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

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

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Lisbon property market bounces back as demand and investment soars

The Portuguese capital Lisbon is experiencing a real estate revival, according to Knight Frank’s new insight into the city. It’s currently in...

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

The hammer goes down again – here’s the latest auctions roundup

At Property Investor Today, we regularly like to keep our readers updated with the latest auction goings-on. Here is our latest...

24 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Roll up, roll up - here’s your chance to win 2x free tickets to major renovation show

The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show is returning to Surrey between 29-30 June at Sandown Park racecourse. And here at Property...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

10 interior tips and tricks to increase your rental income

When furnishing a rental property, it’s important to think about how you can maximise your income and really make the most...

17 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords burying their heads in the sand over tax changes, says expert

A self-employed mortgage expert has claimed that Britain’s portfolio landlords are ‘burying their heads in the sand’ over new tax changes...

10 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Coastal breezes refresh the Spanish property market

The rain in Spain is said to fall mainly on the plain, which may be why property buyers in Spain do...

10 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Considering ski property as an investment? Here's all you need to know

As the ski season has now come to an end, it's the perfect time for potential buyers and seasoned investors to...

08 May 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Old rectories offer best value for those seeking classic English home

The latest research by Jackson-Stops has revealed that, at £245 per square foot, properties once home to clergymen offer the best...

01 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Strong overseas interest generated for new rooftop development

Significant levels of interest from overseas investors and young professionals have been generated by two luxury penthouse apartments in south London,...

01 May 2019

From: Breaking News

England's rental market revealed to be more profitable than 159 world nations

New research by inventory and property compliance specialists VeriSmart has analysed the value of the English and London rental markets and...

26 April 2019

From: Breaking News

How can landlords and investors add value to a property?

In recent times, there has been a shift away from people getting onto the property ladder. This means an increasing number...

26 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Findings suggest better returns for corporate landlords over private ones

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

24 April 2019

From: Breaking News

The most affordable rents in Great Britain revealed

An in-depth analysis from Zoopla has reported the trends in the affordability of private renting across the UK since 2007. The study...

24 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Cheeky Nando's? Importance of food delivery to home-movers revealed

New research carried out by takeaway delivery giant Deliveroo has revealed that nearly four out of five Brits believe it’s important...

24 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Allsop defies Brexit blues with £57 million achieved at residential sale

Allsop’s latest residential auction achieved a total of £57 million, with 258 lots offered and 192 lots sold. The auction was held...

10 April 2019

From: Breaking News

THE UK’S HIDDEN PROPERTY INVESTMENT HOTSPOTS

Recent years have seen a shift in buyer activity across the UK’s property market, with London’s much publicised decline in popularity...

05 April 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Rent costs rise as landlords continue exiting the market

The number of landlords exiting the market rose in February, while the number of tenants seeing rent rises increased to the...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Two events for prospective holiday let landlords this spring

Boutique lettings agency Mulberry Cottages has announced two new events this spring for those considering letting their property out as a...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

True ambitions of property investors in 2019 revealed

Some 39% of UK landlords and investors are planning to increase the size of their portfolio over the next 12 months,...

29 March 2019

From: Breaking News

MGM French Properties witnesses record-breaking start to 2019

MGM French Properties has reported its busiest and most successful start to the year to date, with increased activity in the...

29 March 2019

From: Breaking News

WHY NOW IS THE TIME TO INVEST IN BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham has experienced an incredible transformation over recent years. Shaking off its previously industrial image. The UK’s second city has emerged...

27 March 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Brexit could be good news for holiday lets, says broker

Brexit uncertainty could lead to more Britons holidaying in the UK, strengthening demand for holiday let rental homes. That is according to...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Increasing numbers of landlords switch to limited company status to buy

Landlords with bigger portfolios are switching to using limited company status for new purchases, according to research carried out by specialist...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

East London dominates rental growth table while West London dwindles

Renters in East London are seeing twice the growth of their West London counterparts, according to the latest Landbay Rental Index,...

22 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Average age of people buying BTL property falls significantly

The average age of people buying investment property has fallen by more than three and half years in the past nine...

22 March 2019

From: Breaking News

HMRC is targeting ‘accidental landlords’, new data finds

HMRC’s ‘Let Property Campaign’ has led to disclosures from less than 3% of eligible landlords, new data acquired by accountancy firm...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Property expert releases street-wise guide for buyers and homeowners

Property and DIY interior expert Georgina Burnett is releasing a contemporary book to prepare prospective buyers and homeowners in a wavering...

15 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

Styling an investment property – the top tips

If you are already the lucky owner of an investment property, you may be questioning how you need to dress and...

13 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Four common landlord mistakes and how to avoid them

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

12 March 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Five tips for reducing void periods

For landlords, experiencing occasional void periods is inevitable and often out of your control. If a tenant’s circumstances change, they could...

11 March 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Why is Manchester one of Europe’s fastest growing cities?

Manchester City Council recently released its annual State of the City Report for 2018, which officially confirmed that Manchester’s economic growth...

08 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Edinburgh’s most sought-after apartment now available to rent

One of Scotland’s most talked-about properties, located in Edinburgh’s famed New Town, is now available to rent. The rental apartment, the only...

08 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Rising number of overseas buyers lured to Spain’s coastal regions

International buyers continue to be drawn to Spain’s coastal destinations in increasing numbers, according to the latest figures from Lucas Fox. The...

08 March 2019

From: Breaking News

JLL says Build to Rent will bring over 2,000 homes to Bristol by 2021

More than 2,000 new Build to Rent apartments are set to be created in Bristol in the next three years, according...

06 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent – is it the answer to the country’s housing crisis?

With Build to Rent the fastest-growing trend in the rental sector, Property Investor Today took the opportunity to visit one of...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Could you be a more ethical landlord?

Private sector buy-to-let landlords sometimes get a bad rap from renters, who blame property investors for fuelling a housing boom which...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

INVEST IN LUXURY FOR LESS IN BICESTER

Renowned internationally for its designer shopping outlet, Bicester has long been the jewel in Oxfordshire’s crown, attracting millions of visitors annually...

27 February 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Mallorca’s residential property market still appeals to foreign investors

Mallorca has experienced a steady increase of real estate purchases by foreign investors, with the total number of transactions hitting 15,000...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Where are Brits buying holiday homes?

Nearly 40% of British holidaymakers have the funds to buy a holiday home and plan to do so in 2019, according...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit not a major concern for property investors, claims study

Brexit isn’t a major concern when it comes to property investment, according to new research from SevenCapital. The survey of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs)...

22 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Property expert reveals how to spot investment potential

With thrift being a new buying trend, buying agent Linda Jeffcoat of Stacks Property Search offers advice for purchasers looking for...

22 February 2019

From: Breaking News

What impact is Brexit having on overseas property investments?

It’s the story that is still dominating all the headlines, but - with Britain set to officially leave the European Union...

20 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent roundup – new tie-ups and launch of Salford’s tallest building

There has been further activity in the burgeoning Build to Rent sector, with new partnerships being announced and new developments launched.  Firstly,...

15 February 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Lee Dahill, Director of Sales for the Today publications and The ValPal Network

Who are you? I’m the Director of Sales for both the well-known industry leading Today publications and The ValPal Network. Leading publications: Estate Agent Today,...

