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Airbnb manager hits £1bn milestone – is the short-lets market now unstoppable?

By |2019-11-15T10:03:05+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

GuestReady Group, a leading short-term let and Airbnb property manager, announced this week that it has passed the milestone of $1billion (approx. £778 million) assets under management. The PropTech startup, which only marked its third anniversary in August, now operates in 14 cities across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The company...

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Aldermore launches new 5-year BTL remortgage product

By |2019-11-15T10:03:00+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

Aldermore has expanded its buy-to-let remortgage range with the addition of a new five-year product aimed at both individual and company landlords with single residential investment properties. The lender’s new product is available at 3.68% up to 75% loan-to-value (LTV) with a £1,999 fee, no valuation or fund transfer fees, and...

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House prices predicted to end 2019 at 4% annual growth

By |2019-11-15T10:03:04+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

House prices in England and Wales are set to end the year 4.1% higher than at the end of 2018, reallymoving’s House Price Forecast for November anticipates. The comparison site is able to provide an accurate three-month property price forecast based on the purchase price agreed in August, September and October...

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Interiors for the investment market – a growing collaboration

By |2019-11-15T10:03:03+00:00November 15th, 2019|Property News|

Chris Dale, the co-founder and CEO of Investa, tells us why he launched an interior design brand especially for the investment market. We launched Investa in 2019, after recognising the demand from property developers, investors and estate agents who had come to us at Vesta, our first interior design brand. This group...

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“Stop meddling!” – stark warning from surveyors to government

By |2019-11-14T10:02:50+00:00November 14th, 2019|Property News|

The normally-sedate Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has issued an unusually stark warning to government, telling it to “stop meddling” in the private rental sector. Tamara Hooper, RICS’ policy manager, says: “Persistent government meddling in the private rented sector has dampened landlords’ appetites to invest and expand their portfolios, with many...

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Agents are less efficient because software is poorly integrated – claim

By |2019-11-14T10:02:51+00:00November 14th, 2019|Property News|

A PropTech firm says lettings and sales agents are less efficient because software providers and the wider industry have done too little to integrate their systems and activities.  agentOS, an agency operating system, says a more collaborative approach to integration industry-wide could save agents a significant amount of time and money...

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Stinging attack on private rental sector by left-leaning think tank

By |2019-11-14T10:02:53+00:00November 14th, 2019|Property News|

Another think tank has come up with proposals to scrap Section 21 eviction powers and cap rents - and it also doesn’t hold back saying what it thinks of the private rental sector in general. In a new wide-ranging and radical report on altering fundamental parts of the British economy, the...

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ESTAS launches its own fully-fledged review platform

By |2019-11-14T10:02:52+00:00November 14th, 2019|Property News|

ESTAS, the national customer service award scheme which recognises estate and letting agents,  conveyancers and mortgage advisors, has now fully launched its own review platform. The invite-only platform enables firms to send out a service review request via email or text, asking clients to rate the customer service they received during...

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Prime London location is latest to secure a Build To Rent scheme

By |2019-11-14T10:02:52+00:00November 14th, 2019|Property News|

Canary Wharf is the latest prime area of London to secure a Build To Rent scheme.  10 George Street, by Canary Wharf Group’s BTR operator Vertus, says 10 George Street is to be the first of three planned Build To Rent schemes in the area.  Apartments at the 37-storey 10 George Street...

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The best performing parliamentary constituencies for house price growth

By |2019-11-14T10:02:55+00:00November 14th, 2019|Property News|

What has happened to residential property prices since the last general election just two years ago? On a national scale, the data points to stagnation, but what about on a local level?  The last general election was just 29 months ago, and the country will return to the polls next month...

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