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Sham property schemes in the North West - what do investors need to know?

A Manchester law firm is currently working on behalf of a group of overseas investors on five different cases of sham property schemes in...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - top tips for securing a Spanish mortgage

Well-known Spanish agency Lucas Fox works with some of Spain's leading mortgage brokers who offer competitive mortgage packages to suit all requirements....

22 July 2022

From: Overseas Property

Airbnb experts reveal best UK cities to be a host this August

Air travel has reduced in demand since before the pandemic by as much as 76%, a sign that staycations are still...

22 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

Q&A with Castleforge - talking interest rates, BTR trends, data and rental reform

In this Q&A, we speak to Adam MacLeod, partner at Castleforge Partners, for his thoughts on data-driven investment, the latest trends...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Sun, sea, and strong house prices – coastal property values up by 38%

With summer in full swing and temperatures rising, GetAgent has analysed the property market performance of the UK’s most popular coastal...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Could modular homes solve the housing crisis?

The average UK house price hit a fresh high in May, rising for the 11th month in a row, according to...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors – what are the merits of being the last to buy?

It’s very often the case that new developments use all the incentives they can to encourage the first few buyers to...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

The shifting sands of development, aparthotels and short-term rentals

The travel industry was hard hit by the pandemic, but the bounce back is well in progress. According to PhocusWire, Europe’s...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors – where are the five most profitable cities for furnished properties?

New research has revealed how much money landlords and investors can make in cities around the UK by furnishing their property...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – do auctions still have a long way to go?

This week, Property Investor Today looks at research that suggests auctions aren’t as popular as they seem. However, the latest news from...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Modular housing set for a boost as build costs soar – claim

The homes we live in will increasingly be constructed off-site as investors and developers strive to balance spiralling costs with net-zero...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Everything you need to know about installing an EV charging point

It is unsurprising that electric cars have seen an over 28% surge in demand in the last month alone. From rising...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

How much to maintain the rental sector? Around £30bn, study says

Maintenance in the UK rented sector totals a whopping £30 billion a year, according to new research. Property maintenance solution provider, Help...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

How developers can navigate electric vehicle charging challenges

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

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - UK cities that student landlords should invest in

Letting to students can be an excellent opportunity for landlords and investors. Landlords and investors who are aware of yearly revenue from...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

The ultimate guide to investing in a holiday home

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

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Leaseholders invited to free webinar on cladding issue advice

Leaseholders facing the prospect of huge bills to remove unsafe cladding will be offered valuable insights into the possible implications of...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let sector heats up rent rises tempt landlords back to market

New analysis from Knight Frank suggests that rent rises are tempting landlords back into the market. It found that, in some cases,...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

What support is available for property owners with cladding issues?

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

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Aspiring holiday let landlords – top tips from a lending expert

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

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

BTL tax changes are making portfolios less profitable – survey

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

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Deconstructing barriers to greener homes

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

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 April 2022

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The North–South property divide explained

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

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

House raffles - what are the major pitfalls?

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

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More schemes underway – sustainable homes and PBSA in Notts

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

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Permission granted – planning approvals for new homes bounce back

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

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Your 12-step 2022 property investment plan

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

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – top tips for first-time overseas buyers

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

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

From leasehold to commonhold – is reform finally in motion?

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

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Avoiding 5 common mistakes made by small-scale property developers

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

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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 the property sector in 2022 - causes for optimism

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

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Government action on cladding - how did the industry react?

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

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions for 2022 in tech and real estate revealed

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

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A - predictions and market influences for 2022

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

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Top entry system features that will increase your ROI

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

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

PBSA firm releases Net Zero Carbon Pathway

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

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

How our homes and cars are driving the green transition

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

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Interview with Sam Le Pard, LEXI Finance

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

08 December 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

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

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

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Expert reveals top house buying tips for 2022

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

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Major planning changes needed to achieve housing targets – claim

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

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Crossrail is coming – the Eastern section from Stratford to Shenfield

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

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Study – new-build homes reduce energy bills by up to 60%

New-build homes can allegedly see homebuyers cut their energy bills by as much as 60%, research from Warwick Estates reveals. Now that...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Could video games inspire our real-life home designs?

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

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

How to achieve implementable planning permission

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

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

The challenges and opportunities smart buildings face

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

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Planning reform the biggest obstacle for resi development – claim

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

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – do homeowners take energy efficiency seriously?

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

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding crisis - SLC pens letter to Michael Gove urging action

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

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the hidden running costs of being a landlord

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

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Secrets to choosing the right contractor for your development project

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

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Commercial to resi – will this trend continue to boom?

In this ongoing series, PIT will explore whether commercial to residential conversions – one of the biggest trends during the pandemic as...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The importance of solving the UK’s shortage of affordable homes

In this guest piece, David Searle, co-founder and COO of HSPG, outlines why affordable housing provision is more important than ever. House prices...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent – Notts scheme update, single-family homes and lets with pets

Plans for the latest phase of The Island Quarter development were approved by Nottingham City Council. The approved plans are set to...

29 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – Green Homes Scheme nosedive and making your home sustainable

In light of the recent research on the Green Homes Grant scheme from the National Audit Office, Ross Counsell, chartered surveyor and...

22 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – from sky high flats to steel panel factories

A development of 21 flats in Hanley was given the green light in a bid to regenerate the area. ALB Group put...

