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KEYWORD "Performance" - 231 RESULTS
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

Time for action? Two-thirds of rental homes not green enough

With energy bills due to increase by 54% next month, research from specialist property lending experts Octane Capital has revealed that...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build values soar above pre-recession levels, study shows

Two areas in the UK are still feeling the impact of the 2008 recession despite strong growth in new-build property values,...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - key considerations for first-time hotel investors

Following a record low for the hospitality industry in 2020 and a mixed 2021 amidst the yo-yoing regulations, demand is finally...

21 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

How landlord buying habits are changing to reach EPC targets

Possible changes to energy performance certificate (EPC) targets are likely to have a dramatic effect on landlord property purchasing habits. This is...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More schemes underway – sustainable homes and PBSA in Notts

This mini development roundup sees homebuilder Placemakers putting sustainability and profitability at the fore of its new scheme in Beulah Hill,...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors - houses versus apartments: which is best for buy-to-let?

It’s the age-old question that most investors are likely to find themselves wondering at one point or another - which property type...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

What lies ahead of the PBSA market in a post-pandemic world?

It’s been a tumultuous year for the student accommodation market, with distance learning and travel restrictions taking their toll on occupancy...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

UK falls behind other European countries for new-build performance

The UK is currently trailing a number of other major European nations when it comes to the delivery of new homes...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Construction crisis – building output decline persists in 2022

A construction output report has revealed that the value of underlying work commencing on-site has fallen 15% in the three months...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Cockfosters – plans for hundreds of rental homes given green light

Plans to build hundreds of new rental homes next to Cockfosters tube station have been given the go-ahead by Enfield Council, subject...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Time to smarten up – how PropTech can boost your ROI

Whether you are an accidental landlord or witty property investor; you are likely to agree that a wave of new regulations...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

EPCs aren’t the answer to reducing emissions in our homes, poll shows

Almost two-thirds (62%) of residential property professionals don’t believe that Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are the most suitable method to help...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how do landlords feel about greener home improvements?

Despite the continued rise in energy costs, 55% of homeowners are making positive changes to the environmental sustainability of their property,...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC woes – landlords faced with £10k costs to upgrade their homes

New research from BDRC BVA highlights the extent of the cost that landlords will need to rack up to get properties...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - what to consider when buying-to-let in 2022

The start of a new year is often a time for reflection, and for investors, it is a prime opportunity to...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors - could this be the time to consider investing in Scotland?

Investors could help to plug the shortage of private rented properties in Scotland, which is in desperate need of new supply. According...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Levelling up – the best outer-London cities to invest in revealed

Zero-carbon housebuilder Etopia Homes has pinpointed the towns and cities in England which could make the best use of the government’s...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

EPC emergency – 15% of landlords in the dark over upcoming changes

Just one in seven (15%) landlords surveyed have no knowledge of the upcoming legislative changes to the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC),...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Government called to rethink plans for energy improvements in PRS

Proposals to ‘force’ landlords across the country to pay up to £10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of rental properties require...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the buy-to-let hotspots for 2022?

The number one buy-to-let (BTL) hotspot next year will be the North West, according to new findings from SevenCapital and Zoopla. The...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news – short-term rentals enjoyed growth in September

London’s short-term rental sector is continuing to perform ‘very strongly’ as the sector recovers, according to performance data from a tracking...

19 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

EPC change could be 'catastrophic' for property investors, experts warn

Investors could be ‘severely impacted’ by government plans to raise the required Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating for buy-to-let properties in...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

London bounces back – rents set to rise 5.5% in 2022

Rental values across the capital have not only bounced back compared to the pandemic dip in 2020, but they have also...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Developers beware – cladding tax could cost £205m a year

The cladding tax introduced in last week’s Budget could cost the nation’s biggest housebuilders £205 million a year, research from Sirius...

01 November 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

Revealed – do homeowners take energy efficiency seriously?

A recent survey has revealed that only one in eight (13%) people in the UK admit that they seriously considered the...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the hidden running costs of being a landlord

In this guest piece, Rightio discusses some of the lesser-known costs of being a landlord. To the uninitiated, being a landlord might...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR update – subdued Q3 but strong pipeline points to Q4 boom, says CBRE

The UK’s fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector recorded a total of £374 million of investment in Q3 2021, according to...

08 October 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

The £800bn question: how resi developers can save the high street

In 2018, the total value of commercial property in the UK sat at over £880 billion, when the office market was at...

