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

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

18 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Construction – are housebuilders failing disabled buyers and investors?

Research from a new-build snagging company has found that a number of new-build homes being delivered are unfit for purpose as housebuilders...

18 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Letting homes in Portugal - what do investors need to know? 

Despite Portugal being removed from the UK’s green list on Tuesday, this is unlikely to diminish the desire for a holiday...

11 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the five biggest reasons to invest in Portugal

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

28 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A – how is a competition helping with Helsinki's regeneration?

The City of Helsinki – the local authority for Finland’s attractive coastal capital city – recently announced a competition that invites...

28 May 2021

From: Breaking News

A day in the life of a land and planning developer

Property Investor Today gains insight from Dudley Mills, land and planning director of property developers Kebbell, to uncover what the role is...

28 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Crossrail boom – house price premium climbs to 17% as testing begins

The latest research by London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves has revealed that house prices surrounding Crossrail stations are...

21 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – why should you invest in Lisbon?

On Thursday May 6, a webinar was held – ‘Invest. Work. Live. In Lisbon’ – to highlight the best ways of...

17 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors in Spain – how is the market being affected by Covid and Brexit?

Along with Portugal, Greece and France, Spain has for many years been the destination of choice for British second home owners,...

12 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – will Help to Build really help to ease the housing crisis?

A property expert has claimed that the government’s new ‘Help to Build’ initiative is a positive step forward, but that the...

05 May 2021

From: Breaking News

From landlord to landlord-developer - the top investment strategy?

Is property investment still a good long-term strategy, or has the taxation and regulatory reforms over the past five years made...

05 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding update – quicker recladding works and digitising asset details

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

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Construction update - corporate deviance, deleted reviews and Redrow rebrand

Research by London South Bank University (LSBU) has claimed that the high-profile collapse of construction giant Carillion in January 2018 highlights ‘a culture of financial...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - how has Crossrail boosted capital growth?

Despite being riddled with issues, Crossrail 1 – which is finally supposed to operate fully in 2022 – has had a...

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors - leading the charge of sustainability in property development

As a once in a lifetime event, the response to the pandemic has taken precedence over other global issues, including our...

19 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Pain in Spain continues for British holiday homeowners, says tax firm

As a result of Brexit, which has changed the rules on buying Spanish property, more Brits are being hit by Spain’s...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Natasha Boulding – how can innovation improve sustainability?

Developing and constructing homes in an eco-friendly way – to lower the property industry’s currently high carbon footprint – has become...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Birmingham’s Gun Quarter – is it the city’s latest hotspot?

One of Birmingham’s most distinctive areas, which is looking to escape from its manufacturing past and transform itself into one of...

09 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding update – supporting investors, but also warning them…

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

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Senior living – building property wealth and the top asset class for investors

Over-55s used housing equity to clear more than £612 million of unsecured debt in 2020, new data from Key has revealed. Credit...

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investor insight – are off-plan developments a good investment?

A property development and investment company has claimed that the ongoing shortfall in housing is prompting strong demand for high spec...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech – digitising applications and ‘first of its kind’ agent platform launches

Tech company The Future Fox has received funding from Innovate UK and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – luxury living in Berkshire and eco-friendly homes in Brum

Housebuilder Kebbell has unveiled its new Berkshire scheme of luxury apartments, Osborne House, which hosts six spacious, three-bedroom apartments located near the...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – understanding and tackling the ongoing crisis

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

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Going green: shift to sustainable construction plus Scottish Passivhaus

Here at PIT, we’re always keen to champion green issues and sustainability, so it’s pleasing to see a new study by...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Update – Sheffield regen, RAF ‘garden village’ and Bloomsbury office to resi

In this bumper development roundup, PIT explores regeneration projects in Sheffield, office to residential conversions in high-end Bloomsbury and schemes providing...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Overseas news - desire to move to Spain still strong despite Covid and Brexit

