Author: Nick Davies

Government has not provided clarity over status of EU citizens post-Brexit, say landlords

A body representing landlords in the UK says that many will be unclear about whether they can let their properties to EU citizens post-Brexit, amid confusion about the arrangements that will be in place.

UK property investors intend to buy more in 2019

A survey by property investment experts reveals that the vast majority of UK property investors are looking to maintain or grow the size of their portfolios in the coming 12 months, with a mere 11 per cent planning to reduce the number of assets they own.

Plans of new eco standards for homes expected within weeks

Plans for the Future Homes Standard 2025 announced by the Chancellor in his Spring Statement are expected to be announced soon with a consultation process promised for this spring.

Hotel investment in the UK made £7.4 billion last year

Investment in the UK hotels industry hit £7.4 billion in 2018, a £1.7 billion increase year-on-year, a rise of 29 per cent, and 102 per cent above the 12-year average, according to the latest research by property experts.

Property sales in UK increased at beginning of this year

Residential property sales in the UK were positive at the beginning of the year, up 0.8 per cent between December 2018 and January 2019, official data shows. Overall there were 101,170 residential sales, taking them 1.3 per cent higher than January 2018, according to the figures from HMRC.

Thousands of landlords could unknowingly have inaccurate EPC certificates

Up to 2.5 million Energy Performance Certificates in the UK are wrong due to inaccurate measurement standards and practices and it means landlords could be unwittingly breaking the law.

London is the World’s Top Destination for Investment in Commercial Real Estate

London is still top dog for investment in commercial real estate even with ongoing uncertainty about Brexit. New research has shown, London is well above Manhattan and Paris. According to the analysis report from international real estate firm Knight Frank.

Lloyds offering 100 per cent mortgages to first-time buyers

First-time buyers will be able to receive a 100 per cent mortgage from Lloyds bank for the first time since the financial crisis. The caveat being that the lender must be assisted by a family member.

Law Commission to improve Right to Manage process for leaseholders

A proposal has been put forward by the Law Commission that would improve a leaseholder’s ability to manage their buildings on a daily basis.

A ban on private rented sector tenant fees will be put in place on 1 June

On 1 June a new law banning private rented sector tenant fees will come into effect.