Month: July 2016

Property investors looking outside London since Brexit?

Property investors looking outside London since Brexit? The UK's largest estate agency reports slower transaction volumes in London since the EU referendum, but strong interest in regional areas of the UK. Summary: UK property investment levels since Brexit continue to remain strong Britain’s largest estate agency has said interest in regional property has remained “unaffected”, but transaction volumes have slowed in London... Read more »

Brexit has created “window of opportunity” for investors

Brexit has created “window of opportunity” for investors

Investors are urged to move quickly to take advantage of current market conditions in the UK to maximise capital growth and returns. Summary: Investors have a rare opportunity following the EU referendum to acquire property across the country for less Prospective buyers are benefiting from the Bank of England’s decision to ease credit conditions, with… Read more »

Manchester named top city for investment with yields of 6.8%

Manchester named top city for investment with yields of 6.8%

Between 2010 and 2016, the northern city has consistently offered investors the highest yields in the country. Summary: Manchester has been recognised as the city that offers investors the biggest yields in the country The city experiences high demand for rental accommodation, with some 26% of the population living within the private rented sector Demand… Read more »

UK property prices to rise £40,000 in next 5 years

Tenant Associations. Are they necessary within the private rented sector? Despite Britain voting for Brexit, the UK's property market will still deliver strong levels of capital growth in the short and mid-term. Summary: UK property investors can expect to earn, on average, £40,000 in capital appreciation over the next five years The Centre for Economics and Business Research estimates that the average property price could... Read more »

Is build-to-rent property the no.1 investment for a post-Brexit UK?

Is build-to-rent property the no.1 investment for a post-Brexit UK? Purpose-built rental product was already quickly becoming an investment must-have. But has a vote for Brexit underlined both its investment strength and importance? The UK is currently in the midst of a property revolution. Homeownership levels are at their lowest for 30 years. Demand for rented accommodation has increased by 17,500 every month over the... Read more »

Singapore property cooling measures to stay says bank chief

Singapore property cooling measures to stay says bank chief The managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore states it’s "too early" to remove the measures that have contributed to a 74% fall in investment. Summary: The MD of Singapore’s central bank believes it’s “too early” the lift the country’s property cooling measures Ravi Menon spoke of the need to ensure Singapore’s real estate... Read more »

The UK PRS saw demand increase by 12% in June

The UK PRS saw demand increase by 12% in June

The cost of renting in the UK is set to rise as demand increases yet supply dwindles as landlords face uncertainty in entering the market, despite fundamentals being unchanged following Brexit. Summary: Demand for property in the UK private rented sector has increased by 12% month-on-month from May to June Supply of rental properties has… Read more »

Has Brexit increased the need for rental property investment?

Has Brexit increased the need for rental property investment? One of the UK's biggest institutional investors says its hearing more demand for people wanting to rent rather than buy following the EU referendum. Summary: Legal and General says its “hearing more demand from people wanting to rent” following the UK’s vote for Brexit The institution has invested heavily in several new build-to-rent schemes across... Read more »