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KEYWORD "Risk" - 229 RESULTS
Property investors 'building war chests' to expand portfolios

The nation's property investors are increasingly looking to grow their cash reserves and expand their portfolios, according to Mortgages for Business. The...

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Portugal investment – Finnish group commits €30 million to scheme

Ombria Resort – a ‘world-leading luxury real estate development in the heart of the Algarve’ – recently announced that Pontos Group,...

29 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Ben Hall, Managing Director of LOFT

Who are you? My name is Benjamin Hall and I’m the Founder and Managing Director of LOFT. What services does LOFT provide? LOFT delivers...

26 June 2020

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Will Airbnb be back next month? Short-term lets sector prepares to reopen

The short-term accommodation and holiday lettings sector, of which Airbnb is the major player, has supported the implementation of new UK-wide...

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

European student accommodation remains attractive post-Covid-19

While Covid-19 continues to affect us all in differing ways, many countries in Central and Eastern Europe are tentatively lifting lockdown...

17 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – who is driving the Build to Rent boom?

Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, there could be no denying that Build to Rent (BTR) was the biggest property market...

15 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

Property investment success – from busking to £1 million worth of property

Lots of people throughout the years have made considerable sums of money from property, but it seems unlikely that many started...

01 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Investor insight - when and how to claim back overpaid stamp duty

Patrick Cannon, one of the UK’s leading tax barristers, explains why some property investors may be overpaying stamp duty charges. Buying a...

29 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Property investors not deterred by coronavirus chaos, research claims

The latest research from Property Hub has revealed that a huge 98% of property investors still consider property to be a...

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

Why virtual staging will be crucial post-lockdown

While mindful of the present circumstances, it is encouraging to see the housing and property market remaining high on the government’s...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding and construction: the winners, losers and long-term shifts

The construction and housebuilding sectors have undergone dramatic shifts in recent weeks – from site shutdowns and dividend cancellations to salary...

13 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid-19: how has the HMO sector coped with the pandemic so far?

Welcome to this special, VE Bank Holiday (and lockdown), edition of Property Investor Today. We hope all our readers are having...

08 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - could alternative property investment thrive post-Covid?

As is always the case in times of crisis, people are asking what might follow, what industries might thrive as normal...

08 May 2020

From: Breaking News

MediaCityUK BTR scheme supports region’s efforts to go greener

A recently launched Build to Rent development spanning two towers in MediaCityUK is supporting a local charity’s attempts to create a...

06 May 2020

From: Breaking News

How is the Build to Rent market adapting to lockdown and social distancing?

Build to Rent (BTR) was undoubtedly one of the property sector’s fastest-growing areas before Covid-19 took hold. But, like all other markets,...

04 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Why are HNWIs from developing markets investing in European assets?

The knock-on effects of the coronavirus – widespread panic, quarantine, falling oil prices, and weakening oil-dependent currencies like the Russian ruble – are...

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the best performing PRS assets and how to find them

The whole world is currently dealing with the challenge of Covid-19. Huge government support is being promised on a scale even...

24 April 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

Investment futures - modernising for the millennial workforce

Real estate investment firms face a range of day-to-day challenges as they consistently look for ways they can mitigate their risks...

22 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup: Sales success across the board despite corona woes

This week, Property Investor Today profiles Seel & Co’s first online auction, SDL Auctions’ upcoming national property auctions, iamsold’s resilience in...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

New apartments in Barnsley still on track, says property investment firm

A London-based property development and investment firm is on track to unveil a new commercial and residential development in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. HJ Collection...

15 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Property sourcing – the best method for investors in Manchester?

Considered to be England’s second city by many, Manchester remains one of the key hotbeds for property investment, propelled by its...

15 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 causing an upturn in ‘situation tenancies’, says Aston Chase

A luxury London estate and lettings agency says it is concerned to see a noticeable rise in ‘situation tenancies’, a specific type...

08 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Renovating dilapidated buildings – the best route for property investors?

Whilst the development of brand-new developments is one solution to the UK housing shortage, a much more obvious answer is the...

08 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus crisis – how is the property investment market coping?

The coronavirus crisis has affected the property investment market in many ways, from cancelled short-lets bookings and people worried about the future...

