UK house price rises picking up, says Halifax - 6 Oct 2017


October 21, 2017

House prices across the UK have jumped by an average of 4% in the year to September, according to Britain’s largest lender, the Halifax.

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The start of the great BTL sell-off? - 26 Sep 2017


October 21, 2017

It’s been around a year since the Prudential Regulation Authority issued its final underwriting standards. In its supervisory statement, SS13/16, the PRA agreed on a phased implementation approach.

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Student accommodation rental costs in UK can vary by over £400 per week - 18 Sep 2017


October 21, 2017

The average rent for student accommodation in the UK can vary by as much as £429 per week with the cheapest in Stockton and the most expensive in London, new research shows.

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Home ownership is now a tall order – it’s time for the capital to reinvent renting - 4 Aug 2017


October 21, 2017

An Englishman’s home is his castle. So goes the saying and, with it, the implied mantra that has governed the UK property market for decades. If you have money, home ownership is where you need to be heading.

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Where are the opportunities in UK property after Brexit? - 11 Jul 2017


October 21, 2017

Richard Parfect, fund manager at Seneca Investments, writes exclusively for What Investment about the opportunities for property investors following the EU referendum result.

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UK Cities House Price Index – May 2017 - 26 Jun 2017


October 21, 2017

• Annual rate of growth increases to 4.7%. Average prices increase 3.5% in last quarter.
• We believe there is potential for material upside for city house prices outside southern England.
• Annual growth rate in London (3.3%) at the lowest for 5 years, but with signs of ‘bottoming out’. We do not expect the London City index to go negative year on year in 2017.

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Student accommodation investment to soar as international investors pile in - 14 May 2017


October 21, 2017

Brexit fears appear to have had little impact on investment in student accommodation in the UK with levels increasing by 17pc this year, according to Savills.

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London Landlord Home Sales Plummet as Taxes Slash Returns - 11 May 2017


October 21, 2017

Jennifer Pickford, a 39-year-old owner of four London rental properties, is not only avoiding purchasing more — she’s considering selling the ones she has. She isn’t alone.

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Student Housing: Market revision - 11 May 2017


October 21, 2017

Will Brexit affect student numbers and hurt the appeal of the sector in the UK? Not necessarily, say Joanna Turner and Rocco Versace

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Investment in student housing set to rise - 8 May 2017


October 21, 2017

JLL has predicted that 2017 will see higher investment in the student housing market as a number of new entrants enter the sector.

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STUDENT PROPERTY UPTAKE CONTINUES TO GROW AS RENTS RISE - 9 Mar 2017


October 21, 2017

Student property continues its rise in popularity as a UK investment market. No doubt this is driven partly by increasing rents as student numbers continue to increase with each new intake yet the market in most university towns remains undersupplied.

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Rents will rise by 25% over the next five years while house prices will go up ‘only 20%’ - 9 Feb 2017


October 21, 2017

Rents are set to rise by a hefty 25 per cent over the next five years, according to a survey of property experts. When it comes to house prices, chartered surveyors revealed they anticipate less of an increase of just under 20 per cent.

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Landlords’ dilemma as buy-to-let changes bite - 6 Feb 2017


October 21, 2017

Tax changes to buying and renting out property mean that some landlords are considering selling up or increasing rents. Jonathan Daines, CEO of lettingaproperty.com, gives his view

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Student Property Predicted to Beat Brexit - 1 Feb 2017


October 21, 2017

Prior to the Brexit vote, the UK’s academic institutions were unanimous and unequivocal about their opposition to the UK leaving the EU. Now, as seems to be happening in many environments across the UK, the dust is starting to settle and people are beginning to adjust to the new reality and to realize that, actually, the situation may be a whole lot better than they might have thought before the vote.

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Student property investment enjoys second biggest year - 18 Jan 2017


October 21, 2017

Student property had its second biggest year on record in 2016, with the sector on course for a total investment of £3.1 billion.

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Key UK university towns near ‘saturation point’ with student homes - 20 Dec 2016


October 21, 2017

Study warns of demographic and visa challenges for investors in purpose-built halls of residence. Investment in purpose-built student homes is set for its second-highest year on record in 2016, but demographic change and a proposed reduction in student visas mean demand will weaken over the next decade, according to a study by consultancy EY.

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Could the UK love affair with residential property extend to funds? - 19 Dec 2016


October 21, 2017

In the Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond set aside several pots for housing in the £23bn National Productivity Investment Fund. Such policies could boost asset manager involvement in the residential property sector as it seeks to address housing supply and professionalise the private rented sector, property specialists say.

