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Dynamic Perfect for Investment in UK Residential Property

According to The Telegraph, chronic undersupply of housing in the UK continues to push up house prices as construction fails to meet rising demand.

Monday 14 Sep 2015

Pressure Mounts for Strict Regulation of Short-Term Accommodation

In reaction to the rising numbers of property investors buying up several apartments for short-term rental, the hotel sector is putting pressure on governments.....

Friday 24 Jul 2015

Singapore Too Expensive for Decent Investment

Managers of the €1.6m Real Estate Capital Asia Partners (RECAP), SC Capital have said that property prices in Singapore need to drop another 30%

Monday 15 Jun 2015

Can Anything Stop the Dollar's Stellar Rally?

The dollar has enjoyed a meteoric rise since the middle of 2014, reaching highs against major currencies not seen since before the global downturn....

Tuesday 02 Jun 2015

IPIN takes Part in Cudeca's 13th Hospice Walkathon 2015!

A staggering 1200 generously-spirited people participated in cancer charity Cudeca’s 13th Walkathon to raise funds and awareness for their tireless....,

Monday 25 May 2015

Investment Artificially Inflating London’s Property Market

Price growth is continuing at a steady pace throughout the UK's property markets despite weakening wage growth.....

Monday 25 May 2015

£100m Prime London Property Sold Day after Tory Victory

As it emerged the Tories had won a majority government at last week’s general election and mansion tax fears subsided....

Tuesday 19 May 2015

American Buyers Max Out on European Real Estate

As highlighted in IPIN’s ‘Emerging Trends in Global Property Markets 2015’ series, American property investors are harnessing the power.....

Friday 15 May 2015

UK Elections 2015: Is London's Property Bubble about to Burst?

As it draws closer to the UK's elections, foreign exchange markets have displayed more volatility than seen since the US had its 'fiscal cliff' moment.....

Wednesday 06 May 2015

Trying to Follow London's Corrupt Money Trail

Even before London’s property boom the city as well as other areas of Britain have been considered safe investments for overseas buyers and developers.....

Monday 27 Apr 2015

Abu Dhabi Overtakes Dubai as Driver of UAE Property Market

The UAE has seen a significant increase in investor interest in its real estate in the last year, returning to its former glory days before the global financial crisis.....

Wednesday 22 Apr 2015

Starting Pistol Fired for New UK Pension Freedoms

Standard Life reported an "unprecedented level of customer contact" in the days following 6th April when new pension freedoms came into effect in Britain....

Monday 13 Apr 2015

European Property Markets Continue Boom in 2015

Investment in global real estate markets shows no signs of abating this year, with statistics showing house price rises.....

Wednesday 01 Apr 2015

Hotel Investment Booming in Dubai

A shortage of residential real estate in Dubai is directing the attention of investors and developers towards the luxury hotel apartment market.....

Wednesday 25 Mar 2015

UK: Flipping Battersea

In the never-ending saga that continues with Battersea Power Station, several purchasers are selling their flats that not only remain un-lived in but have not even been built.......

Wednesday 04 Mar 2015

London: The Johnson-Osborne Plan

So would residents of London like to be more like New York City? In a scheme announced by the Chancellor George Osborne.....

Wednesday 25 Feb 2015

Revealed: Investment Trends in Real Estate Markets 2015

2014 was an exciting year for international property investors and we’ve seen the market open wider than ever before as we get closer to.....

Friday 20 Feb 2015

London: A Casino in the Neighbourhood?

Would you like to have a Vegas-style gambling casino in your neighbourhood or for that matter on your street? This is the issue is being presented to the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.....

Tuesday 17 Feb 2015

International Hotel Sector to Boom in 2015

The international hotel sector is set for exponential growth in 2015 as Chinese insurers continue their foray into prime property markets.....

Wednesday 11 Feb 2015

Choosing the Right Income-Generating Property Asset

There are several reasons real estate is the most popular tangible investment on the market: revenue streams from rentals; long-term capital growth.....

