November 25 2019, Editorial Team
As Demand Continues to Outstrip Supply, Rental Prices Could Skyrocket
According to the latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the number of active renters searching for properties continues to outstrip supply. With a predicted 15% increase in rental prices by 2023, RICS detail that rental supply has seen a consistent fall for nearly two years, even with the increase in demand […]
November 20 2019, Editorial Team
New Film Studios are Coming to Leeds!
A little while ago we wrote an article about how Channel 4 are moving a huge segment of their operations to Leeds, by transforming the Majestic Building into their new HQ by early 2020. Now we’re excited to report a further development in Leeds’ expanding film and TV industry: Leeds City Council has agreed to […]
November 8 2019, Editorial Team
House and Rental Prices on the Rise
As the latest figures from HM Land Registry reveal, the average UK house price now stands at £230,292 while the average monthly rent is £959. Let’s take a look at the history of the UK property buying and rental market, the areas with the highest increase and the reason why house and rental prices continue […]
November 6 2019, Editorial Team
How is Leeds becoming a 21st century city?
A growing population and a focus on major industries has set aside Leeds as an unofficial capital city of the North. Regeneration is now propelling Leeds into the future with a number of projects designed to firmly establish the city as a major player in the UK’s economy. Statistics published last year by the Centre […]
October 30 2019, Editorial Team
What is South Bank Leeds?
South Bank Leeds is a massive regeneration project aiming to double the size of Leeds city centre by transforming the ex-industrial area south of the River Aire. This 253 hectare space is the size of 350 football pitches, and will be transformed into a ‘globally distinctive’ destination for living, learning, creativity, leisure and investment. 8,000 […]
October 24 2019, Editorial Team
There Are An Estimated 1.1m Female Landlords in the UK
When it comes to business, there are more women turning hard work into success than ever before. In decades gone by, women didn’t have the same financial goals as men nor did they have the opportunity but that is all changing. For example, research carried out just a few years ago found that over half of […]
October 23 2019, Editorial Team
Which UK cities are seeing the highest house price growth rates?
There’s a new kind of north/south divide in the UK. Property growth in the main southern cities is seeing the poorest rates in seven years, whereas in the North prices have been steadily rising, according to the Zoopla and Hometrack house price index. In this article where going to look at the data to see […]
October 16 2019, Editorial Team
Channel 4’s new HQ is coming to Leeds
Did you know Channel 4 are moving a huge segment of their operations to Leeds? The new Channel 4 national HQ is due to open its doors in the Majestic Building in early 2020. The move comes as part of Channel 4’s ‘4 All the UK’ strategy, designed to attract and develop talent from across […]
October 9 2019, Editorial Team
Lack of Demand for Office Space Creates Fresh Investment Opportunities
Whether it is in London or any other area of the UK, there is still plenty of opportunity for investment in property. There is still a considerable demand out there for housing but with such little supply, it has meant that prices are being driven upwards. From an investors perspective, if finding that right property […]
October 8 2019, Editorial Team
Bradford is bidding to become UK City of Culture 2025!
The West Yorkshire city of Bradford is due to spend £1.4 million on a bid to become the UK’s City of Culture in 2025. A number of the city’s key cultural institutions have come together to form the Cultural Place Partnership which will drive the bid forwards as they contest against the likes of Chelmsford, […]
September 27 2019, Editorial Team
Why Invest in Sunderland in 2019?
Like many cities in Northern England the northeastern maritime city of Sunderland was once a giant of manufacturing. With times and technologies changing, these entire regions have tended to fall by the wayside, certainly when compared to London and the South East. However, there are strategic drives from government at both a national and local […]
September 24 2019, Editorial Team
Spotlight On: The Loom at Vulcan Mill
As the redevelopment of Manchester continues, urban developments such as The Loom at Vulcan Mill play a crucial role. This architecturally pleasing building was once home to one of the most influential metalwork factories in Manchester. However, it has now been transformed into a contemporary residence that is set in a prime location. This superb […]
September 18 2019, Editorial Team
Why Should Property Investors Consider Sheffield in 2019?
At first glance Sheffield is a fairly innocuous city, and perhaps doesn’t have the glamour of some other northern cities like Leeds or Manchester. However, a population of 518,090 places it 6th in the UK (measured by Primary Urban Area), and an economic output of £31 billion per year makes it an important part of northern […]
September 11 2019, Alexander Pooley
What is Stamp Duty? – Updated for 2019
Stamp Duty Land Tax applies to the transfer of ownership on land and property in the UK that meets certain conditions. Over the years the rules have changed, but we’ve compiled this guide to give you the most up-to-date facts. What is Stamp Duty? When buying property in the UK it is important to be […]
September 9 2019, Editorial Team
Which UK Towns Might be Worst Hit by Brexit
A no-deal Brexit could cause problems for towns in London’s commuter belt and beyond. The more polarised a town’s or city’s property market is, the harder it could be hit after a no-deal Brexit. The great thing is – it’s not all bad news. During the most volatile political times of the last 40 years, […]