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KEYWORD "Coronavirus" - 251 RESULTS
Auction roundup – from public toilets to historic wineries

This week’s auction roundup sees record toppers from Bond Wolfe Auctions and Strettons, a particularly unusual lot on sale via Pugh, and...

30 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

Landlords and compliance – the devil is in the detail

In recent months, residential landlords have been under huge pressure to keep on top of a raft of new legislation and...

09 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – why you need to be wary of cryptocurrency investment fraud

Here at PIT, we have covered a number of stories in recent times about the potential dangers of get-rich-quick schemes, often...

05 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal – the key to good property management and a Golden Visa rush

Despite still being on the amber list after the UK government’s most recent review of its controversial traffic light system, Portugal...

30 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Why resident wellbeing must be top of mind for PBSA providers

In this guest piece, Tom Ward - founder and global CEO of PBSA provider Scape - which offers student accommodation in...

16 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

Insight – will auction houses be returning to traditional in-room auctions?

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the start of the first lockdown in March 2020, major auction houses up...

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord confidence grows as many plan to buy new investments

More than a third (34%) of landlords have recently purchased another buy-to-let (BTL) property or intend to buy one within the...

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Update – Signature Living recovery plan continues at pace

The founder of Signature Living Group expects to set a recovery plan with his company’s administrators ‘within weeks’, as preparations for...

17 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup - things May be even better for auctions this month...

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at Landwood Group’s success with auctions, the launch of Strettons’ May auction catalogue,...

14 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 8 staycation trends for 2021 and what they mean for owners

This May Day Bank Holiday, PIT is running a staycation special series on a range of topics associated with a market...

03 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Office to resi – City of London plans to convert offices into homes post-Covid

In one of the clearest signs yet of an office to residential revolution, the City of London has revealed that it...

30 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation 2021 – where are the top UK holiday rental hotspots?

With travel abroad clouded by uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic, throwing many travel plans into disarray, there has been an influx...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – April action sees historic lots and record wins

This week, Property Investor Today looks at the historic lots on offer at Network Auctions and Pugh, as well as a...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Mayoral race 2021 – who are the candidates for London Mayor?

Early next month, Londoners will head to the polls to elect the capital’s next Mayor, in a vote that has been...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – should these rural locations be on your radar?

The ongoing implications of the coronavirus pandemic have seen an increasing number of people relocate from cities to the countryside for...

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

What a Covid vaccine could mean for the property market

The coronavirus vaccine roll-out is going far better than any of us could ever have imagined, with more than a third...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

French property market remains ‘en vogue’ for British investors

If, over the years, you have been interested in an investment property abroad, chances are that France was one of the...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Overseas advice: how to buy a Spanish second home at below market value

Despite it being not far off 15 years since the global financial crisis, the fallout is still being felt in the...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Developer issues – architects willing to take legal action & homebuyer fightback

A leading private wealth law firm claims that architects are increasingly prepared to take legal action against developers in a bid to...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors - three ways to diversify your portfolio in 2021

In this guest piece, property development and investment company SevenCapital outline three ways investors can diversify their portfolio.  After the turbulence of...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – are cities investment dead-zones or will they bounce back post-Covid?

Since the coronavirus crisis began, there has been lots of talk about the death of the city-centre as people seek more...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day – diversity, going green and equality in property

In the second instalment of our International Women’s Day series, we explore the topic of diversity in property and construction, the...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Rise in young people considering a move to Spain – how can investors benefit?

With data suggesting that there has been a large rise in the number of young people considering a move to Spain...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: Prime property continues to bear the brunt of Covid

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

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the 10 best yields for rural property hotspots

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

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

David Alexander is joint CEO of apropos

The last year has been one which has focused attention on dealing with the immediate, the here and now, in a...

04 February 2021

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

New planning laws and social change could boost London town centres

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

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid an ‘accelerating lever’ in Spanish market – study

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

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Three creative approaches for increasing your property portfolio

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

25 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Incredibly strong backing for leasehold reform, says poll

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

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – record results and PropTech partnerships

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

15 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update – Golden Visa confusion and alternative forms of residency

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

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Season’s greetings – after a year like no other

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

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Renovation lessons we’ve learned from the pandemic

The UK property market is in a state of flux. Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has had a marked effect on landlords,...

16 December 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Revealed – demand for European living and property investment remains strong

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

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Automated lettings platform launches tenant-facing app

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

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Three major PBSA schemes topped out despite Covid roadblock

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

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: how will Brexit affect the UK property market?

