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  • Liverpool landlords could achieve short-term yields of 30% March 22, 2019
    Airbnb hosts and landlords of short-term let properties in Walton, Liverpool are achieving the best yields of any location in the North West’s two largest cities (Manchester and Liverpool). That’s according to research by short-term letting agency Portico Host. Walton Airbnb hosts can expect to achieve a rental yield of 30.68%,...
  • East London dominates rental growth table while West London dwindles March 22, 2019
    Renters in East London are seeing twice the growth of their West London counterparts, according to the latest Landbay Rental Index, powered by MIAC. The lending platform’s analysis of rental growth in London over the last seven years revealed a clear regional split. Of the nine East London boroughs, the average cumulative...
  • Factory building 2,000 new homes a year opens in Ellesmere Port March 22, 2019
    A smart home developer has opened a new factory capable of producing 2,000 houses a year. Project Etopia’s facility – a 50,000 sq ft factory in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire – is a joint venture with partner company 4wall, which offers a panelised construction system to help produce five three-bedroom homes per...
  • Average age of people buying BTL property falls significantly March 22, 2019
    The average age of people buying investment property has fallen by more than three and half years in the past nine months, new analysis from yieldit has found. The company, which specialises in the sale of tenanted buy-to-let property between investors, noticed the average age of those purchasing investment property through...
  • City Room Rentals launches The Student Accommodation podcast March 22, 2019
    An industry first ‘Student Accommodation’ podcast was released last week by City Room Rentals, a leading online marketplace for student housing. The first few episodes featured Stewart Moore (chief executive at CRM Students), Paddy Allen (partner at Cushman & Wakefield) and James Metcalf (founder and chief executive of Crosslane Group), with...
  • Spring bounce dampened by Brexit uncertainty, says Rightmove March 20, 2019
    In some parts of the country the typically busy spring market is on hold, weighed down by Brexit uncertainty, according to the latest findings from Rightmove. The average price of property coming to market has risen just 0.4% (+£1,287) this month, the lowest average monthly growth at this time of year...
  • HMRC is targeting ‘accidental landlords’, new data finds March 20, 2019
    HMRC’s ‘Let Property Campaign’ has led to disclosures from less than 3% of eligible landlords, new data acquired by accountancy firm Saffery Champness has revealed. The data was obtained through a Freedom of Information request and sheds light on HMRC’s targeting of accidental landlords. Back in 2013, when the government originally announced...
  • Soon-to-launch online platform pays tenants to find their replacements March 20, 2019
    A new landlord management platform which pays tenants to find replacements is launching soon. Online lettings community Mashroom is aiming to change the way tenants find their next home in large cities by rewarding outgoing tenants with up to one week's rent for carrying out viewings and liaising with potential renters. The...
  • London’s biggest event for first-time buyers returns to the capital March 20, 2019
    The London Home Show is returning to the capital for the sixth year running on Saturday 23 March. The event is one of London’s largest events for first-time buyers, offering them an opportunity to explore the home ownership options available and meet housing providers face-to-face. Held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre...
  • Too good to be true? The truth about property development training March 20, 2019
    Property Investor Today recently spoke with Alex Cook, Litigation Solicitor and Partner at Helix Law to discuss the rise of property development mentoring and how to avoid the pitfalls of property development training. What is property development training? There’s a whole host of people out there telling us we can all be...
  • New Sheffield development to be funded by crowdfunding platform March 15, 2019
    The funding launch of an ‘exciting new development’ in the Castlegate area of Sheffield was recently announced by Leeds-based property investment firm UOWN. Forming part of a wider 2019 regeneration project being driven by Sheffield Council, the twelve-apartment development is located on the old Stantons Bakery and Cafe plot and is...
  • Vilnius positions itself as the world’s latest PropTech hub March 15, 2019
    The capital of Lithuania is aiming to become the next major PropTech hub, with 2.5 million square metres of space dedicated to this growing trend. Representatives from Vilnius have been in attendance at this week’s MIPIM conference in Cannes (which concludes today), presenting the city’s latest developments to promote PropTech, attract...
  • Property expert releases street-wise guide for buyers and homeowners March 15, 2019
    Property and DIY interior expert Georgina Burnett is releasing a contemporary book to prepare prospective buyers and homeowners in a wavering property market. With a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience in renovating, buying and selling property, Burnett’s book – titled ‘The Street-Wise Guide to Buying, Improving and Selling Your Home’...
  • Popular sitcom location tops the list for house price growth in Great Britain March 15, 2019
    The home of one of the nation’s best-loved sitcoms is currently Great Britain’s hottest market for property asking prices, new data from Rightmove has revealed. Barry, located in the Vale of Glamorgan in Wales, is currently the most thriving housing market with average asking prices rising by 11% over the past...
  • Brits’ access to healthcare and pensions in Spain guaranteed until 2020 March 15, 2019
    Spain recently announced a royal decree to limit the impact of a no-deal Brexit on British expats that own property in Spain. They will guarantee healthcare provision and access to the social security system, which gives rights to pensions, until December 31 2020. This will be a big relief to the 300,000...
  • New guide suggests Build to Rent can aid London's housing crisis March 13, 2019
    Recently we asked whether Build to Rent was the answer to London's housing problems. Now business group London First has joined forces with cross-party organisation London Councils and planning and development consultancy Turley to produce a guide which says Build to Rent can have a role in solving the capital's complex...
  • Homes in London mis-sold by nearly £34,000, new report claims March 13, 2019
    Residential properties in London are being mis-sold on average by £33,800, according to PropTech firm Spec. A new report by Spec claims that buyers and sellers across the capital are losing out on tens of thousands of pounds because of outdated and inaccurate property measurement techniques used to create floorplans. In turn,...
  • Renters want parking and pets, Zoopla study reveals March 13, 2019
    Parking is the most desired feature of rental homes across England, Wales and Scotland, according to new research by Zoopla. The study analysed search data from its keyword property search tool to explore which property types were in the highest demand across the lettings and sales markets in Great Britain, as...
  • MGM French Properties expands 4-star ski residence March 13, 2019
    MGM French Properties is adding an additional chalet to a luxury ski residence located at the entrance of the Champagny-en-Vanoise resort, Les Alpages de Champagny. The new chalet comprises two to five-bedroom apartments which will provide 'cosy accommodation', 'stunning views' and exclusive access to the private pool and facilities next door...
  • Styling an investment property – the top tips March 13, 2019
    If you are already the lucky owner of an investment property, you may be questioning how you need to dress and style it in order to successfully let or sell it.  Think of your property as a product, which has its special characteristics but also needs a wrapping and clever marketing...

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