A leading Spanish property expert says that British citizens still account for the largest proportion of buyers on the Spanish Costas,...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion - why alternative property investment is overtaking buy-to-let

There is no question that Covid-19 has completely torn through the UK economy, with any signs of recent recovery likely to...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Why removing ground rents will have a negative impact

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

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Why the cladding issue must be addressed immediately

The Grenfell Tower tragedy horrified Britain. Subsequent inquiries have highlighted issues with materials used, construction standards and supervisory roles, to name...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Property news – BTR set to double by 2025 and new Collective co-living scheme

Build to Rent (BTR) specialist Ascend Properties has forecast that completions in the sector will double by 2025, as the fast-growing...

05 February 2021

From: Breaking News

David Alexander is joint CEO of apropos

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

04 February 2021

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Top of the agenda: keeping property investment on the map in 2021

At first glance, Brexit’s Christmas climax appears to have had little effect on the appetite for UK property investment, which is...

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Property news – issues with regeneration and a multi-million Indian development

In this news roundup, Property Investor Today explores how the government’s ‘build back better’ mantra is being thwarted by data issues,...

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how can UK citizens secure EU residency post-Brexit? 

It’s been an area of hot discussion in recent weeks as the UK gets used to its new post-Brexit reality, where...

25 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Property investment in 2021 – adjusting to new circumstances

Following one of the most disruptive and challenging years in living memory, I have no doubt that many of those in...

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Incredibly strong backing for leasehold reform, says poll

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

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Removing consumer choice is not a victory for leaseholders

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

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A - why will Birmingham continue to attract investment in 2021?

In September last year, Hungarian-based property developer Cordia International acquired Birmingham-based, PRS-specialist developer Blackswan Property Limited. The Blackswan acquisition marked Cordia’s first investment in the UK market and is...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Securing a Spanish mortgage after Brexit – what do you need to know?

With the transition period for the UK leaving the EU ending in a matter of weeks, there is no doubt that...

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

And the virtual winner is…Property Investors Awards 2020 revealed

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

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Looking to scale your portfolio? Here’s some top tips for seasoned investors

Sometimes even seasoned investors will need guidance, help and assistance, particularly during times of crisis and uncertainty. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic,...

23 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Why investment in leasehold is crucial to building safety

It is no secret that the leasehold market has had its challenges in recent years. Abuses by a number of developers...

18 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - what is the issue with hidden developers in Spain?

Spain has long been one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations and has also long been a favourite location for holiday...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Bringing on the next generation – course aims to boost construction intake

Construction of new buildings – on time, and in a smooth, unencumbered way, if possible – plays a vital role in...

06 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Race against time: homebuyers scramble to save on stamp duty

Residential property searches by local councils have skyrocketed by as much as 1,400% as house hunters race to buy and beat...

04 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: administrators appoint Pantera Property to sell Elliot Group schemes

A property valuations and disposals firm has been appointed by the joint administrators of two further Elliot Group development schemes in...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

How to find a bargain at auction

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

30 October 2020

From: Property Auctions

Considerations for landlords and investors when purchasing a property

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

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Rising damp – how can you ensure damp is not an issue in your rental home?

Damp in your home is a serious issue, potentially costing thousands to repair. It’s important that you act quickly as soon...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Asbestos: what are your responsibilities as a property owner?

It’s common knowledge that asbestos is a highly damaging group of microscopic fibres that can severely impact the health of our...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Periodic inspections – what should you be looking for?

Periodic inspections of your property are just as important for landlords as the inventory check at the start of the tenancy....