Thursday 05 Feb 2015

The Changing Face of Turkish Real Estate

After an encouraging year for foreign investment in its real estate sector, Turkey's government is set to boost the market further through the introduction.....

Monday 02 Feb 2015

Distressed Assets

The following is a summary of the distressed properties market relating to the US only. Whilst IPIN's expertise extends to distressed assets internationally.....

Wednesday 28 Jan 2015

Property Related Funds & Syndicates

It is possible to invest in property without taking individual ownership of physical assets and the associated risks by dealing in property-related shares....

Wednesday 28 Jan 2015

Parliament’s Plan to Control Housing Benefit Fraud

Whilst topics regarding the NHS, taxation and immigration are the most notable leading up to the British 2015 election, one issue that certainly gets its share of media attention.....

Friday 23 Jan 2015

London: The Future of Getting Around

In May 2014 Britain's Planning Resource organisation reported that according to Office for National Statistics (ONS).....

Monday 19 Jan 2015

Property Investment to be Boosted by UK Pensioners in 2015

April 2015 will see changes to pension legislation come into effect allowing lump sums to be transferred into bank accounts for any purpose.....

Friday 09 Jan 2015

Thailand Real Estate Boosted by GDP Growth

Industry professionals predict that Thailand’s residential property market could see up to 10% growth on the back of the country’s improving economic fundamentals....

Tuesday 06 Jan 2015

More Brits Looking Overseas for Property Investment

2014 has seen a resurgence of Britons buying property overseas, seeking to capitalise on a strengthening pound in Eurozone markets, where house prices are still heavily discounted and mortgages are cheap.....

Friday 12 Dec 2014

Singapore Largest Foreign Investor in Asia in 2014

Property speculators from Singapore have poured money into overseas real estate markets this year, amidst a cooling domestic market.....

Wednesday 03 Dec 2014

China's Property Market Continues Decline in November

As Chinese investment in overseas real estate remains at the highest levels ever seen, its domestic market has experienced declining house prices.....

Monday 01 Dec 2014

Galliard Homes to Build £1bn of UK Residential in Joint Venture

London's largest privately-owned residential developer, Galliard Homes recently announced a joint venture (JV) focussing on regeneration projects in the South East of England.....

Wednesday 26 Nov 2014

Is Equity Release Viable for UK Homeowners?

The British property market continues its stellar rise from strength to strength, with little or no sign of abating in the near future....

Monday 24 Nov 2014

Fewer Foreign Buyers in Manhattan as Dollar Strengthens

The dollar has had a spectacular few months, rising with considerable strength against major currencies beyond even the most bullish analyst expectations.....

Thursday 13 Nov 2014

Pilbara MP's Open Invitation to Foreigners

Brendan Grylls, MP for the Pilbara, Western Australia has a vision of expanding the local population with 25,000 international migrants....

Monday 10 Nov 2014

The New Admiralty Arch

So, does London really need another expensive hotel to accommodate business and holiday visitors? Obviously the local hotel industry thinks so with the new Conrad Hotel.....

Thursday 06 Nov 2014

Foreign Investment: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Recent reports suggest that overseas investors now own almost 25% of all UK commercial property, most of it in London.....

Wednesday 05 Nov 2014

Why Chinese Investors Love Australian Real Estate

When it comes to investing overseas, Chinese property hunters often head for global neighbours Australia, where they have spent more than $24bn.....

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

Chinese Investors Seek Safe-Haven of British Infrastructure

China is seeking financial sanctuary in Britain's energy, property and transport infrastructure....

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014

UK Sees First-Time Buyer Revival

Despite gloomy reports on the lack of affordability for many British buyers trying to get on the property ladder, September saw a healthy 11% increase....

Friday 24 Oct 2014

Chinese Investors get Thumbs Up for Australian Mining

It's no secret that China has generated huge amount of wealth for its population over the last decade, with more millionaires and ultra-high net worth individuals....

