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Why investors should consider mixed-use developments

Mixed-use developments have the potential to provide financial security and make any investor’s property portfolio more diverse, a property firm has...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A - how big a problem is dodgy money in London?

The issue of money laundering and questionable money flowing through the UK property market, especially London, has had a light shone...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Five Key Tips to Make Your New Kitchen Sustainable 

As an investor, you may be interested in adding a new kitchen to add value to your new home before selling...

26 July 2022

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Rental snapshot – rents climb, BTR market share rises, hotspots revealed

PIT looks at the latest trends in the UK rental market and investment strategies for buy-to-let landlords and investors. Revolution Brokers uncovers the...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – live auctions return and a landmark mansion for sale

In this week's roundup, PIT looks at the latest auction news, from a landmark auction up for sale with Strettons and Bond...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – do auctions still have a long way to go?

This week, Property Investor Today looks at research that suggests auctions aren’t as popular as they seem. However, the latest news from...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Bradford – City of Culture 2025 crowned the UK’s number one yield hotspot

The crown of UK’s number one yield hotspot goes to Bradford, according to new research compiled by PropertyData and Sequre Property...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New UKAA CEO: 'rental reform will narrow the gap between PRS and BTR'

The UK's Build to Rent (BTR) sector continues to grow and evolve, which arguably makes the role of the market's trade...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Looking for planning approval? Here are the best and worst locations for investors

The best locations for planning permission approval across the UK have been revealed by new analysis carried out by Townscape Architects. The...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Urban Splash completes £28m worth of deals

The Urban Splash Residential Fund recently announced that deals worth £28 million have been completed in the first quarter of 2022. A...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – was May the most successful month for auctions yet?

In this week's roundup, PIT takes a look at the month just gone. Auction House saw record figures in the first five...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

How to maximise bookings for your holiday home this summer

After a tough few years for the travel industry, foreign travel is forecast to return to pre-pandemic levels this summer due to the...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Global house price index – Istanbul leads the way as values soar

Knight Frank's latest Global House Price and Residential Cities Index has revealed that Istanbul was the city with the highest rate of...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Paddington – is it finally ready to be more than bears and marmalade?

There’s no doubt that, when people think of Paddington, they think first of the iconic character created by Michael Bond in...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

How holiday homeowners can make their property more accessible

While many of us may be able to book a holiday rental at the click of a button, there are a...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Green homes – three-quarters of councils say they need more help to reach net zero

A recent survey carried out by strategic property advisers Cluttons and sustainability consultants AESG has found that the majority of 50...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

How the Airbnb phenomenon has stepped up international design

In this guest piece, Rob Lessmann, founder of luxury interior design studio Design'd Living, sets out how Airbnb has led international...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – joint ventures, FTB homes and co-living thrives

In this week’s roundup, PIT takes a look at the latest UK schemes, including the newest phase in Barratt London and...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Water Neutrality – problems and solutions when it comes to development

In this guest piece, Philip Allin, associate director at Boyer London, looks at the problems and solutions of water neutrality when it...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Deconstructing barriers to greener homes

With climate change and environmental degradation becoming a daily feature in news cycles, it’s no wonder why many are becoming increasingly...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – soaring revenues and a time warp house for sale

It’s success galore for this week’s auction roundup, with Bond Wolfe witnessing revenue growth of over £23 million at its second...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Property investors are making 12 per cent returns with Innovative Finance ISAs

Innovative Finance ISAs have been the top performing ISA for property investors in recent times. Here, Derek Pratt, commercial director at Sourced Capital, looks...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Introducing Capella – a last chance to buy in King’s Cross

Capella is a new elegant landmark located on Lewis Cubitt Park, the biggest green space in King’s Cross, will bring 120...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine crisis - Futureal Group firms provide support for refugees 

A Birmingham-based property developer has partnered with charity Global Aid Network (GAiN) to collect donations for Ukrainian refugees. Cordia Blackswan is set to offer its...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Net-zero insight: Maintaining a pragmatic approach

In part two of her net-zero column, Frédérique Carrier, head of investment strategy at RBC Wealth Management, reviews some investment implications regarding net-zero and...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Net-zero insight: What will life be like in 2050?

In part one of her net-zero column, Frédérique Carrier, head of investment strategy at RBC Wealth Management, explores some of the most eye-catching...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

ITV's Our House - property fraud and how to avoid it

With ITV's Our House currently gripping millions of TV viewers, property experts have outlined how property fraud - which plays a central...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – that settles it, auctions are the way to go!

If previous auction roundups haven’t done much to convince you that property auctions are the most lucrative route, then perhaps this...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The social and environmental benefits of residential conversions

In this guest piece, Reece Mennie, chief executive officer of HJ Collection, sets out the environmental and social benefits of residential conversions. We need...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Green property - talking Passivhaus, net-zero and the affordability of eco-homes

In recent years, the interest in and coverage of green homes has grown significantly, in direct correlation with the emergence of the...

25 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

Auction roundup – will commercial auctions top resi ones in 2022?

This week we’re going commercial, with Allsop’s commercial auction achieving a 91% success rate this month and Shepherd Commercial Auctions appointed...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Crypto property investment - is it worth the risk?

