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KEYWORD "Law" - 243 RESULTS
Cladding roundup – leaseholders still at risk, but developer leads the way…

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

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Quinta do Lago – what are the emerging post-Covid trends?

More than a year since the first lockdown began, Quinta do Lago – a key part of the Algarve’s famous Golden...

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Can new-build homes lead the renewable energy revolution?

In December 2015, the UK accepted the terms of the Paris Agreement. The accord recognised the growing threat of climate change...

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

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

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

03 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Overseas investment – how do you get a mortgage in Portugal?

Portugal has long been a popular destination for Brits to retire to or have a second home in, while an increasing number...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding update – quicker recladding works and digitising asset details

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

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

09 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

UK investment - has there been a boom in buyers hailing from Hong Kong?

Britain and Hong Kong have long had close relations, not least because it was a British colony until as recently as...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Leasehold scandal – NLC welcomes CMA announcement on ‘onerous’ ground rents

The National Leasehold Campaign (NLC) – the UK's largest and most influential campaign group on leasehold reform - has welcomed the...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Post-Brexit UK-China property investment outlook – what should you know? 

A new thought leadership paper has looked at where, what and why Chinese high-net-worth-individuals (HWNIs) and investors are buying and developing in...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Insight - why are international investors piling into the North West’s BTL market?

International investors are increasingly focusing on the buy-to-let (BTL) property market in the North West of England, according to property investment...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Portugal webinar – are Brits still eligible for the NHR scheme?

British citizens are still able to access Portugal’s favourable Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) tax regime, despite the UK no longer being part...

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

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

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

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors back hopeful hotelier as staycations become the norm

Developer and hotelier Lawrence Kenwright says he has agreed a deal with 95% of unsecured investors to bring the company he...

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Why removing ground rents will have a negative impact

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

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update: Algarve’s Golden Visa exemptions revealed

Last week, the Portuguese government finally outlined its changes to Portugal’s popular Golden Visa scheme, which now come into place in...

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – new hires, fruitful partnerships and Feb catalogues

This week, Property investor Today looks at SDL Property Auctions’ latest extensive catalogue, BidX1’s 2020 success and Auction Estates’ landmark appointment...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular housing roundup – the perks of MMC and the Covid-19 effect

Pre-Covid, interest in modern methods of construction (MMC), specifically modular, was steadily growing. However, the pandemic and subsequent lockdown restrictions put in...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how to buy a Spanish home safely during lockdown

British appetite for holidays and second homes in Spain remains strong, despite the challenges of the pandemic. That’s according to CostaLuz...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Webinar – Portugal’s investment potential and more on Golden Visas

Fine & Country Portugal is currently running a series of webinars entitled ‘Your Second Home’, covering various topics related to the...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Buying a ski property after Brexit – what do you need to know?

A Brexit deal was finalised on Christmas Eve, meaning that the UK no longer abides by EU trade laws. This raises...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

New planning laws and social change could boost London town centres

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

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Incredibly strong backing for leasehold reform, says poll

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

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Spain update – post-Brexit residency rules and high UK demand for second homes

While Brexit may now be well and truly done, British citizens residing in Spain who have yet to complete the necessary...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Removing consumer choice is not a victory for leaseholders

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

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update – Golden Visa confusion and alternative forms of residency

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

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Own a home in Spain? What will Brexit mean for you?

After a few weeks of being top of the news agenda again, Brexit has been relegated to second fiddle thanks to...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Going up! Tallest residential building in London’s Zone 1 tops out

A 53-storey tower at One Thames City in Nine Elms, one of the largest residential schemes to be built in the...

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

Do rushed planning reforms risk damaging the physical environment?

In this opinion piece, Elizabeth Osborne - a legal director at Ashfords Solicitors - asks whether the government's proposed planning reforms will be dangerous...

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

UK the top hotspot for overseas resi investment post-Brexit, says research

The UK has ranked highest for future residential real estate investment, in a survey of 500 investors, developers and asset managers...

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

What will the situation look like for British investors in Portugal post-Brexit?

With UK-EU trade talks going down to the wire, there is still no clarity over exactly what will happen when the transition...

07 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: how will Brexit affect the UK property market?

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

04 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

High-end property broker: we should be more like the US on property

A Mayfair-based property broker, who has previously spoken of his ability to break into the old-money elite, has called for greater...

23 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Why investment in leasehold is crucial to building safety

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

18 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Analysis: will Covid-19 change how residential property is used and located?

A new report from international law firm Withers claims that Covid-19 is accelerating rapid change in what people want from their...