06 April 2020

From: Breaking News

New cloud-based operational management platform launched

Residential property consultancy Ringley has launched a new operational management platform for property owners to monetise services and spaces within their...

06 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A – the highs and highs of investing in the PCL market

In this Q&A, we catch up with Dean Main – founder and major shareholder of luxury residence management company, Rhodium –...

30 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus and the short-lets market – trade body calls for sector to be protected

Merilee Karr, chair of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association and chief executive of UnderTheDoormat, has penned an open letter to...

23 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Emerging PropTech: work it harder, make it better, do it faster

The promise of emerging technologies, championed by the most forward-thinking in the PropTech space, could have been inspired by nostalgic French...

18 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

Is coronavirus having an impact on overseas tenant demand and investment?

Coronavirus – also known as Covid-19 – has had a dramatic impact on the world since the first reported cases in...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Gender gap narrows as women now make up almost half of the UK’s BTL investors

Women now account for 47% of the total 2.5 million buy-to-let investors in the UK, up from 46% in the previous...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Fearless investing: how property investment behaviour is changing

2019 brought with it much uncertainty, with falling property prices leading many to fear the start of a property price crash....

17 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - should British investors still be considering Spanish property post-Brexit?

With Spain being one of the most popular investment destinations for British investors, we checked in with David Fuster, a highly...

12 February 2020

From: Breaking News

What’s in store for 2020: big changes shaking up property

So far, 2020 has seen house prices well above the threshold of affordability for most buyers, but low mortgage rates have...

07 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

Women in Property Investment – finding buyers the right home to invest in

In this week’s Women in Property Investment, we speak with Gemma Thomas, buying adviser for the northern Home Counties at Middleton...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Weighing up the best options in property development

Formerly a property industry secret, the number of option agreements has risen dramatically in recent years, and with numerous local authorities...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors - is it worth buying a property in a flood-prone area?

Britain has faced a challenging winter so far. Flooding has affected most parts of the country, submerging entire villages and forcing...

20 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Women in Property Investment – “believe in what you are building”

Welcome back to Women in Property Investment (or WIPI), where we focus on inspiring women who are making their mark in...

17 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

Merging sustainability and luxury – Six Senses set to launch first Alps resort

A new resort in the Austrian Alps, bringing together the principles of sustainability and well-being together with ultimate luxury, is set...

23 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Investment in the 2020s – what are the main things to look out for?

It’s impossible to know for sure what the major investment trends will be for the next decade, but if recent trends...

18 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

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

Secure a sale before Christmas through auction, says auctioneer

With Christmas fast approaching, sellers’ hopes to sell before the festive season are dwindling. However, according to SDL Auctions’ national sales director,...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the UK holiday property sector attracting huge investment interest?

The UK holiday property sector is a growth industry which is attracting huge interest from property investors, says Iain Brown of...

25 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

More education is needed for landlords, says firm

Landlords need to be aware of the finance options available to them when it comes to refurbishments, according to InterBay Commercial. Its...

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Interiors for the investment market - a growing collaboration

Chris Dale, the co-founder and CEO of Investa, tells us why he launched an interior design brand especially for the investment...

15 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

Why do people now value property over pensions?

In recent years property has become an increasingly popular investment avenue for people, thanks to the relatively low risk it holds,...

11 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

The care home market: economically viable for investors?

Last week we explored whether senior living - a rental model aimed at the over-75s - could be the next major property...

04 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Senior living – is it the next major property investment trend?

Last month Property Investor Today attended AEW UK’S economic briefing on senior living to find out whether this could be the...

01 November 2019

From: Breaking News

The most effective condensation solutions for autumn/winter

With condensation more likely to be an issue in the autumn and winter months, Tom Swallow, sales director at Quickslide, outlines...

30 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Surge in electricity theft for drug cultivation

Police investigations into electricity theft are 13% higher this year than in 2018, according to Direct Line for Business. The insurance company...

23 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Bulk buyers flock to Central London before Brexit

Central London has seen a 55% increase in demand from family offices, real estate funds and large investors looking to bulk-buy...

14 October 2019

From: Breaking News

How can you protect your business from mortgage fraud?