Wednesday 22 Oct 2014

Spain's Glut of Unsold Homes Diminishing Fast

An increase in sales by foreign buyers and institutional investors has led to predictions that unsold homes in Spain will shrink to 563,000 units in 2015....

Monday 20 Oct 2014

Mining Boom Attracts Investors Down Under

Western Australia's (WA) Pilbara region has been known as a hot spot for property investment for years, fuelled by the regional iron ore mining boom.....

Thursday 16 Oct 2014

Optimistic Growth Forecast for Spanish Economy

Spain has released consistently strong economic data over the last eight quarters, leading economists to raise forecasts towards more positive growth through 2015.....

Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

High Speed 2 Railway £40bn Boost to UK Economy

The controversial railway network that will link Britain's south and north could be worth more than £40bn to the economy, say economists.....

Monday 13 Oct 2014

Buy-to-Let: The Only Way is Up North

Media reports showing a booming demand for rental properties in the UK have been on the increase in 2014, with demand significantly outstripping supply.....

Friday 10 Oct 2014

UK Property Boosted by Help-to-Buy Say Government

The last week has seen a number of positive highlights for the UK property market. For example, the latest Help-to-Buy figures reveal that nearly 53,000....

Wednesday 01 Oct 2014

UAE Hoteliers Eye-Up Manchester Investment Market

Dubai's luxury hotel developers Jumeirah Group have highlighted Manchester as a potential expansion location which could transform the skyline and the....

Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

Marbella's Prime Property Heats-up Market

Spanish property prices have recently reported price growth after six years in the doldrums, suggesting the bottom of the market has been reached.....

Monday 22 Sep 2014

Why Chinese Investors are Buying Overseas

Over the past few years there has been an increasing amount of Chinese money pouring into overseas real estate markets. With more than 40,000 new millionaires created.....

Thursday 18 Sep 2014

Chinese Overseas Residential Property Investments up 84%

An incredible €1.2bn has been spent by Chinese investors on overseas property projects in the first half of 2014, representing an increase of 84%....

Tuesday 16 Sep 2014

Spanish Property Officially a Bull Market

In the second quarter of 2014, Spanish house prices recorded an increase for the first time in six years, confirming the nation's return.....

Thursday 11 Sep 2014

Spain’s Record-Breaking Year for Tourism

New tourism figures covering January-July of this year reveal that Spain is on target for an outstanding year in tourism, a crucial sector....

Wednesday 03 Sep 2014

British Expat Investment in Affordable UK Homes up 60%

According to a new report, the UK has seen a huge increase in overseas investors seeking and purchasing properties under £70,000....

Monday 01 Sep 2014

Re-Birth of the Iconic Crystal Palace

Originally designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, the iconic Crystal Palace is now poised to become one of South London's newest major developments.....

Friday 29 Aug 2014

60% Increase in British Property Millionaires in One Year

UK Property website Zoopla has published a study today which reveals that the number of homeowners who can refer to themselves as property millionaires....

Friday 29 Aug 2014

Mass Exodus from China's Property Market Boosts UK and Eurozone

Speculation about the future of China’s property market has increased as real estate moguls Li Ka-shing and Wang jianlin have gradually withdrawn....

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014

IPIN Global announces charity partnership with AfriKids

Property investment specialists IPIN Global are delighted to announce a charitable partnership with AfriKids, a child rights organisation working to improve the lives of Ghana's....

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014

Real Estate Still UK's Largest Investment Asset Class

As a result of budgetary changes in March 2014, more pensioners are investing in residential property as part of their pension pot....

Tuesday 26 Aug 2014

China's Real Estate - A Market in Crisis

After China's house prices rose dramatically through the first months of 2013, the government imposed stringent cooling measures which may have been too efficient...

Wednesday 06 Aug 2014

Spanish Property Sales Up 48% in 2014

Spanish real estate valuation and assessment specialists TINSA have released data showing that Spain’s housing market is now recovering, amidst gradually improving....