11 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: administrators appoint Pantera Property to sell Elliot Group schemes

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

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Make a grand entrance: 6 expert tips to maximise kerb appeal when renovating your home

According to recent statistics, British homeowners have spent an average of £4,035.70 each on house renovations this year. With people spending...

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

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

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

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

Revealed – new hope for buyers who lost deposits for Spanish off-plan homes

Spanish homebuyers who paid and lost deposits on off-plan properties in the country as a result of the global financial crisis have been urged...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How making timeshare claims outside the UK is costing Brits thousands

Earlier this year, we explored the often-underreported scandal of timeshare mis-selling and asked how easy it is for people to escape...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

How to sell your home before 2020 is through

For most homeowners, the thought of selling a house in 2020 is anxiety-inducing. To some, it feels like tempting fate. However,...

21 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Does high street decline represent opportunities for resi investors?

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

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Why London is the most popular investment location for the Chinese

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

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revolutionising the prime market – one developer’s goal to shake up the system

A residential property and design consultancy for the prime and super-prime London market is seeking to disrupt the traditional model by...

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

Luxury Swiss ski resort launches two new residences

Luxury property developer Andermatt Swiss Alps has launched two new exclusive residences to the market: Alma and Frame. This marks the latest...

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – the largest remote sale and a bumper catalogue

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

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – time’s running out to claim thousands lost in Spain’s property crash

Tens of thousands of people in the UK and Ireland who lost out in Spain’s catastrophic property crash are now able...

31 August 2020

From: Breaking News

The legal liabilities of Airbnb hosts

No matter whether you are its most ardent advocate or a fervent detractor, there can be no doubt that Airbnb has...

28 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Prime London market the busiest it has been for 'over five years'

The Prime Central London (PCL) property market is the busiest it has been for over five years, according to estate agency...

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

Litigation funding: spreading risk, reducing cost and stopping uncertainty

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

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – how easy is it to get out of a timeshare arrangement?

In part one we explored the history of the timeshare and why so many Brits have been tied into unlawfully sold...

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – how to solve a problem like a timeshare

For a time, not so long ago, timeshares were the in-thing – something many invested in or considered investing in. It...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong investors keen to 'safeguard money in reliable London market'

Demand from Hong Kong buyers looking to 'safeguard' their money in London's 'reliable' property market is on the rise, according to...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong property buyers target London as domestic unrest continues

Property buyers from Hong Kong are flocking to London, according to one of the capital's largest estate agents. Chestertons says that between...

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

Development: Approval for Kent project and Brum demand boom

A long-awaited riverside regeneration project has moved a step closer after planning approval was granted for Clifton Slipways, a contemporary mixed-use...

29 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Spain overview – holiday home destinations remain resolute

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

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

26 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investing in Portugal – is it a safe haven?

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

08 June 2020

From: Breaking News

New developments - would you consider investing in Uruguay?

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

03 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: why Brits should look into property overseas now

Emigrating abroad has always been a popular choice for Brits wanting to relocate to sunnier climes for a better quality of...

29 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Russian billionaire purchases £15m London mansion as market reopens

On the back of the London housing market being restarted, Beauchamp Estates has successfully sold a £15.45 million mansion at 26...

29 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Manhattan-inspired Salford development a hit with overseas investors

A recently-completed £85 million development in Salford has been a huge success with overseas property investors. Downtown, six interlinked apartment blocks inspired...

25 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Prime property: lockdown buying and selling advice for investors

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

06 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Top tips for Spanish property buyers – experts offer their guidance

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

01 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Doing things differently – companies offer virtual viewings during the crisis  

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

01 April 2020

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

New ‘Sky Bungalows’ to be released onto Herefordshire market

Luxury housebuilder Lockley Homes has announced the official release of its unique sky bungalows at its Kingsbrooke development in Colwall, near...

24 February 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Women in Property Investment – making it in the super-prime market

Welcome back to Women in Property Investment, your bi-weekly dose of tales, tips and tidbits from inspiring women breaking barriers in...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Are the capital’s empty homes ripe for investment?

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

24 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Women in Property Investment – “believe in what you are building”

Welcome back to Women in Property Investment (or WIPI), where we focus on inspiring women who are making their mark in...

17 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Women in Property Investment - A rising star in property investment

We’re back with another instalment of Women in Property Investment (slightly delayed thanks to technical difficulties caused by pesky Christmas gremlins). This...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Women in Property Investment: Leading the short-let market boom

Welcome back to our Women in Property Investment series, where we focus on women who are breaking down barriers in the...

