Category: UK Property

Manchester & North Set for Boost in Government Investment?

Following the general election result, the Treasury is proposing to reform rules dictating which cities and regions receive government investment. Summary: Manchester and the north of England could become the focus of new government investment and spending targets The UK Treasury is looking to redefine the rules which outline how, and where, the government makes significant economic investment In December 2019’s general election, Boris Johnson’s Conservative won a majority, thanks in part to historic victories in constituencies across the north of England   Could the result of the 2019 general...

Property Investment & UK General Election 2019 – Reaction

The Conservatives have won a large majority at the UK general election. With Boris Johnson elected prime minister, here’s what property investors need to know. What’s happened? The UK general election, held on Thursday 12th December 2019, has resulted in a majority victory for the Conservative party. Boris Johnson has been elected as prime minister. With 365 Conservative MPs elected, Mr Johnson now has a majority in the House of Commons of 80. He hopes this will help him to pass more of his party’s pledges through Parliament. Following the result, the...

Affinity Living Embankment West Wins Big at National Property Awards

Select Property Group’s project in Manchester city centre scooped the Residential High-rise Development UK prize at the 2019/20 UK Property Awards at a prestigious ceremony in central London. The project forms part of a wider neighbourhood of regeneration located on the former site of Manchester Exchange station. The Embankment neighbourhood will become the gateway to this newly developed district – with Affinity Living Embankment West as the highly desirable residential development at the very heart of it. At a cost of £10 million, this is undoubtedly one of the most...

Property Investors in UK Make Their Move as Pound Falls Sharply

UK property investment just got even more affordable for overseas investors, as the pound dropped to a 28-month low against the dollar following the renewed possibility of a no-deal Brexit. Find out what this means for you – and why now is a good time to invest. Summary: Sterling dropped to a 28-month low against the dollar on Monday (29th July 2019), with experts stating more falls could be on their way It came as the new UK government, led by Boris Johnson, made it clear that they are actively preparing...

Young Tenants Driving Demand for Build-to-Rent UK Property

Millennials that don’t want to own their own home, or those that cannot enter the ownership sector, are primed for a new rental alternative, at a time when mortgage redemption rates in the traditional buy-to-let sector surge. Summary: Millennials are ready for a new solution in rental accommodation and are helping to drive the growth of the UK’s build-to-rent residential property market It comes as new figures suggest that the number of private landlords leaving the UK’s traditional buy-to-let property sector is rising Over the next decade, the number of...

Key UK Property Investment Sectors to Quadruple in Value

A new report estimates the purpose-built student accommodation, build-to-rent residential and retirement sectors will eventually reach a combined value of £880 billion, as private and institutional investors from around identify the huge opportunity in these assets. Summary: Three of the UK’s biggest purpose-built property sectors are forecast to rise in value by four times their current combined amount Purpose-built student accommodation, build-to-rent residential and retirement property sectors are receiving increasing levels of global investment, particularly from institutional buyers “The fundamental demographic and economic changes supporting these sectors are difficult for...

UK Rental Property Continues to Attract Investment from Global Institutions

A £750 million investment fund launched by a US property fund is just the latest institutional buyer to acquire assets in the UK’s rapidly expanding build-to-rent sector, with investors drawn to the market’s ability to “generate strong cash flow”.   Summary: Up to £2 billion could be invested in the UK’s build-to-rent sector by a US property institution, continuing a trend of global investment into the market Between January and March 2019 alone, £1.04 billion was invested into build-to-rent projects by institutional investors The sector generates “strong cash flow” and,...

Why South African Investors Are Diversifying with UK Property

Ahead of elections, and with the ongoing economic negativity, many investors in South Africa are taking action by moving their money abroad. Here’s why property in the UK can help you to reduce your portfolio’s risk and grow your wealth in the long-term. This election could prove critical for South Africa’s economic future. South African’s are set to hit the polls on 8th May amid the backdrop of some of the worst economic conditions the country has faced in over a decade. High levels of inflation. Poor wage growth. Rising unemployment....

Here’s Why Gulf Investors Are Buying UK Property

As the real estate market in the Middle East stabilises, Gulf investors are diversifying their property investment portfolios and flowing their money into the UK real estate market. GCC nations including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain have all invested in several UK real estate assets in the past few years due to their strong yield projections. Manchester and the Northern Powerhouse attracted some of the highest levels of foreign direct investment of any UK region outside of London, according to research from Ernst & Young. GCC Investors Agree that UK...

UK Property Remains Attractive Despite Brexit Concerns, New Research Finds

Despite wider economic uncertainty caused by Brexit, a new survey suggests that investors are not shying away from the UK’s property market and won’t be changing their investment motives. Summary: New research suggests that the majority of British property investors have not let Brexit impact their investment decisions Market Financial Solutions say that “Brexit-fatigue” has not affected real estate as an investment The increase in population in northern UK cities continues to push prices up for purpose-built student accommodation and modern purpose-built residential rental property   57% of British property investors...
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