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Bristol named as city with highest level of tenant demand in the UK

Bristol has highest level of tenant demand of all UK cities at 50%, followed by Newport in Wales with a demand score of 39%, while Nottingham, Plymouth, Cambridge, Portsmouth and Bournemouth also scored above 30%. Oxford at 29%, Manchester at 26% and Glasgow at 25% completed the top 10 hottest spots ...

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Best university towns and cities to invest in a buy-to-let

Best university buy-to-lets Only one in five landlords are willing to rent to students. However, student buy-to-lets offer some of the highest yields on the market, generating more than similar properties in the same area by an average of a third. A steady year-round supply of students, a large number of ...

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Average house price rises by 2.2% in Scotland

Two-thirds of residential property sales worth more than £1m last year were in Edinburgh The average price of a Scottish home has risen marginally in the last year, according to official records. Registers of Scotland found the average cost of a residential property rose by 2.2% to £178,991 in the ...

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UK Cities House Prices Index – April 2019

UK city house price inflation is registering +1.7%, down slightly on the level of growth 12 months ago. In London the average discount from the asking price has increased from 1% in 2016 to 5.7% today. Price growth weakens across southern England UK city house price growth is running at +1.7% ...

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Residential property sales up 3.3 per cent in Scotland

The latest quarterly house price statistics from the Registers of Scotland (ROS), covering the period from 1st January to 31st March 2019, revealed the average selling price in Scotland was £174,317, a 0.3 per cent decrease on the same period last year. Sales volume was up 3.7 per cent year-on-year, and ...

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New report predicts property prices in Bristol will outperform London in 2019

Latest research by international property company JLL anticipates that house prices in Bristol are set to increase in 2019 by around 1.5 per cent. The ‘Find the Gap’ report predicts that the South East will not experience any growth in house prices and London will manage around 0.5 per cent. The report ...

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How to properly value the ROI of your rental property

If you are thinking of investing in a buy-to-let property, you should take into account the rental yield. Michelle Niziol explains how to do that and why it is important. For landlords and property investors, one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a property is its rate ...

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Glasgow Rental Returns Quickest in UK

Glasgow rental returns have been found to be the best the UK for returning buy to let property investors original outlay. With Glasgow rental returns averaging £10,140 per annum, the original average property cost of £129,764, plus property tax of £5,190, giving a combined total of £134,954 was recouped in just ...

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Edinburgh is student accommodation ‘hotspot’

Edinburgh is student accommodation 'hotspot', says Knight Frank report   Edinburgh has become a hotspot for investment in student accommodation, according to Knight Frank’s Global Student Property 2019 report. The independent commercial property consultancy found the Scottish capital was the third most popular destination in the UK for investment in purpose-built student accommodation ...

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House prices are soaring because homeowners are ‘bored of Brexit’

House prices are soaring because homeowners are "bored of Brexit" and want to get on with their lives, a new report says. The average asking price on a home jumped by nearly £3,500 in April - marking the biggest month-on-month uplift in over a year - according to Rightmove property website. It ...