Month: December 2014

Tenant arrears problems ended by student property investment?

Tenant arrears problems ended by student property investment?

Student property investment is proving to be a very popular and effective hassle-free option for traditional landlords. Summary: Rental payments in the UK are currently at record highs A third of landlords have experienced tenant arrears over the past year Student property investments limit the amount of hands-on involvement expected of owners With rental returns… Read more »

Businesses flocking to Ras al Khaimah’s trade zones

Businesses flocking to Ras al Khaimah’s trade zones

Ras al Khaimah is all set to see the UAE’s next large-scale economic expansion, backed by hugely successful business parks. Summary: 7,000 companies are located in Ras al Khaimah’s two business hubs Plans and investment are underway to attract a further 5,000 businesses to the area Property investors believe there will be large demand for… Read more »

2014: 12 months of success for Select Property Group

2014: 12 months of success for Select Property Group

Select Property Group enjoyed a successful 2014, with Vita Student generating investment returns and becoming the country’s leading student accommodation brand. Five new developments fully sold and now fully occupied Continued expansion of the workforce resulted in three relocations to larger offices 2015 sees the launch of the Group’s second property brand  2014 was a… Read more »

Dubai tourists spend £5,000 per trip

Dubai tourists spend £5,000 per trip

Dubai’s reputation as a luxury travel destination is set to grow as more tourists visit the emirate in the build up to World Expo 2020. Summary: Dubai has been named as the preferred luxury holiday destination in a new poll Tourists in Dubai spend an average of £5,300 per trip Dubai has embarked on a… Read more »

2015: Regular buy-to-let returns to rise 2% as demand continues

2015: Regular buy-to-let returns to rise 2% as demand continues

Both capital returns and rental income is set to grow over the coming 12 months, according to a new Rics report. Summary: Rental returns will rise by an average of 2% next year Property investors can maximise returns by investing in regional property cities, such as Newcastle Capital growth across the UK has been predicted… Read more »

Dubai ‘top festive season destination’

Dubai property rents increase 5% y-o-y

Dubai Barbados, New York, Australia and Barcelona will be the top festive holiday destinations this year. Summary: Dubai named as a top holiday destination in one of the busiest aviation weeks of the year Emirates expects to carry 23% more passengers today than it did on the corresponding date in 2013 The growth of Dubai’s… Read more »

Managed buy-to-let property investment to end damage disputes?

Managed buy-to-let property investment to end damage disputes?

An effortless property investment may help landlords avoid tenant disputes while still enabling them to supplement their income with rental returns. Summary: Many landlords across the UK have been involved in disputes with their tenants this year The main cause of dispute among landlords and tenants is property damage Purpose-built student accommodation can be an… Read more »

Buy-to-let investment appetite increases intermediary mortgage demand

Buy-to-let investment appetite increases intermediary mortgage demand

Property investors seeking a mortgage to generate further buy-to-let returns are increasingly using the services of intermediaries, new research suggests. Summary: Buy-to-let landlords who require a mortgage are increasingly using intermediaries to secure the best deal Many investors are now diversifying into the UK’s buy-to-let sector Property investments have generated an average annual return of… Read more »