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Investors – should you buy early at regeneration schemes?

Places undergoing significant regeneration are often appealing to investors for the potential strong rental returns and high capital growth they promise...

10 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - what asbestos taught us about managing risk

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

10 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Preventing holiday home hell – is investing abroad right for you?

It emerged a few weeks ago that TV stars Ant & Dec and Phillip Schofield are set to lose around £8...

10 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Update: new schemes in West London plus Guinness housing development

With lockdown easing and the vaccine rollout continuing to go well, there is hope on the horizon again for a brighter...

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Quinta do Lago – what are the emerging post-Covid trends?

More than a year since the first lockdown began, Quinta do Lago – a key part of the Algarve’s famous Golden...

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are the most energy-efficient regions in the UK?

The latest figures from an online estate agent have revealed which region in England and Wales is the most energy-efficient. With 85%...

05 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – will Help to Build really help to ease the housing crisis?

A property expert has claimed that the government’s new ‘Help to Build’ initiative is a positive step forward, but that the...

05 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Countryside closure – demand for rural living drives record price growth

In the first quarter of 2021, the escape to the country trend triggered by the pandemic drove annual price growth to its...

05 May 2021

From: Breaking News

From landlord to landlord-developer - the top investment strategy?

Is property investment still a good long-term strategy, or has the taxation and regulatory reforms over the past five years made...

05 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation special: why now is the best time to invest in a UK holiday home

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

03 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Serviced apartments: the major player on the hospitality stage

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

03 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Beach huts – how are they performing as an investment?

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

03 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Algarve investment – why golf resorts are fighting back as residential hotspots

For many years, golf has been one of the biggest draws for those coming to the Algarve either on holiday or...

30 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation 2021 – where are the top UK holiday rental hotspots?

With travel abroad clouded by uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic, throwing many travel plans into disarray, there has been an influx...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Will UK property remain a long-term investment choice for overseas investors?

We know that UK property has long been a safe haven for international investors, with the market’s robust performance throughout the...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Overseas investment – how do you get a mortgage in Portugal?

Portugal has long been a popular destination for Brits to retire to or have a second home in, while an increasing number...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding update – quicker recladding works and digitising asset details

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

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Busting the myths: why don’t people sell at auction?

For most people, selling a property means doing so on the open market, usually through a local estate agent. This method...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – major loans and Leeds redevelopment project underway

Real estate funding specialist ASK Partners and OakNorth Bank have completed a £22 million co-loan for the next phase of an...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Construction update - corporate deviance, deleted reviews and Redrow rebrand

Research by London South Bank University (LSBU) has claimed that the high-profile collapse of construction giant Carillion in January 2018 highlights ‘a culture of financial...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Trade body offers top tips for consumers planning UK staycation getaways

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

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – new ventures, league tables and the stamp duty race

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the ambitious auction houses that are making great strides as we ease...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation boom could be taxing for investors, says wealth specialists

Furnished holiday lets offer tax breaks, but owners need to tread carefully, Handelsbanken Wealth Management (HWM) has warned. Soaring demand for holiday...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors - can you build your own home?

One in three of us are interested in the thought of building our own home. Life’s biggest financial asset built from...

22 April 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

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

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

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Builder partners with agent on ‘ambitious’ £35m housing scheme

Dundas Estates has teamed up with an estate agent expert for the first time to deliver a £35 million development in...

21 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Construction roundup – building our way out of the pandemic

A Derby construction boss has released a report which describes how the UK could build its way out of a looming...

19 April 2021

From: Breaking News

What are the common mistakes you need to avoid with your next BTL?

A north-west based property development company has put together a comprehensive checklist of the top things UK property investors need to...

19 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Pain in Spain continues for British holiday homeowners, says tax firm

As a result of Brexit, which has changed the rules on buying Spanish property, more Brits are being hit by Spain’s...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Natasha Boulding – how can innovation improve sustainability?

Developing and constructing homes in an eco-friendly way – to lower the property industry’s currently high carbon footprint – has become...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – April action sees historic lots and record wins

This week, Property Investor Today looks at the historic lots on offer at Network Auctions and Pugh, as well as a...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Green property – from Marbella eco-builds to zero-carbon in Hertford

Renowned architects, developers and one of the Costa del Sol’s leading real estate firms have launched an ‘exciting new collaboration’ to...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - should you consider off-plan property investment?

Like all investments, buy-to-let property comes with many considerations but also plenty of opportunities. Off-plan property is an asset class that...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – major Liverpool and Wokingham schemes underway

Multi-specialist banks Leumi UK and NatWest have teamed up on a 50/50 club facility to help deliver Galliard Homes’ Tottenham Court...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the capital’s largest BTR development unveiled by Greystar

London’s largest purpose-built rental community – Greenford Quay in the London Borough of Ealing - is ready to be unveiled by...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the most profitable locations for BTL landlords?

Recent research from CIA Landlords revealed the top 10 locations where landlords can potentially make the most profits from buy-to-let. Brighton, Bangor,...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

The roaring 20s – will there be a return to the cities that never sleep?

One of the strangest sights during the pandemic has been the image of some of the biggest, busiest cities in the...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update – Golden Visa 2022 webinar and Ombria Resort surge

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

09 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Birmingham’s Gun Quarter – is it the city’s latest hotspot?

One of Birmingham’s most distinctive areas, which is looking to escape from its manufacturing past and transform itself into one of...

09 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Investing in a ski chalet: where to look and what to consider

Are you itching to get back on the slopes after missing a ski season? If the answer is ‘yes’, you’re not...

09 April 2021

From: Breaking News

PBSA roundup – new Leeds scheme, £133m tie-up and hottest towns revealed

Real Estate Capital Holdings has agreed to sell a prime PBSA development opportunity in Leeds for £18.5 million to global living...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

What should you consider before paying for a property course or mentor?

Property investment can be very profitable over time and is seen as one of the safest forms of investment during times...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news – overseas investors are still coming to the UK in droves

Despite the ongoing implications of Brexit and, more recently, the pandemic, the number of overseas landlords owning property in the UK...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding update – supporting investors, but also warning them…

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

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Research reveals how to sell to Chinese buyers plus foreign investor 'club' deals

There is a much greater sales potential to be unleashed from Chinese buyers, a leading China expert has claimed. Domenica Di Lieto,...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – new projects underway from Leicester to Leeds

A national contractor says it has made ‘significant progress’ on three residential projects based in Leicester. The schemes from Stepnell include two...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - how can investors capitalise on the rise in flexible living?

Property investors are recognising the shifts in the way people work and eyeing up the ‘lucrative’ short-term rental market as a...

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

A look at leasehold – what investors should know before signing paperwork

Having been a building surveyor for more than 20 years, specialising in the leasehold sector for the past 15 or so...

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Roundup – new scheme in Hounslow, co-living/Mayor tie-up and rare Yorks homes

Prime developer Harbright has unveiled its first development outside the centre of the capital with the launch of Whitelocke House in West London.  The...

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investor insight – are off-plan developments a good investment?

A property development and investment company has claimed that the ongoing shortfall in housing is prompting strong demand for high spec...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Looking ahead – towns and city centres in a post-Covid world

Covid-19 has had a radical impact across almost every aspect of society, and it is no different when it comes to...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

UK investment - has there been a boom in buyers hailing from Hong Kong?

