Investment

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Average UK rents reached an all-time high in August

The average rent in the UK reached an all-time high of £970 in August, up by 2.4% on the same time last year, according to the latest lettings index. When London is excluded, the average rent in the UK is £802, this up by 2% year on year while in the ...

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Why buy-to-let is the preferred choice for property investors

It says a lot about the overall strength of the UK’s property market that in spite of all the unwelcome upheaval of recent years, no less than 73% of investors believe that buy-to-let property in the UK is still the best and least volatile long-term investment. That’s according to research ...

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What opportunities has regeneration created for buy-to-let clients?

The regeneration process is expected to remain an important focal point for any government, never mind who the Prime Minister is.   Regeneration is about improving areas and the quality of life for people in and around that area. It is happening all over the UK in some form or another, although ...

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Weak pound opens door to expat investors

If you have just returned home from a holiday overseas, you will know all too well about the impact of the struggling pound. But just as a weak pound has made it more expensive for you to buy dinner or hire a car, it has made UK property far more affordable ...

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UK rental sector generates more income than 130 countries

Tenancy costs in the UK's private rental sector eclipses the GDP of 130 countries around the world and several FTSE 100 companies, according to research from rental app Bunk. When multiplying the number of tenants in the UK by the average annual rental cost, the estimated annual value of rental payments ...

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House prices predicted to rise by 2% in UK

The average price of a home will rise by 2% over the next year, with northern regions performing more strongly than those further south, according to predictions from the UK’s biggest property website. Rightmove said it expects to see asking prices rise by 2% in 2020 – and that the election result could pave ...

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Scottish house prices rising at faster pace than rest of UK

House prices in Scotland increased ahead of the UK average in the year to June, according to new figures. The average price of a property was £151,891, a rise of 1.3% on the previous June and faster than the UK average of 0.9%, statistics from the House Price Index (HPI) show. It found house ...

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Scotland’s property market reaches 11-year high ahead of Brexit

Scotland’s property market has soared to an 11-year high ahead of Brexit, research indicates. Property transactions worth more than £8 billion were recorded between January and June this year, the best for this six-month period since 2008, according to Aberdein Considine’s quarterly property monitor. High sales in the second quarter, from April ...

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Lack of supply fuelling rise in Scottish property prices

Latest Registers of Scotland data shows a 2.6% rise in Scottish house prices in Q2 A continuing fall in the number of properties being put on the market is behind the modest rise in Scottish house prices seen in latest figures, according to a new report. Strutt & Parker’s Scottish Quarterly Residential ...

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How to choose an investment property

PayProp’s head of data and analytics, Johette Smuts, said the data shows enough to be cautiously optimistic about a continual recovery in the rental market. Property prices have been leveling off for some time now in almost all areas around the country, making this a good time to venture into buy-to-let ...