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum have become increasingly popular among young investors, despite being famously volatile. But, at present, buying...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – new hires, bridging loans and catalogue wins

The theme of this week’s roundup is growth and success. Savills Auctions welcomes a new associate and MSP Capital’s reports a successful auction...

04 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

Green property - ground-breaking pilot to create world's first plastic-free homes

A pioneering research and development partnership launched this month is to lead to a world-first in the move towards carbon zero, plastic-free...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Why freeholders should talk to leaseholders about rooftop extensions

The American writer Mark Twain’s famously observed ‘Buy land, they’re not making it anymore’. However, property investors are now finding there...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank - post-Christmas supply builds as Omicron uncertainty fades

The lifting of Covid restrictions this week could see the supply of property rebuild and normal house price economics return, according...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Collaboration is key for rent collection

As Covid continues to impact the economy, Matthew Peake, partner and head of strategic asset management at Cluttons, explains how landlords...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions for 2022 - from sustainability and design to connectivity and net zero

With the new year now upon us, the predictions for what 2022 could bring from a property investment perspective continue to...

12 January 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

Predictions for 2022 in tech and real estate revealed

Following a successful year in PropTech last year, spatial data technology company Pupil predicts that 2022 will be the year that...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - four things to watch for in the UK property market in 2022

In this opinion piece, Tom Bill, head of UK residential research at Knight Frank, outlines the key things for those with a stake in...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Top entry system features that will increase your ROI

Portico shares some of the top entry system features for multi-residential properties that could positively affect the return on investment (ROI)...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Don’t lose sight of the ‘S’ in ESG: Why diversity and recruitment are key

In this guest piece, Deborah Gray, founding director at Totum Partners, looks at why those operating in the property sector shouldn't lose...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

How effective is the New Homes Quality Board’s new ‘Quality Code’?

During the summer, the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) – the new independent body for overseeing the quality of the customer...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

First Homes - what is going on with the scheme?

The First Homes scheme, one of the flagship housing schemes announced by the government last year as Boris Johnson finally tried...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

First Homes: one month to go - what do investors need to know?

First Homes, a new solution to the first-time buyer crisis, will be relevant to the majority of new schemes from December...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Major planning changes needed to achieve housing targets – claim

A new report by planning consultancy Lichfields has raised major issues for the growing housing emergency and the government’s target of...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Boost for leasehold – Zurich sponsors ALEP for another year

With the leasehold scandal ongoing, and long-promised reform still some way off or incomplete, leasehold enfranchisement is arguably more important than...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Running a successful holiday rental business - what do you need to know?

In this guest piece, James Cassidy, Senior Director, Partner Success Vacation Rentals, EMEA at Expedia Group, outlines what it takes to run a successful...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

A letter to Gove - why affordable housing is vital to truly level up the country

In this guest piece, Guy Horne, co-founder and chief executive of HSPG, sets out why provision of affordable and supported housing...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

If there is a race to net zero, no one's a winner

James Gray from Cluttons discusses why the race to net zero is the wrong wording - and it should be all...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Development update – a ‘five-star' PBSA and breaking ground in Bristol

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest development news, from an architect's pledge to design a hotel-style student...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Road to net-zero – new ‘innovative’ schemes in Edinburgh and Leeds

Niche housebuilder Artisan Real Estate has raised the bar for sustainable development with the launch of an ambitious design framework geared...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – fundraisers, training programs and clock towers

This week’s auction roundup is a mixed bag, with SDL Property Auctions holding a fundraising sweepstake as part of its latest...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

How to maximise your short-let investment this winter

In this guest piece, Emmanuel Lavoie, CEO of Jetstream Hospitality Solutions, sets out how investors can make the most from their holiday...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Government called to address embodied carbon in building construction

Last week saw leading voices from the building sector unite to call on the governments and industry to make urgent commitments...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Green property – regeneration hotspot King’s Cross becomes carbon neutral

One of London’s busiest and most iconic areas has announced that it has become carbon neutral (as of November 11 2021). The...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – and the good news continues…

This week’s auction roundup shows positive results across the board, with Auction House London, Clive Emson, Allsop, Auction House and SDL...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

How to achieve implementable planning permission

In this guest piece, Ufuk Bahar - founder of multi-disciplinary architecture practice, Urbanist Architecture, which specialises in maximising the ROI and viability of...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – new hires, enormous sales and a Rapunzel tower

This week’s auction roundup is a mixed bag, so to speak, with Savills announcing its new head of auctions and Propertymark...

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

Outer London - why it could be a boom town for 20 minute neighbourhoods

One of London's leading property services groups has explored the most amenity-rich and walkable communities in Outer London in a report...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Green property - Octopus and Homes England launch £175m eco alliance

Octopus Real Estate, part of Octopus Group and a leading UK specialist real estate lender and investor, has revealed that it has...

27 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Hub duo launch game-changing app - what's it all about?

The pair behind one of the property industry's most popular podcasts have now launched an app that they say will 'completely...

20 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

Cladding crisis - SLC pens letter to Michael Gove urging action

John Clay, a board member and past chairman of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers, has written an open letter to the...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – ambitious investments and more modular homes

This mini development roundup features significant funding and investment for a Kensal Green development, a housing scheme in Corby and a...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Commercial to resi – what are the advantages of office-to-resi conversions?

