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What did the Chancellor’s Summer Statement say about housing?

Investors buying homes worth up to £500,000 won’t have to pay stamp duty on these purchases until the end of March...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent bounces back - UNCLE opens its latest scheme in Wembley

Well-known rental brand UNCLE recently opened its fifth property within its rapidly expanding chain of serviced rental apartments. Made up of two...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Lessons of lockdown – Places for a changing world

As the UK gradually starts to emerge from lockdown, the reflective mood it has created is likely to continue in the...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: leading lawyer urges UK citizens to get Spanish estates in order

With it being predicted that 800,000 to one million homes in Spain are owned by British citizens, with 381,000 of those...

06 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 July 2020

From: Breaking News

UK interest in overseas property reaches record high as restrictions ease

Demand from UK property investors looking to purchase homes abroad has reached record-breaking levels in recent days, according to Rightmove Overseas. Following...

06 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Scotland reopens – what do property investors need to know?

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

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Portugal investment – Finnish group commits €30 million to scheme

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

29 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - could Cyprus become the next investment hotspot post-pandemic?

As lockdown measures across Europe continue to ease, many investors will be thinking about their next move. With this in mind, we...

22 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Housing beyond lockdown: how can we create a positive legacy?

The last 12 or so weeks have been rather nerve-wracking for the property sector. The lockdown has raised many questions, from...

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment after lockdown - are investors seeking new BTLs?

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

15 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Extension to eviction ban – three things landlords need to know

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

12 June 2020

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Buy-to-let mortgage market recovery well underway, latest research shows

The latest industry research and market commentary shows that the buy-to-let sector is showing signs of recovery following the strain of...

10 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investing in Portugal – is it a safe haven?

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

08 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Greening the market – new tie-up set to deliver eco-friendly homes

A leading modular housing company has partnered with housing provider Stonewater to deliver 120 affordable eco-homes to Hereford in a deal...

08 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Chelsea Barracks – is it London’s next major investment hotspot?

It has largely been in the shadow of another major renovation of a heritage structure nearby – the transformation of Battersea...

05 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Old Kent Road scheme gets the go-ahead from Southwark Council

The green light has been given by Southwark Council to developers Avanton and Urban & Provincial for the £130 million (GDV)...

05 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Equity and Capital Builds a £50m War Chest

Equity and Capital operate as a Private Multi Family and Institution office in the UK real estate sector specialising in Build...

04 June 2020

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New developments - would you consider investing in Uruguay?

It’s not a country that receives much UK attention from a property investment, holiday or tourist point of view, overshadowed by...

03 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Property investors prepare for July reopening of Balearic Islands

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

03 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Government urged to encourage investment in senior living sector

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

29 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Manchester set to beat virus uncertainty and remain top investment hotspot

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

22 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Opportunity for investors to 'hoover up' BTL property as market reopens

Following the reopening of the property market on May 13, a specialist buy-to-let mortgage broker is advising investors to expand their...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Why virtual staging will be crucial post-lockdown

While mindful of the present circumstances, it is encouraging to see the housing and property market remaining high on the government’s...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Regeneration - new images released of £1bn Purfleet-on-Thames transformation

New images have been released to highlight how the £1 billion regeneration of Purfleet-on-Thames will transform the Essex town’s town centre...

15 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19 update: regional tertiary town investment continues despite lockdown

A regional property investment firm has released figures which suggest that there is still movement in the property market in the...

15 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of properties sold via online auction during lockdown

The UK's largest auction firm, Auction House, has revealed that it has sold hundreds of properties via live-stream and online auctions...

13 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Luxury French property sells digitally during coronavirus outbreak

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

13 May 2020

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

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

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

08 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Prime property: lockdown buying and selling advice for investors

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

06 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas property: how has Covid-19 affected the market in Mallorca?

Spain has experienced one of the most severe lockdown regimes, with rules in place from March 15, subsequently affecting the country's...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Now is not the time to shake-up real estate

It has been well over a month since the UK government first announced social distancing measures in response to Covid-19. At...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Top tips for Spanish property buyers – experts offer their guidance

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

01 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19 – why future developments must prioritise green space

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

01 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Financial lifeline offered to Brits worried about Spanish property purchases

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

29 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

A Day in The Life: Women in Construction

In March, to coincide with International Women's Day, we ran a series of articles about women working in property - and...

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the best performing PRS assets and how to find them

The whole world is currently dealing with the challenge of Covid-19. Huge government support is being promised on a scale even...

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Urgent government stimulus is needed to reignite the housing market - claim

Covid-19 and the subsequent government lockdown will result in a loss of 526,000 home sales in 2020, according to further analysis...

22 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

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

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

20 April 2020

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

Revealed: how to buy a house when you can’t leave the house?

It’s a question many of us will have been asking ourselves when, during these lockdown times, we are all being asked...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19: Considerations for real estate finance

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

15 April 2020

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

Renovating dilapidated buildings – the best route for property investors?

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

08 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Why good communication is essential in these difficult times

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

06 April 2020

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

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

06 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus crisis – how is the property investment market coping?

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

06 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 April 2020

From: Breaking News

PropElle Network launches webinar to assist members through lockdown

The PropElle Network, a leading community that offers property education, advice and guidance to help women invest in property, has launched...

03 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

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

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

30 March 2020

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

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

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

27 March 2020

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

SDL Auctions: Property auctions will go ahead behind closed doors

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

25 March 2020

From: Breaking News

2020 outlook – should investors expect a stronger market performance?

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

25 March 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan – what has his record been on housing?

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

20 March 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Budget announcement – stamp duty surcharge introduced for overseas buyers

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

13 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Destination Downtown – what does New York's One Wall Street offer?

Property Investor Today explores New York's biggest ever office to residential conversion, in the heart of the city's main financial district.  Lower...

13 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment strategy – is surface water the biggest flood risk?

February 2020 was the wettest ever recorded in Britain, with Atlantic Storms Ciara and Dennis depositing vast amounts of rainfall across...

13 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Budget 2020 – wish-lists and predictions

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

09 March 2020

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

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

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

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan makes rent controls a key part of his pitch for re-election

The thorny issue of rent controls has reared its head again as the campaigns for the London mayoral election 2020 start...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

The eco-friendly revolution – how is the property industry going green?

