6 renter priorities that buy-to-let investors can’t afford to ignore

One Port Street swimming pool

In today’s competitive build-to-rent market, it is no longer sufficient to put a treadmill in a communal space and call it a gym. We’ve seen first-hand over the last two decades that the key to a successful buy-to-let investment is about putting the resident at the heart of their own living experience. This people-centric approach […]

Birmingham property prices set to rise by 19.2%

Birmingham Property

‘The Commonwealth Games Effect’ Since 1970, the UK has hosted the Commonwealth Games four times, and in the year following each event, property values increased by an average of 14.9% across these host cities. Following Manchester’s 2002 Commonwealth Games, from the torch being lit at the opening ceremony to one year later, house prices rose […]

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 […]

Mini-budget stamp duty cut: what you need to know

UK real estate

The September mini-budget In an attempt to make buying property easier for UK residents, unveiled as part of the UK government’s ‘mini budget’, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced cuts to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on 23rd September, coming into effect straight away. The Chancellor said: “Home ownership is the most common route for people to […]

UK Property Market Forecast 2022

UK Property Market

UK Property Market 2021 Property prices have risen consistently throughout 2021, with the second half of the year considered the ‘post-pandemic property boom’. UK house prices grew at the fastest rate in 15 years over the past three months, with the average home valued at GBP 20,000 more than this time last year, according to […]

The London property market

London bridge

The London Housing Market Report found that private rents are rising strongly while UK house prices appear to be stabilising. Although this is a generally positive message for existing London investors as they can expect higher rental returns and are likely to see some long-term capital growth, the report acknowledged that both rent and price […]

Why Property Investment is a Stable Investment

As well as being a global crisis for humanity, COVID-19 caused an unprecedented shock for the world economy, with an estimated 3.5% fall in global output in 2020. Despite this, the property market has remained relatively consistent throughout the pandemic. The main reason for this stability is the ongoing housing shortfall in the UK, with government […]

Buying UK Property Investments – A Guide For Overseas Investors Part One

New UK Rental Market Report Highlights Regional Differences.

Summary of overseas investment in UK Property As an investment destination, the UK has held itself in a strong position for many years and has developed a reputation for being a popular place for foreign investment. Overseas investment in UK residential property has remained high for so long for several reasons: In 2019, UK Prime […]

Best places to invest in UK property 2020

Best place to invest property

How To Choose a Location for an Investment Property There are a number of factors that help make a city a good proposition for property investment. Those cities that have strong price growth and the best rental yields in the UK all have several things in common: Sustained economic growth From new infrastructure projects, to […]

Property investment glossary: All the key definitions

Property Investment Manchester

Select Property Group has compiled a UK property investment glossary, listing some of the most common property investment definitions to help new and returning UK property investors. Do you know your PBSA from your HMO? Unsure of what exactly stamp duty tax is? Whether you’re considering a UK property investment for the first time, or […]

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