Housing

Which lenders are still open for new business? The outbreak of Covid-19 has seen the real estate investment market slow faster than anyone could have imagined only a couple of months ago, and availability of debt is one of the key factors behind the slowdown.
Covid-19 pandemic presents the ultimate arbitrage We are living through the most devastating period in modern history. The damage caused to our economy and society by the 2008 financial crash pales into insignificance by comparison.
Survey offers detailed picture of Covid-19’s impact on rent collection Less than half the rent due on rent quarter day was paid on the day, according to a survey of rent collection levels across more than 18,350 properties.
What property bosses are reading in lockdown With Britain in lockdown for the foreseeable future, some leading real estate figures have made the most of working from home by having another look at their book shelves.
WeWork sues Softbank for 'putting own interests first' after pulling out of $3bn deal WeWork is suing its biggest investor after it withdrew from part of a multi-billion dollar rescue package.
Stock Market Summary: 8th April In another positive day for property stocks, intu’s share price jumped 20%.
Chancerygate sells final unit in 101,000 sq ft development Industrial developer Chancerygate has completed the disposal of the final unit at its Eaton Point scheme in Chorley, Lancashire.
NHS staff offered 800 free rooms A new scheme operated under the umbrella of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association will provide 800 free rooms to NHS staff needing accommodation near hospitals during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Johnny Ronan appoints Deloitte to advise on €300m refinancing Irish property developer Johnny Ronan has appointed Deloitte to search for a lender to refinance a €300m (£263m) commercial portfolio.
LandAid launches £1m emergency fund for the homeless LandAid has launched an emergency fund to support young homeless people.
Cadogan partners with charity to deliver care packages Cadogan is partnering with the Kensington + Chelsea Foundation to deliver weekly care packages during the pandemic.
Carphone Warehouse hires CWM to dispose of 62 retail park stores CWM Out of Town has been instructed to sell 62 former Carphone Warehouse stores across the UK.
Scottish Housing Regulator warns landlords against cyber scams The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHC) has written to landlords warning them about cyber attacks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
​Everton submits planning for mixed-use legacy project Everton Football Club has submitted a planning application to Liverpool City Council for a legacy project at its Goodison Park ground.
Urban Logistics makes string of acquisitions and collects 93% of quarterly rent Industrial REIT Urban Logistics has bought nine properties and a development site for £56.1m.
Tenancy checkout at proptech InventoryBase goes contactless for coronavirus Proptech firm InventoryBase has introduced a new feature that allows commercial tenants leaving their properties to check out contactlessly.
Strettons sells 84% of lots at first remote auction Strettons raised £5.7m at its auction this week, selling 19 lots from its 24-lot catalogue and achieving an 84% success rate.
Osborne+Co submits planning for £100m Glasgow development Developer Osborne+Co has submitted a planning application for a major mixed-use project in Glasgow’s city centre.
Online retailers take up record high of industrial and logistics space The take-up of industrial and logistics space by online retailers hit a record high of 7.95m sq ft in Q1 2020.
Grosvenor hires new Liverpool ONE leasing team Grosvenor has hired a new leasing team for Liverpool ONE.
Buy-to-let landlord purchases at a record low The percentage of buy-to-let purchases made by landlords is at a record low due to tax changes and the impact of coronavirus.
Vigo Group converts commercial space into temporary healthcare centre Property investor Vigo Group has converted a commercial space in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, into an emergency temporary healthcare clinic to support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.
PPHE Hotel Group secures £180m funding for new hotel PPHE Hotel Group has secured up to £180m for the development of a new hotel in east London.

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