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

04 December 2020

From: Breaking News

And the virtual winner is…Property Investors Awards 2020 revealed

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

02 December 2020

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

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

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

30 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: top 10 tips for staging your home for viewings

In a competitive market, it’s a challenge to get prospective buyers through the door, so when they arrive your property needs...

27 November 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Are we approaching the end of the road for HMOs?

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

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors scramble for property in the face of recession – study

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

23 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are homeowners desperate to sell by 2021?

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

09 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction Roundup – and lockdown won’t stop us!

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

06 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Right to Rent changes – are landlords up to speed?

In March 2020, the Home Office made a number of changes to the Right to Rent scheme to make it easier...

04 November 2020

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

04 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Top tips: your guide to buying Spanish property

If you are dreaming of buying a property in Spain, there is so much to think about and many things to...

30 October 2020

From: Overseas Property

Top tips for pandemic-proofing your property abroad without breaking the bank, or the rules!

No matter if you have a property abroad, a holiday home, or rent a place long-term, 2020 has definitely been a...

30 October 2020

From: Overseas Property

Traditional and online auctions – what’s the difference?

Property auctions are fast becoming a popular method of buying and selling properties. This is down to the speed of sale,...

30 October 2020

From: Property Auctions

How to find a bargain at auction

Property auctions help to minimise the chances of complications in the homebuying process. However, there are still measures you will need...

30 October 2020

From: Property Auctions

Advice for BTL landlords: How to operate successfully during a recession

The coronavirus crisis has hit the UK's economic outlook, and many buy-to-let landlords are understandably worried about their post-lockdown rental property...

30 October 2020

From: Conveyancing, Mortgages, Tax & Finance

Rethinking hospitality in a post-Covid world – how to meet rising demand for holiday lets

For over two decades, The Cumberland has been offering specialist lending to the hospitality sector, and 10 years ago, it became...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

What should any prospective holiday let investor ask themselves before investing?

With the staycation boom caused by Covid-19, which is likely to continue for the foreseeable future as travel restrictions remain for...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Build to Rent rebounds strongly in Q3, CBRE report says

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

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Spain revealed as the best property investment location, research finds

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

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Is this the right time to invest in property?

Although the last six months have undoubtedly been difficult for many property investors and landlords for others this has been a...

28 September 2020

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

28 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – and it’s a big one!

It’s positive news all around in the auction world. Below, Property Investor Today takes a closer look… Bond Wolfe powers ahead with...

25 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: Liverpool’s buy-to-let market remains buoyant despite Covid-19

A development offering promising returns has launched in Liverpool as the famous old port city’s property market remains resilient in the...

25 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Does high street decline represent opportunities for resi investors?

Covid-19 has furthered the decline of the high street and led to major city centres becoming virtual ghost towns as office...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Green property - local authority enables nitrate neutral regeneration

A unique site in Havant has been visited by Environment Minister Rebecca Pow after its borough council became the first local...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: The highs and lows of London’s property market

While average rental values in prime central London (PCL) have declined annually by 6.9%, average house prices in prime London property...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – the largest remote sale and a bumper catalogue

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

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

UK Landlords need to prepare to survive these challenging times  By David Alexander, joint Managing Director of apropos

There has never been a harder time to be a landlord in the UK. The pressures that the last six months...

28 August 2020

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Demand for UK property from Chinese buyers on the rise

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

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: The best UK location for remote working

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

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Why landlords need to be vigilant for cannabis farms

As a landlord, it’s vital to conduct periodic inspections throughout each tenancy to ensure that the condition of your rental property...

17 August 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Record-breaking sales at iamsold online auctions

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

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - number of retired expats returning to the UK rises

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

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how has Covid-19 changed house-hunting in Spain?

Across the world, people buying and selling homes are having to adapt to new ways of doings things as a result...

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: why Brits are still keen to purchase abroad

Despite the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic and the UK’s departure from the European Union, the international property market shows...

07 August 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

Q&A - why is Birmingham's property market booming?

Last week we ran a story on the latest part of the landmark Snow Hill Wharf scheme being launched to market...

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - is now the right time to put pounds into property in Spain?

Leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España launched two new developments this month – exclusive, frontline marina apartments at Pier 1 at...

03 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors – is now the perfect time to consider incorporation?

Accountancy firm MJ Bushell says now is the perfect time for landlords and investors to consider property incorporation. Property tax specialists at...

03 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what students want from their accommodation post-Covid

The student sector has been one of the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but most universities are returning in some...