We’ve previously reported on everything from sustainable living developments to eco-villages, and recently covered a major trade body’s call for the...

06 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

Grab your corg-keys – The UK’s most pet-friendly city for tenants revealed

With the government pledging to put an end to pet bans, UK-based insurance broker Towergate Insurance has revealed the top 10...

26 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Top investment locations in Birmingham revealed

As the UK’s largest city outside London, and one of the youngest in Europe, Birmingham has received significant attention over recent...

24 February 2020

From: Breaking News

BTR update – Moda Living prepares for major new Birmingham project

The UK’s second city could see its Build to Rent (BTR) portfolio grow further after plans were announced for a new...

21 February 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Major trade body calls for Chancellor to make housing greener

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), one of the biggest and most influential trade bodies in the UK, has called...

21 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - talking modular housing, sustainability and the self-build boom

With the number of major modular housing providers in the UK increasing, and calls getting ever-louder for more modern methods of...

19 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Interest in luxury Cardiff home shows that crime doesn’t pay

A luxury five-bedroom house in Cardiff, seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act, was one of the highlights of...

17 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Will the government be introducing a mansion tax on high value homes?

It was revealed over the weekend that Boris Johnson is considering introducing a mansion tax for high value homes. The Telegraph, which...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Shared ownership enquiries soar as buyers seek a quicker route

There has been a huge surge of enquiries from buyers considering Shared Ownership, according to results from Property Booking. Property Booking, the...

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

Why are tech tenants driving the demand for prime London rentals?

Last week tech giant Facebook announced that it would be hiring 1,000 more staff in London, bringing its total workforce in...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 January 2020

From: Breaking News

With Brexit upcoming, should UK investors be alarmed?

In this guest piece, Yaroslava Tkalich, chief marketing officer of Smartlands - a global investment platform for the tokenization of real economy assets by issuing...

27 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Are the capital’s empty homes ripe for investment?

It was revealed last week that nearly 25,000 homes in London are being left unoccupied, according to the most recent government...

24 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors - is it worth buying a property in a flood-prone area?

Britain has faced a challenging winter so far. Flooding has affected most parts of the country, submerging entire villages and forcing...

20 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 January 2020

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Insight: what does the crackdown on Airbnb involve?

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

15 January 2020

From: Breaking News

What does 2020 have in store for the UK property market?

As we enter a new year (and decade), the opening weeks of 2020 are an appropriate time to reflect on the...

15 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

Landlords – beware of moving to holiday lettings amidst Airbnb crackdown

Proposals for regulatory and financial changes to the status of Airbnb in Scotland and Bristol, aimed at curbing the growth of...

13 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Pawfect news: fresh wave of pet-friendly rentals coming to market

A new group of professional landlords plan to introduce pet-friendly rentals in line with the government’s plans to overhaul the model...

10 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Will furnished holiday lets spearhead the UK’s green revolution in 2020?

Whether it’s the shocking bushfires currently raging in Australia or the floods in Indonesia, the impacts of climate change are being...

08 January 2020

From: Breaking News

How are the Bristol and Portsmouth property markets performing?

While Bristol and Portsmouth might seem like two very disparate locations to focus on, NEXA Properties has offices in both –...

08 January 2020

From: Breaking News

What would Everton’s new stadium mean for Goodison Park?

Goodison Park, the home of Everton FC since 1892, is set to be converted into ‘high-quality, affordable housing’ and other uses...

03 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Staying in the EU is best for real estate development activity - claim

More than half (59%) of people believe that staying in the EU would be ‘the most advantageous outcome’ to London development...

13 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Is European property still a good investment?

With Brexit (still) on the cards, many investors may be in two minds about European property. On the one hand, all the...

13 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

Tories repledge higher stamp duty for foreign buyers

The Conservative Party has unveiled plans for a 3% stamp duty surcharge for non-UK tax residents who are purchasing property, which...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the UK holiday property sector attracting huge investment interest?

The UK holiday property sector is a growth industry which is attracting huge interest from property investors, says Iain Brown of...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Development update – Hong Kong buyers invest big and hospital conversion to resi

Estate agent Aston Chase has revealed that it has achieved more than £25 million worth of sales to Hong Kong buyers...

22 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Striking a policy balance is crucial for foreign property investment

When it comes to regulating and managing foreign investment in highly desirable UK bricks and mortar, understanding the subtleties of the...

11 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Should investors be considering London’s empty properties?

An ‘astonishing’ £10.7 billion’s worth of properties are sitting empty in London, according to new research by HomeProtect on unoccupied homes. The...

04 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

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

Government urged to act over BTL market as rental supply falls

The government has been urged to 'recognise the importance of increasing supply' for renters now a date for a General Election...

01 November 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Are modular homes the solution to the worldwide housing crisis?

With stories of housing crises crossing borders and seas, politicians, policymakers, architects, developers and housebuilders from across the world have been...

18 October 2019

From: Breaking News

London regeneration - Royal Docks: the East End’s latest hotspot?

Property Investor Today recently visited the Royal Docks to witness first-hand its dramatic facelift. One of London’s most successful regeneration projects of...

16 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

Brexit will deter overseas buyers, UK property investors fear

An independent survey of more than 1,000 UK-based property investors has found that 55% are concerned Brexit will push away international...

14 October 2019

From: Breaking News

It’s great up North…for property developers

Almost two thirds (65%) of developers plan to increase their investment activity in the North substantially over the next two years,...

11 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Moving home? Here’s your guide to property jargon

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

08 October 2019

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Regeneration of major cities needs to leave a positive legacy

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

07 October 2019

From: Breaking News

More action is needed for empty homes in the UK, says organisation

Monday 23 September marked the start of National Empty Homes Week, which aims to shine a light on the high number...

30 September 2019

From: Breaking News

How can you Brexit-proof your property investment?

With the current chaos swirling around Westminster – from the prorogation by Boris Johnson to this week’s Supreme Court ruling that...

27 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Eco-villages – will they soon be mainstream?

Property Investor Today was recently invited along to the 150th anniversary celebrations of renowned constructor Sir Robert McAlpine, where we met...