The latest statistics from Cifas revealed that mortgage fraud is up 5%, but what exactly is it and what can lenders,...

09 October 2019

From: Breaking News

The Cardiff student property market is in dire need of PBSA

Cardiff may be small, but those who know the city would probably agree that it’s perfectly-formed and it’s certainly a great...

04 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Green shoots of recovery in London despite Brexit

Soaring rents are tempting investors back into the capital's lettings market, according to September’s Home.co.uk Asking Price Index. A revitalisation of the...

18 September 2019

From: Breaking News

UK rents hit an all-time high as payments rise in all regions

The average UK rent hit an all-time high of £970 last month, according to the latest HomeLet Rental Index. The data shows...

18 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

Average property scam costs victims £107,669, research finds

With all property titles in England and Wales published online, and scammers potentially able to access this information to commit property...

06 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Department store in Reading set to be transformed into luxury apartments

Jacksons, a once renowned department store in the heart of Reading town centre, is undergoing a major renovation that will see...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

London regeneration – what is going on at Battersea Power Station?

Property Investor Today recently went to discover the latest goings-on at Battersea Power Station, part of central London’s largest regeneration area. One...

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let property investment: is it still worth it in 2019?

You can earn good money from buy-to-let property. Over the last few decades, people have been investing in property to supplement...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

UK landlords spend £4.7 billion a year on their rental properties

Landlords in the UK are spending nearly £4.7 billion a year on their rental properties (an average of £3,134 each), according...

24 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

UK landlords positive about buy-to-let despite Brexit worries

New research has revealed that approximately two thirds (64%) of UK landlords are optimistic about the outlook for the residential buy-to-let...

03 July 2019

From: Breaking News

The growing appeal of peer to peer property lending

Property is an appealing investment: it’s been proven (in a favourable market, of course) to increase in value and it’s a...

21 June 2019

From: Breaking News

New mobile app to ‘simplify’ bridge between landlords and tenants

Inadash, a new mobile application for landlords and property agents, aims to ‘revolutionise and simplify’ the process of finding new tenants. According...

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

Too good to be true? The truth about property development training

Property Investor Today recently spoke with Alex Cook, Litigation Solicitor and Partner at Helix Law to discuss the rise of property...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Homes in London mis-sold by nearly £34,000, new report claims

Residential properties in London are being mis-sold on average by £33,800, according to PropTech firm Spec. A new report by Spec claims...

13 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Investment platform Propio.com launches ‘The Property ISA’

Property investment platform Propio.com is set to launch a property ISA ahead of its April deadline. Part of a new breed of...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

TV crews and historic banks – a good start to the year for auctioneers

It's been a buoyant start to the year for the auction market, with SDL Auctions’ sales being accompanied by TV crews and Clive Emson...

15 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Returns from London BTL homes don’t outweigh risks, firm claims

Investment yields from prime London buy-to-let properties don’t reflect the risks involved, Hadrian’s Wall Capital (HWC) has claimed. The London-based specialist debt...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

A third of landlords at risk of overpaying tax, research shows

Almost a third (29%) of UK landlords are still yet to submit their self-assessment before the January 31 deadline, putting them...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

UK investors turn to US as home market cools

Sentiment among UK property investors towards the US has risen dramatically over the past year as enthusiasm for their home market...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

More than half of student tenants are satisfied with their landlords, survey finds

Students appear to be generally happy with their living conditions and the services provided by their landlords, according to a new...

09 January 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Which famous fictional home could you afford to buy this Christmas?

Christmas, more than any other time of the year, is one for watching films you've seen a hundred times before. We all...

19 December 2018

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

The rise and rise of the bridging loan

Bridging loan finance continues to grow amidst low interest rates, Brexit uncertainty and mortgage lender caution, Commercial Trust Limited research has...

30 November 2018

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

The pros and cons of buying a home in need of renovation

Buying a new home is a risk even when it doesn’t need renovating. By taking the chance on an unrenovated property,...

07 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

I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of Sourced

Who are you? I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of the largest property investment platform in the UK, Sourced. I’ve worked...