01 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Glasgow student accommodation first in the UK to install green technology

Technology provider Utopi has partnered with property operator BOHO to install an energy management and resident wellbeing solution which aims to...

25 August 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR roundup - record levels of investment, £500m JV and Leeds scheme

Knight Frank has announced that the UK’s Build to Rent (BTR) market received record levels of investment in the first two...

16 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency – are landlords and investors getting enough support?

The government has talked plenty about improving the energy efficiency of private rented homes, but despite this rhetoric, only 5% of private...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Top tips for getting the best out of property auctions

Property auctions provide the perfect opportunity for investors, whether you’re looking to add to your portfolio or release some capital.  As a buyer, you...

02 August 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

SevenCapital - how can I invest like the ultra-rich?

If you could be one thing in your life, what would it be? Chances are the answer to this question for...

23 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Short-term rentals outpace major accommodation types – study

The short-term rental sector has bounced back quicker than most accommodation sectors since the UK’s reopening, recent performance data from STR...

19 July 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR – major PBSA deal in Nottingham and Love to Rent Week

Student accommodation owner/operator Student Roost has exchanged contracts on a major deal to purchase a prime new 703-bed property in Nottingham. Currently...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the golden rules for armchair investing

In this guest piece, Stuart Williams, director of property investment firm Thirlmere Deacon, outlines the golden rules for armchair investing. Over the...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Roadshow - how can the construction sector join the digital revolution?

Construction Alliance North East (CAN) has revealed that it will join digital agency Mediaworks for an Evolution or Extinction Roadshow this Wednesday...

05 July 2021

From: Breaking News

The Smithfield Birmingham – what is the development all about?

A major new development in Birmingham reached a significant milestone yesterday as Lendlease and the City Council finalised a joint venture...

30 June 2021

From: Breaking News

A guide on investing in real estate in Verbier

A charming skiing resort in Switzerland overlooking the Mont Blanc range, Verbier sits on a south-facing plateau which gives it plenty...

30 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular – partnerships, digital construction and reaching climate goal

Off-site construction specialist Premier Modular has been awarded a place on the new £330 million LHC Modular Buildings Framework. Premier’s appointment to the...

28 June 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

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

Rental update – strong yields, smart homes, and the power of BTR

The latest research by a nationwide buy-to-let (BTL) specialist has revealed which major cities across England and Wales have seen the...

09 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Update – future-proof homes in Bournemouth, Yorkshire and Scotland

Simple Life has partnered with Vistry Partnerships and Wakefield District Housing to build 140 two and three-bedroom eco-friendly properties in the...

02 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Records, rebranding and Rightmove: a year at SDL Property Auctions

Managing Director and auctioneer at SDL Property Auctions, Andrew Parker, takes a look back at how SDL Property Auctions has grown...

02 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Market insight – homes for rent are letting 30% faster since Covid

The pandemic continues to shape the UK property market, with a growing disparity between inner city and outer city residential rents,...

26 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Crossrail boom – house price premium climbs to 17% as testing begins

The latest research by London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves has revealed that house prices surrounding Crossrail stations are...

21 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Onto the south – ilke Homes secures major development site in Exeter

Leading modular housing company ilke Homes has secured a development site for 165 new homes on Phase 2, Exmouth Junction, Exeter...

21 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Overseas investors – should Florida be on your radar this summer?

The Florida property market has seen a rise in sale prices for 112 consecutive months, and with lower mortgage interest rates...

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup - things May be even better for auctions this month...

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at Landwood Group’s success with auctions, the launch of Strettons’ May auction catalogue,...

14 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update: flood of movers, new appointment and attractive investments

With Portugal now included on the government’s ‘green’ list for quarantine-free travel from May 17 (meaning people will no longer need...

12 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Patience and planning makes women better investors than men – study

Research from Yoppie has found that when it comes to long-term investment, women are more likely to see a greater return than...

12 May 2021

From: Breaking News

An eco-boost – Lendlease and WorldGBC to create net zero built environment

Lendlease, an international real estate and investment group, has partnered with the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) on its Advancing Net...

10 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are the most energy-efficient regions in the UK?

The latest figures from an online estate agent have revealed which region in England and Wales is the most energy-efficient. With 85%...

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

Will UK property remain a long-term investment choice for overseas investors?

We know that UK property has long been a safe haven for international investors, with the market’s robust performance throughout the...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - how can we repurpose retail assets with lasting relevance?