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

What advice to give tenants on mould in the home

Many landlords will be familiar with the scourge that is mould. It is a major source of complaints by tenants and...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

10 Essential Safety Requirements For New Landlords

With new regulations and rules now in place for landlords, our in-house property experts outline their 10 essential safety requirements for...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Raising the bar - family-run company aims to improve student housing in Swansea

A small family-run company is attempting to raise the bar of student housing in Swansea with swish refurbished homes rather than...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Selling a flat with a short lease

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

09 October 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords – here’s how to create the perfect property listing

Despite another national lockdown seemingly on the horizon, the property market remains resilient, with the stamp duty holiday and other initiatives...

05 October 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Spain revealed as the best property investment location, research finds

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

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Planting seeds - what does the planning system overhaul involve?

We have seen over the past few months a real government impetus to regain lost ground, since the economic effects of...

23 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Development: last phase of The Silk District and new approach to later living

Despite the many challenges posed by Covid, new housing schemes, developments and initiatives continue unabated. Here, Property Investor Today explores the latest...

21 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Why London is the most popular investment location for the Chinese

The 31 October 2020 is a big day for me and my family. It is the day we fly out of...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19 will force change in the PRS — let's make sure it’s positive

Lockdown measures have left the UK’s residential rental sector struggling to deal with a period of unpaid rents, occupancy voids, and...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – which university has the worst landlords?

With students starting or returning to university in the next few weeks – and question marks over how things will play...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Greek property – government programmes to spark boom for market

Greece’s property market had only just started to get back on its feet after the years of devastation and austerity wrought...

04 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 August 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Southern Grove’s £25m Lewisham housing scheme unveiled

Plans to provide dozens of affordable homes on a derelict site in Lewisham have been unveiled by developer Southern Grove. Part of...

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - number of retired expats returning to the UK rises

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

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Moda Living partners with Utopi for smart Build to Rent technology

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

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Litigation funding: spreading risk, reducing cost and stopping uncertainty

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

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Earlier this week, we conducted a Q&A with Mark Lightfoot - the founder of ski property platform SnowOnly – to get...

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

London set to remain a top investment location post-pandemic

The capital’s overall appeal as a top investment destination remains undimmed, according to the first major poll of global investors since...

31 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 July 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Spain overview – holiday home destinations remain resolute

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

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

13 May 2020

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

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

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

Investors: here’s why a bespoke kitchen will add value to a property

The kitchen is well known as the hub of the home, so it stands to reason that this room has a...

29 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

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

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

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

08 April 2020

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

Why the Build to Rent sector must invest in property management

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

01 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 April 2020

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

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

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

International Women’s Day: Concrete evidence of successful female architects

With efforts being made across the property industry to improve the deep-rooted gender disparities, women in property are still considered a...

13 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

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

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

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

04 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup: Live sales, renewed buyer confidence and fierce bidding

Property Investor Today issues another auction roundup, featuring a new live bidding auction by Connect UK Auctions, a wave of determination...

28 February 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 February 2020

From: Breaking News

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 - what makes London such a rental hotspot?

The rental sector across the UK has grown hugely in recent years, with high house prices and affordability issues meaning many...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 February 2020

From: Breaking News

How to attract tenants to your property this winter

With the private rented sector continuing to expand, landlords must work hard to get ahead of the competition and attract suitable...

30 January 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Is 2020 the year to buy a furnished holiday let?

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

29 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

06 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Sustainable homes in action – why housing is going green

With sustainability and green issues becoming popular buzzwords in 2019, driven by an increasing awareness of the climate crisis, the school...

16 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Will Build to Rent developments be entirely tech-led in the future?

Last week PIT attended a roundtable discussion at WeWork Monument where the future of Build to Rent, the role of PropTech/AI...

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Fancy living above Crossrail? Galliard Homes’ TCRW scheme launches

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

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

The later living sector - an opportunity for investors?

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

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

2020 predictions: property to remain an attractive investment asset

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

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Is NIMBYism on the rise again?

New research from Churchill Home Insurance has revealed that nearly two million people have complained about planning permission applications since the...

30 October 2019

From: Breaking News

The most effective condensation solutions for autumn/winter

With condensation more likely to be an issue in the autumn and winter months, Tom Swallow, sales director at Quickslide, outlines...

