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KEYWORD "Safety" - 200 RESULTS
Paddington – is it finally ready to be more than bears and marmalade?

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

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Which city is driving HMO decline? The answer may (not) surprise you…

Market analysis from Octane Capital has revealed that the number of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in England has dropped in...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

The Elizabeth Line – will it give a boost to Canary Wharf’s property market?

One of Europe’s biggest transport infrastructure projects is finally set to open later this month after many years of delay and...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Leaseholders invited to free webinar on cladding issue advice

Leaseholders facing the prospect of huge bills to remove unsafe cladding will be offered valuable insights into the possible implications of...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

What support is available for property owners with cladding issues?

Since the devastating tragedy of the Grenfell tower fire in 2017, cladding issues have been highlighted across thousands of properties in...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – is spring the ultimate season for auctions?

This week continues the trend of successful property auctions, with SDL Property Auctions reporting exciting results for its March sale and...

15 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Amy Gibson, General Manager at Walton Robinson

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Amy Gibson, General Manager. How has your company had to adapt...

14 April 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Her Roomies - world’s first rental platform for women aims to expand in UK

A platform with over 100,000 users that claims to be the world’s first accommodation rental platform and community created for women...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day: How can we stop gender discrimination?

Off the back of International Women’s Day 2022, which took place on Tuesday March 8, PIT analyses the findings from find-a-tradesperson...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: Why housing is key for social inclusion

In 2021, a year marked by rising house prices, supply chain issues and worker shortages, Michael Gove, the Secretary of State...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Investing in property in Portugal - what do investors need to know?

Portugal continues to be one of the most popular destinations for Brits to holiday and have second homes, thanks to its...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Why property investors should never put off dealing with damp

All property investments require maintenance and one of the most common issues is damp; a problem that is at its worst...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New fire alarm tech saves 82% for leaseholders amid cladding scandal

Prime Secure’s Fire Safety division has launched the UK’s first affordable wireless common fire alarm system, V-Fire, which removes the need...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Council partners with modular firm to tackle homelessness

Cornwall Council has entered into a landmark deal to buy SoloHaus ‘micro homes’ from The Hill Group to help tackle the...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Leasehold consultation – what do investors need to know?

On Tuesday, the government launched a six-week consultation on proposals to make it easier and cheaper for leaseholders to purchase the...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Government action on cladding - how did the industry react?

On Monday, Michael Gove - Secretary of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities - announced that leaseholders in buildings...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions for 2022 in tech and real estate revealed

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

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

2022 predictions - what's in store for the property market?

With just over a week to go until 2022 makes an appearance, we check in with some more property experts to...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Grenfell driven by ‘agenda of deregulation’, claims fire union lawyer

As part of the opening statements for Module 6 of Phase 2 of the Grenfell Inquiry – set up to examine...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the best areas in the UK to invest in property in 2022?

New research from Currys and Swann has revealed the best UK areas to invest in a property in 2022, highlighting the price of...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investment – is it worth it?

The demise of the buy-to-let market has been much predicted over recent years. Major tax changes, a 3% stamp duty surcharge, and...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Will Portugal still attract Chinese and Hong Kong investors in 2022?

We often hear about the attractiveness of the British market to Chinese and Hong Kong investors, but new research has also...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – and the good news continues…

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

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – sustainable homes are at the forefront

This development roundup focuses on building sustainable homes, with Beech Holdings regenerating a former office into 43 eco-friendly apartments, a £10...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Ten easy mistakes buy-to-let landlords should avoid making

Private and commercial bank Arbuthnot Latham provides some simple steps to help landlords save time, stress, and ultimately money, in the months and years...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

The challenges and opportunities smart buildings face

In this guest piece, smart lighting and building software company amBX observes some core areas that are accelerating the property market today, as well as hindering it. Various...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding crisis - SLC pens letter to Michael Gove urging action

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

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the hidden running costs of being a landlord

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

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Opinion - leasehold reform should be top of Michael Gove’s 'to-do’ list

Housebuilder Countryside Properties has become the latest big developer to pledge an end to ground rents on leasehold properties, meaning that...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Real people, real fears – Labour backs FBU to fight cladding scandal

The Labour Party is calling for “sustained investment” in public services that could help resolve the building safety crisis and prevent...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding – first deals, hidden abodes and Gloucestershire homes

This mini housebuilding roundup features Lovell’s pledge to combat the housing shortage with refurbishment, and two ambitious deals from Pocket Living...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Investment insight – is property flipping back on the agenda?

In April 2020, right in the heart of the first lockdown, we ran a guest piece from Harvey Raybould about whether...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Moving to Portugal – what should investors know?

