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KEYWORD "Opinion" - 73 RESULTS
Opinion - why investors should wake up to the BTR revolution

In this guest piece, Alec Watt, chief executive officer of the Accouter Group of Companies, outlines why investors would be unwise...

15 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion - Is Generation Rent Here to Stay?

The term ‘Generation Rent’ has long been used throughout both the rental and sales markets, developing many connotations over the years....

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – the all-stars of August auctions

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

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Being a successful property developer means being a Branson

If you take a look at the Virgin website you’ll see an impressive (and varied) number of brands, including broadband, aviation,...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Investor claim - Berlin remains Europe’s hottest real estate market

Since my Zibel Real Estate portfolio first started investing in Berlin over a decade ago, residential real estate prices have increased...

26 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Never knowingly underbuilt - should other retailers join the BTR revolution?

With Boots recently joining John Lewis and Lloyds Bank in dipping its toes into the property market, this opinion piece from Ged...

21 July 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Why resident wellbeing must be top of mind for PBSA providers

In this guest piece, Tom Ward - founder and global CEO of PBSA provider Scape - which offers student accommodation in...

16 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Save our South Kensington! Campaign forces TfL and partner to change plans

A campaign against major development changes to the area surrounding South Kensington station in Central London has secured a major win in...

09 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – will Portugal experience a post-Covid investment boom?

Despite Portugal being taken off the UK’s green list from tomorrow, causing bafflement from the Portuguese government and a mad rush...

07 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – will auction houses be returning to traditional in-room auctions?

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the start of the first lockdown in March 2020, major auction houses up...

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Research reveals how to sell to Chinese buyers plus foreign investor 'club' deals

There is a much greater sales potential to be unleashed from Chinese buyers, a leading China expert has claimed. Domenica Di Lieto,...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – is Hull the property market's next hidden hotspot?

Kingston upon Hull is the hidden hotspot for property investors in the north of England, a developer firm has claimed. Iguana Developments, which specialises...

26 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 – three European countries seeing tremendous real estate growth

After several years of growth across all real estate segments, 2020 was anticipated to maintain this trend. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Why removing ground rents will have a negative impact

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

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A – is now the time to be investing in distressed assets?

In this Q&A, Thomas Balashev – who has spoken previously of breaking into the old-money elite of prime London property despite...

17 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Holiday lets - how can owners prepare for a reimagined spring?

Grant Seaton, senior business lending manager at The Cumberland, discusses how the holiday let sector can prepare for a spring like no...

17 February 2021

From: Breaking News

A quality property will always market itself – so why change the ‘BTR’ name?

January 7 2021 marked the launch of a new national committee, supported by The UK Apartment Association (UKAA), looking to improve...

15 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

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

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

Expert opinion – what does PCL have in store for 2021?

Like everything else, the highest echelons of the property market in the UK haven't been immune from the impact of Covid-19. But what...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

2021 outlook – what are the predictions from our property experts?

With 2021 nearly upon us, it’s time to look forward to what the next 12 months could bring from a property...

23 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

New BTR scheme in Wolverhampton as city set for 64-room project

Work is set to get underway in the coming weeks on the construction of a new Build to Rent (BTR) development...

30 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Are we approaching the end of the road for HMOs?

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

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Revealed – who are the world’s top 50 short-term let property managers?

A Barcelona-based software company recently announced its list of the ‘World’s Top 50 Short Term Property Managers’.  Rentals United, which describes itself...

11 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Making waves – is investing in a houseboat a good idea?

Many people like the idea of living on the water, and houseboats have come to be seen as an increasingly trendy,...

06 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Doing it differently – private developer transforms affordable housing

Affordable housing is very often a thorny bone of contention. Arbitrary government targets are regularly missed and this part of the...

04 September 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

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

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

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Expert opinion: why and where to invest post-Covid-19?

In a recent Zoom webinar, titled ‘Why and where to invest in residential real estate post-Covid-19’, representatives from three different luxury overseas...

15 July 2020

From: Breaking News

PCL witnesses large lockdown price drops, but market is recovering

Knight Frank’s latest PCL (Prime Central London) index reveals that average prices in this market declined by 2.1% in April, the...