12 February 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

Rental platform welcomes government’s redress reform

Plans for an extensive reform of the housing redress system have been welcomed by RentalStep, but it says landlords need to...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

‘Mixed picture’ for buy-to-let mortgage rates, says online mortgage broker

New research from online mortgage broker Property Master has revealed the cost of three out of six categories of fixed rate...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

How would the country's favourite soap stars fare in today's property market?

If you thought getting on the property ladder was easier in soapland than in real life, it’s time to think again. Most...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

HMOs vs Buy-to-Lets - What is the best property investment strategy?

If you’re considering investing in property, the chances are you’ve weighed up the pros and cons of becoming a landlord. An obvious...

06 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Property market in Spain set to grow steadily in 2019

Spain’s property market is set for steady growth in 2019, according to Lucas Fox International Properties. With 2018 proving to be another...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

NAEA outlines the top things that can devalue a home

Homeowners always want to get the best possible price for their home, but there may be a number of reasons why...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Fixed rate mortgage market sees big reductions in costs

Two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgages have all dropped in cost over the past 12 months, according to Mortgage Brain’s...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of landlords choosing five-year fix rates, research shows

An increasing number of landlords are choosing five-year fixed rate products, according to Mortgages for Business’ Buy-to-Let Index. In fact, 84% of...

25 January 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

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

Fancy a bargain? Sicilian homes on offer for just €1!

Homes in one Italian town are being sold for as little as €1 in an attempt to revive its fortunes. But,...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Legal & General acquires Build to Rent site in Chelmsford

Legal & General has recently exchanged contracts on a new Build to Rent (BTR) site in Chelmsford City Centre on behalf...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Will luxury renting replace home ownership for Generation Y?

A report has asked whether luxury renting is the new home ownership for millennials, with the dying dream of home ownership...

18 January 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 January 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Hostmaker partners with Spotahome to capitalise on long-term bookings

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

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Cost of most fixed BTL rates down year-on-year, says online mortgage broker

The majority of buy-to-let fixed rate mortgages are currently down year-on-year – some by as much as £29 per month for...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Paul Staley, Director of PRS at SDL Property Management

Who are you? Paul Staley What does it say on your business card? Director of PRS at SDL Property Management. What is SDL Property Management? As...

09 January 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

Luxury accommodation specialists to hold event to offer tips to investor landlords

Serviced accommodation specialists Pass the Property recently announced an upcoming event to showcase the company’s approach to creating luxury serviced accommodation. The...

09 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Bond Wolfe launches property auctions business in the Midlands

Property consultant Bond Wolfe has launched a new property auctions business in the Midlands. Bond Wolfe Auctions will be based in newly-refurbished...

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

Property Partner sells first properties, delivering strong returns to investors

Property Partner, the property investment platform launched in January 2015, recently announced the sale of two properties, generating returns of up...

04 January 2019

From: Breaking News

House price growth - how did the world's biggest cities fare in 2018?

As one year comes to a close and another one starts, it’s interesting to take a look at some salient points...

04 January 2019

From: Breaking News

London development industry continues to bemoan government inaction

The property and development industry in London remains unimpressed with central and local government when it comes to enabling development activity. That’s...

21 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Where are the cheapest and most expensive places to sell a property in London?

London has the highest traditional estate agent fees in the country at 1.70%, according to price comparison site NetAnAgent.com. Fees in the...

21 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Should you consider Asia for your next property investment?

Estimates by BNP Wealth Management predict that by 2026, Asia will be home to over 35% of the world’s investable real-estate...

21 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Which property types produce the best yields?

Online buy-to-let agency yieldit recently revealed the property types which produce the greatest yields, offering a key insight for landlords who...

19 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Housing demand and supply continue to falter

Housing demand from prospective buyers and the number of new properties coming to market continued to falter last month, according to...

19 December 2018

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 picks for ‘shrewd property buyers’ in London revealed

Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search gives her take on which areas savvy prospective buyers should focus on for their next...

14 December 2018

From: Breaking News

‘Tis the season to let property…says Nottingham lettings agency

December is the best month for landlords to find new tenants, according to lettings agency Kingswood Residential Investment Management. The Nottingham-based firm...

14 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Why Manchester comes out on top for property investors

Manchester, a city of football, music, innovation and culture which has reinvented itself in recent years to escape its post-industrial decline,...

12 December 2018

From: Breaking News

How is the Spanish property market enticing British buyers back?

British citizens have long had a love affair with the Spanish property market and like any love affair; it’s had its...

12 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Winners of the 2018 Property Investors Awards revealed

The winners of the 2018 Property Investors Awards were revealed at the ceremony on Saturday 1 December at The Royal National...

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

From: Sponsored Content

Propertymark’s analysis offers overview of 2018 property market

Propertymark has studied its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year, with the findings revealing that first-time buyer...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

There are signs of growth in the Cyprus property market

Over the course of this year, the economy of Cyprus has begun to stabilise and confidence started to return to the...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Overseas investors boosted by Brexit uncertainty and weak pound

Brexit uncertainty is continuing to drive foreign investment in the UK, research by CashbackRemortgages.co.uk has claimed. A third of multi-million pound homes...

30 November 2018

From: Breaking News

AI-powered website aims to help investors find deal of a lifetime

A property investment company, One & Only Pro, has launched its online offering after spending two years developing its complex algorithms...

30 November 2018

From: Breaking News

October saw slowing housing market due to Brexit uncertainty

Demand from prospective buyers and supply of available homes both fell by 13% in October amidst uncertainty surrounding Brexit. NAEA Propertymark’s October...

30 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Investment advice - How to buy a property in France

Sextant Properties, a one-stop-shop for people looking to buy a home in France, provides some advice on how to unearth the...

28 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Mixed movement in BTL market as mortgage costs waver

Fresh figures from Mortgage Brain’s product data analysis show that the buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage market remains ‘unsettled’, with mixed movement seen...

28 November 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 November 2018

From: Sponsored Content

More landlords will leave the private rented sector – claim

More landlords will leave the private rented sector in the next year as annual rental price growth has been falling or...

23 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Spain tops the list of dream international moves

More and more Brits are dreaming of a new life in the Spanish sun, according to new research by AnyVan.com. Results from...

21 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

Property in the UK takes on average 102 days to sell

It now takes, on average, 102 days to sell a property in the UK, according to Post Office Money. Its latest ‘City...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Northern investment broadens as Stockport enters Top 10

LendInvest has released the latest LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index report. The LendInvest BTL Index is published quarterly and ranks 105 postcode areas around...

14 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Clive Emson raises £28 million at autumn sale

Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers raised £28 million from 180 lots catalogued for its autumn auction. Its penultimate auction of 2018...

09 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Number of tenants experiencing rent hikes continues to increase

The number of tenants experiencing rent increases continued to rise in September, according to ARLA Propertymark’s latest Private Rented Sector (PRS)...

02 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Soaring number of buy-to-let lenders lending to limited companies

The number of buy-to-let lenders lending to limited companies has increased by 47% over the past year, according to Mortgages for...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits investing abroad - the countdown to Brexit

Brexit is due to happen, in one way or another, on March 29 2019. This means that UK nationals interested in...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Research reveals best locations for buy-to-let investment

Online estate agency yieldit has unveiled the best buy-to-let locations in England and Wales. The new data, gathered from the agency's current...

26 October 2018

From: Breaking News

How are Golden Visas boosting the Portuguese property market?

The Portuguese are currently enjoying the benefits of a strong property market which has been boosted by the attractive prospect of...

24 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Decision to scrap Severn Bridge toll leads to property price boom in South Wales

There has been a dramatic rise in property prices in south east Wales since last year’s announcement that the Severn Bridge...