Thursday 31 Jul 2014

NAEA First-Time Buyer Data at Odds with Industry Reports

The National Association of Estate Agent’s (NAEA) claimed that just 3% of buyers in June were first-time buyers under the age of 30...

Friday 25 Jul 2014

UK:165,000 Affordable Homes to be Built by 2018

The British government have announced a new affordable homes programme that is set to change the way properties are built in the country with many being largely constructed off-site....

Thursday 24 Jul 2014

UK Buy-to-Let Market on Very Shaky Ground

There is no doubt that the increases in UK property prices have been largely driven by the huge rise in private landlords coming to the market....

Monday 21 Jul 2014

New BRICS Development Bank a Political Coup for Putin

The establishment of a multilateral development bank operated by the BRICS nations, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, proposed at the....

Wednesday 16 Jul 2014

House Prices Not Our Problem Says Bank of England

The Bank of England (BoE) introduced new measures last week to cap household indebtedness caused by an overheated UK property market and soaring mortgage...

Thursday 03 Jul 2014

Is the Heat Off the UK Housing Market?

According to the British Bankers' Association, mortgage approvals in May were down for the fourth consecutive month, 3.5% lower overall than in the same month.....

Tuesday 24 Jun 2014

IPO Indicates Bottom of Spanish Property Market

Merlin Properties, a Spanish real estate investment trust (REIT) has today announced plans for a €1.5bn flotation, set to become Europe’s...

Monday 16 Jun 2014

RICS: Housing Bubble Speculation Misleading Vendors

A survey published by The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) this week reported that UK house prices rose faster than expected in May...

Friday 13 Jun 2014

More Than 20% of Homes in Chinese Cities Empty

A survey published by researchers at China’s Southwestern University of Finance and Economics found 49 million sold but vacant.....

Thursday 12 Jun 2014

Bank of England Publishes Mortgage Lending Lowdown

The Statistical Release on Mortgage Lenders and Administrators Statistics was published by the Bank of England (BoE) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 10th June...

Wednesday 11 Jun 2014

Is 'Build-to-Rent' Top of the Asset Class?

There's been a coup in the UK Buy to Let market recently with big institutional investors ploughing money into the private rented sector...

Monday 02 Jun 2014

UK - Unsustainable Mortgage Debt will lead to Recession

A new consumer credit report published by independent research company Verum Financial Research says that UK houses are currently overpriced by around 28%....

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Increasing Numbers of Mortgage Borrowers Face Lifetime of Debt

According to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), 20% of the 148,000 borrowers who took out a new mortgage in the first quarter of 2014 stretched out the mortgage term over 30 years....

Monday 19 May 2014

Bank of England Deadline for Decision on Housing Boom

Having seamlessly absolved themselves from responsibility, the government continue to ignore the lack of housing supply that is currently fuelling property prices, instead placing the onus for cooling the market firmly on Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England....

Friday 16 May 2014

Carney's Risky Football Analogy and the Housing Hot Potato

The Pound nosedived this morning in reaction to the Bank of England's Inflation Report delivered by Canadian Mark Carney, the bank's chief...

Wednesday 14 May 2014

US Real Estate - A Cash Buyer’s Market

In February 2014, 35% of all offers on property were in cash which is up 30% on the same time last year according to US property experts RealtyTrac...

Wednesday 14 May 2014

UK Government Unable to Prevent Housing Bubble or Just Not Bothered?

A report published today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warns that the British government must take immediate action to slow down soaring house prices to prevent destabilising economic recovery.

Monday 12 May 2014

Help to Buy - Will Osborne Listen to the 3 Wise Men or Continue to Fudge the Issue?

Former Chancellors Norman Lamont, Alistair Darling and Nigel Lawson have added their significantly powerful voices to a call for Osborne to scale down Help to Buy...

Friday 09 May 2014

Housing Affordability - To Dream the Impossible Dream

It would be a complete joke if it only delivered a humourous punchline rather than an almost literal kick in the guts but the only people laughing in the aftermath of the measures introduced by the UK Mortgage Market Review are those with sufficient funds not to require a mortgage...

