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Commercial to resi – from West Sussex to Surrey

In part three of our series on the booming commercial to residential sector, we look at some of the recent schemes...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the hidden running costs of being a landlord

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

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Renters are willing to pay over £1k more a year for smart home tech

A fifth of UK renters claim they would fork out up to 10% more in rent each month for smart features...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion - leasehold reform should be top of Michael Gove’s 'to-do’ list

Housebuilder Countryside Properties has become the latest big developer to pledge an end to ground rents on leasehold properties, meaning that...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Commercial to resi – will this trend continue to boom?

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

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Rents on the rise – UK rental demand increase by 10% in Q3

Estate and lettings agent Barrows and Forrester recently explored the rental demand across the nation during the third quarter of the...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Top 10 locations to invest in student property

Lender and savings bank Paragon Bank recently conducted research highlighting the top student property investment locations in the UK. The findings...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight: what’s fuelling the rapid growth of the suburban BTR market?

One of the key problems facing the UK housing market can be boiled down to: lots of demand and not enough...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Bigger than London – buy-to-let goes regional

Are you a buy-to-let investor considering selling up? You’re not alone. Research by the Nottingham Building Society revealed that a fifth...

29 September 2021

From: Breaking News

It’s back! National Landlord Investment Show goes live again in October

After a hiatus of nearly two years, where shows had to take place virtually instead, the National Landlord Investment Show says...

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Fire Door Safety Week – tenant fears and landlord duties revealed

Millions of people privately renting or in social housing fear a revenge eviction if they raise fire safety concerns with landlords. Despite...

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Leasehold experts to shed light on missing landlords in webinar

Law firm Bishop & Sewell are holding a free webinar on Tuesday September 28 at 6pm. The webinar will discuss a variety...

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Seaside Shortage – tenant competition rises as interest outweighs availability

Seaside living is at the top of many tenants’ wishlists, that is according to Rightmove. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic,...

20 September 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – the all-stars of August auctions

Although summer is winding down, the world of property auctions is still very much active, with data from iamsold revealing that...

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Leaseholders need extra funding not just extra time

As part of its unveiling of some of the detail in the Building Safety Bill currently making its way through Parliament,...

23 August 2021

From: Breaking News

London rental market ‘in full swing’ as rents rise and stock levels drop

The property market has suffered greatly as a result of the pandemic, and the rental market, even more so. Dwindling demand due...

23 August 2021

From: Breaking News

The importance of flood mitigation in new residential developments

Climate change has brought increased rainfall across the country, especially in places that may not have had as much risk of...

20 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the best (& worst) cities to invest in property in the UK

Property investment can be a very lucrative endeavour for investors and landlords, and new research from the estate agency, Coulters, reveals...

18 August 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR roundup - record levels of investment, £500m JV and Leeds scheme

Knight Frank has announced that the UK’s Build to Rent (BTR) market received record levels of investment in the first two...

16 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Fire Safety Act 2021 – are landlords and investors prepared?

Compliance expert Bureau Veritas is encouraging landlords and duty holders to prepare for the Fire Safety Act 2021, and describes the...

16 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – nearly half of UK landlords slashed monthly rent prices

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed personal lives and the economy. UK firms have suffered because of the outbreak.  Staying at...

13 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – planning changes risk “avalanche of unacceptable housing”

New planning changes which came into effect this month have been criticised by a renting campaigner. Ajay Jagota, the founder of...

11 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Property shortage - which UK regions need more rental properties?

A disparity between property demand and supply has risen across the UK. This has created opportunities for buy-to-let landlords to invest in...

09 August 2021

From: Breaking News

What to look for in your first property: tips from NW property expert

As the property investment industry becomes ever more complex, it can be difficult for a first-timer to take the plunge and...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency – are landlords and investors getting enough support?

The government has talked plenty about improving the energy efficiency of private rented homes, but despite this rhetoric, only 5% of private...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Over £130,000 of BTR fraud is stopped by PropTech

A rising problem in the Build to Rent (BTR) sector is tenant fraud. The busiest time of year for renters is...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Airbnb hosts ramp up prices by 300% during popular seasons

Throughout the year people looking to enjoy a local or international getaway rely on services such as Airbnb. Homestays for cabin...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Top tips for getting the best out of property auctions

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

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Peter Grant, Sandstone Group

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

27 July 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Development roundup – redevelopment schemes and a modular focus

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

26 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Ombria - surge in demand due to Golden Visa and work from anywhere boom

One of the Algarve’s most anticipated new developments has witnessed ‘unprecedented demand’ for its flagship Viceroy Residences since they launched in...

23 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – mid-year milestones and bumper summer catalogues

Now that we’re well into the summer, Property Investor Today takes a look at the mid-year results for Sutton Kersh Auctions...

23 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Quintain’s Rajesh Shah – what will Covid’s impact be on BTR long-term?

Quintain Living, formerly known as Tipi, is the Build to Rent (BTR) brand of well-known developer Quintain and has made a...

21 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – auction market set to soar despite SDLT return

This week, Property Investor Today looks at the exciting investment opportunities at the most anticipated auctions this month, and hears from...

16 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Retail to residential – new episode from Winkworth’s podcast

In June, estate agents Winkworth launched their Property Exchange podcast where they discuss the latest developments in the property market. The...

