07 09 2020Read article
As a central city in the Northern Powerhouse that has welcomed huge inward investment in recent years, Manchester boasts a thriving property market and a prime position as one of the UK’s top rental hotspots. 2020 has been another record year with many new developments being completed in response to high demand for residential space.
The fundamentals behind demand for property in the city remain strong and are supported by ong[...]
COVID-19 has transformed working life as we know it, with thousands of employers rethinking the real value of having a physical space and the benefits of having employees work from home. In turn, employees are reconsidering their work-life balance and noting an improvement in their wellbeing and lifestyle when working from home.
With the when and how of work life returning to pre-coronavirus conditions still hanging in th[...]
Since Birmingham was confirmed as the host of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in December 2017, the city has welcomed great financial investment and witnessed exponential growth, regeneration and development.
The CWG is set to be the biggest event ever hosted by the West Midlands region, specifically B[...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world as we know it. This unprecedented series of events has had a dramatic impact on the economy and while the headlines have been all doom and gloom, this shifting economic landscape has actually created new and unexpected investment opportunities for those savvy enough to find them.
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world as we know it. This unprecedented series of ev[...]
Investors have welcomed the news of a stamp duty holiday announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak in his recent summer statement. The threshold at which stamp duty kicks in was increased from £125,00 to £500,000 – the changes came into effect in England and Northern Ireland on the 8th July and will continue until the end of March 2021. So, what does this mean for investors?
These changes are set to benefit buy to let investors, second home purchases and portfolio lan[...]
All of the most substantial investment portfolios have one thing in common – they have been built around the concept of resilience. Market fluctuations are par for the course with any investment interest, and the COVID-19 situation has emphasised the importance of creating a balanced portfolio through diversification including assets that can hold their strength during more extreme periods.
The pandemic has caused many individuals to reassess their portfolio from both risk tolerance [...]
The UK property market has long held appeal to overseas investors thanks to a range of evergreen features that make it a smart and reliable choice. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the landscape has changed slightly but the appeal of the UK as a property investment prospect stands firm.
North and South First, we must acknowledge the fundamentals that long ago established the U[...]
We are still very much in the heat of the coronavirus pandemic but now that the restrictions are slowly starting to ease, people are beginning to consider what the post-lockdown world will look like. We already know that the property market all but shut down once lockdown hit with a knock-on impact on property prices which is expected to last for the rest of 2020.
However, last week brought extremely positive news as the decision was made to reopen the prop[...]
Whenever any society faces a time of economic uncertainty, people will question whether they should pursue their investment interests or bide their time and keep a close eye on the market.
The UK property market has already demonstrated its resilience during months of Brexit negotia[...]
Towards the latter part of 2019, the UK rental market was influenced by a busy political landscape as the UK saw a much-anticipated General Election, along with protracted negotiations and a final decision on Brexit. Against this tumultuous backdrop, we are pleased to say that the rental market firmly demonstrated its resilience, with UK rental growth up +2.6% annually to £886 PCM in Q4 2019 – the highest rate in three years.
When we look at the market on Q4 2019 from a supply-demand perspective, we can see that this r[...]
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