22 November 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 November 2019

From: Breaking News

The later living sector - an opportunity for investors?

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

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Luxury Property Show’s return sees record-breaking ticket sales

The Luxury Property Show returned to Olympia London to present the world’s finest properties from the most sought-after locations. The show –...

11 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Clive Emson sees explosive results at autumn sale

While Guy Fawkes Night went off with a bang this week, Clive Emson Auctioneers reported sales in excess of £17 million...

08 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

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

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

30 September 2019

From: Breaking News

How can you Brexit-proof your property investment?

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

27 September 2019

From: Breaking News

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

How to become a successful property investor: everything you need to know

There are many compelling reasons to invest in property; you’ll earn a passive income, reap the benefits of capital growth and...

18 September 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Very superstitious! Friday 13th could cause market to stall

Due to the superstitious nature of today's date, the property market could falter, according to Search Acumen. Research by the conveyancing firm...

13 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

Shop conversions ‘stubbornly low’ despite growing retail vacancy rates

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

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Europe’s only dedicated luxury property event set to return to Olympia

The Luxury Property Show is returning to Olympia London on October 31 and November 1, with a brand-new look and a...

16 August 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

BTL investors stand by the sector despite ‘detrimental’ changes

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

03 July 2019

From: Breaking News

What type of property investment brings in the highest yields?

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

28 June 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

29 May 2019

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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

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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

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The hammer goes down again – here’s the latest auctions roundup

At Property Investor Today, we regularly like to keep our readers updated with the latest auction goings-on. Here is our latest...

24 May 2019

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Cannes property market goes from strength to strength

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

17 May 2019

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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

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Brexit chaos pushes the number of Chinese buyers down

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

12 April 2019

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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

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Too good to be true? The truth about property development training

Property Investor Today recently spoke with Alex Cook, Litigation Solicitor and Partner at Helix Law to discuss the rise of property...

20 March 2019

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Four common landlord mistakes and how to avoid them

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

12 March 2019

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British investors urged to buy Austrian property before Brexit day

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

08 March 2019

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Is the Spanish property market set to heat up in 2019?

It took the Spanish property market several years before it really started to claw its way out of the chaos brought...

06 March 2019

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British deposits lost in Spanish property crash recovered by law firm

A leading law firm in Dorset and Somerset has revealed its success in enabling British clients to recover deposits lost on...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 January 2019

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

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

11 January 2019

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Majority of Brits unaware of tenancy deposit law

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

04 January 2019

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Should you consider Asia for your next property investment?

Estimates by BNP Wealth Management predict that by 2026, Asia will be home to over 35% of the world’s investable real-estate...

21 December 2018

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

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

19 December 2018

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Top tips for first-time landlords

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

06 December 2018

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Investment advice - How to buy a property in France

Sextant Properties, a one-stop-shop for people looking to buy a home in France, provides some advice on how to unearth the...

28 November 2018

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Almost 2 million landlords plan to expand their portfolios next year

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

24 October 2018

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Development at luxury Swiss resort continues apace

Following a successful summer season, development of the Andermatt resort in the heart of the Swiss Alps is continuing at a...

21 September 2018

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Five tips to bear in mind when looking to sell your property

If you are selling a property, it is important that you present it in the best condition to potential investors, in...

13 September 2018

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

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

05 September 2018

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Expert view - finding the gaps in the student rental market

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

18 July 2018

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Bed and breakfast chateau brought to the market in France

An unusual 19th century chateau is being offered to the market by French estate agents Leggett Immobilier at a massively reduced...

11 April 2018

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

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

09 March 2018

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Judges decide the winners for 2017 Property Investors Awards

The shortlisted candidates for the 2017 Property Investors Awards were assessed by a team of judges at an Essex conference suite...

25 October 2017

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CLA accuses government of an “abdication of responsibility”

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

11 October 2017

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Top tips every landlord should consider when investing in student property

A number of buy-to-let landlords are turning their attention to student housing, which is regarded by many property investors as a...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Calum Brannan, CEO of No Agent

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

02 August 2017

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Chinese investors set new record acquiring US real estate

Chinese investors maintained their leading position regarding dollar sales for the fourth consecutive year by spending a record high $31.7bn (£24.1bn)...

31 July 2017

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Office-take up for year to date in central London rises 23% on 2016

Office take-up in central London in the first half of 2017 has reached 5.5 million sq ft, marking a 23% increase...