31 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Birmingham boom: St Joseph reveals latest part of landmark scheme

Next week (Monday 3 August 2020) developer St Joseph will launch its 21-storey The Regent building to market as it pushes forward with its...

29 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Inside the mind of a Chinese investor – what are they searching for?

Despite the current thawing of relations between Westminster and Beijing, caused by controversial new laws in Hong Kong (a former British colony)...

24 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors – should you be considering serviced accommodation?

Now, more than ever, property investors will be seeking safe havens and thriving markets which promise strong and reliable returns. Could...

22 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19: Support and tax implications for short-term let landlords

There is barely a sector that has been more affected by the coronavirus pandemic than the travel industry. Globally, countries have...

22 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the mindset and success principles of a property investor

Harvey Raybould is a UK property investor and owner of the Creative Property Group (CPG), a Kent-based property firm which aims...

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers of luxury French property keen on outdoor space

Overseas buyers of French property increasingly desire outdoor space, according to luxury British developer Caudwell Collection. The firm says 75% of apartments...

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Update: major development in York and progress in Brighton

A leading UK specialist real estate lender and investor has agreed to provide Heworth Green Developments, under the North Star banner,...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - what is the difference between co-living and BTR?

Before the coronavirus hit, Build to Rent was without question the property market's fastest-growing trend. While, like all parts of the...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Expert opinion: why and where to invest post-Covid-19?

In a recent Zoom webinar, titled ‘Why and where to invest in residential real estate post-Covid-19’, representatives from three different luxury overseas...

15 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Student homes – why aren’t self-contained studio units in high demand?

Several months ago, on March 23, Boris Johnson made a televised address to the nation with the unprecedented call for the...

15 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment in UK Build to Rent set for a sharp rebound, report finds

Multifamily (Build to Rent) housing is set to be the UK’s most resilient real estate sector, according to a report from...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Spain overview – holiday home destinations remain resolute

House prices in Spain will close 2020 with little variation over the previous year, according to a recent market analysis of...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Confusion abounds – where can and can’t investors go?

Knowing exactly where you can go without having to self-isolate for 14 days upon your return to the UK will be...

08 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Development update: work commences on luxury apartments in Stretford

Initial work to restore a historic building to its former glory and bring luxury living space to Stretford, Greater Manchester, has...

08 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Strong growth for luxury country homes market as outdoor interest soars

High-end countryside properties valued at £5 million and above recorded the strongest growth of any property type in the three months...

08 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Birmingham’s BTR boom continues with Grainger’s latest scheme

Property developer Nikal recently announced that it has signed contracts with Grainger plc for the latest Build to Rent scheme to...

08 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Could the changes to UK planning laws lead to opportunities for investors?

In his major ‘new deal’ speech last week, where he stood in front of a lectern with the slogan of ‘Build,...

06 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

From: Sponsored Content

Will Covid-19 actually increase the demand for co-living?

A niche, but much-discussed, sub-sector of the rental market, co-living has never really taken off in the UK in the way...

03 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Investors take financial hit as rent rises reach an all-time low

Landlords and property investors have taken a financial hit in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic as the number of letting...

03 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Scotland reopens – what do property investors need to know?

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

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Portugal investment – Finnish group commits €30 million to scheme

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

29 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

26 June 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

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

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

24 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Pier pressure – most sought-after seaside property locations revealed

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

24 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

Development – major schemes at Tottenham Hale & Jewellery Quarter

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

22 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

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

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

19 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

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

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

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment fund passes 2,000th rental home milestone

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

17 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

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Insight – who is driving the Build to Rent boom?

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

15 June 2020

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Extension to eviction ban – three things landlords need to know

Earlier this month, the government confirmed that its ban on evictions due to the coronavirus pandemic is to be extended for...

12 June 2020

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

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

12 June 2020

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

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

10 June 2020

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

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

10 June 2020

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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

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Light at the end of the tunnel for short-term lets as bookings 'skyrocket'

After being hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, the global short-term lets sector is starting to recover. New analysis from rental...

05 June 2020

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Property investors prepare for July reopening of Balearic Islands

Property investors and second home owners are welcoming the news that the Balearic Islands are set to reopen to international visitors...

03 June 2020

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Housing minister caught up in ‘bias’ development row

In a potential scandal that has rather gone under the radar thanks to the ongoing fallout from the Dominic Cummings affair,...

03 June 2020

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Property market back with a bang as Rightmove records busiest ever day

Since being allowed to officially reopen on May 13, the property market has returned with a bang, according to Rightmove. The property...

