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Property News

  • Opinion - what is the future of property investing? September 27, 2021
    In this guest piece, the media team at HULT Private Capital outline what they see as the future of property investing post-Covid. Property investment has long formed the backbone of many investors’ portfolios. The tangible nature of the asset is appealing as a counter to the daily swings of equity investment,...
  • Sky's the limit - The Sky Residences at One Bishopsgate Plaza launch September 27, 2021
    One Bishopsgate Plaza, the tallest residential and hospitality tower in London, launched The Sky Residences last week. Stanhope was appointed as development manager while UOL is behind the scheme. The mixed-use development is the first of its kind to combine private ownership with a luxury hotel all under one roof. Rian Strauss,...
  • It’s back! National Landlord Investment Show goes live again in October September 27, 2021
    After a hiatus of nearly two years, where shows had to take place virtually instead, the National Landlord Investment Show says it’s delighted to be returning to live shows from next month. It returns to Manchester United FC’s famous Old Trafford ground - nicknamed the Theatre of Dreams - on October 12 for...
  • Fire Door Safety Week – tenant fears and landlord duties revealed September 27, 2021
    Millions of people privately renting or in social housing fear a revenge eviction if they raise fire safety concerns with landlords. Despite issues such as inadequate fire doors and broken fire alarms being prevalent, 13% of renters (or 1.7 million people) fear that raising fire safety issues with their landlords will...
  • Leasehold experts to shed light on missing landlords in webinar September 27, 2021
    Law firm, Bishop & Sewell are holding a free webinar on Tuesday September 28 at 6pm. The webinar will discuss a variety of issues that emerge in practice when owners of flats and leasehold houses are faced with an absent landlord.  Legal experts from Bishop & Sewell will be on...
  • Auction roundup – a bumper September to wrap up the summer September 24, 2021
    Last week, PIT spoke to some of the UK’s biggest and most successful auctioneers to find out if they planned to return to in-room auctions, with many stating they preferred the online model. Now, we return to regularly scheduled programming to bring you the latest auction news in today’s roundup,...
  • Spanish rental market expected to heat up for owners this year September 24, 2021
    Accommodation rental platform Homelike has high hopes for the Spanish rental market, estimating that the rental of mid to long-term accommodation in Spain will generate €166 million this year. Homelike calculated the number of euros by multiplying the average monthly rental price of a temporary home, by the number of homes that exist...
  • China update – increased interest in UK resi buying and a demand bounce-back September 24, 2021
    Interest from China in the UK property is bouncing back, according to experts on the Chinese buying market in Britain. Domenica Di Lieto, chief executive of Chinese planning and marketing consultancy, Emerging Communications, says a new round of restrictions designed to cool down China’s housing market is leading to growing interest...
  • LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing shortage September 24, 2021
    The Local Government Association (LGA) recently launched the fifth year of the Housing Advisers Programme, a scheme that helps councils tackle housing challenges in their local areas, with a focus this year on strategic housing projects that will support housing delivery. Past and present of the programme The programme is now open...
  • Opinion: The misconceptions of land banking September 24, 2021
    Following the news of the departure of Robert Jenrick and the introduction of Michael Gove as Secretary of State for the newly renamed Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Imogen Holgate, graduate planner at Boyer, discusses the latest planning reforms and the key misconceptions of land banking.  The government’s housing carousel continues to turn where last...
  • The next evolution of shopping centres - could they be converted to resi? September 22, 2021
    Shopping centres have taken a hit in recent years thanks to changing shopping habits, the growth of online retail, a decline in footfall and then the devastating impact of the pandemic. While things have recovered a bit for retail since the worst days of the Covid crisis, numbers are still way...
  • Major JV as St George, Morrisons and Camden Council begin on new scheme September 22, 2021
    A brand new mixed-use development is underway in one of North London’s most popular centres for artisan creativity and trading, as developers have already begun breaking ground at Camden Goods Yard. Camden Council, Berkeley Group member St George and the fourth largest chain of supermarkets in the UK, WM Morrison Supermarkets,...
  • Mount Anvil launches The Ellipse at Royal Eden Docks September 22, 2021
    Property developer Mount Anvil and its partner ExCeL London have launched The Ellipse at their Royal Eden Docks scheme, located in Newham, East London in the E16 postcode. The 15-storey building provides 117 apartments, each with balcony or terrace access, and is the only building at Royal Eden Docks which gives...
  • Britain’s houses are getting smaller but more expensive, study shows September 22, 2021
    A new study has revealed just how much less house you now get for your money. The property market has certainly boomed, and house prices have also skyrocketed, with the average house price in England increasing 171% since 1980. While property prices are on the up, buyers might be surprised to hear...
  • Insight – Green Homes Scheme nosedive and making your home sustainable September 22, 2021
    In light of the recent research on the Green Homes Grant scheme from the National Audit Office, Ross Counsell, chartered surveyor and director of GoodMove, reveals his thoughts on the findings and lists how people can cost-efficiently make their homes greener... What is the Green Homes Grant Scheme? The £1.5 billion Green Homes Grant Scheme...
  • Seaside Shortage – tenant competition rises as interest outweighs availability September 20, 2021
    Seaside living is at the top of many tenants’ wishlists, that is according to Rightmove. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many Brits have welcomed the idea of moving to seaside locations in the UK. Some see this as a safer option rather than moving abroad as the traffic light system,...
  • Insight - why China's new data protection law matters to the UK property sector September 20, 2021
    Last month, the Chinese government passed the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), which comes into effect from November 1 2021. While, at first glance, it may seem a bit irrelevant to the UK property sector, just like the GDPR legislation in the UK and EU, the PIPL has extra-territoriality provisions. The...
  • Holiday lets and hotels proved popular for UK holidaymakers this summer September 20, 2021
    According to research by Hodge, the majority of UK holidaymakers headed off to holiday lets and hotels this summer. Their research showed that more people stayed in serviced or privately rented accommodation this summer. What UK holidaymakers are looking for Nearly half of those surveyed by Hodge said they were looking to...
  • Planning update – green homes coming to Yorkshire and Borehamwood September 20, 2021
    Leading housebuilder Harron Homes Yorkshire has submitted planning application to Barnsley Metropolitan Council for 236 new homes. The proposals will regenerate a disused brownfield site, which has stood empty for 50 years, and bring significant enhancements to the existing ecological features of the site including Dob Sike. The scheme will deliver a...
  • Investors – how to avoid the down value trap September 20, 2021
    Recent reports that over half of all London homes on the market last year were downvalued by lenders was somewhat concerning but not surprising. Homes in and around the capital have always achieved a premium, however, with the aid of technology the modern buyer is far savvier and lenders are more...

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