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Could the changes to UK planning laws lead to opportunities for investors?

In his major ‘new deal’ speech last week, where he stood in front of a lectern with the slogan of ‘Build,...

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

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

Property investment success – from balancing work/life to managing tenants

In part one, we told the story of how Paul Hanafin, a former busker and chemistry graduate, created a £1 million...

03 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction house reports £5m in sales as investors turn to online property platform

Pugh, an auction house with auction rooms in Manchester and Leeds, has reported £5 million worth of sales for its April...

25 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

Impact of virus and lockdown set to cause historic decline in housing delivery

The knock-on effects of the spread of coronavirus and the subsequent government lockdown will result in 56,000 fewer homes being delivered...

29 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Green property – Legal & General boosts eco credentials with tech tie-up

One of the biggest players in the burgeoning Build to Rent market has announced that it has taken a 36% stake...

22 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Merilee Karr, Chair of the STAA – how will short-lets bounce back?

The coronavirus pandemic has put all aspects of normal life on hold for the time being, and has affected each and...

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus impact – property owners shifting from short to long-term letting

The Covid-19 outbreak has impacted all industries, including the whole of the property sector, but the short-lets market has perhaps been...

30 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Green news – developer rescues eco-scheme and Bristol the UK's greenest city

Developer Southern Grove has rescued out of receivership a site that was supposed to host the world’s most sustainable residential tower. The...

16 March 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

Airbnb and Build to Rent – are they the rental market’s two biggest trends?

With recently released figures revealing Airbnb’s huge reach across the country and Build to Rent’s rapid growth, Property Investor Today analyses...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

2020: The drive towards more tenant-friendly regulation

The past decade has seen many companies that converge property portfolios, hospitality and travel benefit from an unprecedented pace of growth. Landlords...

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: what does the crackdown on Airbnb involve?

On Monday, we looked at why landlords and investors were being warned off holidays lettings amid an Airbnb crackdown in Scotland...

15 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – beware of moving to holiday lettings amidst Airbnb crackdown

Proposals for regulatory and financial changes to the status of Airbnb in Scotland and Bristol, aimed at curbing the growth of...

13 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Will furnished holiday lets spearhead the UK’s green revolution in 2020?

Whether it’s the shocking bushfires currently raging in Australia or the floods in Indonesia, the impacts of climate change are being...

08 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Portsmouth-based agency NEXA Properties has released its latest report on the city which analyses how its property market is currently functioning. The...

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

A decade of growth and profit: private rented sector booms over last 10 years

With a whole new decade nearly upon us, now seems as good a time as any to look back on the...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

How can technology in the property sector increase homes built and sold?

The UK population is growing by more than 500,000 people each year, yet only about half the homes needed are built...

02 December 2019

From: Breaking News

The later living sector - an opportunity for investors?

In recent weeks we have featured articles on the investment potential of retirement living and care homes. Here, Alex Pelopidas - partner at...

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

2020 predictions: property to remain an attractive investment asset

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

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

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

TfL announces new guidelines to curb short-let rental ads

Labour’s London Assembly spokesperson for housing has welcomed new advertising guidelines published by Transport for London (TfL) banning adverts on its...

23 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Eco-villages – will they soon be mainstream?

Property Investor Today was recently invited along to the 150th anniversary celebrations of renowned constructor Sir Robert McAlpine, where we met...

20 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Auctioneer highlights ‘Airbnb’ opportunity for UK investors

An entrepreneurial auctioneer has spotted the opportunities for those interested in the Airbnb route in his latest property auction catalogue. Toby Limbrick,...

20 September 2019

From: Breaking News

How to become a successful property investor: everything you need to know

There are many compelling reasons to invest in property; you’ll earn a passive income, reap the benefits of capital growth and...

18 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Top tips - increasing the value of your home with a loft conversion

Neglecting your loft is easily done, with many people simply using it as a storage spot for bits and bobs that...

30 August 2019

From: Breaking News

How can you build major developments with buy-in from the local community?

It's a big question asked by many developers and investors when it comes to major infrastructure projects - how do you...

23 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

Replacing leasehold with commonhold - government finally responds

While we wouldn’t be so bold as to say the government gets its daily fix of property news from the Today...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Technology crucial in assisting compliance with PRS regulation - Gas Tag

The increasing amount of lettings regulations is making it difficult for letting agents and landlords to remain compliant and protect the safety of...

17 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Why are cash buyers in London continuing to exit the market?

There has been a dramatic fall in the number of cash buyers in London over the last year, according to Apropos...

03 July 2019

From: Breaking News

European cities join together to demand EU help for dealing with short-let boom

Ten cities in Europe have asked for more help from the EU in their battle against Airbnb and other short-let holiday rental websites....

