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Brexit ‘not affecting UK property performance’

Brexit ‘not affecting UK property performance’

Research by Knight Frank has highlighted how optimism for the future of the UK property market has risen month-on-month. Summary: Knight Frank’s House Price Sentiment Index has been above 50 for four months in a row, displaying growing confidence in the UK property market Future sentiment, measuring what households think will happen to property prices… Read more »

Build-to-rent proves to be safe haven asset class following Brexit vote

Build-to-rent proves to be safe haven asset class following Brexit vote

As investors search for safe haven asset classes during a global period of uncertainty, build-to-rent demonstrates a low correlation with equities and offers reliable revenue. Summary: Around £15 billion has already been invested in the build-to-rent sector as its ability to provide steady income streams during market uncertainty attracts investors A new generation of lifelong… Read more »

UK property prices have increased by 7.7% in 2016

UK property prices have increased by 7.7% in 2016

Buyer confidence in the UK property market has seen demand continue to outpace supply and place upwards pressure on prices. Summary: Demand for UK property and growing confidence in the market has seen prices rise by 7.7% on the year to September The average price of property in the UK has now reached £218,000, adding… Read more »

Continued lack of supply to push UK property prices upward

Continued lack of supply to push UK property prices upward

Property prices and rental costs across the country are expected to rise as supply continues to keep up with demand. Summary: A shortage of houses across the UK will see property prices continue to increase This undersupply is fuelling demand for renting, with a 29% increase in households looking for appropriate rental accommodation London remains… Read more »

Chinese investors to spend £5 billion on UK property

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Major developments across the north of England look to receive £5 billion from Chinese investors as their taste for UK property continues to grow. Summary: The government looks to attract £5 billion from Chinese investors into the Northern Powerhouse Interest from Chinese investors is now 40% higher than it was before the EU referendum With… Read more »

One in five investors believe Brexit will benefit their property portfolio

One in five investors believe Brexit will benefit their property portfolio

Confidence in the UK property market following the EU referendum continues to rise, with investors across the nation looking to add to their portfolios to capitalise on Brexit-boosted returns. Summary: UK property investors look to expand their portfolios as confidence in the market remains high following the EU referendum Some 52% of homeowners would like… Read more »

5-year investor focus ‘must be property yields’

5-year investor focus ‘must be property yields’

Increased demand for, and a significant undersupply of, purpose-built rental accommodation will see rental costs rise faster than property prices. Summary: The latest Savills report estimates that growth of rental costs will outpace that of property across Britain within the next five years Upward pressure is caused by a lack of appropriate supply to meet… Read more »

UK housebuilding sees investment plans rise 17% year-on-year

UK housebuilding sees investment plans rise 17% year-on-year

Confidence in the housebuilding sector has been boosted following the UK’s vote for Brexit. Summary: Despite market uncertainty following the EU referendum result, confidence in the housebuilding sector has increased Average five-year investment plans have seen a 17% year-on-year increase, with housebuilding growth expected to rise 28% by 2021 Some 42% of housebuilders in the… Read more »