Britain and Hong Kong have long had close relations, not least because it was a British colony until as recently as...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – is Hull the property market's next hidden hotspot?

Kingston upon Hull is the hidden hotspot for property investors in the north of England, a developer firm has claimed. Iguana Developments, which specialises...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – luxury towers, £1m-plus homes and a hopeful 2021

This week, Property Investor Today takes a closer look at the diverse lots at Bond Wolfe’s next sale, Allsop’s range of...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Student bounce-back, recruitment for South West project and cinema salvage

A specialist provider of purpose-built student accommodation has reported a trebling in the pace of bookings since Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Webinar roundup – what do new-builds offer to property investors?

Last week, two of the UK’s biggest housebuilders – Barratt and Berkeley – held webinars aimed at investors. While new-build developments have traditionally...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – from riverside apartments to historic schemes

Construction work on a set of new riverside apartments in North Tyneside has begun. The £10 million development, Shepherds Quay, will be...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Overseas advice: how to buy a Spanish second home at below market value

Despite it being not far off 15 years since the global financial crisis, the fallout is still being felt in the...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with St. Modwen Homes - how has Covid affected buyers and investors?

Housebuilding took a hit as a result of the pandemic, but there are signs that it is now starting to recover. In...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – luxury living in Berkshire and eco-friendly homes in Brum

Housebuilder Kebbell has unveiled its new Berkshire scheme of luxury apartments, Osborne House, which hosts six spacious, three-bedroom apartments located near the...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Beauty and the East – Barking tops London’s rental yield table

East London offers the best rental yields in the capital, according to the latest data-analysis by estate agent Portico. Its interactive rental...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Can the high street be saved by residential redevelopment?

Like many other things, the high street developed over time as small residential settlements became towns, with more people coming to...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – new platforms, March sales and returning brands

This week’s roundup features Savills Auctions’ new auction platform, Clive Emson’s extensive auction catalogue, a returning brand with SDL Property Auctions...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Survey – how is marketing viewed and utilised in the property sector?

A new report based on research conducted in 2020 has been launched by The Property Marketing Strategists, a new venture from...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors - three ways to diversify your portfolio in 2021

In this guest piece, property development and investment company SevenCapital outline three ways investors can diversify their portfolio.  After the turbulence of...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – are cities investment dead-zones or will they bounce back post-Covid?

Since the coronavirus crisis began, there has been lots of talk about the death of the city-centre as people seek more...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Roundup – Liverpool’s £100m waterfront project & new BTR scheme in Sheffield

Liverpool-based global property developer Romal Capital has reinforced its commitment to Liverpool’s Central Docks by committing £100 million to transform the derelict brownfield...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding roundup – understanding and tackling the ongoing crisis

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

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Smart construction – how will it affect the future?

In this guest piece, Delilah Kealy-Roberts – copywriter at digital marketing agency Mediaworks – explores how smart technology is transforming our...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Dev update – affordable scheme in Castleford and a derelict home in SJW 

Work has commenced on a £9.2 million housing scheme in Castleford, West Yorkshire, which will transform a brownfield site into high-quality,...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day – encouraging young women brick by brick

In the third and final instalment of our International Women’s Day series, we explore the theme of inspiration, with partnerships to...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – A ball of history, record sales and the power of auction

You may get a kick out of this week’s roundup, with the home of the late England footballer and World Cup...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Going green: shift to sustainable construction plus Scottish Passivhaus

Here at PIT, we’re always keen to champion green issues and sustainability, so it’s pleasing to see a new study by...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Post-Budget BTL hacks - advice for investors to beat the stamp duty chaos

Investors trying to expand their portfolios can avoid delays caused by residential buyers taking advantage of the Chancellor's stamp duty extension by using four 'buy-to-let hacks', according to broker Mortgages...

10 March 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Insight - why are international investors piling into the North West’s BTL market?

International investors are increasingly focusing on the buy-to-let (BTL) property market in the North West of England, according to property investment...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – three European countries seeing tremendous real estate growth

After several years of growth across all real estate segments, 2020 was anticipated to maintain this trend. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Kerb appeal: The 10 most popular exterior paint colours to help sell a property

In this tips piece, the experts at JustBoilers.com outline the most popular house paint colours which are likely to have the...

09 March 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

International Women’s Day – paving the way for women in construction

A recent report has revealed the three factors holding women back when seeking their first job in property are unequal growth...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – are branded residences the next major investment trend?

Branded residences have grown in popularity and scope in recent years, but are they something investors should keep an eye on?...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

The BTR Paradox – how does supply, demand & seasonality impact on success?

In this guest piece, Jess Brookes - content & research executive at Home Made, a London lettings company specialising in Build to...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Update – Sheffield regen, RAF ‘garden village’ and Bloomsbury office to resi

In this bumper development roundup, PIT explores regeneration projects in Sheffield, office to residential conversions in high-end Bloomsbury and schemes providing...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Overseas news - desire to move to Spain still strong despite Covid and Brexit

A leading Spanish property expert says that British citizens still account for the largest proportion of buyers on the Spanish Costas,...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – strong alliances and online endeavours

This week Property Investor Today takes a look at SDL’s recent partnership with Scotland-based Shepherd, and Regional Property Auctioneers’ switch to...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Are rent to rent and lease agreements legitimate investment strategies?

Some property gurus and trainers will insist that people starting out on their property investment journey can become financially free very...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors could be between a rock and a hard place after Budget – claim

The Budget could leave many property investors and landlords ‘between a rock and a hard place’, according to Apropos. The letting firm...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR update – 500 new council homes and the resilience of PBSA

Southwark Council has appointed a team of architects who will design plans to transform the Currys PC World site on Old...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – can first-time investors really become ‘financially free’ very quickly?

Some self-styled property gurus have courted controversy for offering near-instant financial freedom through their training courses, or arguing that anyone –...

01 March 2021

From: Breaking News

It’s virtually possible – a BTR virtual top out and resi virtual tours

Virtual tours are to be offered at the Springfields Independent Living facility in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester, as the project delivered by contractor...

01 March 2021

From: Breaking News

London roundup – major new regen schemes in Old Kent Road and Brent

The team of architects who will design plans to transform the Currys PC World site on Old Kent Road into hundreds of new homes has...

01 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – record results and the cure for stamp duty

With auctions still proving popular in light of Covid-19, and set to thrive even after the pandemic subsides, Property Investor Today...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Could 2021 be the year of the small indie developer?

Over the last 10 months, we have seen a raft of changes to the planning rules in England. This has been...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – should Nottingham be on your radar?

Commuters looking to relocate from London and other major cities could be considering Nottingham as a go-to location due to its...

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC’s new VAT reverse charge – how will construction firms be affected?

From March 1 2021, HMRC’s new VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services comes into effect. With this in mind,...

24 February 2021

From: Breaking News

We are Primethorpe Paving

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? We are Primethorpe Paving. Supplying the UK with the finest...

23 February 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Portugal update: Algarve’s Golden Visa exemptions revealed

Last week, the Portuguese government finally outlined its changes to Portugal’s popular Golden Visa scheme, which now come into place in...

