Category: Property Experts

Will technology disrupt mortgage industry?

According to Intelenet Global Services, there are a number of businesses that aim to use technology to disrupt the process of buying property.

Lord Fox makes case to abolish business rates

Liberal Democrat Lord Fox has argued against the business rates system

Property provides strong yields investors looking for

Following the 2008 financial crisis, investors have found it both more difficult to find high-income yield investments and loans to finance investments.

Retail property rents rising despite retailer failures

Despite the collapse of many retail chains, property companies report an increase in rental values, but the accuracy of the data has been questioned.

Overseas investors spend £7 billion on London property

According to estate agents Knight Frank, overseas investors paid a total of £7 billion on property deals in London during the first six months of 2018.

New energy efficiency rules affect pension funds

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) rules were introduced in April 2018 and require most buildings to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of between A and E.

Increase in house prices and landlords selling up

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor’s (RICS) house price index published in August 2018 revealed that house prices in the UK rose

Interest rate rise should have ‘minimal impact’

Last week’s Bank of England interest rate rise to 0.75% should have little effect on the property market, according to a number of agents.

Property firm warns of difficulties when owning medical properties

Primary Healthcare Properties (PHP) specialises in owning and managing healthcare properties, and its manager Harry Hyman has warned investors that are new to the healthcare property market to

Estate agent aims to shake up sales of commercial properties

A new online estate agent has created an online platform that aims to disrupt the way commercial properties are sold. The founder and CEO of Virtual Commercial, Andrew Vertes, an experienced estate agent, observed how residential house selling had changed over recent years. Websites like