01 June 2020

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‘Exciting’ new Cornish properties brought to the market as restrictions ease

An estate agency based in Rock, North Cornwall, has said the recent easing of lockdown restrictions has led to a number...

01 June 2020

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West Midlands boom - property pockets set to see a transport-inspired price boost

A leading Birmingham estate agent has highlighted the potential increase in property prices anticipated across the West Midlands market as a...

01 June 2020

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Being prepared to pick up distressed real estate

Babrul Matin is the co-founder of the Islamic Investor, a specialist investment company which co-invests alongside real estate experts in the...

01 June 2020

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Government urged to encourage investment in senior living sector

A leading private wealth firm has called on the government to take urgent action to help encourage investment into much-needed senior...

29 May 2020

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Alps investment: Lockdown pushes buyers towards year-round resorts

The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns imposed to control it have left investors thinking about what they really want out of...

29 May 2020

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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

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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

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Q&A – will the luxury property market bounce back quicker?

The coronavirus pandemic has had huge impacts on all parts of the property industry, with the market effectively on pause mode...

27 May 2020

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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

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Q&A - what is community living?

In recent years, there's been a trend for alternative renting options such as Build to Rent and co-living, particularly among millennials...

25 May 2020

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Insight – have Asian investors in the UK property market increased?

International investors make up a big chunk of Britain’s second home market, especially in London. Many of these investors hail from...

22 May 2020

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The world has changed – what next for Build to Rent?

Covid-19 is a generational event that will impact the way people live, work and behave long after the pandemic has been...

22 May 2020

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How can we green the UK’s housing stock? RICS calls on government to act

Before the pandemic took hold, environmental issues were arguably the biggest story in town, with ways of tackling climate change and...

22 May 2020

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Manchester set to beat virus uncertainty and remain top investment hotspot

Despite the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Manchester is set to continue as one of the UK's top buy-to-let investment...

22 May 2020

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Revealed: has coronavirus derailed investment in retirement living?

The general consensus in the property market pre-pandemic was that retirement living was one of the next biggest things, with growing...

20 May 2020

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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

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The new way forward? Salford’s first virtual committee approves scheme

Two brownfield sites overlooking the River Irwell are set to be converted into 500 apartments for sale and private rent after...

20 May 2020

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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

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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

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Auctions in action – would you like to get to Warwick Avenue?

A luxury home adjacent to the iconic Underground stop that inspired one of Welsh singer Duffy’s biggest hits is set to...

18 May 2020

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

An Ireland-based PropTech startup has published its study on Covid-19’s impact on the Irish property sector. Beagel, headed up by industry veteran...

15 May 2020

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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

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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

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A timeline – how has coronavirus impacted the Scottish property market?

Scotland, alongside Wales and Northern Ireland, is using its devolved powers to take a different course from the UK government by...

13 May 2020

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Buy-to-let hotspots – where are yields climbing despite the pandemic lockdown?

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic disrupting pretty much every aspect of daily life, the latest research from lettings management platform Howsy...

13 May 2020

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Luxury French property sells digitally during coronavirus outbreak

A luxury property developer has revealed how it has adapted to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by using technology to complete deals,...

13 May 2020

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Revealed: what do Chinese residential buyers in the UK look like?

A few weeks ago we looked at how a Chinese house-buying boom is on its way in the UK despite Covid-19. Here,...

11 May 2020

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Investor outlook: residential property in a post-Covid-19 world

There has been much speculation about how quickly the UK residential property market will recover from the economic fallout of the...

11 May 2020

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Discounts for NHS workers! Developers offer gesture to key staff

To do their bit during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, two housebuilders are offering discounts on their developments for key workers. Below, we...

11 May 2020

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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

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Life after corona – what next for Chinese and international investors?

A thought leadership article from UK-China PR agency 11K Consulting has revealed that a country’s healthcare system, air quality and food...

08 May 2020

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Insight – London agency reveals return to long-lets as Airbnb landlords seek tenants

The effects of coronavirus on the short-lets market is continuing to see Airbnb landlords and the like switching back to long-term...

08 May 2020

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Q&A - could alternative property investment thrive post-Covid?

As is always the case in times of crisis, people are asking what might follow, what industries might thrive as normal...

08 May 2020

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How can buyers of Spanish off-plan properties recover their investment?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a considerable amount of uncertainty and worry since it took hold in Europe in early March,...