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

More house sales fall through amidst slowing property market

There has been an increase in the number of house sales falling through before completion, according to Quick Move Now. Figures released...

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Are you ready for The France Show?

The annual celebration of all things French, The France Show, returns to London Olympia on 25th-27th January 2019. Now in its twelfth...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

Knight Frank dominates student accommodation sector

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

05 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Investor tips – letting to student tenants

Being a student landlord can be very lucrative, especially if you choose a densely populated investment location. Student properties are always...

05 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Erna Low Property launches new developments in French Alps

Erna Low Property has launched new developments in three French Alps ski resorts, all of which are in small villages part...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Summer in the Swiss Alps – what is attracting investors?

Property Investor Today was recently invited to ski resort Andermatt Swiss Alps, located in the heart of Switzerland’s world-renowned mountainous region,...

28 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Income required to buy a home rises by almost a quarter since 2015

The minimum income first-time buyers require to purchase a home in the UK has rocketed by 18% in the past three...

28 September 2018

From: Breaking News

It’s official! No more £100,000 properties for sale in London

The death of the £100,000 property in London is now official, with research revealing that there are now no properties for...

26 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Development at luxury Swiss resort continues apace

Following a successful summer season, development of the Andermatt resort in the heart of the Swiss Alps is continuing at a...

21 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers driving growth in European residential markets

Property investors now operate in a truly global environment. Just as UK-based investors can look at the great returns offered by...

19 September 2018

From: Breaking News

New Build to Rent schemes set for Manchester and Liverpool

Two new Build to Rent schemes are set to be built in Manchester and Liverpool after a deal was agreed between...

14 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Five tips to bear in mind when looking to sell your property

If you are selling a property, it is important that you present it in the best condition to potential investors, in...

13 September 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Property investment outlook remains positive despite Brexit uncertainty

The outlook for property investment in the UK remains positive, despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations. That’s according to a...

12 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the best value countries for overseas buyers

Currency expert FairFx has revealed the best and worst destinations to purchase a second home overseas. With Brexit approaching, a second home...

05 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

Spike in number of people using equity release to buy new property

There has been a striking rise in the number of people using equity release to buy a new property, according to...

31 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits prefer country living to city life, research shows

Some 18% of relocating Brits are more than twice as likely to move to the country than the city, according to...

31 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Record number of tourists to the UK a major boost for holiday lets

Property investors with holiday lets are set for a bumper year as record numbers of tourists visit Britain. New research from...

24 August 2018

From: Breaking News

House prices on the up since Brexit, research reveals

UK house prices have risen by 7.3% since the Brexit vote, according to the latest Land Registry house price data. Now, in...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Major investment continues in Montenegro

The biggest development in Montenegro recently witnessed the opening of its first 5-star hotel – The Chedi Luštica Bay. The hotel in...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to turn to student towns and cities for better rental yields

Research by TotallyMoney has revealed that buy-to-let landlords facing increased taxation and diminishing profits could find better yields in UK towns...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Rental prices boom in West London’s development hotspots

Strong price growth across a number of West London boroughs has been reported by rental brand Residently. W12, which covers the thriving...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

How to get the best ROI on your holiday let

For years, buy-to-let has been heralded as the most lucrative form of property investment. For those with money to invest, the...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

A secured loan and declined mortgage enquiry [Case Study]

Remortgage affordability decline & a £19,000 consolidation to make monthly savings Problem The client wanted to borrow £19,000 to consolidate her two...

16 August 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Winchester has the most vulnerable rental market, research finds

New research by Gatehouse Bank has revealed that Winchester is home to the most vulnerable rental market as tax changes amplify...

10 August 2018

From: Breaking News

MGM French Properties launches development in Châtel

French property developer, MGM French Properties, has launched a new development comprised of 15 luxury apartments on the French-Swiss border in...

10 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Dave Beard, Founder at Lending Expert

Tell us about yourself? I’m currently the founder and director at online credit broker and comparison site Lending Expert which includes our second charge...

06 August 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

Prices for prime waterfront properties continue to command a premium

Prices for prime waterfront properties are as much as 80% higher than comparable properties inland, climbing to 133% for properties with...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Fixed rate mortgages the dominant choice for buy-to-let landlords

Some 93% of landlords financing buy-to-let property opted for a fixed rate mortgage in the second quarter of 2018, according to...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Government’s new planning rulebook to deliver more quality homes

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

27 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Investors are seeking low cost, high yield properties

Investors are increasingly searching for cheaper and higher yielding properties despite buy-to-let (BTL) investments offering attractive return rates, according to a...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Top preferred holiday rental destinations revealed

One in 10 Brits would prefer a holiday in the UK over Sydney, St. Lucia, or Cyprus, new research by Hitachi...

20 July 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

The majority of private tenants are happy with their lot

Official figures released this week by the English Housing Survey show that some 84% of private tenants are satisfied with their...

13 July 2018

From: Breaking News

London rents finally rise after 18 months of falls

Research has revealed that London rents increased by 0.10% in the year to June 2018, the first annual rental rise for...

06 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Investors offered unique opportunity to buy in Austrian nature reserve

Property buyers are being offered the opportunity to purchase a home in one of Austria’s best-known nature reserves. The apartments, in...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Montenegro’s property market booms as a result of NATO membership

International interest in Montenegro property has doubled in the year since the country joined NATO, according to IM Property Group. On 5...

22 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Property investment – where are the UK’s 2018 hotspots?

Investing in property is always unpredictable, especially as it’s difficult to pinpoint the best locations for investment - who would have...

22 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Leading building and renovation show to return to the capital this autumn

The London Homebuilding & Renovation show is set to return to London this autumn. The event, which aims to equip and upskill...

22 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Valencia’s competitive property prices attract investors

Spain’s third city is now seeing steady gains and attracting investors following the fall of its property prices and the number...

01 June 2018

From: Breaking News

NAEA says housing market now back in favour of sellers

The housing market has swung back in favour of sellers, according to NAEA Propertymark's April Housing Report.  The research found that demand...

30 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Five top tips for investing in student accommodation

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

30 May 2018

From: Breaking News

The Landlord Expo returns for 2018

One of the biggest landlord exhibitions returns to Bristol on June 13. Taking place at the University of the West of England,...

25 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Majority of Brits are regaining confidence in the property market

Some 84% of British homeowners expect property prices in their area to rise over the next six months, up 14% from...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Idyllic countryside home featured in Loveitts’ next auction

A four-bedroom home in the lush countryside of Warwickshire is set to go under the hammer at Loveitts May auction. Nestled in...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Former Baptist church goes under the hammer at Loveitts auction

A former Baptist church in Warwickshire will be available for prospective property buyers at the upcoming Loveitts auction. Located in the countryside...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

East of England landlords remain confident about business prospects

Landlord confidence across a range of measures remained stable or increased in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the end...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Housing wealth of last time buyers set to surpass £1 trillion this year

New research from Legal & General and economics consultancy CEBR has revealed that last time buyers now own £938 billion of...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Falling rents in London ‘distorts’ picture for the rest of England, Index shows

The average rent for a property in London fell 0.27% in the year to April, weighing down the resilient rental growth...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Homes sold for less than asking price in March, says NAEA

The professional body for estate agents, NAEA Propertymark, revealed it was a buyer’s market in March, with 86% of properties sold...

