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KEYWORD "Protection" - 104 RESULTS
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

Airbnb experts reveal best UK cities to be a host this August

Air travel has reduced in demand since before the pandemic by as much as 76%, a sign that staycations are still...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Castleforge - talking interest rates, BTR trends, data and rental reform

In this Q&A, we speak to Adam MacLeod, partner at Castleforge Partners, for his thoughts on data-driven investment, the latest trends...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors: hedge against rising inflation with property

In this guest piece, Judith Tan, head of capital markets at EstateGuru, looks at how investors can hedge their bets against...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Which locations top the list of holiday-let hotspots?

In a ranking of the best places in the UK to invest in a holiday let, Blaenau Gwent in South East...

15 April 2022

From: Breaking News

How to stop problem neighbours from affecting your property investment

Difficult neighbours can be a serious problem for property investors, causing anything from minor noise irritations to affecting the property’s value...

14 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

Planning to buy a luxury new build? Watch out for the leasehold…

In this guest piece, Hugh Wigzell, senior associate at Farrer & Co, lists three issues that property buyers and investors should watch out for...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Bouncing back – Brit buyers return to Europe after Covid and Brexit

Just over a year ago (December 31 2020), the transition period for Brits to retire to European Union countries without the...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Staycation surge as domestic booking enquiries are up 200% on 2021

With demand for staycations soaring over the last 18 months, recent figures suggest that the UK is set for another record-breaking...

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

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

Season's greetings - after (another) year like no other

While 2020 was an utterly unique year, 2021 has in some ways been even more extraordinary. The first few months of...

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

Commercial to resi – from West Sussex to Surrey

In part three of our series on the booming commercial to residential sector, we look at some of the recent schemes...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Student lets – ambitious tie-up and most expensive areas for tenants

StuRents, one of the UK’s largest student accommodation search platforms, is to provide users with all-inclusive utility packages directly through its...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Fire Door Safety Week – tenant fears and landlord duties revealed

Millions of people privately renting or in social housing fear a revenge eviction if they raise fire safety concerns with landlords. Despite...

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - why China's new data protection law matters to the UK property sector

Last month, the Chinese government passed the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), which comes into effect from November 1 2021. While,...

20 September 2021

From: Breaking News

The importance of flood mitigation in new residential developments

Climate change has brought increased rainfall across the country, especially in places that may not have had as much risk of...

20 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Ombria - surge in demand due to Golden Visa and work from anywhere boom

One of the Algarve’s most anticipated new developments has witnessed ‘unprecedented demand’ for its flagship Viceroy Residences since they launched in...

23 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Roundup – MMC homes for rent and a new 28-storey resi tower in Birmingham

The Urban Splash Residential Fund (USR) has announced a £25.8 million deal acquiring sustainable new homes created using Modern Methods of...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords and compliance – the devil is in the detail

In recent months, residential landlords have been under huge pressure to keep on top of a raft of new legislation and...

09 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Letting homes in Portugal - what do investors need to know? 

Despite Portugal being removed from the UK’s green list on Tuesday, this is unlikely to diminish the desire for a holiday...

11 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

Landlord confidence grows as many plan to buy new investments

More than a third (34%) of landlords have recently purchased another buy-to-let (BTL) property or intend to buy one within the...

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

Are the traditional investment portfolio allocations still relevant?

There has been much debate around whether there is still a place for traditional portfolios made up of 60% equities and...

30 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors - leading the charge of sustainability in property development

As a once in a lifetime event, the response to the pandemic has taken precedence over other global issues, including our...

19 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Leasehold scandal – NLC welcomes CMA announcement on ‘onerous’ ground rents

The National Leasehold Campaign (NLC) – the UK's largest and most influential campaign group on leasehold reform - has welcomed the...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Developer issues – architects willing to take legal action & homebuyer fightback

A leading private wealth law firm claims that architects are increasingly prepared to take legal action against developers in a bid to...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Why removing ground rents will have a negative impact

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

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

Living large – rents for larger homes spiked in Q4 2020

UK rent levels continued to rise faster for larger properties during the last quarter of 2020, according to The Deposit Protection...

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Securing a Spanish mortgage after Brexit – what do you need to know?