16 July 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Social housing - Emerging Futures secures £2.3m loan from SASC

Not for profit charity Emerging Futures has secured a loan from Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC), from its Social and Sustainable...

14 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors - Women total 48% of UK’s buy-to-let investors

Until recently, the world of buy-to-let investing has traditionally been dominated by men. Current figures, however, reveal women now make up...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – a slice of Pye, quaint cottages and July sales

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest goings-on for the UK’s top auctioneers, from John Pye’s brand-new...

09 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords and compliance – the devil is in the detail

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

09 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Update – the latest in Berkhamsted FC’s fight to stay at its historic home

At the beginning of this year, we covered the story of Berkhamsted Football Club and its battle to keep playing at...

02 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular – partnerships, digital construction and reaching climate goal

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

28 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A - should a bottom-up approach be used to revive UK high streets?

One of the biggest debates raging at the moment concerns the future of the high street, which has been hit harder...

28 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Can I use my holiday let investment as a holiday home for my family too?

In this article, building society The Cumberland - specialists when it comes to holiday let lending - offer expert input on...

25 June 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Landmark’ BTR scheme launched in North Acton-Park Royal regen zone

One of London’s leading independent estate agencies has launched NWX Residences, a landmark Build to Rent (BTR) scheme developed in partnership...

25 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 June 2021

From: Breaking News

How has the UK property market fared in the five years since the Brexit vote?

This week – today (June 23), to be exact – marks five years since the EU referendum. It was a significant moment...

23 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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

No race for space? 53% of renters put off moving due to Covid

A recent poll of over 1,000 SpareRoom users revealed that over half (53%) put off moving due to the pandemic, with...

11 June 2021

From: Breaking News

How to become a property developer by keeping things small

When it comes to being a property developer, the smaller end of the scale is a lot less scary than many...

07 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let yields 2021: where are the best postcodes in London?

As a landlord or investor, yield is one of the things you will be most interested in to ensure you generate a...

02 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Leading BTR brand launches 'bold and alternative' new scheme

Quintain Living – formerly known as Tipi and one of the best-known brands in the fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) space...

24 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord confidence grows as many plan to buy new investments

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

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

How lockdown has changed the way we live: boosting the BTR trend

The rental sector has doubled in size in the past 20 years, with an estimated 19% of households (11 million people)...

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Rent-to-Rent: the 'hottest strategy' for new investors but lots of hard work

Property investors are always looking for new strategies and Rent-to-Rent has recently risen to the top of the popular strategies list....

17 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 May 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech update – boosting homebuilding and revamped deposit service

A new PropTech engine has issued more than £600 million worth of Instant Sales Guarantee proposals in the first three months...

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

Going green – interest in green buy-to-let mortgages rises sixfold

Three in every five landlords are now interested in green mortgages, according to Mortgages for Business. The buy-to-let (BTL) broker says 62%...

30 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Will UK property remain a long-term investment choice for overseas investors?

We know that UK property has long been a safe haven for international investors, with the market’s robust performance throughout the...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Most leasehold homeowners consider service charges unfair, research finds

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

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation boom could be taxing for investors, says wealth specialists

Furnished holiday lets offer tax breaks, but owners need to tread carefully, Handelsbanken Wealth Management (HWM) has warned. Soaring demand for holiday...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Going green - landlords and investors eye up eco mortgage products

Some 62% of landlords are now interested in mortgages which reward borrowers with discounted rates for making their properties more energy...

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding update – supporting investors, but also warning them…

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

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – making a move and the largest portfolio for sale

As we welcome April, Property Investor Today outlines the lots available at Strettons, one of the largest lots ever available at auction...

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

What a Covid vaccine could mean for the property market

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

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – luxury towers, £1m-plus homes and a hopeful 2021

This week, Property Investor Today takes a closer look at the diverse lots at Bond Wolfe’s next sale, Allsop’s range of...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Beauty and the East – Barking tops London’s rental yield table

East London offers the best rental yields in the capital, according to the latest data-analysis by estate agent Portico. Its interactive rental...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Why Manchester remains a buy-to-let investment hotspot

It’s been widely reported that Covid-19 has sparked an ‘escape to the country’. This may have left property investors wondering if Manchester...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are the best places for property investment overseas?

Purchasing an overseas property can be daunting and complicated at the best of times, and this is even more so the...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev update – affordable scheme in Castleford and a derelict home in SJW 

Work has commenced on a £9.2 million housing scheme in Castleford, West Yorkshire, which will transform a brownfield site into high-quality,...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – do landlords and tenants really have a good relationship?

A survey claims that 75% of tenants describe relationships with the landlords as ‘good’ or ‘very good’, while 89% of landlords...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 March 2021

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Post-Budget BTL hacks - advice for investors to beat the stamp duty chaos

Investors trying to expand their portfolios can avoid delays caused by residential buyers taking advantage of the Chancellor's stamp duty extension by using four 'buy-to-let hacks', according to broker Mortgages...

10 March 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

The BTR Paradox – how does supply, demand & seasonality impact on success?

In this guest piece, Jess Brookes - content & research executive at Home Made, a London lettings company specialising in Build to...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the cities where millennials are buying to let

With people commuting less due to the pandemic, it comes as no surprise that the interest in searches for ‘buy-to-let scheme’...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – BTR re-cladding and the declining appeal of flats

LaSalle Investment Management has become the first institutional investment landlord in the UK to complete re-cladding at a cost in excess...

