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KEYWORD "Challenges" - 111 RESULTS
Call for downsizer and second home stamp duty cuts to kickstart UK economy

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

29 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Student housing giant looks to continue rapid growth

Unite – one of the largest providers of student beds in the UK – recently announced the successful completion of the...

29 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – who is managing the Build to Rent boom?

In parts one and two, we looked at the investors and developers with a large stake in the fast-emerging Build to...

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

European student accommodation remains attractive post-Covid-19

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

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment after lockdown - are investors seeking new BTLs?

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

15 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Major Salford Build to Rent scheme launches virtual tours and viewings

Moorfield Group’s Duet scheme, one of the newest Build to Rent developments to join the MediaCityUK skyline, has developed an all...

10 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investing in Portugal – is it a safe haven?

Portugal, already a highly popular holiday, second home and retirement destination for Brits, has been widely praised for the way it...

08 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Property investment success – from balancing work/life to managing tenants

In part one, we told the story of how Paul Hanafin, a former busker and chemistry graduate, created a £1 million...

03 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Professional property buying in a post-Covid-19 climate – how should you do it?

With lockdown measures starting to be eased, and the possible move to step 2 of the three-step plan from June 1,...

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Property investors not deterred by coronavirus chaos, research claims

The latest research from Property Hub has revealed that a huge 98% of property investors still consider property to be a...

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how can you be a strategic investor?

It’s really important now, more than ever, that investors think strategically – with so much uncertainty and so many unknowns as...

25 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A – why should investors be considering tertiary towns?

With lockdown starting to ease, investors across the country will be considering their next steps and where might represent the best...

25 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - how has the prime property market coped with lockdown?

While England slowly starts to emerge from lockdown under the UK government’s three-point plan (the devolved administrations are taking a slightly...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Webinar roundup – from the future of second homes to the future of PropTech

In these social distancing times, where so many of us are working remotely and being encouraged to stay at home as...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Easing traveller anxiety and rebuilding trust in short-lets

It's been abundantly clear in recent months that the coronavirus pandemic - which has caused such drastic restrictions on travel, tourism...

15 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding and construction: the winners, losers and long-term shifts

The construction and housebuilding sectors have undergone dramatic shifts in recent weeks – from site shutdowns and dividend cancellations to salary...

13 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19: how has the HMO sector coped with the pandemic so far?

Welcome to this special, VE Bank Holiday (and lockdown), edition of Property Investor Today. We hope all our readers are having...

08 May 2020

From: Breaking News

MediaCityUK BTR scheme supports region’s efforts to go greener

A recently launched Build to Rent development spanning two towers in MediaCityUK is supporting a local charity’s attempts to create a...

06 May 2020

From: Breaking News

How is the Build to Rent market adapting to lockdown and social distancing?

Build to Rent (BTR) was undoubtedly one of the property sector’s fastest-growing areas before Covid-19 took hold. But, like all other markets,...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Student housing platform secures large pre-seed funding to assist growth

A young entrepreneur hailing from the North West has secured £100,000 pre-seed funding for her housing app. Lydia Jones officially founded Manchester-based...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Major new BTR scheme set for Sheffield following acquisition of one-acre site

Godwin Developments, a national multi-sector property developer, has announced the purchase of a one-acre site, situated prominently within Sheffield city centre,...

01 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Impact of virus and lockdown set to cause historic decline in housing delivery

The knock-on effects of the spread of coronavirus and the subsequent government lockdown will result in 56,000 fewer homes being delivered...

29 April 2020

From: Breaking News

How can property investors come out the other side of the Covid-19 crisis?

A property investment expert and well-regarded podcaster has offered some top advice to investors on how they can cope with, and...

29 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Explained: what does Covid-19 mean for those buying properties in Spain?

Spanish property law firm Fuster & Associates has provided detailed guidance for Brits buying in Spain at the present time, taking...

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Help for investors – webinars to assist people through the crisis

Throughout the property industry, in response to the challenges posed by Covid-19, various webinars have been held offering top tips, guidance,...

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus impact – is it changing the makeup of overseas investors in the UK?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic impact on all of our lives, including those who operate in the property...

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment futures - modernising for the millennial workforce

Real estate investment firms face a range of day-to-day challenges as they consistently look for ways they can mitigate their risks...

22 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Is house flipping still a profitable strategy in 2020?