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Annual student housing investment set to hit £3.1bn - 15 Dec 2016


October 21, 2017

Investment in UK student accommodation is set to reach £3.1bn in 2016, making it the second highest year on record, according to research by Cushman & Wakefield.

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Rents to rise faster than house prices, says Savills - 4 Nov 2016


October 21, 2017

Rents across the UK are set to rise considerably faster than house prices over the next five years, according to property agents Savills.

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Booming timber trade boosts forestry returns - 1 Jun 2016


October 21, 2017

Multi asset investment has grown in popularity over the past decade.
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High Demand Pushes Student Housing Investment Estimates to £6 Billion - 4 Jan 2016


October 21, 2017

Continued high levels of demand for student accommodation have been steadily pushing up estimates for the total volume of investment in the sector over 2015.

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Student property and its effect on the UK economy - 10 Nov 2015


October 21, 2017

Student property has been big news in the investment world for some time now. High yields and even higher demand mean that while other forms of investment may be dithering, student property keeps on taking confident strides forward.

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Assessing AIFMD - 5 Nov 2015


October 21, 2017

Alternative investment managers continue to adapt their governance and operating models to align with the needs of investors and regulators. This is a dynamic environment with the factors influencing the shaping of platform design constantly evolving. One year into the era of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has provided first guidance regarding the functioning of the new passport regime for European AIFMs as well as its possible extension to non-EU fund managers.

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Shortage of HMO-style student accommodation in many cities – claim - 3 Nov 2015


October 21, 2017

A new survey claims there is a serious shortfall of appropriate quality accommodation for students.

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AIFMD development – no “passport” in sight for the US - 2 Nov 2015


October 21, 2017

In the summer the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its advice and opinion on the proposal to extend the marketing passport to non-EU alternative investment fund managers (AIFM) and non-EU funds. The passport would enable non-EU AIFMs to market their funds across the EU under the single AIFMD regime, rather than seeking investors using the individual countries’ national private placement regimes (NPPR).
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Farmland assets grow 33%; timber assets also climb - 19 Oct 2015


October 21, 2017

Farmland and timber asset classes each had healthy growth during the survey period. Farmland manager assets were up 33% to $1.24 billion, albeit from a small base. Timber assets were up 11% to $19.4 billion.
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Good asset management in timberland can provide 4-12% annual returns - 19 Oct 2015


October 21, 2017

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:
Institutional capital invested in timber grew to more than $57 billion as of June 30, up from less than $1 billion in 1989, according to Boston-based forestland research firm RISI Inc, reported PIonline.com. Apparently, institutional investors worldwide are building their timber investments for diversification from traditional asset classes and even commercial real estate.
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Timber production soars as industry reaps benefits of 1960s tree-planting boom - 12 Oct 2015


October 21, 2017

The British timber industry is now worth £1.9bn a year and employs 40,000 people Conifer timber near Inveraray Castle in Argyll and Bute. Last year’s production in the UK was a third higher than in 2008 Rex
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American student signs up for £21,000-a-month London ‘digs’ - 7 Oct 2015


October 21, 2017

American student signs up for £21,000-a-month London ‘digs’
The Fountain House block in Mayfair is thought to contain the capital’s most expensive student accommodation at more than £5,000 a week
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Investment in student housing set to rise in the UK - 29 Sep 2015


October 21, 2017

London’s full time student population is expected to rise by 50% in the next 10 years while capital flows into student housing is expected to triple reaching £5.7 billion by the end of 2015, new research shows.
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More student property investment needed ahead of demand-driven system - 16 Mar 2015


October 21, 2017

This academic year an extra 30,000 student places were made available in the UK ahead of a complete cap removal next year.
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More student property investment needed ahead of demand-driven system - 27 Feb 2015


October 21, 2017

This academic year an extra 30,000 student places were made available in the UK ahead of a complete cap removal next year.
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How to access Europe using third party AIFMs - 19 Feb 2015


October 21, 2017

Alternative fund managers wishing to continue to market their funds into Europe have to navigate unchartered territory. The AIFMD only really kicked in last July at the end of the grandfathering period, since when both EU and non-EU AIFMs have started to treat the directive more seriously.

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Russian trio has £535m luxury student housing in London in their sights - 12 Feb 2015


October 21, 2017

Three Russian billionaires are expected to hand over £535m for a string of luxury student housing blocks in London where the well-heeled offspring of the wealthy pay as much as £2,200 a month for a room.
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