08 October 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

Landlords are increasing rents to compensate for interest rate rise

Government measures are among the top causes for landlords increasing rents, according to research from Property Partner. The government is increasing its...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Houses in London’s commuter belt at risk of no-deal crash

Houses in London’s commuter belt will be the hardest hit in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to property investment...

21 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

Overseas property: Where to invest, what to buy and how to manage your assets

UK investors have recently taken a greater interest in opportunities abroad which promise cheaper entry prices and higher rental returns on...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Italy the ideal place for purchasing a second home, says portal

An increasing number of buyers are looking at Italy as the perfect retreat abroad, according to the monthly report carried out...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

NLA warns that Scottish rental reforms could put Edinburgh festivals at risk

New data has revealed that the Scottish Government’s private rental reforms are shaking up the sector, with rental property sales outdoing...

15 August 2018

From: Breaking News

One low rate

Lenders must say what they mean and mean what they say! And that includes not offering a silly low monthly rate...

17 May 2018

From: Sponsored Content

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

New-build luxury London homes could outlast existing properties on the market

New-build developments in the capital’s most popular areas could remain on the market for longer and be sold with higher discounts...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Foreign owners’ property register will bridge information gap

The UK Government has recently announced their plans to introduce a new public register that will compel foreign companies who own...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Rising number of homebuyers faced flood risk in 2017

The inaugural Homebuyer Urban Flood Risk Report has found that nearly one in seven UK homebuyers faced a potential flood risk...

05 January 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

Finalists revealed for property investment awards

With less than a month to go until the Property Investors Awards, held at The Royal National Hotel in Russell Square,...

08 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Crowdfunding model launches equity-only platform

MercyCrowd has become the first international platform to enable investment in buy-to-let properties. With an aim to safeguard investors from negative leverage...

25 October 2017

From: Breaking News

First property investment platform for new homes launches

Last week saw the official launch of Homegrown, the UK’s first residential property investment platform focused solely on the construction of...

12 September 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

How to reference check potential tenants

As a landlord, you should know exactly who a potential tenant is before you hand over the keys to your property...

26 July 2017

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The House Crowd hits £50m fundraising milestone

The House Crowd has hit its £50m investment milestone after a record start to the year, having raised more than £15m...

18 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

Rents continue to rise in Spain

Rental asking prices are increasing fast across many parts of Spain, particularly in hot markets like Barcelona and the Balearics; an...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK home sales set to drop significantly amid political uncertainty

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

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Buying property is best investment most of us can ever make - just ask retirees

If you want to build your wealth in the short-term, the easiest way to do so is by saving more money. If...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Dangers faced by unoccupied rental properties

As a buy-to-let property owner, the last thing you want is for your investment to be sitting empty. But it’s not...

09 June 2017

From: Sponsored Content

More new homes would provide Scotland with ‘economic and social rewards’

Increasing the supply of new homes north of the border would stimulate ‘economic growth’ in Scotland, not to mention provide more...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Many property investors are struggling to obtain mainstream funding

Sterner affordability criteria, stress testing and more robust risk management for lenders seeking to underwrite mortgage contracts has left many property...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High demand for sought-after assets despite political uncertainty

Strong investor interest in good quality, long term assets helped Allsop raise £94m at its third commercial auction this year. The auction...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Dry weather increases subsidence risk concerns

Wet weather is not something most of us want to see. But without it, residential properties are more at risk of...

24 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Top ways to reduce stamp duty on prime property

Sales of homes at the top end of the housing market have collapsed over the past 12 months or so, especially...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Caridon Calls for Coherent Housing Policies from Politicians

The policy focus of the upcoming election will be on Brexit, but political parties will do well to remember that housing...

11 May 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Number of mortgage products hits post-recession high

The total number of mortgage products on the market has reached its highest level since the recession in 2008 as competition...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors target property in main German cities

Real estate markets across Germany’s main cities are starting to look increasingly attractive to international property investors, especially those in southern...

05 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Irresponsible lending in the UK could lead to return of ‘negative equity’

TSB has reduced mortgage lending to first-time buyers, especially in London, amid growing concerns that many homeowners without significant equity in...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

How will Brexit affect interest rates and the mortgage market?

Article 50, the starting gun for the UK to leave the European Union was triggered on the 29th March and now...

