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
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
Successful property design is about far more than just thinking about ROI (return on investment). No matter how stunning a building looks from the outside, it must also fit in with the local environment and complement its surrounding natural beauty. Continue reading
It could well be a better year for the UK’s property market as a whole, and particularly for tenants and first-time buyers. Various changes in government policy and an increase in construction projects look set to boost the fortunes of those looking to get started on the property ladder. Continue reading
Property experts Rightmove has predicted house prices will rise across England and Wales by 1% next year. However, they also point towards a decline of a further 2% in London in 2018. Continue reading
It’s not surprising that, in a world that is changing fast, many business sectors are having to fundamentally change the way they work. And the property sector is no different. Continue reading
Showing yet again that the property market is withstanding the economic uncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiations, the student housing market in particular is booming.
JLL (corporate investment property experts) predict that the student housing market will account for £1 in every single £10 invested in commercial property by the end of the year. Continue reading
One of the biggest news stories from this year’s Autumn Budget, announced by the UK Chancellor Philip Hammond earlier this month, was that first-time buyers are going to be given a leg up on to the housing ladder through a major change to the rules on stamp duty. The Chancellor announced that the Government will abolish stamp duty on homes under £300,000 – a move that could have a huge impact on many people who are trying to purchase their first home. Continue reading