One of the big questions that has become even more stark during the pandemic – which has devastated the already struggling...

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Revealed – in which UK areas has housebuilding activity thrived?

The latest new-build property market insight from BuildScan has revealed which UK areas have seen housebuilders take their foot off the...

12 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

Development roundup – new projects underway from Leicester to Leeds

A national contractor says it has made ‘significant progress’ on three residential projects based in Leicester. The schemes from Stepnell include two...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – making a move and the largest portfolio for sale

As we welcome April, Property Investor Today outlines the lots available at Strettons, one of the largest lots ever available at auction...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Student bounce-back, recruitment for South West project and cinema salvage

A specialist provider of purpose-built student accommodation has reported a trebling in the pace of bookings since Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular update – affordable modular homes coming to Beeston

ilke Homes has partnered with emh group to deliver affordable homes in Beeston, Nottinghamshire. In light of the government’s reforms to increase...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investment roundup – self-build decline, Birmingham growth and new modular

The self-build market is estimated to have declined in value by some 10% in 2020, as a result of the Covid-19...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – A ball of history, record sales and the power of auction

You may get a kick out of this week’s roundup, with the home of the late England footballer and World Cup...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day – diversity, going green and equality in property

In the second instalment of our International Women’s Day series, we explore the topic of diversity in property and construction, the...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Why modular housing is primed to deliver the green homes of the future

In June 2019, the UK became the first country to commit to bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. Environmentally-friendly...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – with a changing world, should you be considering Montenegro?

UK residents seeking to escape to Europe for great value for money opportunities to ‘live, work and thrive’ will have no...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

The big question – is buy-to-let still worth investing in?

In recent years, buy-to-let investors and landlords might feel as if they have been deliberately targeted, with changes to mortgage interest...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

BTR roundup – record investment, Londoners head north, new L&G scheme

The latest Marketview report from CBRE has revealed that the UK Build to Rent (BTR) sector recorded a total of £955.7...

22 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

Is Manchester’s Wardour Point the next golden investment?

Wardour Point, a development crafted for modern living, has been launched in Manchester to meet the growing demand for regional property. The...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Ongoing boom! Scotland property market ends 2020 on a high note

The housing market in Scotland is showing no signs of slowing down, with marked increases throughout Q4 2020 despite Covid setbacks,...

06 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

Development roundup – Staines, Digbeth, London and Worthing

In this bumper development roundup - the final one of the year - we explore the planned creation of new developments and...

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Looking to scale your portfolio? Here’s some top tips for seasoned investors

Sometimes even seasoned investors will need guidance, help and assistance, particularly during times of crisis and uncertainty. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic,...

23 November 2020

From: Breaking News

The only way is up – property boom in a third of UK’s largest cities

A third of the UK’s largest cities are experiencing a property boom, according to research from leading letting firm Apropos. It looked...

18 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Considerations for landlords and investors when purchasing a property

When it comes to conveyancing for landlords and investors, the purchasing process itself doesn’t differ that much from residential conveyancing, there...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

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

Build to Rent rebounds strongly in Q3, CBRE report says

Investment in the fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) market bounced back significantly in Q3 2020, according to CBRE’s latest Marketview report. Following...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Needed: documented evidence to support MMC, says expert

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

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Resilient property income - why property investors are turning to social housing

In this guest piece, Max Shenkman, head of investment at Triple Point Social Housing REIT, outlines why social housing REITs are continuing...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Partnership to deliver eco-friendly modular homes in Neath

Modular housing company ilke Homes has partnered with developer Abode Waterstone to deliver six factory-built affordable homes on a site near...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Premier Modular wins contract to house homeless in High Wycombe

Offsite construction specialist Premier Modular has won a £7.5 million contract for a development of apartments that will provide facilities for...

05 October 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

Auction roundup – high success rates and PropTech startups

From successful sales for Network Auctions and Sutton Kersh Auctions, to brand-new auction startup Aucspace aiming to streamline the bidding process,...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how landlords & investors can take advantage of the Green Homes Grant

The other major housing announcement in the Chancellor’s recent summer economic update, aside from the headline-grabbing stamp duty holiday, was the...

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

A winning investment? Development roars onto Silverstone trackside

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

28 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Moda Living partners with Utopi for smart Build to Rent technology

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

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Part 1 – what will property auctions look like in the future?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every single part of the property market in some shape or form, but some parts were...

