Do 1/5 of Britons prefer to rent property than own it?


Do 1/5 of Britons prefer to rent property than own it?

Above:20% of people renting in the UK either don’t want to own their property. Summary: 20% of people renting in the UK either don’t want to own their property or prefer the freedom to be able to relocate quickly New survey also reveals the many financial constraints renters cite for not being able to enter…

UK rental price growth slows but still over 10% higher than a year ago


UK rental price growth slows but still over 10% higher than a year ago

Rent price rises slowed in every region of the UK over the three months to August 2015 compared to the previous three months, the latest lettings index shows. But they are still rising at double figures rates on an annual basis and are now 10.5% higher than a year ago, according to the finding from…

UK house prices for August ‘through the roof’


UK house prices for August ‘through the roof’

Above:House prices see unexpectedly large hike in August, according to Halifax. House prices shot up by 2.7% in August, according to the Halifax, the highest monthly rise since May 2014. The surprise leap contributed to a 3% rise in prices over three months and annual house price inflation of 9%. The average house price now stands…

UK named among top global locations for property investment


UK named among top global locations for property investment

Above:UK named among top global locations for property investment Strong economic growth and significant undersupplies of new housing stock makes Britain one of the best places for high property returns. Summary: The UK has been named by Savills as the fourth best place in the world to invest in residential property Britain’s well documented housing…

85% of UK property investors want a fully managed property


85% of UK property investors want a fully managed property

Summary: Over 85% of investors admit that they don’t want to deal with tenants in their properties, while almost 90% feel aggrieved by tenants sending them communications regarding problems Maintenance costs and repairs continue to be one the greatest areas of concerns for investors Should more turn to a fully managed property investment? Over 85%…

City centre Manchester property ‘set for four-year price surge’


City centre Manchester property ‘set for four-year price surge’

Above:The Manchester property market is set to be one of the UK’s most lucrative over the coming years. Summary: City centre property assets in Manchester set for 26% price growth Rental prices in Manchester are also set to rise 9% next year The Manchester property market is beginning to attract the kind of international buyer…

Singapore-based property firm makes Manchester its first European investment


Singapore-based property firm makes Manchester its first European investment

About:The property investment potential of Manchester has been highlighted by four huge deals from Singapore Summary: Singapore-based property group makes first European investment in Manchester Manchester is widely regarded as the city offering investors the strongest future growth potential Many Southeast Asian investors are looking to avoid the worst of the Black Monday fallout by…

The GCC are buying into the UK’s Northern Powerhouse


The GCC are buying into the UK’s Northern Powerhouse

Summary: 24% of Select Property investors are from the GCC, with 18% from the UAE 42 of the 260 units at the new Manchester CitySuites scheme were sold to GCC investors Manchester is attracting world-leading organisations with 80 of the FTSEs 100 companies having representation Select Property, a regional and global developer, retailer and operator…

Strong property investment yields forecast for next 12 months


Strong property investment yields forecast for next 12 months

About:As year-on-year rental yields growth at a faster pace, the UK property market’s supply-demand gap is assuring further growth in the future. Summary: The pace of UK property rental yield rises continues to increase A growing gap between the supply of quality rental accommodation and the demand for the property will contribute to future increases…

Demand for UK property reaches 11-year high


Demand for UK property reaches 11-year high

Summary: More potential purchasers want UK property now than at any point in the past 11 years UK real estate is one of the world’s safehaven property classes, with strong supply and demand dynamics Strong demand for property is likely to drive capital value increases in the future Real estate investment in the UK has…