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What do new short let rules mean for investors?

Housing Secretary Michael Gove is changing the rules governing Airbnb-type lettings by requiring planning permission for properties let for more than...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Brownfield Land Development to be easier, pledges government

Building homes on brownfield land will be turbocharged under a major shake-up to planning rules promised by the UK government. Every council...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge slump in new private homes completed - new figures

Figures released by the National House Building Council show 133,213 new homes were completed in 2023, down 12 per cent on...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Private rental demand to soar long-term following social housing failures

New government figures show a net loss of 16,000 social homes in England last year, as sales and demolitions continue to...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Ex-council properties and sites go under the hammer this week

Commercial properties and development sites across the UK, from Bolton to Birmingham, Sheffield to Stoke-on-Trent and Kettering to Wolverhampton, will feature...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

French investment potential flagging because of Brexit restrictions

A French court has blocked a law change allowing Britons to stay in France for over 90 days without a visa...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Can Investors Take Advantage of Baby Boomers Getting Old?

Towns and cities across the UK are set to benefit from an upsurge in Baby Boomers returning from rural areas to...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Near-bankrupt council to sell property portfolio at auction

Birmingham council, which last autumn declared itself effectively bankrupt, has instructed retained auctioneers Bond Wolfe to put 29 disused properties, investments,...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Middle East agency expansion aims to boost investor purchases

Integritas Property Group, which describes itself as one of the fastest-growing property developers in the North West of England, is opening...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Will Investors Be Safe Putting Money Into Areas with Bankrupt Councils?

An estate agency says property investors should not be deterred by news that Birmingham council - Europe’s largest local authority -...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Northern Town in Aggressive Campaign to win Property Investment

Demand for office space has soared in Derbyshire’s largest town following the completion of several high-quality schemes. That’s the claim from Destination...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

UK’s Silicon Valley set to see explosion of property investment

The government is pushing ahead with controversial plans which, if they come to fruition, will make Cambridge the so-called Silicon Valley...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New plans promise restoration boost for key West End site

A proposal to breathe new life into a series of buildings at the point where Edinburgh’s West End and city centre...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Construction starts on 109 home development on disused land

Top ten homebuilder, Keepmoat, has begun construction of its new housing development, Synergy, in Halton Moor, which is to be built...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

New later living role for former care home

A county council in Wales is preparing to develop a new later living scheme on the site of a former care...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Affordable East London house scheme coming soon

Developer of affordable housing, Pocket Living, recently submitted a planning application for 74 homes targetted towards first-time buyers. The properties are adjacent...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Salboy to bring 560 new homes to Manchester city centre

Property development and funding company, Salboy, has acquired the former site of the Boddingtons Brewery. The scheme is part of Manchester City...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - top 5 urban regeneration hotspots in 2023

Buying a property in areas actively undergoing urban regeneration can offer a good investment opportunity for purchasers looking to get onto...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Pocket Living breaks ground at affordable homes scheme

Ground was recently broken at Pocket Living's Sheepcote Road development, marking the first significant milestone for the scheme which will eventually...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Planning submitted for proposed scheme next to Salts Mill World Heritage Site

Following a major planning application to Bradford Council, a ‘spectacular vision’ to transform a vacant office block on the edge of the...

02 November 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s a deal – Ingenious agrees bridging loan in Digbeth, Birmingham

Ingenious has announced that Ingenious Real Estate Finance has completed a bridging loan deal with Cole Waterhouse to support its development of a...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

£800m sustainable mixed-use neighbourhood coming to Blackhorse Lane

Uplands Business Park on Blackhorse Lane in London will undergo some exciting changes in summer 2024. NEAT Developments and BlackRock Real Assets...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Planning for a mixed use development in Leeds is submitted to Council

Build-to-rent (BTR) developer and operator, PLATFORM_, recently submitted a planning application to Leeds City Council.  The submission included plans to build a 1.3...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Work gets underway on two community centres and 55 new homes

The start of construction has been marked by two ground-breaking ceremonies on a £28 million housing project that will aim to...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