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Second homeowners take advantage of predicted growth in staycations

Holiday lettings business cottages.com has seen a 23% growth in portfolio recruitment over the last six months, compared to the same...

12 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Renters in South West London feeling the pinch despite tenant fee ban

Rent rises in South West London have significantly outpaced the rest of the capital, despite the imminent ban on tenant fees,...

29 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Mayor urged to ban Tube adverts encouraging people to break short-let laws

The Mayor of London has been urged to ban adverts on the Tube that encourage the breaking of short-term lettings law. Tom...

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Could the tenant fees ban leave tenants worse off?

The government’s tenant fee ban has been widely championed in the consumer press as a big win for renters – but...

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Cannes property market goes from strength to strength

The property market in Cannes, France, has steadily grown in recent years with price increases of 6.5% between 2017 and 2018,...

17 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Gas Tag claims new technology can improve gas safety accountability

Gas safety accountability in the private rented sector can be improved by cutting-edge technology, a leading gas safety compliance tool has...

08 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

Holiday lettings set to benefit from ongoing Brexit uncertainty

A Brexit-inspired holiday letting boom is expected to hit the South West this year, according to local holiday letting agency Bournecoast. The...

17 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Four common landlord mistakes and how to avoid them

For landlords, buying a property, making a few renovations and renting it out may sound like a simple feat, but it...

12 March 2019

From: Sponsored Content

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

Low stock levels send London asking rents soaring

Asking rents for London properties hit a record high at the end of 2018, exceeding the previous peak witnessed in the...

18 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Over £30 million traded on Property Partner marketplace

Property investment platform Property Partner has announced that its investors have traded over £30 million in shares of residential, student and...

18 January 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

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

Hostmaker partners with Spotahome to capitalise on long-term bookings

Property management company Hostmaker has partnered with long term listings site Spotahome to diversify its offerings. Hostmaker, which largely deals in short-lets...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Top tips for first-time landlords

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

06 December 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords in London see buy-to-let income soar

Buy to let income for landlords living in London reached £7 billion in the last tax year, according to estate agent...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 November 2018

From: Sponsored Content

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

Almost 2 million landlords plan to expand their portfolios next year

Some 80% of landlords plan to increase their portfolios over the next 12 months, according to advice website The Property Hub. Its...

24 October 2018

From: Breaking News

London house prices set to stabilise by end of 2020

The decline in the value of properties in the capital could potentially come to a halt as early as autumn 2020. The...

03 October 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

Life-long renters could face a shortage of homes

The housing market is not set up for the increasing number of life-long renters, a property management company has claimed. DJ Alexander,...

07 September 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

Increase in multi-listed landlords signals commercialisation for Airbnb in London

The number of landlords with more than 10 Airbnb accommodations listed in London has risen by 8.4% year-on-year, according to recent...

27 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Registration is live for the June 14th National Landlord Investment Show at Olympia

Celebrate the shows 5th Birthday and 57th event to date in the Landlord Investor Lounge with a glass of prosecco with...

06 June 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Five top tips for investing in student accommodation

Last year, Savills statistics showed that investment into student accommodation had risen by 17%. And with the number of students being accepted...

30 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Half of UK landlords are cautious of the BTL market

Despite the resilience in the buy-to-let (BTL) market, landlords are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to assess how the market...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Menorca sees rise in residential property prices

Sale prices for residential property in Menorca have risen 15% across the island in the last two years alone, according to...

02 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Serious investors ramp-up while accidental landlords sell-up, report shows

New research from Simple Landlords Insurance has revealed accidental and part-time landlords feel most negative about legislative changes and their future. The...

27 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Prime central London bounces back from stamp duty impact

Prime central London has seen a 2% increase in trading volumes in the year to February 2018 compared to the previous...

11 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Invest in buy-to-let via crowdfunding, says property expert

The share of buy-to-let (BTL) lending decreased to 12.5% in June 2017 – the lowest percentage since Q3 2013 – which...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs are on the rise

The cost of most mainstream buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages is starting to climb following political uncertainty and last November’s interest rate rises,...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

New lender criteria did not deter landlords in 2017, says Accord

Landlords showed extreme resilience in 2017, new data has revealed, with 57% of the mortgage applications received by Accord Buy To...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Rent prices to rise while rental stock falls, predict NAEA and ARLA

NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertmark have shared their forecasts for the rental and buying market in 2018, with rental prices set...

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Bridging lender offers free valuations on all new loan enquiries

The bridging loans sector has markedly raised its profile in recent years. It is also becoming better understood by property investors,...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

New cladding tests reveal further safety failings

Cladding used on 111 high-rise blocks across Britain, 90 of which are owned or managed by social housing providers, have now...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Independent inquiry: Grenfell exposed a ‘systemic failure’ of building regulation

The government’s decision to launch an independent review of building regulations after tests showed that at least 82 residential high-rises use...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

LGA calls for building regulation review after Grenfell Tower tragedy

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on central government to launch an ‘urgent and immediate’ review of building regulations following...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Here’s how to ensure your next property acquisition is gas safe

When investing in buy-to-let, you can’t always be sure when the appliances and pipework in the property were last serviced and...