Buy a property below market value, renovate it and then make a tidy profit by selling it at a higher price,...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Renovating dilapidated buildings – the best route for property investors?

Whilst the development of brand-new developments is one solution to the UK housing shortage, a much more obvious answer is the...

08 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus crisis – how is the property investment market coping?

The coronavirus crisis has affected the property investment market in many ways, from cancelled short-lets bookings and people worried about the future...

06 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Where are the best places to buy abroad in 2020?

Landlords and aspiring property owners are turning to overseas markets. Not only are they finding plentiful real estate investment opportunities, they...

03 April 2020

From: Breaking News

More kind gestures – PRS companies offer goodwill in time of crisis

In this period of crisis, we have seen many examples of acts of kindness and companies seeking to help other companies...

27 March 2020

From: Breaking News

SDL Auctions: Property auctions will go ahead behind closed doors

Despite the growing Covid-19 pandemic creating a number of challenges and logistical issues for auction houses, the team at SDL Auctions...

25 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan – what has his record been on housing?

While the coronavirus outbreak has led to the postponement of all local and mayoral elections in England for a year to...

20 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Emerging PropTech: work it harder, make it better, do it faster

The promise of emerging technologies, championed by the most forward-thinking in the PropTech space, could have been inspired by nostalgic French...

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment roundup: student housing boom and Southbank Tower relaunch

In this latest development round-up, we zone in on three new student developments and the relaunch to the market of one...

16 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - what are the challenges of building a retirement village?

With an ageing population and an adult social care crisis, retirement villages have been talked of as one possible solution. Here, in...

09 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Women in Property Investment - a surge in capital investment from women

We’re back with another instalment of Women in Property Investment, where we chat with inspiring women who are making their mark...

28 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - how big is the demand for British property from South Africa?

Experience Invest, a London-based firm which provides property investors in the UK and overseas access to exclusive investments across a variety of...

21 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Are the UK’s regional towns the Uber of property?

It might seem strange to compare the UK’s property market to a taxi company, however the similarities when it comes to...

10 February 2020

From: Breaking News

It’s agents’ time to shine as buyers grow in confidence

Sentiment is polarised among potential buyers and sellers in the UK property market, highlighting an opportunity for agents to bridge this...

05 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - talking conversions, Grade II-listed buildings and 2020 predictions

In this Q&A, Property Investor Today catches up with Charlie Baxter, managing director and co-founder of award-winning development manager Alchemi Group, to find out...

03 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A  - will the built environment ever be completely digital?

To kick off the new year, we conduct a Q&A with Tzvete Doncheva, who looks after the PR and ecosystem building at Round...

06 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Economic growth the top priority for UK real estate sector in 2020

Achieving economic growth was revealed to be the most widely shared ambition for 2020 among residential and commercial property developers, investors...

03 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment in the 2020s – what are the main things to look out for?

It’s impossible to know for sure what the major investment trends will be for the next decade, but if recent trends...

18 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Why 2020 could be a strong year for the UK’s PBSA sector

A new student housing report from global real estate firm JLL has revealed that the outlook for UK PBSA (purpose-built student...

13 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what is going on in the Portsmouth property market?

Portsmouth-based agency NEXA Properties has released its latest report on the city which analyses how its property market is currently functioning. The...

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

How can technology in the property sector increase homes built and sold?

The UK population is growing by more than 500,000 people each year, yet only about half the homes needed are built...

02 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the sun shining on the UK’s furnished holiday let market?

On Monday, this guest piece from Iain Brown at Aria Resorts analysed why the UK holiday property sector is attracting huge...

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

The later living sector - an opportunity for investors?

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

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

2020 predictions: property to remain an attractive investment asset

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

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Regeneration of major cities needs to leave a positive legacy

The global head of Lendlease has called for an end to what he has described as an often unhealthy and politically...

07 October 2019

From: Breaking News

London regeneration – Elephant & Castle: from shabby to chic?

In the latest part of our series focusing on London’s regeneration hotspots, Property Investor Today zones in on the ongoing transformation...

25 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Competition time! Here’s your chance to win tickets to London renovation show

The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show is returning to ExCel from 4-6 October 2019 - and we're delighted to offer our...

06 September 2019

From: Breaking News

From Cardiff to Doncaster – Build to Rent’s growth continues

The seemingly relentless expansion of the Build to Rent sector across the UK shows no signs of slowing down, with the...

