AirBnb vs. Long-term lets: Which is the better investment?

AirBnb vs. long-term let living room show suite

Short-term ‘AirBnb’ rentals vs. long-term rental properties is a debate that has sparked attention among investors in recent years. Both are lucrative property investment options with pros and cons, but the question every property investor wants to know is – which offers the best net rental yield and is most profitable for landlords? Read our […]

EPC rules & regulations for investors

As the impact of climate change is more widely reported than ever, the global shift towards more sustainable practices is set to dominate every sector over the next few decades. As one of the largest emitters of carbon dioxide (Co2), the property industry is under pressure to lead change. It is the responsibility of developers, […]

6 renter priorities that landlords can’t afford to ignore

One Port Street swimming pool

Since 2004, Select Property have been bridging the gap between the goals of investors and the demands of renters. In a post-pandemic world, renters are expecting more from their homes than ever before. Here are 6 renter priorities that landlords simply can’t afford to ignore when considering their next buy-to-let property investment. 1. Access to […]

How many bedrooms are best for an investment property?

How many bedrooms are best for an investment property?

As there are many variables determining the rental yield a property can offer, there is no one-size-fits-all answer on how many bedrooms are best for maximum returns. Studios, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments can all be lucrative options, and which one is right for you largely depends on your budget, rental property preferences and target […]

Where to invest in the UK property market in 2023


The UK property market has seen unprecedented changes since the start of the pandemic. From house prices continually rising to a shift in buyers’ preferences, COVID-19 has changed the way we live, rent, and buy property for the long term. Putting this impact into perspective, Halifax recently reported a staggering +20.4% increase in house prices […]

Should you furnish your rental apartment?

Furnished apartment in UK

What is a furnished rental property? Although the terms ‘furnished properties’ and ‘unfurnished properties’ seem relatively self-explanatory, these definitions and what they include can vary. Purpose-built properties nearly always have integrated white goods and kitchen appliances such as a fridge, cooker and oven, whether they are furnished or not. Typically, ‘furnished’ properties in the UK […]

How to make money with rental properties

Rental Property in UK

How can a property investor make money from a rental property? Savvy property investors enjoy rewarding returns through a balance of rental income (cash flow), and value appreciation (equity) in their property. Gone are the days of ‘buying and flipping’ a property to make a quick profit. Instead, property consultants advise to buy and hold […]

Understanding Your Tenants: Students vs Residential

UK students property

The pros and cons of investing in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) Before we look at the priorities and expectations of today’s rental market across the residential and student sectors, let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of investing in each. Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) PBSA is designed, developed and managed to deliver a […]

11 property investment questions you should ask before investing

Property investment questions

Property investment strategy questions 1. Am I ready to make a property investment? Although this seems like a simple question, it is important to have clear investment goals, an idea of budget and your personal finance to make sure it’s the right time to invest in property. While UK property is widely regarded as one […]

Is buying an apartment a good property investment?

buying an apartment a good property investment

Apartments vs. Houses for Investments In the residential market, the two most common investment property types are houses and apartments. While there are pros and possible cons to investing in both as we’ll explore the key differences in this guide, choosing a good investment largely depends on the individual’s preferences, financial goals, and the level […]

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