Friday 09 May 2014

UK House Prices - Through Recession and Beyond

It doesn't require rocket science to work out that house prices took a hit when the world went into recession in 2008. Six years on we have the benefit of hindsight, so what is the general consensus on how house prices will fare?

Friday 25 Apr 2014

UK Buy to Let Investors - HMRC is Watching You!

Investing in UK Buy to Let (BTL) property has long been considered an efficient vehicle to minimise taxation. However, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have recently increased scrutiny on BTL investors to ensure that tax bills are not being underpaid...

Wednesday 23 Apr 2014

Mark Carney - Housing Market Friend or Foe?

Mark Carney - credited with protecting Canada from the worst effects of the late-2000's financial crisis, his appointment at the Bank of England was a pragmatic move aimed at shielding the UK in exactly the same way...

Tuesday 22 Apr 2014

The UK Property Bubble - Myth or Reality?

There appear to be two distinct camps of opinion when it comes to whether the UK is heading towards a property bubble...

Thursday 17 Apr 2014

Property Schemes Have Helped 100,000 onto the Ladder

The number of people who are active in the property market can be an important factor in investors in the sector making a decent level of return through capital gains...

Tuesday 04 Mar 2014

Lenders and Brokers Express Concerns Over Mortgage Rule Changes

Lenders and brokers operating in the UK's mortgage market have expressed concern over new rule changes set to come in this year and the effects that these could have on the market as a whole...

Monday 03 Mar 2014

House Building Improved by 23% in 2013

The UK housing market has been in a fantastic state of health throughout the last year when compared to the years that have preceded it. Riding a wave of low interest rates...

Wednesday 26 Feb 2014

Buyers Rent for 7 Years Before Taking the Plunge

Buy-to-let investors across the UK have been told repeatedly since the start of last year that there's a chance their properties could come under pressure from the number of people buying their own homes, with demand in private lets likely to drop...

Tuesday 25 Feb 2014

UK Property Price Hits GBP 250,000 For First Time

The mean price of homes across the UK has now topped GBP 250,000 for the first time in history, according to the latest official figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...

Monday 24 Feb 2014

UK Homes Selling at Fastest Post-Recession Pace

The amount of time that UK homes spend on the market is at its lowest since the financial downturn, new data released has shown, as the supply and demand imbalance continues to push competition between buyers across the country...

Friday 21 Feb 2014

London Property Providing "Ripple Effect" for the UK

The UK's property market is now being boosted by the positivity that has been seen in London in recent years, which could be good news for investors who are looking for new areas to buy in...

Thursday 20 Feb 2014

Optimism Continues as the Order of the Day in UK Buy To Let

The levels of optimism seen in the UK buy-to-let sector in recent times is set to continue into 2014, according to recent reports. It said that demand is now so high that as many as four in ten landlords across the nation are looking to increase what they charge their tenants in the coming year...

Monday 10 Feb 2014

Buyer Sentiment Set to Remain Strong in 2014

The positive sentiment among buyers in the UK property market is set to remain in place this year, according to one firm, but for completely different reasons than those experienced last year...

Monday 03 Feb 2014

Buy-to-Let Mortgage Choice Could Boost Market in 2014

The buy-to-let market could be boosted this year by the sheer choice of mortgages lenders are bringing to the fore for those looking to put their money into a thriving residential lettings sector...

Friday 31 Jan 2014

Mortgage Market Growth To Continue Throughout 2014

Growth in the mortgage market is expected to continue throughout 2014, following a period of faster than expected growth in the lending sector during the second half of 2013...

Monday 27 Jan 2014

MMR Set To Change The Mortgage Market In 2014

The implementation of the new Mortgage Market Review (MMR) regulations from April this year will change the market, subduing any great growth in the mortgage and lending sector...

