Category: Investors

The Autumn Budget 2017: New promise for the Property Market?

gov On Wednesday November 22nd, Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered his much anticipated second Budget of 2017. While the first held very little for the UK’s housing market, this inaugural Autumn Budget offered considerably more, with Hammond outlining a £44bn strategy to tackle the UK’s housing crisis. The strategy itself includes a number of planning reforms, a... Read more »

Dubai hosts International Property Show

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Attended by major players of the UAE real estate industry, Dubai hosted the International Property Show on April 2nd showcasing exhibitors from across the globe and their latest premium property offerings.   Summary Global investment levels into Dubai’s real estate market continue to remain high, reaching AED 44 billion in 2016 On April 2nd the… Read more »

Investor and tenant demand for London property falls

As tenant demand for London property slides, more landlords look beyond the capital to other areas of the UK for higher yielding investments. Summary Central London property is becoming too expensive for both renters and investors The number of landlords reporting a rise in tenant demands dropped by almost 30% in the last 12 months… Read more »

Build-to-rent on the rise, while investment in buy-to-let hits 7-year low

UK residential property hit record 275,000 transactions in Q1

As the availability of buy-to-let mortgage products falls, the build-to-rent sector is expected to see dramatic growth to meet rising demand for private rental property.   Summary The number of available buy-to-let mortgage products drops to lowest level since 2009 Investment within the buy-to-let industry slows dramatically, while demand for rental property rises Build-to-rent is… Read more »

Chinese investors interest in UK property increases 40% post-Brexit

Chinese investors interest in UK property increases 40% post-Brexit

Taking advantage of the low sterling following the EU referendum, Chinese investors are increasingly looking to buy British property. Summary: Demand for UK property from Chinese investors has been 40% higher than average since Brexit The falling sterling now means investors purchasing in yuan or the dollar can buy achieve greater affordability Chinese buyers are… Read more »

All regions outperforming prime London property

All regions outperforming prime London property

Every region across the UK outperformed the prime property market in London as it experienced its worst annual growth rate for six years. Summary: Prime property in London suffered a 0.3% price drop in the first quarter of 2016 Neighbourhoods such as Knightsbridge saw values fall by 7%, as new tax legislation deters investors from… Read more »

Property as an alternative pension fund on the rise

Property as an alternative pension fund on the rise

With a fifth of over-55s considering letting out a property, the UK rental market is increasingly seen as a more profitable asset compared to traditional pension funds. Summary: Over-55s see investing in the UK property market as more profitable than a traditional pension fund A third of investors who were over 55 have already invested… Read more »

Why Manchester is the #1 UK city for rental investment: Your free eBook

Why Manchester is the #1 UK city for rental investment: Your free eBook

Recently named by Savills as having the strongest economic prospects of any British city, Manchester is the place to invest within the UK. The northern city, renowned for its sporting and music history, has become the premier property investment location in the UK. Manchester’s population is growing at three times the national average thanks to… Read more »