Investment in U.K. Residential Property Up 150% Despite Brexit

30/07/19   The uncertainties of Britain’s departure from the European Union hasn’t stopped investors from backing the U.K.’s residential sector. Total investment volumes in the U.K.’s multifamily sector rose by more than 150% to 6.8 billion euros ($7.6 billion) in 2018, according to a report by broker JLL. London helped lead the charge, with investment […]

Baltic Triangle Train Station Moves One Step Closer

18/07/19 Fantastic news for the Baltic Triangle area as the proposed St James train station re-development moves one step closer. The Liverpool City Region have published their Combined Authority Transport Plan (CATP) which details a range of potential projects to improve the infrastructure and to meet the challenges and priorities for the city region over […]

Liverpool City Region’s Booming Visitor Economy Now Close To £5bn

15/07/19 Liverpool city region welcomed 67.3m visitors in 2018 – a 5% increase on 2017 – with Liverpool alone seeing 38m visitors thanks to events such as the Giants. Events such as the the return of the Giants and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition have helped push Liverpool city region’s visitor economy close to the £5bn mark. […]

Rental Yields Hit Two Year High

12/07/19 Rental yields have increased to their highest level for two years, according to the latest edition of Kent Reliance for Intermediaries’ Buy to let Britain report. The average yield now stands at 4.5%, which is the highest rate since the first quarter of 2017. In London, yields in the capital have reached 4.1%, which […]

Sharp Rents Predicted In Second Quarter 

10/07/19 The average UK rent rose from £757 to £771 during the second quarter of 2019 – that’s 1.7 per cent, according to the latest edition of The Deposit Protection Service Rent Index. It says the increase between April and June is the first significant uplift in rents since the average monthly UK rental price began […]

New Liverpool City Centre District Could See The Creation of 7,000 New Jobs

01/07/19   Liverpool City Council is to launch a public consultation on an area it is calling ‘Upper Central’ which will create a new gateway linking the retail district with the £2bn Knowledge Quarter. Tony McDonough reports – A new masterplan to link Liverpool’s main city centre retail area with the emerging £2bn Knowledge Quarter […]

Review Of The Hotel Market: Strong Investor Interest Across UK

28/06/19   Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co provides an overview of the hotel market in the first half of 2019, reflecting on previous predictions, emerging trends and challenges facing the sector.   Market landscape Transaction values to date in 2019 have been led by portfolio deals, including the £1 billion sale of four […]

The Hidden Treasures Of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle

The Baltic has never been so busy nor popular as 2019 brings about even more renovations, regenerations and concept stores to the Jamaica Street area. Once full of industrial type warehouses and workshops, the Baltic has flourished thanks to creative, artistic entrepreneurs who saw potential in the derelict spaces which are now full of live, […]

Liverpool Sets Out £50m Investment Strategy

10/05/19 Liverpool City Council’s cabinet will next week be asked to approve the city’s proposed Commercial Property Investment Fund plan, aiming to invest an initial £50m in rent-generating property. Of that first £50m, 50% is to come from Public Works Loan Board borrowing, and the other 50% from capital receipts. The strategy, as set out […]

Where Should You Invest?

23/04/19 In the age of inflation and an uncertain economy, ‘money saved is money earned’ no longer holds true. You need to make your savings work as hard as you do. With dismal interest rates and an unpredictable political climate, there is no point in parking your savings in a bank account.  To beat inflation […]

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