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

Investors could be between a rock and a hard place after Budget – claim

The Budget could leave many property investors and landlords ‘between a rock and a hard place’, according to Apropos. The letting firm...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – can first-time investors really become ‘financially free’ very quickly?

Some self-styled property gurus have courted controversy for offering near-instant financial freedom through their training courses, or arguing that anyone –...

01 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Growing out - 60% of landlords expand portfolio in race for stamp duty savings

Some 60% of multi-property landlords have expanded their property portfolio since the introduction of the stamp duty holiday in July 2020,...

01 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Could 2021 be the year of the small indie developer?

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

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how are property investors feeling about CGT?

Buy-to-let landlords and investors are anxiously anticipating the planned hike to Capital Gains Tax (CGT), which would drastically increase the amount...

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Property investment cons – how can you avoid them?

There has been an increasing trend in recent years for property investment courses which promise financial freedom and untold riches for...

17 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – strategic partnerships and steady project progress

A joint venture between Audley Group, Schroders Real Estate and Octopus Real Estate has secured a £47 million development loan for...

17 February 2021

From: Breaking News

The big question – is buy-to-let still worth investing in?

In recent years, buy-to-let investors and landlords might feel as if they have been deliberately targeted, with changes to mortgage interest...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

David Alexander is joint CEO of apropos

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

04 February 2021

From: Sponsored Content

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

Rental trends: flood of urban stock as tenants flee cities

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a rise in city centre rental stock and dropping asking rents, according...

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: an expert guide to stamp duty in 2021

Here, in this guide piece, the experts at Alexander & Co - a firm of chartered accountants in Manchester - run...

28 January 2021

From: Conveyancing, Mortgages, Tax & Finance

Insight – how the National Leasehold Campaign took the fight to leasehold

The leasehold scandal has been one of the biggest topics of debate and controversy in the property industry in recent years,...

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Quintain Living - the new version of Tipi

Since the start of the Build to Rent (BTR) boom, Tipi (the BTR brand of British property development and investment company...

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how the pandemic has shaped the global housing market

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

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

David Alexander, CEO of apropos and D.J. Alexander.

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I am David Alexander, Joint CEO of apropos and D.J....

26 January 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Three creative approaches for increasing your property portfolio

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

25 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

What does 2021 have in store for the property market?

2020 was a challenging year for many industries across the world, and especially those in the UK. Amongst national lockdowns, stringent...

20 January 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Revealed – the best universities for a buy-to-let investment

A leading UK student accommodation platform has unveiled which universities currently offer the best option for landlords in the student sector. UniHomes...

15 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - why the Costa del Sol is the investment hotspot in 2021

As long as the sun continues to shine, the area of Southern Spain, and especially the Costa del Sol, will always...

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Mould? That’s the landlord’s duty, say most tenants

Two thirds of people believe mould is solely the landlord’s responsibility, with two out of five claiming they wouldn’t clean mould...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Newcastle top the league…of rental yields!

Football, more than ever, is providing much-needed entertainment and escapism for the UK population now that it’s entered Lockdown 3.0, with...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - how will the property market look in 2021?

It wouldn't be the start of a new year without predictions for the 12 months to come. And the forecasts from...

04 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Renovation lessons we’ve learned from the pandemic

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

16 December 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Automated lettings platform launches tenant-facing app

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

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

How can investors meet the rising demand for sustainable homes?

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

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors - is housing the future of the high street?

On PIT, we’ve asked this question quite a lot in recent months, with John Lewis entering the Build to Rent market...

09 December 2020

From: Breaking News

A long road ahead for the rental property sector

The residential and commercial lettings market has always required those involved to be on their toes in order to keep up...

04 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Rent rises tail off as number of tenants continues to boom

The number of tenants experiencing rent rises dropped for the second month in a row, according to ARLA Propertymark. The trade body's...

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are the top five UK regeneration hotspots?

Here at PIT, we regularly cover regeneration stories – and last year we even ran a 10-piece series zoning in on...

30 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Manchester the top BTL investment hub as hidden gems found UK-wide

Manchester has topped the list of the best areas for landlords to invest in, according to Aldermore’s 'Buy to Let City Tracker'. The...

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Are we approaching the end of the road for HMOs?

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

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Want free property investment advice? Linden Homes can help

A housebuilder is offering free expert advice for property investors looking to start or expand their portfolio in Cambridgeshire, specifically in...

25 November 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

Window for global investors to purchase UK property is closing

With global stock markets in turmoil, many investors are turning to property as a less volatile investment option. For practical purposes, the...

11 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Top tips on investing in student HMOs

HMOs are an important part of the UK housing market as they offer students and young professionals affordable accommodation. There is...

10 November 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Build to Rent – what does wellness in design mean in 2020?

Moda is positioning itself as a pioneer within the BTR sector. From interior design to tech and vertical integration we are leading...

09 November 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Generation Rent Better’: improve renter experience and maximise returns

It’s no secret that young people in the UK are struggling to get onto the property ladder, with the age of...

06 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Right to Rent changes – are landlords up to speed?

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

04 November 2020

From: Sponsored Content

How much Capital Gains Tax do you have to pay when disposing of a property?

When you're disposing of a property, you’ll have to take certain things into consideration, from choosing an estate agent to sell...