04 May 2018

From: Breaking News

PropTech startup reports landlord and investor user growth of 150%

An innovative PropTech startup has recorded impressive monthly growth of landlords and tenants using its platform. Since January, RentalStep has recorded landlord...

03 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Holiday let hotspots on The Tour de Yorkshire revealed

New research has revealed the best hotspots for holiday rentals along the route of The Tour de Yorkshire, which kicks off...

02 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Britain’s landlords and investors remain positive despite raft of changes

Despite challenging buy-to-let (BTL) conditions, private landlords remain positive about the future of the industry, a new report from specialist bank,...

25 April 2018

From: Breaking News

London and the South East appeals most to over-50s investors

New analysis from buy-to-let broker Commercial Trust has highlighted the appeal of London and the South East for investors aged 50...

18 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Number of buy-to-let investors hits record high

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK reached a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year, up...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

New global student property platform launched by Knight Frank

International property consultancy and estate agency Knight Frank has revealed that it has strengthened its Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) business...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Expert warns investors to plan their investments with care

A property expert from Finchley-based Richard Anthony Chartered Accountants has warned potential investors to plan their investment with care. This comes...

11 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Five expert predictions – what is the outlook for investors?

Fresh from his keynote speech at the Landlord Investment Show last month, property expert Kam Dovedi shares his five property predictions with...

11 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Turkish property market embraces cryptocurrencies

Turkish property agency Spot Blue International Property has revealed that the country is emerging as an unlikely champion of cryptocurrencies, with...

28 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank analyses prime price movements in decade since crash

Fresh research examining the movement of prime residential prices in the world’s top cities since the start of the financial crisis,...

23 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Allsop releases bumper March catalogue

Allsop’s next residential auction will see more than 275 lots auctioned, 50 more lots than its March 2017 sale. Allsop’s bumper March...

23 March 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Rents in East Midlands outstrip UK average

The East Midlands saw residential rents grow by 2.24%, according to the latest Landbay Rental Index. The region had the fastest rise...

16 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlord of the Year Award launched

A home insurance provider has launched a Landlord of the Year Award to recognise those who go the extra mile to...

14 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits budget £320k to buy rather than rent

One in eight Brits looking to move in the next twelve months have an average budget of £322,000 in order to...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Free webinar on offer for holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands

A free webinar organised by Spain-Holiday.com promising to help holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands will take place on Thursday...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

House-hunters flood the market

The number of house-hunters looking for new homes rose by 37% in January in line with the supply of available properties...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

New homes sales dominated by East London in 2017

Eastern postcodes dominated the sale of new homes in the capital last year, according to fresh research by Dexters and Stirling...

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Farm conversions fall by 20% in a year

Research by peer-to-peer platform Lendy has revealed that the number of conversions of farm buildings into new homes fell by 20%...

23 February 2018

From: Breaking News

‘A bleak outlook for renters in 2018’ says trade body

The supply of rental properties fell by 8% from December to January, painting a bleak picture for renters this year, according...

23 February 2018

From: Breaking News

BidX1 to launch first UK online auction

Online auction house BidX1 has launched its first UK online auction after its acquisition of auctioneer Andrews & Robertson as part...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Going once, going twice, sold! Loveitts kickstarts 2018 with successful auction

Loveitts’ first auction of the year attracted bumper crowds and a high success rate, helping the firm to kick off 2018...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup: February 2018

February has already seen strong auction activity across the board, with many lots snapped up and sold at whopping prices well...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Where are the opportunities for UK property investors post-Brexit?

Following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union on June 24 2016, investment in the London property market has...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Ideal Home Show reveals its line-up of property stars

The Ideal Home Show 2018, held at Olympia London from 17 March to 2 April, has announced its line-up of property...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

South East challenges London for BTL market share

The South East nearly caught London for buy-to-let purchase market share during 2017. That's according to new annual data from Commercial Trust Limited. Last...

07 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Urban Splash and Alumno team up to redevelop iconic Sheffield housing estate

Regeneration specialist Urban Splash has joined forces with student accommodation developer, Alumno Developments, to create accommodation for around 350 students, as well...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Strettons' February auction catalogue appears online

The catalogue for Strettons' February auction is now available to view online, the property firm has revealed. The national property auction is...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

HMOs produced highest average yields in 2017, research finds

The latest Complex Buy to Let Index, published by Mortgages for Business, has revealed that HMOs produced average yields of 8.9%...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

London rental supply falls as sharp rise is recorded in other major UK cities

The latest Property & Homemover Report, released by marketing consultancy TwentyCi, has shown a sharp rise in the number of rental...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Rents and train fares up in London’s commuter hotspots

Landbay’s latest Rental Index has revealed that commuters in nearly half of London’s most popular commuter towns face a greater overall...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Look out buyers and make way for … ‘dream searchers’

Every day, more than 6.5 million Brits are ‘dream searching’ for their perfect property but only one third are in the...

10 January 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

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

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

13 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Home price to earnings ratio in London reaches all-time high

The gap between house prices and average earnings has reached a record high in London, according to a new study conducted...

29 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let loans launched by LendInvest

A buy-to-let (BTL) loan product targeted at experienced, professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland has been...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Properties sell quickest in major Scottish cities

The latest City Rate of Sale report from Post Office Money has revealed the average UK property takes 96 days to...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain stable despite changes and uncertainty

The cost of buy-to-let mortgages has remained mostly unaffected by the second phase of Prudential Regulation Authority changes, coupled with months...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals that temporary stamp duty cut would encourage home moving

More than a fifth of recent home buyers (those who purchased less than three years ago) would consider moving home if...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Firm’s biggest auction of the year raises £23 million

Over £23 million of land and property was sold by Clive Emson Auctioneers at its autumn auction. Achieving a sale rate of...

15 November 2017

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

Allsop’s latest auction posts strong sales total

Allsop’s latest residential auction, which took place on October 26, posted a £61 million sales total, taking the property auction house’s...

08 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

Property investment in Birmingham continues to boom

Research carried out by PwC and thinktank Urban Land Institute has revealed that Birmingham remains a UK property investment hotspot, ranking...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Millennials are becoming landlords for steady income

Millennials are making a career out of being a landlord, according to a new survey by Intus Lettings. Surprisingly, almost half of...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle to be converted into £3.3m luxury living space

The FM Group has secured funding on the conversion of a 19th century Scottish baronial mansion into 10 luxury apartments with...

03 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Possibility of interest rate rise sees borrowers turn to fixed mortgages

The number of borrowers seeking fixed rate mortgages has surged ahead of the prospect of an interest rate rise this Thursday,...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

More planning permissions granted than in 2007

Successful planning applications in England are up 6% since 2007, according to fresh data from Pure Commercial Finance. Planning for a major...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Together provides over £800k for block development

Specialist lender Together is granting over £800,000 to buy and develop an idle office block, enabling a development company to expand...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals mortgage costs falling again despite possible rate rise

The cost of mortgages has continued to fall despite the regular warnings of interest and mortgage rate rises. After the UK’s economy...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

How you can Transform your Property for New Tenants this Autumn

With the lettings market traditionally heating up in autumn, property investors will be looking at ways to make their rental homes...

25 October 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Judges decide the winners for 2017 Property Investors Awards

The shortlisted candidates for the 2017 Property Investors Awards were assessed by a team of judges at an Essex conference suite...

25 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Top French ski properties to invest in next year

With average French mortgage rates held at a low of 1.5%, now is still a good time to invest in a...

20 October 2017

From: Breaking News

UK ranked worst EU country for first-time buyers

The UK has been ranked the worst EU country for new homeowners and first-time buyers (FTBs), according to new research from...

