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12 March 2019

Ryedale House development shows the superb views to be expected from its apartments

The development of Ryedale house, a former office block, is underway to create 77 luxury apartments in Picadilly located in York’s historic city centre. The latest computer generated image has been created which shows a top floor kitchen overlooking the River Foss and the historic Clifford’s Tower beyond. Other apartments will have views [...]

5 March 2019

City of York Council sells 26 public spaces and buildings raising over £11million

SELLING public spaces made City of York Council more than £11 million in the last four years, it has emerged. In this article Cllr Ian Gillies, York council leader, and York Central MP Rachael Maskell offer contrasting opinions on the benefits this strategy offers York and its future generations. Meanwhile, we can see that research by The Bureau Of [...]

18 February 2019

Tenants spend £1.9 billion less in rent than previous year despite rents rising

Tenants spend £1.9 billion less in rent than previous year, which is the first time this figure has fallen in more than 10 years Tenants in Great Britain paid £59.1 billion in rent in 2018, £1.9 billion less than in 2017 Over the last 10 years the total rent bill has grown by £29.9 billion in Great Britain despite the recent decline Nine out of 11 [...]

15 February 2019

Proposal To Develop Piccadilly Hotel and Apartments

PLANS for a 143-bedroom hotel and a six-storey apartment block on Piccadilly in York could get the green light at a meeting next week. Under the proposals, the Infinity Motorcycles shop and car park opposite Spark York would be demolished and a Hampton By Hilton hotel would be built. But some concerns have been raised about the impact the building [...]

8 February 2019

Landlords adapt investment strategies to confront new taxation laws and find higher yields

Landlord purchases fall by £5.2 billion in 3 years In adapting to a new tax environment – landlords are buying fewer properties and spending less too. The total value of homes bought by landlords has fallen considerably over the last few years. In H1 2018 landlords spent £12.1 billion purchasing rental properties, £5.2 billion – or 30% less [...]

5 February 2019

First Pictures of New St Johns Mews Development Released

AN IMAGE of a new apartment block in York has been released by developers. St John’s Mews is a block of 29 one, two and three bedroom studios and apartments to be built on the site of the former Grove House care home in York. The starting price for the apartments, from Caedmon Homes, Norstar Real Estate Group  is £160,000, with the first show [...]

30 January 2019

Plan for development of affordable and market value homes across several York sites

It has been confirmed that more than 600 new homes will be built at sites across York in the next five years as part of a bid to make it easier for healthcare workers, teachers and people on low-incomes to get on the housing ladder. Forty per cent of the housing will be affordable homes – with shared ownership schemes meaning first time buyers [...]

21 January 2019

York Design Awards to Celebrate Best New Buildings in York – Closing Date March 29 2019

THE race to be named York’s best new building of last year will begin later this month with a challenge for city planners: let’s make York whole again. The guest speaker at the launch of the 13th annual York Design Awards on January 30 will be top London-based architect Stephen Witherford. Mr Witherford, a partner in Stirling Prize-winning [...]

17 January 2019

Could Brexit Offer Raised Opportunity for Landlords As House Prices Fall And Rental Demand Rises?

A decline in property sales is forecast over the next three months amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty, according to a report. The Scottish housing market ended 2018 on a weak note with national sales volumes dwindling in December, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said. In contrast, some areas – including the north east of England, [...]

2 January 2019

Key figureheads in York reveal their outlook in 2019 for the city and what’s needed…

What are your hopes and fears for 2019? The York Press asked the great and good of York to share their outlook and matters such as prosperity, housing, Brexit and the environment were rasied as priorities amongst others … Phil Pinder – Chair York Retail Forum “This year has certainly been a difficult one for retail. The internet has [...]