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  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, May 29 th, 2014 · no Comments · In ,

    Figures released by the IPD this week show that UK property sector growth has continued its upwards trajectory, despite said growth falling slightly short of the figures recorded for March. Simon Morris asks, what does this mean for return expectations for your property investment portfolio, as it stands? The IPD Index According to the latest figures measured on the IPD Index – the definitive measure of UK property values – the sector saw a rise of 0.8% in April. Still a significant...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, May 26 th, 2014 · no Comments · In ,

    This week industry experts have urged the Bank of England to radically overhaul the regulations they have set in place for lending in the property sector. If such reforms were to materialise, they would likely have a significant impact on the future of property fund investment in the UK. An industry expert who works as an advisor to property investment funds, Simon Morris has a wealth of experience in both the commercial and residential UK property sectors. As such, he sees the value in a...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, May 23 rd, 2014 · no Comments · In ,

    Lack of M25 office stock is expected to lead to a 15% rental increase over the next 12 months Simon Morris today picks up on figures announced recently that there’s expected to be a 15% headline rent rise in M25 office stock over the next twelve months, this goes hand in hand with an increasing demand for new stock in this growing area. A spokesperson for a specialist in the area said: “Rental levels in the M25 market have headroom in prime towns with low supply. Areas that will achieve the...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, May 19 th, 2014 · no Comments · In , ,

    The IMA’s figures for March 2014 showed that UK Equity funds were the best-selling region in March 2014, this is for the fifth consecutive month. With property based funds still popular and a growing appetite for property-based ISA’s, the UK remains very attractive to national and overseas investors. There was an expected late rush into ISA investment at the end of the year with around £358 million invested in the first five days of April. While investing in an ISA should be actively...

  • By Simon Morris On Saturday, May 10 th, 2014 · no Comments · In , , ,

    This week IPD Executive Director Phil Tily has gone on record stating that the economic recovery is facilitating higher occupier demand in commercial property. A vital element of any diversified investment portfolio, what do Tily’s remarks show us about the importance of commercial property in the current market. As an expert with a wealth of experience in both commercial and residential property, Simon Morris works as an advisor to investment funds. As such, Simon has noticed the recent...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, May 02 nd, 2014 · no Comments · In , ,

    Comments from senior figures at the Bank of England this month on the rising rate of UK house prices, have suggested that the Bank may step in to assert control over the situation. What could this mean for investors whose property fund portfolios contain residential elements? Among property industry professionals, and even the investing public at large, it’s no secret that property prices are held to have finally recovered from the recession. Prior to last year, house price rises were...