20 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Madrid continues to attract significant property investment

The latest research by luxury estate agency Lucas Fox has revealed that Madrid is cementing its status as a key European...

18 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Farmland values in UK drop by an average of 10%

New data from Carter Jonas has revealed that farmland values throughout the UK have declined by more than 10% in the...

13 October 2017

From: Breaking News

The Leasehold Scandal

With continued media interest in the unfair leasehold practices of some freeholders and ever-increasing queries from clients surrounding this point, I...

12 October 2017

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Vail Williams recruits two property and asset management specialists

With the appointment of two new associates, property advisers Vail Williams LLP has bolstered its property asset management team. Specialising in property...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

21 years of BTL generates £1.2m portfolios for landlords

Investors could have seen their buy-to-let (BTL) returns increase by as much as 1,131% over the past two decades, according to...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales in Spain are on the up

Home sales in Spain soared by almost 50% in the first half of 2017, according to findings from estate agency Lucas...

21 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Cogress and Octopus Property to fund £7.45m residential development

Octopus Property has partnered with Cogress to strengthen equity partnership with a second financing settlement. The specialist finance provider announced that it...

21 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Leading property auction house appoints new investment director

Specialist commercial property auction and investment house, Acuitus, has recruited Peter Mayo as an investment director. Richard Auterac, chairman of Acuitus, commented...

20 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Shakespeare's home to go under the hammer

To be sold or not to be sold, that is the question. This query could be answered when Shakespeare’s Birthplace, the...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

St Albans commands highest premiums for those looking to upsize

St Albans has been ranked as the most expensive location for a family to upsize from a two-bed flat to a...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Dubai property development worth £250m will accept Bitcoin payment

Aston Property Ventures has announced the development of two luxury apartment towers and a shopping mall in the heart of Dubai...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Seafront homes attract considerable premium, research reveals

Homes located directly on the seafront draw a 33% price premium, research carried out by estate agent Jackson-Stops has revealed. By analysing...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

No end in sight to UK’s housing shortage

The UK’s housing market showed further signs of weakness in July, as the number of property sales fell as uncertainty and...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Reliable broadband now a ‘must-have’ for homebuyers

A decent broadband connection is now a ‘must-have’ for property buyers, with many prospective purchasers now ranking it more important than...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

British house prices will ‘struggle to rise much’ this year

Residential property price growth across Britain eased to a three-month low in August, as cooler economic conditions and political uncertainty continued...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips every landlord should consider when investing in student property

A number of buy-to-let landlords are turning their attention to student housing, which is regarded by many property investors as a...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New property platform provides an alternative to ‘The Bank of Mum and Dad’

Property Pact, a new property funding platform, has been launched after gaining consent from the Financial Conduct Authority.   Property Pact, which connects...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices in Birmingham rise faster than anywhere in the country

Birmingham is now the number one UK property hotspot, after it was revealed today that property values in the city increased...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Record low equity release rates drive switching

There has been a surge in the number of switching plans from existing equity release customers, thanks to record lows in...

22 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing will be ‘top’ of the political agenda this autumn

The UK housing crisis will be top of the political agenda in September and October when the main political parties hold...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

House price growth in Scotland outperforming England and Wales

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

18 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club to host specialist lending events this autumn

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced its calendar of autumn events that focus on the specialist lending sector. The half day...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth continues to slow

Growth in UK property prices increased at a slower pace of 4.9% in June, down from 5% a month earlier, according...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property price growth is coming to a standstill

Residential property prices in the UK increased at the slowest rate in over four years in July, due to ongoing political...

11 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Cut stamp duty to free up mobility, says report

Improvements to the existing stamp duty regime would significantly boost the number of housing transactions across England and Wales, according to...

11 August 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest floats on the London stock market

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

11 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK household wealth exceeds £10bn

Soaring home values provided a major boost to Britons holding property assets in 2016 as they helped push the nation’s wealth through...

10 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK construction growth prospects downgraded

Growth prospects for the UK construction industry have been downgraded amid growing signs that 2018 will be a difficult year for...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Foreign homebuyers surge 30% in Montreal

There was a 30% rise in the number of foreign buyers of property in Montreal in the first half of this...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Harvey Raybould, Creative Development Services

Who are you? Harvey Raybould What does it say on your business card? Building Dreams and Empowering Lives What is Creative Development Services (CDS)? We are...

08 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Australia imposes more measures to curb property speculation

Australia has added more measures to curb speculation on residential properties in an effort to curb rising home prices and help...

08 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Political uncertainty deters property sellers

The shock result of the recent UK general election which returned a hung parliament, coupled with ongoing concerns about the impact...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

How millennials shape the UK housing market

Millennials are the generation born between the early 1980s and the early years of the 21st century, which means that at...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand for UK property at a five-year high, says Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker, one of the UK’s largest independent estate agents, has seen demand for property in the UK increase significantly...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime central London property sales improve slightly

There was a marginal increase in the number of residential property sales in prime central London in the first half of...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Calum Brannan, CEO of No Agent

Q: What is No Agent?   No Agent is a complete property management service. We have combined the experience of property experts with...

02 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

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

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

02 August 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Former England football star jailed over land scam

Former Premier League football star and presenter of Gladiators TV show John Fashanu was locked up in a Nigerian cell with...

02 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Together joins forces with Bamboo Auctions to finance online acquisitions

With more investors than ever before now buying property online, specialist lender Together has teamed up with Bamboo Auctions, one of...

02 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Rich property investors target ‘trophy’ assets in London’s West End

Property investors acquiring commercial property in London’s West End continue to target ‘trophy’ assets, with around £3.9bn spent on properties in...

31 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Chinese investors set new record acquiring US real estate

Chinese investors maintained their leading position regarding dollar sales for the fourth consecutive year by spending a record high $31.7bn (£24.1bn)...

31 July 2017

From: Breaking News

London is a ‘strange market’ filled with people living in unsuitable properties

It is undoubtedly a buyer’s market in London at the moment, with those who are looking to buy prime property in...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in new build sales in Hong Kong

Wealthy foreign investors, particularly from mainland China, are continuing to invest in Hong Kong’s ultra-luxury housing market as part of a...

27 July 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

The Positives of Property Investment in 2017

You would have had to have been living under a rock to not know about the Government’s recent tax attacks on...

26 July 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Adam Joseph, The Happy Tenant Company

What does it say on your business card? Adam Joseph, CEO of The Happy Tenant Company.  What is the Happy Tenant Company? We are...

26 July 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

UK housing market activity bounces back as buyers push through transactions

Following May’s fall in property sales, the number of homes sold in the UK during June improved significantly, as buyers and...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong demand for residential land in areas where ‘housing need is greatest’

The average price of urban brownfield land rose 1.2% in the second quarter of 2017, and by 6.3% year-on-year, fresh data...

24 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Prices in key UK cities up 5.1% in H1 2017

Residential property prices in key UK cities have proved resilient in the first half of the year, with growth of 5.1%,...

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish house prices are continuing their steady growth

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

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

West One Loans reports record month, as more investors turn to bridging finance

With a growing number of property investors using short-term bridging finance to buy property, June was a landmark for many specialist...

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Why invest in the Algarve

Investing in overseas property is becoming increasingly popular, and there are certain locations around the globe that are becoming some of...

