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  • Investment opportunity - what next for South London brownfield site? April 16, 2021
    A prominent brownfield site in South London has been brought to market by Colliers with a guide price of £12 million. The 0.2-hectare freehold site is located on Tooting High Street and provides options for hotel or residential development. The opportunity comprises several derelict vacant buildings, including the former Tooting Constitutional Club,...
  • Pain in Spain continues for British holiday homeowners, says tax firm April 16, 2021
    As a result of Brexit, which has changed the rules on buying Spanish property, more Brits are being hit by Spain’s hidden holiday home tax. That’s according to accountancy firm Spanish Taxes Online, which is based out of Lanzarote and was founded by British-born senior tax accountant Ben Einar Simkins. “Life used...
  • Q&A with Natasha Boulding – how can innovation improve sustainability? April 16, 2021
    Developing and constructing homes in an eco-friendly way – to lower the property industry’s currently high carbon footprint – has become more important than ever in recent years with sustainability and green issues finally entering the mainstream agenda. Natasha Boulding, a 27-year-old Chemistry graduate and PhD from Durham, has created Sphera...
  • Auction roundup – April action sees historic lots and record wins April 16, 2021
    This week, Property Investor Today looks at the historic lots on offer at Network Auctions and Pugh, as well as a personal record set for Sutton Kersh and a high success rate at Strettons’ April sale. Will April set the bar even higher for auction sales, or will the easing of lockdown...
  • Green property – from Marbella eco-builds to zero-carbon in Hertford April 16, 2021
    Renowned architects, developers and one of the Costa del Sol’s leading real estate firms have launched an ‘exciting new collaboration’ to help create more sustainable, eco-friendly homes in Marbella, with plans to upcycle shipping containers. With sustainability and eco-friendliness becoming an increasing priority for buyers and investors, and an increasingly important...
  • Staycation 2021 – how to successfully run and manage a holiday let? April 14, 2021
    With restrictions starting to ease as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, and the vaccine rollout going well, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel and a return again to a more normal life. However, it’s looking like foreign travel will be off the cards...
  • Why is Lagos in the Algarve experiencing the ‘Zoom boom’? April 14, 2021
    For many a year, the west Algarvian city of Lagos – which literally means lakes in Portuguese – has been one of the most popular tourist and expat destinations for Brits. And, in the last year, despite us all being confined to our own homes much of the time, the city...
  • Modular roundup – zero-carbon housing and tackling homelessness April 14, 2021
    New homes built by North Yorkshire-based modular housing company ilke Homes have been installed at a site in Darlington. Karbon Homes has bought the 17 new modular homes from developer Keepmoat Homes, investing £2.7 million, and they are available for affordable rent and rent-to-buy. Homes England, the government's housing agency, contributed grant...
  • Revealed – which UK areas are running the race in construction? April 14, 2021
    New research from a trade tools supplier has revealed the UK’s fastest-growing housing development locations. Protrade Tools and Fixings analysed domestic housing construction completed during Q3 2019 and Q2 2020 across all UK local authorities. The data showed that development in Brent grew by more than 3.5% during this period with estimated...
  • Insight - should you consider off-plan property investment? April 14, 2021
    Like all investments, buy-to-let property comes with many considerations but also plenty of opportunities. Off-plan property is an asset class that can be one of the most flexible and rewarding avenues within buy-to-let property, with endless routes to maximising your revenue. If you’re a seasoned investor, you may be wondering exactly...
  • Dev roundup – major Liverpool and Wokingham schemes underway April 12, 2021
    Multi-specialist banks Leumi UK and NatWest have teamed up on a 50/50 club facility to help deliver Galliard Homes’ Tottenham Court Road West residential development. Leumi UK, the London-based subsidiary of Israel’s leading international bank, and NatWest have closed a £76 million deal with property developer Galliard Homes to assist with...
  • Revealed - the capital’s largest BTR development unveiled by Greystar April 12, 2021
    London’s largest purpose-built rental community – Greenford Quay in the London Borough of Ealing - is ready to be unveiled by leading developer Greystar, one of the main players in the ever-growing Build to Rent (BTR) market. Greystar has soft-launched the scheme since November 2019, when the first residents moved in,...
  • Insight – where are the most profitable locations for BTL landlords? April 12, 2021
    Recent research from CIA Landlords revealed the top 10 locations where landlords can potentially make the most profits from buy-to-let. Brighton, Bangor, Portsmouth and Leeds took the top spots, while ranked at the bottom of the pile was St Albans, with the poorest prospects for landlords this year, with some potentially...
  • The roaring 20s – will there be a return to the cities that never sleep? April 12, 2021
    One of the strangest sights during the pandemic has been the image of some of the biggest, busiest cities in the world being almost completely deserted at times – barren, eerily quiet, almost apocalyptic. However, with the easing of restrictions as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, and the...
  • Revealed – in which UK areas has housebuilding activity thrived? April 12, 2021
    The latest new-build property market insight from BuildScan has revealed which UK areas have seen housebuilders take their foot off the gas in the last five years where housing delivery is concerned. The analysis shows that 792,890 new homes have been built across England since 2015, with new housing stock increasing...
  • Portugal update – Golden Visa 2022 webinar and Ombria Resort surge April 9, 2021
    Last week, Global Citizen Solutions – a boutique migration investment firm headquartered in Lisbon – held a webinar to discuss the upcoming changes to the Golden Visa scheme as well as alternative forms of acquiring residency. The session – ‘Portugal Golden Visa 2022 Changes’ – was moderated by Gizane Campos, PR...
  • Birmingham’s Gun Quarter – is it the city’s latest hotspot? April 9, 2021
    One of Birmingham’s most distinctive areas, which is looking to escape from its manufacturing past and transform itself into one of the Second City’s smartest residential districts, has now welcomed its newest homes. A collection of nine loft-style apartments – the highest specification homes from Berkeley Group’s St Joseph brand to...
  • Ten-point plan – the future of the cladding crisis unveiled April 9, 2021
    Government policy and a lack of joined-up thinking are holding back the progress needed to tackle the cladding crisis, particularly in the way it is ‘dragging its feet’ in protecting leaseholders from bearing the costs of remediation, according to a new report. A brand-new cladding crisis report from residential property experts...
  • Auction roundup – March madness sees record results across the board April 9, 2021
    Here at Property Investor Today, we take a look at the successful month of March, which saw record-breaks for Auction House London and SDL Property Auctions, as well as millions raised at Bond Wolfe Auctions and Auction House. Will we see even greater results as we ease out of lockdown? Buyer appetite...
  • Investing in a ski chalet: where to look and what to consider April 9, 2021
    Are you itching to get back on the slopes after missing a ski season? If the answer is ‘yes’, you’re not alone! Demand for ski accommodation is likely to soar this year, which is one of the reasons why this could be the perfect time to purchase your own ski...

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