new London-based residential...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Can planning help to solve the social care crisis?

In this guest piece, Bidwells discusses the important role that planning plays in housing and social care, and what can be...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Road to net-zero – new ‘innovative’ schemes in Edinburgh and Leeds

Niche housebuilder Artisan Real Estate has raised the bar for sustainable development with the launch of an ambitious design framework geared...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

South Kensington development plans rejected in major win for local residents

On Thursday night last week, it was announced that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Planning Committee had voted unanimously,...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - is the government really serious about its ‘brownfield-first’ pledge?

Both Boris Johnson and Michael Gove made Tory conference speeches pushing housebuilding on brownfield sites up this government’s agenda. With funding...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – which developers have been worst hit by Covid?

Research by real estate debt advisory specialists Sirius Property Finance has revealed how the pandemic halved the profits taken by the...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Eviction moratorium: What do landlord disputes look like post-pandemic?

On 4 August 2021, the government announced that Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, which prevents landlords of commercial properties...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Is Build to Rent unaffordable? Large-scale research suggests not!

One of the biggest criticisms of the fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) market has been its perceived exclusive nature and its...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – fundraisers, training programs and clock towers

This week’s auction roundup is a mixed bag, with SDL Property Auctions holding a fundraising sweepstake as part of its latest...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news – short-term rentals enjoyed growth in September

London’s short-term rental sector is continuing to perform ‘very strongly’ as the sector recovers, according to performance data from a tracking...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental yields in the capital – East London continues to lead the way

Those investors looking to join the pandemic bounce-back may be asking where the best places in London are to consider for...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Sean Gavin, Operations Director at Berkeley South East London

In this Q&A, Property Investor Today speaks to Sean Gavin, Operations Director at Berkeley South East London, for his thoughts on...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

HS2 – will investors in the North now miss out?

Since its announcement all the way back in 2009, HS2 is a project that has attracted controversy, derision, support, protests, high-profile...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – ambitious BTR schemes and Henden regen underway

This development roundup focuses on build to rent and regeneration, with Kebbell expanding its Cornelian Fields development, Gresham House loan for a...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the top locations for high rental yields?

Research by Sequre Property Investment has revealed which cities are seeing the largest level of high yield rental homes. The buy-to-let (BTL)...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Commercial to resi – boom continues across the country

We recently ran a series on the commercial to residential trend sweeping across Britain in these post-Covid times, driven by offices,...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

How to maximise your short-let investment this winter

In this guest piece, Emmanuel Lavoie, CEO of Jetstream Hospitality Solutions, sets out how investors can make the most from their holiday...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Daniel James McGowran MNAEA - Owner of Daniel James Residential

Who are you? Daniel James McGowran MNAEA, originally from London, now living in Shropshire. What does it say on your business card? “Love...

16 November 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Government called to address embodied carbon in building construction

Last week saw leading voices from the building sector unite to call on the governments and industry to make urgent commitments...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Will Portugal still attract Chinese and Hong Kong investors in 2022?

We often hear about the attractiveness of the British market to Chinese and Hong Kong investors, but new research has also...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Eco property – first phase of 439-home green scheme near Northampton

Despite COP26 now being finished, sustainability and the race towards net zero remain high up on the agenda, with PIT receiving...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors should expect rapid growth in holiday lets, say experts

Industry experts say there will be no slow-down in the rapid growth of the holiday lets sector. Travel restrictions during the pandemic...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight: What's the best property development strategy?

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, 'what's the best property development strategy?'. Given that property development ranges...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Green property – regeneration hotspot King’s Cross becomes carbon neutral

One of London’s busiest and most iconic areas has announced that it has become carbon neutral (as of November 11 2021). The...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Development – will tall towers now be a thing of the past?

For quite a number of years, the sky has literally been the limit for new residential, commercial and tourism-based towers –...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – and the good news continues…

This week’s auction roundup shows positive results across the board, with Auction House London, Clive Emson, Allsop, Auction House and SDL...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Brownfield regeneration is ‘sorely needed’ – claim

Land plots currently account for just 1.4% of for-sale stock listed on the market, yet demand is high, with 55% of...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

How to achieve implementable planning permission

In this guest piece, Ufuk Bahar - founder of multi-disciplinary architecture practice, Urbanist Architecture, which specialises in maximising the ROI and viability of...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Nightmare neighbours! Do investors need to be wary of who lives next door?

If you are looking to buy a home to then let it out to tenants, or if you have decided to...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – sustainable homes are at the forefront

This development roundup focuses on building sustainable homes, with Beech Holdings regenerating a former office into 43 eco-friendly apartments, a £10...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords are already ahead of new energy efficiency rules, study shows

Landlords have begun to take steps to improve the energy efficiency of their properties ahead of new rules which are due...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Mixed-use Vauxhall development on track after funding from Cheyne Capital

An alternative investment fund manager has announced it has provided a senior loan of more than £100 million (£103 million) to...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Ten easy mistakes buy-to-let landlords should avoid making

Private and commercial bank Arbuthnot Latham provides some simple steps to help landlords save time, stress, and ultimately money, in the months and years...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular scheme set to tackle homelessness in Haringey

Haringey has become the first council in London to provide specially designed modular homes to tackle homelessness and help those in...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

EPC change could be 'catastrophic' for property investors, experts warn

Investors could be ‘severely impacted’ by government plans to raise the required Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating for buy-to-let properties in...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – where is seeing the biggest rise in the value of housing stock?