17 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Potential ‘landmines’ in the Fire Safety Act revealed by property expert

Fire door inspections and compartmentation will be the next ‘landmine’ in the building safety saga, a property consultancy expert has warned. New...

06 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

Staycations post-Covid: travel industry guide for second homeowners

Harry Roberts, managing director at My Favourite Cottages, shares a guide for second homeowners on how to navigate the UK travel industry post Covid-19,...

01 September 2021

From: Breaking News

What you need to know to get finance for your property development project

Why would a commercial lender give you money for a small-scale property development project? The answer is … profit. They’ll typically...

18 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – is Manchester the top UK investment city?

Manchester, once an integral part of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, remains one of the UK’s most important and fastest-growing cities, having performed...

11 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – and the summer sensation of auction continues…

This week, PIT takes a look at the latest unique lot available at Pugh, as well as the successful results of...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Top tips for getting the best out of property auctions

Property auctions provide the perfect opportunity for investors, whether you’re looking to add to your portfolio or release some capital.  As a buyer, you...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

The electric vehicle revolution: How our homes are driving the green transition

Electric vehicles are driving the UK’s green transition, helping the nation on its journey towards sustainability and net zero emissions by...

28 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Peter Grant, Sandstone Group

Who are you? Peter Grant, founder and CEO of Sandstone Group (formerly Grant Property). Out of hours, my passions include skiing and...

27 July 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

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

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

The best global cities for remote working - study

The Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped work practices around the globe. Since the huge shift to remote working, people have been able...

09 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

Development roundup – from car depot sites to 800-year-old buildings

A new residential development in Salford, Manchester is set to offer a ‘refreshing’ collection of apartments. The gritty suburb-turned-cultural-goldmine location is home...

30 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular – partnerships, digital construction and reaching climate goal

Off-site construction specialist Premier Modular has been awarded a place on the new £330 million LHC Modular Buildings Framework. Premier’s appointment to the...

28 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Why the end of the eviction ban is no magic wand for landlords

It seems rare that the government delivers good news to landlords, but there were sighs of relief all round when the...

25 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are the best places to be an investor right now?

When it comes to investing in property, strong rental yields are all-important if you want to make decent money out of...

21 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how Quinta do Lago's USPs have served it well during Covid

Quinta do Lago, one of the most famous resorts in the Algarve and a key part of the famed Golden Triangle,...

18 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the UK’s top staycation areas for 2021

As the UK continues along the roadmap to eased restrictions and the ability to travel between areas, many Brits are turning...

14 June 2021

From: Breaking News

House raffles – are they a bargain of a lifetime or just a con?

One of the most controversial areas of the property market in recent years has been house raffles, but are they a...

07 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – can you really build a property empire in five years?

A leading property developer has claimed that a successful property empire can be built within a short space of time, albeit...

04 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Update – future-proof homes in Bournemouth, Yorkshire and Scotland

Simple Life has partnered with Vistry Partnerships and Wakefield District Housing to build 140 two and three-bedroom eco-friendly properties in the...

02 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

Revealed: the five biggest reasons to invest in Portugal

With Portugal on the UK’s green list and slowly reopening to British (and other) holidaymakers, the country is likely to be...

28 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A - why the rise in W2 should keep PCL investors optimistic

The prime end of the market has been one of the hardest hit by Covid-19, but Euroterra Capital – known as...

26 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – will Covid make airspace development more or less likely?

One solution that has frequently been talked about as a way of solving the housing crisis is to build upwards on...

24 May 2021

From: Breaking News

More money spent on housing – are things looking up?

More money was spent in the housing market in England and Wales in the year to March than any 12-month period...

24 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Overseas investors – should Florida be on your radar this summer?

The Florida property market has seen a rise in sale prices for 112 consecutive months, and with lower mortgage interest rates...

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – will Oval and Kennington be London’s newest hotspots?

Two already popular parts of South London – Oval and Kennington – are set to be even more in-demand as a...

19 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

Preventing holiday home hell – is investing abroad right for you?

It emerged a few weeks ago that TV stars Ant & Dec and Phillip Schofield are set to lose around £8...

10 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – leaseholders still at risk, but developer leads the way…

Following the recent vote in parliament to reject the latest amendment to the Fire Safety Bill, Mary-Anne Bowring of Ringley has...

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation special: why now is the best time to invest in a UK holiday home

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

Serviced apartments: the major player on the hospitality stage

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

Beach huts – how are they performing as an investment?

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

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

Cladding update – quicker recladding works and digitising asset details

Work on replacing dangerous cladding on high rise buildings across the UK could be accelerated and made cheaper if the government...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Busting the myths: why don’t people sell at auction?

For most people, selling a property means doing so on the open market, usually through a local estate agent. This method...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Most leasehold homeowners consider service charges unfair, research finds

One of the biggest frustrations for leasehold homeowners – aside from factors like doubling ground rents and a sense that they...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

PBSA update – include utilities in costs and Irish PBSA scheme announced

Research by a student accommodation platform has found that the majority of student tenants would like to see utility costs more widely included...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Post-pandemic elderly living: a chance for socially responsible investment

In this guest piece, Jitesh Patel from Kajima Partnersips discusses why later living investment will become so important post-pandemic and represents an...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - how can we repurpose retail assets with lasting relevance?

One of the big questions that has become even more stark during the pandemic – which has devastated the already struggling...