20 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Midlands regeneration – new homes at Ilkeston Co-op conversion sell in weeks

The latest multi-million pound residential development from Prosperity Developments – the company behind a recent scheme in Digbeth which was sold...

20 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Atlas Residential looks to establish first ever global Build to Rent portfolio

Build to Rent operator Atlas Residential has revealed that it will deploy $1 billion (£900 million) through its affiliate Atlas Residential...

16 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Makeup of 'generation rent' revealed – and it’s not just millennials

The term 'generation rent' now covers a much wider demographic, according to new research. The Urban Being - The Future of City...

16 September 2019

From: Breaking News

London regeneration: Old Oak Common, a scheme in trouble?

In the fourth part of this series, Property Investor Today explores the regeneration works at Old Oak Common – a key...

11 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

Report shows majority of landlords still committed to buy-to-let

Some 84% of landlords are committed to the buy-to-let market and eager to maintain or grow the number of properties in...

04 September 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

How can you build major developments with buy-in from the local community?

It's a big question asked by many developers and investors when it comes to major infrastructure projects - how do you...

23 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

Shop conversions ‘stubbornly low’ despite growing retail vacancy rates

The number of retail properties approved for conversions to residential property has fallen 17% in the last year, from 453 in...

21 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

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

02 August 2019

From: Breaking News

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

A property market bouncing back – the rising investment appeal of Greece

Greece’s appeal as a property investment destination is increasing once again as the country continues to bounce back from severe economic...

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong residents flock to buy in London amid political and civil unrest

There has been a surge in the number of Hong Kong residents travelling to London to invest in residential property, according...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Replacing leasehold with commonhold - government finally responds

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

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Full steam ahead! Sheffield house prices set to motor due to HS2

A rapid increase in property prices surrounding Sheffield train station is expected to be triggered by what is commonly known as...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Property investors call for support from UK Government

Some 97% of property investors do not think the government is doing enough to support the UK property market, new research...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

BTL investors stand by the sector despite ‘detrimental’ changes

Some 73% of buy-to-let investors considered property as the best, least volatile long-term investment when compared to all other asset classes,...

03 July 2019

From: Breaking News

What type of property investment brings in the highest yields?

In terms of buy-to-let investments, Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are a key feature of the future of renting. Not only do...

28 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers lead Cypriot property investment, says agent

Cyprus’ property market is at an 11-year high, following a rush of applications to the country’s ‘Golden Visa’ citizenship programme, according...

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Residential buildings account for only a tiny proportion of Green Belt development

Manchester has become the first place in England to develop more than a third of its Green Belt, analysis of new...

07 June 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

SnowOnly set to break China after announcement of Juwai.com partnership

Juwai.com, the Chinese portal for overseas real estate, and independent ski property portal SnowOnly have signed a partnership aiming to bring...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘powerless’ against rogue tenants if Section 21 is scrapped

The proposed abolition of Section 21 will leave landlords ‘virtually powerless’ to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) among tenants in the private...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Why the government shouldn’t scrap Section 21

Almost one in four households in Britain will be renting privately by then end of 2021. This is due to soaring...

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

What do landlords need to know about the deposit cap?

The Tenant Fees Act, better known simply as the tenant fees ban, is coming into force from June 1 2019. It...

24 May 2019

From: Sponsored Content

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

How can Brexit be a property investor’s opportunity?

Brexit! Whether you’re a Brexiteer or a Remainer, no one can deny that this is probably the number one issue on...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Cannes property market goes from strength to strength

The property market in Cannes, France, has steadily grown in recent years with price increases of 6.5% between 2017 and 2018,...

17 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Replacing leasehold with commonhold - your questions for Heather Wheeler MP

In recent weeks our campaign to replace leasehold with commonhold has continued to gather momentum both in the press and across...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Asking rents in London hit record high

London's average asking rents are at an all-time high of £2,093 per month following a record year-on-year price increase, new Rightmove...

26 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit chaos pushes the number of Chinese buyers down

The current uncertainty being caused by Brexit has had a clear impact on the number of Chinese residential acquisitions in the...

12 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 April 2019

From: Sponsored Content

UK rental market - how does it compare with the rest of Europe?

Even though the government has tried to make life better for renters, the UK is still a long way from being...

05 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the UK private rental sector set to dominate by 2025?

Investment in the UK’s private rental sector (PRS) will soar to £75 Billion by 2025, with an additional 560,000 households expected...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Increasing numbers of landlords switch to limited company status to buy

Landlords with bigger portfolios are switching to using limited company status for new purchases, according to research carried out by specialist...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

FUTURE: PropTech features range of female speakers

FUTURE: PropTech has announced its roster of speakers, with the gender split being exactly 50%. The event is taking place at the...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

HMRC is targeting ‘accidental landlords’, new data finds

HMRC’s ‘Let Property Campaign’ has led to disclosures from less than 3% of eligible landlords, new data acquired by accountancy firm...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Vilnius positions itself as the world’s latest PropTech hub

The capital of Lithuania is aiming to become the next major PropTech hub, with 2.5 million square metres of space dedicated...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Pre-Brexit jitters shrugged off by rental sector

Now is an exciting time to be a buy-to-let investor, says investment agency Surrenden Invest, even in spite of the ongoing...

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

Big investment in housing deals set to deliver thousands of new homes

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire recently announced that nearly £250 million of housing deals facilitated by the government will deliver almost 25,000...

22 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

First Time Buyer Home Show returns to Stratford

The latest First Time Buyer Home Show will take place at Stratford’s Old Town Hall on Saturday 2 March 2019. The show,...

13 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

Property market in Spain set to grow steadily in 2019

Spain’s property market is set for steady growth in 2019, according to Lucas Fox International Properties. With 2018 proving to be another...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Legal & General’s first BTR scheme in Glasgow to meet growing demand

Legal & General has exchanged contracts on its first Build to Rent (BTR) scheme in Scotland. In a bid to meet the...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Improving Cyprus economy helps property market recovery

The fact that so much of Europe’s attention has been focused on Brexit and also events in some of the larger...