Expat financial planning firm Blevins Franks held a webinar earlier this month – named ‘A conversation about Moving to Portugal’ –...

29 September 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

Auction roundup – a bumper September to wrap up the summer

Last week, PIT spoke to some of the UK’s biggest and most successful auctioneers to find out if they planned to...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction houses – are they returning to in-room now that society's reopened?

At various points throughout the pandemic, we have posed the question as to whether the UK’s major auction houses will return...

17 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Potential ‘landmines’ in the Fire Safety Act revealed by property expert

Fire door inspections and compartmentation will be the next ‘landmine’ in the building safety saga, a property consultancy expert has warned. New...

06 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycations post-Covid: travel industry guide for second homeowners

Harry Roberts, managing director at My Favourite Cottages, shares a guide for second homeowners on how to navigate the UK travel industry post Covid-19,...

01 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Leaseholders need extra funding not just extra time

As part of its unveiling of some of the detail in the Building Safety Bill currently making its way through Parliament,...

23 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Fire Safety Act 2021 – are landlords and investors prepared?

Compliance expert Bureau Veritas is encouraging landlords and duty holders to prepare for the Fire Safety Act 2021, and describes the...

16 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Being a successful property developer means being a Branson

If you take a look at the Virgin website you’ll see an impressive (and varied) number of brands, including broadband, aviation,...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

New government guidance on cladding approved by property management firm

Principle Estate Management has welcomed a major UK government intervention that means leaseholders “trapped” in flats due to the cladding crisis...

28 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Peter Grant, Sandstone Group

Who are you? Peter Grant, founder and CEO of Sandstone Group (formerly Grant Property). Out of hours, my passions include skiing and...

27 July 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Investor claim - Berlin remains Europe’s hottest real estate market

Since my Zibel Real Estate portfolio first started investing in Berlin over a decade ago, residential real estate prices have increased...

26 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Update – free frameworks webinars and the Building Safety Bill

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

21 July 2021

From: Breaking News

How holiday lets can make the most of the staycation boom

As the UK emerges out of lockdown and ventures towards normality, people are ready to make the most of the upcoming...

19 July 2021

From: Breaking News

The do’s and don’ts of beach hut investments

With Britain experiencing a staycation surge, it is unsurprising that beach huts have become increasingly hot property. Beach huts have become...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Dead City: has the pandemic killed off the London property market?

The Covid-19 crisis has led to some big questions about the future of cities, and whether enough people will want to...

02 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Why resident wellbeing must be top of mind for PBSA providers

In this guest piece, Tom Ward - founder and global CEO of PBSA provider Scape - which offers student accommodation in...

16 June 2021

From: Breaking News

The future of PBSA: its investment and growth opportunities

The Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector is an incredibly exciting industry to be in right now with a very promising future...

11 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – will auction houses be returning to traditional in-room auctions?

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the start of the first lockdown in March 2020, major auction houses up...

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - what asbestos taught us about managing risk

The UK’s asbestos industry ended on August 24 1999 after being used heavily from the 1950s to 1970s. Over 20 years...

10 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – leaseholders still at risk, but developer leads the way…

Following the recent vote in parliament to reject the latest amendment to the Fire Safety Bill, Mary-Anne Bowring of Ringley has...

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 8 staycation trends for 2021 and what they mean for owners

This May Day Bank Holiday, PIT is running a staycation special series on a range of topics associated with a market...

03 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation special: how to prepare your holiday home for lockdown reopenings

This May Day Bank Holiday, PIT is running a staycation special series on a range of topics associated with a market...

03 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding update – quicker recladding works and digitising asset details

Work on replacing dangerous cladding on high rise buildings across the UK could be accelerated and made cheaper if the government...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Trade body offers top tips for consumers planning UK staycation getaways

Since April 12, overnight stays in self-contained accommodation in England with members of a person’s household or bubble have been allowed,...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

­­Top short-stay locations - which cities are best for serviced accommodation?

In this guest piece, the team at One Touch Property Investment outline the cities that are best for serviced apartments. With accommodation...

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation 2021 – how to successfully run and manage a holiday let?

With restrictions starting to ease as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, and the vaccine rollout going well, there...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update – Golden Visa 2022 webinar and Ombria Resort surge

Last week, Global Citizen Solutions – a boutique migration investment firm headquartered in Lisbon – held a webinar to discuss the...

09 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Ten-point plan – the future of the cladding crisis unveiled

Government policy and a lack of joined-up thinking are holding back the progress needed to tackle the cladding crisis, particularly in...