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

A Monopoly/Pokémon Go crossover – could this AR game help investors?

A new augmented reality game that lets players buy and sell real world properties has been launched by Krakow-based tech firm...

27 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Modern methods of construction acceptance service launched by NHBC

In one of the biggest signs yet that modern methods of construction (MMC) are going mainstream, NHBC, the leading warranty and...

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

A look at lockdown - a Q&A with the SDL Group

Following the reopening of England’s housing market in May, the sector has seen a bounce back. Pent-up demand during lockdown has...

06 July 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

Q&A – will the luxury property market bounce back quicker?

The coronavirus pandemic has had huge impacts on all parts of the property industry, with the market effectively on pause mode...

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how can you be a strategic investor?

It’s really important now, more than ever, that investors think strategically – with so much uncertainty and so many unknowns as...

25 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus impact – is it changing the makeup of overseas investors in the UK?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic impact on all of our lives, including those who operate in the property...

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how to buy a house when you can’t leave the house?

It’s a question many of us will have been asking ourselves when, during these lockdown times, we are all being asked...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: where are the top five South East BTL locations for affordability?

In an unprecedented global climate, and with the new tax year looming, investors everywhere will be thinking about the future and...

30 March 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

2020 outlook – should investors expect a stronger market performance?

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

25 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – from riverside London to the Northern Gateway

In this latest roundup of development news, we zone in on a Grade-II listed Georgian warehouse next to the oldest pub...

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

A leap of faith – 2020 homebuyers could benefit from leap year house price boost

The latest research by Benham and Reeves has looked at house price performance in previous leap years and what it could...

02 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Going once, going twice, sold - what does being an auctioneer involve?

Auctions are becoming an increasingly popular way for people to buy and sell homes, but the process behind them - and...

26 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent boom – report shows investment soaring across Europe

Investment in European multifamily (Build to Rent) markets throughout 2019 reached a near all-time high, according to JLL’s latest market insight. In...

24 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Prydis completes purchase of House of Fraser building

Wealth and performance management firm Prydis has announced that its purchase of House of Fraser’s Exeter city centre building is finalised. The...

17 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Where to look: the best current property investment locations in the UK

Despite Brexit uncertainty impacting house price growth, changes to tax regulations and a hike in stamp duty thresholds for buy-to-let landlords,...

14 February 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

Property predictions – what could happen to the housing market in 2020?

Now that 2020 is underway, activity in the property market is likely to start picking up due to the traditional seasonal...

17 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

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

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

03 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Investing abroad – what could the investment trends be for 2020?

What happens in Quinta do Lago – a gated community and golf resort in Almancil, and one of the Algarve’s most...

18 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Should investors be considering investment in ski homes?

International property consultancy Knight Frank recently launched its Prime Ski Property Report 2019, which revealed that the popular ski resort of Val...

22 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Auction House celebrates 3,000th property sale of 2019

Auction House has sold its 3,000th property in 2019, with more sales and better success rates than in 2018. The auctioneer is...

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Top tips – how to get maximum value for your rental property portfolio

Increasingly, landlords have had to adapt to stay on top of the trends within the property and lifestyle sector to boost...

08 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Analysis - Property price increases in key global cities

There has been an overall 3.5% average year-on-year increase in the prices of properties in the 150 global cities tracked by...

06 November 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

Does Size Matter for Property Investors

When it comes to property investment, the old adage is ‘location, location, location’. Any property investor that has found success will...

16 September 2019

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Going up! Average UK rents have increased by 3% since 2018

The average cost of renting a room in the UK has increased by £15 pcm (3%) since this time last year,...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Findings suggest better returns for corporate landlords over private ones

A new index to help Britain’s private landlords and investors ‘benchmark the performance of their residential property investments’ has been created...

24 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Property Partner witnesses solid returns averaging 7.2% annually since launch

Property Partner has announced its performance statistics since launch, and also over the last twelve months. According to the latest RICS valuations,...

12 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Townhouses dominate as demand for prime property remains strong

Townhouses have recently outperformed all other property types in the prime country house market, according to Knight Frank's latest Index. The agency's...

05 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Bristol wins crown of UK’s best city for house-sharers

New research has revealed that Bristol is the best city for house shares – a way of renting which is particularly...

20 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Price growth slips into the red after 87 months of positive data

Average overall price growth in England and Wales has slipped into the red, according to Home.co.uk’s February Asking Price Index. This...