In this opinion piece, Reece Mennie from HJ Collection outlines the main benefits of office-to-residential conversions – which is set to...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Industrial to residential conversions: new book sets out how to make a profit

An updated and revised book offering ‘the essential guide’ to converting industrial buildings for profit has been released by property experts Ian...

04 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

Leasehold experts to shed light on missing landlords in webinar

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

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing shortage

The Local Government Association (LGA) recently launched the fifth year of the Housing Advisers Programme, a scheme that helps councils tackle...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Elephant Park – what's happening at one of London’s greenest new schemes?

Elephant & Castle is, without doubt, an incongruous area – very busy, chaotic and some might say ugly, but also full...

17 September 2021

From: Breaking News

The great UK construction contractor payment overhaul - what's it about?

According to a recent Deloitte report, the construction sector accounts for the highest number of insolvencies compared to any other sector,...

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – nearly half of UK landlords slashed monthly rent prices

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

13 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – and the summer sensation of auction continues…

This week, PIT takes a look at the latest unique lot available at Pugh, as well as the successful results of...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Fighting back - action groups launched to tackle housing crisis

Over 25 major firms have come together to combat the UK’s housing crisis by forming action groups to tackle present and...

30 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – from public toilets to historic wineries

This week’s auction roundup sees record toppers from Bond Wolfe Auctions and Strettons, a particularly unusual lot on sale via Pugh, and...

30 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Elephant Park project director - talking sustainability, Covid and community

Elephant & Castle is one of the most interesting and colourful parts of London, with a fascinating history and a wonderfully...

26 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – redevelopment schemes and a modular focus

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

26 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Update – free frameworks webinars and the Building Safety Bill

A series of free webinars are being held this month to help public sector clients access three major frameworks, including a...

21 July 2021

From: Breaking News

New platform launches to solve challenges with developer payments

Building and construction software company ProjectPay has recently launched a new platform to remove builder risk on construction projects. Project financiers and...

19 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: A day in the life of a surveyor

Property Investor Today gains insight from Louise Warren, building surveyor of property developer Kebbell, to uncover what the role is like and what...

14 July 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 July 2021

From: Breaking News

The best global cities for remote working - study

The Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped work practices around the globe. Since the huge shift to remote working, people have been able...

09 July 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech 3.0 and beyond – the future of property investment

Technology is changing how investors find, select and purchase property. This is especially true with the constraints of the past year...

05 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Hitting net-zero: how property investors can contribute to the 2025 carbon target

The UK government has implemented a legally binding commitment to achieve net-carbon zero by 2050, meaning that new-build homes must be...

28 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – Why are buyers looking for properties near airports?

After much anticipation, many British citizens are hoping to soak up some sun in their dream destination. The foreign travel ‘traffic...

28 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 June 2021

From: Breaking News

The big debate! Is flexible working the future for construction?

One of the biggest lifestyle changes wrought by the pandemic has been a considerable change in working practices and patterns, with...

23 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - why investing in Valencia is a good idea

It’s famous for football, oranges, paella, the Las Fallas festival and its beaches, but Valencia might sometimes be overlooked by investors who...

16 June 2021

From: Breaking News

The pandemic - has it made property sales less personable?

Digital transformation.   For those of us in property, it’s the latest buzzword. One that has, almost overnight, changed the way in which we...

14 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation boom drives demand for holiday home developments

After the Prime Minister warned the country not to travel to amber or red list countries, it is now looking increasingly...

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

How to become a property developer by keeping things small

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

07 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 June 2021

From: Breaking News

A day in the life of a land and planning developer

Property Investor Today gains insight from Dudley Mills, land and planning director of property developers Kebbell, to uncover what the role is...

28 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Green homes – fossil-free construction and a new leader of sustainability

Pipelife Norway has become the latest supplier to use BIOVYN™, the world’s first commercially available bio-attributed PVC from INOVYN. As Norway’s largest...

17 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Regent’s Crescent success, hotel to resi and Liverpool landmark revival

In this development roundup, Property Investor Today explores the impressive sales success of the Regent’s Crescent scheme in West London, a...

14 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Update: new schemes in West London plus Guinness housing development

With lockdown easing and the vaccine rollout continuing to go well, there is hope on the horizon again for a brighter...

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

Algarve investment – is this the region’s next major destination?

In part one of this two-part special, we looked at how the Algarve’s golf resorts are bouncing back post-Covid and post-Brexit...

05 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

Serviced apartments: the major player on the hospitality stage

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

Auction roundup – webinars, large catalogues and April results

In the last auction roundup of April, Property Investor Today takes a look at iamsold’s free educational webinar on the Modern...

30 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Office to resi – City of London plans to convert offices into homes post-Covid

In one of the clearest signs yet of an office to residential revolution, the City of London has revealed that it...

30 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – major loans and Leeds redevelopment project underway

Real estate funding specialist ASK Partners and OakNorth Bank have completed a £22 million co-loan for the next phase of an...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Construction update - corporate deviance, deleted reviews and Redrow rebrand

Research by London South Bank University (LSBU) has claimed that the high-profile collapse of construction giant Carillion in January 2018 highlights ‘a culture of financial...

26 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

Green property – from Marbella eco-builds to zero-carbon in Hertford

Renowned architects, developers and one of the Costa del Sol’s leading real estate firms have launched an ‘exciting new collaboration’ to...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Why is Lagos in the Algarve experiencing the ‘Zoom boom’?