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Green property – from Marbella eco-builds to zero-carbon in Hertford

Renowned architects, developers and one of the Costa del Sol’s leading real estate firms have launched an ‘exciting new collaboration’ to...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular roundup – zero-carbon housing and tackling homelessness

New homes built by North Yorkshire-based modular housing company ilke Homes have been installed at a site in Darlington. Karbon Homes has...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the most profitable locations for BTL landlords?

Recent research from CIA Landlords revealed the top 10 locations where landlords can potentially make the most profits from buy-to-let. Brighton, Bangor,...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Ten-point plan – the future of the cladding crisis unveiled

Government policy and a lack of joined-up thinking are holding back the progress needed to tackle the cladding crisis, particularly in...

09 April 2021

From: Breaking News

What should you consider before paying for a property course or mentor?

Property investment can be very profitable over time and is seen as one of the safest forms of investment during times...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news – overseas investors are still coming to the UK in droves

Despite the ongoing implications of Brexit and, more recently, the pandemic, the number of overseas landlords owning property in the UK...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding update – supporting investors, but also warning them…

Property developer and Reform UK leader Richard Tice has outlined a new warranty scheme to resolve the cladding crisis affecting thousands...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

New ground rent legislation explained - why is it so important?

Being hailed as the first part of the biggest English property law reform in decades, the announcement of new ground rent...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

A look at leasehold – what investors should know before signing paperwork

Having been a building surveyor for more than 20 years, specialising in the leasehold sector for the past 15 or so...

31 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

Webinar roundup – what do new-builds offer to property investors?

Last week, two of the UK’s biggest housebuilders – Barratt and Berkeley – held webinars aimed at investors. While new-build developments have traditionally...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – from riverside apartments to historic schemes

Construction work on a set of new riverside apartments in North Tyneside has begun. The £10 million development, Shepherds Quay, will be...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with St. Modwen Homes - how has Covid affected buyers and investors?

Housebuilding took a hit as a result of the pandemic, but there are signs that it is now starting to recover. In...

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

Modular update – affordable modular homes coming to Beeston

ilke Homes has partnered with emh group to deliver affordable homes in Beeston, Nottinghamshire. In light of the government’s reforms to increase...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – understanding and tackling the ongoing crisis

In light of the controversy surrounding cladding as of late, DBRS Morningstar has released a commentary titled ‘UK Cladding: Much More...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

David Alexander is joint Chief Executive Officer of property lettings firm apropos

Many landlords and property investors will have watched the Chancellor’s budget with a feeling of trepidation. There had been hints of...

12 March 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Investment roundup – self-build decline, Birmingham growth and new modular

The self-build market is estimated to have declined in value by some 10% in 2020, as a result of the Covid-19...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

How house prices & rents will affect your property portfolio in the 2020s

For many years, residential property has been the default choice for investors looking to preserve and grow their wealth. In times...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day – paving the way for women in construction

A recent report has revealed the three factors holding women back when seeking their first job in property are unequal growth...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Are rent to rent and lease agreements legitimate investment strategies?

Some property gurus and trainers will insist that people starting out on their property investment journey can become financially free very...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Why modular housing is primed to deliver the green homes of the future

In June 2019, the UK became the first country to commit to bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. Environmentally-friendly...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - common mistakes when investing in European property

In theory, investing in the European property market is simple, but in reality it can be a little more challenging. The first...

01 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Could 2021 be the year of the small indie developer?

Over the last 10 months, we have seen a raft of changes to the planning rules in England. This has been...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Leaseholders face ‘years of misery’ despite cladding fund, claims legal expert

A leading leasehold law expert has warned that leaseholders affected by the cladding scandal face 'years of misery'. Mark Chick, a specialist...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Is Covid-19 actually harming the buy-to-let market?

With the pandemic heavily impacting interest rates, people are searching for a more lucrative return on their investments. Research by insurance and...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Why removing ground rents will have a negative impact

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

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how the pandemic has shaped the global housing market

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

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 January 2021

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

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

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

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

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – what does 2021 hold for the student market?

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

04 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 November 2020

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

Golden visas – what are they and how can investors benefit?

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, many of the countries worse hit – reliant on tourism and outward investment...

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

Answers to the most common questions when it comes to the 30-day CGT rule

Summer 2020 saw changes to the 30-day Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rule come into force and talk of a CGT increase...

30 October 2020

From: Conveyancing, Mortgages, Tax & Finance

Considerations for landlords and investors when purchasing a property

When it comes to conveyancing for landlords and investors, the purchasing process itself doesn’t differ that much from residential conveyancing, there...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Property guide: how to invest for success

When it comes to property investment, there is no one ‘right’ way to do it in order to succeed. Likewise, there...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Tips – the six best ways to use the Green Homes Grant

The Green Homes Grant scheme went live on September 30 2020, offering landlords and investors the chance to apply for £5,000...

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

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

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

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Needed: documented evidence to support MMC, says expert

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

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Selling a flat with a short lease

Landlords and property investors with leasehold property within their portfolio, as well as their advisors, will be aware of the difficulty...

09 October 2020

From: Sponsored Content

How to kickstart your property investment portfolio

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

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

‘We need to talk about Brexit’ - how does it affect property buying in Spain?

“It’s time to talk about Brexit,” according to Spanish property expert and author Sean Woolley. While the Covid-19 pandemic has, for obvious...

25 September 2020

From: Breaking News

The Homebuilding & Renovating Autumn Show returns…virtually!