01 February 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

From: Sponsored Content

No Letting Go backs property MOTs to raise standards in the PRS

Inventory services provider No Letting Go has claimed that property MOTs are the next logical step for rental sector regulation. The proposal...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

St Andrews, Edinburgh and Dundee boost Fife property market

Property sales in Fife boomed last year due to its proximity to Scotland’s two major property hotspots, Edinburgh and St Andrews,...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of Brits unaware of tenancy deposit law

Some 98% of tenants are not fully aware of the correct rights of the tenancy deposit law, according to a recent...

04 January 2019

From: Breaking News

London development industry continues to bemoan government inaction

The property and development industry in London remains unimpressed with central and local government when it comes to enabling development activity. That’s...

21 December 2018

From: Breaking News

How is the Spanish property market enticing British buyers back?

British citizens have long had a love affair with the Spanish property market and like any love affair; it’s had its...

12 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Battersea Power Station sees rents on the rise

Battersea Power Station continues to attract high-end professionals, resulting in healthy buy-to-let rentals, rising rents and low void periods. This is according...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords in London see buy-to-let income soar

Buy to let income for landlords living in London reached £7 billion in the last tax year, according to estate agent...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

There are signs of growth in the Cyprus property market

Over the course of this year, the economy of Cyprus has begun to stabilise and confidence started to return to the...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Protecting your investments from going up in smoke

How can effective fire risk management help protect the value of your property investment?   When investing in property, potential ROI or yield...

21 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Significant increase in number of renters looking to buy

New data from AA Financial Services recently revealed that the number of British adults who say they want to move from...

09 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Soaring number of buy-to-let lenders lending to limited companies

The number of buy-to-let lenders lending to limited companies has increased by 47% over the past year, according to Mortgages for...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Almost 2 million landlords plan to expand their portfolios next year

Some 80% of landlords plan to increase their portfolios over the next 12 months, according to advice website The Property Hub. Its...

24 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Study reveals green credentials of UK households

Research carried out by AXA has revealed that a third of the country believes their homes are significantly contributing to the...

24 October 2018

From: Breaking News

How are Golden Visas boosting the Portuguese property market?

The Portuguese are currently enjoying the benefits of a strong property market which has been boosted by the attractive prospect of...

24 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Property guardian firms launch first trade association

The first trade association for property guardian firms – designed to lead on safety and standards, promote and represent the industry...

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

New £2 billion property investment portfolio launched by government department

A new £2 billion property investment portfolio was this week launched by the Department for International Trade. It’s hoped the £2 billion...

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Average price of leasehold houses rises considerably faster than freeholds

Property investment platform British Pearl has revealed that ‘ruthless’ developers are cashing in on ‘abusive’ leasehold homes, with prices surging 16...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of Sourced

Who are you? I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of the largest property investment platform in the UK, Sourced. I’ve worked...

08 October 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

Indian cities dominate Knight Frank Index

The average value of a property in 150 cities worldwide increased by 4.3% in the year to June 2018, according to...

05 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Theresa May announces plans for stamp duty levy on overseas buyers

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

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

Importance of Section 21 changes outlined by ARLA Propertymark

ARLA Propertymark has outlined advice to landlords and letting agents on the changes to Section 21 notices, coming into force from...

28 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Life-long renters could face a shortage of homes

The housing market is not set up for the increasing number of life-long renters, a property management company has claimed. DJ Alexander,...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Italy the ideal place for purchasing a second home, says portal

An increasing number of buyers are looking at Italy as the perfect retreat abroad, according to the monthly report carried out...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market set to stabilise by 2021

There will be a continued dampening of the buy-to-let sector over the next three years, before the market stabilises in 2021...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Planning permission more likely to be approved in affluent London boroughs

London boroughs with an average house price of over £1 million are more likely to have planning permissions approved, according to...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Major investment continues in Montenegro

The biggest development in Montenegro recently witnessed the opening of its first 5-star hotel – The Chedi Luštica Bay. The hotel in...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

NLA warns that Scottish rental reforms could put Edinburgh festivals at risk

New data has revealed that the Scottish Government’s private rental reforms are shaking up the sector, with rental property sales outdoing...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

North East set to welcome its first Build to Rent scheme

Development of the North East’s first Build to Rent scheme is now underway. The ‘ultramodern, multi-million pound’ scheme on Forth Banks...

03 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Bexley revealed as the most affordable place to rent in London

Bexley in South East London, is the cheapest place to rent in London for those living as a group of four,...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Government’s new planning rulebook to deliver more quality homes

Building better-designed homes in suitable areas is at the centre of new planning rules published by Housing Secretary James Brokenshire. As well...

27 July 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

The majority of private tenants are happy with their lot

Official figures released this week by the English Housing Survey show that some 84% of private tenants are satisfied with their...

13 July 2018

From: Breaking News

RentalStep aims to further innovate as part of government rent challenge

A PropTech startup is looking to continue to ‘expand’ and ‘improve’ its platform as part of round two of the government’s...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Outcomes of review into housebuilding published by Sir Oliver Letwin

Measures to ensure new homes are built faster and for thousands more British bricklayers to be trained to help meet government...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Montenegro’s property market booms as a result of NATO membership

International interest in Montenegro property has doubled in the year since the country joined NATO, according to IM Property Group. On 5...

22 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Controversial Heathrow third runway 'could be good for buy-to-let'

The government has approved plans for a controversial third runway to be built at Heathrow Airport. The expansion project, which has...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

RentalStep asks whether long-term tenants need to be referenced

PropTech startup RentalStep has questioned whether long-term lifestyle tenants should have to go through the traditional referencing process when moving between...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Valencia’s competitive property prices attract investors

Spain’s third city is now seeing steady gains and attracting investors following the fall of its property prices and the number...

01 June 2018

From: Breaking News

The AIPP launches service for international property owners

The Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) has introduced the ‘Alliance’ service in a bid to provide free legal advice for...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Meet the founders of the National Landlord Investment Show - Q&A with Tracey and Steve Hanbury

As the National Landlord Investment Show prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary at Aston Villa Football Club on Wednesday May 16th,...

10 May 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Number of buy-to-let investors hits record high

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK reached a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year, up...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

AZ Real Estate acquires £10.6m Birmingham student accommodation block

The London and Moscow-based real estate consultancy AZ Real Estate has acquired City Edge, a 136-apartment student accommodation block in Birmingham...

21 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Free webinar on offer for holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands

A free webinar organised by Spain-Holiday.com promising to help holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands will take place on Thursday...