With the transition period for the UK leaving the EU ending in a matter of weeks, there is no doubt that...

16 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

Q&A - what is the issue with hidden developers in Spain?

Spain has long been one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations and has also long been a favourite location for holiday...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

Auction Roundup – remember, remember, the sales in November

As we reach the end of October, Property Investor Today looks at how auction houses have been preparing for November auctions -...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How can landlords & investors protect their investments during Covid-19?

It’s painfully apparent that the risk of landlords and investors not receiving rent during the Covid-19 pandemic is far higher than...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

From urban to rural – tenants ditch the commute for more space

Rents increased in many rural areas and fell sharply in some cities over the summer as more UK tenants looked to...

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – now is the perfect time to let your property

With activity in the market continuing to rise and the number new tenancies back to pre-pandemic levels, landlords are enjoying strong...

07 September 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Revealed – time’s running out to claim thousands lost in Spain’s property crash

Tens of thousands of people in the UK and Ireland who lost out in Spain’s catastrophic property crash are now able...

31 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors – should you be considering Tel Aviv?

A leading Israeli residential developer has officially entered the construction phase for ‘its most exciting project to date’, known as Port...

28 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Data: a critical tool for landlords and retailers post-Covid-19

Businesses involved in the retail sector – either as corporate occupiers leasing space for stores, warehousing and distribution, or as property...

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Litigation funding: spreading risk, reducing cost and stopping uncertainty

For any investor, one of the biggest concerns will be identifying issues after acquiring an asset which impairs value. In the context...

17 August 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

Extension to eviction ban – three things landlords need to know

Earlier this month, the government confirmed that its ban on evictions due to the coronavirus pandemic is to be extended for...

12 June 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Government urged to encourage investment in senior living sector

A leading private wealth firm has called on the government to take urgent action to help encourage investment into much-needed senior...

29 May 2020

From: Breaking News

How can buyers of Spanish off-plan properties recover their investment?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a considerable amount of uncertainty and worry since it took hold in Europe in early March,...

06 May 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

Coronavirus impact – is the short-lets market in serious trouble?

The results of a poll conducted by the UK’s short-lets trade body with its corporate membership has revealed just how damaging Covid-19 has...

03 April 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

Investment strategy – is surface water the biggest flood risk?

February 2020 was the wettest ever recorded in Britain, with Atlantic Storms Ciara and Dennis depositing vast amounts of rainfall across...

13 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Algarve update – sustainable development to put Portugal on the map

Ombria Resort, the newest luxury resort and real estate development in the heart of the Algarve, has announced the launch of...

19 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords could be sitting on £1.2 billion in unaccounted deposits – claim

A huge sum of tenant money is thought to be held by landlords and agents without protection via a deposit protection...

03 February 2020

From: Breaking News

How to minimise flood risk when investing in property

Understanding the flood risk of a property is the first step to managing that risk and being prepared for what the...

29 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Rent platform to revolutionise deposit insurance claims with new partnership

London-based Insurtech start-up Canopy has announced a partnership with 360Globalnet, the next-generation of no-code online digital claim and risk assessment technology.  The...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Average UK rent rose sharply in Q2 2019, DPS report finds

The latest edition of The Deposit Protection Service Rent Index has revealed that the UK experienced a sharp rise in average...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Berlin property market update: purchase prices and rents both on the rise

Purchase prices in Berlin’s property market are rising faster than expected, according to Black Label Properties. The Berlin-based international agency recently published...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

What do landlords need to know about the deposit cap?

The Tenant Fees Act, better known simply as the tenant fees ban, is coming into force from June 1 2019. It...

24 May 2019

From: Sponsored Content

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

New guide for London’s leaseholders launched by Sadiq Khan

A new guide designed to help London leaseholders has been released by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, with the Mayor also...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Why is guaranteed rent crucial for landlords and property investors?

As a landlord, you'll want the reassurance of knowing that you’re going to receive your rent on time each month. This...

25 October 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Average price of leasehold houses rises considerably faster than freeholds

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

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Government’s new planning rulebook to deliver more quality homes

Building better-designed homes in suitable areas is at the centre of new planning rules published by Housing Secretary James Brokenshire. As well...

27 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

Average UK rents drop for the first time in six years

The UK has seen average rents decrease for the first time since 2017 during the first quarter of 2018, according to...

