Category: Affinity Living

UK build-to-rent revolution underway?

UK build-to-rent revolution underway? 60,000 purpose built rental units are now in the pipeline in the UK, as more investors begin to identify the future growth potential of the sector. Summary: More than 60,000 build-to-rent units are now in the pipeline for delivery in the UK The UK’s private rented sector is currently at record size, with changing generational... Read more »

Build-to-rent takes step to change British property market

Build-to-rent takes step to change British property market Michael Green has been appointed the first Chief Executive of the build-to-rent-centric UK Apartment Association. Summary: Build-to-rent association has appointed a new Chief Executive The emergent sector is expected to redefine the UK’s private rented provision and be worth £50 billion in just four years’ time Build-to-rent apartments offer long-term, aspirational tenants accommodation that is... Read more »

More “professionally managed” UK property needed

More "professionally managed" UK property needed Recent stamp duty hikes for buy-to-let investors will create a more professional private rented sector, says UK housing minister. Summary: The UK government wants to create a better regulated private rented sector through products such as build-to-rent Housing Minister Brandon Lewis says that recent changes to buy-to-let is the government’s way of initiating a rise in... Read more »

UK build-to-rent ─ the future of British property investment?

UK build-to-rent ─ the future of British property investment? Build-to-rent is the revolution the UK's PRS needs. So why should investors get excited & where will the best returns be found? The UK’s private rented sector (PRS) is evolving. More people want to rent property, but the supply of available real estate cannot keep apace. Britons want increasingly better quality rental accommodation, but what’s... Read more »

UK buy-to-let is broken ─ and change will be good for investors

UK buy-to-let is broken ─ and change will be good for investors New stamp duty hikes on second homes, seen by many as a clamp down on buy-to-let, could pave the way for a revolution in Britain's rental market. November 25th 2015 was a landmark moment in the UK’s property industry. It was the day that moved the investment goalposts. It was the day that called for... Read more »

Direct San Francisco flights to drive Manchester’s economy?

Direct San Francisco flights to drive Manchester's economy? A new direct flight route from the north-west city to San Francisco has been announced, welcomed as "huge news for start-ups" by Manchester business leaders. Summary: From 2017 air passengers will be able to travel direct from Manchester to San Francisco with Virgin Atlantic Business leaders in the city have hailed the new link between... Read more »

The Changing UK Tenant: Britain’s upwardly mobile workforce

The Changing UK Tenant: Britain's upwardly mobile workforce For millions of young British workers embarking on their first tentative footsteps into the job market, things were all once straightforward. Find a job. Establish yourself in the company. Work towards successive promotions up the organisation’s hierarchy. Then, after decades of loyal service, you’d retire, complete with an engraved clock and handshake from the boss.... Read more »