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KEYWORD "Consumers" - 116 RESULTS
Property and construction industries have the worst online performance

A recent analysis of all FTSE 100 and 250 webpages by Contensis has revealed which businesses have the best and worst...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – hot results to match the scorching weather

This week, PIT takes a look at the latest in the world of auctions. iamproperty reports a milestone result, while Auction...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

How real estate can embrace the use of smart-tech

The incredible speed at which organisations were able to transition to remote working when the pandemic hit in 2020 was a...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Why the merging of hotels and short-term rentals is a trend worth tracking

Earlier this summer, I attended the Skift Future of Lodging Forum in New York. The foundation for the summit was the...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors need to ‘up their game’ – tenant demand shifts to BTR

Hatch Interiors, a UK specialist in furniture collections, bespoke interior design and build-to-rent (BTR) schemes, has carried out a 1,000-strong UK-wide survey to provide...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – new auctioneer launches amidst a joyful June

In a week of blazing weather, PIT shines a light on the latest auction news, from a new property auctioneer coming...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

BTR Q&A - 'there's an opportunity to professionalise the wider PRS'

With the Build to Rent (BTR) sector no longer a new phenomenon, and fast becoming a well-established part of the PRS,...

10 June 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

Auction roundup – pinch, punch, the first roundup of the month!

We’ve already reached October in what has been another tumultuous year for the housing market. The auction world continues to thrive,...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The next evolution of shopping centres - could they be converted to resi?

Shopping centres have taken a hit in recent years thanks to changing shopping habits, the growth of online retail, a decline...

22 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction houses – are they returning to in-room now that society's reopened?

At various points throughout the pandemic, we have posed the question as to whether the UK’s major auction houses will return...

17 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – is office/retail to resi now more important than ever?

One of the biggest trends during the pandemic from a property development point of view has been a dramatic increase in...

10 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Kim Kardashian and crypto risks – how much of a gamble is crypto investment?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s main financial regulator, has warned a number of times in the past about the...

08 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Debunking the myths regarding the 2025 boiler ban

In 2019, the UK government announced that it would be bringing in a ban on gas boilers. This was originally scheduled...

06 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – appetite for auction properties isn’t satiated yet!

This week, PIT takes a closer look at the success stories for Auction House London, iamsold, Auction House and Allsop, indicating...

13 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Subsidence – would you know if your investment property had it?

Along with Japanese knotweed, it’s one of the issues that can have the biggest impact on a home’s value and ability...

28 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – redevelopment schemes and a modular focus

Dover District Council has approved Etopia Homes’ plans to deliver 50 eco-friendly homes on a site in Eastry, Kent. Situated on Gore...

26 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Demand boom - Covid strengthens UK holiday accommodation market

The Covid-19 pandemic has had many adverse effects on businesses, but an industry that has benefited immensely from the pandemic is...

26 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - why the rental market is ripe for FinTech-like disruption

In this guest piece, Shareq Husain, VP and UK General Manager at Residently, outlines why Britain's rental market is ripe for FinTech-like...

16 July 2021

From: Breaking News

UK’s first mainstream zero carbon homes arrive – are they the future?

A government-backed modular housing ‘pioneer’ has unveiled the UK’s first mainstream zero carbon home, which it claims can cut energy bills...

07 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – a rare opportunity and the best auction house hotspots

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the ‘rare opportunity’ for buyers to purchase a former Edwardian school, the...

25 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – and demand keeps on growing!

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the overwhelming demand and confidence from buyers, helping to drive success for...

18 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation 2021 – holiday home or BTL? The pros and cons revealed

While restrictions around international travel remain largely uncertain, demand for UK staycations has experienced a meteoric rise. Thousands of holidaymakers are zoning...

28 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Rune Sovndahl – talking podcasts, Nordic influence and trends

For landlords and property investors, maintenance is a key if not particularly glamorous part of the job. But how can landlords and...

14 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – webinars, large catalogues and April results

In the last auction roundup of April, Property Investor Today takes a look at iamsold’s free educational webinar on the Modern...

30 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Trade body offers top tips for consumers planning UK staycation getaways

Since April 12, overnight stays in self-contained accommodation in England with members of a person’s household or bubble have been allowed,...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – new ventures, league tables and the stamp duty race

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the ambitious auction houses that are making great strides as we ease...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – new BTR schemes in Birmingham and Hertfordshire

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

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Removing consumer choice is not a victory for leaseholders

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

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight: five emerging short-let trends for investors

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

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

How can investors meet the rising demand for sustainable homes?

