It’s been a rollercoaster ride, but what does the third Greek bailout mean for the UK, are we out of the woods from a Grexit and are there any positives to draw? Like the best of the Greek mythological sagas, the so-called 22-hour war ended when Germany capitulated and agreed to an €80bn bailout, under […]
The student housing sector continues to grow into a major international industry, with investment in the sector predicted to pass the £5 billion barrier in 2015. Students now expect more from their accommodation, as recently highlighted in the “Homes fit for study’ research conducted by the National Union of Students. The report clearly defined that increasingly students are looking for […]
The property industry breathed a collective sigh of relief waking up on the 8th May as it became clear the Conservatives were the victors of the UK general election, paving the way for a majority Tory government. Sterling and the stock markets rocketed, whilst fears of Ed Miliband’s so called ‘mansion tax’ and his intended […]
Located just a two-minute walk from Canning Town Tube and DLR station, construction is fully underway upon this small, desirable apartment block. Completion scheduled Q2 2016.
A mix of en-suite student rooms and self-contained studios in a modern development in Newcastle, scheduled for completion at the start of the 2015/2016 academic year. One of the UK’s premier and most popular university cities, Newcastle’s reputation has grown significantly over the last decade. The Glass Works aims to capitalise on the city’s vast […]
Construction remains on track for The Pearl Works Sheffield, ready for the September 2015 student intake. The ROC Invest team met up on site with a number of investors to show them their investment.
Widespread regeneration across South East London is stimulating significant property market growth. With the imminent arrival of Crossrail driving local growth even higher, historic Woolwich now stands out as one of the regions top locations for property investment. Occupying a prime position beside the beautiful Woolwich Town Hall within the cultured Bathway Quarter, the understated […]
On April 6 2015 the government’s far-reaching pension reforms came in to action giving over 55s with ‘defined contribution’ or ‘money purchase’ pensions complete control of how to spend or invest them. Previously, pensioners had been required to buy an annuity, drawing down a fixed sum of income to live on each year with the […]
The Guardian reports that properties within a 10-minute walk of Crossrail stations have seen their prices surge – including up to 82% around Bond Street. Based on a report published by Knight Frank, it shows that outside of central London, Acton has had the largest increase in prices over the last 6 years, at 77%. […]
Whilst there were no huge surprises in George Osborne’s budget today, a few rulings may have ramifications for the property market with changes to pensions and ISAs potentially introducing swathes of new buyers to the market. Those reaching retirement age will now be able to sell their pension annuity to a third-party for a lump-sum […]
We’re pleased to announce the initial launch of student scheme Colne Hall in Huddersfield. The West Yorkshire town is within one hour of nearly 170,000 students, situated almost equidistant from Leeds and Manchester whilst the University of Huddersfield itself has 21,000 students many of which are international. An attractive scheme of studio apartments managed by […]
The Evening Standard Homes & Property reports that London’s population is growing fastest in Zone 3. Priced out of Zones 1 and 2, buyers are heading to travel Zone 3 where addresses are on average 41% cheaper and benefitting from “new transport links, high street makeovers and business hubs.” The majority of buyers are looking […]