New energy efficiency rules for residential landlords in England and Wales

Since April 2018, landlords in England and Wales have only been able to contract new tenancies if the property in question has an energy performance rating of E or better. A further statutory instrument has been passed which specifically addresses the situation of landlords who are unable to access financing […]

UK city regeneration – the next big investment opportunity?

UK High Streets have reached a ‘tipping point’. That was the view of a recently published parliamentary inquiry report on UK high streets. The shift to online sales (now accounting for 20% of all retail sales); the upward revaluation of business rates, previous planning policies; and local authority financing constraints […]

Court of Appeal delivers controversial leasehold property decision

Long leaseholders of residential flats across England and Wales could face significant difficulties in what they are permitted to do with their properties as a result of a controversial Court of Appeal judgment. The ruling, which has generated substantial commotion in the property world, has the potential to thwart residential […]

UK property demands are changing: how should investors respond?

Housing needs in the UK are changing amid declining levels of home ownership and lifestyle shifts. Rather than the traditional ‘buy-and-hold’ model, residential housing needs are shifting towards developments that are built for rent and aimed towards a specific demographic who are at a particular life stage. As such, funding […]

Budget Reaction For The Property Market

Following today’s autumn budget announcement, a number of the UK’s leading property specialists have commented their opinion below. Jason North Associate Director and London Property Specialist says… “If, in a parallel universe, the EU referendum had not come about, this chancellor’s budget would have been welcomed as an uplifting and forward […]

What may the 2018 Autumn Budget have in store for landlords?

After a turbulent couple of years, landlords will be hoping for respite and perhaps positive news from the Autumn Budget, which will be delivered on Monday, October 29th. Much of the UK’s financial landscape has been dominated by Brexit during 2018. Initial optimism that a deal would be agreed between […]

What tenants want – Three tips to help landlords attract good tenants

The UK property market can seem a contradictory place. On the one hand, there’s clearly a shortage of residential property and that definitely includes rental property. On the other hand, even in the most buoyant markets, landlords are still in competition with each other for the best tenants. With that […]

Brexit and the property market – what could a ‘no-deal’ mean?

With the clock ticking and headlines full of rifts between the UK and the EU, the prospect of a “no-deal Brexit” now has to be seriously considered. Here, we look at what a “no-deal Brexit” could mean for the property market. There is no such thing as the UK property […]

1 in 3 see property as a way to pay for retirement

A recent survey by The Office for National Statistics shows that one in three now see property as a way to pay for retirement. With property value skyrocketing, it is not surprising that 29% of people aged 25 to 44 years old see property as a far more favourable investment […]