Month: June 2016

UK rental supply continues to fall

UK rental supply continues to fall

As the number of rental properties available in the UK continues to fall, rental costs are expected to increase as demand outpaces supply. Summary: The number of rental properties on the market in the UK continues to fall, as rental costs are set to rise Supply has fallen by 5% from April 2015 and is… Read more »

Is London property losing its investment allure?

Is London property losing its investment allure? Property in the UK capital has been the most highly sought after in Britain for a generation. But is buying in London now losing some of its appeal? UK bricks and mortar is one of the most in-demand investments in the world right now. Chinese equities are currently the epitome of volatility. The once reliable... Read more »

Buy-to-let investors top 1.75 million for the first time

Buy-to-let investors top 1.75 million for the first time

Popularity of buy-to-let continues to rise, with the number of investors in the sector hitting 1.75 million for the first time. Summary: A 7% increase in buy-to-let investors in the last 12 months saw numbers reach record levels The sector saw total rental income, minus costs, jump by 8% to £14.2 billion Build-to-rent offers property… Read more »

Manchester the model for Northern Powerhouse success?

Manchester the model for Northern Powerhouse success? New think tank suggests devolved powers and strong transport links will play a major role in the long-term future of the Powerhouse. Summary: Devolved mayoral powers and strong transport links within cities are pivotal for the success of the Northern Powerhouse, according to a new think tank Manchester was the first city to receive devolved... Read more »