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KEYWORD "Leases" - 88 RESULTS
Just the beginning: First new UK leasehold property reforms become official

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

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Short lease hotspots - what are the pros and cons for investors?

The regions of England and Wales home to the least time remaining to renew when it comes to properties listed for...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Why 2022 is the year of hotel investment

In this guest article, reproduced in full from an original post on LinkedIn, co-founder of AGO Hotels, Viv Watts, outlines why UK hotel investment is...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront information – is this a major change for the property market?

Following the announcement that National Trading Standards and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are set to improve the standard of...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform Bill completes parliamentary journey - what now?

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act, once it comes into effect, will prevent ground rent being charged on most new leases. Anyone...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

How to capitalise on short-term rentals and the BTR market in 2022

Investors and developers are catching the short-term and flex rental wave, and they are in for a long and thrilling ride. Emmanuel...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

From leasehold to commonhold – is reform finally in motion?

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

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Government action on cladding - how did the industry react?

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

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

PBSA firm releases Net Zero Carbon Pathway

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

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Looking to London – is it time to invest in the capital again?

In this opinion piece, Jourdan Prowting, Partner Residential Auction at Allsop, analyses London's residential property market and discusses whether now is...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Can planning help to solve the social care crisis?

In this guest piece, Bidwells discusses the important role that planning plays in housing and social care, and what can be...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Going green – green upgrades bag sellers 16% more for their homes

Sellers who have upgraded the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of their home to a C, from a D, E or...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – as we wrap up an outstanding October…

The last auction roundup of October sees superb results for iamsold, Bond Wolfe and Sutton Kersh Auctions, as well as Allsop’s...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Commercial to resi – a market boom from Leeds to Staines

In the fourth and final part of our series on the fast-growing commercial to resi trend, we check in on schemes...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – from Cornish holiday homes to luxury hotels

This week’s auction roundup features the exclusive lots available at Bond Wolfe's and Strettons’ October auctions, and a new mention in...

15 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

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

Auction roundup – bumper catalogues and warehouse breweries

It’s a mini roundup this week, with news on Clive Emson’s biggest catalogue this year so far, and Bond Wolfe’s successful...

10 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – August achievements and September selections

This week, PIT takes a look at the continued success of SDL Property Auctions, and more great opportunities for buyers and investors...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

 Triple Point Social Housing buys assisted living properties

Triple Point Social Housing has announced it has completed the acquisition of £14 million of specialised supported housing properties across the UK. The...

21 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Dead City: has the pandemic killed off the London property market?

The Covid-19 crisis has led to some big questions about the future of cities, and whether enough people will want to...

02 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – affordable housing and ambitious tie-ups

Gallions Place, a new mixed-use community of homes, shops and restaurants and play areas at London’s Royal Docks, has been launched...

14 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A – housing digitisation, women in property and the future of short-lets

In this Q&A, Property Investor Today speaks to Vivi Cahyadi Himmel, co-founder and chief executive of PropTech platform AltoVita, on a...

04 June 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

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

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

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

Investors – should Nottingham be on your radar?

Commuters looking to relocate from London and other major cities could be considering Nottingham as a go-to location due to its...

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

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

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

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Property auction terminology unlocked

When dealing with property auctions in any capacity, you will likely be faced with some unfamiliar words, phrases, acronyms and expressions. To shed...

15 February 2021

From: Property Auctions

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

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

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

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

Will the 2020 housing market boom continue?

As property investors, it is very important that we monitor house price trends when assessing new deals and during existing long-term...

25 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

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

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

Insight: is the shift towards mid-term rentals here to stay?

At the beginning of the global crisis, there was a flood of property managers and Airbnb hosts with empty properties and...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Selling a flat with a short lease

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

09 October 2020

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Funding Affordable Homes secures £16.5m for trio housing scheme

Social and affordable housing provider Funding Affordable Homes (FAH) has secured a £16.5 million loan from Secure Trust Bank Real Estate...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

Legal & General announces first later living scheme in London

Legal & General’s increasing focus on the later living sector has continued apace, with the financial services firm recently announcing its...

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

Crowdfunding platform releases app to help investors post-Covid-19

A Dutch company has released an app that allows investors across the globe to access real estate investments, as Covid-19 continues...

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

2020 outlook – should investors expect a stronger market performance?

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

25 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan – what has his record been on housing?

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

20 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how is coronavirus affecting auctions?