30 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Do regeneration projects need to consider their cultural responsibilities?

In the last few months, Property Investor Today has run a series on London’s largest regeneration projects, many of which include...

25 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

Property investment: how important is it to have a damp and timber report?

A question that we are often asked by people investing in property is: “Is it important to have a damp and...

02 October 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Could a Norway-style sustainable living model be the future?

With climate change, global warming and environmental issues at the top of the news agenda, all industries are looking for ways...

02 September 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 September 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Could building more homes next to railway stations ease supply issues?

Local councils should allow new homes to be built on land next to the UK’s railway stations, with the existing light...

28 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Department store in Reading set to be transformed into luxury apartments

Jacksons, a once renowned department store in the heart of Reading town centre, is undergoing a major renovation that will see...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Are fully-affordable towers really the future for London?

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

09 August 2019

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The benefits of an online platform, such as Zillios, for international property searches

Technology is developing constantly, which is steadily changing the scope of property purchasing both domestically and abroad. Zillios.com is seeking to re-define the...

01 August 2019

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Landlords - protect your home while tenants are away this summer

The children are off school, which means the summer break has officially begun and people are gearing up for the holidays....

25 July 2019

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New AI assistant to ‘automate the lettings process’ for agents

Roby.ai, an Articificial Intelligence (AI) assistant, has been launched in the UK property market. Thought to be an industry first, Roby.ai works...

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

New app which matches compatible student housemates is launched

A PropTech startup has launched a mobile app to make student house hunting easier. Polygon, which launched in August 2018 to help...

10 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

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

Four common landlord mistakes and how to avoid them

For landlords, buying a property, making a few renovations and renting it out may sound like a simple feat, but it...

12 March 2019

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Five tips for reducing void periods

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

11 March 2019

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Wellbeing the top priority for property management firm

The mental health welfare and wellbeing of staff is being put at the top of the agenda by one leading property...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

NAEA outlines the top things that can devalue a home

Homeowners always want to get the best possible price for their home, but there may be a number of reasons why...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

A third of landlords at risk of overpaying tax, research shows

Almost a third (29%) of UK landlords are still yet to submit their self-assessment before the January 31 deadline, putting them...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Which famous fictional home could you afford to buy this Christmas?

Christmas, more than any other time of the year, is one for watching films you've seen a hundred times before. We all...

19 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

Top tips for first-time landlords

Letting a home can be an intimidating task if you’re doing it for the first time. You may have deliberately entered...

06 December 2018

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

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

07 November 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Overseas property: Where to invest, what to buy and how to manage your assets

UK investors have recently taken a greater interest in opportunities abroad which promise cheaper entry prices and higher rental returns on...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords shifting from long to short-term lending on Airbnb

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

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Female landlords still struggle to close the gender pay gap

The income women earn from property investment is lower than that of their male counterparts, according to new data from Knight...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Acuitus sells £37.3m at latest auction

The latest Acuitus auction achieved a success rate of 80% and the sale of £37.3 million of assets. Earlier this year, the...

20 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

Sale to completion process on a four-day delay

There has been a slightly longer period from sale agreed to completion in 2018 compared to 2017, according to House Network. The...

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

The Landlord Expo returns for 2018

One of the biggest landlord exhibitions returns to Bristol on June 13. Taking place at the University of the West of England,...

25 May 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

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Apartment rental brand opens 45-storey tower

Rental start-up UNCLE has announced the launch of its 45-storey rental building in Elephant and Castle, the latest in its expanding...

16 February 2018

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

Stamp duty is dampening housing market growth, says bank

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

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Crowdfunding model launches equity-only platform

MercyCrowd has become the first international platform to enable investment in buy-to-let properties. With an aim to safeguard investors from negative leverage...