The Virtual Homebuilding & Renovating Autumn Show is making a 'flashy comeback' this weekend following a successful virtual summer event, where 70% of...

25 September 2020

From: Breaking News

London climbs the list of most liveable European cities

Londoners have enjoyed one of the most significant increases in ‘livability’ where the cost of renting and living as a percentage...

07 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Moda Living partners with Utopi for smart Build to Rent technology

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

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Litigation funding: spreading risk, reducing cost and stopping uncertainty

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

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Why landlords must not use ‘no DSS’ to discriminate against benefit tenants

In recent years, there has been considerable controversy over the use of ‘no DSS’ in homes being listed for let, with...

29 July 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Insight: are beach huts a worthy investment or a waste of money?

With a surge in demand for staycations as people continue to shun overseas travel in favour of domestic holidays, could there...

24 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

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

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

Changes to the UK tax system – a guide for property investors

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries and Ernst & Young (EY) have collaborated to create a guide for property investors on the changes...

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Reacting to the Covid-19 crisis - what should I be investing in?

Earlier this month, we ran a two-part series on Paul Hanafin - who successfully moved from busking to a £1 million...

29 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors warned over stamp duty errors as purchaser claims £35k refund

Now is not the time for property investors to be making costly mistakes when it comes to stamp duty returns, according...

12 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Three tips for investors - the benefits of extensions

An extension is a worthwhile investment that can add 20-30% to the value of a property while simultaneously providing a much...

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Planning permission received for Legal & General’s major modular homes scheme

Legal & General Modular Homes has announced that it has secured planning consent to deliver 154 homes, using modular construction, at...

11 May 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

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

From: Breaking News

Green property – Legal & General boosts eco credentials with tech tie-up

One of the biggest players in the burgeoning Build to Rent market has announced that it has taken a 36% stake...

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

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

New cloud-based operational management platform launched

Residential property consultancy Ringley has launched a new operational management platform for property owners to monetise services and spaces within their...

06 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

Q&A – the highs and highs of investing in the PCL market

In this Q&A, we catch up with Dean Main – founder and major shareholder of luxury residence management company, Rhodium –...

30 March 2020

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Landmark Moda Living BTR development in Hove gets the go-ahead

The green light has been given for Moda Living’s ‘landmark’ £260 million Build to Rent neighbourhood in Hove.   Moda Living, which...

11 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

TV, contracts and Big Macs – these daily costs are dwarfing rental deposit fees

Lettings deposit replacement scheme Ome has looked at how much tenants are paying to secure a rental property, how this has...

04 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Midlands focus: could HS2 turn Solihull into a boom town?

Solihull could be set for an unprecedented era of economic growth and rising property prices on the back of the arrival...

02 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - should British investors still be considering Spanish property post-Brexit?

With Spain being one of the most popular investment destinations for British investors, we checked in with David Fuster, a highly...

12 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Airbnb and Build to Rent – are they the rental market’s two biggest trends?

With recently released figures revealing Airbnb’s huge reach across the country and Build to Rent’s rapid growth, Property Investor Today analyses...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Homebuilder installs first modular homes in Stoke-on-Trent

Modern homebuilder St. Modwen Homes has installed two new modular properties at its Victoria Park development in Stoke-on-Trent. The installation of the...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

What is the potential for real estate tokenisation in the future?

Is blockchain technology about to transform real estate investment? It’s a question we’ve asked a number of times on Property Investor...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

2020: The drive towards more tenant-friendly regulation

The past decade has seen many companies that converge property portfolios, hospitality and travel benefit from an unprecedented pace of growth. Landlords...

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

To infinity and beyond – investing in Merseyside in 2020

Many property pundits have been espousing the benefits of investing in the North West to take advantage of low buy-in costs...

17 January 2020

From: Breaking News

North West investment: work begins on luxury Preston apartments

Initial work is set to begin this month on a new development in Preston, bringing much-needed city centre living space by transforming...

13 January 2020

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers – do you know the best areas to buy new?

Despite stretched affordability in most parts of the country, with the average income required for a first-time buyer (FTB) to purchase...

13 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: most affordable UK commuter towns revealed

With the new year bringing fresh rail fare increases for commuters, online mortgage broker Trussle has revealed the UK’s most affordable...

06 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords: here’s how to research your next property investment

Whether you’re a first-time landlord or a seasoned investor, finding the right buy-to-let investment is far from simple. With many factors to...

17 December 2019

From: Sponsored Content

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

Falling rent costs show ‘temporary relief’ for tenants

The number of agents who saw rent increases fell by 8% in October against a tumultuous political backdrop. That is according to...

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Housing market slows as rent costs hit record high

Buying demand has slightly risen this year, with an average of 320 house buyers registered per branch, compared to 318 on...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Why it's all about the timing for international investors in London

Timing is critical for international transactions in the current London property market. Currency brokers probably haven’t been as busy for a...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Family homes in Birmingham with £20k guide price on sale at auction

Family-sized homes across Birmingham with guide prices starting as low as £20,000 will be the highlight at Bond Wolfe Auctions’ next...

02 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

Is Cornwall the UK’s most popular staycation market?

It’s famed for its beaches, fish restaurants, rugged coastline, ice cream and pasties, and property agency Spot Blue International Property believes...

20 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Nearly half of aspiring homeowners are prepared to rent for life

Despite many people aspiring to own a home, just under half (45%) think they never will, according to Fidelity International’s latest...