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Investors – would Bucharest be an attractive investment prospect?

Following on from our profile of Montenegro last week, we focus here on another up-and-coming part of Eastern Europe. Bucharest, the...

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Are Europe's real estate markets bracing for a sell-off?

2020 was a tough pill to swallow for Europe’s real estate markets as some segments were forced into extremely disruptive lockdowns...

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – new hires, fruitful partnerships and Feb catalogues

This week, Property investor Today looks at SDL Property Auctions’ latest extensive catalogue, BidX1’s 2020 success and Auction Estates’ landmark appointment...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Avanton plans huge BTR growth; Red Loft marks major SE expansion

A leading London investor-developer has revealed its plans to invest up to £500 million in strategic land acquisitions over the next...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Is your home secure? Five ways smart devices can add extra protection

With recent research predicting that there will be over 482 million smart homes in the market worldwide by 2025, home automation is...

18 February 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Q&A – is now the time to be investing in distressed assets?

In this Q&A, Thomas Balashev – who has spoken previously of breaking into the old-money elite of prime London property despite...

17 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Property auction terminology unlocked

When dealing with property auctions in any capacity, you will likely be faced with some unfamiliar words, phrases, acronyms and expressions. To shed...

15 February 2021

From: Property Auctions

Development roundup – new BTR schemes in Birmingham and Hertfordshire

Birmingham-based property developer Cordia Blackswan has officially handed over its Hockley Mills site to Legal & General (L&G) and Sir Robert...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Should investors be looking at Melbourne and Sydney for BTR investment?

Two of Australia’s most popular cities - Melbourne and Sydney - are tipped for a Build to Rent (BTR) boom, according...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

A quality property will always market itself – so why change the ‘BTR’ name?

January 7 2021 marked the launch of a new national committee, supported by The UK Apartment Association (UKAA), looking to improve...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Vilamoura – why there is ‘far more to come’ from the famed resort

People thinking about Vilamoura might first and, in all likelihood, only think about the marina and the hotels, bars and restaurants...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – will February's sales top January’s?

This week shows a promising selection of investment opportunities available at auction. Here at Property Investor Today, we take a closer...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the 10 best yields for rural property hotspots

PaTMa, a PropTech ‘prospector’ tool which analyses Rightmove data from an investor’s perspective, has produced a list of the 10 best...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Why the cladding issue must be addressed immediately

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

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – all-star shortlist for Thamesmead regeneration

A ‘diverse and innovative’ group of architects and designers, with UK and international expertise, have made the shortlist to potentially become...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

How has the prime London market fared in 2021 so far?

The annual price decline in prime central London (PCL) was 4.3% for the third consecutive month in January, while average rents...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Fabrik Invest – ‘adaptation is key to survival during the current crisis’

Property investment, like everything else at the moment, continues to be heavily influenced by Covid-19 and Brexit. But what does the market...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Taggart Homes - 'inexperienced builders should face tighter controls'

With the UK enduring its third national lockdown, Property Investor Today speaks with Michael Taggart, chief executive officer of luxury homebuilder...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Property news – BTR set to double by 2025 and new Collective co-living scheme

Build to Rent (BTR) specialist Ascend Properties has forecast that completions in the sector will double by 2025, as the fast-growing...

05 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Three reasons why property will be your best investment in 2021

The prospect of investing your hard-earned money can be daunting, especially for those relatively new to it, but perhaps more-so after...

05 February 2021

From: Breaking News

David Alexander is joint CEO of apropos

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

04 February 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Webinar – Portugal’s investment potential and more on Golden Visas

Fine & Country Portugal is currently running a series of webinars entitled ‘Your Second Home’, covering various topics related to the...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – How has Covid affected global housing market trends?

Few places remain unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with cases fluctuating across the nation, but still high overall. Domestically, as far...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

How to emerge from lockdown a better investor – 7 top reads for 2021!

This time of year is normally the season for social media and headlines to be filled with New Year resolutions, with...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – why Portugal should still be a go-to for property investors

Since the Brexit transition period ended just over a month ago, and the UK ceased to be a part of the...

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

New planning laws and social change could boost London town centres

Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward (KFH), an independent property services group based in London, recently explored the scale of opportunity for new...

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Top of the agenda: keeping property investment on the map in 2021

At first glance, Brexit’s Christmas climax appears to have had little effect on the appetite for UK property investment, which is...

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Property news – issues with regeneration and a multi-million Indian development

In this news roundup, Property Investor Today explores how the government’s ‘build back better’ mantra is being thwarted by data issues,...

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental trends: flood of urban stock as tenants flee cities

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a rise in city centre rental stock and dropping asking rents, according...

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A - why should investors consider the turn-on/turn-off approach to short-lets?

The short-lets market has undoubtedly suffered because of Covid-19, with leisure and business travel largely off the table at the moment...

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Roundup: Brexit causes decline in homes for overseas firms plus co-living growth

The number of properties owned by overseas companies in England and Wales has fallen by 4,000 since the EU referendum in...

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

2021: is it the comeback year for PCL property?

It goes without saying that 2020 was an incredibly eventful year for us all. The Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns meant...

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Quintain Living - the new version of Tipi

Since the start of the Build to Rent (BTR) boom, Tipi (the BTR brand of British property development and investment company...

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Part 2 – is the construction industry safe enough to remain open?

In Part 1, we asked a number of industry experts if the construction industry should remain open at the current time,...

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

David Alexander, CEO of apropos and D.J. Alexander.

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I am David Alexander, Joint CEO of apropos and D.J....

26 January 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Revealed – how can UK citizens secure EU residency post-Brexit? 

It’s been an area of hot discussion in recent weeks as the UK gets used to its new post-Brexit reality, where...

25 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Development update – mixed-use schemes and green-lit proposals

Summix Capital’s plans to turn the former Plumb Center in the heart of Bath into student accommodation have been granted planning...

25 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Three creative approaches for increasing your property portfolio

When I became interested in property, I didn’t have a large amount of capital that I could invest. This meant that...

25 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight: young development firm aims to transform homes in SE London and Kent

A privately-owned development company founded in 2016 by well-known property developer Ben Carrington is continuing to deliver on its plans to...

25 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Free support for housing sector during Lockdown 3.0

A free virtual house viewing package will be available to estate agents, sellers and property management companies thanks to a recently...

25 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR roundup – record investment, Londoners head north, new L&G scheme

The latest Marketview report from CBRE has revealed that the UK Build to Rent (BTR) sector recorded a total of £955.7...

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Property investment in 2021 – adjusting to new circumstances

Following one of the most disruptive and challenging years in living memory, I have no doubt that many of those in...

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Two major Midlands resi developments launch after £54.8m investment

Real estate specialist Urban Village Capital has announced launch events for two major Midlands residential developments. Four Oaks House in Sutton Coldfield...

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Property news – new podcast launched, investor prospects and Castleford scheme

Across the property investment and development market, activity continues apace despite the challenges posed by Lockdown 3.0.Here, PIT zones in on...

22 January 2021

From: Breaking News

What does 2021 have in store for the property market?

2020 was a challenging year for many industries across the world, and especially those in the UK. Amongst national lockdowns, stringent...

