Month: December 2016

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December

2016

One Third of UK Landlords Left with Abandoned Properties

New Housing and Planning Act, Will It Help or Hinder Landlords Around 36% of landlords in the UK have had property abandoned by tenants at one point, according to new figures from the largest landlord association. Abandonment occurs when a tenant...

30

December

2016

Remortgaging in the UK Soars at 7-Year High of £6.4bn

The value of remortgage lending in the UK has increased 48% year on year and is the largest amount recorded since November 2008, according to new data. The figures from conveyancing firm LMS also show that the number of borrowers remortgaging exceeded...

29

December

2016

European Commercial Property Investment Surged 25% in 2015

European Investments in Commercial Property See Year on Year Improvement A total of €64.5 billion was invested in European commercial property in Q4 2015, taking volumes for the full year to €238.5 billion. This represents a 25% increase on 2014, according...

28

December

2016

Spain Remains Top European Property Investment Target

Spain #1 for Property Investments According to Knight Frank, active investors see Spain as the top investment target in Europe, with Germany following close behind. Knight Frank's recent European poll showed 27% of over 150 investors identified Spain as their preferred investment...

27

December

2016

London Falls from Grace with Property Investors in 2016

London: Slips out of the Top 10 London has slipped out of the top 10 best cities in Europe for investment prospects in property for the first time since 2012 to 15th place, thanks to high prices and a crunch on...

27

December

2016

Why Caribbean CIP schemes lag behind European options

Caribbean nations are playing ‘catch-up’ with European nations when it comes to property-for-residency schemes and although new programmes are being established, they don’t provide the same benefits as many in Europe. Take a case in point, the new Citizenship by...

27

December

2016

Report Reveals More Than 200,000 Homes Remain Empty in the UK

Empty Homes In The UK Total More Than 200,000 There are 203,596 long term empty homes in England valued at £38 billion, but the amount varies depending on location, new research from property crowd funding platform Property Partner has found. London has...

26

December

2016

Confidence Returns to UK Commercial Real Estate Sector

Report Shows UK Commercial Real Estate Sector Is On A High Confidence has returned to the commercial property lending market in the UK as new loan deals hit a post crisis high, according to a report from De Montfort University. The University’s...

25

December

2016

London House Prices Rise 400% in Last 20 Years

In 20 Years, Greater London House Prices Rise Above 400% Property prices per square metre have increased by 432% in Greater London against a national average increase of 251% over the past two decades, according to the Halifax UK House Price Index....

24

December

2016

Birmingham Displaces London as UK’s New Property Hotspot

Birmingham this year's most attractive city for property investment in the UK A new report published by the Urban Land Institute shows that Birmingham will overtake London this year as the UK's most attractive city for property investment, as Asian and American...

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