18 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Average UK rents increased more slowly in 2017

The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) has found that average UK rents increased at less than half the rate during 2017...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Homeowners lose more than £4,000 due to Japanese knotweed infestation

UK homeowners fork out roughly £1,800 on average to control Japanese knotweed infestation, while 10% lose over £4,000 because of its...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest floats on the London stock market

LendInvest, the UK online platform for property lending and investing, has listed a £50m retail bond on the London Stock Exchange’s...

11 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Home, buildings and critical illness protection: Do you have enough?

If you’re not fully covered when it comes to protecting your home and health then you’re not alone. A recent UK...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Fed up with lettings agents?​ No Agent​ brings a fair service for both landlords and tenants

No Agent’s innovative technology and in-house property experts offers landlords a simpler, flexible and low-fee way to manage everything from start...

02 August 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Homebuyers strongly urged to take out full private survey

More than three quarters of advisers recommend that homebuyers take out private surveys when purchasing or remortgaging a property, according to...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Professional approach needed to drive up standards in PRS, claim BTL developers

With more than a quarter of homes in the rented sector (PRS) failing to meet the government’s Decent Homes standards, a...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Steve Cox - Business Account Manager

Alan Boswell Group’s Steve Cox tells us a bit more about himself, and why the company’s landlord insurance is market-leading. Tell us...

09 June 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

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

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

07 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Chinese property investors are losing interest in the U.S.

A growing number of Chinese investors are shunning the U.S. property market, deterred by President Donald Trump’s stance on protectionism, while...

08 March 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Some 43% of residential properties do not meet ‘Home Living Standard’

Shelter is calling for greater protection for tenants after new research by the housing charity found that 43% of homes in...

18 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Legal Documents

Legal documents are a necessary requirement for landlords. From tenancy agreements, deposit protection schemes and demand for rent, making sure you...

13 September 2016

From: Video Articles

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

From: Breaking News

Are you protected against loss of rent?

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

22 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Mayor of London pledges to restrict office-to-resi conversions

London mayor Sadiq Khan has vowed to make it significantly harder for property investors to convert small office spaces to residential...

09 June 2016

From: Breaking News

BTL investors must think before rushing into a new tenancy agreement

Buy-to-let investors must ensure that they are compliant with current legislation to avoid facing costly consequences, according to Legal Associate Andrew...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords sitting on millions of pounds of unprotected deposits

Almost 300,000 landlords have failed to protect their tenants' deposits, totalling over £500 million of unprotected funds, according to a new...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

RICS urges homeowners and businesses to protect their properties from floods

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says businesses and homeowners must now prepare for extreme weather in the future by creating...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

University of Essex signs up to rent guarantor scheme

The University of Essex has become the first university to join the YourGuarantor scheme, a new service which is designed to...

15 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Maintenance essentials for your property insurance

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

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlord tax changes will lead to rent increases

A survey by The Deposit Protection Service has revealed that 68% of landlords believe that changes in landlord tax will lead...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

80% of renters want a short-term tenancy

80% of those renting accommodation want tenancy agreements of one year or less, according to findings from The Deposit Protection Service (DPS). The...

10 November 2015

From: Breaking News

AIIC: simple conversation can avert deposit disputes

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) says that basic communication is the key to avoiding official deposit disputes.  A simple conversation...

09 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Scottish government to introduce rent controls

It was announced last week that the Scottish government is to implement rent controls in an effort to limit increases in...

09 September 2015

From: Breaking News

AIIC urges landlords to encourage tenants to attend Check Outs

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has called on UK landlords to encourage their tenants to attend a Check Out...

29 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Good communication crucial to ending tenancy disputes

The importance of good communication between landlords and tenants at the end of a tenancy has been further highlighted by recent...

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Today’s deposit protection rules are step in right direction, says AIIC

Deposit protection legislation coming into force today is a ‘step in the right direction’, according to the Association of Independent Inventory...

23 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Axis Bank completes on first two buy-to-let deals

The first two buy-to-let mortgages for Axis Bank have been successfully brokered by Mortgages for Business. The deals, processed for a London-based...

12 June 2015

From: Breaking News

13 September 2016

From: Video Articles

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