20 January 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

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

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

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Removing consumer choice is not a victory for leaseholders

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

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Brexit has been worse for us than the pandemic’ – Q&A with Goldrose Sharpe

A London-based property development company, founded by two young local entrepreneurs, managed to post record sales over the last two quarters...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Lights, camera, action! Brighton film school student residence gets green light

Brighton and Hove council last week (January 13 2021) granted planning permission to developer Alumno to construct purpose-built student accommodation on...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Top tips for selling a property in 2021

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

15 January 2021

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Auction roundup – record results and PropTech partnerships

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

15 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A with One Point Six - Golden Ratios, record deals and the future of PCL

In this Q&A, Property Investor Today checks in with the founders of luxury London property developers One Point Six - Bhavnish Chandaria...

15 January 2021

From: Breaking News

BTR update – Goldman Sachs grows, L&G expands, new scheme in Brum

Despite the introduction of Lockdown 3.0, the fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) market shows no signs of slowing down, with acquisitions,...

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update – Golden Visa confusion and alternative forms of residency

A number of experts in the Portuguese property market have pointed out that the Golden Visa scheme, which is set to...

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Nicol & Co is ‘banging the Gavl’ for live stream viewings

A Midlands estate agent is the latest to convert to live stream property viewings after six months of using an Australian-designed...

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - why the Costa del Sol is the investment hotspot in 2021

As long as the sun continues to shine, the area of Southern Spain, and especially the Costa del Sol, will always...

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Development update – from cohesive-use schemes to sustainable housing

Ambitious plans for a ‘ground-breaking’ cohesive-use scheme at Nottingham’s The Island Quarter development have been submitted. The latest phase – which is...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Senior housing – severe undersupply in Scotland could lead to housing crisis

In 2019, senior housing – also known as retirement housing or senior living – seemed to be developing into one of...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Expert opinion – what does PCL have in store for 2021?

Like everything else, the highest echelons of the property market in the UK haven't been immune from the impact of Covid-19. But what...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - what will affect house buyers and housebuilders in 2021?

In this guest piece, Andrea Fawell, sales & marketing director of award-winning property developers Kebbell, tackles many of the important factors...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Mould? That’s the landlord’s duty, say most tenants

Two thirds of people believe mould is solely the landlord’s responsibility, with two out of five claiming they wouldn’t clean mould...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

A PR own goal? Developer and local football team lock horns over ground

In recent decades, property developers and local football clubs have regularly locked horns over historic grounds – and it’s rarely been...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Countdown - Brits have 6 months to secure EU residency with PT Golden Visa

While Brussels and Westminster finally agreed an eleventh-hour trade and security deal before the end of the Brexit transition period –...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Ongoing boom! Scotland property market ends 2020 on a high note

The housing market in Scotland is showing no signs of slowing down, with marked increases throughout Q4 2020 despite Covid setbacks,...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A - why will Birmingham continue to attract investment in 2021?

In September last year, Hungarian-based property developer Cordia International acquired Birmingham-based, PRS-specialist developer Blackswan Property Limited. The Blackswan acquisition marked Cordia’s first investment in the UK market and is...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – what will 2021 have in store for the UK property market?

With 2020 wrapped up and many anticipating the year ahead, Tom Bill, head of UK residential research at Knight Frank, provides commentary...

04 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - how will the property market look in 2021?

It wouldn't be the start of a new year without predictions for the 12 months to come. And the forecasts from...

04 January 2021

From: Breaking News

An outlook on the year ahead, as told by property specialists

With mixed views of what 2021 could bring to the property market, Nicky Stevenson, managing director of Fine & Country UK...

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Season’s greetings – after a year like no other

At the start of this year, you would have got very, very long odds on the prospect of UK-wide lockdowns, mandatory...

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: five emerging short-let trends for investors

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

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

BTR roundup – developers aim for zero carbon and L&G expands its portfolio

Fast-growing Build to Rent company Moda Living has joined FOOTPRINT as a founding member, pledging its commitment to net zero carbon. FOOTPRINT is...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

'Hopefully better times will return'...a Spanish agency's view of 2020

2020 has been the strangest of years, and not particularly pleasant either! Here on the Costa del Sol, our buyer market...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – Staines, Digbeth, London and Worthing

In this bumper development roundup - the final one of the year - we explore the planned creation of new developments and...

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Uruguay to become more investor-friendly ‘with relaxed requirements’

Earlier this year, we wrote a number of articles about the potential of Uruguay as an investment destination. Unheralded compared to...

18 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Do rushed planning reforms risk damaging the physical environment?

In this opinion piece, Elizabeth Osborne - a legal director at Ashfords Solicitors - asks whether the government's proposed planning reforms will be dangerous...

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Nottingham developments – historic homes and luxury living

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

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – demand for European living and property investment remains strong

The UK’s appetite for European property investment in 2020 has not been significantly hampered by the major disruptions of a global...

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

UK the top hotspot for overseas resi investment post-Brexit, says research

The UK has ranked highest for future residential real estate investment, in a survey of 500 investors, developers and asset managers...

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Three major PBSA schemes topped out despite Covid roadblock

Student accommodation provider Future Generation is ending the year on a high note by topping out three schemes in two months...

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Four key points property investors need to check

Covid-19 hasn’t changed the fundamentals of property investment (or any other form of investment). It has, however, changed some of the...

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - will suburban BTR thrive as a result of Covid-19?

Since the pandemic started, there has been a shift in the number of people seeking homes away from the city, or...

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Take your pick – housing demand and rental stock at record high

As we near the end of 2020, NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark provide analysis of their 2020 sales and lettings data. The...

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors - is housing the future of the high street?

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

09 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Property market predictions for 2021 – what can we expect?

The property predictions for 2021 continue to roll in, as the sector looks ahead to the upcoming 12 months. Here, we get...

09 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Moda and Samsung partnership to build ‘smart’ rental homes

Moda Living has formed a technology partnership with Samsung to provide 60,000 smart home appliances across its pipeline. The smart home is...

09 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 December 2020

From: Breaking News

What will the situation look like for British investors in Portugal post-Brexit?

With UK-EU trade talks going down to the wire, there is still no clarity over exactly what will happen when the transition...

07 December 2020

From: Breaking News

For sale! Unique collection of freehold Bloomsbury properties offered by Colliers

A collection of properties known as the Bloomsbury Portfolio have been put on sale for an overall price of £37 million, with...

07 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: how will Brexit affect the UK property market?

As the clock ticks ever closer to the end of the transition period, and the start of post-Brexit Britain from January,...

04 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – November results and December promises

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest auction results from iamsold and SDL Property Auctions, as well...

04 December 2020

From: Breaking News

French ski resorts closed, but buyer demand set to remain undeterred

French ski resorts will remain closed this Christmas to stop the spread of Covid-19, but one ski expert believes buyer demand...

04 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – what does 2021 hold for the student market?

As we get ever closer to leaving 2020 behind (and many might be happy to write this year off entirely), thoughts...

04 December 2020

From: Breaking News

A long road ahead for the rental property sector

The residential and commercial lettings market has always required those involved to be on their toes in order to keep up...

04 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors – should you be looking north to the grand old city of York?