15 February 2019

From: Breaking News

UK property investors remain upbeat in spite of ongoing uncertainty

A recent poll suggests that the majority of UK property investors are set to grow their portfolios in 2019, despite a...

06 February 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 January 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Research outlines London’s top commuter hotspots

The latest analysis from estate agent Jackson-Stops has revealed the top commuter hotspots for London, Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham, with Luton...

04 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Millennials exiting London fuels rental growth in Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds

Rents in other UK cities are growing faster than both London and the UK average as workers relocate from the capital...

21 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Strettons achieves £13 million at December sale

Strettons raised £13 million at its 10th December auction, selling 70% of the properties on offer. This strong performance amidst difficult market...

14 December 2018

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Top tips for first-time landlords

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

06 December 2018

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Protecting your investments from going up in smoke

How can effective fire risk management help protect the value of your property investment?   When investing in property, potential ROI or yield...

21 November 2018

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Ireland still Europe’s number one buy-to-let hotspot

Ireland has retained its position as Europe’s most attractive destination for buy-to-let investors for the third year in a row, according...

10 October 2018

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Edinburgh market overperforms while Scotland improves

Edinburgh has seen price growth of 1.9% across Q3 2018, while prices in Scotland rose by 0.7% in the same period,...

10 October 2018

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Auction House records highest number of entries to date

Auction House has reported the highest number of monthly entries for the first time in its eleven-year history. Its October catalogues have...

10 October 2018

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Knight Frank dominates student accommodation sector

Knight Frank remains top of the student market after a 33% increase in its visibility over the past year, according to...

05 October 2018

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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

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Auction House outperforms sector by 10%

Auction House has seen sales figures increase by 7.3% on its performance last year while the sector overall has dropped by...

07 September 2018

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More environmentally sustainable homes, say Brits

Some 78% of Britons place high importance on environmental sustainability when choosing a new home, according to a recent survey by...

27 July 2018

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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

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Auction market in good health as leading firm continues strong performance

The latest figures from the UK's largest auction firm, Auction House, indicate that the auction market is performing strongly so far...

20 June 2018

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

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

25 May 2018

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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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Asking prices hit record highs in the FTB and second-stepper markets

Strong demand from home movers at the beginning of the year has led to the average asking price of a newly-marketed...

21 March 2018

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Property professionals keen to expand portfolios in 2018 despite challenges

Research by bridging finance lender mtf has found that a third of UK property professionals are set to expand their portfolios...

16 February 2018

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Annual rent rises muted, but London shows improvement

New research carried out by Rightmove has revealed that national average asking rents (excluding London) increased by only 0.7% in 2017. This...

12 January 2018

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Manchester hits top spot and Hull climbs high in latest LendInvest Index

The latest LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index report has revealed that Manchester is the top buy-to-let destination in the country. Published every quarter, the...

20 December 2017

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CLA accuses government of an “abdication of responsibility”

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

11 October 2017

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Prime country house prices remain unchanged, Knight Frank says

Knight Frank’s research revealed prime country house prices have fallen a mere 0.1% between July and September, with annual growth remaining...

29 September 2017

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Scotland experiences strongest property market since 2008

Scotland's property market is at its strongest since 2008, despite the EU Referendum, this year’s general election, higher tax rates than the...

15 September 2017

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House price growth in Scotland outperforming England and Wales

House prices in Scotland increased by an average of 0.5% in June to reach an average of £175,941, according to the...

18 August 2017

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Understanding MEES – a guide for landlords

In just a few months the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for commercially rented properties will come into force. From 1 April...

09 August 2017

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UK house prices are ‘back on the rise again’

UK house price growth may be easing, according to the latest Halifax data, but it has been suggested that there are...

08 August 2017

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Scottish house prices are continuing their steady growth

Residential property prices in Scotland continue to rise, according to new figures. The average price of a property in Scotland in May...

21 July 2017

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UK property auction sale rates ‘remain consistently healthy’

The UK property auction market saw very little change in terms of overall performance in June, despite the fact that only...

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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Minimum energy efficiency standards for rented properties – are you ready?

If you are a buy-to-let investor you are may be required to take action to ensure that your rental properties comply...

11 July 2017

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Sales activity picking up for prime country homes in the UK

There was a marginal rise in prime country prices in the UK in the second quarter of the year, thanks in...

05 July 2017

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House prices rebound in June – Nationwide

Residential property price in the UK rebounded in June after falling for three months, fresh data from Nationwide has revealed. House prices...