25 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Typical property asking price up £3.5k in April 2017

Homeowners across the UK planning to sell up are being warned of the risks of listing their home at an unrealistic...

24 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Canadian housing starts hit near 10-year high

Canadian housing starts in March hit their highest level since September 2007, driven by a significant increase in the Toronto market...

20 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

London Assembly expresses concern that EU nationals are being refused mortgages

London Assembly members have expressed concern at the apparent lack of mortgages in the UK being issued to EU citizens. A French...

03 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

Are illegal gas fitters putting your property investments at risk?

A number of property investors across the UK are potentially putting their property investments at risk of major gas incidents, such...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

International buyers routinely rejected for UK mortgages

Overseas investors and British expats are finding it increasingly difficult to secure mortgages in the UK to fund property acquisitions, according...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Number of office to residential conversions drops 19% year-on-year

A lack of funding and uncertainty over Brexit contributed to a sharp decline in the volume of office to residential conversions...

21 February 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

London’s ability to ‘re-invent and evolve’ makes it Europe’s most superior city

With fears of a residential and commercial property crash having receded following last year’s Brexit vote, London is starting to look...

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

Loan write-offs fall sharply in the commercial property sector

The number of commercial property loans being written off has dropped to its lowest level since the credit crunch, fresh figures...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Britain quitting the single market will please ‘opportunistic investors’

The prime minister’s pledge to withdraw the UK from the single market has been cautiously welcomed by leading business figures and...

19 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

European property markets finish the year on a high

European property markets finished 2016 strongly, experiencing both improving fundamentals and further yield compression, according to Savills. Savills Investment Management transacted €5bn...

17 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

How to weather-proof your investment properties in winter

It is that time of year again! With a distinct chill in the air and dampness on the ground, the cold...

23 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Overseas mortgage enquiries for UK property up 45% in Q4

There has been an increase in the number of overseas investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by sterling’s nosedive after the...

20 December 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Expect the unexpected’ in 2017, says Savills

The surprising political events of 2016 will lead to greater ‘caution and risk aversion’ among property investors in 2017, making secure...

17 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors seeking to spread their risk ‘over a wider mix of property types’

A growing number of property investor are trying to establish a strategy that tempers potential losses amid heightened political and economic...

07 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Top tips on how to finance a property purchase at auction

Auction rooms across the UK are often filled with property investors looking to buy property, ensuring that hundreds of residential and...

01 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Lack of safety checks being carried out by property investors

Hundreds of thousands of homes acquired each year are at risk of a life-threatening gas incident, such as a carbon monoxide...

28 November 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Virtual freeholds’ place property investments at risk, claims expert

Those investing in newly-built leasehold flats, marketed as ‘virtual freehold’ properties with 999-year leases, are in danger of losing their capital...

18 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Prime London land values fall sharply

Land values in prime central London dropped by 10.3% in the year through to September, and are now at around the...

18 November 2016

From: Breaking News

London home prices slashed by housebuilder

With demand for high-end properties in central London cooling following the Brexit vote and property tax increases, Britain’s largest housebuilder, Barratt...

17 November 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

London's property market set to benefit from Trump's election win

World trade markets plunged after billionaire property developer Donald Trump won the US election and is now set to become the...

10 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Eurozone house prices continue to rise

Residential property price growth in the eurozone continues to exceed the long-term average with no sign of a bubble last seen...

09 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Edinburgh property investment volumes soar

There has been a sharp rise in the number of overseas investors taking advantages of some ‘compelling income returns’ in Scotland,...

04 November 2016

From: Breaking News

New JV set up to acquire £100m of land

Investment and development company Martin’s Properties and housebuilder BlackOnyx have joined forces to launch Obsidian Strategic – a joint venture (JV)...

01 November 2016

From: Breaking News

New partnership to offer UK property buyers Sharia-compliant home finance

deVere Mortgages and Al Rayan Bank have entered into a strategic partnership to offer Sharia-compliant mortgage alternatives to the increasing number...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Allsop raises £115m as strong showing from investors ‘exceeds expectations’

Allsop raised more than £115m at its commercial auction held in central London this week, which was the most sold in...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Global property investment volumes fall

Global property investment volumes have dropped for the first time in seven years as investors moved away from growing international risks,...