York is one of the most atmospheric and beautiful cities in the UK, but is perhaps overlooked by investors and holiday...

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

And the virtual winner is…Property Investors Awards 2020 revealed

The Property Investors Awards – the annual event celebrating excellence in property investing, which is normally held at a swanky London...

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Trends property investors can expect to see in 2021

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

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent sector set for growth, research firm claims

Purpose-built Build to Rent (BTR) housing is only a recent concept, with just over 51,000 dwellings completed across the UK as of Q3...

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Rent rises tail off as number of tenants continues to boom

The number of tenants experiencing rent rises dropped for the second month in a row, according to ARLA Propertymark. The trade body's...

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Why international investors are looking at UK’s tier 2 cities for returns

The UK's second tier cities are very often more appealing to international investors in terms of guranteed rental returns - as...

30 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: top 10 tips for staging your home for viewings

In a competitive market, it’s a challenge to get prospective buyers through the door, so when they arrive your property needs...

27 November 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Manchester the top BTL investment hub as hidden gems found UK-wide

Manchester has topped the list of the best areas for landlords to invest in, according to Aldermore’s 'Buy to Let City Tracker'. The...

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Are we approaching the end of the road for HMOs?

You may have heard people say that as the coronavirus continues and a possible recession approaches, this spells the end of the...

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas roundup – from Portugal and Spain to Montenegro

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, interest in overseas property remains strong, even if international travel and tourism are currently very much...

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Buyers use H2B to purchase £1m worth of apartments in Worcester

The government’s Help to Buy scheme has reportedly assisted 80% of buyers to purchase more than £1 million-worth of apartments at...

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: investors urged to join High Court fraud claim against banks

New data has revealed that thousands of affected property businesses across the UK qualify to join a major High Court fraud...

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Will the 2020 housing market boom continue?

As property investors, it is very important that we monitor house price trends when assessing new deals and during existing long-term...

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Want free property investment advice? Linden Homes can help

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

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Almost gone! Only seven apartments left at Nottingham development

Potential buyers looking for lavish living in Nottingham are being told to act now to secure homes at the ‘Bridgford Place’...

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

High-end property broker: we should be more like the US on property

A Mayfair-based property broker, who has previously spoken of his ability to break into the old-money elite, has called for greater...

23 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors – would you swap time in your second home for stays elsewhere?

A property exchange company born out of the 2008 financial crash has seen its membership grow again as the world undergoes...

23 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Looking to scale your portfolio? Here’s some top tips for seasoned investors

Sometimes even seasoned investors will need guidance, help and assistance, particularly during times of crisis and uncertainty. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic,...

23 November 2020

From: Breaking News

BTR roundup – new hires, mental health support and ongoing strong investment

The fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) sector continues to generate plenty of news, even as we live through Lockdown 2.0. The week-long...

20 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Development update – luxury riverside apartment and 19 acres of land for sale

Construction works are in progress on the ‘The Yacht Club’ – an exclusive 81-home development on the banks of the river...

20 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Senior living’s top providers start to boom, but faster growth is needed

A law firm has said the value of the UK’s top 15 senior living providers has increased by 62% in the...

20 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the UK's top coastal property hotspot

The scenic Welsh town of Mumbles has been named as Britain's top coastal property hotspot by Rightmove. The town has seen average...

18 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Manchester housebuilder reaches 100th completion

Manchester-based Hollins Homes is celebrating its 100th completion, following continued business growth and increased demand for homes due to the stamp...

18 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Why investment in leasehold is crucial to building safety

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

18 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong and Chinese investors still buying - how to engage with them

Sally Maier-Yip, managing director of 11K Consulting, the UK's leading China PR and comms agency, outlines why buyers from Hong Kong and...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Analysis: will Covid-19 change how residential property is used and located?

A new report from international law firm Withers claims that Covid-19 is accelerating rapid change in what people want from their...

11 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid crisis? London falls behind in two-tier rental market

There’s a ‘firmly entrenched’ two-speed rental market across the UK, with London falling behind, according to Zoopla. Its Rental Market Report has...

11 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – who are the world’s top 50 short-term let property managers?

A Barcelona-based software company recently announced its list of the ‘World’s Top 50 Short Term Property Managers’.  Rentals United, which describes itself...

11 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Window for global investors to purchase UK property is closing

With global stock markets in turmoil, many investors are turning to property as a less volatile investment option. For practical purposes, the...

11 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 November 2020

From: Overseas Property

Top tips on investing in student HMOs

HMOs are an important part of the UK housing market as they offer students and young professionals affordable accommodation. There is...

10 November 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Property ‘power couple’ aims to help investors reach their goals

Hayley and Paul Andrews, a UK couple who have battled life-threatening illness to build a multi-million property portfolio, are now sharing...

09 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Development news – hotels seeking new uses and a major scheme in Wantage

A trio of hotels in Scotland which once catered for a significant number of coach tour guests are now up for...

09 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Right to Rent changes – are landlords up to speed?

In March 2020, the Home Office made a number of changes to the Right to Rent scheme to make it easier...

04 November 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Insight – is co-living about to have its moment in the sun?

It’s threatened to be a thing for quite some time, but for one reason or another co-living has failed to catch...

04 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors: safeguard income with short, mid and long-term rentals

The ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of people and businesses around the world, including property...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 October 2020

From: Overseas Property

Golden visas – what are they and how can investors benefit?

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, many of the countries worse hit – reliant on tourism and outward investment...

30 October 2020

From: Overseas Property

Traditional and online auctions – what’s the difference?

Property auctions are fast becoming a popular method of buying and selling properties. This is down to the speed of sale,...

30 October 2020

From: Property Auctions

How to find a bargain at auction

Property auctions help to minimise the chances of complications in the homebuying process. However, there are still measures you will need...

30 October 2020

From: Property Auctions

Advice for BTL landlords: How to operate successfully during a recession

The coronavirus crisis has hit the UK's economic outlook, and many buy-to-let landlords are understandably worried about their post-lockdown rental property...

30 October 2020

From: Conveyancing, Mortgages, Tax & Finance

Answers to the most common questions when it comes to the 30-day CGT rule

Summer 2020 saw changes to the 30-day Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rule come into force and talk of a CGT increase...

30 October 2020

From: Conveyancing, Mortgages, Tax & Finance

Top tips on virtual viewings when buying or selling a home

Virtual viewings are on the increase according to a new study by the UK's technology-led estate agent, Purplebricks, with one in six buyers...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Make a grand entrance: 6 expert tips to maximise kerb appeal when renovating your home

According to recent statistics, British homeowners have spent an average of £4,035.70 each on house renovations this year. With people spending...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Rethinking hospitality in a post-Covid world – how to meet rising demand for holiday lets

For over two decades, The Cumberland has been offering specialist lending to the hospitality sector, and 10 years ago, it became...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Tips – the six best ways to use the Green Homes Grant

The Green Homes Grant scheme went live on September 30 2020, offering landlords and investors the chance to apply for £5,000...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

What should any prospective holiday let investor ask themselves before investing?

With the staycation boom caused by Covid-19, which is likely to continue for the foreseeable future as travel restrictions remain for...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Rising damp – how can you ensure damp is not an issue in your rental home?

