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  • By Simon Morris On Friday, August 28 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    A law firm has recently explained that a UK court ruling on affordable home exemptions could hinder smaller property developers. Property expert Simon Morris discusses what this could mean for the UK’s residential property market going forward. UK housing shortage  The UK is currently facing a housing crisis. The BBC reported that back in 2005, the Barker Review of Housing Supply said that the UK needed to build 250,000 homes per year to alleviate the country’s housing shortage. Smaller...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, August 27 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    Property expert Simon Morris recently spoke out to explain how investors can ensure that they invest their lump sum pensions in profitable investment deals. Investment deals  Evidence from one of the UK’s leading pension providers, Standard Life, suggests that UK consumers have already taken advantage of the government’s recent pension. Data indicates that as of June 2015, 10,000 Standard Life customers had utilised pension reforms; 80% of which completely cashed in their defined...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, August 26 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    An estate agent has recently predicted that capital from rich Chinese investors is set to drive prime London property development. Simon Morris discusses what this could mean for investors’ who are seeking to enter the UK capital’s lucrative residential property sector. Prime London property  Various evidence shows that property developers can secure attractive returns if they develop property in the prime areas of London. Analysis conducted by Knight Frank, for example, shows that London...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, August 25 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    Experts recently predicted that average UK house prices could expand by more than 18% in the next five years. Property specialist Simon Morris has analysed what this could mean for investors who are looking to enter the UK’s lucrative residential property sector. House price growth The evidence shows that the UK’s residential property sector has overcome the economic crash which drove average UK house prices to historic lows. Data from the Office for National Statistics’ June 2015 House...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, August 21 st, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    Analysis conducted by a London estate agent has shown Simon Morris the value of outdoor space for London property development. The inclusion of outdoor areas in London-based residential property developments can allow investors to maximise returns. Prime London Evidence shows that prime London property development is lucrative. According to London estate agent W.A. Ellis, viewings, offerings and sales of residential properties in prime central London has increased recently, after they fell...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, August 20 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have indicated to property expert Simon Morris that UK commercial property return growth fell slightly in July 2015, partially due to the performance of the central London market. Central London market  The UK’s capital city of London is one of the most important commercial hubs in the world. This means that commercial property, especially offices, in the central district of the city has become highly lucrative. According to Property Wire, the demand for central London commercial...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, August 18 th, 2015 · one Comment · In , ,

    Figures indicate that Crossrail will add over £5 billion to the value of London’s property sector. This has shown property specialist Simon Morris that the major travel project is driving London property development. What is Crossrail? The Crossrail project is a London-based high-speed rail service that’s due to launch in the UK capital in 2018. The project is currently in the process of construction and once completed, it will bring 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of central...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, August 17 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , , ,

    New figures have suggested to property expert Simon Morris that the UK’s prime residential property market was hit by the government’s decision to hike Stamp Duty in late 2014. Stamp Duty hike The government’s official website defines Stamp Duty as a tax people are obliged to pay if they “buy a property or land over a certain price in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”  This means that if investors buy a residential land/property worth at least £125,000 or a non-residential land/...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, August 14 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    The recent rush to buy flats in a new Canary Wharf development, has shown Simon Morris how investors can reap significant returns from London property development. London Property Development  New figures from CBRE, the world’s biggest property adviser, have shown that property developers are rushing to buy land in London. As previously reported on the Simon Morris blog, these statistics indicate that buyers spent £1.8 billion on land to develop in the central district of the UK capital in...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, August 13 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    New figures have shown that UK student property investment levels are rising. This, in property expert Simon Morris’ opinion, shows how investors can benefit from the alternative sector of the UK’s commercial property market. The alternative property sector  Investment in the UK’s commercial property market has traditionally been based on the office, industrial and retail sectors. However, investors are increasingly investing capital into alternative property classes such as student...

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