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The price of renting a one-bedroom flat in London has jumped by as much as £200 in the past three months. Photograph: Belinda Lawley

Demand for properties to rent increased at the fastest pace since 2008 in the three months to the end of October, while supply of new property to the lettings market fell for the fifth consecutive quarter, resulting in soaring rental growth.

Rental property void periods tumble

The average UK landlord’s annual void period fell by 15% in the year to the end of October, with money lost through voids down 12%.

Market Towns command higher prices

Property prices in market towns in the UK are on average of £30,000 higher than others in their county, new research has found.

Early start to festive property market slowdown

The seasonal slowdown in the property market has kicked in a month earlier than usual, new research has revealed.

Brit buyers looking to the East

Byron Perry Property Report 30.11.2010

Holiday Inn opens 8th Manchester property

Business Traveller 27.11.2010
Brit buyers looking to the East

Many recent headlines have focused on Asians investing in property in the UK – but Brits are also increasingly looking to buy property in the Asia Pacific region according to research by UK-headquartered asset management firm Aviva Investors.

Holiday Inn opens 8th Manchester property

IHG has opened a 218-room Holiday Inn hotel located within the MediaCityUK development, which will be home to more than 2,300 BBC staff from next year.

British Land to Invest in London Commercial Property

Ulyana Chernyak E1 BLT Finance 24.11.2010
The Trafford Centre is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK, covering 1.9m sq ft just outside Manchester Photo: Getty Images

Simon, which owns 5.6pc of the company, sent a letter to CSC on Wednesday night requesting that it did not proceed with an equity placing and a £1.6bn deal for The Trafford Centre until it had the chance to present a takeover offer at an "unspecified premium" to net asset value.

British Land to Invest in London Commercial Property

In its report on half-year result to September 30th, British Land - one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the United Kingdom - revealed that its net asset value per share reached 525p, which represents a 4.2% increase.

Rent or buy? The property pendulum swings again

Lorna Bourke City Wire 24.11.2010
Rent or buy? The property pendulum swings again

New research shows it is cheaper to buy a property than rent in 80% of towns and cities due to falling house prices and rising rents.

Two years before the Park House office and retail site is finished, the retail space is 95pc let

This month, Land Securities and British Land, the UK’s two largest listed property companies, have said that increasing numbers of retailers are looking for new stores as part of expansion plans.

Property nightmare for the young as rents rocket and mortgage lending hits record low

Mortgage lending plunged to the lowest level for a decade last month and rents have shot to record highs crippling a generation of young people, alarming figures revealed yesterday.

Evans Property lets Capitol House to Synapse Learning

Jones Lang LaSalle, on behalf of Evans Property Group, has let office space in Leeds city centre at Capitol House to Synapse Learning. The career training company has taken 7,104 sq ft of accommodation at the Russell Street property.

Supergroup hires new Head of Property

Retail Gazette 17.11.2010
A Superdry store in Peterborough, part of the Supergroup portfolio

UK fashion retailer Supergroup has hired Nigel Jobson as its new Head of Property, starting in the job at the end of this year.

Mortgage Availability Damages UK Property Market – Persimmon

Persimmon, one of UK-based housebuilding groups, published a report yesterday on November 15th, in which it blamed the mortgage market for the low level of property sales.

The `dysfunctional` housing market is driving demand for rental property, the CML said.

The value of buy-to-let borrowing rose by 12 per cent during the third quarter of the year as investors looked to capitalise on a rising demand for rental property fuelled by the "dysfunctional" housing market, according to a new report.

Premium homes such as these houses in Chelsea are among those being snapped up by overseas investors Photo: Iconpix / Alamy

The agency, expatfindaproperty.com, offers a range of services to overseas clients, from finding suitable properties, to arranging advice from conveyancing solicitors, and organising expatriate mortgages.

UK Commercial Property Market Slows Down – CBRE

Ulyana Chernyak Money Avenue 09.11.2010
UK Commercial Property Market Slows Down – CBRE

Data on commercial property values published by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) on Friday, November 5th, showed that growth on the UK market slowed in October.

First-time buyers tempted by low house prices

And around 26 per cent of home-hunters desperate to get on to the property ladder by clinching a property deal during the coming year are said to be first-time buyers, up from a low of just 22 per cent in July of this year, according to the property website Rightmove.

UK commercial property market declines but outlook still positive

Demand for commercial property in the UK continues to decline, with the office sector seeing the largest falls, according to a new survey.


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