09 March 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

National Landlord Investment Show addresses key issues plaguing landlords in 2018 at Olympia on 15 March

The National Landlord Show arrives at Olympia on Thursday 15 March to give advice via complimentary seminars, leading suppliers and two...

02 March 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Speed up transparency of foreign property ownership, says Mayor

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called on the government to speed up plans for a new public register of the...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Large investment set to bring new homes to Sunderland

More than £7 million is being ploughed into a new housing estate in Sunderland, giving hope to eager first-time buyers looking...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Foreign owners’ property register will bridge information gap

The UK Government has recently announced their plans to introduce a new public register that will compel foreign companies who own...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Government encourages responses on rent-a-room relief

The government is awaiting responses from anyone with evidence on rent-a-room relief following its announcement to better target it towards longer-term...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

“Javid must bring public sites to auction,” says auction boss

The head of one of the UK’s leading auction networks has welcomed new housing secretary Sajid Javid’s pledge to deliver more...

18 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

Manchester hits top spot and Hull climbs high in latest LendInvest Index

The latest LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index report has revealed that Manchester is the top buy-to-let destination in the country. Published every quarter, the...

20 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding rate falling substantially, survey finds

A new survey of housebuilding companies has revealed that the construction of new homes has fallen significantly since the EU referendum...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Spanish property market continues to thrive

Demand for Spanish property continues to increase, the latest market analysis from Lucas Fox has revealed. The number of Lucas Fox sales...

29 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget: housing supply is only the tip of the iceberg

Ahead of today’s Budget, property experts are waiting to see whether their predictions will be dispelled, or whether they will prove...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Eight reasons why Birmingham is the UK’s next top property hotspot

Birmingham was named as one of Europe’s top locations for property investment, and takes the number one spot amongst UK cities,...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget can help free up rental homes to buy

Bishop Fleming has called for the Chancellor in his next Budget to assist residential landlords who wish to downsize their property...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

The Leasehold Scandal

With continued media interest in the unfair leasehold practices of some freeholders and ever-increasing queries from clients surrounding this point, I...

12 October 2017

From: Sponsored Content

CLA accuses government of an “abdication of responsibility”

The CLA has condemned the government for an ‘abdication of responsibility’ over new energy efficiency rules for listed buildings. In a damning...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Crossrail 2 in jeopardy, but rents rise significantly in affected areas

It was revealed last week that Crossrail 2 could be delayed by up to a decade, with the £31bn infrastructure project...

11 October 2017

From: Breaking News

England’s new homes shortfall will reach over 1m by 2022

England has encountered a rift between new build completions and new households being added to the population after a slow output...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Scotland experiences strongest property market since 2008

Scotland's property market is at its strongest since 2008, despite the EU Referendum, this year’s general election, higher tax rates than the...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let purchases driven by pension pot hunters

Sales of buy-to-let properties continue to be driven by pension “pot hunters”, according to the latest findings from Sequre Property Investment. Sequre’s...

06 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Investment in central London up 24% year-on-year

Central London commercial investment levels hit £11.5bn during the first seven months of 2017, marking a 24% rise on the corresponding...

01 September 2017

From: Breaking News

New property platform provides an alternative to ‘The Bank of Mum and Dad’

Property Pact, a new property funding platform, has been launched after gaining consent from the Financial Conduct Authority.   Property Pact, which connects...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding in England at highest level since 2008

The number of new build homes being started across England is at its highest level since 2008, the government claims. Fresh figures...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital tax system will become an 'unwanted burden' for BTL investors

The delay to the implementation of HMRC’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ system announced in July was warmly welcomed by buy-to-let landlords. A plan...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Deposit cap could lead to more disputes in PRS

Government proposals announced in the Queen’s Speech in June to cap tenancy deposits at no more than one month’s rent could...

24 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential property transactions pick up in year to July

There were 104,760 residential property transactions in the UK in July, up 1.3% from June and 8.3% higher than the corresponding...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Over 1m open Help to Buy ISAs to buy their first home

More than 1 million aspiring homebuyers have opened Help to Buy ISAs, government-backed savings accounts, designed to help people save money...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property sales and prices are falling in Canada

Canada’s property market continues to run out of steam, with the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) revealing...

18 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Planning review proposals ‘offers a distinct overall lack of detail’

Taking into account the wide range of views expressed to the proposals set out in the ‘places, people and planning’ consultation,...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK household wealth exceeds £10bn

Soaring home values provided a major boost to Britons holding property assets in 2016 as they helped push the nation’s wealth through...

10 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor gives away £120k house

A single mum who lived in a council flat with her newborn baby has been given a new £120,000 home for...

10 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Understanding MEES – a guide for landlords

In just a few months the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for commercially rented properties will come into force. From 1 April...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Harvey Raybould, Creative Development Services

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

08 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Political uncertainty deters property sellers

The shock result of the recent UK general election which returned a hung parliament, coupled with ongoing concerns about the impact...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New cladding tests reveal further safety failings

Cladding used on 111 high-rise blocks across Britain, 90 of which are owned or managed by social housing providers, have now...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Independent inquiry: Grenfell exposed a ‘systemic failure’ of building regulation

The government’s decision to launch an independent review of building regulations after tests showed that at least 82 residential high-rises use...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in new build sales in Hong Kong

Wealthy foreign investors, particularly from mainland China, are continuing to invest in Hong Kong’s ultra-luxury housing market as part of a...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

LGA calls for building regulation review after Grenfell Tower tragedy

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on central government to launch an ‘urgent and immediate’ review of building regulations following...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Mayor of London urged to speed up housebuilding process

The mayor of London’s plan to build an additional 50,000 affordable homes across the capital’s 33 local authority districts over the...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Professional approach needed to drive up standards in PRS, claim BTL developers

With more than a quarter of homes in the rented sector (PRS) failing to meet the government’s Decent Homes standards, a...

