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More UK Student Property Investment Needed, New Report Finds

More UK Student Property Investment Needed, New Report Finds

As new survey reveals the level of poor-quality accommodation many students in the UK must live in, does it further underline the need to provide the type of premium, purpose-built student property demanded in key UK university cities?   Summary: Four in 10 students in the UK renting a property in the country’s private rented… Read more »

Manchester set for “huge amount of pent up investment” analysts say

Manchester set for "huge amount of pent up investment" says analysts

Impressive economic development in recent years is expected to continue apace throughout 2019, according to experts at recent roundtable event in the city. Summary: “Phenomenal” growth over the last 12 months, coupled with increased wider UK economic certainty by the end of March, would see a “huge amount of pent up investment” come to Manchester… Read more »

UK property prices in 2018 grew in Manchester but fell in London

UK property prices in 2018 grew in Manchester but fell in London

Performance in Britain’s capital city continues to weigh heavy for investors, while those that have bought in key regional cities such as Manchester once again see an increase in their investment returns. Summary: Property prices in London fell by 0.2% in 2018, underlining the current lack of sentiment for real estate in the capital However,… Read more »

UK’s student property sector to hit £53 billion value in 2019

UK's student property sector to hit £53 billion value in 2019

The country’s purpose-built student accommodation market continues to see a sustained demand from investors across the world, with 2019 forecast to be another huge year for investment.   Summary: Knight Frank forecasts the UK’s purpose-built student accommodation sector to reach a total value of £53 billion (USD 68.2 billion) by the end of 2019 Large… Read more »

Renting property will “continue to be the norm” for young people in the UK

Renting property will "continue to be the norm" for young people in the UK

New research shows the important role the UK’s rental sector will continue to play in 2019 and beyond, underlining the opportunity for property investors in Britain. Summary: Changing lifestyles and high costs means young workers in the UK are set to continue their reliance on the country’s private rented property sector Less than one in… Read more »

Manchester to remain one of the UK’s fastest growing economies

Manchester to remain one of the UK's fastest growing economies

Employment growth and gross value added will continue to rise in Manchester between now and 2021, cementing the city’s place among the top cities in the country for investment.   Summary: Economic growth in the UK over the next three years will be recorded strongest in cities such as Manchester Job numbers in Manchester will… Read more »

Pound falls to 20-month low – time for UK property investors to act?

Pound falls to 20-month low - time for UK property investors to act? Following the postponement of a crucial Brexit deal vote by the UK government, the pound has fallen close to its lowest value against the US dollar since April 2017 - and this creates a significant opportunity for international investors to buy UK real estate. What’s happened? On Monday 10th December, UK Prime Minister Theresa May... Read more »

UK property continues to attract international investors in high numbers

UK property continues to attract international investors in high numbers

One-third of all properties valued over GBP 1 million sold in 2018 to date have been bought by investors based overseas, with Asia and the Middle East among the biggest purchasers of British real estate. Summary: Global investors are capitalising on the weakness of the British pound to add more UK properties to their portfolios… Read more »