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a drastic impact on all parts of life, and that includes the auction process. Here, we...

20 March 2020

From: Breaking News

New riverside office development in the works for Nine Elms

Property developer Ballymore has been granted planning permission for a new 13-storey riverside office building at its landmark development, Embassy Gardens. The...

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

London regeneration: what is the Canada Water Masterplan?

In the latest part of our series on London’s regeneration hotspots, Property Investor Today finds out more about the dramatic plans...

13 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

Strong sales for Auction House London

There was a packed auction room with many lots attracting fierce bidding at Auction House London’s recent sale. One highlight included a...

09 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Nine Elms regeneration – Embassy Gardens releases new luxury apartments

EcoWorld Ballymore recently released a new collection of two-bedroom apartments at their flagship Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms, South London. This...

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 September 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 August 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Legal & General announces new, largest-to-date BTR scheme in Wandsworth

Financial services company Legal & General, already a major player in the burgeoning Build to Rent (BTR) sector, has revealed that...

17 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Property expert releases street-wise guide for buyers and homeowners

Property and DIY interior expert Georgina Burnett is releasing a contemporary book to prepare prospective buyers and homeowners in a wavering...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Allsop releases bumper residential catalogue for final auction of 2018

Allsop’s final residential auction of the year will see 270 lots auctioned at The Cumberland Hotel in London. The catalogue of the...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Average price of leasehold houses rises considerably faster than freeholds

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

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Allsop releases October residential auction catalogue

Allsop’s next residential auction will see more than 280 lots auctioned in London. The catalogue, which is now live, features 24 lots...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Allsop releases bumper March catalogue

Allsop’s next residential auction will see more than 275 lots auctioned, 50 more lots than its March 2017 sale. Allsop’s bumper March...

23 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Key things to look out for when buying a leasehold property

Q&A with Rachael Donnelly, associate solicitor in the property litigation team at Blacks Solicitors LLP, on the key things to look...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

The Leasehold Scandal

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

12 October 2017

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Allsop releases September residential auction catalogue

Allsop’s upcoming residential auction will see 229 lots auctioned at The Cumberland Hotel on Great Cumberland Place on September 14. Following a...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

How landlords should approach a Company Voluntary Arrangement

A Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) is most simply described as a rescue procedure for insolvent companies. It allows businesses facing severe...

12 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Commercial property purchases by investors hit a nine-year high

There has been a sharp increase in the number of commercial property acquisition by investors despite the ongoing political and economic...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High demand for sought-after assets despite political uncertainty

Strong investor interest in good quality, long term assets helped Allsop raise £94m at its third commercial auction this year. The auction...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

New guidance report to help property investors meet MEES

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

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

An oldie but a goodie – reversionary ground rents in 2017

From the vantage point of the rostrum, in unprecedented economic times with historically low interest rates and persistently low inflation, the...

29 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Savills sees rise in overseas investor appetite for UK food stores

International investors’ interest in UK food stores is likely to increase this year, according to a new Savills report, as the...

08 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Grand Tier box at the Royal Albert Hall set to be snapped up by British investor

A 12-seat box at the London's Royal Albert Hall, which has been put up for sale for the first time in...

11 January 2017

From: Breaking News

It’s a buyer’s market in Hong Kong

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

09 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Allsop releases ‘bumper’ December Commercial Auction catalogue

Allsop’s final commercial auction of the year will see 237 properties located throughout the UK go under the hammer, with guide...

23 November 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Virtual freeholds’ place property investments at risk, claims expert

Those investing in newly-built leasehold flats, marketed as ‘virtual freehold’ properties with 999-year leases, are in danger of losing their capital...

18 November 2016

From: Breaking News

New deal to provide property investors with auction and bridging finance

Specialist lender Together has joined forces with buy-to-let and commercial mortgage broker TBMC to provide property investors with auction and bridging...

20 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Are you protected against loss of rent?

While many private and commercial landlords have ensured they are protected against the risk of void periods, rent arrears and property...

22 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Commercial property returns and values have declined since the referendum

UK commercial property returns and capital values declined during July, according to the latest IPD UK Monthly Property Index. The data shows...

19 August 2016

From: Breaking News

PCL still a haven for investors as new development sells out in two hours

A poignant example of the continued lure of prime London property, a new Victoria-based development launched by private equity firm Cogress...

30 April 2015

From: Breaking News

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