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

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Moda and Samsung partnership to build ‘smart’ rental homes

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

09 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Trends property investors can expect to see in 2021

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

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

BTR update – new schemes from Glasgow to Exeter

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

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How making timeshare claims outside the UK is costing Brits thousands

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

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Part 1 – what will property auctions look like in the future?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every single part of the property market in some shape or form, but some parts were...

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Modern methods of construction acceptance service launched by NHBC

In one of the biggest signs yet that modern methods of construction (MMC) are going mainstream, NHBC, the leading warranty and...

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Property buyers will need advice as mortgage market faces uncertain future

  The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mortgage market has been significant and that's why consumers will be seeking expert...

03 July 2020

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Insight: why UK holiday rentals are still a very good bet

On June 23, the day that Boris announced July 4 as the date for the easing of lockdown in England, Sykes...

03 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Legal & General announces first later living scheme in London

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

22 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Trade body launches five-point plan to save short-term lets sector

The UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) has launched a five-point plan outlining how the government can help the sector recover...

20 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Will people flee big cities in favour of the countryside post-coronavirus?

As the country gets to grips with the government's next phase of tackling the coronavirus pandemic, experts are already discussing how...

15 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Is 2020 the year to buy a furnished holiday let?

With a rising number of Brits choosing to turn their backs on airport queues and the current poor exchange rates, and...

29 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: top tax tips for investors in short-term rentals

The short-let rental market is booming, despite controversy and opposition around the world. In recent months, we have covered both the...

29 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Property predictions – what could happen to the housing market in 2020?

Now that 2020 is underway, activity in the property market is likely to start picking up due to the traditional seasonal...

17 January 2020

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Insight: what does the crackdown on Airbnb involve?

On Monday, we looked at why landlords and investors were being warned off holidays lettings amid an Airbnb crackdown in Scotland...

15 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Where are London’s Airbnb hotspots? Google Search Trends reveal all

In recent weeks we’ve focused on the seemingly unstoppable growth of Airbnb and its competitors and how women are helping to...

02 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Will home purchases via blockhain be the future for investment?

Home purchase via blockchain has moved one step closer thanks to the launch of NatWest and Coadjute’s mobile project. A network for...

02 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Moving home? Here’s your guide to property jargon

Moving home? Here’s your guide to property jargon When it comes to buying, selling, letting or renting a property, you will likely...

08 October 2019

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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

Why is the Modern Method of Auction one of property’s fastest-growing sectors?

The Modern Method of Auction (MMA) has become one of the fastest-growing sectors in property, according to online auction service LetsBid...

02 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Replacing leasehold with commonhold - government finally responds

While we wouldn’t be so bold as to say the government gets its daily fix of property news from the Today...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Second homeowners take advantage of predicted growth in staycations

Holiday lettings business cottages.com has seen a 23% growth in portfolio recruitment over the last six months, compared to the same...

12 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Nine out of 10 new-build homes in the UK have defects

More than nine out of 10 new-build homes in the UK have defects and almost 40% fail to meet their original...

10 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Client Money Protection – what do landlords need to know?

On April 1 2019, the rental sector shifted into a new era of even greater professionalisation with the introduction of mandatory...

09 April 2019

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Majority of agents expect revenues in 2019 to grow or stay the same

Some 81% of estate agents expect revenues to grow or stay the same next year despite growing concerns over the UK’s...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Five things to consider when buying at auction

Auctions are an excellent opportunity for purchasers to avoid the drawn-out buying process and secure a bargain with competitive prices. However,...

11 July 2018

From: Breaking News

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2018 announces last call for entry

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, which has already seen 85% of its stand capacity being snapped up by exhibitors, has...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Rent prices to rise while rental stock falls, predict NAEA and ARLA

NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertmark have shared their forecasts for the rental and buying market in 2018, with rental prices set...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Average prices rise month on month in the UK

Prices rose across the UK in October compared to the previous month, according to fresh research conducted by the Mortgage Advice...

29 November 2017

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

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show witness busiest ever year

With over 102,000 total visitors in 2017, The Homebuilding & Renovating Show saw its busiest year ever. The show, which witnessed a...

24 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Homeowners lose more than £4,000 due to Japanese knotweed infestation

UK homeowners fork out roughly £1,800 on average to control Japanese knotweed infestation, while 10% lose over £4,000 because of its...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Europeans expect rising house prices over the next 12 months

Three in five (59%) consumers across Europe believe that prices will rise over the next 12 months, according to the ING...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Riccardo Iannucci Dawson of Shape Real Estate

Name and business title: Riccardo Iannucci Dawson, head of design at Shape Real Estate. What does Shape Real Estate do? We’re a boutique...