For many a year, the west Algarvian city of Lagos – which literally means lakes in Portuguese – has been one...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

PBSA roundup – new Leeds scheme, £133m tie-up and hottest towns revealed

Real Estate Capital Holdings has agreed to sell a prime PBSA development opportunity in Leeds for £18.5 million to global living...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

What should you consider before paying for a property course or mentor?

Property investment can be very profitable over time and is seen as one of the safest forms of investment during times...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding update – supporting investors, but also warning them…

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

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

Why Manchester remains a buy-to-let investment hotspot

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

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – understanding and tackling the ongoing crisis

In light of the controversy surrounding cladding as of late, DBRS Morningstar has released a commentary titled ‘UK Cladding: Much More...

15 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

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

BTR update – 500 new council homes and the resilience of PBSA

Southwark Council has appointed a team of architects who will design plans to transform the Currys PC World site on Old...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 March 2021

From: Breaking News

London roundup – major new regen schemes in Old Kent Road and Brent

The team of architects who will design plans to transform the Currys PC World site on Old Kent Road into hundreds of new homes has...

01 March 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

HMRC’s new VAT reverse charge – how will construction firms be affected?

From March 1 2021, HMRC’s new VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services comes into effect. With this in mind,...

24 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

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

Avanton plans huge BTR growth; Red Loft marks major SE expansion

A leading London investor-developer has revealed its plans to invest up to £500 million in strategic land acquisitions over the next...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Is your home secure? Five ways smart devices can add extra protection

With recent research predicting that there will be over 482 million smart homes in the market worldwide by 2025, home automation is...

18 February 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Property investment cons – how can you avoid them?

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

17 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – strategic partnerships and steady project progress

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

17 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – will February's sales top January’s?

This week shows a promising selection of investment opportunities available at auction. Here at Property Investor Today, we take a closer...

12 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

Development roundup – all-star shortlist for Thamesmead regeneration

A ‘diverse and innovative’ group of architects and designers, with UK and international expertise, have made the shortlist to potentially become...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

How has the prime London market fared in 2021 so far?

The annual price decline in prime central London (PCL) was 4.3% for the third consecutive month in January, while average rents...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Taggart Homes - 'inexperienced builders should face tighter controls'

With the UK enduring its third national lockdown, Property Investor Today speaks with Michael Taggart, chief executive officer of luxury homebuilder...

08 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

2021: is it the comeback year for PCL property?

It goes without saying that 2020 was an incredibly eventful year for us all. The Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns meant...

29 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

Part 2 – is the construction industry safe enough to remain open?

In Part 1, we asked a number of industry experts if the construction industry should remain open at the current time,...

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

Property investment in 2021 – adjusting to new circumstances

Following one of the most disruptive and challenging years in living memory, I have no doubt that many of those in...

22 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

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

Q&A with One Point Six - Golden Ratios, record deals and the future of PCL

In this Q&A, Property Investor Today checks in with the founders of luxury London property developers One Point Six - Bhavnish Chandaria...

15 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Development update – from cohesive-use schemes to sustainable housing

Ambitious plans for a ‘ground-breaking’ cohesive-use scheme at Nottingham’s The Island Quarter development have been submitted. The latest phase – which is...

11 January 2021

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

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

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

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Top five regions for property investments in Spain next year

Spain is a very popular destination for foreign property investors, as demonstrated by the high percentage (16%) of international buyers who...

09 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: top 10 tips for staging your home for viewings

In a competitive market, it’s a challenge to get prospective buyers through the door, so when they arrive your property needs...

27 November 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

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

BTR roundup – new hires, mental health support and ongoing strong investment

The fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector continues to generate plenty of news, even as we live through Lockdown 2.0. The week-long...

20 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Development update – luxury riverside apartment and 19 acres of land for sale

Construction works are in progress on the ‘The Yacht Club’ – an exclusive 81-home development on the banks of the river...

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

Window for global investors to purchase UK property is closing

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

11 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: top tips for buying property in Spain in the new normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed so many things for so many people. For international real estate agents in Spain, it has...

10 November 2020

From: Overseas Property

Top tips: your guide to buying Spanish property

If you are dreaming of buying a property in Spain, there is so much to think about and many things to...

30 October 2020

From: Overseas Property

How to find a bargain at auction

Property auctions help to minimise the chances of complications in the homebuying process. However, there are still measures you will need...

30 October 2020

From: Property Auctions

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

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

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

Part 2: retail to residential – will the high street need to change forever?

In Part 1, we asked whether other major retailers will follow John Lewis’s lead in moving into the world of building...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Building update: SME developers want to build more; ecolodge opens in Italy

Research by TrustedLand and LandTech has revealed that more than half of the UK’s small and mid-sized property developers expect to...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Green property – organisation aims to remove plastic from construction

The housebuilding and development sectors have made big strides to becoming more environmentally-friendly and sustainable in recent years, but plenty more...

05 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

Live well for less? New Sainsbury’s/St George scheme in Hendon on the way

Work on a new mixed-use development in Hendon from developer St George and leading UK retailer Sainsbury’s will commence early next...