25 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Calum Brannan, CEO of No Agent

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

02 August 2017

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

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

02 August 2017

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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

Prices in key UK cities up 5.1% in H1 2017

Residential property prices in key UK cities have proved resilient in the first half of the year, with growth of 5.1%,...

21 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

UK rents fall for the second consecutive month

UK rental prices fell for the second month in a row in June, according to the latest HomeLet Rental Index. The data...

05 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in investors forced to sell to pay off interest-only mortgage debts

A growing number of investors are being forced to sell their homes in order to pay off their interest-only mortgages, according...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

The National Landlord Investment Show takes place at London Olympia tomorrow

Buy-to-let investors and property enthusiasts will descend on the Olympia Conference Centre in London tomorrow where they will be able to...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

UK house prices stall amid affordability issues

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

17 May 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Caridon Calls for Coherent Housing Policies from Politicians

The policy focus of the upcoming election will be on Brexit, but political parties will do well to remember that housing...

11 May 2017

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Mario Carrozzo CEO of Caridon Group

Q: About the Caridon Group?  Caridon Group provides exceptional, end-to-end residential property solutions throughout the UK, from property development and management to...

11 May 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

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

From: Breaking News

Mortgage and stamp duty issues deter one in 10 prospective buyers in the UK

More than one in 10 homeowners in the UK have tried to move property but decided against it after encountering issues...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Number of homes listed for sale increase across the UK

The number of new properties listed for sale across the UK was up 21.7% in March compared to February, fresh figures...

06 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Over a third of home sales in England and Wales fall through before completion

More than a third of home sales fell through in the UK prior to completion during the first quarter of the...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Free landlord and property investor event comes to London this April

Investors, landlords and property enthusiasts will descend on London's ExCel on April 28 and 29 for the annual Property Investor &...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

LBC’s ‘The Property Hour’ returns

A popular property radio show returned to the airwaves on LBC yesterday.  ‘The Property Hour’, which is sponsored by Direct Line Landlord...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

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

New guide to investing in a leasehold property

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

07 March 2017

From: Breaking News

London home buyers down 3% in Q4 2016

The number of home buyers in London fell to the lowest level for four years, fresh figures from the Council of...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

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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Equity release market hits all-time high

Pensioners withdrew £5.8m a day from their homes last year, as growth in house prices boosted retirement incomes, according to analysis...

17 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

From: Breaking News

New pilot scheme to boost housebuilding

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

04 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Will Herrmann – what to expect in 2017

Will Herrmann, director at West Eleven, a property developer and investment company, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

7 tips to help protect your rental property over the Christmas period

As we enter into the holiday season, there is a good chance that your tenants may be planning an extended break...

22 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips for investors buying property at auction

Scott Hendry of Together shares some tips on buying at auction. Buying at auction is a popular choice for property investors...

02 December 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

How will Brexit affect house prices?

House prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to the EU referendum with the now former...

09 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Some of the UK’s wealthiest investors under tax investigation

Around a third of Britain’s richest people, which includes many property investors, are under tax investigation by HMRC over almost £2bn...

02 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Greater optimism among housebuilders

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

31 October 2016

From: Breaking News

FCA announce arrears remediation consultation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday announced that it will consult on new guidance on the treatment of customers that fall...

20 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Equity release market soars as pensioners withdraw £6.8m a day

Retired homeowners have withdrawn an average of £6.8m of property wealth through equity release so far this year, according to new...

17 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Global property investment volumes fall

Global property investment volumes have dropped for the first time in seven years as investors moved away from growing international risks,...

12 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Ireland at risk of new banking crisis

Ireland is at risk of another economic disaster because the country has failed to learn from the mistakes of the last...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Free landlord and property investor event comes to London this October

Investors, landlords and property enthusiasts will descend on London's ExCel on October 7 and 8 for the annual Property Investor &...