Damp in your home is a serious issue, potentially costing thousands to repair. It’s important that you act quickly as soon...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Asbestos: what are your responsibilities as a property owner?

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

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Periodic inspections – what should you be looking for?

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

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

What advice to give tenants on mould in the home

Many landlords will be familiar with the scourge that is mould. It is a major source of complaints by tenants and...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

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

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

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

10 Essential Safety Requirements For New Landlords

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

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Top tips to make your properties ‘gas secure’

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

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Part 2: retail to residential – will the high street need to change forever?

In Part 1, we asked whether other major retailers will follow John Lewis’s lead in moving into the world of building...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction Roundup – remember, remember, the sales in November

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

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

BTR update – new schemes from Glasgow to Exeter

The team behind Glasgow’s first major city centre Build to Rent (BTR) development has now successfully delivered another multi-million pound BTR...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Part 1: retail to residential – has John Lewis set a precedent?

The high street was already struggling before the pandemic, but Covid-19 has perhaps sent it into terminal decline. High streets in major...

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Bringing people and places together - how can it be done in the new normal?

Roy Ledgister, founder and chief executive of the Convivia Group, is both a barrister and an entrepreneur. Originally qualifying as a solicitor and...

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Build to Rent rebounds strongly in Q3, CBRE report says

Investment in the fast-growing Build to Rent (BTR) market bounced back significantly in Q3 2020, according to CBRE’s latest Marketview report. Following...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Multi-million-pound London mansions you can ‘buy now and pay later’

Two super-prime London mansions are on offer as part of a ‘buy now, pay later’ scheme that allows buyers to move...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Raising the bar - family-run company aims to improve student housing in Swansea

A small family-run company is attempting to raise the bar of student housing in Swansea with swish refurbished homes rather than...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Needed: documented evidence to support MMC, says expert

In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards more innovative methods of construction - such as off-site and modular - to...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

The UK’s holiday let market is booming – could you be the next investor?

With the potential for restrictions to be in place on and off for many years to come, and the likely continued...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Property investment cons – how can the industry better prevent them?

A marketing expert who is vocal about companies responsibly marketing themselves has called for the property industry to be doing much...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Student landlords in the Midlands and North see best yields - study

We recently reported on the resilience of the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, which has seen a net increase of 2.6%...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Development – from the former home of Coventry’s mayor to Nottingham’s boom

In this development update, PIT explores the fascinating history of a Victorian villa in Coventry – which is being developed into...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform – the potential impact on landlords, developers and investors

On 21 July 2020, the Law Commission published its latest proposals to reform the law of leasehold. It was asked to make...

21 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Covid isn’t a slippery slope for property in the French Alps – here’s why

Covid-19 has undoubtedly affected the ski property market. However, local market conditions are helping resorts in the French Alps to weather...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – why investors should be considering Preston

Earlier this year, we ran a number of stories on Preston’s burgeoning reputation as a property investment hotbed, including one about...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – is the construction sector facing a mental health crisis?

Property developers and investors rely on the smooth construction of homes and new developments to ensure their returns and bank balances...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Resilient property income - why property investors are turning to social housing

In this guest piece, Max Shenkman, head of investment at Triple Point Social Housing REIT, outlines why social housing REITs are continuing...

16 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Green homes - want to save the planet & improve your house using free money?

I have been a developer and landlord for over 25 years and, for my sins, ended up owning an estates and...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Winning with kids’ - Class of ’92 apartment building opens in Manchester

The latest apartment building from leading city centre lettings firm Manchester Apartments has opened its doors, designed to provide ‘first-class accommodation’ to students...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Stuart Aikman & Mathew Walters, co-founders - Story of Home

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Stuart Aikman & Mathew Walters, co-founders - Story of Home www.storyofhome.co.uk  How...

13 October 2020

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

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

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How making timeshare claims outside the UK is costing Brits thousands

Earlier this year, we explored the often-underreported scandal of timeshare mis-selling and asked how easy it is for people to escape...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: is the shift towards mid-term rentals here to stay?

At the beginning of the global crisis, there was a flood of property managers and Airbnb hosts with empty properties and...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Selling a flat with a short lease

Landlords and property investors with leasehold property within their portfolio, as well as their advisors, will be aware of the difficulty...

09 October 2020

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Revealed: how a property developer used Instagram to boost lockdown sales

A 32-year old property developer has revealed how he utilised the power of Instagram to ‘buck the trend’ during the coronavirus...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

When adding height, don’t forget about Rights to Light!

After spending so much time in our homes this year, many homeowners may be contemplating extending their properties to create some...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – how can the BTR sector get more government attention?

Last week, Build to Rent (BTR) trade body UKAA and design and consultancy firm Arcadis hosted a Zoom webinar focused on...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Partnership to deliver eco-friendly modular homes in Neath

Modular housing company ilke Homes has partnered with developer Abode Waterstone to deliver six factory-built affordable homes on a site near...

07 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – here’s how to create the perfect property listing

Despite another national lockdown seemingly on the horizon, the property market remains resilient, with the stamp duty holiday and other initiatives...

05 October 2020

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Premier Modular wins contract to house homeless in High Wycombe

Offsite construction specialist Premier Modular has won a £7.5 million contract for a development of apartments that will provide facilities for...

05 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Green property – organisation aims to remove plastic from construction

The housebuilding and development sectors have made big strides to becoming more environmentally-friendly and sustainable in recent years, but plenty more...

05 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Finding your niche – what type of property investor are you?

With recent reports suggesting there’s been a spike in first-time landlords of late, a property investment expert has outlined why finding your...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: top tips for pandemic-proofing your property abroad

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

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Spain revealed as the best property investment location, research finds

Millions of people around the world relocate to a different country each year, whether it be for work, family reasons or...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 September 2020

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Starting young – student launches PropTech platform for investors

A 20-year old university student has founded a PropTech startup which aims to improve the investment process for property investors. Below, Property...

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas update – Chinese stamp duty surge and Q4 rush for Cypriot homes

Demand from Chinese investors for UK property soared in July after plummeting between April-June, during the height of the coronavirus lockdown. In...

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Development plans – waterside homes and accelerated funds

Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest proposals for development projects across the UK, from a new waterside development...

30 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Is this the right time to invest in property?

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

28 September 2020

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Development – Sussex cricket, new offsite homes and Notts scheme go-ahead

Construction work has commenced on the Tate Residences, an ‘eagerly awaited’ luxury collection of 37 spacious apartments which overlook Sussex Cricket...

28 September 2020

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Progress made on new £15m housing development in West Oxfordshire

Building works on a new housing development in West Oxfordshire are on track, with the show home set to open to the...

28 September 2020

From: Breaking News

L&G secures site for second Hampshire senior living community

Legal & General’s later living business, Inspired Villages, has announced the acquisition of a 10-acre site in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, for...

28 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – and it’s a big one!

It’s positive news all around in the auction world. Below, Property Investor Today takes a closer look… Bond Wolfe powers ahead with...

25 September 2020

From: Breaking News

‘We need to talk about Brexit’ - how does it affect property buying in Spain?

“It’s time to talk about Brexit,” according to Spanish property expert and author Sean Woolley. While the Covid-19 pandemic has, for obvious...

