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KEYWORD "Maintenance" - 80 RESULTS
Insight – is co-living about to have its moment in the sun?

It’s threatened to be a thing for quite some time, but for one reason or another co-living has failed to catch...

04 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Property guide: how to invest for success

When it comes to property investment, there is no one ‘right’ way to do it in order to succeed. Likewise, there...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Top tips on virtual viewings when buying or selling a home

Virtual viewings are on the increase according to a new study by the UK's technology-led estate agent, Purplebricks, with one in six buyers...

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

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

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

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

Needed: documented evidence to support MMC, says expert

In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards more innovative methods of construction - such as off-site and modular - to...

26 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

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

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

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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

A winning investment? Development roars onto Silverstone trackside

“And it’s invest, invest, invest!” These are the words legendary F1 commentator Murray Walker might use to describe the new flagship...

28 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Moda Living partners with Utopi for smart Build to Rent technology

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

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

Will Covid-19 lead to a redefinition of long-term residential tourism?

Google searches for ‘moving abroad’ have once again returned to the peak search figures of last year. The current Covid climate,...

15 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

Portugal investment – Finnish group commits €30 million to scheme

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

29 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Three tips for investors - the benefits of extensions

An extension is a worthwhile investment that can add 20-30% to the value of a property while simultaneously providing a much...

27 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

Could sustainable, mobile ‘Tiny Houses’ be the future?

In an effort to tackle the climate crisis, new environmentally-friendly ‘Tiny Houses’ for extra flexibility and modern greener living have been...

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Renovating dilapidated buildings – the best route for property investors?

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

08 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Why the Build to Rent sector must invest in property management

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

01 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Q&A – what are the differences between UK Build to Rent and US Multifamily?

With Build to Rent the private rented sector’s fastest-growing marketplace, and a major consideration for an increasing number of institutional investors...

08 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Sustainable homes in action – why housing is going green

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

16 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Women in Property Investment: a bricks and mortar education

Following the official launch of PropElle, the women-centric network for property investment, founder Ayesha Ofori tells Property Investor Today what it...

25 October 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

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

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

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

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

Demand rises for live-in guardians to keep empty properties safe

There is an increased demand for live-in guardians to keep empty homes secure, according to Homesitters, Britain’s largest home and pet-sitting...

07 June 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

From: Sponsored Content

Five tips for reducing void periods

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

11 March 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Former Italian monastery on sale for only €1

It was recently revealed that a number of properties in a Sicilian hilltop town were on sale for just €1 to...

22 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Paul Staley, Director of PRS at SDL Property Management

Who are you? Paul Staley What does it say on your business card? Director of PRS at SDL Property Management. What is SDL Property Management? As...

09 January 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

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

From: Sponsored Content

Why it’s crucial to work with a reputable letting agent

Even though the most recent Budget offered some welcome relief for landlords and the buy-to-let sector as a whole, there are...

23 November 2018

From: Sponsored Content

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

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Over half of UK landlords feel optimistic about current BTL market

Attitudes towards being a landlord in the current economic and political climate remain optimistic, according to recent research from Your Move. Its...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords shifting from long to short-term lending on Airbnb

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

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

The majority of private tenants are happy with their lot

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

13 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Place in the sun ambitions rekindled by sterling’s improved performance

The amount spent on European property by Britons has increased by two thirds. That is according to data released by international...

25 May 2018

From: Breaking News

110th Ideal Home Show highlights Britain’s enduring fascination with home improvements

The Ideal Home Show, taking place at Olympia London from Saturday 17 March to Monday 2 April, heralds one of the...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL landlords still set to benefit from tax relief despite changes

Analysis by London estate agent ludlowthompson has revealed that UK buy-to-let landlords will still benefit from £16.7 billion worth of tax...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Crowdfunding model launches equity-only platform

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

25 October 2017

From: Breaking News

UK construction growth prospects downgraded

Growth prospects for the UK construction industry have been downgraded amid growing signs that 2018 will be a difficult year for...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

The Positives of Property Investment in 2017

You would have had to have been living under a rock to not know about the Government’s recent tax attacks on...

26 July 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Adam Joseph, The Happy Tenant Company

What does it say on your business card? Adam Joseph, CEO of The Happy Tenant Company.  What is the Happy Tenant Company? We are...

26 July 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

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

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

12 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Alex Lubinsky, CEO of Rentberry

Recently I caught up with the Alex Lubinsky CEO of Rentberry, the app that allows a tenant to place a bid...

25 April 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

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

No measures to plug VAT ‘inequality’ between new builds and renovations

There were calls ahead of yesterday’s Budget statement for the chancellor Philip Hammond to announce fresh measures to plug the ‘inequality’...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 December 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housebuilding robust but construction sector flags

New housing remained the strongest strand of construction output in October, despite the surprise slowdown in overall construction output, the latest...

17 December 2016

From: Breaking News

North American renting comes to South East London market

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

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing group launches portfolio of purpose-built rental homes

A new portfolio of homes for professional tenants in London and the South East has been launched by housing group L...

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Maintenance essentials for your property insurance

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

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Apartment living way forward for London residents

Over 80% of Londoners living in apartments do so because it suits their current lifestyle, according to a new report. Those questioned...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlords freeze repairs to rental properties this winter

Tenants who request anything other than the most urgent repairs will face an uphill struggle this winter, according to research from...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Many flatsharers experience deposit disputes with their landlords, research claims

60% of UK flatsharers have been involved in a dispute with a landlord over their tenancy deposit, new research has found....

03 September 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Regular inspections

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

21 May 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Survey reveals the top pet hates of landlords and tenants

A new study conducted by Endsleigh, the landlord and tenant insurance provider, has highlighted the top frustrations of tenants and landlords. The...

30 April 2015

From: Breaking News

Paul Skillen, Founder of Mayfair & Morgan

Q: Who are Mayfair & Morgan? Mayfair & Morgan is a property Crowdfunding company which specialises in Property Portfolio Management, undertaking development...

24 April 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Property investors get help from on-demand tech services

Whether you’re buying to let or simply flipping a property, you will inevitably run into the age old ‘stuff’ obstacle –...

24 April 2015

From: Sponsored Content

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