New analysis carried out by Knight Frank has highlighted the areas which have seen the biggest increase in the value of...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental market rumble – London tenant applications double

Tenant demand appears to have returned to the capital’s rental market as the pandemic freeze continues to thaw. Analysis from London estate...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A: Are British buyers looking to property in the Costa del Sol?

Sean Woolley from Cloud Nine Spain reports that although they are an estate agent who has had predominantly British buyers over...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Reading – could it be the South East’s newest hotspot?

Despite being home to centuries of history, a Championship football team, a major shopping centre, a thriving tech and business scene,...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – new hires, enormous sales and a Rapunzel tower

This week’s auction roundup is a mixed bag, so to speak, with Savills announcing its new head of auctions and Propertymark...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New investment for suburban BTR – is it about to boom?

A wave of capital is heading for the UK’s rapidly growing suburban Build to Rent (BTR) sector, according to recent research...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Going green – green upgrades bag sellers 16% more for their homes

Sellers who have upgraded the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of their home to a C, from a D, E or...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

The challenges and opportunities smart buildings face

In this guest piece, smart lighting and building software company amBX observes some core areas that are accelerating the property market today, as well as hindering it. Various...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent the top target for tenant fraud, study shows

According to data from due diligence and guarantee firm, Homeppl, the Build to Rent (BTR) sector is being targeted by fraudsters with...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

City status could bring about a house price boost for Southend

A study by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent, has analysed how a move to city status could bring about a substantial...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

London bounces back – rents set to rise 5.5% in 2022

Rental values across the capital have not only bounced back compared to the pandemic dip in 2020, but they have also...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

UK buyers don’t want the ‘hassle’ of owning a holiday let – study

Some nine out of 10 adults in the UK could be losing out on tax breaks because they don’t want the...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

'Explosive' growth of single-family housing shows maturity of UK BTR

Goldman Sachs made the headlines after announcing a partnership with Urban & Civic to deliver hundreds of rental homes across the...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Developers beware – cladding tax could cost £205m a year

The cladding tax introduced in last week’s Budget could cost the nation’s biggest housebuilders £205 million a year, research from Sirius...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Should property investors lock in interest rates now?

On Thursday (November 4), the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee will decide whether interest rates will finally increase, after the...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – where are building scams most common and how can you avoid them?

As a property investor, you are more than likely to require building work at some point – whether you are flipping...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Black History Month – Q&A with Property Cohort's Roland John

In the final instalment of our Black History Month investor special, we speak to Roland John, co-founder of property information platform,...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – should operators be turning to single family BTR to increase value?

In this piece, Katherine Rose, managing director of VervLife, explains why Build to Rent (BTR) operators may want to consider switching...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – as we wrap up an outstanding October…

The last auction roundup of October sees superb results for iamsold, Bond Wolfe and Sutton Kersh Auctions, as well as Allsop’s...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Outer London - why it could be a boom town for 20 minute neighbourhoods

One of London's leading property services groups has explored the most amenity-rich and walkable communities in Outer London in a report...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Where to invest in London’s most exclusive resi neighbourhoods

London remains one of the most desirable locations to live in the world, despite its ranking as the sixth most expensive...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Green property - Octopus and Homes England launch £175m eco alliance

Octopus Real Estate, part of Octopus Group and a leading UK specialist real estate lender and investor, has revealed that it has...

27 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Eco update – sustainable schemes in Somerset, Hampshire and London

This development update is environmentally focused, with 51 high-quality schemes coming to Somerset, 120 net-zero homes suited for the retired community and...

27 October 2021

From: Breaking News

St Moritz records strongest property price growth in 2021 with increases of 17%

Knight Frank’s annual Ski Property Report launched last week revealed that Swiss resort, St Moritz recorded the strongest price growth in...

27 October 2021

From: Breaking News

How a new sales feature will help make auctions the first choice for everyone

Private treaty property sales are fraught with pitfalls and at SDL Property Auctions we believe change is long overdue. We believe...

27 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The Cumberland Building Society Industry Panel Q&A - what did it reveal?

The Cumberland recently sought the opinions of representatives from different areas of hospitality to highlight the differing perspectives on some of...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Ballymore mixed-use development in the royal docks is on the way

Property developer Ballymore recently submitted a planning application for its latest major mixed-use quarter. The new development will be located on...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR – international students, co-living highs and new Wolves scheme

This BTR roundup features an insight into the UK PBSA sector, good news for the London co-living market, and a brand-new...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Parity in quality between public and private housing - is it really possible?

