September 14, 2016

Learn what it takes to be a successful property developer at the LendInvest Academy

Accessing finance and purchasing land is notoriously tough for developers who are just starting out. But in our experience, lending since 2008, it’s not just access to finance and land that’s hard to find, but access to the right skill set. One in four people who apply for LendInvest development finance can’t secure funding because...

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September 13, 2016

Dismantling these barriers to small-scale housebuilding will get more homes on UK streets

The lack of affordable, decent homes is affecting families across the whole country. Working at the grassroots with small developers, we believe the Government can do more to solve the housing crisis by lifting the barriers these SMEs face as they attempt to put more homes on UK streets. Recent decades have seen the numbers...

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September 13, 2016

Our response to the CLG Committee inquiry into capacity in the homebuilding industry

This is our official response to the review by the Communities and Local Government Committee into capacity in the homebuilding industry. We welcome consideration of the capacity of the sector by the Communities and Local Government Committee. At the same time we encourage the Committee to work with a range of industry participants to identify...

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September 5, 2016

House prices rise by 27% in three years in top uni towns

People who bought properties in top uni towns have seen house prices go up by more than £27,000 over the past three years according to new research by HouseSimple. That’s enough to cover tuition fees on a three-year degree course. Online estate agent HouseSimple researched local property markets to calculate house price growth since 2013 and found that...

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September 2, 2016

Who to follow on Twitter to keep apace with PropTech

We list the 21 top influencers on PropTech Twitter and people you should be following to keep up with the latest PropTech news

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September 1, 2016

Auctions: a guide to buying property at auction

If you’re looking to invest in property, buying at auction could well be for you. The process itself seems simple enough, you bid, you buy. But it helps to understand exactly what you can expect and what to do to get the most out of the opportunity. Buying property at auction is so popular these...

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August 31, 2016

House prices up 0.6% but what does the future hold?

Nationwide has published its latest House Price Index, revealing that house prices increased 0.6% in August. But the future of property prices are far from certain. “That house prices went up last month, despite the post-Brexit uncertainty, is a reflection of the sharp imbalance between supply and demand of property in the UK. The House...

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August 25, 2016

Now more than ever, we need to back the small developer

In the context of the current housing deficit, the latest housebuilding stats aren’t great. But what does doing better look like? The Department for Communities & Local Government published its latest figures today, which revealed that housebuilding starts in England rose 2% in Q2 compared to the previous quarter and 6% on a year-on year basis....

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August 24, 2016

Which student accommodation makes the best development proposal?

In recent years student accommodation has risen from a niche asset class to a global powerhouse, here are the pros and cons of the different property types

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August 18, 2016

Get clued up with these top tips for developers interested in student property

Student towns are an excellent option for investors; there’s a steady stream of demand with each new academic year delivering prospective tenants. With A Level results out today and the year’s clearing for university places swinging into action, where’s best for student lets will be on the minds of many. There are a few key...

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