28 July 2017

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How to reference check potential tenants

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

26 July 2017

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Here’s how to ensure your next property acquisition is gas safe

When investing in buy-to-let, you can’t always be sure when the appliances and pipework in the property were last serviced and...

13 July 2017

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Manchester establishes itself as a major buy-to-let property hotspot

Despite recent turmoil, it seems Manchester is a city on the up, as it is now being identified as a true...

07 July 2017

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Buying bargains at property auctions

Auctions are a great way to acquire property competitively, with a wide range of bargains often going under the hammer. But...

06 July 2017

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US home sales rebound as prices hit new high

Residential property sales in the US rebounded last month following a fall in April, helping to drive up prices in the...

23 June 2017

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

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

21 June 2017

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

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

18 May 2017

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Foreign property investors hit hard in Australian budget

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

11 May 2017

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House prices fall in Sydney for first time in 18 months

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

02 May 2017

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Bridging lending falls marginally

Annual gross bridging lending dropped slightly in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest Bridging Trends data. The figures...

26 April 2017

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Claim your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL this week – 28...

25 April 2017

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Join us at the Property Investor Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL next week – 28 &...

21 April 2017

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Investors drawn to the largest development in the Alps

Property investors are increasingly taking note of a new ski resort development situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Andermatt Swiss...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp’s new European HQ will be an ‘economic catalyst’ for Rhymney

Rhymney received a major boost this week when it was announced that bio-tech business Sharp Clinical Services will be setting up...

07 April 2017

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Australian house price growth surges to seven-year high

Residential property prices in Australia are increasing at their fastest pace in seven years, fuelling growing fears about a property bubble...

04 April 2017

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London Assembly expresses concern that EU nationals are being refused mortgages

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

03 April 2017

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Chinese investors target Malaysia’s property market

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

31 March 2017

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Welsh government introduces bill to abolish Right to Buy in Wales

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

14 March 2017

From: Breaking News

New guide to investing in a leasehold property

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

07 March 2017

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London’s ability to ‘re-invent and evolve’ makes it Europe’s most superior city

With fears of a residential and commercial property crash having receded following last year’s Brexit vote, London is starting to look...

16 February 2017

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Plans approved for £175m Sheffield regeneration scheme

Plans for a £175m regeneration scheme in Sheffield city centre have been approved by councillors. Developer Urbo has now secured outline planning consent...

16 February 2017

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Property investors who missed tax return deadline urged to act now

Private property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, who missed their self-assessment tax return payment last week and do not have a valid...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Spanish politicians call for rent controls in Barcelona and Madrid

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

06 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Free buy-to-let tax tutorials – download them now!

A series of tax tutorials have been launched for buy-to-let investors and their professional advisers by Property118 and The Landlords Union. These...

27 January 2017

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Top places to invest in London in 2017

When it comes to investing in property, it pays to know about the latest property hotspots and up-and-coming areas. Here are Portico’s...

04 January 2017

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Geoff Hurst among thousands of investors reclaiming Spanish property losses

World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst is among thousands of Britons offered fresh hope of retrieving money feared lost following the...

09 December 2016

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House price falls in London look ‘inevitable’

Homeowners and property investors in Greater London are facing steep falls in house prices as the slowdown in prime areas of...

06 December 2016

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Novice property investors failing to spot 3% stamp duty surcharge

A number of property investors, including buy-to-let landlords and property developers, are still unaware that they are liable to pay the...

02 December 2016

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Top tips for investors buying property at auction

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

02 December 2016

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Top tips to ensure your next property investment is gas safe

When investing in a new property, you can’t always be sure when the appliances and pipework in the building were last...

29 November 2016

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US home prices increase

Residential property prices in the US rose 1.5% in the third quarter of the year, fresh figures from the Federal Housing...

24 November 2016

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Book your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, gets underway tomorrow at London ExCeL and is free to enter. However, all...

06 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Free landlord and property investor event comes to London this October

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

23 September 2016

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Former chancellor slams “crazy” stamp duty rates

Former Conservative Chancellor Lord Lawson, who served under Margaret Thatcher’s government, has called on the new man in the Treasury to...

16 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property market looks ripe for investment

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

08 September 2016

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Australian house price growth slows in July, says CoreLogic

Residential property prices continued to increase in most of Australia’s major cities in July, led by gains in Sydney and Melbourne,...

02 August 2016

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Canada's British Columbia aims to deter foreign property investors

As of today, foreign investors will have to pay an additional property transfer tax of 15% to acquire residential property in...

