Month: March 2015

Dubai property market won’t see price correction

Dubai property market won't see price correction

The continued demand for property, the strength of the economy and growing population means a “big correction” is unlikely, says a Dubai property expert. Summary: The Dubai property market isn’t expected to see a price correction in 2015, according to the vice chairman of one of the Middle East’s leading property developers Ajay Rajendran says… Read more »

Demand for UK property in the PRS increasing rental prices

Demand for UK property in the PRS increasing rental prices

Around a third of letting agents reported rental rate increases in February, as demand for rented property continues to outstrip supply. Summary: 31% of UK letting agents reported an increase in rent for new tenants in February Demand for property in the private rented sector is outstripping supply The biggest rental growths have been recorded… Read more »

New retirees offered buy-to-let pensions 2015 guidance

New retirees offered buy-to-let pensions 2015 guidance

Select Property Group has published some a new guide that may help explain property investment to those people approaching retirement and thinking about using their pension to purchase a real estate asset. Summary: Many people aged 55 and over are seeking advice on new pensions changes Buy-to-let has been cited as a possible option for… Read more »

Pensions 2015: 4 reasons student property may be more suitable than buy-to-let

Pensions 2015: 4 reasons student property may be more suitable than buy-to-let

The pensions 2015 changes will offer future retirees more financial freedom – and therefore more responsibility – than any generation prior to them. From April 6th, anyone over the age of 55 will have full access to their pension pot and will no longer be restricted to buying an annuity. This has led to many… Read more »

UK regions see rental growth

UK regions see rental growth

The latest letting index figures show that rental rates have increased at the start of 2015 across the UK – but not in London. Summary: Rental prices in seven of the UK’s 12 regions increased in the three months to February 2015 Whilst prices have been largely growing across the country, rates in London have… Read more »

Scottish student property to benefit from a post-study visa?

Scottish student property to benefit from a post-study visa?

Scotland is already one of the prime locations for student property. Will a new visa for international students further improve its appeal? Summary: Scotland’s Post Study Work Group, a body set up by the devolved government, has published a new report which shows strong support for the reintroduction of the post-study visa in the country… Read more »

New government measures to boost private rented sector

New government measures to boost private rented sector

The changes aim to improve the sector for tenants and landlords, as the buy-to-let market continues to see high levels of investment. Summary: The housing minister, Brandon Lewis, has announced new measures that aims to improve the private rented sector for tenants and landlords A new guide has been published to advise tenants on what… Read more »

Residential rental rates increase in UK

Residential rental rates increase in UK

Growth in rates for both new and renewed tenancies, with Scotland one of the top performing regions in the UK. Summary: The UK has seen annual and monthly increases in new and renewed tenancy rates, according to the latest data New tenancy rents have increased by 1.7% in the last year, whilst renewed rates have… Read more »