20 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Fancy living above Crossrail? Galliard Homes’ TCRW scheme launches

Leading property developer Galliard Homes has now launched TCRW – a landmark residential-led regeneration project fronting onto Oxford Street – in...

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Interiors for the investment market - a growing collaboration

Chris Dale, the co-founder and CEO of Investa, tells us why he launched an interior design brand especially for the investment...

15 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

The care home market: economically viable for investors?

Last week we explored whether senior living - a rental model aimed at the over-75s - could be the next major property...

04 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Rent controls cause damage to tenants, new research argues

New research has claimed that rent controls hurt tenants by drying up the supply of rental homes and in some cases...

04 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Senior living – is it the next major property investment trend?

Last month Property Investor Today attended AEW UK’S economic briefing on senior living to find out whether this could be the...

01 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Why are more landlords looking to remortgage?

As a landlord, it helps to understand current trends in the private rented sector and how you can maintain your buy-to-let...

31 October 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Legal & General invests £750m into developing new affordable housing

Legal & General Affordable Homes has committed £750 million to new affordable housing projects throughout the UK. The projects would see an...

23 October 2019

From: Breaking News

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

It’s the sixth biggest city in the UK, has become a home from home for Londoners looking to escape the capital...

18 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Portico and NLA team up to host the London Landlord Seminar

The London Landlord Seminar, hosted by Portico in association with the National Landlords Association (NLA), is back on November 20 2019,...

18 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Bulk buyers flock to Central London before Brexit

Central London has seen a 55% increase in demand from family offices, real estate funds and large investors looking to bulk-buy...

14 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Prime London stamp duty costs are enough to buy a house in 167 UK areas

Buying a detached house in the UK is cheaper than paying stamp duty in prime central London, analysis from Springbok Properties...

04 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage fraud rises as people underestimate its consequences

Following on from our recent article about the average property scam costing victims more than £107,000, fresh research from fraud prevention...

27 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Investors continue to benefit from falling buy-to-let mortgage rates

Buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage costs have continued to fall since the second quarter of 2019, according to Mortgage Brain analysis. The cost of...

18 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Why are changing lifestyles reshaping the real estate market across Europe?

The property landscape in cities across Europe is being transformed by changing lifestyle patterns, growing affordability pressures and delayed life milestones,...

13 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Where can investors pick up buy-to-let bargains for under £65,000?

New research has revealed Darlington as the UK's top location for bargain properties priced under £65,000 with the potential to increase...

13 September 2019

From: Breaking News

What is the average cost and size of London homes by borough?

New research has revealed the average size of homes by London borough, as well as how much space costs per square...

11 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Average property scam costs victims £107,669, research finds

With all property titles in England and Wales published online, and scammers potentially able to access this information to commit property...

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

Parts of the UK see new-build price premiums hit 108%, research finds

Springbok Properties, a Manchester-based fast sale estate agent, has revealed that new-build homes experience a huge premium in certain areas of...

30 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Top tips - increasing the value of your home with a loft conversion

Neglecting your loft is easily done, with many people simply using it as a storage spot for bits and bobs that...

30 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Trouble for tenants? Rent costs accelerate to record high

Rent prices rose to a new record high for the third consecutive month in July, according to ARLA Propertymark’s July Private...

28 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Could HS2 be the best thing to never happen to Birmingham?

On Wednesday, it was announced by the government that it is launching a review of the high-speed rail link HS2, which...

23 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Boris Johnson’s stamp duty plans – what do landlords need to know?

Whether you’re a first-time landlord or an experienced one, there are frequent regulatory changes in the buy-to-let sector that you will...

19 August 2019

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Are fully-affordable towers really the future for London?

Following the recent turning in for planning approval of Ealing’s first 100% affordable residential tower, the Mayor of London has been...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

New property portfolio investment service launched by agent

Sales and letting agency Portico has announced the launch of Portico Portfolio, a service that will enable landlords to invest smartly...

02 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let property investment: is it still worth it in 2019?

You can earn good money from buy-to-let property. Over the last few decades, people have been investing in property to supplement...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Top seaside town hotspots for property investment returns revealed

A new study from AI-powered property investment portal One and Only Pro has revealed the top ten seaside towns for property...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

UK landlords spend £4.7 billion a year on their rental properties

Landlords in the UK are spending nearly £4.7 billion a year on their rental properties (an average of £3,134 each), according...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Average UK rent rose sharply in Q2 2019, DPS report finds

The latest edition of The Deposit Protection Service Rent Index has revealed that the UK experienced a sharp rise in average...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Property investors to receive annual rent upfront in one lump sum

Buy-to-let landlords and property investors are being offered the opportunity to receive their year's rent in advance in one lump sum. Known...

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent - engaging communities to get the most from investment

It is unfair to assume that people who rent rather than own their home have less of a stake in their...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Demand rises for live-in guardians to keep empty properties safe

There is an increased demand for live-in guardians to keep empty homes secure, according to Homesitters, Britain’s largest home and pet-sitting...

07 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Eco-homes – are these the investment properties of the future?

With environmental issues high up on the news agenda and a recent rise in sustainable living, there has been an increasing...

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Could the tenant fees ban leave tenants worse off?

The government’s tenant fee ban has been widely championed in the consumer press as a big win for renters – but...

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

House price growth decelerates as London slowdown extends to southern cities

House prices in UK cities increased by 1.7% over the 12 months to March 2019, the same levels of growth recorded...