20 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

The number of BTL landlords registering to buy property is down 30% y-o-y

There has been a sharp decline in the number of buy-to-let property acquisitions, following the government’s decision to introduce the 3%...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Private landlords and developers urged to check cladding after Grenfell Tower fire

Council chiefs are urging all private landlords and developers to check the cladding on any buildings they own in Plymouth following...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to do more to ‘bring house price inflation in line with earnings’

The annual rise in UK house prices picked up again in May, the latest figures show, with prices continuing to rise...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

More affordable housing and not small deposit mortgage deals needed

The recent surge in small deposit mortgage deals for first-time buyers is good news for purchasers, especially first-time buyers. Recently released data...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High house prices force many adults to live with their parents

Many young people are being left with little alternative but to live with their parents to save enough money for a...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Major deal will sees further investment for the Welsh creative industry sector

Cardiff will be home to one of the biggest film and TV studios in Wales, following the Welsh government’s decision to...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property price growth is ‘occurring at an unattainable rate’

The average asking price in the UK fell 0.4% in June compared with the previous month according to new data released...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Another Aussie bank cracks down on foreign property investors

AMP Bank is the latest lender in Australia to introduce more stringent loan application rules and higher interest rates for foreign...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High property prices in Hong Kong prompts housing bubble fears

Despite the introduction of higher property taxes, demand for residential property in Hong Kong shows no signs of slowing, especially from...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage drives up property prices in Scotland

Residential property prices rose by an average of £3,217 north of the border in April, the latest Your Move’s Scotland House...

19 June 2017

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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

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UK house prices proving resilient despite political uncertainty

Britain’s housing market is once again proving resilient despite political turmoil caused by Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general...

14 June 2017

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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

Top 10 global investment property hotspots

There was a 6.5% increase in global house prices in the year to March 2017, the highest annual rate of growth...

13 June 2017

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‘Business as usual’ for UK housing industry despite election uncertainty

Following last week’s general election, many political commentators believe that currently the only certainty in Britain is uncertainty, after the Prime...

13 June 2017

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Will overseas investors exploit weak pound to buy property in the UK?

The pound fell to an eight-week low after last week’s surprise general election result, which has increased uncertainty over both the...

12 June 2017

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New government urged to make housing ‘a top priority’

The Conservative party, assuming it is able to form a new government, is being urged to make tacking the growing housing...

09 June 2017

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Custom and self build could deliver up to 50,000 new homes a year, says expert

A host of self build celebrities, including Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs and George Clarke of Amazing Spaces, have backed the...

08 June 2017

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Government’s SDLT reform has ‘shattered the property market’

The government’s decision to introduce stamp duty land tax (SDLT) reforms 12 months ago has had an adverse impact on the...

08 June 2017

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Election day is here, but which party is capable of fixing the housing crisis?

With successive governments failing to build enough housing - particularly social housing - the UK is in the grip of a...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

More new homes would provide Scotland with ‘economic and social rewards’

Increasing the supply of new homes north of the border would stimulate ‘economic growth’ in Scotland, not to mention provide more...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Public trusts Conservatives more than Labour to fix housing crisis, poll says

More British homeowners trust the Conservatives more than Labour to fix the country’s ‘broken’ housing market, according to a new poll. With...

06 June 2017

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Summit for landowners looking to help tackle the rural housing crisis

A conference will be held for landowners willing to play their part in solving the rural housing crisis next month. The event,...

06 June 2017

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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

Many property investors are struggling to obtain mainstream funding

Sterner affordability criteria, stress testing and more robust risk management for lenders seeking to underwrite mortgage contracts has left many property...

01 June 2017

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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

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Residential property sales drop ahead of general election

The number of residential property sales has fallen by 20% as many prospective purchasers adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach ahead...

31 May 2017

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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

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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

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Lib Dems manifesto fails to address ‘lack of supply’ in the housing market – claim

The Liberal Democrats launched its manifesto yesterday ahead of next month’s general election pledging to deliver 300,000 new homes a year,...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Next government urged to put ‘housing and homeownership first’

As soon as the general election determines the next government, emphasis will need to be placed on making more pressing issues,...

16 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

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

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

15 May 2017

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UK sees rise in new housing despite fall in overall construction output

New housing experienced solid growth in March, up 3.8% on the month, despite a 0.7% drop in wider UK construction output,...

12 May 2017

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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

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Rise in cash buyers due to ‘over-zealous’ lending rules

There was a sharp rise in the number of home buyers using cash to buy property last year, with mortgage lending...

10 May 2017

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House prices fall in Sydney for first time in 18 months

House prices in Sydney dipped for the first time in 18 months in April, according to new data, as regulators continue...

02 May 2017

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UK property auctions market is ‘easing back the throttle a little’

The property auctions market continued to slow across the UK last month, with the number of lots offered and sold at...

27 April 2017

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Inheritance tax changes to UK residential properties leave taxpayers in ‘limbo’

The government’s decision to drop significant proposals to non-domicile rules and inheritance tax changes to UK residential properties from the Finance...

26 April 2017

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Gross mortgage lending in ‘neutral gear’

Gross mortgage lending held up relatively well last month despite a fall of almost 20% year-on-year, according to the latest estimate...

21 April 2017

From: Breaking News

One issue must dominate the UK general election campaign... housing

Announcing her decision to hold a snap general election on 8 June, Theresa May yesterday made it clear that Brexit would...

19 April 2017

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Is boom and bust just a natural part of the property cycle?

The property market tends to be cyclical, when you study property markets from across the globe, it is clear that the...

19 April 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices ‘prove unshakeable’ as growth picks up

More than nine months on from the historic Brexit vote, and home buyers are now paying 1.3% on average more for...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

The UK housing market ‘is starting to look livelier’

More home loans were secured to buy property in the UK during the first two months of 2017 than any year...

12 April 2017

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Scottish government failing to address housing supply, says trade body

The Scottish government is still failing to address the issue of housing supply, according to Homes for Scotland.   In response to the...

11 April 2017

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Rail improvements provide a ‘tremendous opportunity’ for property investors

Almost two-thirds of property investors now rate new and upgraded rail and tram links as providing the most attractive property investment...

10 April 2017

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Q&A with Tim Morgan, owner of ERE

AIPP CEO, Peter Robinson, talks to Tim Morgan (below right), owner of ERE Property, a UK based company selling UK investment...

07 April 2017

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Crossrail 2 ‘vital’ to tackling London’s housing crisis, say experts

Leading housebuilders and housing associations, including British Land and the Berkeley Group, are urging the government to back Crossrail 2 as...