In this latest Q&A interview, PIT speaks to Convivia Group's Roy Ledgister about creating parity between social and private housing, and...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - a closer look at off-plan property investing

The UK has a longstanding problem with housing. A shortfall in available and viable land in areas with investment potential is...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Black History Month – positively impacting lives through property

In the third instalment of our Black History Month investor special, we speak to Ayesha Ofori, founder of both the female...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Are the Home Counties the next hotspot for Chinese and HK investors?

A new thought leadership paper has asked whether the Home Counties – the typically affluent counties surrounding London – will be...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Will 2022 be the time to invest in property?

Another new year is approaching, but unlike the last, 2022 should arrive with significantly less uncertainty, especially for the property market....

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – normalising auctions, MMoA and more valuers needed

This week’s auction roundup involves another bumper month for SDL Property Auctions as it partners with Rightmove to revolutionise auctions, as...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Everything you need to know about buying a new build

In this guest piece, the experts at regulated property buyers GoodMove explore everything investors need to know about buying a new build, including what...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Hub duo launch game-changing app - what's it all about?

The pair behind one of the property industry's most popular podcasts have now launched an app that they say will 'completely...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Planning reform the biggest obstacle for resi development – claim

The existing planning system is the biggest obstacle to residential development, according to national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH). Its annual...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – do homeowners take energy efficiency seriously?

A recent survey has revealed that only one in eight (13%) people in the UK admit that they seriously considered the...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Commercial to resi – a market boom from Leeds to Staines

In the fourth and final part of our series on the fast-growing commercial to resi trend, we check in on schemes...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

How to maximise income from your holiday home in 2022

Since the start of the pandemic, recent figures have shown that more than 11,000 second-home owners in England have opened their...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Black History Month - breaking down barriers and improving diversity

In part 2 of our Black History Month investor special, we speak to Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of property management and development...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Hotel to home - Cyprus hotel transformed into Limassol Riviera houses

Londa, a 5-star boutique hotel located on the southern coast of Cyprus, is being transformed into luxury properties. The hotel first...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight: Which areas promise the biggest property value increases?

Research by Share to Buy has revealed the top locations to buy houses, with the biggest increase in property value over...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Commercial to resi – from West Sussex to Surrey

In part three of our series on the booming commercial to residential sector, we look at some of the recent schemes...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Why UK investors should consider property overseas

In this guest piece, Martin Dell, Founder of Kyero, explores what makes overseas properties, particularly those in France, an attractive option...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Black History Month investor special - Q&A with Roy Ledgister

Black History Month, an annual event with origins dating back to late 1960s USA and celebrated in the UK since 1987,...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – from Cornish holiday homes to luxury hotels

This week’s auction roundup features the exclusive lots available at Bond Wolfe's and Strettons’ October auctions, and a new mention in...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding crisis - SLC pens letter to Michael Gove urging action

John Clay, a board member and past chairman of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers, has written an open letter to the...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

 Godwin submits revised proposals for scheme in central Worcester

Property developer Godwin Developments, working in partnership with Lowesmoor Regeneration Ltd, has submitted amended proposals for its waterside mixed-used scheme Lowesmoor...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the hidden running costs of being a landlord

In this guest piece, Rightio discusses some of the lesser-known costs of being a landlord. To the uninitiated, being a landlord might...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

A new breed of co-living - can a ready-made community really be achieved?

Some believe co-living as a concept has only grown in significance as society has had a chance to reassess its priorities and...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – ambitious investments and more modular homes

This mini development roundup features significant funding and investment for a Kensal Green development, a housing scheme in Corby and a...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – what are the warning signs for potentially costly subsidence?

Subsidence damage, if left untreated, can cost homeowners anywhere between £3,000 to over £250,000 – meaning it could prove very costly to...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental update – new HMO licensing rules, green spaces and low supply

In this market update, PIT looks at how HMO licensing will potentially impact Westminster’s rental market, the rising demand for green...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Secrets to choosing the right contractor for your development project

There are plenty of horror stories about contractors not finishing jobs, running out of money, going bust, causing delays, charging for...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Commercial to resi – what are the advantages of office-to-resi conversions?

In this opinion piece, Reece Mennie from HJ Collection outlines the main benefits of office-to-residential conversions – which is set to...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Development – funding for high quality schemes and sustainable homes

In this development roundup, ilke Homes gathers significant funding in a pledge to deliver 10,000 homes in the next five years,...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Renters are willing to pay over £1k more a year for smart home tech

A fifth of UK renters claim they would fork out up to 10% more in rent each month for smart features...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Five ways to keep your home renovation eco-friendly

Building and construction expert, Thomas Goodman at MyJobQuote, offers five tips to keep your home renovation project, whether big or small,...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion - leasehold reform should be top of Michael Gove’s 'to-do’ list

Housebuilder Countryside Properties has become the latest big developer to pledge an end to ground rents on leasehold properties, meaning that...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News