• Welcome to the Property Forum

    Welcome to the Property Forum

    Thank you for visiting our property investment community at The Property Forum. The Forum is popular among those looking to educate themselves about property investment and those who want to buy, sell & invest in property in the UK and overseas. You can now access an array of new property investment forums from here which

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  • Real estate to be allocated separate sector in S&P indices

    Real estate to be allocated separate sector in S&P indices

    The decision by financial barometer Standard and Poors to move real estate shares from the financial sector into a stand-alone sector has prompted very different opinions from the financial industry. The decision was made because of the ever-growing interest in real estate investments in the US, and indeed around the world, and will come into

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  • Old BBC headquarters converted into flats

    Old BBC headquarters converted into flats

    The old BBC headquarters, Television Centre at Wood Lane, White City, W12 7RJ, is being converted into an array of flats and amenities. The property was acquired by development group Stanhope back in 2012 for £200 million on a 999 year lease. This was part of the BBC’s cost-reduction programme which saw an array of

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  • Bank of England adviser recommends property investment

    Bank of England adviser recommends property investment

    The Bank of England’s chief economist, Andy Haldane, has courted significant controversy this weekend by suggesting that “property is better bet than a pension”. While the Bank of England itself is morally obliged to maintain a neutral position on any public investment advice, this particular comment has certainly caught the attention of the mass media.

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  • The tangled web of worldwide property markets

    The tangled web of worldwide property markets

    Have you ever wondered what impact foreign investors have on the markets around the world? We hear of Chinese investors with growing interests in Australia, the UK and America. We hear of US investors gaining an appetite for the UK property market. Then we have UK investors very keen on Spanish property, despite the economic

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  • Why is investment in land not more popular?

    Why is investment in land not more popular?

    The worldwide property market is dominated by the value of buildings as opposed to land. However, sit back and consider the situation in more detail, land is obviously a very important part of any property development. So, this then prompts the question, why is investment in land not more popular when you consider the potential

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  • The pros and cons of property shared ownership

    The pros and cons of property shared ownership

    We recently published an article about the Australian property market which is feeling the impact of various shared ownership schemes. Many of these schemes have been instigated by charities concerned about those unable to secure long-term property investment. There has been some heated debate about the pros and cons of property shared ownership and whether

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