23 September 2016

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UK property market looks ripe for investment

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

08 September 2016

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Annual house price growth slows to 6.9%, says Halifax

The annual rate of UK house price growth cooled further in August, after slowing the previous month, fresh data shows. Halifax said...

08 September 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Lewis Hamilton’s win in Hungary sparks worldwide tour

Following Lewis Hamilton’s comfortable victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, we delve into the fast lane to take you...

25 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Cut red tape to boost much needed housing supply in Scotland - HFS

The Scottish government needs to build on the recent improvement in planning performance in order to help increase the supply of...

25 July 2016

From: Breaking News

One in four house sales fall through

More than a quarter of residential property sales fell through in the UK during the second quarter of the year mainly because...

05 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Fresh ‘Solutions’ to help Brits escape pain in Spain

With thousands of Britons who own property in Spain still trapped in negative equity with their house prices stuck below 2007...

23 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Where in the world are house prices growing fastest?

Global house prices continued to increase but the top performing markets are seeing a slowdown in the rate of price growth...

10 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to fall, says RICS

House prices are still rising but surveyors are warning the market to be braced for a significant slowdown in the coming...

09 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices rebound after April dip

Residential property prices in the UK rose by 0.6% in May, twice the rate forecast in a Reuters poll of economists...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

What is the future of buy-to-let?

Representatives and stakeholders from various leading property industry bodies, including the National Landlords Association, British Property Federation, Department for Communities and...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Prime London rental market cools

The rental market in prime central London is starting to slow following a year of record breaking growth with rents either...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Property radio all the rage after trio of announcements

Three announcements this week have shown a resurgence in property radio as more firms and organisations look to take advantage of...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

North American renting comes to South East London market

This week marks the launch of NX Gate Apartments, a rental accommodation development from Realstar Living.  The development is located in the...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Third of landlords stressed by 'troublesome tenants'

Landlords are finding the full-time nature of letting property to be more stressful than they initially thought, according to new research. The...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Leasehold extension – is it worth it?

Leasehold ownership, which governs a significant proportion of prime central London’s residential offering, is an ancient legislation, dating back to the...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Maintenance essentials for your property insurance

Unless agreed otherwise by underwriters in very particular circumstances, landlord insurance policies will stipulate that the insured property is in a...

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Sales to first time buyers dip as demand continues to outstrip supply

The National Association of Estate Agents November Housing Market report has revealed that the number of sales to first time buyers...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

AIIC: Landlords shouldn't ask for tenant money to decorate

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has advised tenants that they shouldn't be persuaded into paying higher rents to subsidise...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Survey highlights the importance of good mobile phone signal

Good mobile phone signal is now more important for buyers than the quality and performance of local schools. This is according...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency in rented housing to be discussed by MPs and peers

An inquiry into the energy efficiency of private rented housing has been launched by The All Party Parliamentary Group for the...

15 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Free property exhibition in Bournemouth set to draw in the crowds

The Bournemouth and Poole Landlord Exhibition being held at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) in October this year is expected to...

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Is the market too hot to buy good value buy-to-let?

There’s an argument that the property market in the UK right now is too buoyant for many investors to make money...

28 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Missing inventory items could be costing tenants, AIIC warns

Tenants across Britain could be losing thousands of pounds due to incomplete inventories, the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has...

21 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Almost half of tenants unsure of their rental responsibilities

Almost half of private tenants are unsure with whom responsibility lies for a number of aspects of their tenancy, according to...

06 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Regular inspections

They may live there, but it's your responsibility to provide a safe environment. If you don't see, you don't know. Repairs and...

21 May 2015

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Help your tenants to help you (and themselves!)

IT’S universally acknowledged that being a landlord has its fair share of headaches. No matter how nice your tenants are; you’re...

13 May 2015

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Work from home? Then you’ll need good phone and broadband

With the number of people working from home at its highest levels since records began, the importance of good, reliable internet...

24 April 2015

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Why more broadband users should think about switching provider

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

23 April 2015

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