04 November 2020

From: Breaking News

A landlord’s market – 10% of landlords look to expand their portfolio

One in 10 landlords now plan to purchase properties and expand their portfolio, compared to just 3% at the end of...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 October 2020

From: Conveyancing, Mortgages, Tax & Finance

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

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

30 October 2020

From: Conveyancing, Mortgages, Tax & Finance

Considerations for landlords and investors when purchasing a property

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

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

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

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

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

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

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

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

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

Carbon Monoxide detectors – What is the law on replacing expired alarms?

As all those responsible for managing property will be only too aware, landlords have many obligations under the laws and regulations...

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

Top tips to make your properties ‘gas secure’

Gas Safety Week is an annual event, that took place 14-20 September in 2020 and aims to raise awareness of gas safety...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

How can landlords & investors protect their investments during Covid-19?

It’s painfully apparent that the risk of landlords and investors not receiving rent during the Covid-19 pandemic is far higher than...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

From urban to rural – tenants ditch the commute for more space

Rents increased in many rural areas and fell sharply in some cities over the summer as more UK tenants looked to...

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Lets with pets – pet-friendly rental property searches spike

Online searches for pet-friendly UK rental property have jumped to the highest level since available records began in 2004, according to...

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Revealed - the ‘bare’ necessities of property investment during Covid

While the UK experienced a property boom during lockdown, buy-to-let (BTL) landlords aren’t necessarily reaping the benefits so easily, according to...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Property investment cons – how can the industry better prevent them?

A marketing expert who is vocal about companies responsibly marketing themselves has called for the property industry to be doing much...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Student landlords in the Midlands and North see best yields - study

We recently reported on the resilience of the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, which has seen a net increase of 2.6%...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform – the potential impact on landlords, developers and investors

On 21 July 2020, the Law Commission published its latest proposals to reform the law of leasehold. It was asked to make...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Craig Hayward

Who are you? Craig Hayward How do you help landlords and property investors? With over 10 years’ experience we have been helping landlords and...

20 October 2020

From: 60 Second Interview

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

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

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – why investors should be considering Preston

Earlier this year, we ran a number of stories on Preston’s burgeoning reputation as a property investment hotbed, including one about...

19 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

Insight – how can the BTR sector get more government attention?

Last week, Build to Rent (BTR) trade body UKAA and design and consultancy firm Arcadis hosted a Zoom webinar focused on...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Event roundup – Green Home Awards launched and landlord event heads online

Homebuilding & Renovating – which describes itself as the number one site for self-builders and home extenders – is launching its...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Finding your niche – what type of property investor are you?

With recent reports suggesting there’s been a spike in first-time landlords of late, a property investment expert has outlined why finding your...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – Luxury hotels and iconic partnerships

This week, we provide a rundown of the latest auction news, from a one-of-a-kind hotel business site up for sale in...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Starting young – student launches PropTech platform for investors

A 20-year old university student has founded a PropTech startup which aims to improve the investment process for property investors. Below, Property...

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Building onwards and upwards - what do investors need to know?

With changes to the use class system and permitted development rights now in force, Christina Daniels and Marisia Beard of leading law firm...

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Is this the right time to invest in property?

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

28 September 2020

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

28 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Is the Build to Rent sector ready for the end of furlough?

Few would disagree that it has been a difficult year for the residential lettings sector. With the market effectively frozen for...

25 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where is the most profitable city for BTL landlords?

Up-and-coming Salford is the most profitable city for buy-to-lets, followed by Manchester and Leeds. That’s according to a new study by CIA...

23 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Rise of corporate landlords – why do so few now invest as individuals?

A leading UK property developer has claimed that the government’s plan to professionalise the buy-to-let sector, through tax changes, regulation and...

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

Auction roundup – historic properties, record lots and auction grievances

As we settle into a new month, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest news in the auction realm. Another...

11 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – now is the perfect time to let your property

With activity in the market continuing to rise and the number new tenancies back to pre-pandemic levels, landlords are enjoying strong...

07 September 2020

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Invest in a New York minute – top Blockchain game expands to the Big Apple

A top five gaming Dapp, which allows players to buy, sell and trade virtual properties mapped to actual addresses, has announced...

31 August 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

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

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

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Could the stamp duty holiday turn into CGT 'tax trap' for investors?

The stamp duty holiday, which has set the tax threshold for property purchases at £500,000, is a potential future tax trap...

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Is your buy-to-let investment effectively protected?

If you’re a buy-to-let investor or thinking of becoming one, then you may have very mixed feelings about the current state...

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

PropTech firm Movewise takes funding total to £1.1 million

Independent multi-agent property seller Movewise has announced a funding round of £600,000, taking the total amount raised to £1.1 million. The company,...

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let demand picks up as everyone benefits from stamp duty holiday

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave his Summer Statement last month, many people were surprised to learn that buy-to-let investors would be...

21 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Why landlords need to be vigilant for cannabis farms

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

17 August 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Part 3 – what will property auctions look like in the future?

In recent days we have been exploring the future of property auctions with a number of major auction houses across the...

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

David Alexander, Joint Manager Director

Who are you? David Alexander What does it say on your business card? Joint Manager Director What is apropos? Apropos is a revolutionary new property management...

