Month: February 2017

Manchester property set for 28.2% price growth


The Manchester property market is expected to see capital value growth of 28.2% over the next five years, as a result of growing demand and low housing supply. Summary North-west property price growth is outpacing the rest of the UK Manchester is predicted to see price growth of 28.2% by 2021 Property advisor JLL expects… Read more »

Dubai property prices & rents to rise in 2017 – Knight Frank

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Government spending on infrastructure ahead of Expo 2020 could lead to an uptick in investor returns by mid-2017, according to the global real estate firm. Summary: Property prices and rental rates in Dubai could begin to rise again by mid-2017 Knight Frank has become the latest brokerage to declare a return to growth for the… Read more »

Buy-to-let landlords leaving tenants to fund property improvements


With more than 70% of UK tenants paying for home improvements, the build-to-rent sector is now an urgent necessity to the UK’s private rental sector.   Summary 73% of UK tenants have funded improvements to their rented homes. 55% of tenants said their landlords took too long to carry our repairs The build-to-rent sector is… Read more »

Brexit whitepaper: 4 things UK property investors need to know

Brexit whitepaper: 4 things UK property investors need to know As the government reveals its strategy for Brexit negotiations, here are the key points investors should look out for. For the first time, the UK government reveals its Brexit strategy on February 2nd. It is published two months before the deadline for triggering Article 50, the formal process that will begin the UK’s withdrawal from... Read more »

BoE policy meeting: What property investors need to know

shutterstock_562824628 (1) As the Bank prepares to release its quarterly inflation report, here's what investors should look out for and what it will mean for investment portfolios. On Thursday February 2nd the Bank of England will hold its first policy meeting of 2017. Here’s what property and global investors need to know – and which assets are... Read more »

Hong Kong property prices give rise to ‘coffin homes’


Hong Kong residents are forced to live in tiny ‘coffin homes’ after a dramatic rise in property prices, spelling bad news for both tenants and investors Summary Hong Kong named as the most unaffordable major housing market in the world Huge rents have seen more people living in tiny, low ceilinged ‘coffin’ homes  A 50%… Read more »