06 May 2020

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Prime property: lockdown buying and selling advice for investors

The UK property market is currently on hold due to the government's lockdown restrictions. Although in-person property viewings and valuations can't take...

06 May 2020

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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

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Legal & General unveils plans for a new £150m BTR scheme in Sheffield

Financial services company and leading provider of Build to Rent (BTR) homes Legal & General has announced that it is investing...

04 May 2020

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Top tips for Spanish property buyers – experts offer their guidance

In recent weeks we have extensively covered the impact of Covid-19 on British buyers in Spain, including how buying with a...

01 May 2020

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Short-term lets body welcomes new members, despite sector turmoil

The trade body representing the short-term rental sector has announced 14 new members to its ranks at a time when the...

01 May 2020

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Q&A - how are auctions adapting to the lockdown?

The coronavirus crisis has led to a rising interest in selling at auction, with this industry more prepared and better-equipped than...

01 May 2020

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Covid-19 – why future developments must prioritise green space

Local plans across the country for new housing developments and schemes must prioritise access to green space for the long-term benefit...

01 May 2020

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Financial lifeline offered to Brits worried about Spanish property purchases

Spanish mortgage specialists Fluent Finance Abroad have offered reassurance to British buyers that there is no need to give up on...

29 April 2020

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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

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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

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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

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Completed Build to Rent homes rise as number in construction dips

The latest Build to Rent (BTR) data from the British Property Federation (BPF) shows that the number of completed BTR homes...

27 April 2020

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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

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Why are HNWIs from developing markets investing in European assets?

The knock-on effects of the coronavirus – widespread panic, quarantine, falling oil prices, and weakening oil-dependent currencies like the Russian ruble – are...

27 April 2020

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Revealed – Chinese interest in UK property soars despite Covid-19

A Chinese-led house buying boom is on the way in the UK, according to the CEO of Emerging Communications, a Chinese...

24 April 2020

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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

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What can the property industry do to recover from the coronavirus crisis?

With lockdown measures in place until at least May 7, and possibly for much longer than that, the new normal is...

22 April 2020

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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

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Development Q&A - coronavirus impact and why PBSA might be a safe haven

With lockdown measures in place until at least May 7, and the coronavirus pandemic continuing to influence all aspects of everyday...

20 April 2020

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Overseas roundup – continued activity in Cyprus and rising prices in Portugal

A leading Cypriot developer says it is still receiving daily enquires from Britain despite the Covid-19 crisis putting a temporary freeze...

20 April 2020

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Coronavirus impact – how is the short-lets market fighting back against Covid-19?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had a particularly stark effect on the short-term rental market, given its reliance on travel, business,...

20 April 2020

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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

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Auction roundup: Sales success across the board despite corona woes

This week, Property Investor Today profiles Seel & Co’s first online auction, SDL Auctions’ upcoming national property auctions, iamsold’s resilience in...

17 April 2020

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How is the Scottish property market coping with Covid-19?

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the nation, and undoubtedly the property market, with people remaining indoors until normalcy is...

15 April 2020

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Q&A - what does Greece offer investors that other hotspots don't?

Like everyone else, it's a difficult time for investors in terms of planning ahead and finding out where the safe havens...

15 April 2020

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Covid-19: Considerations for real estate finance

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on real estate finance has thrown the sector into uncharted and worrying waters. So, what...

15 April 2020

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Q&A with Merilee Karr, Chair of the STAA – how will short-lets bounce back?

The coronavirus pandemic has put all aspects of normal life on hold for the time being, and has affected each and...

10 April 2020

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How is the Greek property investment market coping with Covid-19?

The coronavirus pandemic is currently dominating all our lives, and is all anyone can really talk or think about at present.  In the property...

10 April 2020

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Reminder to investors - changes to Capital Gains Tax now in effect

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which is causing such destruction and disruption to all our lives, new tax legislation is still...

10 April 2020

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Covid-19 – developers help out and firm reveals landlord & tenant obligations

The sense of us all being in this together continues, with the property industry very much continuing to play its part in...

08 April 2020

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Coronavirus causing an upturn in ‘situation tenancies’, says Aston Chase

A luxury London estate and lettings agency says it is concerned to see a noticeable rise in ‘situation tenancies’, a specific type...

08 April 2020

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Why good communication is essential in these difficult times

As we keep being regularly told at the moment, we are living through unprecedented times, with the greatest restrictions on our civil...

06 April 2020

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How is the coronavirus affecting British buyers and sellers in Spain?

The coronavirus pandemic hasn't just affected the UK's domestic property market, it's also badly affected overseas investment, too, especially in countries...