05 August 2020

From: 60 Second Interview

Tenant demand and rental supply the ‘highest on record’ for June

The number of new prospective renters and supply of rental stock reached an all-time high in June, ARLA Propertymark’s June PRS...

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors – is now the perfect time to consider incorporation?

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

03 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what students want from their accommodation post-Covid

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

31 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

A Monopoly/Pokémon Go crossover – could this AR game help investors?

A new augmented reality game that lets players buy and sell real world properties has been launched by Krakow-based tech firm...

27 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors take advantage of stamp duty cut by remortgaging to raise funds

Following the recent introduction of a stamp duty holiday, property investors can remortgage to raise funds for future purchases. According to Paragon...

22 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 July 2020

From: Breaking News

What are the nation’s behaviours and attitudes around renting?

One of the UK’s leading Build to Rent providers for family housing has launched its private rental sector (PRS) market research...

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Mortgage advisers confident buy-to-let business will grow over next year

Some four in 10 mortgage advisers expect to write more buy-to-let business in the next 12 months, according to Paragon Bank. The...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: five benefits for property investors of using a bridging loan

There's no denying that Covid-19 has caused huge disruption to the global economy, and, unfortunately, it has hit UK entrepreneurs hard, too - including property investors.    With...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 July 2020

From: Breaking News

A look at lockdown - a Q&A with the SDL Group

Following the reopening of England’s housing market in May, the sector has seen a bounce back. Pent-up demand during lockdown has...

06 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Scotland reopens – what do property investors need to know?

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

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Property investors 'building war chests' to expand portfolios

The nation's property investors are increasingly looking to grow their cash reserves and expand their portfolios, according to Mortgages for Business. The...

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Ben Hall, Managing Director of LOFT

Who are you? My name is Benjamin Hall and I’m the Founder and Managing Director of LOFT. What services does LOFT provide? LOFT delivers...

26 June 2020

From: 60 Second Interview

A BTR mystery – what has happened to Atlas Residential UK?

When putting together our recent three-part series on the Build to Rent sector, which concluded last Friday with a look at...

22 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – who is driving the Build to Rent boom?

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

15 June 2020

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

Lettings market surges ahead of sales as lockdown eases

Activity in the lettings market has increased sharply in the four weeks since the property market reopened on May 13. Knight Frank...

15 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Back to work – how is the London property market faring?

On May 13, the property market in all parts of England was given the go-ahead to reopen. Since then, there has...

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

From: Sponsored Content

Should you wait to buy your first investment property?

It’s a question many would-be investors will have been asking themselves, with so much remaining up-in-the-air and uncertain at present. But...

12 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Revealed: the UK’s best and worst places for buy-to-let

Many landlords and investors may now be looking to expand their portfolios, with lockdown restrictions gradually being eased and major lenders...

05 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investor insight - when and how to claim back overpaid stamp duty

Patrick Cannon, one of the UK’s leading tax barristers, explains why some property investors may be overpaying stamp duty charges. Buying a...

29 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

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

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

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

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

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

08 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Good deeds – NHS Homes scheme praised and hospital charity appeal launched

One of the few positive things to emerge from this crisis has been the greater sense of community across the whole...

06 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Student housing platform secures large pre-seed funding to assist growth

A young entrepreneur hailing from the North West has secured £100,000 pre-seed funding for her housing app. Lydia Jones officially founded Manchester-based...

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

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

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

01 May 2020

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

Help for investors – webinars to assist people through the crisis

Throughout the property industry, in response to the challenges posed by Covid-19, various webinars have been held offering top tips, guidance,...

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Why are HNWIs from developing markets investing in European assets?

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

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Property sourcing – the best method for investors in Manchester?

Considered to be England’s second city by many, Manchester remains one of the key hotbeds for property investment, propelled by its...

15 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 April 2020

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

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

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

Where are the best places to buy abroad in 2020?

Landlords and aspiring property owners are turning to overseas markets. Not only are they finding plentiful real estate investment opportunities, they...

03 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

30 March 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Property insight – is the sun shining on Leith?

It’s best-known for its starring role in one of The Proclaimers’ most iconic songs – and the musical film based on...

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

Coast, country or city – where are the top buy-to-let locations?

The latest research from lettings management platform Howsy has looked at what makes the ideal investment location for UK landlords when...

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

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

Auction in action – what happens before the gavel goes down?

Here at Property Investor Today, we regularly cover auctions from across the country, with stories of packed out catalogues and lots...

11 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Chancellor should use Budget to encourage growth in the PRS – claim

Newly-appointed Chancellor Rishi Sunak should use the forthcoming Budget to ‘produce a level playing field for taxation’ with the short-term letting...

09 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Gender gap narrows as women now make up almost half of the UK’s BTL investors

Women now account for 47% of the total 2.5 million buy-to-let investors in the UK, up from 46% in the previous...

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

Airbnb manager enters administration – where did it go wrong for Hostmaker?

Hostmaker, the London-based short-let property management company, has entered administration, just a week after speculation of its possible insolvency was revealed in the Sunday...

04 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Where will the future demand for BTR outside London be at its strongest?

New research by global real estate firm CBRE has identified the UK towns and cities outside London where the future demand...

04 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – Edinburgh’s top locations for yields

New data from Citylets and ESPC, on the rental market and accompanying house price information respectively, has revealed that Musselburgh offered...

19 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – here’s three rental property kitchen improvement tips

Whether you’re a first-time landlord or a seasoned one looking to build your portfolio, you will need to consider how you...

