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
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
Research shows that a much greater role is being played by office aesthetics in the recruitment of young people. Continue reading
The rise of flexible working and the phenomenon of renting desks rather than whole spaces is changing the way commercial property is managed.
It’s likely that an increasing number of large commercial spaces will be altered and converted into smaller units. These would be designed specifically to attract smaller tenants, including sole traders, start-ups and SMEs. Continue reading
A new report from the Adam Smith Institute lays out compelling reasons for the abolishment of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the UK.
There are arguments to support the idea that stamp duty on the sale of property is jamming the housing market, forcing people to stay in houses that are too large for them, and preventing people from moving areas to access the jobs they need. The report states that stamp duty is the most damaging tax in the UK, and that the Chancellor should have scrapping it at the top of the agenda in the run up to November’s budget. Continue reading
Employees spend a vast amount of their waking hours in the office environment, and work output is affected by the design surrounding them.
A work environment can help to positively influence ideas, creativity, passion, hard work and create a relaxed, fun environment. Continue reading
The number of transactions in the UK property sector fell again between July and August. This could be seen as evidence that the property market is beginning to stagnate. Continue reading
We’re living through a time of huge cultural shifts, including in the property industry. Within a few short years, there has been such a rise in the number of private renters that mortgaged home owners will soon be in the minority.
Experts predict that by 2025, just seven short years away, the number of households owned by mortgage holders will be under six million. At the same time, the number if households living in private rented accommodation will be slightly higher, at six million. Continue reading