January 10 2020, Editorial Team
7 Reasons To Invest In Bradford Buy To Let
When deciding to purchase buy to let properties, Bradford may not be one of the first locations that springs to mind. However, it is a city on the rise that holds a lot of potential for investors. Here are the Top 7 reasons why to invest in Bradford 1. Low costs, high yields First and […]
January 7 2020, Editorial Team
Can Leeds build the MIT of the North?
For those that don’t know, MIT, or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is among the foremost universities for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just next to Boston, this pioneering university has educated some of the most innovative scientists, mathematicians, astronauts and leaders the world has even known, from Richard […]
December 19 2019, Editorial Team
University Cities Offer The Best Returns for Property Investors
Every year thousands of people flock to university towns in search of opportunities, but it isn’t just the students that can benefit from what a university city has to offer. Development and growth provides a wealth of investment possibilities for the surrounding areas; and it just so happens that the best rental yields on offer […]
December 17 2019, Editorial Team
Post-election property analysis
Just before the general election we wrote a post outlining the approaches of the UK’s main political parties to property and property investment. We also predicted a comfortable win for the Conservatives, which would likely bolster the value of the pound as such a result would represent a certain amount of stability. In reality the […]
December 10 2019, Editorial Team
The General Election and property – how might landlords be affected?
Last week we wrote an article on the value of the pound, and talked about what seems likely to many – that the Conservative Party will win a majority and deliver Brexit as promised. Such political and fiscal stability could cause the pound to rise, having overseas investors lose their advantage on weak sterling of […]
November 28 2019, Editorial Team
Overseas investors can still get in ahead of the rise in pound sterling
Investors are becoming more confident in the prospects of the pound sterling, thanks to the likelihood of a conservative victory in the General Election and a corresponding delivery of Brexit. This comes somewhat in spite of a recent Labour surge in popularity, slightly closing the gap in the most recent polls. What does this mean […]
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
The new HQ of Channel 4 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 Leeds, in early 2020. The move comes as part of Channel 4’s ‘4 All the UK’ strategy, designed to attract and develop talent […]
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 opportunities 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 […]