17 February 2020

From: Sponsored Content

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

Where to look: the best current property investment locations in the UK

Despite Brexit uncertainty impacting house price growth, changes to tax regulations and a hike in stamp duty thresholds for buy-to-let landlords,...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Fogle’s on board – TV adventurer announced as event’s keynote speaker

TV star Ben Fogle has been announced as the keynote speaker at the latest South East Property Expo, one of the...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what do students want from their accommodation?

With more and more people going to university every year, landlords and investors may wish to tap into the increasingly lucrative...

10 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

What’s in store for 2020: big changes shaking up property

So far, 2020 has seen house prices well above the threshold of affordability for most buyers, but low mortgage rates have...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords could be sitting on £1.2 billion in unaccounted deposits – claim

A huge sum of tenant money is thought to be held by landlords and agents without protection via a deposit protection...

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

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

More portfolio landlords are turning to HMOs in 2020

UK landlords are planning to acquire houses in multiple occupation (HMO) more than any other property type over the next 12...

27 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Airbnb manager undergoes rebrand to become Houst

Airsorted, the London-based professional hosting company, has revealed its new brand identity: Houst, which it says marks a significant step in...

27 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

One in five landlords plan to buy in the North West

A vast majority of landlords have revealed their acquisition plans for the year ahead, with the North West expected to be...

24 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Here’s four ways to makeover your conservatory

When you come to rent out your property, you will need to think about how you can maximise its potential in...

22 January 2020

From: Sponsored Content

2020: The drive towards more tenant-friendly regulation

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

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Preston insight – why is the city perfect for investors?

Last week we covered the initial works being started on a new luxury development in Preston, redeveloped by Wigan-based property developer...

17 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

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

The top buy-to-let property hotspots for 2020 – where can they be found?

New data from AI-powered property investment portal oneandonlypro.com has revealed that the North of England is the best place to nab...

10 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

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

Investment in the 2020s – what are the main things to look out for?

It’s impossible to know for sure what the major investment trends will be for the next decade, but if recent trends...

18 December 2019

From: Breaking News

The UK rental and lettings market – an insight

With people moving away from traditional long let tenancies in favour of shorter, ‘hassle-free’ tenancies, we’ve seen a rise in flex-rents...

18 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 December 2019

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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

Falling rent costs show ‘temporary relief’ for tenants

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

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

A decade of growth and profit: private rented sector booms over last 10 years

With a whole new decade nearly upon us, now seems as good a time as any to look back on the...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Housing market slows as rent costs hit record high

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

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Why flexible rental models play a key role in the future of the rental landscape

Against the backdrop of Brexit, landlords and tenants alike are sharpening their focus on breaking down the traditional rental model to...

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the sun shining on the UK’s furnished holiday let market?

On Monday, this guest piece from Iain Brown at Aria Resorts analysed why the UK holiday property sector is attracting huge...

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Rent platform to revolutionise deposit insurance claims with new partnership

London-based Insurtech start-up Canopy has announced a partnership with 360Globalnet, the next-generation of no-code online digital claim and risk assessment technology.  The...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

More education is needed for landlords, says firm

Landlords need to be aware of the finance options available to them when it comes to refurbishments, according to InterBay Commercial. Its...

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Airbnb manager hits £1bn milestone – is the short-lets market now unstoppable?

GuestReady Group, a leading short-term let and Airbnb property manager, announced this week that it has passed the milestone of $1billion...

15 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Interiors for the investment market - a growing collaboration

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

15 November 2019

From: Breaking News

 Landlord and investor confidence drops to all-time low

Confidence among landlords and property investors has slumped to an all-time low, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). The latest survey...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

BTL mortgage market remains stable despite overall lending dip

Lending in the buy-to-let mortgage market has been steady in recent months, despite a slowdown in overall mortgage business, according to...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit worries? Not according to Loveitts director

Britain’s impending exit from the EU does not appear to be affecting property auction sales in Coventry and Warwickshire, according to...

11 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Top tips – how to get maximum value for your rental property portfolio

Increasingly, landlords have had to adapt to stay on top of the trends within the property and lifestyle sector to boost...

08 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

Rent controls cause damage to tenants, new research argues

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

04 November 2019

From: Breaking News

SLS to provide low-cost solution for leaseholders and freeholders

Leaseholders faced with the declining value of their shortening leases can now use a new service from estate agents Stanley Chelsea...

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

Landlords most optimistic in the East Midlands

Buy-to-let landlords operating in the East Midlands are the most positive about the future prospects for their rental business, according to...

01 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Angels sponsors local kickboxing club

Here at Angels Sales & Lettings, we are always delighted to sponsor great local initiatives and clubs as part of our...

31 October 2019

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Why are more landlords looking to remortgage?

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

31 October 2019

From: Sponsored Content

The affordable residential potential of warehouse conversions

London’s property landscape is forever shifting, both figuratively and literally. From terrace houses to high-rises, property developers have always sought out...

28 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Surge in electricity theft for drug cultivation

Police investigations into electricity theft are 13% higher this year than in 2018, according to Direct Line for Business. The insurance company...

23 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Insight: what are Chinese tenants looking for from a London rental property?

With approximately 120,250 Chinese people living in London, accounting for 1.5% of the capital's population, and many young Chinese people coming...

