Month: March 2015

5 reasons student property investment is outperforming all other asset classes

5 reasons student property investment is outperforming all other asset classes

Most property investors are now aware that purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) is the UK’s top performing asset class. Recent research from JLL showed institutional investors, such as pension funds and private equity firms are snapping up huge chunks of student real estate. In fact, investment is expected to hit a record £3.3 billion in the… Read more »

Buy-to-let investment rule change to cause pensions surge?

Buy-to-let investment rule change to cause pensions surge?

Pension providers are expecting a surge in interest after rules change to allow retirees to invest in buy-to-let. Summary: Pensions providers are expecting a surge in interest following reforms Property investment has been cited as a popular new alternative to an annuity Experts have stressed the need for people to take their time and choose… Read more »

Dubai property sales remain strong

Dubai property sales remain strong

Middle Eastern developers are reporting high levels of Dubai property transactions, helping prices in exclusive areas such as Dubai Marina to soar. Summary: Developers speaking at the International Property Show have said that demand for Dubai property investment opportunities is still high Large numbers of transactions in off-plan and completed properties have been recorded, with… Read more »

General Election 2015 & Property Investment- New Homes

General Election 2015 & Property Investment- New Homes

This week we’ll be looking at the key property issues ahead of the election and what they will mean for property investment. First up – new housing targets. One of the key talking points of this election already has been the amount of new homes each party is pledging to build over the next five… Read more »

General Election 2015: The Last 5 Years & The Property Market

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As parliament is dissolved, we look back at the coalition government and its impact on property investment. This year, housing and the property market is a key election battleground, as the leading parties head off on the campaign trail following the dissolution of parliament. So how has the landscape changed over the last five years?… Read more »

1 in 6 using pension lump sum for buy-to-let investment

1 in 6 using pension lump sum for buy-to-let investment

Thousands of people are prepared to use a pensions lump sum to make a buy-to-let property investment, new research suggests. Summary: One in six people prepared to use a pensions lump sum are planning to make a buy-to-let investment Average rental payments in the UK are now around £800 Buy-to-let investment may not be suitable… Read more »

Sheffield announces new £480m retail & leisure development

Sheffield announces new £480m retail & leisure development

Could the exciting new project further add to the appeal of Sheffield to domestic and international students as a place to live and study? Summary: Sheffield City Council has revealed plans to develop a new £480m retail and leisure facility in the heart of the city centre Council leaders hope the development will help turn… Read more »

Sub-letting could be great for the PRS and buy-to-let investors

Sub-letting could be great for the PRS and buy-to-let investors

  Why you should welcome new reforms outlined in the 2015 Budget that now mean tenants have the opportunity to sub-let space in rented property. As the nation last week digested the words of George Osborne during his Budget speech, there was a change that went somewhat under the radar that has been the cause… Read more »