23 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Positive demand for undergrad accommodation boosts PBSA sector

The purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector is showing signs of recovery following market disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19 will force change in the PRS — let's make sure it’s positive

Lockdown measures have left the UK’s residential rental sector struggling to deal with a period of unpaid rents, occupancy voids, and...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: The highs and lows of London’s property market

While average rental values in prime central London (PCL) have declined annually by 6.9%, average house prices in prime London property...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – which university has the worst landlords?

With students starting or returning to university in the next few weeks – and question marks over how things will play...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

London climbs the list of most liveable European cities

Londoners have enjoyed one of the most significant increases in ‘livability’ where the cost of renting and living as a percentage...

07 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Through the keyhole - inside the five most viewed homes of the summer

From the music studio where everything started for Oasis, to an Essex mansion with life-sized superhero figurines guarding a home cinema,...

04 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Greek property – government programmes to spark boom for market

Greece’s property market had only just started to get back on its feet after the years of devastation and austerity wrought...

04 September 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

Revealed: what students want from their accommodation post-Covid

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

31 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Why landlords must not use ‘no DSS’ to discriminate against benefit tenants

In recent years, there has been considerable controversy over the use of ‘no DSS’ in homes being listed for let, with...

29 July 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Making modular the new normal - is it the future?

Modular housing is growing in popularity, with many viewing it as one fast, eco-friendly way of solving the housing crisis. An...

27 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

Property buyers will need advice as mortgage market faces uncertain future

  The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mortgage market has been significant and that's why consumers will be seeking expert...

03 July 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Insight: why UK holiday rentals are still a very good bet

On June 23, the day that Boris announced July 4 as the date for the easing of lockdown in England, Sykes...

03 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Scotland reopens – what do property investors need to know?

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

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Reacting to the Covid-19 crisis - what should I be investing in?

Earlier this month, we ran a two-part series on Paul Hanafin - who successfully moved from busking to a £1 million...

29 June 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

New growth for co-living? Developer secures £6.4 million funding deal

The Studios24 – which delivered the first major co-living development in the Midlands – has secured funding of £6.4 million from...

24 June 2020

From: Breaking News

How the property industry must evolve to be fit for the future

The UK property sector has been hit with the full force of coronavirus, but while it has certainly packed a punch,...

22 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – who is managing the Build to Rent boom?

In parts one and two, we looked at the investors and developers with a large stake in the fast-emerging Build to...

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Housing beyond lockdown: how can we create a positive legacy?

The last 12 or so weeks have been rather nerve-wracking for the property sector. The lockdown has raised many questions, from...

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Lettings market surges ahead of sales as lockdown eases

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

15 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Rents and prices in Portugal drop as a result of coronavirus, research claims

In recent weeks, many industry experts have been singing the praises of Portugal as a safe haven for overseas investors, given...

12 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – three key property trends caused by Covid-19

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, here at Carter Jonas we have seen three key property trends emerge. The first is...

12 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – planning granted for London’s first Covid-compliant mixed-use scheme

Planning permission has been received from Westminster City Council for Mayfair’s first ‘Covid-19 compliant’ mixed-use development. The scheme at 82 Mount Street,...

10 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

‘Exciting’ new Cornish properties brought to the market as restrictions ease

An estate agency based in Rock, North Cornwall, has said the recent easing of lockdown restrictions has led to a number...

01 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Professional property buying in a post-Covid-19 climate – how should you do it?

With lockdown measures starting to be eased, and the possible move to step 2 of the three-step plan from June 1,...

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A – why should investors be considering tertiary towns?

With lockdown starting to ease, investors across the country will be considering their next steps and where might represent the best...

25 May 2020

From: Breaking News

The world has changed – what next for Build to Rent?

Covid-19 is a generational event that will impact the way people live, work and behave long after the pandemic has been...

22 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid 19 impact – how are developments changing to adapt to the new normal?

With the dawning realisation that there will be a long-term legacy to the way we live our lives post-Covid-19, a leading...

20 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Five reasons you should never follow interiors trends

It can be tempting to jump on the latest interior design trends when renovating your investment property. However, just because Farrow...

20 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how has Covid-19 affected the Irish property market?

An Ireland-based PropTech startup has published its study on Covid-19’s impact on the Irish property sector. Beagel, headed up by industry veteran...

15 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Major new BTR scheme set for Sheffield following acquisition of one-acre site

Godwin Developments, a national multi-sector property developer, has announced the purchase of a one-acre site, situated prominently within Sheffield city centre,...

01 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Help for investors – webinars to assist people through the crisis

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

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Coronavirus impact – how is the short-lets market fighting back against Covid-19?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had a particularly stark effect on the short-term rental market, given its reliance on travel, business,...

20 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Is house flipping still a profitable strategy in 2020?

Buy a property below market value, renovate it and then make a tidy profit by selling it at a higher price,...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

UK development: Redeveloped rugby club grounds and innovative apart-hotels

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic shaking the property world, developers and investors continue to brave the storm, with Godwin Development and Lord...

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Why good communication is essential in these difficult times

As we keep being regularly told at the moment, we are living through unprecedented times, with the greatest restrictions on our civil...

06 April 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Overseas property – why should investors be considering the eastern Algarve?

The coronavirus pandemic currently has us all in lockdown and getting used to a new world of social distancing, self-isolating, remote...