05 April 2017

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Housebuilder welcomes the introduction of the apprenticeship levy

One of the UK’s largest housebuilders has welcomed the new apprenticeship levy, which comes into effect this week, as part of...

04 April 2017

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London Assembly expresses concern that EU nationals are being refused mortgages

London Assembly members have expressed concern at the apparent lack of mortgages in the UK being issued to EU citizens. A French...

03 April 2017

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UK home sales hit 10-year high in February

UK home sales agreed by estate agents increased to a 10-year high in February, suggesting that confidence in the housing market...

31 March 2017

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Central London housebuilding collapses 75% as prices continue to fall

The number of new homes breaking ground in central London has plunged by 75% year-on-year as housebuilders put planned projects on...

31 March 2017

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Chinese investors target Malaysia’s property market

Property investors from China have replaced those from Singapore as the largest group of foreign property buyers in Malaysia, fresh figures...

31 March 2017

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New train station would ‘unlock’ potential to create thousands of new homes

Plans to build a Thameslink station in the north London area of Brent Cross may be brought forward by nine years...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Brexit uncertainty prompts decline in UK property deals

Demand among home buyers has seen a modest recovery following initial post-referendum jitters, but with just 24 hours until Theresa May...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Estate agent claims 10 buyers are now chasing each property for sale

There are currently 10 buyers chasing every property on the market across England and Wales, according to a leading estate agency firm. haart,...

21 March 2017

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The widening gulf between salaries and house prices is “extremely worrying”

Residential property prices in England and Wales now cost 7.6 times the average income, up from 3.6 times earnings in 1997,...

20 March 2017

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Irish property prices up by almost 8%

Residential property prices in Ireland increased by 0.6% month-on-month in January to keep annual growth steady at 7.9% following the first...

15 March 2017

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Welsh government introduces bill to abolish Right to Buy in Wales

Council tenants in Wales will no longer be offered the right to purchase their council homes if the Welsh government gets...

14 March 2017

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Midlands Engine strategy will ‘provide a welcome boost for housing levels’

The government yesterday launched its Midlands Energy strategy, which is expected to boost the supply of much needed new homes in...

10 March 2017

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Chancellor fails to deal with Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market

Yesterday’s rather low-key Budget statement failed to mention the housing market as the government continues to bury its head on the...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Planning fee rise will not boost delivery of much needed new homes

The housebuilding industry has opposed plans by the Scottish government to raise the maximum fee level for planning applications to £125,000...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investment from Chinese investors overtakes Singapore

Investment from China last year exceeded Singapore as the largest source of Asian capital in the global property market for the...

02 March 2017

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More homes selling for over asking price as supply shortage worsens

With 11 buyers now chasing each property for sale, a higher number of homes are selling for in excess of the...

28 February 2017

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Rural land prices look set to fall

Growing uncertainty over Brexit and insecurities regarding future subsidies, as well as low commodity prices, continues to drive down demand for...

27 February 2017

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Confidence in UK housing market remains strong

The UK housing market remains remarkably solid, as reflected by the 4.9% increase in the volume of residential property transactions between...

22 February 2017

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Canadian home prices rise further

Residential property prices in Canada continued to increase in January, led by gains in Toronto’s red-hot housing market, fresh figures show. The...

22 February 2017

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Number of office to residential conversions drops 19% year-on-year

A lack of funding and uncertainty over Brexit contributed to a sharp decline in the volume of office to residential conversions...

21 February 2017

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Remortgaging continues to increase amid rate rise fears

Concerns that interest rates could rise sooner than markets currently expect has triggered an increase in remortgaging activity, a new study...

21 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to drop revaluation plans

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

20 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New wealth tax on Portuguese properties over £600k

A new a wealth tax on properties in Portugal valued at more than €600,000 (£507,700) has been introduced by the Portuguese...

14 February 2017

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Plans for regeneration scheme in town centre approved

Plans for a major regeneration scheme in Dovercourt town centre have been given the go-ahead. The £1m project, which will be financed...

14 February 2017

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Irish house prices forecast to rise by 5% in 2017

Moody’s has warned of a severe shortage of housing in Ireland, which is continuing to drive up prices. The global ratings agency...

13 February 2017

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Overseas investors race to secure UK property bargains

There has been a sharp rise in the number of opportunistic foreign investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by the...

09 February 2017

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Green belt policy ‘should be reappraised’ to solve the housing crisis

There is a well documented housing crisis in England, especially in the south of the country where property prices are at...

08 February 2017

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Spanish politicians call for rent controls in Barcelona and Madrid

Rental prices are continuing to race ahead across some of Spain’s main cities, led by gains in Barcelona and Madrid, where...

06 February 2017

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Delivery plan approved: ‘Wales will have seen nothing on this scale before’

A new report setting out how the 10 local authorities in South East Wales involved with the Cardiff Capital Region City...

01 February 2017

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Record numbers acquiring their first home

There has been a surge in the number of first-time buyers cashing in on low cost mortgages and stalling property price...

25 January 2017

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UK housing market activity slows for first time since July

The UK housing market ground to a virtual halt in December as price growth cooled and fewer homes changed hands, according...

20 January 2017

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House price growth shifting from London to regional cities

Property prices across the largest UK cities rose by an average of 7.2% in 2016, taking the 20 city average to...

20 January 2017

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Britain quitting the single market will please ‘opportunistic investors’

The prime minister’s pledge to withdraw the UK from the single market has been cautiously welcomed by leading business figures and...

19 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Tarlochan Garcha, CEO at Kuflink

Name Tarlochan Garcha What does it say on your business card? CEO, Kuflink What does the business do and what are you offering? The Kuflink Group...

19 January 2017

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Remove barriers to boost housebuilding levels, says HBF

SME housebuilders could start building significantly more new homes in England and Wales if barriers to growth were cut, according to...

17 January 2017

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Redrow boss welcomes ‘strong and sustained upward trend in new housing’

With close to 200,000 homes built last year, the government looks to be on course to meet its target of building...

13 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Planning overhaul to speed up housebuilding

Major plans to revamp Scotland’s planning system have been proposed by the Scottish government to help speed up housebuilding.  The proposals are...