09 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding update – supporting investors, but also warning them…

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

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – why we must take cladding and fire safety more seriously

Principle Estate Management has welcomed government plans for new legislation that takes fire safety even more seriously. The Home Office has announced...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Post-Brexit UK-China property investment outlook – what should you know? 

A new thought leadership paper has looked at where, what and why Chinese high-net-worth-individuals (HWNIs) and investors are buying and developing in...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – understanding and tackling the ongoing crisis

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

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the who’s who of the holiday rental world

Having weathered the various challenges of 2020, showing its resilience and adaptability with companies surviving despite the difficult travel climate, the...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – BTR re-cladding and the declining appeal of flats

LaSalle Investment Management has become the first institutional investment landlord in the UK to complete re-cladding at a cost in excess...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Leaseholders face ‘years of misery’ despite cladding fund, claims legal expert

A leading leasehold law expert has warned that leaseholders affected by the cladding scandal face 'years of misery'. Mark Chick, a specialist...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Is Covid-19 actually harming the buy-to-let market?

With the pandemic heavily impacting interest rates, people are searching for a more lucrative return on their investments. Research by insurance and...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – waterside homes, BTR stock rises and former school sites

Nottingham’s residential development, The Waterside Apartments, has opened its show penthouse and apartment to eager buyers. Boasting panoramic views of the River...

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Holiday lets - how can owners prepare for a reimagined spring?

Grant Seaton, senior business lending manager at The Cumberland, discusses how the holiday let sector can prepare for a spring like no...

17 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update - buyer demand holding up and extension to Golden Visa scheme

The demand for knowledge about the investment landscape in Portugal during the pandemic, and post-Brexit, shows no signs of slowing down,...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Why the cladding issue must be addressed immediately

The Grenfell Tower tragedy horrified Britain. Subsequent inquiries have highlighted issues with materials used, construction standards and supervisory roles, to name...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Centrick secures £400k grant for cladding in Brum city centre

Residential property firm Centrick has become one of the first in the Midlands to secure remuneration as part of the government’s...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation boom: is it time to invest in the UK holiday property market?

With international travel currently banned, and likely to remain that way for the foreseeable, the great British summer holiday is likely...

05 February 2021

From: Breaking News

David Alexander is joint CEO of apropos

The last year has been one which has focused attention on dealing with the immediate, the here and now, in a...

04 February 2021

From: Sponsored Content

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

'Cladding disgrace' needs to be resolved, says UK letting firm

Homeowners must be helped out of the cladding crisis as insurance premiums soar, according to Apropos. The firm believes that the continuing...

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

A topic for debate – should the construction industry remain open?

With Britain, and many other parts of the world, currently undergoing the worst months of the Covid-19 pandemic, some have called...

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Removing consumer choice is not a victory for leaseholders

While many have cautiously welcomed the prospect of leasehold reform, Mick Platt, chief executive of Wallace Partnership Group, offers a different...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Top tips for selling a property in 2021

Despite 2020 being a turbulent year for many businesses across the UK, the property market actually saw a mini-industry boom. As...

15 January 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Auction roundup – record results and PropTech partnerships

As we settle into 2021, Auction House and iamsold reflect on last year’s record sales, while Pugh announces new technology designed...

15 January 2021

From: Breaking News

2021 outlook – what are the predictions from our property experts?

With 2021 nearly upon us, it’s time to look forward to what the next 12 months could bring from a property...

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: five emerging short-let trends for investors

Although the global travel industry has taken a nosedive in 2020 as a direct result of Covid-19, not all elements of...

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - will Covid increase the demand for co-living?

Co-living, while still highly niche in the UK and across Europe, has been growing in size and stature in recent years...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Nottingham developments – historic homes and luxury living

Works to restore and convert a Grade II listed rectory building into separate homes are progressing well, with two new houses...

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Automated lettings platform launches tenant-facing app

PlanetRent, the automated lettings platform, is launching a tenant app to give renters greater transparency at the click of a button. The...

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors - is housing the future of the high street?

On PIT, we’ve asked this question quite a lot in recent months, with John Lewis entering the Build to Rent market...

09 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Going, going…gone: has Covid killed off the traditional auctioneer?

Like many other sectors, auction houses have headed exclusively online during the pandemic - and have made a huge success of...

07 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Trends property investors can expect to see in 2021

For most people, 2020 has been a very difficult year. The Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences on so many aspects...

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – why is the Algarve’s Golden Triangle booming?

In the decades since Portugal became one of the go-to destinations for British holidaymakers, second home owners and investors, one part...