19 July 2017

From: Sponsored Content

UK property auction sale rates ‘remain consistently healthy’

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

19 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices ‘remain muted’ despite high demand from buyers

Asking prices for residential properties in England and Wales have remained broadly unchanged  over the past month, as price sensitive homebuyers...

17 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

Landlord fined for not taking shoes off in tenants’ home

A Canadian landlord has been fined for not taking his shoes off in his Muslim tenants’ home in Brampton, Ontario. John Alabi,...

12 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

Manchester establishes itself as a major buy-to-let property hotspot

Despite recent turmoil, it seems Manchester is a city on the up, as it is now being identified as a true...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Buying bargains at property auctions

Auctions are a great way to acquire property competitively, with a wide range of bargains often going under the hammer. But...

06 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Top tips when buying property at auction

Auctions provide an excellent way to buy property competitively, with a number of great deals often secured under the hammer. However,...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

New accounting services launched to help buy-to-let investors

A new accounting, reporting and tax compliance service designed to help buy-to-let investors with their tax and regulatory landscape has been...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Marshall Group teams up with Hill to deliver 450 new homes in Cambridge

Marshall Group Properties has agreed a strategic 50:50 joint venture partnership with housebuilder Hill to deliver 450 new homes in Cambridge. The...

03 July 2017

From: Breaking News

The UK’s top 10 property investment holiday hotspots

Where is the best UK holiday destination for property investors? New research has been carried out by comparison site, finder.com/uk, to find...

30 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to do more to ‘bring house price inflation in line with earnings’

The annual rise in UK house prices picked up again in May, the latest figures show, with prices continuing to rise...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in investors forced to sell to pay off interest-only mortgage debts

A growing number of investors are being forced to sell their homes in order to pay off their interest-only mortgages, according...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

More affordable housing and not small deposit mortgage deals needed

The recent surge in small deposit mortgage deals for first-time buyers is good news for purchasers, especially first-time buyers. Recently released data...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing demand falls amid election uncertainty

There has been a fall in demand for homes across much of the UK, enabling buyers to negotiate better prices, fresh...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High house prices force many adults to live with their parents

Many young people are being left with little alternative but to live with their parents to save enough money for a...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Using call management to grow your agency

Any and all businesses will see benefits by using an Intelligent Call Management system - but this can be a huge...

27 June 2017

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Demand falls due to ‘increasing house prices and limited housing stock’

Mortgage approvals and household credit growth both slowed last month, adding to growing signs that prospective purchasers in the UK are...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property auction activity is ‘strong and stable’ despite political instability

Investment activity in residential property across the UK continued to perform well despite the political uncertainty from a snap general election. Some...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let networking event to take part in Southport

From unfavourable tax changes to tougher mortgage lending conditions, the past 18 months or so have been difficult for many buy-to-let...

27 June 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

Commercial property investors turn attention to industrial market

Commercial property investors across the UK are turning their attention to the industrial market, which has seen a rise in transactions...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Major deal will sees further investment for the Welsh creative industry sector

Cardiff will be home to one of the biggest film and TV studios in Wales, following the Welsh government’s decision to...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Another Aussie bank cracks down on foreign property investors

AMP Bank is the latest lender in Australia to introduce more stringent loan application rules and higher interest rates for foreign...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High property prices in Hong Kong prompts housing bubble fears

Despite the introduction of higher property taxes, demand for residential property in Hong Kong shows no signs of slowing, especially from...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Canadian home prices could fall up to 40%, warns Capital Economics

Residential property prices in Canada could fall by as much as 40% over the next five years, led by falls in...

18 June 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices proving resilient despite political uncertainty

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

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Andermatt is a hidden gem, says first British buyer at Swiss ski resort

The first British purchaser of property at Swiss ski resort Andermatt Swiss Alps says she has been ‘blown away’ by how...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to implement housing white paper

The Conservative party should stick to proposals put forward in February’s housing white paper, despite having to lead a minority government after...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

The National Landlord Investment Show takes place at London Olympia tomorrow

Buy-to-let investors and property enthusiasts will descend on the Olympia Conference Centre in London tomorrow where they will be able to...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

New Q&A aims to make SDLT less complicated

A new ‘questions and answers’ resource designed to make it easier for those investing in property to understand their Stamp Duty...

13 June 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices in England and Wales hit new record high

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

12 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Will overseas investors exploit weak pound to buy property in the UK?

The pound fell to an eight-week low after last week’s surprise general election result, which has increased uncertainty over both the...

12 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Steve Cox - Business Account Manager

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

09 June 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

New government urged to make housing ‘a top priority’

The Conservative party, assuming it is able to form a new government, is being urged to make tacking the growing housing...

09 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Plans to transform Swansea city centre move a step closer to reality

Radical plans to transform Swansea city centre moved a step closer to reality this week after Swansea Council approved the first...

09 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers influencing US luxury home market

International buyers of residential property in the U.S. may not necessarily have a major impact on the overall housing market, but...

09 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Custom and self build could deliver up to 50,000 new homes a year, says expert

A host of self build celebrities, including Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs and George Clarke of Amazing Spaces, have backed the...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

It was ‘inevitable’ that UK house prices would ease

The recent slowdown in UK house prices suggests that the market is cooling, but very few experts are surprised. The latest house...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Surge in homes for sale despite election uncertainty

Property investors who were starved of choice now have more homes to choice to from following a rise in the number...

07 June 2017

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Summit for landowners looking to help tackle the rural housing crisis

A conference will be held for landowners willing to play their part in solving the rural housing crisis next month. The event,...

06 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High demand is ‘fuelling strong competition’ for property in Edinburgh

Despite economic uncertainty since last year’s Brexit vote and the recent tax rises heaped onto buy-to-let landlords, demand for property in...

05 June 2017

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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

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Go-ahead given for 2,750 new homes in West Sussex

Plans have been approved for the construction of 2,750 new homes, as part of a new community development in the West...

01 June 2017

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Residential property sales drop ahead of general election

The number of residential property sales has fallen by 20% as many prospective purchasers adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach ahead...

31 May 2017

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Urban residential land values continue to rise across the UK

Urban brownfield land prices continued to increase across the UK during the first quarter of the year, while prices even remained...

31 May 2017

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UK house prices predicted to rise by over 6%

The residential property market in the UK tends to be cyclical, moving in upward cycles of boom, bust and stability, and...

30 May 2017

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Political party manifestos don’t go far enough on leasehold reforms

The Conservative and Labour parties have now published their manifestos ahead of next week’s general election, which include policies to reform...

30 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Low interest rates will ‘continue to support demand’ for property

Cheap borrowing levels should boost demand for property across the UK in the coming months, despite a recent fall in the...

26 May 2017

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Surge in demand for office space in Sheffield is ‘positive news for investors’

Demand for commercial office space in Sheffield remains remarkably strong, driving upward pressure on rental prices and increasing the demand for...

25 May 2017

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Property market remains a safe haven amid political unrest

The UK will remain a property safe haven despite the upcoming general election and Brexit, new research shows. The study of 1,100...

24 May 2017

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Mortgage robo-advisor raises £2m seed funding ahead of launch

MortgageGym, which is planning to try and change the way UK consumers access the mortgage market, has announced the successful completion...

23 May 2017

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European hotel investment hotspots unveiled

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

19 May 2017

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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

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Allsop’s May residential auction catalogue is ‘ripe with investment opportunities’

Allsop’s upcoming residential auction, which will take place next week at The Cumberland Hotel in central London, will feature 292 lots,...

