Month: November 2016

Dubai named as top property investment destination in 2017

Dubai named as top property investment destination in 2017

A regional survey saw the emirate top the list of most preferred investment destination for 2017, beating out popular cities including London, Abu Dhabi and Toronto. Summary: Dubai has overtaken London in a recent survey ranking the most attractive investment locations for property in 2017 Uncertainty in other property markets coupled with the anticipated arrival… Read more »

Singapore property investors warned to be careful by MAS

Singapore property investors warned to be careful by MAS

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has highlighted rising void periods and declining rents for property investors in its annual financial stability review. Summary: Property investors in Singapore have been warned of the prospect of void periods and declining rents by the country’s Monetary Authority The MAS also backed the continuation of property market cooling measures… Read more »

Housing minister reaffirms government drive for build-to-rent

Housing minister reaffirms government drive for build-to-rent

Summary: Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has moved to confirm the government’s ongoing commitment to the UK’s build-to-rent sector Mr Barwell has promised that a “package for build-to-rent” will be included in a soon-to-be published housing whitepaper With the Autumn Statement proving to be another set-back for the buy-to-let sector, is purpose-built rental accommodation now the… Read more »

68% of property investors believe Manchester ‘the best place to invest’

68% of property investors believe Manchester ‘the best place to invest’

As the Northern Powerhouse’s potential continues to attract property investors, Manchester’s transport links, business hubs and education pool make the city ‘the best place’ for investment. Summary: Property investors recognised Manchester as the most attractive opportunity in the Northern Powerhouse A large education pool and transport links were highlighted as reasons for the city’s popularity… Read more »

UK property prices to rise 28.5% by 2022

UK property prices to rise 28.5% by 2022

Despite a short-term slowdown expected, fundamentals and the resilient nature of the UK property will continue to push prices upwards. Summary: The latest market forecast predicts that, despite a momentary slowdown, UK property prices will continue to rise after the vote for Brexit Figures reveal the ‘resilience’ of the UK housing market and that unchanged… Read more »

‘Nightmare’ landlords for 1 in 5 tenants

'Nightmare' landlords for 1 in 5 tenants

As new survey reveals some of the poor conditions renters currently live in, does it further underline the need for investment in the build-to-rent sector? Summary: 1 in 5 tenants in the UK describe their current renting conditions as a ‘nightmare’ Survey reveals it takes, on average, seven and a half weeks for landlords to… Read more »

Investing in Dubai: A city on the verge of new growth?

shutterstock_502576300-1 In 2020 Dubai will become the first Middle Eastern city to host the World Expo. But what impact will the global event have on the local property market? The lifestyle, the breath-taking architecture, the staggering mega projects. Take everything that’s always excited you about Dubai, blend with its matured, carefully underpinned property market, and it’s... Read more »

Property and the Autumn Statement 2016: Reaction

Property and the Autumn Statement 2016: Reaction From the scrapping of letting agent fees to £3.7bn investment into new homes of all tenure types, Select Property Director Giles Beswick analyses what the Autumn Statement 2016 means for UK property, your assets and future investment plans. It was arguably one of the most important economic presentations for a generation in Britain. And, amid... Read more »