13 July 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Private landlords and developers urged to check cladding after Grenfell Tower fire

Council chiefs are urging all private landlords and developers to check the cladding on any buildings they own in Plymouth following...

11 July 2017

From: Breaking News

House price growth across world’s major cities hits highest level since Q4 2013

The average price of a home across 150 cities worldwide increased by 6.9% in the 12 months to March 2017, the...

06 July 2017

From: Breaking News

House price growth in Canada set to slow sharply

Canada’s red-hot housing market looks set to cool next year, with property prices heading for a ‘soft landing’, according to the...

05 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand from investors leads to increase in bridging loans

Demand for short-term loans continued to increase in the first quarter of the year, with more property investors turning to bridging...

16 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Franz-Xaver Simmen, CEO of Andermatt Swiss Alps

Who are you? Franz-Xaver Simmen What does it say on your business card? CEO of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, responsible for the development, planning...

26 April 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Is this the best value auction property in the UK?

A former shop in a former mining village in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, which has been converted into a studio...

19 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage accessibility in the UK hits three-year high

Mortgage accessibility in the UK has improved to its highest level since tougher lending conditions came into play as part of...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

New guidance report to help property investors meet MEES

With just 12 months until the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) come into force, property software provider Arbnco, formerly known as CO2 Estates, has released...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage and cheap borrowing will continue to support UK house prices

UK house prices may have ended last year around £15,000 higher on average than when the year started, but the signs...

16 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Christopher Merriman, Land and Planning Director at Intro Crowd

What does it say on your business card? Christopher Merriman, Land and Planning Director at Intro Crowd Who are Intro Crowd? Intro...

10 February 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Bridging lending increases by 11.5% in 2016

Demand for bridging loans surged last year, as a growing number of property investors turned to short-term finance solutions, which typically...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investors continue to eye less conventional finance options

While buy-to-let lenders come to terms with fresh interventions imposed by the Prudential Regulation Authority, designed to subject buy-to-let landlords to stricter...

30 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Tarlochan Garcha, CEO at Kuflink

Name Tarlochan Garcha What does it say on your business card? CEO, Kuflink What does the business do and what are you offering? The Kuflink Group...

19 January 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Remove barriers to boost housebuilding levels, says HBF

SME housebuilders could start building significantly more new homes in England and Wales if barriers to growth were cut, according to...

17 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Middle Eastern property investors seek UK opportunities outside central London

Some 30% of all Middle Eastern capital targeting the UK post EU referendum has been deployed outside of central London with...

23 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending drops 11% in a year

Mortgage lending was down 11% in October compared with the corresponding month last year with £10.5bn borrowed for residential property purchases...

15 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Do you know what a second charge mortgage is?

Second charge mortgages, often simply referred to as second mortgages, are a secured loan used to raise extra money instead of...

13 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips for investors buying property at auction

Scott Hendry of Together shares some tips on buying at auction. Buying at auction is a popular choice for property investors...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips to ensure your next property investment is gas safe

When investing in a new property, you can’t always be sure when the appliances and pipework in the building were last...

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

London’s top 10 new build investor hotspots

Traditionally and historically, homebuyers would expect to pay a premium for a brand new home. But in recent years, the cost...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Rob Jarrett, CEO at The Resort Group

Who are you? Rob Jarrett What does it say on your business card? CEO How long has The Resort Group been trading? We are in...

26 September 2016

From: 60 Second Interview

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

How to navigate new heating regulations

The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 may not have been well-publicised, but they impose important obligations on some landlords...

21 July 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

What is the future of buy-to-let?

Representatives and stakeholders from various leading property industry bodies, including the National Landlords Association, British Property Federation, Department for Communities and...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Britons now the second biggest Dubai property buyers

British investors pumped £1.9bn into Dubai’s property sector last year, the latest statistics from the Dubai Land Department show. Property investments have...

27 April 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

UK investors claim regulations will force them out of BTL in 2016

Nearly three quarters (72%) of buy-to-let investors have claimed that legal changes to the sector this year will have a negative...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Perils of owning a listed building

Owning a beautiful listing has some surprising restrictions which impending buyers and investors should be aware of, reveals The Listed Property...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Is new housing legislation doing more harm than good?

The government will be extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in order to raise the standards in the...

26 November 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

New government plans to provide 95% of UK with superfast broadband by 2017

After months of campaigning and deliberating, polling day is now behind us. With all the election stories doing the rounds, we...

11 May 2015

From: Sponsored Content

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

From: Breaking News

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