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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August 18, 2016

Top 20 buy-to-let investments in student towns

As children across the UK get their A-level results, university will be front of mind for many. Before long your children will have their first year out of the way and it will be time for them to find somewhere to rent with new friends. People living in student towns often take advantage of thriving local...

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August 4, 2016

LendInvest welcomes first member of NACFB apprentice scheme

LendInvest is delighted to have Martin Neald in the office today. Martin is the first apprentice recruited to the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers’ (NAFCB) apprentice scheme. It’s a terrific initiative, designed to help cultivate the next generation of commercial finance brokers and ensure that when participants finish the scheme they are trained to...

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August 3, 2016

Homeownership plummets but it’s not all doom and gloom

If you thought the housing crisis couldn’t get much worse, a new report from the Resolution Foundation think tank has just revealed some pretty scary findings. The barriers for first-time buyers in London have been well-documented, but the report makes clear that there are just as pronounced issues for people across Northern cities too. Greater...

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August 2, 2016

‘Leave’ towns prove the best investment for landlords

It was a result that few had predicted. With good reason? Or could more people have have known that 52% of the British public would vote to exit the EU? Perhaps journalists, pollsters and politicians should have turned to an unlikely litmus test in the search for answers: property. In the wake of the result, property...

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