Category : London

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, October 14 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , , ,

    New evidence has indicated to Simon Morris that extensive London property development schemes have turned the UK capital’s prime property market into the most successful in the world. London property development  London’s attracting more property development investors than ever before. At the moment developers are rushing to snap up land in the UK capital. With the announcement of the new London Riverside development deal, 99% of Greater London Authority land has been sold for...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, October 02 nd, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have shown Simon Morris that government changes have decreased the supply of office space available in England, providing a possible opportunity to commercial property developers. Solving housing shortage As I’ve stated here on the Simon Morris blog multiple times, the UK is dealing with a housing shortage. The country has been faced with this problem for some time, and in 2013 the government tried to solve it by introducing the Permitted Development Right. Basically, the...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, October 01 st, 2015 · one Comment · In , , ,

    With new reports indicating that Stamp Duty is causing problems at the higher end of the London residential property market, Simon Morris asks how stamp duty has impacted London property development. Introducing Stamp Duty  Buyers are now required to pay a minimum rate of 2% in Stamp Duty Land Tax when they buy a residential property that’s worth more than £125,000. Many investment experts have expressed concern that this would hit the strongest residential property market in the UK:...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, September 29 th, 2015 · 2 Comments · In , ,

    As commercial property development reaches new heights, a recent study has shown Simon Morris that confidence levels in UK commercial property rose throughout August 2015. Robust sector  It’s become clear to Simon Morris that the UK economy is going from strength to strength right now. Evidence from the BBC’s GDP tracker indicates that the UK’s economy expanded 2.6% in 2014, an expansion which has driven the country’s commercial sector to new highs. This has spurred a rise of...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, September 17 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New research from Halifax has shown Simon Morris that UK residential property continues to offer investors significant year-on-year returns, as the market goes from strength to strength. Investment opportunity  The UK’s residential property market has recorded impressive growth as the country’s economy has recovered from the global recession. The Office for National Statistics’ July 2015 House Price Index suggests that the average UK house price expanded 5.2% in the year to July 2015....

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, September 16 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    A teenage millionaire has explained, Simon Morris recently learned, why he chose the up and coming area of Croydon when he decided to invest in London property development. Regeneration of Croydon Croydon was once your typical East End neighbourhood. It was dated, run-down and written off as a no hoper by property developers. However, the regeneration trend that has revitalised other areas of the UK capital, such as King’s Cross, has spread to Croydon, turning it into one of the East End’s...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, September 10 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    A new study has shown Simon Morris that the current housing shortage, along with favourable economic conditions, has made the UK a hotspot for residential property investment. Market conditions  In the wake of the financial crisis, the UK has developed a robust economy that records impressive expansion margins year-on-year. Data from the BBC’s GDP tracker showed that the UK’s economy grew by 2.6% in 2014. This is a significant rise from the 1.7% growth rate recorded in 2013 meaning that...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, September 09 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    A London property developer has recently claimed that they’re going to put the city’s Docklands on the UK’s art map. More than anything, this has shown Simon Morris that property developers must provide consumers with a diverse living experience to maximise return on investment. Docklands regeneration Similar to King’s Cross, the London Docklands district was once one of the UK capital city’s most deprived areas. However waves of regeneration and property development have turned the...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, September 04 th, 2015 · one Comment · In , ,

    The government is selling its stake in King’s Cross Central Partnership; the group that’s developing what could be in Simon Morris’ opinion, a very lucrative London property development. Regeneration of King’s Cross The inner London area of King’s Cross was once regarded as a write-off. Despite its value as a critical London travel link, it was a run-down red light district. This changed in 2008; this was the year that the illustrious Guardian newspaper moved their headquarters to...

  • 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...

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