18 May 2017

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650 reasons not to worry about student intake from the EU in 2017

You may have noticed a renewed flurry of post-referendum pessimism in early February as UCAS published its January 2017 deadline application...

17 May 2017

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Andy Murray backs property rental crowdfunding platform

Tennis star and Seedrs advisor Andy Murray has invested in three early-stage UK businesses, including specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay. Murray’s Seedrs...

17 May 2017

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UK house prices stall amid affordability issues

Annual house price growth continues to slow, as affordability issues deter many prospective homebuyers. With 2017 proving to be a rather challenging time...

17 May 2017

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Demand from investors leads to increase in bridging loans

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

16 May 2017

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UK asking prices edge higher

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

15 May 2017

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UK sees rise in new housing despite fall in overall construction output

New housing experienced solid growth in March, up 3.8% on the month, despite a 0.7% drop in wider UK construction output,...

12 May 2017

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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

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Mario Carrozzo CEO of Caridon Group

Q: About the Caridon Group?  Caridon Group provides exceptional, end-to-end residential property solutions throughout the UK, from property development and management to...

11 May 2017

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Foreign property investors hit hard in Australian budget

International property investors have been hit by a number of measures in the budget in Australia this week in a bid...

11 May 2017

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London’s property market is booming – if you know where to look

Despite weakening growth in the capital, where values are around 80% higher than in 2009, there are still plenty of good...

10 May 2017

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Residential land prices surge in key UK cities as values stabilise in central London

With an urgent need to build significantly more new homes, competition is hotting up for land which is deemed suitable for...

09 May 2017

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Strong demand for property in Scotland

Fresh figures from a leading property consultancy in Scotland support the findings of last week’s rather strong quarterly housing price statistics...

08 May 2017

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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

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Prime commercial property rents up 0.8% in Q1 2017

Prime commercial property rental values in the UK increased by 0.8% in the first quarter of the year, the latest prime...

05 May 2017

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New website enables property investors to swiftly ‘find the best deals’ at auction

Auctions are a great way to acquire property competitively, with a wide range of bargains available under the hammer, but only...

04 May 2017

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Planning consents for new homes in the UK continue to increase

The number of residential properties receiving planning consent continues to increase and reached almost 300,000 last year, fresh figures show. According to...

03 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime rental levels in the West End hit a new record high

There was a significant increase in prime rents in the West End of London in the first quarter of the year,...

03 May 2017

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Over half of Americans making plans to buy real estate

Some 54% of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years, up 12% year-on-year, according...

03 May 2017

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Investor demand strengthens across all UK property sectors

A growing number of investors are actively investing in the UK commercial property market, the latest report from the Royal Institution...

02 May 2017

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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

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House prices fall in Sydney for first time in 18 months

House prices in Sydney dipped for the first time in 18 months in April, according to new data, as regulators continue...

02 May 2017

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UK housing supply falls to record-low for March

The supply of available housing dropped to the lowest level ever for March, according to the latest figures from the National...

28 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Fruitful investment opportunities from just £1k

Investors are being offered the opportunity to invest and make ‘great returns’ from property developments, online, at the click of a...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Irish developer targets UK property investors

With four of the eight luxury houses in a new exclusive development in Kenmare, County Kerry in the South West of...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Franz-Xaver Simmen, CEO of Andermatt Swiss Alps

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

26 April 2017

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Bridging lending falls marginally

Annual gross bridging lending dropped slightly in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest Bridging Trends data. The figures...

26 April 2017

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Alex Lubinsky, CEO of Rentberry

Recently I caught up with the Alex Lubinsky CEO of Rentberry, the app that allows a tenant to place a bid...

25 April 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

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

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Claim your free ticket for the Property Investor & Homebuyer Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL this week – 28...

25 April 2017

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Join us at the Property Investor Show

The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show, the UK’s most comprehensive property exhibition, takes place at London ExCeL next week – 28 &...

21 April 2017

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Investors take a punt on land investment in Gloucestershire

More than 100 investors with a diverse and experienced investment history have collectively invested in the region of £1m in a...

21 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Is this the best value auction property in the UK?

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

19 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage and stamp duty issues deter one in 10 prospective buyers in the UK

More than one in 10 homeowners in the UK have tried to move property but decided against it after encountering issues...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords, developers and planners must ‘accommodate London’s future growth’

London’s outer boroughs look set to benefit if they capitalise on an increasing trend towards shorter commutes and flexible working by...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors drawn to the largest development in the Alps

Property investors are increasingly taking note of a new ski resort development situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Andermatt Swiss...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Gavriel Merkado, REalyse CEO & Founder

Q: What does it say on your business card? Gavriel Merkado, Founder and CEO of REalyse Q: Who are REalyse? REalyse is a big data...

13 April 2017

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Specialist lender makes changes to its bridging product range

The time it takes to apply for a bridging loan with Together has been slashed from around 30 minutes to just...

13 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgage levels at eight-year peak

Levels of remortgaging reached the highest level for eight years in February, while the average amount borrowed fell, according to new...

12 April 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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Bridging loans open up opportunities for budding investors

The bridging sector in the UK has witnessed five-fold growth in lending since 2011, as property professionals have increasingly considered bridging...

10 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Rail improvements provide a ‘tremendous opportunity’ for property investors

Almost two-thirds of property investors now rate new and upgraded rail and tram links as providing the most attractive property investment...

10 April 2017

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Q&A with Tim Morgan, owner of ERE

AIPP CEO, Peter Robinson, talks to Tim Morgan (below right), owner of ERE Property, a UK based company selling UK investment...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

New plans for waterside development as part of £5.5bn regeneration scheme

A planning application has been submitted by Peel Land and the Regenda Group to develop a £21m residential tower as part...

06 April 2017

From: Breaking News

West One Loans cuts rates for bridging loans

West One Loans has reduced rates for unregulated residential bridging loans across a range of its products by up to 4%...

06 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor confidence runs high

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

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Over a third of home sales in England and Wales fall through before completion

More than a third of home sales fell through in the UK prior to completion during the first quarter of the...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Go-ahead for £400m Kingston town centre regeneration scheme

Planning consent has been approved for the £400m regeneration of Kingston town centre’s Eden Walk shopping centre in west London. Joint developers...

03 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Free landlord and property investor event comes to London this April

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

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

UK prime yields continue to sharpen

Average UK prime yields sharpened to 4.79% in February 2017, with the UK now in the longest sustained period of decreasing...

31 March 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

England rugby star touches down with investment crowdfunder

Things are looking up for England and Harlequins rugby union star Chris Robshaw after he followed up his first return to...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Fall in property sales threatens London’s status as economic powerhouse

Residential property sales across many parts of the UK will fall in the year ahead, especially in London, if demand for...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Increase in Probate fees to hit estates

It has been confirmed that the probate fee structure is set to change in May 2017 to a tiered system whereby...

27 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Properties offering ‘guaranteed yields’ attract investors

Properties offering guaranteed yields proved particularly popular with investors at Cheffins’ first auction of 2017 in Cambridge. Almost £4.2m worth of property...

24 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investment has ‘consistently delivered’ for retired homeowners

Growth in UK house prices has seen over-65 homeowners’ property wealth hit a new record of £1.072trn, according to new analysis...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors invited to help solve London’s growing housing crisis

Investors are being offered an opportunity to play their own small part in solving London’s worsening crisis by investing in a...

21 March 2017

From: Breaking News

The widening gulf between salaries and house prices is “extremely worrying”

Residential property prices in England and Wales now cost 7.6 times the average income, up from 3.6 times earnings in 1997,...