BTR - Native Group growth, BTR taskforce and Investec loan for Rugby scheme

Native Group has announced the creation of Native Residential as a new business entity, as well as announcing a range of promotions and new...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Modular Homes selected for Wolverhampton residential scheme

Legal & General Modular Homes has recently been drafted by the City of Wolverhampton Council as its preferred developer from a...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Mainstay secures management of luxury redevelopment in Sheffield

Mainstay, a residential property management company that is part of the FirstPort group, has strengthened its property portfolio by taking on...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Ealing Council and The Hill Group open Seasprite Close at formal ceremony

Ealing Council and award-winning housebuilder The Hill Group have formally opened the newly regenerated Seasprite Close, thus successfully handing over 92...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Brownfield remediation: The Answer to the UK’s Growing Inner-City Populations?

The UK has seen a rapid uptick in its population over the last two decades. To put it into perspective, between...

21 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Cradley Heath housing development site ready for auction

A housing development in Cradley Heath will be up for grabs on Thursday 15 September. Seller of residential, commercial and mixed-use...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Masterplan to deliver new mixed-use community in Stafford launched

The community of Stafford have been asked for their views on plans to deliver new homes, businesses, a hotel, and leisure...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A with Tzvete Doncheva - talking PropTech, equality and LinkedIn tips

A few years ago, we carried out an interview with Tzvete Doncheva, who has become one of the most prominent PropTech...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Investors – where are the UK’s best locations for regeneration?

At PIT, we have regularly focused on stories surrounding regeneration and the impact this has on investment. Very often, an area that...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Oh Dear! Latest figures show planning applications in England plummet

In the first quarter of this year, the number of planning applications received by councils in England has fallen by almost...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Planning permission for new £85m BTR scheme in Leeds

Leeds City Council yesterday granted a resolution to approve a full planning permission to a national developer for a new Build to...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Sought-after site: development partner sees huge potential in Reading town centre

A legacy development at Minister Quarter Central in the heart of Reading has become a hotspot and Reading Borough Council has...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

BTR growth - from Stratford and Sheffield to Reading

In this latest BTR roundup, PIT explores the opening date for a scheme in Olympic hub Stratford, work beginning on the...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Five Key Tips to Make Your New Kitchen Sustainable 

As an investor, you may be interested in adding a new kitchen to add value to your new home before selling...

26 July 2022

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Auction roundup – new catalogues launch and a final goodbye…

In what is sadly my last ever auction roundup for PIT, SDL Property Auctions launches the catalogue for its July National...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Wholesome homes – 1,200 new units for London’s rough sleepers

Since 2016, City Hall services have closely worked with councils and charities to assist 12,000 homeless people into safe, long-term accommodation. The...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

The UK’s largest urban regeneration project commences

Peel L&P and Pension Insurance Corporation plc (‘PIC’) have announced that the construction of Miller’s Quay is underway. Miller’s Quay will be...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Keys to the council - Hill Group gifts SoloHaus to house the homeless

An initiative by award-winning housebuilder, The Hill Group, saw that keys were officially handed over for six SoloHaus to Southend-on-Sea City...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - England’s largest first-time buyer-only housing scheme

Deputy leader of Waltham Forest, Ahsan Khan, Leyton ward councillor Rhiannon Elgin and Pocket’s chief commercial officer Nick Cuff recently laid...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Seven Sisters set for major regeneration as new vision outlined

One of London’s most neglected areas could soon see a high-quality new town centre after Haringey Council agreed to purchase land...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Could modular homes solve the housing crisis?

The average UK house price hit a fresh high in May, rising for the 11th month in a row, according to...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Fusion set to open first London development at Brent Cross Town

Student accommodation brand Fusion is ready to launch Fusion at Brent Cross Town, its first development in London, to provide 662...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Clowes Developments – who are Derby County FC’s proposed new owners?

Not for the first time, the worlds of property and football have collided with the proposed takeover of beleaguered Derby County...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Developer from down under breaks ground in Vauxhall

Australian property developer, Third.i, has revealed that it has officially broken ground on its second London development, Graphite Square in Vauxhall, which...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – do auctions still have a long way to go?