25 September 2020

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Revealed: Liverpool’s buy-to-let market remains buoyant despite Covid-19

A development offering promising returns has launched in Liverpool as the famous old port city’s property market remains resilient in the...

25 September 2020

From: Breaking News

The Homebuilding & Renovating Autumn Show returns…virtually!

The Virtual Homebuilding & Renovating Autumn Show is making a 'flashy comeback' this weekend following a successful virtual summer event, where 70% of...

25 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where is the most profitable city for BTL landlords?

Up-and-coming Salford is the most profitable city for buy-to-lets, followed by Manchester and Leeds. That’s according to a new study by CIA...

23 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Tenants are ditching single accommodation for co-living – study

Research by Built Asset Management (BAM) has revealed a marked increase in renters scrapping single lets in favour of co-living, with...

23 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors – should you consider Hounslow?

It’s strategically located for easy access to London Heathrow Terminals, is close to a number of the stations on the incoming...

21 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Development: last phase of The Silk District and new approach to later living

Despite the many challenges posed by Covid, new housing schemes, developments and initiatives continue unabated. Here, Property Investor Today explores the latest...

21 September 2020

From: Breaking News

How to sell your home before 2020 is through

For most homeowners, the thought of selling a house in 2020 is anxiety-inducing. To some, it feels like tempting fate. However,...

21 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Why London is the most popular investment location for the Chinese

The 31 October 2020 is a big day for me and my family. It is the day we fly out of...

18 September 2020

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Works begin onsite at new luxury Beeston development

A Nottingham-based luxury home developer has started construction works on a new ‘sought-after’ luxury residential scheme in the Beeston area. Located in...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Innovative’ investment group aims to raise £16 million through new bond

Property development and investment group, Convivia, has announced plans to raise £16 million over the next year with the launch of its first investment...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Ooh na na, where’s my home?’ – Rihanna’s £32m mansion up for sale

The former London home of Rihanna, the globally renowned singer, songwriter and actress, is currently up for sale for £32 million. Located...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: The highs and lows of London’s property market

While average rental values in prime central London (PCL) have declined annually by 6.9%, average house prices in prime London property...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Funding Affordable Homes secures £16.5m for trio housing scheme

Social and affordable housing provider Funding Affordable Homes (FAH) has secured a £16.5 million loan from Secure Trust Bank Real Estate...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – which university has the worst landlords?

With students starting or returning to university in the next few weeks – and question marks over how things will play...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revolutionising the prime market – one developer’s goal to shake up the system

A residential property and design consultancy for the prime and super-prime London market is seeking to disrupt the traditional model by...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Exciting’ new growth for Midlands PRS developer acquired by real estate giant

European residential real estate giant Cordia International has acquired Birmingham-based, PRS-specialist developer Blackswan Property Limited. Cordia, a developer with interests across Hungary, Poland, Spain, Germany and Romania, is the...

11 September 2020

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Insight – where next for prestige property in France?

At the start of 2020, the French property market had been flying, with demand for prestige property leading the way.  Sales were at...

11 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how to avoid overseas property purchase pitfalls in a pandemic

Purchasing a property abroad is rarely a straightforward process, even at the best of times, but at present there are even...

09 September 2020

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers snap up apartments at Trent Bridge Quays

Demand for viewings at Trent Bridge Quays, Elevate Property Group’s luxury development in Nottingham, has surged after a series of ‘hard...

09 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Capital regeneration - former London hotel and pub set to become 514 flats

The former Master Brewer Hotel in Hillingdon, which has been left vacant since 2012, has taken a step closer to being...

09 September 2020

From: Breaking News

All aboard – historic station holiday home secured for future generations

England’s highest mainline railway station building, which doubles up as self-contained holiday accommodation, has been purchased by the Friends of the...

09 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords – now is the perfect time to let your property

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

07 September 2020

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Major BTR player rebrands Tipi to Quintain Living

One of the biggest investors in the fast-growing Build to Rent market is rebranding its ‘lifestyle-focused’ rental operator arm – in...

07 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside! Should you invest in Bognor Regis?

Now is the ultimate time to invest in the West Sussex market town of Bognor Regis, according to Sussex-based property lettings...

07 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are the best locations for Golden Visa investments?

New research has revealed the best nations to invest in for both citizenship and residency where the bonus of visa-free travel...

04 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment round-up – from eco-friendly developments to retirement living growth

Funds advised by Hilltop Credit Partners, a specialist funding partner for SME residential developers, have completed a £3 million loan to build...

31 August 2020

From: Breaking News

New luxury residence in Montenegro a potential boon for investors

Porto Montenegro, the luxury waterfront and yachting paradise in the Bay of Kotor, is expanding with the launch of a new...

31 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Invest in a New York minute – top Blockchain game expands to the Big Apple

A top five gaming Dapp, which allows players to buy, sell and trade virtual properties mapped to actual addresses, has announced...

31 August 2020

From: Breaking News

A winning investment? Development roars onto Silverstone trackside

“And it’s invest, invest, invest!” These are the words legendary F1 commentator Murray Walker might use to describe the new flagship...

28 August 2020

From: Breaking News

First class honours for completion of stylish PBSA in Coventry

Urban Village Capital has achieved a ‘first-class’ transformation of a former Coventry office block to university accommodation. Ringway House has undergone a...

28 August 2020

From: Breaking News

The legal liabilities of Airbnb hosts

No matter whether you are its most ardent advocate or a fervent detractor, there can be no doubt that Airbnb has...

28 August 2020

From: Breaking News

The birth of Build to Rent – how did it become the PRS’s biggest trend?

Before the pandemic struck, Build to Rent (BTR) was undeniably the property market’s fastest-growing trend. Many expect it to recover quickly,...

26 August 2020

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Wood Wharf district welcomes its first surge of residents

Canary Wharf’s newest district, Wood Wharf, is beginning to take shape, with 10 Park Drive seeing over 50 new residents to...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Demand for UK property from Chinese buyers on the rise

Chinese buyers continue to show interest in the UK property market, making 213% more enquiries in July. This follows a double-digit decline...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Could the stamp duty holiday turn into CGT 'tax trap' for investors?

The stamp duty holiday, which has set the tax threshold for property purchases at £500,000, is a potential future tax trap...

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Unprecedented property demand not being matched by supply - claim

Housing supply in the UK is struggling to meet unprecedented levels of demand from property purchasers post-lockdown, according to Legal &...

21 August 2020

From: Breaking News

South London garage transformed into £9.1m mixed-use development

A former MOT garage site and bus depot in South London has been transformed into a new residential and commercial development...

21 August 2020

From: Breaking News

How are student accommodation providers adapting to Covid-19?

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

21 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Southern Grove’s £25m Lewisham housing scheme unveiled

Plans to provide dozens of affordable homes on a derelict site in Lewisham have been unveiled by developer Southern Grove. Part of...

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Why landlords need to be vigilant for cannabis farms

As a landlord, it’s vital to conduct periodic inspections throughout each tenancy to ensure that the condition of your rental property...

17 August 2020

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Revealed - number of retired expats returning to the UK rises

A retirement property provider has said it has experienced a significant rise in enquiries from UK nationals currently based in Europe...