03 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

Eco property - do all options need to be on the table for green developments?

One of the very few silver linings of the current coronavirus pandemic has been the seemingly positive impact lockdowns across the...

27 March 2020

From: Breaking News

How is coronavirus affecting developers and the retirement housing market?

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a huge impact on all our lives, with all schools now closed (other than for...

25 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Not just billionaires - the world of hush hush sales

James Turner, director at offshore company formation specialists Turner Little, explores why off-market sales are no longer just the domain of...

20 March 2020

From: Breaking News

New dance-inspired show home and FTB apartments launched in Battersea

Developer Avanton has launched a new dance-inspired show home and first-time buyer apartments at Coda in Battersea. The £260 million (GDV) mixed-use...

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day: Diversity is key in property

In honour of International Women’s Day, which took place on Sunday March 8, Property Investor Today dedicates this week to recognising...

11 March 2020

From: Breaking News

The eco-friendly revolution – how is the property industry going green?

We’ve previously reported on everything from sustainable living developments to eco-villages, and recently covered a major trade body’s call for the...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Clive Emson achieves more than £20m in sales in first 2020 auction

Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers generated sales worth over a whopping £20 million at its first auction of the year...

19 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Interest in luxury Cardiff home shows that crime doesn’t pay

A luxury five-bedroom house in Cardiff, seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act, was one of the highlights of...

17 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

Major new development gets the go-ahead in Mumbai

A London and Mumbai-based architects’ firm has been appointed to design and deliver two new towers located on the Western Express...

05 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Why co-living is the future of urban living

While more people come into the world every day, the size of the earth remains exactly the same. Today, 55% of...

05 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - talking conversions, Grade II-listed buildings and 2020 predictions

In this Q&A, Property Investor Today catches up with Charlie Baxter, managing director and co-founder of award-winning development manager Alchemi Group, to find out...

03 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Homebuilder installs first modular homes in Stoke-on-Trent

Modern homebuilder St. Modwen Homes has installed two new modular properties at its Victoria Park development in Stoke-on-Trent. The installation of the...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Here’s four ways to makeover your conservatory

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

22 January 2020

From: Sponsored Content

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

The tokenisation revolution: Smartlands and Sotheby’s partner up

Smartlands and UK Sotheby’s International Realty have announced a collaboration which aims to explore the possibilities that blockchain technology provides for...

23 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Fancy living above Crossrail? Galliard Homes’ TCRW scheme launches

Leading property developer Galliard Homes has now launched TCRW – a landmark residential-led regeneration project fronting onto Oxford Street – in...

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Green light – The Collective’s newest development approved

The Collective, a leading co-living brand which launched its first London development in 2016, has received a resolution to grant planning...

04 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what is going on in the Bristol property market?

It’s the sixth biggest city in the UK, has become a home from home for Londoners looking to escape the capital...

18 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Investment hotspots - the best new-build developments in the Costa del Sol

Despite Brexit, Spain has reclaimed its status as a hotspot for British buyers, with the Costa del Sol a firm favourite. Last...

14 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Moving home? Here’s your guide to property jargon

Moving home? Here’s your guide to property jargon When it comes to buying, selling, letting or renting a property, you will likely...

08 October 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Birmingham home to latest 290-bed student accommodation

Moorfield, a boutique UK real estate private equity fund manager, has announced the practical completion of the latest purpose-built student accommodation...

25 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

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

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

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

New city-to-city partnership for start-up business to drive property demand

London and Berlin have announced a new city-to-city partnership to strengthen trade and investments between the two capitals and support start-up...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

UK female property investment network launched by leading entrepreneur

A female property investment network, the PropElle Network, has been launched to empower historically underrepresented groups. Introduced by leading female entrepreneur Ayesha...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Crowdfunding platform becomes first to tokenize property in the UK

A new, unique platform for crowdfunding investment was recently launched by Smartlands, with the company becoming the first to tokenize property...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

TDS and SafeDeposits combine to tackle issues in the private rented sector

Two housing-related charitable organisations have collaborated to fund a major UK-wide research programme in order to improve standards in the private...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Roll up, roll up - here’s your chance to win 2x free tickets to major renovation show

The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show is returning to Surrey between 29-30 June at Sandown Park racecourse. And here at Property...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Replacing leasehold with commonhold - your questions for Heather Wheeler MP

In recent weeks our campaign to replace leasehold with commonhold has continued to gather momentum both in the press and across...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Lavish London mansion up for raffle for just £13.50

A north London couple are raffling their Grade II listed sprawling English estate, worth a whopping £5.25 million, for just £13.50,...

10 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 April 2019

From: Sponsored Content

UK rental market - how does it compare with the rest of Europe?

Even though the government has tried to make life better for renters, the UK is still a long way from being...

05 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Could you be a more ethical landlord?

Private sector buy-to-let landlords sometimes get a bad rap from renters, who blame property investors for fuelling a housing boom which...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Rental platform welcomes government’s redress reform

Plans for an extensive reform of the housing redress system have been welcomed by RentalStep, but it says landlords need to...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

From: Breaking News

St Andrews, Edinburgh and Dundee boost Fife property market

Property sales in Fife boomed last year due to its proximity to Scotland’s two major property hotspots, Edinburgh and St Andrews,...

