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  • Birmingham’s investment boom - sold-out Digbeth scheme starts build July 24, 2019
    A new-build residential development near Birmingham city centre that sold out before contractors had even started work on site has now begun construction. The one and two-bedroom apartments at Moseley Gardens in Digbeth – all 67 of them – were snapped up within weeks of being launched to the market, according...
  • Top seaside town hotspots for property investment returns revealed July 24, 2019
    A new study from AI-powered property investment portal One and Only Pro has revealed the top ten seaside towns for property investment in England and Wales. Blackpool took the top spot in the league table with 14% of properties found to have ‘diamond’ investment status by the portal’s unique algorithm. The...
  • Hong Kong residents flock to buy in London amid political and civil unrest July 24, 2019
    There has been a surge in the number of Hong Kong residents travelling to London to invest in residential property, according to luxury London estate agency Aston Chase. Amid significant political and civil unrest and tension in recent months – with fears over the Chinese plans for an extradition treaty and...
  • UK landlords spend £4.7 billion a year on their rental properties July 24, 2019
    Landlords in the UK are spending nearly £4.7 billion a year on their rental properties (an average of £3,134 each), according to new research from LV=General Insurance (LV=GI). The time and cost involved in managing properties has become so great that over 600,000 (41%) landlords are actively considering selling up. Cost of...
  • New city-to-city partnership for start-up business to drive property demand July 24, 2019
    London and Berlin have announced a new city-to-city partnership to strengthen trade and investments between the two capitals and support start-up businesses. Property professionals predict that the agreement will boost demand for property – driven by start-up professionals moving to either city. In fact, figures show that 15,000 British professionals have...
  • Replacing leasehold with commonhold - government finally responds July 19, 2019
    While we wouldn’t be so bold as to say the government gets its daily fix of property news from the Today sites, can it be mere coincidence that just days after we published two stories (here and here) outlining the lack of government response to our readers’ questions on leasehold and commonhold,...
  • Luxury development continues to sell well in Birmingham’s thriving creative quarter July 19, 2019
    Property firm LH1 London has sold more than 100 apartments at landmark Digbeth development ‘The Forge’ in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter. The works, which started back in May 2018, are continuing on-schedule and are set to be fully completed by April 2021. The Forge, once completed, will be a luxury...
  • Universities bring the UK’s highest rental yields July 19, 2019
    Research has revealed that 17 of the UK’s top 20 best postcodes for buy-to-let rental yields are located within close proximity to a university campus. Lettings platform Howsy used statistics from PropertyData to look at the best buy-to-let postcodes based on 12 months’ rent divided by the average property price in...
  • London’s fastest house sale market revealed July 19, 2019
    Residential homes are taking an average of 12 weeks to sell in West London, according to research from fast house sale firm Property Solvers. Updated monthly, the data tracked 7,624 property sales in Greater London between July 2018 and July 2019, with homes taking an average of 15 and a half...
  • Average UK rent rose sharply in Q2 2019, DPS report finds July 19, 2019
    The latest edition of The Deposit Protection Service Rent Index has revealed that the UK experienced a sharp rise in average rent – from £757 to £771 (up by 1.79%) – during the second quarter of 2019. The report found that the increase in rents between April and June is the...
  • Midlands regeneration: Carnegie library converted into modern homes July 17, 2019
    Claremont Property Group recently completed work on a Grade II listed Carnegie library in the West Midlands town of Stourbridge, converting ‘The Old Library’ in Hagley Road into 22 modern town centre apartments. The scheme from the property developer and investor, part of a multi-million pound residential development, was completed after a two-year...
  • Property investors playing major role in regenerating UK high streets July 17, 2019
    The regeneration of Britain’s high streets is being significantly boosted by property investors, according to international investment consultancy BuyAssociation. Its figures suggest that investors and developers have been joining together to refurbish prime high street shops abandoned by local businesses. In addition to regenerating high streets in towns and cities across the...
  • New AI assistant to ‘automate the lettings process’ for agents July 17, 2019
    Roby.ai, an Articificial Intelligence (AI) assistant, has been launched in the UK property market. Thought to be an industry first, Roby.ai works for letting agents and property managers to automate many parts of the lettings process so they can spend more time building their businesses. The cloud-based system is 'agile, flexible, and...
  • Mallorca property market ‘richer’ than ever, says luxury estate agents July 17, 2019
    Mallorca has become one of the most sought-after islands in the Mediterranean over recent years, with many famous visitors and residents making it an internationally glamourous location for first and second homes, according to Engel & Völkers. Speaking on the island’s growing popularity, Florian Hofer, managing director of Engel & Völkers on...
  • Property investors to receive annual rent upfront in one lump sum July 17, 2019
    Buy-to-let landlords and property investors are being offered the opportunity to receive their year's rent in advance in one lump sum. Known as the Advanced Rent Option (ARO), the scheme is being offered through Choices Estate Agents and its associated brands using its Primary Tenancy service. The initiative, believed to be an...
  • Technology crucial in assisting compliance with PRS regulation - Gas Tag July 17, 2019
    The increasing amount of lettings regulations is making it difficult for letting agents and landlords to remain compliant and protect the safety of tenants without the help of the latest technology, according to gas safety compliance solution Gas Tag. It said the best technology will be key in aiding agents and landlords to...
  • Habito introduces its first range of mortgages July 12, 2019
    Online mortgage broker Habito has announced the launch of its new mortgage origination platform. The range – which hosts a suite of Habito-branded mortgages for individual landlords – features a comprehensive selection of high loan-to-value (LTV), competitive rates and long-term fixed deals for the buy-to-let (BTL) market. The company has also developed...
  • Prime Central London property outperforms other investments July 12, 2019
    Property in prime central London (PCL) has outperformed a range of other asset classes (including gold, farmland, antique jewellery and the FTSE 100) over the last 30 years. That's according to research from Knight Frank, which revealed that investing £100 in prime central London property 30 years ago would now be...
  • UK million-pound home sales stalled in 2018 July 12, 2019
    The number of properties sold for a million pounds or more in the UK rose by just 1% in 2018, ending a whole decade growth of 194% over the 10 years between 2008 and 2018, according to Lloyds Bank. The study suggests that the results are linked to year-on-year sales in...
  • 800 property enquiries in four weeks for free property portal July 12, 2019
    New global free-to-list property portal Residential People recently hit its first milestone in securing 800 consumer property enquiries for estate agents in the last four weeks. Currently live in seven countries around the world, (UK, UAE, South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Nigeria and Pakistan) with launches soon to be announced in Australia,...

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