21 October 2019

From: Breaking News

First housing development designed exclusively for Sheffield renters

Residential landlord Grainger plc has launched Brook Place, a brand-new residential development 10 minutes from Sheffield city centre and the first...

21 October 2019

From: Breaking News

UK's best and worst buy-to-let postcodes revealed

The results are in - the UK's top 25 buy-to-let postcodes, as well as some of the worst performing areas, have...

21 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

Portico and NLA team up to host the London Landlord Seminar

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

18 October 2019

From: Breaking News

UK rents not affected by tenant fees ban, study suggests

The cost of renting a room in the UK remains steady, up just 1% on last year to an average monthly...

09 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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Nottingham property investors receive large sum from bank to expand portfolio

Two experienced property investors have been handed £2 million by specialist lender Cambridge & Counties Bank to help fund the purchase...

04 October 2019

From: Breaking News

The Cardiff student property market is in dire need of PBSA

Cardiff may be small, but those who know the city would probably agree that it’s perfectly-formed and it’s certainly a great...

04 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Claim – why landlords should be cautious about Airbnb

A leading property management firm has warned UK landlords to be cautious about turning to Airbnb and other short-term online lettings...

30 September 2019

From: Breaking News

To furnish or not to furnish? That is the question…answered by local estate agent

With Brexit causing hesitance amongst non-UK tenants within the rental sector, independent lettings and sales agent, Benham and Reeves, has looked...

27 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords and investors raise PRS standards with continued investment

The commitment of landlords and property investors to improving properties has contributed towards a drastically improved standard of rental accommodation in...

25 September 2019

From: Breaking News

TfL announces new guidelines to curb short-let rental ads

Labour’s London Assembly spokesperson for housing has welcomed new advertising guidelines published by Transport for London (TfL) banning adverts on its...

23 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords confident about 'growing' and 'booming' tenant demand

A higher proportion of landlords believe tenant demand for rental properties is 'growing' or 'booming', according to Paragon. The buy-to-let lender's latest...

23 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Does Size Matter for Property Investors

When it comes to property investment, the old adage is ‘location, location, location’. Any property investor that has found success will...

16 September 2019

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Investors rejoice as void periods drop across the UK

There's been some good news for investors and landlords as fresh research shows that typical void periods dropped in every UK...

09 September 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 September 2019

From: Breaking News

PropTech startup Residently raises £7m to develop global brand

Residently, the London-based rental platform, has secured £7 million in seed investment to help fund its growth in London and New...

04 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

Want better house price growth? Buy near a Tube station!

It’s not hugely surprising that homes near strong transport links enjoy better house price growth, but new research has now revealed...

02 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Part-time property rentals in the capital are thriving – a good thing or damaging?

An Airbnb management company has claimed that part-time property rentals are booming in London. Airsorted, which was founded in February 2015 by...

30 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Trouble for tenants? Rent costs accelerate to record high

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

28 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the UK’s hottest rental market

Stockton-on-Tees’ lettings market is seeing a significant spike in activity, according to the latest analysis from Zoopla. The property portal delivered 75%...

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

Is increased portal choice benefitting property investors?

Increased choice of property portals provides estate agents with the opportunity to reach a wider audience of potential buyers local, nationally...

16 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages continue to fall

Research from online mortgage broker Property Master has shown the majority of fixed rate buy-to-let rates are continuing to fall due...

16 August 2019

From: Breaking News

London regeneration – the transformation of the capital’s final industrial quarter

Following our piece on the ongoing works at Battersea Power Station and its environs, Property Investor Today this time explores the...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

New events offer top tips on how to be a holiday let landlord

Mulberry Cottages has announced the expansion this autumn of its free ‘Holiday Let Masterclasses’ for prospective buyers across the South of...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Buying via limited company proving more popular among landlords

More than half (55%) of landlords plan to use limited companies for purchases compared to 24% of landlords who intend to...

14 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

London revealed as one of Europe’s major Build to Rent hotspots

London is now one of the most dynamic cities on the continent when it comes to investment in Build to Rent...

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

More landlords shift to two-year fixed buy-to-let deals

Specialist buy-to-let broker Commercial Trust has found a growing number of two-year fixed rate buy-to-let applications in the first half of...

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Universities bring the UK’s highest rental yields

Research has revealed that 17 of the UK’s top 20 best postcodes for buy-to-let rental yields are located within close proximity...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Property investors to receive annual rent upfront in one lump sum

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

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Technology crucial in assisting compliance with PRS regulation - Gas Tag

The increasing amount of lettings regulations is making it difficult for letting agents and landlords to remain compliant and protect the safety of...

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Habito introduces its first range of mortgages

Online mortgage broker Habito has announced the launch of its new mortgage origination platform. The range – which hosts a suite of...

12 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let choice for first-time landlords hits record high

Despite several changes in the buy-to-let market, 73% of prospective investors considered property to be the best, least volatile long-term investment,...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

UK landlords positive about buy-to-let despite Brexit worries

New research has revealed that approximately two thirds (64%) of UK landlords are optimistic about the outlook for the residential buy-to-let...

03 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon: Large scale landlords make targeted investments

Larger scale landlords are continuing to make targeted investments to optimise their position, according to Paragon’s PRS Trends Report for Q2...

28 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup: A range of investment opportunities in the Midlands

At Property Investor Today, we like to keep our readers updated with the latest happenings at the various auctions taking place...

