Month: June 2013

University education ‘helps create international links’

Dubai could see world’s tallest office tower

Universities in the UK help the country generate links with countries around the world, thereby boosting the UK’s international reputation. The University of Bristol’s Vice Chancellor and President of Universities UK Eric Thomas said: “Higher education is an international enterprise.” His comments were published in the Global University Summit pre-summit report, which was put together… Read more »

RAK makes infrastructure plans to boost economic growth

UAE World Expo ‘will be good news for RAK’

RAK’s economy will grow this year, as a result of plans to invest in its infrastructure and tourism sectors. RAK will boost its tourism, logistics and industrial markets in 2013 The plans are to build on existing infrastructure Tourism numbers in RAK could grow to 1.2 million in 2013 following the launch of new hotels… Read more »

London’s prime rents ‘will rise by 1% in 2013’

UK house values rise by 2.1% in the second quarter of the year.

Rents in prime areas of central London will increase by 1% this year, according to Knight Frank. Summary: London’s prime areas will see rents rise by 1% this year Rents remained stable between April and May Kensington saw rental fees rise by 2.6% in May The prime property rental market in London showed signs of… Read more »

Land Registry releases house index as open data

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The Land Registry’s data will be more easily accessible from July 2013. Summary: Land Registry HPI results will be available in a machine-readable linked data format This will enable more people to access the data April’s HPI revealed house prices rose by 0.4% over the month The Land Registry has announced it is releasing its… Read more »

Birmingham Uni’s Recruitment Fair is proving popular

A careers event being put on by The University of Birmingham has been extremely popular among students. The education establishment launched its Virtual Recruitment Fair 2013 last week (May 28th) at 10:00 BST. Since the online event began many university goers have logged on to learn – and apply for – employment opportunities and speak… Read more »

Five Scottish towns have seen house prices double since 2004

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Seaside properties in five Scottish areas have doubled in value since 2004. Summary: Five areas in Aberdeenshire have seen their property values double 20 more regions along the coast have experienced a 50% climb in property values Fraserburgh house prices rose the most, increasing by 139% Scotland has seen five of its towns experience a… Read more »

One-third of renters not aware of tenancy deposit schemes

Nearly one-third of tenants living in rented accommodation do not know their rights when it comes to deposit protection schemes. This is according to homelessness charity Shelter, which reported one in five are not aware whether their deposit has been protected, while 9% know their downpayments are definitely not protected. Tenancy deposit protection (TDP) schemes… Read more »

Sharjah’s rental market nearly reaches 2007 peak

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The rental market in Sharjah is steadily improving as the UAE economy continues to grow. Summary: Sharjah’s property market has shown improvements this year One bedroom apartments now rent for up to AED 41,000 per year People priced out of Dubai are heading to Sharjah for cheaper rents The property lettings market in Sharjah, the… Read more »