There’s no denying that Brexit has been a divisive issue since the referendum vote of June 2016. And while we don’t formally leave the EU until March 2019, there have been various effects on the economy and, of course, property.
While the initial burst of doom and gloom predictions surrounding the economy didn’t come to fruition, there has been a surge of interest in property around the UK which has boosted regional areas. Continue reading
Last week the Prime Minister announced a major overhaul to the planning framework in the UK, in a bid to deliver the number of homes we need.
The reforms focus on maximising land use, strengthening protection for Green Belt land and putting more emphasis on turning planning permissions into actual homes. Continue reading
In 2018, first-time buyers often face an uphill struggle to get on the housing ladder in. It can be extremely challenging for couples to produce the required deposit, be accepted for an appropriate mortgage, and be able to pay it back. Continue reading
It was inevitable that some uncertainty would arise due to the Brexit vote in 2016. And while this once looked like it would threaten to overshadow the property market in the UK, experts are beginning to agree that momentum will pick up when we finally leave the EU in 2019. Continue reading
Most regions of the UK have seen a rise in asking prices since the beginning of 2018, leading to a justifiably optimistic feel for the sector.
The latest property pricing index from Rightmove shows that the Midlands is leading the way with prices rising more than three times faster than the national average. This rise in asking prices is fuelled by record home hunting activity in the country. Continue reading
Just over 12 months ago, prime minister Theresa May announced a White Paper laying out what the government planned to do to “fix our broken housing market”.
In this blog, I’m looking at what’s changed, what’s been achieved and what’s to come. Continue reading
Directly investing in commercial property is becoming a simpler, faster and more accessible prospect for private investors in the UK thanks to the rise of Proptech (property technology) in the sector. Continue reading
Fortitudo Property has generated in excess of £5 MIllion as part of the Community Infrastructure Levy in Poole (CIL). And part of this goes towards the CIL Neighbourhood Portion fund that is earmarked specifically for local infrastructure projects to improve facilities including local open spaces and plan, transport, health, education and more. Continue reading
At Fortitudo Property we’re focused on helping to shape and build communities through our developments and industry expertise. Helping buyers to enjoy fairer treatment and get the best value for their money is part of our remit. Continue reading
The start of a new year is always a good time for property investors to take stock and decide where their portfolio should go in 2018.
Living habits are changing, as are tenant preferences. These, along with increased government pressure for landlords to be much more professional, all combine to influence the UK’s buy-to-let sale over the next year. Continue reading