28 June 2017

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How much have home prices increased by since end of The Great Recession in 2009?

Eight years of quantitative easing (QE) and record low interest rates is estimated to have cost savers more than £160bn, but...

21 June 2017

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UK house prices proving resilient despite political uncertainty

Britain’s housing market is once again proving resilient despite political turmoil caused by Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general...

14 June 2017

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House prices in England and Wales hit new record high

House prices in England and Wales returned to growth in May, pushing the average property value to a new all-time high...

12 June 2017

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Strettons marks 80th anniversary by raising £13.5m at London property auction

Strettons has raised almost £13.5m, including post-auction sales, on the back of an 88% success rate in what was the firm’s...

05 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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European hotel investment hotspots unveiled

Dublin, Milan and Madrid lead the way in terms of European ‘hot’ cities for hotel investment, fresh research shows. The study, conducted...

19 May 2017

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UK asking prices edge higher

Asking prices increased across most of England and Wales between March and April, with the exception of London where values continued...

15 May 2017

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House prices rise across Scotland

The average price of a home in Scotland in February reached £173,862 – a rise of 3.3% on the previous year,...

25 April 2017

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Is boom and bust just a natural part of the property cycle?

The property market tends to be cyclical, when you study property markets from across the globe, it is clear that the...

19 April 2017

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Housing market boom: Sydney records £460m auction weekend

Investors are cashing in on Sydney’s strong pre-Easter property market by selling homes across the city, a trend which contributed towards...

12 April 2017

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Property investor confidence runs high

Confidence about investing in property continues to grow, as many property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, predict a good year ahead for...

05 April 2017

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Free landlord and property investor event comes to London this April

Investors, landlords and property enthusiasts will descend on London's ExCel on April 28 and 29 for the annual Property Investor &...

31 March 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

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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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Midlands Engine strategy will ‘provide a welcome boost for housing levels’

The government yesterday launched its Midlands Energy strategy, which is expected to boost the supply of much needed new homes in...

10 March 2017

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Planning fee rise will not boost delivery of much needed new homes

The housebuilding industry has opposed plans by the Scottish government to raise the maximum fee level for planning applications to £125,000...

03 March 2017

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Is it time to adopt an eco-friendly investment strategy?

Investing in residential properties can be a great way to accumulate wealth. But before parting with your cash, an investment strategy...

01 March 2017

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UK property remains a ‘fundamentally safe asset class’ for investors

Despite initial concerns that a Brexit vote might lead to significant falls in capital values, the latest research by Savills shows...

28 February 2017

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Shanghai replaces Tokyo as most attractive property market in Asia

The Chinese city of Shanghai has become the number one destination for property investment in Asia Pacific, replacing Tokyo in top...

23 February 2017

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Remortgaging continues to increase amid rate rise fears

Concerns that interest rates could rise sooner than markets currently expect has triggered an increase in remortgaging activity, a new study...

21 February 2017

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Scottish house prices rise 2.2%

The average price of a home in Scotland in December 2016 increased by 2.2% compared with the previous year to reach...

17 February 2017

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Prime commercial property rents continue to grow

Rents in the UK prime commercial property sector rose by an average of 0.4% in the fourth quarter of 2016, the...

02 February 2017

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Sales of prime central London properties continue to fall but prices pick up

Transaction volumes in prime central property have dipped further as a result of changes in residential taxation, Brexit and global economic...

01 February 2017

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UK shopping centre investment reached £3bn in 2016

In the region of £3bn was invested into UK shopping centres in 2016 thanks mainly to a bounce back in activity...

27 January 2017

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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

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Planning system continues to slow housing delivery

With the number of new homes being built across the UK still significantly below the level needed to meet demand, housebuilders...

21 December 2016

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UK house price growth continues to defy post-Brexit gloomy forecasts

Residential property prices in the UK increased by an average of 7.7% in the year to September, according to the latest...

19 November 2016

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UK construction at weakest level for four years as housebuilding stalls

The UK’s construction sector recorded its weakest performance since 2012 in the third quarter of the year, official figures have revealed. Construction...

14 November 2016

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Growth ‘to slow’ as UK ‘faces prolonged weakness’

There was more bad news over the future of the UK economy published yesterday with a report by EY’s Item Club...

18 October 2016

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Equity release market soars as pensioners withdraw £6.8m a day

Retired homeowners have withdrawn an average of £6.8m of property wealth through equity release so far this year, according to new...