11 January 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

Where are the best places to invest in property overseas during 2019?

Property investment is no longer confined to the UK’s borders. In fact, these days, the global market can offer some of...

09 January 2019

From: Breaking News

How is the Spanish property market enticing British buyers back?

British citizens have long had a love affair with the Spanish property market and like any love affair; it’s had its...

12 December 2018

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

Property guardian firms launch first trade association

The first trade association for property guardian firms – designed to lead on safety and standards, promote and represent the industry...

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Summer in the Swiss Alps – what is attracting investors?

Property Investor Today was recently invited to ski resort Andermatt Swiss Alps, located in the heart of Switzerland’s world-renowned mountainous region,...

28 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Importance of Section 21 changes outlined by ARLA Propertymark

ARLA Propertymark has outlined advice to landlords and letting agents on the changes to Section 21 notices, coming into force from...

28 September 2018

From: Breaking News

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

Buy-to-let market set to stabilise by 2021

There will be a continued dampening of the buy-to-let sector over the next three years, before the market stabilises in 2021...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Balearic Islands popular among foreign property investors, analysis shows

Property transactions in the Balearic Islands have more than doubled in the last five years, according to estate agents Porta Mondial. The...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Rents in private rental sector increase in line with RPI

Residential rent rises in the private rental sector (PRS) have been closely tied to the rate of inflation and retail price...

10 August 2018

From: Breaking News

One Park Drive’s largest “Loft” apartments sell out

Canary Wharf Group’s landmark residential development, One Park Drive, has successfully sold out of its largest available apartments. Boasting modern open-plan living...

11 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Property guardians – is this the future of renting in London?

As a reaction to (and by-product of) London’s housing crisis, there has been a rise in recent years in the number...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Outcomes of review into housebuilding published by Sir Oliver Letwin

Measures to ensure new homes are built faster and for thousands more British bricklayers to be trained to help meet government...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Brexit is biggest challenge facing property market, say investors

Britain's withdrawal from the European Union is the biggest challenge facing the UK property sector, according to a survey of investors,...

20 June 2018

From: Breaking News

The Landlord Expo returns for 2018

One of the biggest landlord exhibitions returns to Bristol on June 13. Taking place at the University of the West of England,...

25 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Are you ready for the Southampton Property Show?

The Southampton Property Show, one of the UK’s largest property exhibitions, is coming to the Harbour Hotel in Southampton. Southampton’s property investment,...

11 May 2018

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Number of buy-to-let investors hits record high

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK reached a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year, up...

13 April 2018

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MGM launch affordable apartments in Chamonix Valley

An exclusive new development in the family-friendly resort of Les Houches is being launched by French property developer MGM French Properties. Chalet...

13 April 2018

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UK landlords power through despite BTL challenges

Buy-to-let (BTL) investors remain largely optimistic about the market in spite of Brexit uncertainty and increasing tax burdens for landlords, according...

05 April 2018

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Andrews & Robertson raise over GBP 10m from first auction of 2018

UK auctioneers Andrews & Robertson raised over £10 million from their first auction of 2018. Held at The Montcalm Hotel in Marble...

02 March 2018

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Portfolio landlords struggle to secure mortgage finance in light of PRA changes

Securing a mortgage is a challenging feat for three quarters of portfolio landlords after the introduction of the Prudential Regulation Authority...

31 January 2018

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Autumn Budget: housing supply is only the tip of the iceberg

Ahead of today’s Budget, property experts are waiting to see whether their predictions will be dispelled, or whether they will prove...

22 November 2017

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Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain stable despite changes and uncertainty

The cost of buy-to-let mortgages has remained mostly unaffected by the second phase of Prudential Regulation Authority changes, coupled with months...

17 November 2017

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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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John Pye Property launches in the North West

Online property auction firm, John Pye Property, has set its sights on expanding further across the North West. Holding more than 650...

27 September 2017

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Legal & General Mortgage Club to host specialist lending events this autumn

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced its calendar of autumn events that focus on the specialist lending sector. The half day...

17 August 2017

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London is a ‘strange market’ filled with people living in unsuitable properties

It is undoubtedly a buyer’s market in London at the moment, with those who are looking to buy prime property in...

27 July 2017

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Plan to ban leaseholds on new-build houses is ‘step in right direction’

The government’s plan to ban housebuilders from selling houses as leasehold in England and reduce ground rents on flats to zero...

26 July 2017

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Aberdeen office take-up surges

Office take-up in Aberdeen in the first half of this year has exceeded the entire 2016 figure, according to Savills. The international...

19 July 2017

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Paragon to make portfolio BTL changes to comply with PRA’s new requirements

Paragon Mortgages is the latest in a long line of lenders to announce that it will be implementing changes for portfolio...

13 July 2017

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Landlord fined for not taking shoes off in tenants’ home

A Canadian landlord has been fined for not taking his shoes off in his Muslim tenants’ home in Brampton, Ontario. John Alabi,...

12 July 2017

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Property in affluent parts of London viewed as a ‘safe bet’

People borrowed more than £17bn in new mortgages last year in order to buy property in London, as homeowners, investors and...

04 July 2017

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Top tips when buying property at auction

Auctions provide an excellent way to buy property competitively, with a number of great deals often secured under the hammer. However,...