15 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Going up! Average UK rents have increased by 3% since 2018

The average cost of renting a room in the UK has increased by £15 pcm (3%) since this time last year,...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

How much does it really cost to furnish a rental property?

£5,632. You’d be questioning me if I said that, right? Of course, the answer is a touch more complex than that. However,...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Daniel Gibson, director at Daniel Craig Residential

Who are you and what does it say on your business card?  My name is Daniel and I’m a director at...

30 April 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

Findings suggest better returns for corporate landlords over private ones

A new index to help Britain’s private landlords and investors ‘benchmark the performance of their residential property investments’ has been created...

24 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Average price of detached property in UK rises more than £125,000

The popularity of detached living has seen the average price of this property type rising by more than £125,000 in the...

17 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlord action to avoid high tax costs could reduce BTL transactions

Landlord action to reduce higher tax costs could lead to a lower level of buy-to-let mortgage transactions going forward. That is according...

12 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Most homeowners have spent money on home improvements

The vast majority (98%) of homeowners have made improvements to their properties over the last five years, spending a total of...

05 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Rent costs rise as landlords continue exiting the market

The number of landlords exiting the market rose in February, while the number of tenants seeing rent rises increased to the...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit could be good news for holiday lets, says broker

Brexit uncertainty could lead to more Britons holidaying in the UK, strengthening demand for holiday let rental homes. That is according to...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Brits’ access to healthcare and pensions in Spain guaranteed until 2020

Spain recently announced a royal decree to limit the impact of a no-deal Brexit on British expats that own property in...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Homes in London mis-sold by nearly £34,000, new report claims

Residential properties in London are being mis-sold on average by £33,800, according to PropTech firm Spec. A new report by Spec claims...

13 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Five tips for reducing void periods

For landlords, experiencing occasional void periods is inevitable and often out of your control. If a tenant’s circumstances change, they could...

11 March 2019

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British investors urged to buy Austrian property before Brexit day

If you’re a UK citizen and you’re looking to invest in property in Austria, you should act before Friday 29 March,...

08 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Could you be a more ethical landlord?

Private sector buy-to-let landlords sometimes get a bad rap from renters, who blame property investors for fuelling a housing boom which...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Investing in crowdfunded development projects – what you need to know

Crowdfunded property development projects are great for home buyers and investors alike.  For investors, the pros are that you don’t need a...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Bristol wins crown of UK’s best city for house-sharers

New research has revealed that Bristol is the best city for house shares – a way of renting which is particularly...

20 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit uncertainty is heavily impacting rental and house prices, says agent

Uncertainty over Brexit is thought to be having a significant impact on rental and house prices, according to a recent Belvoir...

20 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Rental platform welcomes government’s redress reform

Plans for an extensive reform of the housing redress system have been welcomed by RentalStep, but it says landlords need to...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

More London landlords leaving market amidst increasing legislation

London landlords are leaving the market in their droves, according to ARLA Propertymark’s December Private Rented Sector (PRS) report. The figures compare...

06 February 2019

From: Breaking News

HMOs vs Buy-to-Lets - What is the best property investment strategy?

If you’re considering investing in property, the chances are you’ve weighed up the pros and cons of becoming a landlord. An obvious...

06 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Rents in Europe’s major cities on the increase, research finds

Rental prices in major European cities are on the rise, according to research by housing platform HousingAnywhere. The HousingAnywhere European Rent Index...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Fixed rate mortgage market sees big reductions in costs

Two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgages have all dropped in cost over the past 12 months, according to Mortgage Brain’s...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

First opportunistic fund launched by Property Partner

A leading property investment platform announced on Monday that it is launching an opportunistic fund. Property Partner, which was launched in January...

25 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Returns from London BTL homes don’t outweigh risks, firm claims

Investment yields from prime London buy-to-let properties don’t reflect the risks involved, Hadrian’s Wall Capital (HWC) has claimed. The London-based specialist debt...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

2019 preview – what landlords need to look out for this year

With a new year now upon us, it’s time to look forward to what might happen (and what is definitely happening)...

15 January 2019

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Research outlines London’s top commuter hotspots

The latest analysis from estate agent Jackson-Stops has revealed the top commuter hotspots for London, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham, with Luton...

04 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Property Partner sells first properties, delivering strong returns to investors

Property Partner, the property investment platform launched in January 2015, recently announced the sale of two properties, generating returns of up...

04 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Millennials exiting London fuels rental growth in Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds

Rents in other UK cities are growing faster than both London and the UK average as workers relocate from the capital...

21 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Mixed movement in BTL market as mortgage costs waver

Fresh figures from Mortgage Brain’s product data analysis show that the buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage market remains ‘unsettled’, with mixed movement seen...

28 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Property in the UK takes on average 102 days to sell

It now takes, on average, 102 days to sell a property in the UK, according to Post Office Money. Its latest ‘City...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Cost of two, three and five-year mortgages back on the rise

Mortgage costs are back on the rise after two successive quarters in which there were a number of cost and rate...

07 November 2018

From: Breaking News

The pros and cons of buying a home in need of renovation

Buying a new home is a risk even when it doesn’t need renovating. By taking the chance on an unrenovated property,...

07 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Seaside town revealed as the UK’s top buy-to-let destination

Southend-on-Sea is the UK’s number one buy-to-let hotspot, according to research carried out by independent mortgage broker Private Finance. The seaside town,...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Britain’s ‘unluckiest’ building goes up for auction

A property in Swansea ‘beset with bad’ luck from the start is going under the hammer in London at the end...