02 August 2019

From: Breaking News

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

The average income required for a first-time buyer (FTB) to purchase a home has grown 9% since 2016 and stands at...

03 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Two housing-related charitable organisations have collaborated to fund a major UK-wide research programme in order to improve standards in the private...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Purpose-built student accommodation sector to reach £53 billion in 2019

The UK’s Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector is predicted to reach a total combined value of over £53 billion by...

19 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Could transforming ex-retail premises into homes boost flagging high street?

Former retail premises could be the biggest untapped resource for new residential development, according to property software company MRI Software. The firm’s...

12 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Winners of the 2018 Property Investors Awards revealed

The winners of the 2018 Property Investors Awards were revealed at the ceremony on Saturday 1 December at The Royal National...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Why it’s crucial to work with a reputable letting agent

Even though the most recent Budget offered some welcome relief for landlords and the buy-to-let sector as a whole, there are...

23 November 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Report analyses transformation of the property market in the last five years

A new report from estate agents Strutt & Parker has examined how policy and political events have transformed the property market...

24 October 2018

From: Breaking News

How badly has Brexit and the recession affected Prime Central London?

The owners of some of London's most affluent homes have faced a number of challenges since the market crashed in 2007,...

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Theresa May announces plans for stamp duty levy on overseas buyers

Theresa May kicked off the Conservative Party conference – which is taking place in Birmingham this week – by outlining plans...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers driving growth in European residential markets

Property investors now operate in a truly global environment. Just as UK-based investors can look at the great returns offered by...

19 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Dave Beard, Founder at Lending Expert

Tell us about yourself? I’m currently the founder and director at online credit broker and comparison site Lending Expert which includes our second charge...

06 August 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

Half of UK landlords are cautious of the BTL market

Despite the resilience in the buy-to-let (BTL) market, landlords are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to assess how the market...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

UK landlords power through despite BTL challenges

Buy-to-let (BTL) investors remain largely optimistic about the market in spite of Brexit uncertainty and increasing tax burdens for landlords, according...

05 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Why buy-to-let investors should consider furnished holiday lettings

Investors in the buy-to-let (BTL) market have recently faced significant challenges, primarily increased taxes on capital gains, and the restriction of...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Property professionals keen to expand portfolios in 2018 despite challenges

Research by bridging finance lender mtf has found that a third of UK property professionals are set to expand their portfolios...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

South East challenges London for BTL market share

The South East nearly caught London for buy-to-let purchase market share during 2017. That's according to new annual data from Commercial Trust Limited. Last...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

If you want to sell your property, Christmas is a good bet, says Loveitts

Loveitts is encouraging sellers to jump at the opportunity to put properties up for sale during the Christmas period, following a...

24 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Firm’s biggest auction of the year raises £23 million

Over £23 million of land and property was sold by Clive Emson Auctioneers at its autumn auction. Achieving a sale rate of...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Finalists revealed for property investment awards

With less than a month to go until the Property Investors Awards, held at The Royal National Hotel in Russell Square,...

08 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime sales in the Alps are on the up

Prime prices in the Alps were up 4.8% in the year to June 2017 with Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in the lead, according to...

18 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Harvey Raybould, Creative Development Services

Who are you? Harvey Raybould What does it say on your business card? Building Dreams and Empowering Lives What is Creative Development Services (CDS)? We are...

08 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

No sign of landlords exiting PRS despite ‘catalogue of challenges’

Various reports have suggested that a number of private landlords plan to sell up and quit the PRS as a consequence...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging sector returns to growth, thanks to high demand from investors

A growing number of property investors are turning to alternative finance options to overcome tougher mainstream mortgage lending criteria and stress...

30 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let networking event to take part in Southport

From unfavourable tax changes to tougher mortgage lending conditions, the past 18 months or so have been difficult for many buy-to-let...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

One year on: Buyers and sellers undeterred by ‘Brexit scaremongering’

It has been exactly one year since Britain voted to leave the European Union by 52% to 48%, and while the...

23 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Dangers faced by unoccupied rental properties

As a buy-to-let property owner, the last thing you want is for your investment to be sitting empty. But it’s not...

09 June 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Scotland has a ‘mountain’ to climb to solve its housing crisis

Housebuilders may never meet the demand for housing north of the border due to the various challenges that they face when...

15 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime commercial property rents up 0.8% in Q1 2017

Prime commercial property rental values in the UK increased by 0.8% in the first quarter of the year, the latest prime...

