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The DPS Rent Index Q3 2021 – Highlights

Rents continue to accelerate Over the last 12 months rents have increased by £38 to a national average of £818. The extensive growth is partly being driven by an increased demand for detached housing as tenants prioritise increased space and gardens as a result of the pandemic. Matt Trevett, Managing Director of The DPS said […]Read more

Top 5 towns with development potential 2021

The pandemic has accelerated a shift in the way consumers interact with physical space, with increased spending online and working from home having an impact on town and city centres up and down the country. Town and city centres have adapted for centuries on the whims of consumer behaviour, so don’t expect vacant Debenhams stores […]Read more

CrowdProperty launches product for developments without planning

CrowdProperty has launched a new product to support developers who wish to secure a development prior to receiving planning permission. The finance can be used for a range of projects, with a focus on conversions of existing assets to residential use. The product is even available to developers with limited experience provided they work with […]Read more

EWS1 forms scrapped for buildings under 18m

A panel commissioned by the government has found there is ‘no systemic risk of fire’ in smaller blocks, resulting in the EWS1 forms being scrapped for lower rise blocks. The advice states that fire risk should be managed through alarm systems and sprinklers wherever possible, and added that the majority of the low to medium-rise […]Read more

Planning reform incoming – 1st August

Changes to permitted development rights come into effect on 1st August 2021 Some of the most significant changes to the classification system of PD in a decade are coming into effect next month. So what are the main changes and what do they mean for developers? The new planning law enables unused commercial buildings to […]Read more

The UK’s rental landscape – Discover the top regions for yield growth

Homelet’s annual rental index has arrived – what picture does it paint of the UK’s rental landscape for the year up until May 2021? Rental yields rose 6.4% year-on-year across the UK (excluding Greater London), jumping to £854 while annual growth continues to drag in the city. Which regions saw the highest levels of growth? […]Read more

Key dates for your diary

After a brief teasing of sunshine we’ve enjoyed a wet and cold few weeks which can only mean one thing…summer’s on the way! As the months fly by make sure you don’t miss these deadlines 👇 📅 30th June – Stamp Duty Holiday Changes Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s initiative to boost the property market by suspending […]Read more

Lenders change their foreign national policy

Lenders are making changes to their residential and buy-to-let lending policy for foreign nationals following the introduction of the EU Settlement Scheme. Who is affected? Customers who are EU (excluding Republic of Ireland), EEA and Swiss citizens. What will you need to do? If you fall into one of the groups mentioned above you will […]Read more

Landlords: Electrical safety legislation

New legislation coming into effect on 1st April 2021 will force Landlord’s to have electrical safety inspections carried out by a qualified electrician at least every five years. Read more

Should I invest in property after lockdown?

As light draws at the end of the lockdown tunnel, we’ve had plenty of time to reflect on what our lives will look like in a post-pandemic world. You may have been wondering ‘is now the time to invest in property?’ Let’s look at why you might want to and how to make it happenRead more

Top tips for buying property at auction

Buying an investment property at auction can be a great way to snap up an investment below market value, but make sure you’ve done your research before you raise your hand... or click you mouse!Read more

Are HMO’s a good investment

Exploring the benefits and considerations of HMO’s and whether they are a good way to diversify your property portfolioRead more

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We hope to be reporting soon the return of lenders to the commercial playground after a mass slowdown since early 2020 caused lending to drop off a cliff.

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