12 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Steps towards greater market transparency in Spain

Fresh moves are being made to help increase transparency in Spain’s second-home market which is sure to appeal to those investing...

11 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Ireland at risk of new banking crisis

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

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

More investors swap stocks and shares for bricks and mortar

Competition is intensifying among investors for sensibly priced properties, particularly refurbishment opportunities and income-producing homes, as a growing number of investors...

04 October 2016

From: Breaking News

London property prices at risk of ‘severe correction’ – UBS

House prices in London are at risk of falling sharply because they are grossly overvalued, according to research from UBS Global...

28 September 2016

From: Breaking News

London office market grinds to a halt post-Brexit

London’s office market is under growing pressure from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union as it could result in...

15 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Pokémon GO could 'add real value' to your home’, says online agent

Forget good schools, low crime rates and having a decent gym near your property, it would appear that Pokemon Go is...

15 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Plans for London’s tallest office tower could be scrapped after Brexit vote

Plans to build the tallest office tower in the capital could be abolished as London’s office market remains under threat following...

14 September 2016

From: Breaking News

European investors eye UK property post-Brexit

A significant drop in the value of sterling has seen a number of Europeans move to secure UK property investments while...

13 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Australia’s housing market could be ‘six weeks’ from collapse, report warns

Australia’s housing market could crash within the next six months unless banks act swiftly to prevent a sharp decline in foreign...

13 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Effective teamwork key to increasing number of new homes

Better collaboration between housebuilders and subcontractors holds the key to solving the major shortage of skills in the housebuilding sector which...

07 September 2016

From: Breaking News

ILG launch £340m German real estate fund

ILG Capital GmbH has launched a new German retail real estate fund which is aimed at institutional investors.  The open-ended special AIF,...

01 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Investing in property is better bet than a pension, says BoE’s chief economist

Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, has confirmed what many of us already knew – investing in property is...

31 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to fall next year

Residential property prices look set to fall across many part of the UK next year as the housing market and wider...

23 August 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

Industry welcomes Berlin's latest Airbnb ruling

A recent court ruling in Berlin has been welcomed by landlords and letting agents with properties in the German capital. Last week,...

17 August 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Investors buying property in New Zealand will need 40% deposit - or no mortgage

In future only investors with hefty deposits will qualify for mortgages to acquire property in New Zealand under tough new restrictions...

03 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Estate agents ‘remain upbeat’ about UK housing market

Purchasers remained largely unfazed by the uncertainty in the lead up to the EU referendum as reflected by strong demand for...

01 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit set to fuel demand for US property ‘as a safe haven’

The Brexit fallout is testing the faith of property investors in the UK which could lead to greater interest in US...

18 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Aberdeen reopens UK property fund

Aberdeen Asset Management lifted the suspension of its UK property fund yesterday in an attempt to control withdrawals following Britain’s decision...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK commercial property lending falls amid Brexit fears

Banks reduced lending to the commercial property sector for the first time in four years in the run-up to the EU...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

New auction house launched by former Savills boss

A new auction house has been launched as part of city property investment firm ALB Group, it has been announced. The new auction...

13 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices look set to fall

Residential property prices in the UK look set to fall in the coming months as economic and political turmoil have an...

08 July 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Window of opportunity’ to invest in PCL before prices increase

Within hours of the EU votes being counted last week, London Central Portfolio (LCP) released a statement urging investors to consider...

27 June 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices could fall following Brexit vote

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

24 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Lisbon property sales soar

There has been a significant increase in the number of homes sold in Lisbon in recent years as the Portuguese capital...

23 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Soaring house prices in Toronto and Vancouver are unsustainable

The Bank of Canada says surging prices in residential property markets like Vancouver and Toronto are not sustainable at their current...

20 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Developers step up efforts to increase housing supply

Developers in the UK are actively looking to address the major shortage of skills in the housebuilding sector as part of...

15 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Should you consider buying at auction?

Buying a property at auction is both exciting and potentially profitable - as long as you can hold your nerve, says...

09 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices rebound after April dip

Residential property prices in the UK rose by 0.6% in May, twice the rate forecast in a Reuters poll of economists...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit vote would put £900bn of UK property investment at risk – claim

Up to £900bn worth of property investment in this country will be at risk of harm if the UK votes to...