This week, Property Investor Today looks at research that suggests auctions aren’t as popular as they seem. However, the latest news from...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Bradford – City of Culture 2025 crowned the UK’s number one yield hotspot

The crown of UK’s number one yield hotspot goes to Bradford, according to new research compiled by PropertyData and Sequre Property...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New homes given green light in New Forest

The green light has been given by New Forest District Council to Metis Homes, experienced and highly reputable property developers since...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

How much to maintain the rental sector? Around £30bn, study says

Maintenance in the UK rented sector totals a whopping £30 billion a year, according to new research. Property maintenance solution provider, Help...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

The £3 billion transformation of Queensway – what exactly are the plans?

Last week the £3 billion vision for the future of Queensway in West London was unveiled, including Parisian-style street pavilions, significant...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Development – Canada Water reveals ‘once in a lifetime regeneration scheme’

The teams behind the regeneration of Canada Water have hailed the 53-acre masterplan as a ‘once in a generation opportunity’ to...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Debate - are second home owners pricing out locals and destroying communities?

Schofields Insurance has claimed that there are pros and cons for and against second homes as the dispute about second home...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Green homes – three-quarters of councils say they need more help to reach net zero

A recent survey carried out by strategic property advisers Cluttons and sustainability consultants AESG has found that the majority of 50...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Water Neutrality – problems and solutions when it comes to development

In this guest piece, Philip Allin, associate director at Boyer London, looks at the problems and solutions of water neutrality when it...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Planning permission for 433 new homes in Gedling granted

Gedling Borough Council has approved planning permission for 433 new homes by Keepmoat Homes. This will mark the final phase of...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – is spring the ultimate season for auctions?

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

15 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – soaring revenues and a time warp house for sale

It’s success galore for this week’s auction roundup, with Bond Wolfe witnessing revenue growth of over £23 million at its second...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Plans for 280-home development in Radcliffe-on-Trent announced by Spitfire

Radcliffe-on-Trent is set for 280 'quality' new homes courtesy of housebuilder Spitfire Homes, after it acquired a site with outline planning...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – and this is no April Fools’…

Pinch, punch, it’s the first of the month! While it is indeed April Fools’ day, these record sales at auction are...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Planning update – approval for homes in Hastings, Manchester & Norfolk

In this mini update, PIT looks at the latest in planning applications, with affordable factory-built homes in Hastings, high-quality homes anticipated...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New homes in Southall - what are the plans?

The site of a former car park in Southall is being transformed into housing, with work underway to build 125 new...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - major regeneration for Sandwell between now and 2027

A range of corporate regeneration policies for 2022 to 2027 have been approved by Sandwell Council’s cabinet that could ultimately deliver up...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – building homes with sustainability in mind

This week’s development roundup is green-focused, with Together’s generous funding package for a new low-carbon homebuilding scheme and plans submitted for...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – employee milestones and a ‘decrepit’ property

This week’s auction roundup is a mixed bag, with iamproperty reaching reached a 300 employee milestone as auctions grow in popularity....

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

PBSA update – funding for Leeds project, Hammersmith scheme begins

In this mini update, PIT takes a look at the latest in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) news, with Dominvs’ plans for...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: How affordable housing targets can be reached

Here, Giles Sutcliffe, head of affordable housing at Cluttons, shares his insight on what is needed in order to achieve affordable...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

How to stop problem neighbours from affecting your property investment

Difficult neighbours can be a serious problem for property investors, causing anything from minor noise irritations to affecting the property’s value...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Tips to lower costs for holiday homeowners amid cost-of-living crisis

We’re currently in a cost-of-living crisis. Living costs are rising at their fastest rate in 30 years; a typical domestic energy bill will...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Empty homes could ease housing shortage - how could investors help?

A trade body has claimed that new financial incentives are needed to bring thousands of empty homes back into use and give...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The ongoing greenfield/brownfield debate - what is the latest?

With brownfield/greenfield sites (and where is best to develop new housing) still hot on the housing agenda, David Churchill - a planning...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront information – is this a major change for the property market?