20 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Canada existing home sales up 5.2% in February

Sales of existing residential properties in Canada increased by 5.2% in February compared with the previous month, marking the highest monthly...

17 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Business lease renewal compensation deadline – are you prepared?

If your property is currently occupied by a business tenant and you want the space back at the end of the...

15 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Investment demand in London's prime residential markets improves

Competitive bidding, lower asking prices, a weak pound, the residential property market in the capital continues to appeal to many prospective...

15 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Welsh government introduces bill to abolish Right to Buy in Wales

Council tenants in Wales will no longer be offered the right to purchase their council homes if the Welsh government gets...

14 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong private investor interest in Scottish investments

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon may be making plans to hold a second Scottish independence referendum, but property investors are not deterred...

14 March 2017

From: Breaking News

LBC’s ‘The Property Hour’ returns

A popular property radio show returned to the airwaves on LBC yesterday.  ‘The Property Hour’, which is sponsored by Direct Line Landlord...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Oxford scheme awarded planning approval

Oxford City Council has given Catalyst the go-ahead to build 48 homes on the site of the former Temple Cowley pools. Some...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Chancellor fails to deal with Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market

Yesterday’s rather low-key Budget statement failed to mention the housing market as the government continues to bury its head on the...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Sellers return to test the UK housing market

Supply of property increased during February, as sellers returned to the test the housing market, according to the latest research from...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Savills sees rise in overseas investor appetite for UK food stores

International investors’ interest in UK food stores is likely to increase this year, according to a new Savills report, as the...

08 March 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Property transactions see a ‘marked upturn’ across prime central London

Despite ongoing political and economic uncertainty, there has been a major improvement in sales volumes throughout prime central London as purchasers...

07 March 2017

From: Breaking News

New guide to investing in a leasehold property

The leasehold system is a feudal form of property ownership in England and Wales, which many investors believe is a flawed...

07 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Northern regions are ‘now a primary focus’ for UK property investors

With London’s housing market continuing to slow, a growing number of property investors are reportedly now turning their attentions to England’s...

27 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Confidence in UK housing market remains strong

The UK housing market remains remarkably solid, as reflected by the 4.9% increase in the volume of residential property transactions between...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Canadian home prices rise further

Residential property prices in Canada continued to increase in January, led by gains in Toronto’s red-hot housing market, fresh figures show. The...

22 February 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

Remortgaging continues to increase amid rate rise fears

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

21 February 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest completes first auction finance loan

Borrowers that require a very quick turnaround to secure their next property investment will be pleased to learn that LendInvest has...

20 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish house prices rise 2.2%

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

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auctions market pauses for breath after December’s rally

January was an extremely quiet month in the property auctions market with just 408 lots offered in 15 auctions held across...

16 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Record demand for warehouse space in Leicestershire

The number of industrial and warehousing deals in Leicestershire hit an all-time high in 2016 as property investors looked to capitalise...

14 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New wealth tax on Portuguese properties over £600k

A new a wealth tax on properties in Portugal valued at more than €600,000 (£507,700) has been introduced by the Portuguese...

14 February 2017

From: Breaking News

High demand for retail investments

Strong demand for retail property from investors helped Allsop raise £57.7m at its first commercial auction of the year last week,...

14 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Plans for regeneration scheme in town centre approved

Plans for a major regeneration scheme in Dovercourt town centre have been given the go-ahead. The £1m project, which will be financed...

14 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Why I’m investing in the North of England

House prices continued to rise towards the end of last year, with the last three months seeing a 2.5% increase, according...

13 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Restaurant offering can whet appetite for shopping, particularly among youngsters

If you are planning to invest in the retail property sector any time soon, it may be wise to check out...

13 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

Overseas investors race to secure UK property bargains

There has been a sharp rise in the number of opportunistic foreign investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by the...

09 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Investment in London jumps to £4.1bn in Q4 2016 – CBRE

Investment volumes in London increased to £4.1bn in the final quarter of 2016, the latest Property Perspective report from CBRE shows.  The...

09 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Sellers overvalue their properties by 6.8%

Homeowners in England and Wales over estimated the value of their property by an average 6.8% in 2016, according to research...

09 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Green belt policy ‘should be reappraised’ to solve the housing crisis

There is a well documented housing crisis in England, especially in the south of the country where property prices are at...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investors who missed tax return deadline urged to act now

Private property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, who missed their self-assessment tax return payment last week and do not have a valid...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Purpose-built student accommodation delivers positive rental growth

There has been a sharp rise in the number of students living in private sector purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in the...

07 February 2017

From: Breaking News

House price boom ripples beyond Greater Toronto Area

High residential property prices in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are rippling out into nearby markets, especially those within commuting distance,...

07 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Spanish politicians call for rent controls in Barcelona and Madrid

Rental prices are continuing to race ahead across some of Spain’s main cities, led by gains in Barcelona and Madrid, where...

06 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Caution to dominate UK housing market in 2017

Political and economic uncertainty and a dip in sentiment and transactions generated in part by the outcome of the EU referendum...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Shortage of UK homes means prices will hold up

A chronic shortage of homes for sale is pushing house prices in the UK even higher, a property investment specialist has...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Specialist finance provider reviews products to suit investor needs

Specialist lender Together has increased its maximum mortgage loan amount to £1m to enable more investors to invest in property in light of...

02 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime commercial property rents continue to grow

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

02 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish house prices and rents set to rise as supply shortage intensifies

Residential property prices and private rents in Scotland’s cities are expected to rise sharply in the next five years due to...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investors continue to eye less conventional finance options

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

30 January 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Canny investors’ eye ‘good yields’ in the commercial property sector

With attractive returns on offer, a growing number of property investors are looking to add commercial properties to their portfolios, according...

26 January 2017

From: Breaking News

UK housing market activity slows for first time since July

The UK housing market ground to a virtual halt in December as price growth cooled and fewer homes changed hands, according...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

House price growth shifting from London to regional cities

Property prices across the largest UK cities rose by an average of 7.2% in 2016, taking the 20 city average to...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Property auction market in UK ended 2016 strongly, latest index shows

The property auction market in the UK finished 2016 strongly and set new records in the process, fresh figures provided by...

20 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

Glasgow sees strong take-up

Glasgow saw strong levels of office take-up last year, surpassing the 10-year annual average of 500,000 sq ft within the first...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Average asking prices in Britain break £300,000 barrier, says Rightmove

Asking prices for homes in Britain have increased marginally in the last month, while demand on the house-hunting website Rightmove has...

16 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Overseas investors exploit weak pound for cut-price UK property deals

Overseas investors were increasingly active in the UK property market during 2016, accounting for a significant share of all transactions, according...

16 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Lender cuts commercial rates

Specialist lender InterBay has reduced rates across its commercial and semi-commercial mortgage range. Pricing has also been simplified through the introduction of...

13 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Two thirds of UK builders report material price hikes

More than two thirds of small and medium-sized UK building firms have seen a rise in the cost of materials caused...

12 January 2017

From: Breaking News

New property listings on the market fall sharply

The number of New UK property listings plunged by 46.9% in December from the previous month, according to HouseSimple.com. While a fall...

10 January 2017

From: Breaking News

It’s a buyer’s market in Hong Kong

Filled with glitzy glass towers and a fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, Hong Kong proudly proclaims itself to be ‘Asia’s...

09 January 2017

From: Breaking News