28 June 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

European cities join together to demand EU help for dealing with short-let boom

Ten cities in Europe have asked for more help from the EU in their battle against Airbnb and other short-let holiday rental websites....

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Firms suggests holiday letting is on the increase

The number of holiday lets are on the rise, according to Bournecoast Holiday Agents and financial consultants Elite Financial. The firms say...

21 June 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

What has Brexit's impact been on the holiday homes market?

As Brexit draws closer it is only natural that home owners are worried about how it will affect them. However, experts...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Claim: agents and landlords using holiday lettings are breaking the law

Agents and landlords in Scotland who are letting property and declaring them to be holiday lets to avoid long-term tenancy rights...

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Second homeowners take advantage of predicted growth in staycations

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

12 June 2019

From: Breaking News

BTL rates begin to shift upwards, says online broker

New research from online mortgage broker Property Master has revealed that the cost of the majority of fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages appear...

12 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Industry coalition calls for section 21 to be retained

Groups representing landlords and letting agents have called for section 21 repossessions to be retained in the private rented sector unless...

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

Spike in landlords exiting rental market amidst Fees Ban, ARLA reports

UK letting agents reported a rise in the number of landlords selling up in April, according to ARLA Propertymark’s April Private...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Student housing app to feature in national final for tech entrepreneurs

A startup housing app which aims to provide a safe haven for international students recently won the North West regional final...

31 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Survey reveals what landlords should focus on to attract student tenants

A recent study by landlord insurance provider, Towergate, unveiled how landlords can better target student tenants in the UK. The study of...

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Renters in South West London feeling the pinch despite tenant fee ban

Rent rises in South West London have significantly outpaced the rest of the capital, despite the imminent ban on tenant fees,...

29 May 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

Mayor urged to ban Tube adverts encouraging people to break short-let laws

The Mayor of London has been urged to ban adverts on the Tube that encourage the breaking of short-term lettings law. Tom...

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Could the tenant fees ban leave tenants worse off?

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

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

New mobile app to ‘simplify’ bridge between landlords and tenants

Inadash, a new mobile application for landlords and property agents, aims to ‘revolutionise and simplify’ the process of finding new tenants. According...

17 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords burying their heads in the sand over tax changes, says expert

A self-employed mortgage expert has claimed that Britain’s portfolio landlords are ‘burying their heads in the sand’ over new tax changes...

10 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

Research reveals that the average millennial rent fell in 2018

The average rent paid by millennials declined in 2018, according to online estate agency yieldit. According to a survey of 2,000 UK...

08 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Gas Tag claims new technology can improve gas safety accountability

Gas safety accountability in the private rented sector can be improved by cutting-edge technology, a leading gas safety compliance tool has...

08 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

Daniel Gibson, director at Daniel Craig Residential

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

30 April 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

How can landlords and investors add value to a property?

In recent times, there has been a shift away from people getting onto the property ladder. This means an increasing number...

26 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Findings suggest better returns for corporate landlords over private ones

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

24 April 2019

From: Breaking News

The most affordable rents in Great Britain revealed

An in-depth analysis from Zoopla has reported the trends in the affordability of private renting across the UK since 2007. The study...

24 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Holiday lettings set to benefit from ongoing Brexit uncertainty

A Brexit-inspired holiday letting boom is expected to hit the South West this year, according to local holiday letting agency Bournecoast. The...

17 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlord action to avoid high tax costs could reduce BTL transactions

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

12 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Research suggests property investors could earn returns of more than 20%

New research has revealed that property investors can more than double the 8% yield the average landlord aims for by making...

10 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 April 2019

From: Sponsored Content

THE UK’S HIDDEN PROPERTY INVESTMENT HOTSPOTS

Recent years have seen a shift in buyer activity across the UK’s property market, with London’s much publicised decline in popularity...

05 April 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords in Scotland now face higher tax bills than landlords in England

Scottish landlords now face higher tax bills than their English counterparts, according to leading accountants French Duncan LLP. This is due to...

05 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

More landlords turning to accountants for assistance

New research has suggested that more than half (58%) of landlords are involving accountants when making key property decisions. Kent Reliance for...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Rent costs rise as landlords continue exiting the market

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

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Two events for prospective holiday let landlords this spring

Boutique lettings agency Mulberry Cottages has announced two new events this spring for those considering letting their property out as a...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

True ambitions of property investors in 2019 revealed

Some 39% of UK landlords and investors are planning to increase the size of their portfolio over the next 12 months,...

29 March 2019

From: Breaking News

WHY NOW IS THE TIME TO INVEST IN BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham has experienced an incredible transformation over recent years. Shaking off its previously industrial image. The UK’s second city has emerged...

27 March 2019

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Brexit could be good news for holiday lets, says broker

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

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Liverpool landlords could achieve short-term yields of 30%

Airbnb hosts and landlords of short-term let properties in Walton, Liverpool are achieving the best yields of any location in the...

22 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

Soon-to-launch online platform pays tenants to find their replacements

A new landlord management platform which pays tenants to find replacements is launching soon. Online lettings community Mashroom is aiming to change...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Renters want parking and pets, Zoopla study reveals

Parking is the most desired feature of rental homes across England, Wales and Scotland, according to new research by Zoopla. The study...

13 March 2019