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  • Insight: Could the post-Covid construction boom be over?
    The number of planning approvals dipped in April and appears to have continued into May, signalling the end of the post-Covid construction boom. That is according to construction industry intelligence provider Barbour ABI, which looked at the data for planning applications, planning approvals and contract awards for the previous month… Read more »
  • Convivia announced as new shirt sponsor of QPR
    Property and technology investment firm, Convivia, has become the new shirt sponsor of Championship side Queens Park Rangers - better known simply as QPR. A three-year deal that will display the brand on the front of QPR’s home and away strips has been signed, with Convivia acting as sole principal partner. Roy… Read more »
  • Investors – where are the five most profitable cities for furnished properties?
    New research has revealed how much money landlords and investors can make in cities around the UK by furnishing their property - and the difference is quite signficant in many cases. The study from CIA Landlord Insurance also examined where there is high demand and active listings for furnished properties,… Read more »
  • Auction roundup – do auctions still have a long way to go?
    This week, PIT looks at research that suggests auctions aren’t as popular as they seem. However, the latest news from SDL Property Auctions, Clive Emson and Allsop holds a strong argument, with each auctioneer reporting successful auction results for June, and anticipating an even stronger July. Auctions account for less than… Read more »
  • Investors need to ‘up their game’ – tenant demand shifts to BTR
    Hatch Interiors, a UK specialist in furniture collections, bespoke interior design and build-to-rent (BTR) schemes, has carried out a 1,000-strong UK-wide survey to provide an insight into the minds of tenants. It says landlords and investors need to ‘up their game’ as modern renters expect beautiful homes and great service. A push for… Read more »
  • Bradford – City of Culture 2025 crowned the UK’s number one yield hotspot
    The crown of UK’s number one yield hotspot goes to Bradford, according to new research compiled by PropertyData and Sequre Property Investment. The city, which was recently crowned City of Culture 2025, recorded rental yields of 11.6%, closely followed by Dundee at 10.1% and Sunderland in third place at 9.9%.… Read more »
  • Barkingside Up! More than 90 affordable homes in the pipeline
    Transport for London (TfL) is putting its heads together with regeneration specialist, Vistry Partnership, and housing association, Peabody, on proposals that could deliver over 90 new affordable homes in Barkingside, Redbridge. These homes, urgently needed in the capital, are set to be a range of one, two and three-bed homes which will span… Read more »
  • Modular housing set for a boost as build costs soar – claim
    The homes we live in will increasingly be constructed off-site as investors and developers strive to balance spiralling costs with net-zero ambitions. That is the view of property finance specialist MSP Capital, which addressed record inflation coupled with tighter energy efficiency standards. Experts at the lender predict a growing role… Read more »
  • New UKAA CEO: 'rental reform will narrow the gap between PRS and BTR'
    The UK's Build to Rent (BTR) sector continues to grow and evolve, which arguably makes the role of the market's trade body increasingly important. Brendan Geraghty recently took over as the new CEO of the UKAA - the main membership body for the UK BTR sector - replacing Dave Butler.… Read more »
  • The rush is on to close sales before mortgage rates increase
    We all know that there is uncertainty in the market at the moment and predictions are that interest rates will go up and that inflation will continue to rise for some time to come. This is having an impact on property buyers who require a mortgage, as rates are on... Read more »

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