02 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Going bananas at auction

It is essential that you conduct your own due diligence before buying property at auction, as Andy Thompson, auction consultant at...

01 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investments in Germany are a boon for small budgets

Property expert and managing director at Tranio.com, George Kachmazov, argues the benefits of low yield residential property for small budget investors. The...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates could rise - BoE

Mortgage rates in the UK could increase in the short-term if Britain votes to leave the European Union, according to the...

25 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Property auctions to become the norm

A growing number of vendors are opting to sell homes under the hammer in order to avoid the conventional drawn out...

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Project Fact’ or further doomsday predictions from ‘Project Fear’?

A vote to leave the EU would have a ‘major hit’ on residential property prices across the UK and increase the...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Berlin bans Airbnb rentals

Fresh caps on private property rentals through Airbnb and similar online platforms have been introduced in Berlin, Germany, in a bid...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors snap up properties at auction

Last month was a good one for the UK property auction sector, which continues to attract a wide array of national...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Six tips to help build a successful property portfolio

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

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Are property syndicates the next big thing?

2015 was an incredible year for the property market but in a year in which Government buy to let policy, the...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Utilities firm first to introduce risk free bills package for landlords

Student utilities service provider Glide has launched a Risk Free Bills Inclusive Package, the first of its kind in the industry. Inclusive...

19 February 2016

From: Breaking News

New EU mortgage legislation put accidental landlords at risk

Half of buy-to-let mortgage applicants are unaware of the impending changes to mortgage law, according to Direct Line, with accidental landlords...

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

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

Steady house price growth in January, Nationwide Index shows

House prices have risen by 0.3% in January, according to the latest findings from Nationwide. Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist, said the...

29 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

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

From: Breaking News

RLA warns of risk to supply if buy-to-let lending is restricted

The Residential Landlords Association has warned that Treasury proposals to make access to buy-to-let lending harder could cut off the supply...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Reinventing Renting launched by NLA

Reinventing Renting, which identifies opportunities for landlords to enhance their lettings businesses, has been launched by the National Landlords Association (NLA). The...

17 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

Is ‘lend to a lender’ the future for property investors?

Almost half (44%) of retail investors want to enhance their exposure to the UK property market by other means than owning...

17 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Poor electrical safety putting tenants at risk

Poor electrical safety in the Private Rental Sector (PRS) is placing tenants’ lives in danger, as they fail to be protected...

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

40% of tenants at risk due to no working smoke alarms

It has been revealed that only 57% of flatsharers are certain that their homes have working smoke alarms, according to a...

06 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Fire safety awareness app launches for landlords and tenants

This week a new Firemark Education app has been launched to help landlords and tenants understand the risk from fire, fire...

03 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Common mistakes made when purchasing a BTL property

According to the latest Bank of England figures, the huge hike in buy-to-let landlords in the UK has led to a...

09 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Is the market too hot to buy good value buy-to-let?

There’s an argument that the property market in the UK right now is too buoyant for many investors to make money...

28 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Government urged to support ‘struggling’ buy-to-let landlords

A financial services provider is urging the Conservative Government to consider landlords who might be wrestling with financial problems in secret.   Reach...

06 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Know your building’s always in safe hands with HomeLet

As a landlord, you know the risks associated with owning a property, and you therefore know that it’s essential to make...

03 July 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Regular inspections

They may live there, but it's your responsibility to provide a safe environment. If you don't see, you don't know. Repairs and...

21 May 2015

From: Sponsored Content

The best European property investment destinations

By Roy Weatherby, The Overseas Investor  Property has become one of the most popular forms of investment, with many buyers looking to search...

28 April 2015

From: Breaking News

Paul Skillen, Founder of Mayfair & Morgan

Q: Who are Mayfair & Morgan? Mayfair & Morgan is a property Crowdfunding company which specialises in Property Portfolio Management, undertaking development...

24 April 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

New Head of Property appointed by Lloyds Bank

Glen Wilson has been appointed by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking as Head of Property for small and medium sized enterprises. Wilson, as...

24 April 2015

From: Breaking News

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