Friday 24 Jan 2014

Nationwide: Property Prices Rise 8.4% In 2013

Property prices across the UK rose by 1.4 per cent through December to mark a strong end to the year and leave the property market having grown repeatedly throughout 2013...

Monday 13 Jan 2014

Renters Make New Years Resolution to Buy

As the clock struck midnight on December 31st, many renters in the UK will have made a resolution to enter the property market this year. Indeed, in a move that could see rental prices stay flat for landlords in 2014...

Wednesday 08 Jan 2014

Choice Of Mortgage Products At 5 Year High

The choice of mortgages for residential property buyers in the UK is now three times bigger than in 2009, with 12,000 products on the market. This figure marks a five-year high for the industry, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB).

Tuesday 07 Jan 2014

Residential Mortgage Lending up 30%

Houses sold better than expected in 2013, boosting mortgage lending by 30 per cent since last year and far exceeding forecasted rates. The figures, provided by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), suggest continued growth...

Monday 06 Jan 2014

Interest Rates Threatening UK Property Market, BSA Claims

The UK housing market currently looks ripe with property investment opportunities, but buyers should beware that it could come under threat from rising interest rates...

Thursday 19 Dec 2013

Top Christmas Crackers from the Autumn Statement

Christmas might still be over a week away but the property world is feeling a little bit like it received some presents early in this year's Autumn Statement. And like with all good gifts, some reflection is due after the initial excitement...

Wednesday 18 Dec 2013

Bridging Loans Increasing Among Buy To Let Landlords

Buy to let property investors are increasingly opting for bridging loans, it has been revealed, driving up demand for this type of lending in the UK. There was a substantial 25 per cent increase in loans...

Wednesday 18 Dec 2013

Help to Buy Still Causing Confusion

There is still confusion over the government's Help to Buy scheme, according to Rightmove. Two months after the launch of the mortgage guarantee component of the initiative, research has revealed lack of knowledge about the specifics...

Tuesday 17 Dec 2013

OBR: House Prices to Grow 24% by 2018

Now is certainly the time for residential property investment in the UK, with house prices expected to grow by a staggering 24 per cent between 2013 and 2018...

Monday 09 Dec 2013

UK Rents are Historically Stable

Rents in the UK may have fallen in October, but historically they are stable, according to the latest HomeLet Rental Index. Last month the average sum paid by tenants stood at GBP 815, down 4.6 per cent from September...

Tuesday 19 Nov 2013

Demand for Property at 11-Year High

Demand for property in the UK is now at an 11-year high, meaning those considering real estate investment will need to come to the table with adequate financial backing...

Monday 18 Nov 2013

House Prices to Increase 25% by 2018?

Mainstream house prices will increase by an average of 25 per cent over the next five years, according to a new report. Savills' five-year forecast showed there is much confidence in the market, which will drive 17 per cent growth in the next three years alone...

Tuesday 12 Nov 2013

Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Causing Confusion

The mortgage guarantee component of the Help to Buy scheme is causing confusion among first-time buyers. A consumer survey revealed 43 per cent of those new to the property market and other home movers are unsure of the benefits the scheme will give them.

Monday 11 Nov 2013

Is London Reaching a Plateau?

Growth in London's property market has been the subject of much hubbub in recent times and it is starting to feel like the city's skyrocketing prices have no end. However, it seems the capital could be about to reach something of a plateau...

Friday 08 Nov 2013

Prices to Rise by 17% in Next Five Years

House prices are likely to rise by 17 per cent over the next five years, according to research from CBRE. Pent up housing demand in core markets, combined with the UK's economic recovery, improved lending conditions and a shortage of supply will send values upwards...

Tuesday 05 Nov 2013

What Does the Future Hold for the London Rental Market?

With the majority of new buyers continuing to struggle with house prices, the rental market in London and the south-east should remain strong in the future, with house prices in the capital and surrounding area rising more quickly than inflation...

Tuesday 29 Oct 2013

UK Average Residential Rents Continue Ascent

Property investment opportunities for landlords in the UK remain plentiful and as average rents continue their upwards path, the sector will only become more attractive...