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords are increasing rents to compensate for interest rate rise

Government measures are among the top causes for landlords increasing rents, according to research from Property Partner. The government is increasing its...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Britain the 16th most expensive place in the world for a city centre flat

The average price for a two-bed city centre flat in the UK is £227,000, nearly £100,000 more than in Europe (£131,000)...

26 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Survey: majority of Brits would purchase a home in need of renovation

Britain’s love affair with property projects is booming, according to Jackson-Stops. Its research revealed that 81% of buyers would purchase a...

14 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the best value countries for overseas buyers

Currency expert FairFx has revealed the best and worst destinations to purchase a second home overseas. With Brexit approaching, a second home...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords split over future of the market

The latest research from Octopus Choice suggests that Britain’s buy-to-let landlords are divided over their future, due to recent tax and...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

House price premium for those who live near England’s top state schools

Living in the catchment area of one of England’s top 100 state secondary schools carries a 42% house price premium compared...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Over half of UK landlords feel optimistic about current BTL market

Attitudes towards being a landlord in the current economic and political climate remain optimistic, according to recent research from Your Move. Its...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

A secured loan and declined mortgage enquiry [Case Study]

Remortgage affordability decline & a £19,000 consolidation to make monthly savings Problem The client wanted to borrow £19,000 to consolidate her two...

16 August 2018

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Landlords shifting from long to short-term lending on Airbnb

Hundreds of landlords are moving from long to short-term lets on Airbnb and other online outlets to counter falling yields, according...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Expert view - finding the gaps in the student rental market

Student housing is increasingly becoming an attractive prospect for investment, with a 17% increase in investment in student accommodation in the...

18 July 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

Property still seen as best income source for retirement plans

Property is still top choice when it comes to long-term investment, according to findings from a survey carried out by Perrys...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain at record lows as market stabilises

The cost of a buy-to-let mortgage remains at a record low, according to analysis by Mortgage Brain. With little movement in costs...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Property Partner announces tie-up with luxury developer

Property Partner has announced a ‘strategic partnership’ with GAMA Property that aims to give investors the chance to access returns from...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Property guardians – is this the future of renting in London?

As a reaction to (and by-product of) London’s housing crisis, there has been a rise in recent years in the number...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

World Cup 2018: Russia’s best rental cities revealed

With the World Cup finally here, online lettings platform Urban.co.uk looks at which host city offers the best mix of affordable...

15 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Research reveals the top places to purchase a holiday home for ROI

Kissimmee in Florida is the best place to buy a holiday home for those looking for a good return on investment....

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Clive Emson announces lots for June auction

Clive Emson Auctioneers has revealed that it is cataloguing a year-high 175 lots at its June auction. The sale, which begins on...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

New UK Capital Gains Tax regime ‘unsettles’ investors

A new report commissioned by Intertrust has revealed that nearly two thirds (61%) of real estate investors are concerned by the...

18 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Housing wealth of last time buyers set to surpass £1 trillion this year

New research from Legal & General and economics consultancy CEBR has revealed that last time buyers now own £938 billion of...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

PropTech startup reports landlord and investor user growth of 150%

An innovative PropTech startup has recorded impressive monthly growth of landlords and tenants using its platform. Since January, RentalStep has recorded landlord...

03 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Invest in buy-to-let via crowdfunding, says property expert

The share of buy-to-let (BTL) lending decreased to 12.5% in June 2017 – the lowest percentage since Q3 2013 – which...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs are on the rise

The cost of most mainstream buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages is starting to climb following political uncertainty and last November’s interest rate rises,...

07 March 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

BTL lending margins squeezed as lenders competed in 2017

Lenders absorbed more costs to keep their rates competitive in the last quarter of 2017, according to the latest results of...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Liverpool and Nottingham revealed as the best location for rental yields

Private Finance’s latest buy-to-let hotspots analysis has revealed that Liverpool and Nottingham are the UK’s best-performing locations for property investment, with...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

How to transform a property for under £5,000

Michael Holmes, spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (22-25 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham), shares his secrets on how to...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Rents and train fares up in London’s commuter hotspots

Landbay’s latest Rental Index has revealed that commuters in nearly half of London’s most popular commuter towns face a greater overall...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL landlords still set to benefit from tax relief despite changes

Analysis by London estate agent ludlowthompson has revealed that UK buy-to-let landlords will still benefit from £16.7 billion worth of tax...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Luton crowned as London’s top commuter hotspot

Research carried out by estate agent Jackson-Stops has revealed that Luton is London’s number one commuter town. Based on a range of...

05 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Nation’s most expensive street revealed by survey

The latest research from Lloyds Bank has crowned Grosvenor Crescent in Belgravia as the most expensive residential street in England and...

05 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

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain stable despite changes and uncertainty

The cost of buy-to-let mortgages has remained mostly unaffected by the second phase of Prudential Regulation Authority changes, coupled with months...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty is dampening housing market growth, says bank

The UK property market is becoming stagnant as people who wish to move homes are being hindered by Stamp Duty Land...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Together provides over £800k for block development

Specialist lender Together is granting over £800,000 to buy and develop an idle office block, enabling a development company to expand...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals mortgage costs falling again despite possible rate rise

The cost of mortgages has continued to fall despite the regular warnings of interest and mortgage rate rises. After the UK’s economy...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Property crowdfund raised £3m for student block

Property Partner, the world’s first property stock exchange, recently saw individual investors raising £2,992,800 of equity to buy a Purpose-Built Student...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

UK tumbles down European buy-to-let league table

The UK is now the fifth worst country in Europe for buy-to-let investment, with average rental yields of just 4%. The findings,...

