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Friday News #055 – Chinese interest in UK property soars despite Covid-19

Friday News #055 - 1st May 2020 Another week in lockdown has passed, speculation continues to surround the UK property market in terms of the expected landscape for the remainder of 2020. The key, reliable sources in the industry maintain that the effects will be limited and that longer-term forecasts remain unchanged. As the UK lockdown currently shows no signs of easing, and due to the pandemic...

Friday News #054 – Latest figures show surge in rental demand

Friday News #054 - 24th April 2020 The UK remains in lockdown with newspapers reporting that a lift of restrictions might take place from mid-May that would include the opening of small non-essential shops, nurseries and potentially schools with the rest of the country gradually resuming business as usual in stages. In terms of UK property investment, savvy investors continue to register interest,...

Friday News #053 – High net worth individuals increasing liquidity for property investment

Friday News #053 - 17th April 2020 Speculation continues to surround the impact of Covid-19 as analysts offer their thoughts and the evidence to support their predictions. Whilst no one has a crystal ball, the UK’s property market is one of the most resilient in the world and generally, experts expect a swift turnaround; the impact of coronavirus is expected to be short-lived and limited. Where...

Friday News #052 – UK housing market could bounce back in Q4 2020

Friday News #052 - 10th April 2020 Traditional estate agencies have been forced to shut down during the lockdown, unsurprisingly with physical viewings and surveys not taking place the number of properties bought and sold will be lower during this period of time. The predictions for property values, however, are much less dramatic and apparently not quite as headline-worthy as they indicate that the...

Friday News #051 – CORONAVIRUS: The broader impact on property

Friday News #051 - 3rd April 2020 Whilst the mainstream property market is widely being reported to be on ‘pause’ there is still considerable activity taking place, albeit now from remote offices, to ensure exchanges go ahead, to manage negotiations and to assist buyers in securing properties. The property market is a fundamental part of the economy, and at this time, and historically, it proves...

Friday News #050 – TDS launches coronavirus guide to help landlords, agents and tenants

Friday News #050 - 27th March 2020 As of Monday evening, the UK was put on lockdown by prime minister Boris Johnson to combat the spread of Covid-19. We’d already moved into our home offices in advance of the official lockdown and are happily operating here as we would be in the office, with all face to face meetings being switched to digital, including our team coffee breaks. Whilst the majority...

Friday News #049 – UK interest rates slashed to lowest level ever

Friday News #049 - 20th March 2020 Property remains to be a far more stable and tangible asset than alternative investment types. Experts are predicting prices to steadily rise in 2020 despite the pandemic; the UK property market is incredibly resilient as history proves. Whilst there will be disruption to our usual routines, this time that many of us are now spending at home presents a great...

Friday News #048 – Coronavirus, How It Could Affect The U.K. Housing Market?

Friday News #048 - 13th March 2020 Wednesday was a busy day – the Bank of England stole the chancellor’s thunder by announcing a cut to interest rates on the same day as he delivered his first budget. This move is set to have a positive impact on the mortgage market and maintain property market stability in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. Whilst there might be a slowdown in activity in...

Friday News #047 – Speculation on the upcoming Spring Budget

Friday News 06th March 2020 Speculation is rife over what might or might not be included in the upcoming Spring Budget on March 11. As the first budget for both Boris Johnson and new Chancellor Rishi Sunak, many industry leaders are hopeful of impactful changes that will positively affect the property market. This time next week we’ll know where we stand and how the future is likely to be shaped for...

Friday News #046 – The gap between property supply and demand widens

Friday 28th February 2020 As reports continue to roll in about the increased activity being seen in the UK property market, the gap between supply and demand of property for sale and property for rent are becoming increasingly evident. For investors, the increasing demand for rental property is an encouraging indication for future tenant demand for a rental investment. The gap between supply and...

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