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Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, UK: may 2019

An experimental price index tracking the prices paid for renting property from private landlords in the UK. 1.Main points Private rental prices paid by tenants in the UK rose by 1.3% in the 12 months to May 2019, up from 1.2% in April 2019.In England, private rental prices grew by 1.3%, Wales experienced growth of 1.1%, while in Scotland private rental prices increased by ...

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Scottish landlord enjoy boost to rental yields

Rental yields in Scotland reached 4.7 per cent in April as many regions saw growth in monthly rents, according to Your Move. The estate agency group found that across Scotland the average rents increased by 1.7 per cent to £581 per month in the year to April. Its research shows that rents increased in ...

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Edinburgh voted the best budget city to attend university in

Glasgow was the only other Scottish city to make the top ten based on overall standard of living Edinburgh is the best city in which to attend university in the UK, a study has revealed.  Be it Edinburgh University, Napier or Heriot Watt, the capital got the best response from students in a survey conducted by accommodation provider ...

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Brexit uncertainty fails to slow Scottish housing market

Edinburgh has become a hotspot for investment in student accommodation, according to Knight Frank’s Global Student Property 2019 report. The independent commercial property consultancy found the Scottish capital was the third most popular destination in the UK for investment in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), at GBP230 million over the last three years. The figure ...

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Glasgow Rental Returns Quickest In UK for Buy To Let Property Investment

Glasgow Buy To Let Returns Glasgow rental returns have been found to be the best the UK for returning buy to let property investors original outlay. With Glasgow rental returns averaging £10,140 per annum, the original average property cost of £129,764, plus property tax of £5,190, giving a combined total of £134,954 was recouped ...

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A £6.4 BN INVESTMENT INTO SCOTLAND’S INFRASTRUCTURE

A £6.4 bn Investment into Scotland’s Infrastructure According to the Scottish Government’s Infrastructure Investment Plan Progress Report, major infrastructure projects, worth around £6.4 billion, are in progress across Scotland. In 2016, projects totalling almost £800m were completed and are currently operational. Highlights included investment for Transport, Health and Education and reflect the ...

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October Property Market Report

The goal of our October Property Market Report is to provide the right information to our clients. In the report, you will find economic data, recent news reports and city overviews from each of our investment locations. For more information on our investment services, please visit our Investment Website. TO VIEW ...

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Featured Post: Heriot Watt x Micro-Tyco

Micro-Tyco Ideas, Execution, Results During October, Julie and I assembled a team of Heriot-Watt students to take part in the Micro-Tyco challenge. Our team was made up of third-year students from a range of degrees across the university. Each team member brought their own skills and social capital to the team ...

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Martin Perry – October 2017 Update

Martin Perry, newly sponsored by Grant Property, talks about his fantastic month winning a haul of medals and hitting his highest ranking to date: European Championships "October was a massive month for me. It began with the European Championships which were held in Laško in Slovenia and ended in Sint-Niklaas in Belgium. ...

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The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in UK Residential Property

High net worth individuals are motivated to invest in UK residential property for a variety of reasons. Buy-to-let is always at the top of the savvy investors’ ‘potential investments’ list, but there are a variety of reasons why, ranging from legacy planning to funding a certain lifestyle. People’s motivations to ...