Month: February 2017

Through The Keyhole: Next Generation Vita Student Living

Sneak Peak of student living at Vita Student, Circle Square Vita Student has released sneak peek CGI’s of its Circle Square residence today, showing exactly why it is already 30% booked before it launches to the public ahead of opening in September of this year. The Oxford Road residence features better than ever living accommodation,... Read more »

Equities or UK property? How to Invest in 2017: A guide

From Brexit to Donald Trump, the next 12 months are littered with uncertainty. So which assets should investors be looking at to protect their portfolios?   2017 is already starting to look like it’ll be another interesting year for markets and investors around the world. Over the last 12 months, the rule book has been… Read more »

Singapore’s 2017 Budget. The Real Estate Developers’ wish list


Numerous reviews of current tax policies requested by The Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore, ahead of Singapore’s 2017 Budget announcement.   Summary All segments of the property market continue to reel from persistent oversupply, rising vacancy rates and weak demand The Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore has called for a review of property… Read more »

49% of tenants unhappy with current rental property


Almost half of Britain’s tenants are not satisfied with the quality of their rental home – investment in build-to-rent the solution for the UK’s private rented sector? Summary 49% of tenants reported landlord frustrations in a survey carried out by property technology company, Engage A fifth of tenants surveyed said they felt disconnected from their… Read more »

Property rents across the UK are rising – but not in London

Property rents across the UK are rising - but not in London

Monthly rates in 20 regions increased by more than 3% over the last 12 months – but investors are warned that the UK capital isn’t showing similar growth. Summary: Residential property rents in the UK have risen significantly over the last year 20 areas of the country saw monthly rates increase by 3% or more… Read more »

Stamp duty, extra tax & the death of buy-to-let. Tenants need build-to-rent


With landlords expected to scale back their property portfolios, the success of build-to-rent will be crucial to addressing the undersupply of rented accommodation available in the UK. Summary An anticipated decline in buy-to-let investment, with many landlords scaling back their portfolios is revealed in the latest survey carried out by Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors… Read more »

UK housing: Build-to-rent can deliver 10,000 new homes a year

UK housing: Build-to-rent can deliver 10,000 new homes a year

As the government addresses Britain’s property shortage, a new report underlines the role build-to-rent can play in increasing the supply of quality homes. Summary: Britain’s build-to-rent sector could hold the key to “getting institutions back into the housing market” The purpose-built rental market can help to deliver as many as 10,000 new “good quality, well… Read more »