Following the announcement that National Trading Standards and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are set to improve the standard of...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – homes for the homeless and new phases begin

In this week's development roundup, Property Investor Today looks at a new ambitious scheme that will see rough sleepers in Basildon...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Full steam ahead! Masterplan for West Bromwich given the green light

Last week saw Sandwell’s Cabinet approve ambitious plans to regenerate and revitalise West Bromwich’s town centre over the coming decades. The West...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Cockfosters – plans for hundreds of rental homes given green light

Plans to build hundreds of new rental homes next to Cockfosters tube station have been given the go-ahead by Enfield Council, subject...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Council launches development firm to boost number of new Manchester homes

A housing development company wholly owned by Manchester City Council was formally launched late last week (Friday February 4) in order...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

From leasehold to commonhold – is reform finally in motion?

Independent Buying Agents Haringtons reflects on the long-requested need to transform leasehold agreements and what impact this will have on the...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup – from famous gym buildings to £1m farmhouses

This week is nothing but positive, with the release of Clive Emson’s diverse catalogue, impressive lots set to go under the...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Dev roundup – 10-year milestones, suburban BTR and new-build loans

This week’s development roundup highlights the latest in development and investment, from Elevate Property Group’s decade-long run and Legal & General’s...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Levelling up – the best outer-London cities to invest in revealed

Zero-carbon housebuilder Etopia Homes has pinpointed the towns and cities in England which could make the best use of the government’s...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Big investment in landmark Stockport BTR redevelopment project

A specialist alternative asset manager has committed £12 million, alongside several significant public sector bodies, as part of a public-private partnership to regenerate...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Birmingham - why Europe's youngest city is a hub for students and young professionals

In this guest piece, Marcus Blake, managing director of Berkeley St George City & St Joseph, sets out why the UK's...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Council partners with modular firm to tackle homelessness

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

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Development roundup – from BTR portfolios to resi partnerships

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest development and investment news, featuring Avanton’s breakout into the BTR sector...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Plans submitted for major new Glasgow waterside BTR scheme

The seemingly endless growth of Build to Rent continues unabated, with the new partnership of Moda Living, Osborne + Co and MRP recently...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Crossrail is coming – the Eastern section from Stratford to Shenfield

After years of speculation and alterations, the Elizabeth Line is now set to launch in the first half of 2022. Initially,...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Housebuilder provides emergency accommodation for the homeless

Lovell Partnerships has completed the refurbishment of a former training and enterprise centre owned by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) to...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Development update – a ‘five-star' PBSA and breaking ground in Bristol

This week, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest development news, from an architect's pledge to design a hotel-style student...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

South Kensington development plans rejected in major win for local residents

On Thursday night last week, it was announced that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Planning Committee had voted unanimously,...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - is the government really serious about its ‘brownfield-first’ pledge?

Both Boris Johnson and Michael Gove made Tory conference speeches pushing housebuilding on brownfield sites up this government’s agenda. With funding...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Commercial to resi – boom continues across the country

We recently ran a series on the commercial to residential trend sweeping across Britain in these post-Covid times, driven by offices,...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Government called to address embodied carbon in building construction

Last week saw leading voices from the building sector unite to call on the governments and industry to make urgent commitments...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight: What's the best property development strategy?

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, 'what's the best property development strategy?'. Given that property development ranges...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Green property – regeneration hotspot King’s Cross becomes carbon neutral

One of London’s busiest and most iconic areas has announced that it has become carbon neutral (as of November 11 2021). The...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

How to achieve implementable planning permission

In this guest piece, Ufuk Bahar - founder of multi-disciplinary architecture practice, Urbanist Architecture, which specialises in maximising the ROI and viability of...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Nightmare neighbours! Do investors need to be wary of who lives next door?

If you are looking to buy a home to then let it out to tenants, or if you have decided to...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Mixed-use Vauxhall development on track after funding from Cheyne Capital

An alternative investment fund manager has announced it has provided a senior loan of more than £100 million (£103 million) to...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Modular scheme set to tackle homelessness in Haringey

Haringey has become the first council in London to provide specially designed modular homes to tackle homelessness and help those in...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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