The UK residential property market continues to remain stable with mortgage lending forecast to grow in 2018. This will positively impact the demand for housing as more prospective home-buyersare expected to opt for mortgage, especially with the rates being affordable, this year.

London does not fail to surprise! The UK capital is ranked No 1 in the “Cities of Influence” report brought out by leading global real estate company Colliers International, further raising its reputation globally. As the financial capital of Europe, London has maintained its pre-eminence by marching ahead of other cities in several parameters.

MIPIM 2018 to focus on the future of urban living

The world’s premier property market – MIPIM 2018 – which is set to commence from March 13, at Cannes in France, has attracted the attention of the stakeholders of the real estate sector, as this year’s theme “Mapping World Urbanity” synchronises with the ongoing trend worldwide. 

Innovation is the Way Forward for UK Housebuilders to plug the gap

A latest report on the UK housing market by the Lloyds Bank emphasises on the scope for technology innovation among housebuilders to meet the growing demand for quality housing. The Lloyds Bank report comes at a right time because in the absence of innovation, the gap between the demand and supply of housing in the UK cannot be plugged.

UK's Housing Stock Value Crosses £7 Trillion Mark

If you own a house in London, then you have a reason to celebrate! The total value of the UK’s housing stock passed the £7 trillion mark for the first time ever and now stands at £7.14 trillion, making it the top residential investment hub in the world.

London Top Global City for Real Estate Investments

London emerged as the top property hub for global investors last year edging out New York, which was ranked No 1 in 2016, according to a survey conducted by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE).

UK house builders optimistic about prospects

The house builders in the UK, who faced a challenging year in 2017, were optimistic about the prospects in 2018 with several factors supporting the growth of the housing market.

UK Budget: Positive impact on property market

The UK Budget announcements provide welcome relief to the property market, particularly first-time buyers, enabling growth of housing stock. The private rented sector has been spared from any new regulation, thereby maintaining the demand momentum for all categories of houses.

Nationwide House Price Index

If you are under the impression that the widening gap between demand and supply of houses is the only reason for price inflation of residential assets in the UK, you could be wrong. For, latest research has revealed that international migration is also a growth driver of housing in England, especially London.

London is Europe’s fintech hub; investments continue to flow

Ever wondered why London is the favourite city for global investors, business travellers and tourists? The answer lies in the city’s strong business fundamentals, rich culture, heritage and history, and showcase places. Now, there is a new sobriquet to London – fintech hub of Europe!

Global Power City Index 2017

For the sixth year in a row, London is at the top spot of the Global Power City Index (GPCI), which is brought out by the Institute for Urban Strategies, The Mori Memorial Foundation.

Rental Market Risk Report

Yet another interesting dimension is emerging out of the UK housing crisis with the latest survey revealing that tenants with poor credit rating are more likely to be shunned by landlords.

UK’s first-time buyers continue to expect help from parents to climb property ladder

Access to finance continues to remain a major concern for first-time house buyers in the UK, as 66 per cent of adults aged 18-40 years are expecting to receive help from family to get their foot on the property ladder.

London remains the undisputed financial capital

Many analysts, market observers and economists had predicted that London would lose the tag as the world’s top financial centre following UK’s exit from the European Union. But it turns out that London continues to remain the undisputed financial capital of the world with the gap between its nearest rival further widening!

London home-buying activity maintains buoyancy

The London housing market continues to remain active with the number of home buyers increasing by 6 per cent during the second quarter (April-June) 2017 despite multiple challenges.

£54 million to transform local communities & release land for UK new homes

In a major impetus to housing in the UK, the government has announced a £54 million package to transform local communities and release land for thousands of new homes. The latest announcement should come as a relief to the residential sector in the UK, as house prices are increasing making it difficult for prospective buyers, especially first-time buyers, to acquire a home.

London retains its real estate capital crown!

Here’s an encouraging news for investors in the London property market – the city continues to remain as the most traded one surpassing New York by attracting investments worth US$ 17.5 billion during the first half of 2017. Last year, around the same time, New York topped the list at US$24.3 billion, but in 2017, the real estate investments into the US city have reduced to US$ 11.2 billion.

UK landlords anticipate another ‘crisis’ due to ‘Buy-to-Let’ tax changes

The National Landlords Association (NLA) in the UK has expressed fears that the recent changes to the way the buy-to-let properties are taxed could lead to the next “pension crisis,” as property owners are increasingly depending on their residential assets to save for their retirement years.

Housing crisis preventing younger couples from expanding families?

Facts are stranger than fiction, and the ongoing housing crisis in London seems to be caught in a vortex! The latest research study contended that spiralling prices of houses in the UK was preventing young couples from having kids.