13 January 2017

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UK house prices up 6.5% in December

Residential property prices in the UK rose by 1.7% in December compared with the previous month to reach an average of...

09 January 2017

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It’s a buyer’s market in Hong Kong

Filled with glitzy glass towers and a fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, Hong Kong proudly proclaims itself to be ‘Asia’s...

09 January 2017

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Beijing mayor vows to contain soaring property prices

Beijing’s mayor has pledged to stop residential property prices in the Chinese capital from rising in 2017 in an attempt to...

05 January 2017

From: Breaking News

New pilot scheme to boost housebuilding

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

04 January 2017

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Garden villages to create thousands of new homes

England's first garden villages have been proposed for 14 sites across the country along with three larger garden towns in Buckinghamshire,...

04 January 2017

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Richard Barber – what to expect in 2017

Richard Barber, director at Prime Central London estate agency W.A.Ellis, part of the JLL Group, offers his thoughts on what property market...

03 January 2017

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Jake Russell – what to expect in 2017

Jake Russell, director at Russell Simpson, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year. Much...

29 December 2016

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Trevor Abrahmsohn - what to expect in 2017

Trevor Abrahmsohn, director at Glentree Estates offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year.  2016 has...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips for investing in student property

With student housing becoming an increasingly popular investment in recent years, Mish Liyanage at the Mistoria Group explains how you could...

23 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Proof that property is better than a pension

For many people investing in residential properly remains an attractive income investment at a time of low saving rates and stock...

21 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Planning system continues to slow housing delivery

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

21 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Overseas mortgage enquiries for UK property up 45% in Q4

There has been an increase in the number of overseas investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by sterling’s nosedive after the...

20 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property sales to fall as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter investors

Fewer people are expected to invest in residential property in 2017, as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter many property investors...

19 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips for achieving an E EPC rating

With the new EPC changes coming into force in April 2018, those who invest in the private rented market should already...

16 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Investment via Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ programme falls sharply

Portugal’s property market remains relatively strong, but fewer investors from overseas are talking advantage of an innovative visa programme that enables...

13 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Replacing stamp duty in Scotland has been ‘operationally successful’

The introduction of a new tax to replace stamp duty in Scotland has so far proved successful, but a Holyrood committee...

13 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong property sales rise sharply

Residential property sales in Hong Kong have increased significantly despite the government’s decision to more than double stamp duty last month...

08 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Stable house prices represent a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to buy

With mortgage borrowing costs at a record-low, home price growth relatively flat and new housing supply failing to meet demand, one...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Green belt ‘swaps’ set to boost supply of new homes

Ministers are expected to back the construction of thousands of much needed new homes on green belt land when it releases...

30 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Property better investment than money in the bank!

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

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Scotland has an opportunity to ‘thrive and grow’

With significantly more homes required to meet the needs and aspirations of Scotland’s growing population, the home building industry north of...

25 November 2016

From: Breaking News

New measures to boost housebuilding

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

24 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Big housebuilders’ profit margins soar

Profitability at the UK’s largest housebuilders has increased at more than twice the rate of new housing output, shows new research...

19 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth continues to defy post-Brexit gloomy forecasts

Residential property prices in the UK increased by an average of 7.7% in the year to September, according to the latest...

19 November 2016

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Prime London land values fall sharply

Land values in prime central London dropped by 10.3% in the year through to September, and are now at around the...

18 November 2016

From: Breaking News

 Sharp rise in number of new homes built

The number of new homes recorded in England has increased to its highest level since the financial crash, official figures have...

16 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing shortage means no letup in rising home prices

A chronic shortage of housing in the UK is continuing to place upward pressure on residential property prices, according to the...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

London to lead recovery in house prices with 16.5% growth by 2021

London is to lead the UK house price recovery with 16.5% cumulative growth between now and the end of 2020, according...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage arrears expected to increase in Ireland

With many landlords in Ireland coming to the end of their 10-year interest-only mortgage period, buy-to-let arrears look set to escalate...

10 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Change of strategy needed to tackle UK housing crisis

Business leaders have called for a "step change" in housebuilding if the government is to meet its ambition of delivering one...

08 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices to remain broadly unchanged until 2019

Residential property prices in the UK are expected to remain largely flat until the Brexit negotiations are concluded in 2019, according...

02 November 2016

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London house prices forecast to fall next year

Residential property prices in London are set to fall next year as uncertainty about the UK’s exit from the European Union...

29 October 2016

From: Breaking News

New dates for property development course announced

LendInvest has released new dates for a training course aimed at aspiring property developers to be held early next year.   The course...

28 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Office and industrial property markets set to takeoff in west London

The government’s approval of a third runway at Heathrow may have a negative impact on demand for homes in the local...

26 October 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property sales drop 11.3% amid housing shortage

The number of home sales fell sharply in the year to September, the latest figures from the tax office show. According to...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Non-dom reform should be put on hold until 2018

The UK government should delay the introduction of any changes to non-domicile reforms until at least 2018, giving it an opportunity...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

The UK housing market is ‘continuing to hold strong’

The UK housing market remains resilient post-Brexit, as illustrated by the latest house price index which shows a housing market that...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Where are the Gulf’s wealthiest investors likely to invest next year?

The property markets in London, New York and Singapore have been among the most popular international destinations for the Gulf’s wealthiest...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Demand for building work remains ‘remarkably resilient’, says FMB

Consumer demand for building work remained strong in the three months following the vote for Brexit, new figures from the Federation...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Some 43% of residential properties do not meet ‘Home Living Standard’

Shelter is calling for greater protection for tenants after new research by the housing charity found that 43% of homes in...

18 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Homebuyer deposits increase £5,000 year-on-year

Homebuyer deposits rose by an average of £5,000 in the first six months of 2016 compared with the same period last...

18 October 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices in England and Wales rise marginally in September

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

17 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers return to the housing market as Brexit fears diminish

Homebuyers are returning to the housing market as post EU referendum fears continue to calm, the latest RICS UK Residential Market...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Now is a good time to invest in Dubai property

The best time to invest in the real estate market of any city is when the prices are at their lowest,...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Steps towards greater market transparency in Spain

Fresh moves are being made to help increase transparency in Spain’s second-home market which is sure to appeal to those investing...

11 October 2016

From: Breaking News