31 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Second charge lending surges 33% in June

The second charge mortgage market saw new business increase 33% by value and 22% by volume in June compared with the...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club to host specialist lending events this autumn

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced its calendar of autumn events that focus on the specialist lending sector. The half day...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

The cost of materials is on the rise

A third of small building firms, which includes property investors taking on renovation jobs, say that soaring material prices are squeezing...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Equity release remains popular with older homeowners in the UK

Equity release continues to grow among UK homeowners in the UK with activity hitting more than £700m in the second quarter...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices ‘remain muted’ despite high demand from buyers

Asking prices for residential properties in England and Wales have remained broadly unchanged  over the past month, as price sensitive homebuyers...

17 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Using call management to grow your agency

Any and all businesses will see benefits by using an Intelligent Call Management system - but this can be a huge...

27 June 2017

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It was ‘inevitable’ that UK house prices would ease

The recent slowdown in UK house prices suggests that the market is cooling, but very few experts are surprised. The latest house...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage robo-advisor raises £2m seed funding ahead of launch

MortgageGym, which is planning to try and change the way UK consumers access the mortgage market, has announced the successful completion...

23 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices stall amid affordability issues

Annual house price growth continues to slow, as affordability issues deter many prospective homebuyers. With 2017 proving to be a rather challenging time...

17 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage debt for the over-65s set to double by 2030

Over the past two decades, investing in residential property in the UK has been a relatively secure way to make money,...

04 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Significant increase in remortgaging activity in the UK

There was a sharp rise in remortgaging activity last month as homeowners, including property investors, seek ways to reduce outgoings, new...

20 April 2017

From: Breaking News

New mortgage-matching platform aims to speed up loan applications

Mortgage Gym, the world’s first regulated mortgage robo-adviser, is launching in the UK with a view to speeding up the loan...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Squeeze on consumers weighs on UK property market

Growing economic uncertainty in the UK is starting to weigh on consumer confidence and willingness to engage in major transactions such...

03 April 2017

From: Breaking News

New guide to investing in a leasehold property

The leasehold system is a feudal form of property ownership in England and Wales, which many investors believe is a flawed...

07 March 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

UK house prices rise in December

Residential property prices in the UK remained broadly stable in 2016 but is likely to slow next year, the Nationwide has...

30 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Do you know what a second charge mortgage is?

Second charge mortgages, often simply referred to as second mortgages, are a secured loan used to raise extra money instead of...

13 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals recover in October as consumer appetite for credit grows

The number of mortgages approved for residential property purchases rose for the second consecutive month in October as the housing market...

01 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Property better investment than money in the bank!

From a property investor’s perspective, it has been a tough year following a raft of changes introduced by the government. Aside from the...

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK inflation hitting 4% would inevitably ‘squeeze on consumer purchasing power’

Inflation in the UK will quadruple to around 4% in the second half of 2017, which would slash disposable income, according...

03 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing market continues to ‘show signs of underlying weakness’

The number of mortgages approved by British banks rose last month from a 19-month low in August, according to fresh data...

29 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

Zoopla launches online property investment platform

Zoopla has announced the launch of a new lending portal in partnership with Landbay and Bricklane that enables investors to fund property...

27 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers continue to push for reform of leasehold legislation

The Conveyancing Association (CA) is determined to press ahead with its campaign to reform and amend the leasehold transaction process, despite...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp fall in consumer confidence post-Brexit

Consumer confidence in the UK economy has nosedived at the fastest rate in 22 years post-Brexit, according to a new survey...

11 July 2016

From: Breaking News

New body to improve multi home rental standards

With the volume of people living in the private rental sector continuing to grow, a new trade organisation has been launched...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Property made more unaffordable by new-build homes

Research carried out by Nottingham Trent University has shown that new-build properties may be making owning a home in the UK...

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

One in three mortgage holders unaware of interest rates

Research by Which? Mortgage Advisers have revealed that 32% of mortgage holders have no idea what interest rate they are paying,...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Rates for fixed-rate mortgages drop again

Comparison site MoneySuperMarket.com has advised homeowners to consider fixing their mortgage now while providers are slashing rates. MoneySuperMarket analysed average fixed term mortgage...

10 November 2015

From: Breaking News

BBA figures show mortgage approvals tumbling to a four-month low

The number of mortgages approved by British banks in September dropped to its lowest levels since May, according to findings by...

30 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Why more broadband users should think about switching provider

Half of UK broadband users have never switched provider, according to new research carried out by comparison site Cable.co.uk. This alarming...

23 April 2015

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