Opportunity for developers from homes for multigenerational living

UK’s NHBC Foundation has published an interesting research report, which elaborates on a new opportunity for developers to build homes for households, which contain two or more adult generations. As of now, the sector is one of the least exploited as builders continue to meet demand for housing in high growth areas.

Despite price inflation, first-time buyers continue to drive housing in the UK

The housing market in the UK continues to be dictated by price inflation, as first-time buyers are finding it difficult to climb up the property ladder. But they continue to dominate the housing market driving the growth despite a steep increase in residential property prices.

Demystifying role of overseas investors in London property market

Over the last few years, there have been arguments holding the global investors responsible for the housing crisis in London. Many of those opposing international investments in the UK property market even attributed the housing price inflation to these global players.

Smart City vision will fuel London property market

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, recently outlined his vision for London to emerge as the world’s leading ‘Smart City’, and this is another important and positive development for the property market.

Transforming Real Estate – Impactful 7 Trends

The global real estate sector is undergoing a major transformation and the UK, one of the top property markets in the world, cannot remain insulated from the changes.

London property market stable for next 5 years

The London property market will remain stable for the next five years with an appreciation in the capital values of the assets in double digits till 2021, according to new research.

NLA Landlords Survey Q1 2017

Landlord profitability is at an all-time high while rental yields remain largely stable in the UK residential property market, latest research by the National Landlords Association (NLA), reveals.

Stability in Central London market

The Central London rents remain stable... The prime yields remain stable... Supply continues to increase across Central London... Investment stocks remain in high demand.

1-bed apartment in Sky Gardens, SW8

1-bed apartments are popular in London, where real estate prices are among the highest in the world, and now they continue to command a premium price.

Housing crisis: Focus on expediting delivery period from present 3 years!

Even as demand continues to outstrip supply of housing in the UK, the timeline for delivering a house continues to remain close to 3 years! This is clearly an agonisingly slow pace, especially when the cost of construction, continues to climb, adding to the house prices.

Sky Gardens, Nine Elms SW8

Here’s another reason as to why rank London ranks among the top global real estate destinations – Europe’s financial capital is home to as many as 4,750 Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs) next only to New York, which has 6,570 UHNWIs.

Sky Gardens, Nine Elms SW8

London continues to remain among the top real estate destinations of the world with more and more skyscraper projects changing the landscape of Europe’s financial capital.Data released by Tall Buildings Survey (New London Architecture - NLA) found out that work began on a new skyscraper almost every week in 2016 in London.

Real estate investment: London reigns supreme for 6th consecutive year

London continues to maintain its preeminent position in Europe for investments in real estate. For the sixth consecutive year, London has been ranked as the most attractive European city for real estate investments, according to a survey conducted by top real estate advisory firm CBRE.

MIPIM 2017 to explore ‘New Deal for Real Estate’

MIPIM 2017, the world’s leading property market, is underway in Cannes, France, and it is buzzing with activities, as influential international property players from the office, residential, retail, healthcare, sport, logistics and industrial sectors have gathered for four days of networking, learning and transaction.

House prices continue to grow in the UK, as completions fall

The latest House Price Index from Halifax shows that the prices in the UK residential market are continuing their upward trend. This demonstrates the stability of the residential property market, which had witnessed a slowdown during mid-2016 given several developments.

private Rented new Build Supply

The private rented sector in the UK is now worth £1.4 trillion or equivalent to approximately five-and-a-half times the gold reserves of the US, it is revealed by Savills in its latest report - Residential Property Focus – Issue 1.

UK House Price Index England: December 2016

The latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI) calculated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that Kensington and Chelsea command the highest house prices in 2016 reaching an average of £1,317,424, registering an increase of 4.2 percent over 2015.

Time to adopt offsite modular construction to overcome housing crisis in the UK

With the UK government releasing the Whitepaper on housing, the focus is on speeding up the delivery of quality homes as the gap between the demand and supply is widening with thousands of families remaining out of the housing network.

2 Key Findings - December 2016 Overall Rents Rise Across the UK - Year on Year Since December 2015, average rents in the UK have risen by 1.17%. In England, rents were up 1.15% to £1,220; in Northern Ireland they rose by 0.63% to £559; meanwhile in Scotland rents rose to £721 following annual growth of 1.42%; and in Wales the average rent is up 1.43% to £634.

Tenants of one-bedroom apartments in London, one of the top real estate markets in the world, are spending a significant proportion of their disposable income, in paying their monthly rents, the latest Landbay Rental Index has revealed.

National Audit Office report provides grim picture of UK housing

The ‘Housing in England: An Overview,’ a report prepared by the National Audit Office of the UK brings to light the seriousness of the housing crisis faced by the country. It has recommended the speeding up of housing delivery on a priority basis if the gap between the demand and supply must be reduced in quick time.