06 April 2020

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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

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Covid-19 impact – could temporary change of use help student providers?

With all face-to-face teaching across the UK on hold for the time being thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, student accommodation providers...

06 April 2020

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Former Maidstone library site to be transformed into affordable housing scheme

Developer Southern Grove has secured a site in London commuter hotspot Maidstone, Kent, for an affordable and design-led housing scheme. All 175...

06 April 2020

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Overseas property – why should investors be considering the eastern Algarve?

The coronavirus pandemic currently has us all in lockdown and getting used to a new world of social distancing, self-isolating, remote...

03 April 2020

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Coronavirus impact – is the short-lets market in serious trouble?

The results of a poll conducted by the UK’s short-lets trade body with its corporate membership has revealed just how damaging Covid-19 has...

03 April 2020

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Why the Build to Rent sector must invest in property management

We are all facing incredibly challenging times in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and when it comes to the Build to...

01 April 2020

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Doing things differently – companies offer virtual viewings during the crisis  

The coronavirus crisis has shut down most aspects of normal life, but with us all being told to stay at home...

01 April 2020

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Auction roundup: Positivity as online auctions become the go-to

While the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all industries, including the property sector, auction houses continue to remain positive, with buyers and...

01 April 2020

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Moda Living submits plans for £258m Birmingham development

Even in these troubled times, development work is still ongoing where it is safe and possible to do so, as evidenced...

01 April 2020

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Coronavirus impact – property owners shifting from short to long-term letting

The Covid-19 outbreak has impacted all industries, including the whole of the property sector, but the short-lets market has perhaps been...

30 March 2020

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How is Scotland’s property market adapting to social distancing measures?

With the new restrictions on daily life imposed by the UK government, several buyers still want to make property purchases despite...

30 March 2020

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Revealed: where are the top five South East BTL locations for affordability?

In an unprecedented global climate, and with the new tax year looming, investors everywhere will be thinking about the future and...

30 March 2020

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The show must go on: Cullen Property launches virtual property viewings

Edinburgh residential property investment and lettings specialist Cullen Property has introduced virtual viewings for its student properties. Prospective tenants can use video...

27 March 2020

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Eco property - do all options need to be on the table for green developments?

One of the very few silver linings of the current coronavirus pandemic has been the seemingly positive impact lockdowns across the...

27 March 2020

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Revealed – the five global locations for high net worth investors to explore

High net worth (HNW) investors are increasingly looking to diversify their investment portfolios by looking abroad. The search for cheap property...

27 March 2020

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How is coronavirus affecting developers and the retirement housing market?

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a huge impact on all our lives, with all schools now closed (other than for...

25 March 2020

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A fine gesture – mixed-use scheme specialist offers space to tackle Covid-19

The LABS Collective – an entity comprising of three subsidiaries: LABS (co-working), STAY (residential) and HOST (events spaces) – has revealed...

25 March 2020

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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

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2020 outlook – should investors expect a stronger market performance?

A headline story of 2020 so far that readers of Property Investor Today will no doubt be aware of is the...

25 March 2020

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Coronavirus and the short-lets market – trade body calls for sector to be protected

Merilee Karr, chair of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association and chief executive of UnderTheDoormat, has penned an open letter to...

23 March 2020

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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

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Revealed: how is coronavirus affecting auctions?

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a drastic impact on all parts of life, and that includes the auction process. Here, we...

20 March 2020

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New luxury retirement village comes to Hampshire

A brand new retirement village has opened for sale in Hampshire with a special open house over the weekend marking the...

20 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Should the property sector be preparing for a coronavirus-led downturn?

The property sector has been told to prepare for a downturn in the market whilst keeping everybody safe during the coronavirus...

18 March 2020

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Forecast: Spring surge expected, despite spread of coronavirus

The housing market in England and Wales remains on course to record strong growth this spring, according to reallymoving.com. Its House Price...

16 March 2020

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Budget announcement – stamp duty surcharge introduced for overseas buyers

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed in his first Budget plans to introduce a 2% stamp duty surcharge on non-UK tax residents. While...

13 March 2020

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Budget 2020 – wish-lists and predictions

The latest Budget – Rishi Sunak’s first as Chancellor following his dramatic promotion – is set to take place on Wednesday...

09 March 2020

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Is coronavirus having an impact on overseas tenant demand and investment?

Coronavirus – also known as Covid-19 – has had a dramatic impact on the world since the first reported cases in...

06 March 2020

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