08 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Webinar roundup – from the future of second homes to the future of PropTech

In these social distancing times, where so many of us are working remotely and being encouraged to stay at home as...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Why investors will be surprised by the benefits of tokenizing PBSA

Property Investor Today has previously looked at how Smartlands became the first company to tokenize property in the UK and asked whether fractional ownership and...

20 November 2019

From: Breaking News

2020 predictions: property to remain an attractive investment asset

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

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Is fractional ownership and tokenization the future for property investment?

Property Investor Today has covered the work of Smartlands - the first regulated blockchain-based crowdfunding company in the UK, and the...

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong residents flock to buy in London amid political and civil unrest

There has been a surge in the number of Hong Kong residents travelling to London to invest in residential property, according...

24 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

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

How can Brexit be a property investor’s opportunity?

Brexit! Whether you’re a Brexiteer or a Remainer, no one can deny that this is probably the number one issue on...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

What impact is Brexit having on overseas property investments?

It’s the story that is still dominating all the headlines, but - with Britain set to officially leave the European Union...

20 February 2019

From: Breaking News

There are signs of growth in the Cyprus property market

Over the course of this year, the economy of Cyprus has begun to stabilise and confidence started to return to the...

05 December 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

Research reveals that temporary stamp duty cut would encourage home moving

More than a fifth of recent home buyers (those who purchased less than three years ago) would consider moving home if...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Here's how to stay safe and beat the fraudsters

Most landlords are unable to identify a fake passport when presented with one leaving them vulnerable to fraudsters with fake ID’s, according...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK home sales set to drop significantly amid political uncertainty

Residential property transactions in May dropped by 3.3% on the previous month, following two successive months of growth, in what could...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Which party do you think is best suited to preside over the UK housing market?

With housing high on the political agenda ahead of tomorrow’s general election, all the major parties have pledged to tackle the...

07 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Public trusts Conservatives more than Labour to fix housing crisis, poll says

More British homeowners trust the Conservatives more than Labour to fix the country’s ‘broken’ housing market, according to a new poll. With...

06 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Conservative councils more likely to allow ‘Nimbyism to get out of control’

A new report suggests that a decisive general election victory for the Conservative party this week will empower NIMBYs (Not in...

05 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Scottish government failing to address housing supply, says trade body

The Scottish government is still failing to address the issue of housing supply, according to Homes for Scotland.   In response to the...

11 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Planning overhaul to speed up housebuilding

Major plans to revamp Scotland’s planning system have been proposed by the Scottish government to help speed up housebuilding.  The proposals are...

13 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Jake Russell – what to expect in 2017

Jake Russell, director at Russell Simpson, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year. Much...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

London to lead recovery in house prices with 16.5% growth by 2021

London is to lead the UK house price recovery with 16.5% cumulative growth between now and the end of 2020, according...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit adversely affects property investment into UK to Germany’s benefit

Uncertainty surrounding Brexit has had an adverse impact on investor sentiment when it comes to investing in the UK’s property market,...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing market grinds to a halt

The number of homes that came onto the sales market dropped at its sharpest rate to date while buyer demand fell...

15 July 2016

From: Breaking News

New buyer demand starts to improve

New buyer demand for homes has improved in recent week now that the uncertainty over whether the UK would leave or...

11 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Property deals fall through as buyers get cold feet over Brexit

A significant number of house sales fell through in the immediate aftermath of the win for Brexit as buyers got cold...

30 June 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices could fall following Brexit vote

Global markets have plunged, David Cameron has announced that he is to step down as Prime Minister later this year and...

24 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Six tips to help build a successful property portfolio

The market is changing; the act of investing is based on risk versus reward. No investment is guaranteed, but how can...

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

UK renters remain negative about their chances of buying

65% of renters are negative about their prospects of purchasing a home, according to new research by online estate agent Urban.co.uk. Nearly...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Is the influx of overseas investors a good sign for local investors?

I’ve seen a sharp rise this year in the number of foreign investors looking to establish a presence or even expand...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Lending age caps should be got rid of, older borrowers say

New research conducted by retirement lending specialist more 2 life has revealed that older borrowers want to see age limits on...

11 September 2015

From: Breaking News

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