90,000 new homes are expected to be built along the route by 2021, doubling to 180,000 by 2026, and the ‘Crossrail effect’ on house prices has already started in central town and surrounding village locations close to the Elizabeth line stations. The benefits of locating offices near a station on the Elizabeth line have also been realised, as rents for office space have been experiencing far stronger rental growth than neighbouring areas since 2010.
The scale of demand in the UK’s rental sector is huge, motivated by several factors including difficulties for young people getting onto the property ladder and changing generational attitudes towards renting, creating what is becoming known as “Generation Rent”. Over...
The UK’s construction sector experienced stronger than expected recovery in June after struggling for the past year, with activity increasing at its fastest level in seven months. New orders at the fastest rate since May 2017 and the pace of job creation accelerated...
Planning red tape is preventing small and medium sized housebuilders who put up between 10 and 30 units per year (SMEs) from contributing towards the government’s housing figures. Planning procedures are still too complex which results in SMEs having to spend unjustly...
The Investment Property Forum (IPF)’s sixth annual survey shows a continued strong appetite for investment in UK residential property from institutions and large-scale investors, accounting on average for 8.6% of all UK real estate assets, the highest percentage for six years. Investment in the private rental sector now accounts for half of total residential investment, […]
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, an independent thinktank, has identified the massive shortfall of affordable homes in England, exposing the government’s building plans as falling woefully short of what is required. Supply has fallen short of demand by 30,000 every year since 2011, meaning that demand is outstripping new supply by 500 homes a week. On […]
Manchester has retained its position as the most attractive hotel investment destination in England outside of London in 2017 according to Deloitte’s annual European Hotel Investment Survey, outperforming Cambridge, Oxford and Bath. The growth of e-commerce requires the smooth flow of goods and this is spurring changes to the logistics industry, with 45 per cent […]
Retailing is changing at a dramatic pace thanks to the rapid adoption of digital technologies and the UK’s insatiable appetite for online retail. The UK is one of the most mature e-commerce markets in the world; in November 2017 online sales accounted for 19.8 per cent of total retail sales. The growth of e-commerce requires […]
InvestSure Limited, the UK’s leading independent online property marketplace where experienced property investors and funders are introduced to high quality, vetted property and development investments, has launched a new improved platform. It employs the latest technology to make investing and funding simple, providing developers with a fast and efficient way to access up to 95% […]