First-time buyer affordabilty in the UK

The Council of Mortgage Lenders in the UK has released the November 2016 statistics on borrowings by home-buyers and the data reveals that the housing market remains stable. In fact, the mortgage activity is 5 percent up sequentially throughout October 2016, increasing marginally by 2 percent for the corresponding period in 2015.

Multi-pronged approach for London’s housing crisis

Commercial and residential property services provider JLL in its predictions for 2017 has observed that the number of new houses likely to be built this year will be slightly below the 2016 level in London.

UK Commission seeks to empower Councils for fast-tracking Affordable Housing

The Housing Commission, which is constituted by the Local Government Association (LGA) to examine housing supply, in its final report, has made revolutionary suggestions, including freeing Councils from restrictions on their borrowing to build more affordable homes and making it easier for them to compulsorily purchase land that has planning permission for homes but which is not being built out.

UK’s Estate Regeneration

The latest guidance issued by the UK government’s Department for Communities & Local Government on “Estate Regeneration National Strategy” is timely and a welcome move, as it aims to address the housing crisis from the long-term perspective.

International brands ensure record year for London commercial property market

London continues to remain the top destination for international brands and retailers despite the recent political developments in the UK. A latest research conducted by commercial real estate services provider CBRE revealed that more than 75 new retail brands have set up shop in London, especially in Central London, Mayfair and Chelsea in 2016!

 international tenants make up for a large section of the tenants in the Home Counties.

The super prime rental market in the Home Counties is witnessing growth with rich tenants showing more interest in localities outside of London.

Home buyers in London pause to look closely at the exquisite London properties for sale

UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced a slew of measures in his Autumn Statement to support the housing sector and the stakeholders concerned should welcome them, as they are aimed at resolving the housing crisis from the long-term perspective.

Home buyers in London pause to look closely at the exquisite London properties for sale

Contrary to popular perception that London may not remain the preferred destination for investing in the property market for international buyers following Brexit, a research has found out that there has been an actual increase in such transactions this year.

Home buyers in London pause to look closely at the exquisite London properties for sale

With another 50 days left to complete 2016, global real estate services provider JLL has brought out five interesting issues that are likely to mark the housing sector in the UK next year.

Home buyers in London pause to look closely at the exquisite London properties for sale

The prices of properties, as well as rents in the East of the City are gradually increasing owing to a combination of favourable factors, according to the latest report released by global real estate services provider Savills.

Home buyers in London pause to look closely at the exquisite London properties for sale

That the uncertainty in the UK property market is a short-term trend has been revealed by the latest Residential Market Survey conducted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which established an increase in buyer interest for the first time since February, 2016.

Property prices throughout the UK have risen steeply especially in London

Amidst growing concerns over the future of the UK property market comes a critical finding that the average price of houses have increased by 8.4 per cent in the last 12 months.

UK Chancellor heading to Number 10 to announce new measures to help the struggling housing market

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond’s latest announcement is a timely intervention to end the UK housing crisis, which is spiraling out of control.

Sky Gardens luxury apartments for sale are excellent investments

Nine Elms, the greatest transformational story at the heart of the world’s greatest city, now has another feather in its cap – Apple! The world’s largest company by market capitalization will be moving into the Battersea Power Station redevelopment by 2021.

The increase in mortgage lending has proved beneficial to the London property market

Amid speculation over the future of the UK property market comes the revelation that gross mortgage lending increased by 7 per cent in August, providing fresh impetus to the UK housing market.

This magnificent London property in the Royal Docks has a variety of spacious apartments to rent

Are you planning to move to the Royal Docks and looking for a brand new property with several lifestyle amenities for rent?

Exquisite new build property in London constructed by our talented builders

Is rent control an option to resolve the current housing crisis in the UK? Of late, there has been a debate, especially among tenants, about the benefits of reintroducing rent control.

Growth of London property rents raises concerns in several sectors

The word is out – the average monthly rent for a one-bed London apartment has inched closer to the £1,500 mark. This is not only shocking for Londoners, but provides adequate food for thought for the stakeholders of London housing, as this is not the direction they want the city to grow.

New homes for sale in London are sound investments as property values rise

The latest UK Residential Market Survey (August 2016) conducted by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) reveals certain interesting developments and is an encouraging sign for UK property stakeholders.

This spacious five bedroom apartment to rent in SW18 offers panoramic river views

If you are looking for a property to rent in London, then this is the right time to go for it. Rents in Central London have fallen by 3.6% while the inventory increased in July, according to a recent market report from property consultancy firm Knight Frank.

Central London prime retail property yields high returns making it a significant investment segment

The investment in Central London prime retail property in the first half of 2016 has crossed a record £1bn indicating that the financial capital of London continues to charm investors.