30 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Want free property investment advice? Linden Homes can help

A housebuilder is offering free expert advice for property investors looking to start or expand their portfolio in Cambridgeshire, specifically in...

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Why investment in leasehold is crucial to building safety

It is no secret that the leasehold market has had its challenges in recent years. Abuses by a number of developers...

18 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 November 2020

From: Overseas Property

Build to Rent – what does wellness in design mean in 2020?

Moda is positioning itself as a pioneer within the BTR sector. From interior design to tech and vertical integration we are leading...

09 November 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Carved by nature’ - sustainable inner Algarve resort starts to take shape

The Algarve has long been a favourite destination of the Brits, for its warm climate, golf courses, sun-kissed beaches and relaxed...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Top tips for pandemic-proofing your property abroad without breaking the bank, or the rules!

No matter if you have a property abroad, a holiday home, or rent a place long-term, 2020 has definitely been a...

30 October 2020

From: Overseas Property

Considerations for landlords and investors when purchasing a property

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

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Asbestos: what are your responsibilities as a property owner?

It’s common knowledge that asbestos is a highly damaging group of microscopic fibres that can severely impact the health of our...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Periodic inspections – what should you be looking for?

Periodic inspections of your property are just as important for landlords as the inventory check at the start of the tenancy....

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Carbon Monoxide detectors – What is the law on replacing expired alarms?

As all those responsible for managing property will be only too aware, landlords have many obligations under the laws and regulations...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

10 Essential Safety Requirements For New Landlords

With new regulations and rules now in place for landlords, our in-house property experts outline their 10 essential safety requirements for...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Top tips to make your properties ‘gas secure’

Gas Safety Week is an annual event, that took place 14-20 September in 2020 and aims to raise awareness of gas safety...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Insight – what will happen to the ski property market this winter?

The ski property market – which relies on international travel and the easy intermingling of people – was especially badly impacted by...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How to kickstart your property investment portfolio

The current stamp duty holiday provides a window of opportunity for property investors. It’s particularly good news for those just entering...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: top tips for pandemic-proofing your property abroad

In this guest article, Andres Manzano, head of product (business) at PagoFX - a money transfer app launched earlier this year by...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Investing in a leasehold? You may want to think again!

With the leasehold scandal back on the news agenda thanks to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) opening enforcement cases focusing...

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Is this the right time to invest in property?

Although the last six months have undoubtedly been difficult for many property investors and landlords for others this has been a...

28 September 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Post-pandemic PBSA: how tech can increase flexibility and yields

The purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector is becoming increasingly flexible, accommodating different course lengths and formats, as well as the uncertainty...

28 September 2020

From: Breaking News

How are student accommodation providers adapting to Covid-19?

Most universities will be reopening in some shape or form from late September/early October, and an increasing number of students attending...

21 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: The best UK location for remote working

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly brought about some changes to our everyday lives, with remote working skyrocketing in recent months as...

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Earlier this week, we conducted a Q&A with Mark Lightfoot - the founder of ski property platform SnowOnly – to get...

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Part 3 – what will property auctions look like in the future?

In recent days we have been exploring the future of property auctions with a number of major auction houses across the...

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Cullen Property celebrates viewing success with 90% student flats let

As the UK slowly eases out of lockdown and home movers eagerly search for their next property, virtual viewings and video...

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Part 2 – what will property auctions look like in the future?

In part one, we spoke to a number of high-profile auction houses about how they see the sector’s post-lockdown future. Here,...

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what students want from their accommodation post-Covid

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

31 July 2020

From: Breaking News

International student drop-off leads to oversupply of rental properties

The lockdowns and subsequent travel restrictions imposed across the globe as a result of Covid-19 are preventing international students from coming...

24 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - what is the difference between co-living and BTR?

Before the coronavirus hit, Build to Rent was without question the property market's fastest-growing trend. While, like all parts of the...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Expert opinion: why and where to invest post-Covid-19?

In a recent Zoom webinar, titled ‘Why and where to invest in residential real estate post-Covid-19’, representatives from three different luxury overseas...

15 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent bounces back - UNCLE opens its latest scheme in Wembley

Well-known rental brand UNCLE recently opened its fifth property within its rapidly expanding chain of serviced rental apartments. Made up of two...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Will Covid-19 actually increase the demand for co-living?

A niche, but much-discussed, sub-sector of the rental market, co-living has never really taken off in the UK in the way...

03 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Scotland reopens – what do property investors need to know?

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

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Student housing giant looks to continue rapid growth

Unite – one of the largest providers of student beds in the UK – recently announced the successful completion of the...

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

Covid-19 impact – will it lead to a rise in retail to resi conversions?