Friday 25 Oct 2013

Perceptions of Growth at Record High

Perceptions of house price growth are now at their highest level on record, according to Knight Frank. Households in every region now expect the price of their property to rise over the next 12 months...

Thursday 24 Oct 2013

A Dozen Buyers for Each New London Property

There are now nearly a dozen buyers for each new property that comes onto the London real estate market, showing more and more people are eager to get onto the housing ladder...

Wednesday 23 Oct 2013

Rising Prices Driving Buyers Out of South-East

Rising property prices in the south-east are likely to drive first-time buyers out of the area, according to research from Cluttons. Over the next five years it is expected people will look elsewhere for cheap property, giving regional markets a boost.

Monday 21 Oct 2013

Record High for UK House Prices

House prices in the UK have now hit a record high, according to figures from the Office for National statistics. In August, the House Price Index surpassed its previous January 2008 peak by 0.3 per cent...

Friday 18 Oct 2013

First Phase of Help to Buy has ''Kick started'' the Market

The second phase of the government's Help to Buy scheme has now been rolled out, but it may be the first part of the initiative that becomes known as the runaway success...

Wednesday 16 Oct 2013

Tenant Charter Could be "Counterproductive"

The tenants charter proposed by the government to improve the rental market could be counterproductive, according to one industry expert. Landlord Assist explained to Property Wire that the reforms could cause the market to destabilise by working against landlords and forcing rents upwards...

Wednesday 16 Oct 2013

US Property Market Facing Monster Mash

The US property market is facing a "monster mash", which could put its ongoing recovery under threat and deter real estate investment. RealtyTrac, the housing data provider, claims there are two beasts looming over the sector and until they're thwarted, recovery will run the risk of collapse.

Tuesday 15 Oct 2013

RICS: Near Four-Year High for House Sales

House sales in the UK were at a near four-year high in the three months to September, according to the latest Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...

Monday 14 Oct 2013

Is UK House Price Growth Slowing?

UK house prices have found themselves on an upwards trajectory over recent months but growth could be slowing. The Halifax House Price Index for the three months to September showed that throughout the quarter values rose by two per cent - below the increases noted in June, July and August, albeit slightly.

Monday 14 Oct 2013

Govt Introduces Family Friendly Tenancies

The government is to introduce a series of measures that will encourage more family-friendly tenancies in the private rented sector. Communities secretary Eric Pickles announced the changes on October 2nd and, when in effect, the reforms will see an increase in longer, fixed-term contracts, while raising industry standards...

Monday 07 Oct 2013

Lending Improving But Still Below Average

Mortgage lending in the UK is increasing but it is still falling below the historic average. According to the Building Societies Association (BSA), there are sustained signs of recovery within the market...

Thursday 03 Oct 2013

Over-50s using property to fund retirement

Over-50s are increasingly planning on using their property to fund their pension, new research has revealed. Many plan on using equity release, while others will downsize or turn to renting in a bid to boost their retirement income - creating new opportunities for landlords...

Wednesday 02 Oct 2013

Help to Buy, The Bank of England and the Madness of Chancellor George

In what would seem to be a move to deflect the negative criticisms of the Help to Buy policy (or possibly a bout of madness), Chancellor George Osborne has taken the move to hand over control of the policy itself to the Bank of England – shrewd move one might think on the face of it, until you look at the Bank of England track record...

Tuesday 01 Oct 2013

UK Rent Hits Record High

Rent in the UK has set yet another record, with rates paid by private tenants jumping by four per cent in August.

Wednesday 25 Sep 2013

Healthy and Broad Based Recovery for UK

The UK property market is on track for a healthy and broad based recovery, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders...

Monday 23 Sep 2013

IMLA - Help to Buy Threatened by Rising Prices

The government's much-praised Help to Buy scheme is being threatened by rising house prices. According to the...

Monday 02 Sep 2013

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