Completed Build-to-Rent Homes up 13 per cent

The number of completed build-to-rent homes in the UK has increased by 13 per cent in the past year to 88,100 units, despite market conditions slowing development activity. New analysis by the British Property Federation (BPF) shows the total number of build-to-rent homes completed, under construction or in the planning pipeline stands at 253,402. The […]

Landlords invest in higher EPC-rated homes

A greater proportion of properties entering the rental market that were previously for sale have an EPC rating of C or higher, according to a recent survey. The study by Rightmove reveals landlords are investing in higher EPC-rated homes to get ahead of potential legislation changes. The latest government plans suggest that all rental properties […]

Renowned architect leaves Norwich and Norfolk legacy

The award-winning architect behind some of Norwich and Norfolk’s most iconic buildings, including an eye-catching, luxury short-term rental home, has died. Sir Michael Hopkins, who designed the Forum and Norwich Cathedral Refectory and Hostry, died on June 17, leaving behind a legacy of pioneering designs. He was also responsible for the new parliamentary building Portcullis […]

Is the property market still stabilising?

Buyers and sellers are back doing business but the outlook for the housing market still hangs in the balance, according to property portal Zoopla. The company’s house price index looks at the latest housing trends in May 2023 and highlights why recent inflation figures might put a brake on market activity. It suggests UK house […]

Bring in the greens of summer – refresh your colour scheme this season

First it was grey, then it was blue, and then viva magenta was all the rage. Now with summer well and truly on the horizon, the cool greens of summer have arrived. Those considering updating their rental homes with a touch of green here and there could find the refreshing colour is just the right […]

Signs of recovery in housing market

The property market experienced tentative signs of recovery in April, according to the Nationwide building society. April saw a 0.5 per cent rise in house prices after seven consecutive falls, with annual rate of house price growth rising to -2.7 per cent from -3.1 per cent in March, says Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s chief economist. “While […]

Rising energy costs challenge serviced apartment operators

Concerns around energy costs are considered to be one of the biggest challengs for those running serviced apartments businesses, according to a recent survey. The survey by Savills and the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) finds that over three quarters (77 per cent) of operators listed rising energy costs as the biggest challenge for […]

Demand for purpose-built student accommodation returns

The purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector has bounced back from a pandemic induced decline, according to recent reserach. Property developer Stripe Property Group estimates the market size to be almost £4bn and suggests this will climb to £4.5bn by 2025.  The PBSA specialist analysed the latest figures on the size of the sector, which supplies stock […]

Reasons why landlords should use a local letting agent

Many landlords choose to manage their own properties but others opt to work through a letting agent. At Norfolk Property Management and Lettings, we have developed strong relationships with our landlords over the decades and these are the reasons they give us for working with us: Flexibility We create bespoke packages for our landlords, taking […]