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Friday News #058 – Post-Lockdown Property Market Bouncing Back

Friday News #058 - 22nd May 2020 The UK property market is gaining momentum with buyers making swift and decisive purchasing decisions. Seasoned investors, in particular, are taking action knowing that as demand increases and more buyers return to the market the opportunity decreases. Lenders are returning to the BTL market in high numbers after briefly removing products and putting restrictions...

Friday News #057 – Moving home allowed as curbs lift on estate agents in England

Friday News #057 - 15th May 2020 This week the government announced a raft of measures to get the UK’s housing market back up to speed. Changes included the re-opening of estate agents, the extension of hours construction sites can operate and allowing removal firms to operate once more. Industry experts are largely in agreement that there is now a window of opportunity – such opportunity...

Friday News #056 – House price growth rose to 3.7% in April

Friday News #056 - 8th May 2020 The opportunity is now. The if, buts and maybes won’t profit from their time sitting on the fence; property investment isn’t a spectator sport. There are rumours suggesting that lockdown restrictions might be relaxed in the coming weeks and whilst things won’t immediately return to normal, there is pent up demand from buyers waiting to take action – at...

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...

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