June 30, 2022

UK: Increase in construction costs could cost housebuilders £32.bn a yea

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By James Lockett From ProperPR Research by real estate debt advisory specialists, Sirius Property Finance, has shown that the average cost of construction for a new-build property is set to climb by almost £18,000 per unit, a jump that could cost UK housebuilders £3.2bn per year.  The research by Sirius Property Finance shows that the current average […]

UK trails other European countries for new-build delivery

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The latest research by the new-build sales optimisation platform, Unlatch, has found that the UK trails a number of other major European nations when it comes to the delivery of new homes during the pandemic, with France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany building more in relation to their respective population sizes. The research shows that: – […]

UK’s housing market has strongest start to year in almost two decades

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From James Lockett ProperPR Please read below industry reaction to this morning’s Nationwide House Price Index, showing the housing market has made the strongest start to the year in almost two decades. Director of Benham and Reeves, Marc von Grundherr, commented: “Make no mistake, the housing market is booming and we’ve picked right back up from […]

UK: Selling a probate property following a bereavement

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From James Lockett ProperPR lthough the nation’s homesellers have enjoyed a pandemic price boom spurred by pent up demand and the removal of stamp duty on purchases, there is, of course, those who will have been forced into the market having been named an executor on the last will and testament of a loved one.  […]

UK: Homebuyers set to spend thousands on home improvements in 2022

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From James Lockett ProperPR After a busy year for the UK property market, GetAgent.co.uk has revealed the New Year’s resolutions homebuyers are setting for their home and the improvements they’re planning to spend thousands on in the process. Above and beyond the aspiration of owning our own property, we also like to make our house a home […]

UK: The new-build hotspots where homebuyers are heading

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From James Lockett, ProperPR The latest research by the new-build sales optimisation platform, Unlatch, has revealed where the nation’s homebuyers currently have the strongest appetite for new-build homes, with up to 68% of new homes stock already snapped up as we start the new year.  Unlatch analysed current demand for new-build homes across 22 major cities […]

UK: Homebuyers back government gigabit proposal and wouldn’t pay asking price for a poorly connected property

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By James Lockett From ProperPR The latest research from Warwick Estates has revealed that the vast majority of UK homebuyers back the government’s proposal to ensure that all new homes are delivered to the market with gigabit infrastructure and connectivity.  The government estimates that 65% of all homes can access gigabit-capable networks, up from just one in ten in […]

UK: 57% of homeowners class themselves as NIMBYs

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From James Lockett, ProperPR Research [as at October 2021] from Warwick Estates has found that more than half of homebuyers don’t want to see new homes built near their property, with even more stating they don’t need any more new homes in their wider local area.  Warwick Estates asked 1,052 homeowners if they thought more new homes […]

Rental demand climbs by 10% in Q3 across the UK’s major cities

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From James Lockett, ProperPR The October 2021 rental demand index by Barrows and Forrester shows that: –  –          Across 23 major UK cities, rental demand averaged 42.9% during the third quarter of this year, a 9.9% increase on the previous quarter and 6.8% higher than this time last year.  –          Cardiff and Glasgow have enjoyed the largest […]

Cirque Du Soleil return to the UK in 2022 with TWO great shows

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From British Theatre.Com HAPPY NEW YEAR! AFTER MISSING THEIR NORMAL LONDON RESIDENCY LAST YEAR CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ARE RETURNING TO THE UK IN 2022 WITH NOT ONE BUT TWO SPECTACULAR SHOWS. OPENS ROYAL ALBERT HALL 12 JANUARY 2022 Celebrating 25 years of Cirque Du Soleil at The Royal Albert Hall, the critically acclaimed LUZIA returns this January! Inspired by the people, […]