Category: UK

Housing affordability reaches worst levels in 9 years


  UK house prices have risen 32% over the last five years, significantly outstripping wage growth of just 7%. Summary Since 2012 house prices in UK cities has increased from £169,966 to £224,926 Oxford is named the least affordable city, followed closely by London There is a significant imbalance between property price growth and wage… Read more »

Priced out, London property prices are now more than double the UK average


Amidst a 68% growth in property prices, London’s rental market is now showing signs of topping out, with both investors and tenants looking to property outside of the city. Summary The average London house price has increased by 68% since 2011 Rising rental rates are outstripping wage growth in the city More renters are looking… Read more »

Build-to-rent: A five-year evolution

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  Build-to-rent has seen the dramatic development and evolution of the private rented sector over the last five years. Experts now expect the next five years will deliver further significant changes, improving the supply and quality of accommodation available to the UK’s growing rental population. Summary The private rented sector has evolved dramatically since 2011… Read more »

Chinese appetite for overseas assets continues to grow in 2017


  Chinese investors are focusing their interest in new overseas property markets as a result of uncertainties surrounding geopolitical and economic developments.   Summary Chinese investor’s appetite for property grows despite uncertainties surrounding global geopolitics and macroeconomic developments Hong Kong remains a popular investment hotspot, while Chinese interest in UK property has increased significantly since… Read more »

Want to buy London property? You’ll need to earn over £130K

  As the government releases its Housing White Paper, prospective buyers will need to earn the a six-figure salary to afford a home in the UK’s capital. Summary Prospective buyers need to earn £130,000 a year to afford a home in London By 2021 prospective buyers will need to save £2,300 per month to purchase… Read more »

UK housing white paper: Investor summary


The much anticipated housing white paper, outlining reforms to the current housing sector and plans to tackle the UK’s housing deficit was published today (February 7th) with the government saying measures outlined in the paper will fix the “broken housing market” What is the housing white paper and why does the UK need it? An… Read more »

London property. Does the bubble burst in 2017?

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The London property market could be about to crash after an extended period of price inflation.   Summary London property prices rose by 23% between 2013 and 2016 Leading economists now predict the London property market is heading for a crash after a period of unsustainable house price growth Experts expect investors to gravitate towards… Read more »

Brexit. An opportunity to improve the shape of the UK real estate industry?

Brexit. An opportunity to improve the shape of the UK real estate industry?

The Property Industry Alliance is urging the government to capitalise on the opportunities Brexit presents to the UK property industry. Summary Property Industry Alliance urges the UK to focus on the positive opportunities Brexit presents Foreign investors account for 28% or £135 billion of UK commercial real estate investments. The PIA has urged that this… Read more »