Rent increases reach a 13 year high as demand in city centres doubles. For the first time since the onset of Covid, London rents are rising.
Foreign investors and UK expats continue to be drawn to the 'safe haven' status and long term returns offered by the UK's residential property market. Almost 250,000 properties in England and Wales are registered to individuals with overseas addresses, up from less than 88,000 ten years ago.
House price growth in October was 0.7% month on month, taking the annual figure to 9.9% according to Nationwide. This takes the average price past the quarter of a million pounds watermark for the first time.
With housing one of the UK's largest carbon emitters, pressures are building on investors owning older properties. Legally required retrofit costs will run into thousands of pounds for each property. This is an issue that investors need to address right now.
With just 500 available apartment and enquiries running into thousands per week, central Manchester could run out of rental stock by year end.
There has been a higher percentage of older people investing in income producing properties as they approach retirement, a bigger rise than any other age group.
Northern England and the Midlands have provided investors with the strongest rental yields in recent years but with rent rises outstripping property prices the South is starting to close the gap.
Top ten lists tend to vary according to who's compiling them, but they do point towards useful trends. This one confirms a clear one - the North West continues to be the region offering property investors the strongest capital gains.
Like all holidays, the stamp duty relief has come to an end so it is no surprise that Nationwide reported a levelling off in house prices in September. Capital Economics and Hamptons shared their views on what we can expect next
In her first speech as shadow housing secretary, Lucy Powell introduced Labour's plans to limit the number of new homes sold to foreign investors. Will that really make a difference to the UK's housing crisis?
During the day - back to the office. Evenings - city living returns. June's easing of restrictions has released the pent up demand, causing a rush to rent city centre apartments. Who would ever have doubted it?
Since last summer, the UK property market has defied the pandemic and has seen prices rise by an extraordinary 13%. Are we the only country to see this phenomenon? Far from it. The UK doesn't even make the top ten
Our Twitter feed has filled up these past weeks with lenders announcing changes to their buy to let rates. Not since the early days of the pandemic have we seen so many cutting rates by so much.
Confounding expectations of an easing of house price inflation, prices rose by 2.1% in August, the second largest month-on-month increase in 15 years. This comes despite the maximum savings on stamp duty falling from £15,000 to £2,500.
A month ago we noted that John Lewis Partnership intends to enter the private rental market, building 10,000 new homes. Now Lloyds Bank has trumped that, intending to acquire up to 50,000 properties.