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  • Insight – how to solve a problem like a timeshare August 7, 2020
    For a time, not so long ago, timeshares were the in-thing – something many invested in or considered investing in. It was especially popular in the 1980s and 90s, in the years after the package holiday and tourist booms triggered a surplus of cheap flights to popular foreign destinations. It’s still...
  • Overseas property - is now the right time to invest in Cyprus? August 7, 2020
    There are historic ties between the UK and Cyprus, the country has dealt impressively – like its near neighbour Greece – with the pandemic, and it remains on the UK government’s quarantine exemption list. That means there is no obligation for people returning from Cyprus into England to self-isolate for 14...
  • Auction roundup: Weekly summer sales and a huge save for buyers August 7, 2020
    As lockdown continues – although steadily easing as we adapt to a new normal – online auctions continue to thrive. Here at Property Investor Today, we provide a brief rundown of the latest happenings in the auction world. Landwood Property Auctions to run weekly summer sales Landwood Property Auctions has announced it...
  • Hong Kong investors keen to 'safeguard money in reliable London market' August 7, 2020
    Demand from Hong Kong buyers looking to 'safeguard' their money in London's 'reliable' property market is on the rise, according to Houzen. The property consultancy, with operations in both Asia and the UK, is the latest firm to indicate that recent events in the semi-autonomous region are encouraging buyers to turn...
  • Revealed: why Brits are still keen to purchase abroad August 7, 2020
    Despite the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic and the UK’s departure from the European Union, the international property market shows no signs of slowing down. As the world settles into its new normal, Jana Korpova-Harris, director of growth at Property Guides, explores why Brits have not been deterred from...
  • Part 1 – what will property auctions look like in the future? August 5, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic has affected every single part of the property market in some shape or form, but some parts were able to cope better by dint of being able to function remotely more easily than others. Auctions were one such area. Partly because many auction houses had already been running...
  • Tenant demand and rental supply the ‘highest on record’ for June August 5, 2020
    The number of new prospective renters and supply of rental stock reached an all-time high in June, ARLA Propertymark’s June PRS report has revealed. The average branch registered 79 new tenants per branch, compared to 70 on average in May. This is the highest recorded year-on-year figure for the month of...
  • Q&A - why is Birmingham's property market booming? August 5, 2020
    Last week we ran a story on the latest part of the landmark Snow Hill Wharf scheme being launched to market in Birmingham. Today, in the week the apartments at The Regent become available to UK and overseas investors, we check in with Charlie Joseph, sales and marketing director at Berkeley...
  • Rents across the country rise as London continues to struggle August 5, 2020
    Average monthly rents are performing strongly across the country on an annual basis, although comparative figures in the capital dropped for the third consecutive month. The latest rental index from HomeLet suggests that the average UK rent reached £965 last month, up from £959 in July 2019. This marks annual growth of...
  • New development – go-ahead for 56 new apartments in Longbridge August 5, 2020
    The dedicated housebuilding arm of developer St. Modwen has secured approval for 56 new apartments in Longbridge Town Centre. St. Modwen Homes was given the green light after Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee resolved to grant planning permission subject to conditions and a S106 Agreement, at a virtual hearing on Thursday...
  • Q&A - is now the right time to put pounds into property in Spain? August 3, 2020
    Leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España launched two new developments this month – exclusive, frontline marina apartments at Pier 1 at the Marina de Sotogrande and prime golf properties at Kiruna Hills at the Alenda Golf Club. Meanwhile, parent company Taylor Wimpey has just completed a capital raise of £522 million,...
  • Glamour, glamour - luxury real estate agency opens new office in Saint Tropez August 3, 2020
    A leading super-prime real estate specialist, which describes itself as the agency of choice for ultra-high-net-worth individuals, has announced the opening of a new French office in Saint Tropez, one of the Cote d’Azur’s most famous locations.  Complimenting the agency’s existing main office in Cannes, the new Beauchamp Estates Saint Tropez branch is located in...
  • Investors eye up new luxury apartment development in the heart of Chelsea August 3, 2020
    A range of luxury apartments, part of a new development in Chelsea at Essoldo House, have been launched to the market. The building, which has been home to a cinema for over 100 years, has been completely redeveloped. The cinema has been taken over by the Everyman Group and there will...
  • Investors – is now the perfect time to consider incorporation? August 3, 2020
    Accountancy firm MJ Bushell says now is the perfect time for landlords and investors to consider property incorporation. Property tax specialists at the Brentwood-based business believe that thousands of landlords could benefit from the recent stamp duty land tax (SDLT) holiday by incorporating their existing portfolio into a limited company. The recommendation...
  • Is networking for property investors outdated? August 3, 2020
    For many people, networking brings with it negative connotations. It stirs up images of schmoozing businessmen engaged in self-aggrandising conversations. This, however, is now a fairly archaic depiction of what networking is. So, when you frame the question around that pre-conceived notion, you could probably argue that, yes, ‘networking’ is outdated! In...
  • Development round-up: Notts scheme closer, new PBSA site in Edinburgh July 31, 2020
    One of the biggest city centre regeneration schemes in the UK moved a step closer last week (July 24) as a planning application for the first phase of The Island Quarter development was submitted to Nottingham City Council. Phase 1A, known as Canal Turn, is set to include a three-storey, 2,000...
  • London set to remain a top investment location post-pandemic July 31, 2020
    The capital’s overall appeal as a top investment destination remains undimmed, according to the first major poll of global investors since the start of the Covid-19 crisis. The research, conducted by FTI Consulting for the City of London Corporation as part of a global investor intentions survey, found that 99% are...
  • Q&A – should investors be building upwards? July 31, 2020
    In his ‘Build, Build, Build’ speech in Dudley last month, Boris Johnson set out a number of radical planning reforms. This included the confirmation of the extension of permitted development rights to make it easier for people to build upwards. In March, housing secretary Robert Jenrick said in the Ministry of...
  • Hong Kong property buyers target London as domestic unrest continues July 31, 2020
    Property buyers from Hong Kong are flocking to London, according to one of the capital's largest estate agents. Chestertons says that between June 1 and July 7, the number of new buyers from Hong Kong more than doubled when compared to the same period in 2019. It is believed the surge in...
  • Revealed: what students want from their accommodation post-Covid July 31, 2020
    The student sector has been one of the most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but most universities are returning in some shape or form from the start of the next academic year - albeit with new protocols and restrictions in place, like the rest of society. Here, Ben Fielding from InventoryBase, which provides...

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