21 September 2017

From: Breaking News

St Albans commands highest premiums for those looking to upsize

St Albans has been ranked as the most expensive location for a family to upsize from a two-bed flat to a...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

UK construction growth prospects downgraded

Growth prospects for the UK construction industry have been downgraded amid growing signs that 2018 will be a difficult year for...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Australia imposes more measures to curb property speculation

Australia has added more measures to curb speculation on residential properties in an effort to curb rising home prices and help...

08 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bank of England MPC decision has ‘direct implications for every household’

The Bank of England has warned households to expect interest rates to rise over the 12 months but also predicted living...

04 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

Calum Brannan, CEO of No Agent

Q: What is No Agent?   No Agent is a complete property management service. We have combined the experience of property experts with...

02 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Fed up with lettings agents?​ No Agent​ brings a fair service for both landlords and tenants

No Agent’s innovative technology and in-house property experts offers landlords a simpler, flexible and low-fee way to manage everything from start...

02 August 2017

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How to reference check potential tenants

As a landlord, you should know exactly who a potential tenant is before you hand over the keys to your property...

26 July 2017

From: Sponsored Content

The Positives of Property Investment in 2017

You would have had to have been living under a rock to not know about the Government’s recent tax attacks on...

26 July 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Adam Joseph, The Happy Tenant Company

What does it say on your business card? Adam Joseph, CEO of The Happy Tenant Company.  What is the Happy Tenant Company? We are...

26 July 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Plan to ban leaseholds on new-build houses is ‘step in right direction’

The government’s plan to ban housebuilders from selling houses as leasehold in England and reduce ground rents on flats to zero...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Online property portal for landlords eyes IPO

Ezylet, a property portal aimed at private landlords, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor, seeking fresh funds to grow...

24 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong demand for residential land in areas where ‘housing need is greatest’

The average price of urban brownfield land rose 1.2% in the second quarter of 2017, and by 6.3% year-on-year, fresh data...

24 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Analysis of mainstream mortgages shows ‘strong mix of rate and cost reductions’

Mortgage costs and rates fell during the second quarter of the year, according to the latest figures. Mortgage Brain’s quarterly product data...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth continues to slow

Growth in residential property prices in the UK continued to slow, but the cost of the average home still increased by...

19 July 2017

From: Breaking News

New home prices rise in Canada

New home prices in Canada continued to increase month-on-month in May, led by growth in Toronto and Vancouver, according to the...

17 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

Rents continue to rise in Spain

Rental asking prices are increasing fast across many parts of Spain, particularly in hot markets like Barcelona and the Balearics; an...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK home sales set to drop significantly amid political uncertainty

Residential property transactions in May dropped by 3.3% on the previous month, following two successive months of growth, in what could...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices fall in June for first time in eight years

Asking prices for UK homes have fallen over the past month as current political uncertainty continues to deter some potential buyers,...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to implement housing white paper

The Conservative party should stick to proposals put forward in February’s housing white paper, despite having to lead a minority government after...

14 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

Conservative councils more likely to allow ‘Nimbyism to get out of control’

A new report suggests that a decisive general election victory for the Conservative party this week will empower NIMBYs (Not in...

05 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Property tax rises in UK are driving up home insurance costs

Home insurance costs in the UK are rising as a consequence of higher property taxes, according to new analysis. Average property insurance...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Could the North West be the buy-to-let hotspot for you?

The North West of England has been named the top buy-to-let hotspot for 2017, according to new figures from Rightmove. The property...

31 May 2017

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Urban residential land values continue to rise across the UK

Urban brownfield land prices continued to increase across the UK during the first quarter of the year, while prices even remained...

31 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish housing market remains ‘stable and reliable’

There was a sharp rise in the number of property transactions north of the border in March, as demand for property...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

New buy to let tax changes and how to work your way around them

Over the past year, the buy to let market has experienced some substantial changes, most recently the new taxation laws which...

18 May 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Buy-to-let lending for property purchase plummets 80%

The number of property investors looking to invest in the buy-to-let market continued to fall last month as a result of...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Top ways to reduce stamp duty on prime property

Sales of homes at the top end of the housing market have collapsed over the past 12 months or so, especially...

18 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

House prices in England and Wales rise marginally

Residential property prices continued to increase at a modest pace in April, the latest figures show. The average home in England and...

16 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Foreign property investors hit hard in Australian budget

International property investors have been hit by a number of measures in the budget in Australia this week in a bid...

11 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

Cheap borrowing and a severe lack of supply will ‘support’ UK house prices

UK house price may growth may have slowed to a four year low in March, but indications are that prices will...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

What’s better for funding retirement, pensions or property?

The debate between property or pensions has been discussed for many years, with the changes to mortgage interest and finance costs...

11 April 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Bridging loans open up opportunities for budding investors

The bridging sector in the UK has witnessed five-fold growth in lending since 2011, as property professionals have increasingly considered bridging...

10 April 2017

From: Breaking News

New guidance report to help property investors meet MEES

With just 12 months until the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) come into force, property software provider Arbnco, formerly known as CO2 Estates, has released...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News