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  • Are the capital’s empty homes ripe for investment? January 24, 2020
    It was revealed last week that nearly 25,000 homes in London are being left unoccupied, according to the most recent government data. At Mayor’s Question Time last Thursday, Labour’s London Assembly Housing Spokesperson, Tom Copley AM, asked the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, what is driving the increase in empty homes...
  • Simple Life develops more than 250 new build homes for rent in Rochdale January 24, 2020
    Simple Life, the provider of new build homes for the private rented sector, has developed 264 family homes in Rochdale after investing £35m in Greater Manchester. The two, three and four-bedroom homes have been built by Countryside across four sites, transforming previously unused (brownfield) land. Simple Life says the homes are ideal...
  • Q&A - are mixed-use schemes the future? January 24, 2020
    With an increasing number of mixed-use schemes and developments across the country - which typically combine residential, retail, leisure and entertainment facilities, as well as co-working space and shared amenities - Property Investor Today spoke with Dotan Weiner, chief operating officer at LABS Collective, an entity comprising of three verticles: LABS (co-working),...
  • One in five landlords plan to buy in the North West January 24, 2020
    A vast majority of landlords have revealed their acquisition plans for the year ahead, with the North West expected to be the busiest region, according to new research for Precise Mortgages. The study by BDRC found more than one in five landlords (22%) plan to buy in the North West, followed...
  • Clive Emson prepares for its largest auction of 2020 January 24, 2020
    Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers is cataloguing a bumper 170 lots for its February 2020 auction – the largest auction since 2018 and the biggest first sale in seven years. The auction, which takes place across five days in five venues, begins on Monday February 10. The anticipated sale follows the...
  • Build to Rent – homes soar in regions by over 50% in 2019 January 22, 2020
    The UK is witnessing an influx of American-style purpose-built, professionally managed rental homes, according to the latest research by Savills for the British Property Federation (BPF), with the number of homes designed and built specifically for rent having grown massively in the last 12 months. The Savills analysis for BPF, drawing...
  • Income required to rent in parts of England – a 20-year review January 22, 2020
    The amount of net income required to cover the cost of renting has increased 16.8% in the last two decades to 45.5% nationally – now accounting for 74.8% of the average salary in London. That is according to the latest research by sales and lettings agent Benham and Reeves, which found...
  • Development update: new homes in Bedfordshire, Bucks and Newcastle January 22, 2020
    A flourishing SME housebuilder has purchased 15 acres of residential development land in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire.  Storey Homes aims to go head-to-head with large competitors as a result of the acquisition, with the land part of a consortium site on former arable farmland currently known as Bidwell West. The area has been...
  • Could living near a landmark increase the value of your home? January 22, 2020
    The London Eye, Spinnaker Tower and Warwick Castle – all recognisable UK landmarks with a wealth of history behind them, but does living near some of the country’s notable landmarks increase the value of a home when it comes to selling? UK banking service thinkmoney analysed the house prices for homes...
  • 2020: The drive towards more tenant-friendly regulation January 22, 2020
    The past decade has seen many companies that converge property portfolios, hospitality and travel benefit from an unprecedented pace of growth. Landlords have long been sat at the head of the table, with the market enabling them to best capitalise on and diversify short-term rental demand across their portfolios. As we head...
  • Q&A – why Prime Central London is still appealing to investors January 20, 2020
    On a rainy Thursday at the end of last year – the day of the general election, in fact – Property Investor Today met with Uma Rajah, co-founder and chief executive of prime property lending and investing platform CapitalRise, at the firm’s smart Chelsea offices. We’d come to find out more...
  • Residential mortgages remain at historic low January 20, 2020
    Two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgages have all dropped in cost over the past 12 months, and witnessed some big reductions compared to five years ago, according to Mortgage Brain’s latest data analysis. The cost of a 60% loan-to-value (LTV) five-year fixed, for example, is now 5.7% lower than it...
  • Construction begins on new £151m, 30-storey Canary Wharf scheme January 20, 2020
    Property developer Rockwell started work earlier this week on the construction of its scheme at 82 West India Dock Road, which will include new homes and London’s largest and tallest Premier Inn hotel. Situated adjacent to Westferry DLR station, the £151 million project aims to mark Westferry as a destination and...
  • Auction House breaks record in 2019 with over 3,800 lots sold January 20, 2020
    Auction House recorded its most successful year to date in 2019, selling more than 3,800 lots across the UK from its network of 40 regional sales rooms at an increased success rate of 77.3%. The auctioneer – recently awarded gold as Residential Auction Service of the Year at The Negotiator Awards...
  • Investors - is it worth buying a property in a flood-prone area? January 20, 2020
    Britain has faced a challenging winter so far. Flooding has affected most parts of the country, submerging entire villages and forcing people out of their homes over the festive period. Floods can occur out of nowhere. Burst riverbanks, storm surges and heavy rainfall all cause terrible destruction. Last year, one of...
  • Women in Property Investment – “believe in what you are building” January 17, 2020
    Welcome back to Women in Property Investment (or WIPI), where we focus on inspiring women who are making their mark in property investment. This week, we catch up with Hannah Aykroyd, founder of Aykroyd & Co and adviser to investors and developers specialising in the PCL market, who tells us...
  • Preston insight – why is the city perfect for investors? January 17, 2020
    Last week we covered the initial works being started on a new luxury development in Preston, redeveloped by Wigan-based property developer The Heaton Group – just one example of growing investment in a place that gained city status in 2002.  Here, with help from The Heaton Group, we analyse why Preston...
  • To infinity and beyond – investing in Merseyside in 2020 January 17, 2020
    Many property pundits have been espousing the benefits of investing in the North West to take advantage of low buy-in costs and high yields. Manchester has taken many of the plaudits in past decades, but Merseyside is now coming to the fore with demand driven by the numerous large-scale infrastructure...
  • Development update: new homes in Stafford and Barking January 17, 2020
    In our latest development round-up, we zone in on projects in Staffordshire and Barking. A Worcestershire-based developer has won planning permission for 2,000 new homes in Staffordshire, which could provide up to 28% of Stafford borough’s 2031 housing target. The plans from Maximus, approved by Stafford Borough Council on Monday, will lead...
  • Caudwell sells French Riviera penthouse for €6 million January 17, 2020
    British luxury property developer Caudwell has sold another of its penthouses at Parc du Cap in d’Antibes, France. The penthouse has been sold as a turnkey residence for over €6 million, complete with all furniture styled by the company’s in-house interior design team, Caudwell Design. Set within attractive landscaped gardens surrounding an...

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