Entries by Nirav

Peer to Peer Lending on Property

Peer to Peer (P2P Lending on property projects are an increasingly important and emerging source of funding for new SME developers. Platforms such as PropertyMoose.co.uk, PropertyPartner.co, TheHouseCrowd.com, Propio.com, CrowdProperty.com, AssetzCapital.co.uk, PropLend.com and FutureBricks.com are connecting developers with crowd lenders in the UK. PropVestment is undertaking research to better understand the preferences of the lenders when […]

Case Study: Can’t get development finance

We were approached recently by a landowner who had obtained planning permission on a parcel of her land, adjoining a business premises. She had no development experience, and required help to raise the development finance and project manage the development. Attempt 1 We approached the “usual” development lenders but were unsuccessful. They were unwilling to […]

#Brexit Impact on UK Property Market

In light of the LEAVE decision from the EU referendum there may be effects on the UK property market. The headlines: The immediate impact has been market uncertainty, the FTSE has dropped approx. 10% since the decision was announced and major house builders like Taylor Wimpey, Permission, Barratts, and Berkley Homes have all lost between […]

How the Budget 2016 affects property investors

With the Stamp Duty surcharge coming into effect today, we look back at the key points from the Budget 2016 affecting the UK property market. The planned stamp duty surcharge on purchases of additional property, to include those who buy more than 15 properties. Previously if you owned more than 15 properties you were exempt from the […]

Stamp Duty rise won’t kill property investment

On the 1st of April 2016, the “Landlord Tax” or stamp duty surcharge comes into affect of a 3% surcharge for anyone buying a second home or an investment or buy to let property. However what will be the impact for the property investor? Will it reduce prices or first time buyers? Will the extra […]

Office to Residential Conversion made permanent

The Prime Minister announced today that the Permitted Development Rights that enabled office to residential conversion without full planning permission is set to be made permanent. The scheme with initially ran from 2013 to May 2016 will be extended indefinitely. In other boosts for house building today, the PM is also announcing that a temporary […]

CDM Regulations 2015

From 6th April 2015, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 were replaced by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the “Regulations”). The Regulations are intended to be less bureaucratic than the previous regulations and to improve the planning and management of projects from the start. CDM changes The Regulations brought about key changes, […]