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Litigation funding: spreading risk, reducing cost and stopping uncertainty

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

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Modular build for Cambridge specialist independent school completes

Modular construction specialists, Darwin Group, has delivered a new multi-use block for Gretton School in Cambridge. Scaling 234 sq m, the brand-new...

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Cullen Property celebrates viewing success with 90% student flats let

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

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 August 2020

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Insight – how easy is it to get out of a timeshare arrangement?

In part one we explored the history of the timeshare and why so many Brits have been tied into unlawfully sold...

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers take advantage of stamp duty holiday before 2021 surcharge

Interest in UK property from overseas buyers is surging as investors look to take advantage of the current stamp duty holiday...

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how has Covid-19 changed house-hunting in Spain?

Across the world, people buying and selling homes are having to adapt to new ways of doings things as a result...

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – how to solve a problem like a timeshare

For a time, not so long ago, timeshares were the in-thing – something many invested in or considered investing in. It...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas property - is now the right time to invest in Cyprus?

There are historic ties between the UK and Cyprus, the country has dealt impressively – like its near neighbour Greece –...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup: Weekly summer sales and a huge save for buyers

As lockdown continues – although steadily easing as we adapt to a new normal – online auctions continue to thrive. Here...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong investors keen to 'safeguard money in reliable London market'

Demand from Hong Kong buyers looking to 'safeguard' their money in London's 'reliable' property market is on the rise, according to...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: why Brits are still keen to purchase abroad

Despite the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic and the UK’s departure from the European Union, the international property market shows...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

David Alexander, Joint Manager Director

Who are you? David Alexander What does it say on your business card? Joint Manager Director What is apropos? Apropos is a revolutionary new property management...

05 August 2020

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Part 1 – what will property auctions look like in the future?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every single part of the property market in some shape or form, but some parts were...

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Tenant demand and rental supply the ‘highest on record’ for June

The number of new prospective renters and supply of rental stock reached an all-time high in June, ARLA Propertymark’s June PRS...

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Rents across the country rise as London continues to struggle

Average monthly rents are performing strongly across the country on an annual basis, although comparative figures in the capital dropped for...

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - is now the right time to put pounds into property in Spain?

Leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España launched two new developments this month – exclusive, frontline marina apartments at Pier 1 at...

03 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Glamour, glamour - luxury real estate agency opens new office in Saint Tropez

A leading super-prime real estate specialist, which describes itself as the agency of choice for ultra-high-net-worth individuals, has announced the opening of...

03 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors – is now the perfect time to consider incorporation?

Accountancy firm MJ Bushell says now is the perfect time for landlords and investors to consider property incorporation. Property tax specialists at...

03 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Is networking for property investors outdated?

For many people, networking brings with it negative connotations. It stirs up images of schmoozing businessmen engaged in self-aggrandising conversations. This, however,...

03 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong property buyers target London as domestic unrest continues

Property buyers from Hong Kong are flocking to London, according to one of the capital's largest estate agents. Chestertons says that between...

31 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what students want from their accommodation post-Covid

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

31 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Blow for investors – Spain removed from quarantine exemption list

Property investors travelling to and from Spain and its islands will be forced to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to...

29 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Birmingham boom: St Joseph reveals latest part of landmark scheme

Next week (Monday 3 August 2020) developer St Joseph will launch its 21-storey The Regent building to market as it pushes forward with its...

29 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage for older people: stamp duty cut is short-term fix

It would be hard to deny that the UK housing market isn’t in desperate need of reform. The government has acknowledged...

29 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Global super-prime property outperforming expectations

Global super-prime property markets have performed strongly in recent months, despite the challenges of Covid-19 lockdowns. Knight Frank research shows that 153...

27 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Inside the mind of a Chinese investor – what are they searching for?

Despite the current thawing of relations between Westminster and Beijing, caused by controversial new laws in Hong Kong (a former British colony)...

24 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight: are beach huts a worthy investment or a waste of money?

With a surge in demand for staycations as people continue to shun overseas travel in favour of domestic holidays, could there...

24 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Spanish property – development in Barcelona and crowdfunding growth

Spain is the UK’s most popular holiday and second home destination and, since July 15, Brits have been allowed to travel...

24 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors – should you be considering serviced accommodation?

Now, more than ever, property investors will be seeking safe havens and thriving markets which promise strong and reliable returns. Could...

22 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Investors take advantage of stamp duty cut by remortgaging to raise funds

Following the recent introduction of a stamp duty holiday, property investors can remortgage to raise funds for future purchases. According to Paragon...

22 July 2020

From: Breaking News

New luxury homes set to launch in Italian hotspot

Palazzo Ricci, a new private residence club located in Abruzzo, Italy, is launching sales this summer. Approximately two hours from Rome and Naples, the 220-year-old palazzo,...

22 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the mindset and success principles of a property investor

Harvey Raybould is a UK property investor and owner of the Creative Property Group (CPG), a Kent-based property firm which aims...

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

What are the nation’s behaviours and attitudes around renting?

One of the UK’s leading Build to Rent providers for family housing has launched its private rental sector (PRS) market research...

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Modern methods of construction acceptance service launched by NHBC

In one of the biggest signs yet that modern methods of construction (MMC) are going mainstream, NHBC, the leading warranty and...

20 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Update: major development in York and progress in Brighton

A leading UK specialist real estate lender and investor has agreed to provide Heworth Green Developments, under the North Star banner,...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty holiday prompts rise in demand for higher priced properties

Last week's announcement of a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of property purchases has prompted a rise in buyers...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Maidstone regeneration – renovation of iconic 1930s house moves closer

A privately-owned property development company is aiming to take a step closer to bringing a well-known Maidstone landmark back into the...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Student homes – why aren’t self-contained studio units in high demand?

Several months ago, on March 23, Boris Johnson made a televised address to the nation with the unprecedented call for the...

15 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Investment in UK Build to Rent set for a sharp rebound, report finds

Multifamily (Build to Rent) housing is set to be the UK’s most resilient real estate sector, according to a report from...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Smaller institutional investors locked out of investing into UK residential

A new report has found that the UK’s residential market is missing out on billions of pounds of potential investment from...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Brighton development to benefit from seaside and stamp duty surge

A new work-and-live project in Brighton is hoping to capitalise on the spike in people looking to move to coastal areas...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Confusion abounds – where can and can’t investors go?

Knowing exactly where you can go without having to self-isolate for 14 days upon your return to the UK will be...

08 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Strong growth for luxury country homes market as outdoor interest soars

High-end countryside properties valued at £5 million and above recorded the strongest growth of any property type in the three months...

08 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Birmingham’s BTR boom continues with Grainger’s latest scheme

Property developer Nikal recently announced that it has signed contracts with Grainger plc for the latest Build to Rent scheme to...

08 July 2020

From: Breaking News

The future of the high street? LCP completes office-resi conversion in Oxford

LCP, a national commercial property and investment company, has announced that the last apartment in a transformed office-residential conversion in Oxford...

08 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: leading lawyer urges UK citizens to get Spanish estates in order

With it being predicted that 800,000 to one million homes in Spain are owned by British citizens, with 381,000 of those...