01 August 2016

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Lewis Hamilton’s win in Hungary sparks worldwide tour

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

25 July 2016

From: Breaking News

How to navigate new heating regulations

The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 may not have been well-publicised, but they impose important obligations on some landlords...

21 July 2016

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Foreign buyers target ‘cheap homes’ in the U.S.

Floods of foreign property purchasers, including many investors, are currently looking to take advantage of the rapidly improving real estate recovery...

20 July 2016

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Edinburgh is top city for commercial property investment outside London

Edinburgh has been named as the most attractive location for commercial property investment in the UK outside London, according to a...

16 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Property investors demand Brexit clauses ahead of EU vote

A growing number of property investors are adding clauses into contracts giving buyers the right to walk away from commercial property...

07 June 2016

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

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

27 May 2016

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Which property website should your agent use when selling your home?

With more house-hunters than ever now starting their property search online, it is crucial that your property has a good website...

18 May 2016

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Number of new house starts continues to grow

The level of housebuilding in the UK rose to its highest-ever level in the first quarter of this year, despite a...

18 May 2016

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Australian house prices continue to rise

Strong demand from investors continued to place upward pressure on residential property prices in Australia last month, suggesting that the country’s...

12 May 2016

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Berlin bans Airbnb rentals

Fresh caps on private property rentals through Airbnb and similar online platforms have been introduced in Berlin, Germany, in a bid...

03 May 2016

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Housebuilding boost for construction sector

There was a sharp rise in the number of new homes under construction in February, despite an overall fall in construction...

19 April 2016

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Lawyers increasingly ‘relying' on property for retirement

Lawyers are increasingly banking on property to fund all or some of their retirement, according to new research. Some 29% of those...

14 April 2016

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Are property syndicates the next big thing?

2015 was an incredible year for the property market but in a year in which Government buy to let policy, the...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Immigration solicitor criticises government over Right to Rent

An immigration law solicitor has warned that almost three-quarters of private residential landlords in the UK don't understand the implications of the...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

New EU mortgage legislation put accidental landlords at risk

Half of buy-to-let mortgage applicants are unaware of the impending changes to mortgage law, according to Direct Line, with accidental landlords...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

RLA says government is failing landlords over Right to Rent

The government is failing landlords over the new Right to Rent immigration policy, research by the Residential Landlords Association suggests. In their...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Right to Rent scheme faces fresh criticism

It has been revealed that the government’s Right to Rent pilot scheme issued just nine civil penalties to landlords between 1st...

03 February 2016

From: Breaking News

A bunfight followed by a fast? Why the buy-to-let tax hike should not be feared

The frustrations vented over the looming buy-to-let tax hike has sadly been all too predictable. In the latest twist to what have...

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Right to Rent: A guide to conducting fair and effective checks

From 1st February, landlords across England will be expected to check the status of all prospective tenants to ensure they have...

19 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Right to Rent fast approaching for landlords

Landlords are being reminded that the Right to Rent deadline is only a couple of weeks away. This new law means...

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Perils of owning a listed building

Owning a beautiful listing has some surprising restrictions which impending buyers and investors should be aware of, reveals The Listed Property...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Is new housing legislation doing more harm than good?

The government will be extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in order to raise the standards in the...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Awareness of Rent Smart Wales very low, research finds

According to new findings from the National Landlords Association (NLA), nearly two thirds (65%) of tenants in Wales are unaware of...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

How will Osborne’s tax measures affect the BTL market?

Since the Chancellor’s announced measures to curb the buy-to-let in the Summer Budget, there has been a flurry of debate –...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Households confident house prices will keep on rising

The vast majority of UK households believe house prices in their area will rise in the next six months, according to...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Property investment set to increase on Isle of Wight

Changes in pension laws mean property investments are set to grow on the Isle of Wight, with Barratt Homes already witnessing a...

15 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Scottish towns lead the way for pensioner buy-to-lets

According to new research from Keepmoat, Brandon is the most profitable destination for retirees looking to invest their pension funds in...

03 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Select Property Group boosts portfolio with dual acquisition

Two prime city centre sites in York and Glasgow have been acquired by Select Property Group. Combined, the sites have a...

26 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy ISA set to be attractive to property investors

As a result of their unexpected majority, the Tories will be able to ensure their new Help to Buy ISA policy...

29 May 2015

From: Breaking News

Man’s best friend? Tips on letting to tenants with pets.

WHILE, statistically speaking, pet owners are likely to be happier than their animal-free alter-egos, letting a property to a tenant with...

28 May 2015

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