05 May 2017

From: Breaking News

West End average deal size hits new record

The average deal size in London’s West End hit a new quarterly record of £86m in the first quarter of 2017,...

24 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor confidence runs high

Confidence about investing in property continues to grow, as many property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, predict a good year ahead for...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to drop revaluation plans

The chief executive of Sainsbury’s, Mike Coupe, is the latest in a long line of high prominent business leaders to call...

20 February 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest completes first auction finance loan

Borrowers that require a very quick turnaround to secure their next property investment will be pleased to learn that LendInvest has...

20 February 2017

From: Breaking News

London’s ability to ‘re-invent and evolve’ makes it Europe’s most superior city

With fears of a residential and commercial property crash having receded following last year’s Brexit vote, London is starting to look...

16 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Restaurant offering can whet appetite for shopping, particularly among youngsters

If you are planning to invest in the retail property sector any time soon, it may be wise to check out...

13 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New pilot scheme to boost housebuilding

With the number of new homes being built across the UK still significantly below the level needed to meet demand, a...

04 January 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to remain flat in 2017 amid Brexit uncertainty

UK property prices are expected to remain largely unchanged in 2017, owed largely to uncertainty over Brexit negotiations, according to the...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Planning system continues to slow housing delivery

With the number of new homes being built across the UK still significantly below the level needed to meet demand, housebuilders...

21 December 2016

From: Breaking News

New measures to boost housebuilding

The chancellor Philip Hammond announced a range of housing measures in his first Autumn Statement, including £1.4bn of cash to help build...

24 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Scottish property prices hit post-Brexit high

Residential property prices in Scotland rose 0.6% month-on-month in September, taking the average price above £170,000 for the first time since...

21 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Greater optimism among housebuilders

Confidence among housebuilders has improved, with many residential property developers confident that they will succeed in their efforts to build more...

31 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Heathrow Airport expansion to have ‘negative impact’ on local house prices

The government’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow yesterday may have paved the way for hundreds of thousands more flights...

26 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Growth ‘to slow’ as UK ‘faces prolonged weakness’

There was more bad news over the future of the UK economy published yesterday with a report by EY’s Item Club...

18 October 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices in England and Wales rise marginally in September

The average price of a residential property in England and Wales rose slightly last month despite a month-on-month decline recorded in...

17 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Rob Jarrett, CEO at The Resort Group

Who are you? Rob Jarrett What does it say on your business card? CEO How long has The Resort Group been trading? We are in...

26 September 2016

From: 60 Second Interview

UK property sales fall in August, HMRC figures show

The number of residential property transactions decreased slightly between July and August according to newly released data from HMRC, with last...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK government urged to encourage growth and more housebuilding

With the number of new homes being built across the UK still significantly below the level needed to meet demand, compounding the...

14 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property market looks ripe for investment

They say no man is an island, however the UK is – and there is only so much land available, says...

08 September 2016

From: Breaking News

1m new homes by 2020 possible thanks to Cameron’s ‘strong housing legacy’

The Brexit vote will undoubtedly dominate David Cameron's legacy as Prime Minister, but he should also be remembered for leaving behind...

02 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Future is bright for Bristol, South Gloucestershire and BANES, says JLL

Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) will be better equipped to increase much needed housing supply among other...

27 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Retirement living in Scotland ‘an untapped opportunity’ for investors

With many housebuilders adopting a cautious approach to retirement living in Scotland, Savills has identified ‘an untapped opportunity’ for investors willing...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Foreign buyers target ‘cheap homes’ in the U.S.

Floods of foreign property purchasers, including many investors, are currently looking to take advantage of the rapidly improving real estate recovery...

20 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investments in Germany are a boon for small budgets

Property expert and managing director at Tranio.com, George Kachmazov, argues the benefits of low yield residential property for small budget investors. The...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlord tax changes will lead to rent increases

A survey by The Deposit Protection Service has revealed that 68% of landlords believe that changes in landlord tax will lead...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Crowdfunding platform set to help boost rental stock

Crowdfunding platform PropertyPartner has announced it has purchased property in growth hotspot Hastings from a local developer. In an attempt to get...

23 October 2015

From: Breaking News

New Head of Property appointed by Lloyds Bank

Glen Wilson has been appointed by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking as Head of Property for small and medium sized enterprises. Wilson, as...

24 April 2015

From: Breaking News

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