Month: October 2016

UK property revolution: Why we’re owning less & renting more

UK property revolution: Why we're owning less & renting more

In the first of a new series, we look at why the UK has long been regarded as a nation of homeowners – and why that’s now changing. “An Englishman’s home is his castle.” “Britain is a nation of homeowners.” Clichés they might be, but for many years they rung true. The UK was indeed… Read more »

Singapore property suffering longest losing streak for 41 years

Singapore property suffering longest losing streak for 41 years

As private property prices fall for the 12th consecutive quarter, should more investors capitalise on the currency opportunity at play in the UK? Summary: Private property prices in Singapore have fallen for the 12th consecutive quarter, the longest losing streak since 1975 Values dropped by 1.5% in the three months to the end of September… Read more »

Manchester rental market sees 20 tenants vie for every property

Manchester rental market sees 20 tenants vie for every property

The increasing number of renters wanting to live in the northern city have seen properties let within an hour as rental costs rise by £75 a month. Summary: Demand for rental accommodation in Manchester has seen tenants vastly outnumber available properties, with only 1.3 properties available for every 20 tenants Rental costs within the city… Read more »

Investment in London property drops 36%

Investment in London property drops 36%

Global investors decide to “look for value” and have spent $11 billion less on property in London over the last 12 months. Summary: London is no longer the most invested-in global property market, as investment levels fall 36% over the last 12 months High prices and the immediate economic uncertainty created by Brexit caused many… Read more »

Is UK property the best long-term asset for overseas buyers?

Is UK property the best long-term asset for overseas buyers?

As the pound falls to a 31-year low and international speculators drive the FTSE, can property offer the best long-term investment during times of economic volatility? Summary: International investors and speculators are capitalising on the pound being at a 31-year low by buying up shares in FTSE 100 indexed companies But while the FTSE may… Read more »

At least 1.8 million build-to-rent households needed by 2025

At least 1.8 million build-to-rent households needed by 2025

The increasing number of households choosing to rent in the UK will see demand for purpose-built rental properties far outpace supply in the long-term. Summary: An estimated 1.8 million build-to-rent properties will be needed by 2025 to meet increasing demand in the UK rental market UK surveying body has called on the government to begin… Read more »

Dubai property market about to see “next growth curve”

Dubai property market about to see "next growth curve"

As Knight Frank predicts Dubai’s property sector will start recovering in 2017, one of the city’s leading property firms believes the time to invest is now. Summary: Dubai’s property market is about to start its “next growth curve” as one of the city’s leading property firms decides it’s a “great time” to launch its latest… Read more »

Can build-to-rent make more UK renters happy?

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As survey reveals over 50% of British renters are currently unhappy with their living situation, could a more developed rental sector boost satisfaction? Summary: More than half of UK renters are currently unhappy with their current living situation While high property prices are preventing many from making it onto the property ladder, the report also… Read more »