One of the biggest debates as we ease out of lockdown and come to terms with the new normal has revolved...

26 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – single lot sales success and country’s largest live auction

Auctions – held remotely – have soared in popularity during lockdown, with many people viewing them as a fast, simple way...

26 June 2020

From: Breaking News

A Greek revival – is the country also a safe haven for investors?

We recently explored whether Portugal – which has handled the Covid-19 pandemic better than most European nations – is, as a...

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – who is managing the Build to Rent boom?

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

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Q&A - do resort developments remain relevant post-Covid-19?

The coronavirus pandemic, with all of its restrictions on travel and movement, has unsurprisingly had an impact on the construction of...

10 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

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

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

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: modern tech allows modular housing firm to continue working

A modular housing developer has safely completed a housing development in Leeds and continues to work on six other sites across...

22 May 2020

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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

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Discounts for NHS workers! Developers offer gesture to key staff

To do their bit during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, two housebuilders are offering discounts on their developments for key workers. Below, we...

11 May 2020

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Explained: what does Covid-19 mean for those buying properties in Spain?

Spanish property law firm Fuster & Associates has provided detailed guidance for Brits buying in Spain at the present time, taking...

27 April 2020

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Urgent government stimulus is needed to reignite the housing market - claim

Covid-19 and the subsequent government lockdown will result in a loss of 526,000 home sales in 2020, according to further analysis...

22 April 2020

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What can the property industry do to recover from the coronavirus crisis?

With lockdown measures in place until at least May 7, and possibly for much longer than that, the new normal is...

22 April 2020

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Auction roundup: Auctioneers remain positive, yet cautious

In this week’s auction roundup, we look at SDL Auctions’ success at its 100th Derby auction, Bond Wolfe’s cancellations of its...

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 April 2020

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Doing things differently – companies offer virtual viewings during the crisis  

The coronavirus crisis has shut down most aspects of normal life, but with us all being told to stay at home...

01 April 2020

From: Breaking News

SDL Auctions: Property auctions will go ahead behind closed doors

Despite the growing Covid-19 pandemic creating a number of challenges and logistical issues for auction houses, the team at SDL Auctions...

25 March 2020

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Revealed: how is coronavirus affecting auctions?

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a drastic impact on all parts of life, and that includes the auction process. Here, we...

20 March 2020

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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

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Should the property sector be preparing for a coronavirus-led downturn?

The property sector has been told to prepare for a downturn in the market whilst keeping everybody safe during the coronavirus...

18 March 2020

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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

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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

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

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

03 February 2020

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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

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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

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Is Cornwall the UK’s most popular staycation market?

It’s famed for its beaches, fish restaurants, rugged coastline, ice cream and pasties, and property agency Spot Blue International Property believes...

20 November 2019

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Angels sponsors local kickboxing club

Here at Angels Sales & Lettings, we are always delighted to sponsor great local initiatives and clubs as part of our...

31 October 2019

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Want better house price growth? Buy near a Tube station!

It’s not hugely surprising that homes near strong transport links enjoy better house price growth, but new research has now revealed...

02 September 2019

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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

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

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

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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

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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

Are these PropTech disruptors game-changers for property investment?

PropTech has been something of a buzzword in recent years – a rising trend which sees internet-savvy startups launch digital and...

07 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

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Protecting your investments from going up in smoke

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

21 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Property guardian firms launch first trade association

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

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Britain’s ‘unluckiest’ building goes up for auction

A property in Swansea ‘beset with bad’ luck from the start is going under the hammer in London at the end...

10 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

Airbnb teams up with National Fire Chiefs Council

As part of its commitment to put fire safety first, Airbnb has launched an alliance with the National Fire Chiefs Council...

03 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Expert view - finding the gaps in the student rental market

Student housing is increasingly becoming an attractive prospect for investment, with a 17% increase in investment in student accommodation in the...

18 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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

What’s better for funding retirement, pensions or property?

The debate between property or pensions has been discussed for many years, with the changes to mortgage interest and finance costs...

11 April 2017

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Report reveals Wokingham is the best place in England and Wales for families

According to the Family Hotspots Report by OneFamily, the historic market town of Wokingham has been crowned the best place in...

24 September 2015

From: Breaking News

New crowdfunding opportunity based around property investment

Quanta is the latest property crowdfunding opportunity to hit the headlines. It is looking to raise £3 million by offering UK...

26 June 2015

From: Breaking News

‘Landlords and investors changing approach to borrowing’

Landlords and property investors are changing their approach on how to finance borrowing, according to Mortgages for Business. A recent survey carried...

29 May 2015

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