North-west named as hot region for investment


North-west named as hot region for investment

Above:The north-west property market is the second hottest nationwide, giving investors hitting an affordability ceiling in London an opportunity for profit. Summary: Investors are looking towards the north-west as the most up-and-coming region to invest Over half of all investments are believed to come from overseas in 2016 Growing northern cities such as Manchester are…

Investors leave London seeking higher returns


Investors leave London seeking higher returns

Above:Commercial property in London struggles to give attractive returns, with investors looking to other regional cities and sectors for value. Summary: Like residential property within the capital, commercial property in London is offering shrinking value The ‘Northern Powerhouse’ is giving investors reason to diversify their portfolio with property in cities such as Manchester and Liverpool…

£250 million invested in Manchester residential property


£250 million invested in Manchester residential property

Manchester continues to attract investor interest, with £250 million placed into residential property and the largest take-up of commercial space in the north-west The north-west led all regions for new build properties commissioned since July, with a quarter of a million invested in Manchester alone A growing professional population in Manchester have seen nearly 40,000…

UK cities house prices on track to grow by 10% in 2015


UK cities house prices on track to grow by 10% in 2015

Large regional cities across the UK are experiencing strong growth in house prices, with the highest rates of growth found in Scotland and the north. House prices in UK cities are projected to reach 10% by the end of the year Price growth sharpest in Scotland and the north of England Manchester is experiencing the…

UK buy-to-let booms with 54.1% sales increase. Will it last?


UK buy-to-let booms with 54.1% sales increase. Will it last?

Above:Will the upcoming change in mortgage tax rules ever slow the buy-to-let industry? Summary: August sales of buy-to-let properties in the UK increased by over 50% against last year’s figures So far in 2015, £25.62 billion has been spent on buy-to-let assets Property investment in the UK is being driven by a huge supply and…

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%…