04 July 2017

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It was ‘inevitable’ that UK house prices would ease

The recent slowdown in UK house prices suggests that the market is cooling, but very few experts are surprised. The latest house...

08 June 2017

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Urban residential land values continue to rise across the UK

Urban brownfield land prices continued to increase across the UK during the first quarter of the year, while prices even remained...

31 May 2017

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Political party manifestos don’t go far enough on leasehold reforms

The Conservative and Labour parties have now published their manifestos ahead of next week’s general election, which include policies to reform...

30 May 2017

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Spanish property market continues to pick up

A fresh residential property market report shows that Spanish property prices edged higher in March. The latest Spanish Property Insight House Price...

04 May 2017

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Inheritance tax changes to UK residential properties leave taxpayers in ‘limbo’

The government’s decision to drop significant proposals to non-domicile rules and inheritance tax changes to UK residential properties from the Finance...

26 April 2017

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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

Gavriel Merkado, REalyse CEO & Founder

Q: What does it say on your business card? Gavriel Merkado, Founder and CEO of REalyse Q: Who are REalyse? REalyse is a big data...

13 April 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

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

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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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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

Increase in Probate fees to hit estates

It has been confirmed that the probate fee structure is set to change in May 2017 to a tiered system whereby...

27 March 2017

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US investors target homes in Ireland

Property investors in the US flocked to an Irish property show in Boston last week with a view to taking advantage...

27 March 2017

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Europe’s key investment markets unveiled

Fresh analysis of the investment climate of 20 European cities shows that Paris remains the number one hotspot for those looking...

10 March 2017

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LBC’s ‘The Property Hour’ returns

A popular property radio show returned to the airwaves on LBC yesterday.  ‘The Property Hour’, which is sponsored by Direct Line Landlord...

10 March 2017

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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

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LendInvest completes first auction finance loan

Borrowers that require a very quick turnaround to secure their next property investment will be pleased to learn that LendInvest has...

20 February 2017

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Green belt policy ‘should be reappraised’ to solve the housing crisis

There is a well documented housing crisis in England, especially in the south of the country where property prices are at...

08 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

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Trevor Abrahmsohn - what to expect in 2017

Trevor Abrahmsohn, director at Glentree Estates offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year.  2016 has...

29 December 2016

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Top tips to avoid common buy-to-let insurance claims

Damage caused by storms, burst pipes and from break-ins were listed in a report earlier this year as the primary reasons that...

12 December 2016

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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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UK house prices increase unexpectedly in October - Halifax

There was a surprise rise in UK home prices in October, despite the slowdown in the housing market in recent months,...

08 November 2016

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Non-dom reform should be put on hold until 2018

The UK government should delay the introduction of any changes to non-domicile reforms until at least 2018, giving it an opportunity...

24 October 2016

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FCA announce arrears remediation consultation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday announced that it will consult on new guidance on the treatment of customers that fall...

20 October 2016

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Ireland at risk of new banking crisis

Ireland is at risk of another economic disaster because the country has failed to learn from the mistakes of the last...

08 October 2016

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Dubai property market would benefit from longer visas, say experts

Dubai, along with the rest of the UAE, would have a better chance of attracting long-term property investors if they provided...

29 September 2016

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‘Yield-hungry investors’ eye commercial property

Properties which are well located, have a reliable income stream or offer the potential to add value will continue to attract...

23 September 2016

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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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German real estate fund acquires retail properties for £120m

ILG’s latest real estate institutional fund has completed the acquisition of six large-scale retail properties in Germany at a total volume...

08 September 2016

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Overseas Property Show to take place in the capital next month

The Overseas Property Show – which aims to provide investors with practical steps and considerations involved in purchasing property abroad –...

16 August 2016

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Regulator could step in to curb property investment activity in Australia

The banking regulator in Australia may step in to curb lending in the investment sector of the country’s housing market if...

12 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

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Calls for private landlord licensing in Northern Ireland

With a growing number of people living in the private rented sector in Northern Ireland, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)...

24 June 2016

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Allsop release latest auction catalogue

Allsop has announced details for their third commercial property of 2016, which will take place on 16 May at The Berkeley...

05 May 2016

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New body to improve multi home rental standards

With the volume of people living in the private rental sector continuing to grow, a new trade organisation has been launched...

19 April 2016

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Tim Dray, Sky

Q: What does it say on your business card?   Head of Indirect Sales & Partnership Products Q: What does your role involve? I head up...

06 January 2016

From: 60 Second Interview

The Apprentice: welcome to the candidates' living quarters

The 11th series of The Apprentice started on Wednesday, with 18 candidates seeking to impress Lord Sugar while remaining under the...

15 October 2015

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New rental index to give better insight into private rented sector

The Landbay Rental Index is set to launch later this month, promising to offer a more advanced insight into the UK's...

18 September 2015

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High cost of living in London produces Continental Commuter Belt

According to the European Commutability Index produced by London-based logistics company Kiwi Movers, at least 12 major European cities are now...

11 September 2015

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Free property exhibition in Bournemouth set to draw in the crowds

The Bournemouth and Poole Landlord Exhibition being held at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) in October this year is expected to...

21 August 2015

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Pushing up standards in residential leasehold management

An historical lack of regulation in the residential leasehold management sector has meant that anybody can set up a leasehold business...

24 April 2015

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