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What does the property market have in store for us in 2018?

As we wave goodbye to 2017 and look to the year ahead, let’s explore how the UK’s property market is likely to evolve in 2018. 2017 was a year of uncertainty Last year was one of change and uncertainty, with political upheavals such as the UK’s general election and Brexit negotiations with the European Union [...]

By | 2018-01-03T16:43:28+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Feature|0 Comments

Overcoming the challenges of the student/landlord relationship

The relationship between landlords and tenants can be fraught with challenges. From landlords who fail to maintain acceptable standards of accommodation to tenants who don’t meet their rental obligations or cause damage to the property, there are many potential pitfalls when letting and renting a home. According to research carried out by the property rental [...]

By | 2017-12-20T11:58:30+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Feature|0 Comments

2017: The year Chinese investors pumped £3.9 billion into London’s property market

Chinese investors’ interest in the UK’s property market has continued to surge this year, as has tourism from China. In July 2017, the number of visitors from China grew 31 percent year-on-year, partly due to the increased affordability of property and luxury goods in the UK following the Brexit vote. A spike in investment from [...]

By | 2017-12-11T11:47:18+00:00 December 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Private sector plugging the gaps in elderly healthcare

In the last decade, the healthcare sector has become one of the most sought-after asset classes among property investors. As life expectancy in the UK continues to rise, demand for specialist care is also increasing. Elderly people suffering from long-term conditions and disabilities are now living longer, thanks to medical advancements and new technologies, and [...]

By | 2017-12-06T11:10:42+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Feature|0 Comments

What should property buyers expect from the Autumn Budget?

The Autumn Budget will be disclosed on Wednesday 22 November. What could it have in store for property buyers and landlords? Issues in the UK’s housing market – the difficulty for first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder, the chronic housing shortage, and the contentious level of Stamp Duty – have moved their way [...]

By | 2017-11-23T11:55:41+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Feature|0 Comments

Landlords cashing in on the regional technology boom

The UK is home to a large and economically powerful digital economy, and one which adds a massive £87 billion to the national economy. From innovative technology start-ups to established digital giants, it is clear that the creative digital industry – encompassing everything from virtual reality and app design to financial technology (fin-tech) and medical [...]

By | 2017-11-16T14:04:01+00:00 November 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Soaring number of British expats investing in UK’s rental market

Research from a leading international mortgage broker has revealed that demand for expat buy-to-let mortgages has increased by a massive ninety per cent in the last year, compared to the previous twelve months. With the weakening of the British pound after Brexit, this rise can be attributed to the increased number of overseas investors looking [...]

By | 2017-11-14T10:41:17+00:00 November 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Properties in the north easier to sell than those in the south

The north/south divide in the UK’s property market is well established and well documented, with higher priced properties populating the south while more affordable homes can be found in the north. Rightmove has now revealed that a further divide is emerging which favours owners of property in the north: people selling homes in the north [...]

By | 2017-11-09T10:37:06+00:00 November 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Why Manchester’ private rental market has never looked better

The property market in Manchester, the UK’s ‘second city’ and the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, has been booming in recent years as a result of increased investment and regeneration – in conjunction with the rising cost of living in London and the South East. This has led thousands of young professionals to look to [...]

By | 2017-11-07T09:43:18+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Feature|0 Comments

The most lucrative student property markets revealed

Demand for purpose-built student accommodation in the UK is rising, as are the expectations of students who are no longer willing to accept sub-par accommodation when they’re paying high university fees. As such, property investors are continuing to put their money in high-quality student developments that offer great returns, the ease of being professionally managed, [...]

By | 2017-11-02T15:18:19+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments