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UK Property Investment Increases 8% In A Year

UK Property Investment Increases 8% In A Year

UK Property Investments Rise By 8% During 2014

UK property investment is booming again, thanks in part to the Government changes to the way pensions are controlled. The changes allow interested property investors to release pension funds for property purchases early, because bricks and mortar continue to offer a greater return than pension funds currently provide.

Property investment in the UK is becoming even more popular with the number of property investors increasing by 8% during the past year, according to data recently released by letting agent, Ludlow Thompson, with landlord numbers rising to approximately 1.63 million controlling approximately 3.1 million private rental sector (PRS) properties in the UK. 

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2014 UK Property Prices To Increase Further

2014 UK Property Prices To Increase Further

UK Property Prices Extend Best Run Since 2007

There was some good news for property investors looking for capital appreciation this week as it was reported that UK property prices have continued to rise, increasing for the 14th consecutive month in March 2014, the longest run of price growth for nearly 7 years.

Residential property values across the UK increased by an average of 0.6% in March, with the South West and East Anglia regions recording the largest property price increases of 0.8%, according to data supplied by Hometrack Ltd.

Yorkshire & Humberside and the North West regions registered the smallest gains, with property values increasing by just 0.2% in March 2014.

Even independent surveyors are forecasting property prices to increase by a further 6% this year and are including this information on property condition reports for prospective purchasers.

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UK PRS Expanded By 1 Million Households In 5 Years

UK PRS Expanded By 1 Million Households In 5 Years

One Million More Rented Households In UK
Since 2009 With More To Come

It has been well documented over recent years that there has been a cultural and generational shift towards renting in the UK with “Generation Rent” emerging as the dominant force in the UK property market.

The shift towards the continental style of living in rented property has been largely influenced by the difficulty for people to raise the necessary deposit and finance for property ownership.

CBRE believe that significant activity by UK Buy-to-Let property investors and foreign nationals acquiring property in major towns and cities within the UK has also contributed significantly, and the influence of these interested parties is still growing.

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Manchester Leads UK Property Boom

Manchester Leads UK Property Boom

Manchester Leads UK Property Boom

Increasing property prices are not just a phenomenon belonging to London and the South-East of England, as new data from Nationwide shows that all UK regions are now enjoying increasing property prices as the property boom continues to gather pace.

Every region across the UK saw property prices increase year-on-year, ranging from a 14.9% annual increase in London to a 1.9% uplift in the North.

Nationwide reported that property values increased by an average of 8.4% across the whole of the UK in 2013, as the market revival became increasingly broad-based, but Manchester emerged as the property boom city, with property prices up by 21% over the last year, to reach an average value of £209,627 (GBP).

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Average PRS Rents Hit New High

Average PRS Rents Hit New High

Buy-To-Let Property Investors Benefit
From PRS Rent Increases

The average rent in the UK’s private rented sector has increased to approximately £757 (GBP) per month, the highest level ever recorded, as rental prices increase by 1.8% on the previous month.

The data is from the latest Buy-To-Let Index, published by LSL property services.

PRS rents are 2.1% higher than they were in September 2012 and tenant demand is still strong with lettings activity growing by 9.2% over the last 12 months.

Average PRS rents are now £13 (GBP) per month higher than the previous all time record set in October 2012, when monthly PRS rents averaged £744 (GBP) per month.

Nine out of 10 UK regions saw rents rise between August and September 2013 with the fastest monthly rise observed in the South East, where PRS rents are 3.3% higher than they were a month ago.

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UK Buy-to-Let Needs New Landlords

UK Buy-to-Let Needs New Landlords

The demand for rental property in the UK is such that many experts are predicting that as many as 1 in 5 households will be living in rental property as tenants by 2016.

In order for this estimate to be accurate there will need to be an additional 1.1 Million more rental properties made available in the UK private rented sector.

Experienced property investors are expanding their rental property portfolios and the demand for rental property is so strong that many new property investors are being encouraged purchase property for longer term rental yields and become landlords.

UK PRS landlords are reported to control as many as 4.8 Million PRS rental properties throughout the UK, up from the reported 2.5 Million in 2002.

PRS rental properties in London account for 27% of all residential properties while social renting now accounts for just 24%.

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Mark I’Anson – Dominate Your Ground 

Dominate Your Ground by Mark I'Anson

Dominate Your Ground by Mark I’Anson

Dominate Your Ground” is the revolutionary new book from Mark I’Anson, the renowned investment property trader, trainer and coach. 

Dominate Your Ground” details highly innovative techniques, all designed to dramatically improve your wealth opportunities through successful UK residential property trading and investments. 

Learn how to effectively and profitably set up as a property trader, learn the business from the start, source the RIGHT below market value properties, convert and close deals, all from one of the country’s leading authorities on the subject.  

This book is a MUST read for anyone who has a genuine interest in trading in property and wants to realise an un-rivalled level of profit from property!

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UK attracting Overseas Property Investors

UK attracting Overseas Property Investors

High Rental Yields Producing Property Profits

Chinese, Malaysian and Far East property investors are buying large swathes of investment properties in the UK as they are being drawn in by strong rental yields and weak economy as the price of Sterling (GBP) is overshadowed by the strong Yen.

This influx of Far Eastern property investors is driving the demand for new build investment properties in the UK’s major regional cities and their appetite for property profit is outpacing demand from Greek, Italian, German and other European property investors who are also keen to snap up property bargains.

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Get Into Buy To Let While You Still Can

Buy to let provides long term security

Property investors should still be benefiting from lower mortgage repayment rates, as many will have now reverted back to their lender’s Standard Variable Rate (SVR) and the record low Bank of England (BoE) base rate remaining at 0.5% has certainly done property investors a huge favour.

This is of massive benefit to property investors as a lot of buy-to-let mortgage deals do not have typical SVR’s but they do revert to a rate that tracks the Bank of England base rate.

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Tenants Prepared To Pay More Rent For London Property

Rental prices in the UK have been rising steadily for some time and rents in London have risen by 12% over the last year and look set to continue rising for years to come.

Rents Reach Record High and Continue to Rise

UK Rents Reach Record High and Continue to Rise

Central London residential rents rose 3% during the third quarter of 2012 and rental prices are predicted to rise even more over the next ten years as the supply of housing in the capital fails to meet the needs of people working in the city.

The Government forecasts a rise in residential household numbers in London of between 34,000 and 38,000 annually up to 2028, however this estimate is over ambitious according to some forecasts.

The author of a new report claims that based on development levels over the last ten years, an optimistic estimate of the number of homes which will actually be delivered each year is just 21,000.

The Government estimates were exposed in a new independent research paper, commissioned by Cluttons, called ‘Renting in London: The Coming Boom’, written by Professor Michael Ball.

Professor Ball says that the supply deficit offers attractive opportunities for residential property investors to provide long-term rented accommodation for those living and working in London. Although market cycles may affect yearly returns, income yields are expected to rise along with significant capital growth. He also forecasts average rent increases of 5% annually over the next ten years, exceeding house price growth of around 4% per year.

The research paper’s conclusion predicts a significant housing shortage, with people either paying more, crowding into existing homes or being priced out of the city.

Currently almost two-thirds of households rent in inner London and 40% in outer areas, roughly equally divided between private and social housing.

The lettings market in London continues to strengthen, as demand is still far outstripping supply. Transaction levels in terms of rental deals done rose by 31% compared to the second quarter and 8% more than the same period in 2011.

The average rent increase of renewing tenants in London during the 3rd quarter of 2012 was 4%.

Residential lettings partner at Cluttons, Lynn Hilton, said: “The private rented sector feels the strong pressures of a growing population and workforce, being both the first point of contact and the safety option for many people searching for housing. New jobs being created in London are increasingly for well-paid and highly qualified staff. Those tenants in the higher income groups, including families, will be a growing component of the rental market, seeking good-quality accommodation over longer periods. The pressure of demand from tenants wanting to live in the city will underpin rental growth at a level ahead of the historic long-term trend.”

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