17 October 2016

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Diversity helps ‘insulate’ rural estates from economic and political upheaval

Major changes in the makeup of the portfolio of rural estate income in recent years is now probably more important than at...

12 October 2016

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The strongest global housing markets unveiled

Residential property prices continued to boom in some parts of the world, with the five strongest housing markets in Global Property...

23 September 2016

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Asia’s housing markets are now two-tiered

Five of the eleven Asian property markets for which figures are available saw house price increases during the year to Q2...

23 September 2016

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European house price boom continues unabated, market analysis shows

Residential property prices rose in 17 of the 22 European housing markets for which figures were available during the year to...

21 September 2016

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Former chancellor slams “crazy” stamp duty rates

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

16 September 2016

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Property remains the ‘highest yielding investment on offer’ in the UK

A growing number of investors are choosing to invest in property, despite the introduction of higher stamp duty purchasing costs and...

13 September 2016

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Demand for property in Ireland remains ‘buoyant’ as returns increase

Investor interest in Ireland’s commercial property market is growing, with many investors now looking beyond Dublin to the country’s provincial markets,...

04 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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Cut red tape to boost much needed housing supply in Scotland - HFS

The Scottish government needs to build on the recent improvement in planning performance in order to help increase the supply of...

25 July 2016

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Buyer confidence remains strong

There was no loss in confidence in the UK housing market at Network Auctions’ first property auction since the historic vote...

12 July 2016

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UK commercial property rents edge higher

There was a marginal rise in the amount of private rents paid by commercial property tenants last month, fresh data reveals. The...

12 July 2016

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One in four house sales fall through

More than a quarter of residential property sales fell through in the UK during the second quarter of the year mainly because...

05 July 2016

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Spurs pip West Ham to top spot

Tottenham Hotspur has edged out rivals West Ham and Watford to dominate the property Premier League when it comes to house...

30 May 2016

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European property continues to attract investors

Investor appetite continues to grow for most commercial property markets across Europe despite a sharp drop in the total investment volume...

20 May 2016

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Scottish landlords unprepared for changes to energy efficiency

With a new set of energy efficiency regulations set to be introduced in Scotland later this year, commercial property owners north...

17 May 2016

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UK hotel market hits its peak

Hotel prices in the UK have fallen for the first time in four years adding further fuel to the suggestion that...

12 May 2016

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Prime commercial property rents continue to grow

Rents in the UK prime commercial property sector rose by an average of 1.4% in the first quarter of this year,...

04 May 2016

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£12.3bn worth of Irish property sold in 2015

Some €15.8bn (£12.3bn) worth of residential and commercial property in Ireland was transacted in 2015, up 6% on the previous year,...

28 April 2016

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Property Partner appoints Head of Institutional Development

Property Partner has appointed Mark Weedon as its new Head of Institutional Development.  The crowdfunding platform announced that Weedon, an experienced figure...

18 March 2016

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Wales scores highest for landlord satisfaction

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has revealed that more renters in Wales are satisfied with their landlord than in any other...

04 March 2016

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UK residential property delivers record 9% annual return over 20 years

It has been revealed that residential property investment in England and Wales has massively outperformed other major asset classes over the...

08 January 2016

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Auctioneer passes 3,000 lots milestone

Nationwide auctioneer Auction House has sold 3,000 lots this year, claiming to be the first auctioneer to pass the 3,000 milestone...

11 December 2015

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Survey highlights the importance of good mobile phone signal

Good mobile phone signal is now more important for buyers than the quality and performance of local schools. This is according...

26 November 2015

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Vancouver and Sydney lead the way in the global prime property price stakes

Average prime property prices in the world's key global cities increased by 1.9% in the year to September 2015, according to...

06 November 2015

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 Rise in activity in the Scottish housing market

Data released from the Registers of Scotland (RoS) suggest that the Scottish housing market has turned a corner, with a marked...

30 October 2015

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Energy efficiency in rented housing to be discussed by MPs and peers

An inquiry into the energy efficiency of private rented housing has been launched by The All Party Parliamentary Group for the...

15 October 2015

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Software giant announces PRS software solution

Qube Global Software has announced that it has developed a unified management tool for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) model.  The tool...

18 September 2015

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Britain a hotspot for residential property investors

Research conducted by high-end estate agency Savills has revealed that Britain’s dearth of housing supply and its growing economy have helped...

11 September 2015

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