Generation Rent: A testing time for tenants

Generation Rent: A testing time for tenants Liverpool’s rental sector special Words by Christine Toner For many, renting is a temporary step with the eventual goal being home ownership.However, that isn’t always the case.While the term ‘generation rent’ was originally coined to describe those tenants who desperately wanted to get on the housing ... Read More...

Outside investors ‘eagerly’ targeting Liverpool’s rental market

Investors from outside of Liverpool are continuing to “eagerly invest” in the city’s rental market potential according to a property expert.Reflecting on the beginning of the year, Abode’s area lettings manager Elizabeth Fell suggests an eventful 2016 for the industry has attracted more business from beyond the local area.Optimistic about the ... Read More...

Liverpool sees ‘upturn in home sales’

Home sales in Merseyside are said to have increased markedly in the first quarter of 2016, in line with new nationwide figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).City Residential director Phil Hartley-Chambers (pictured above) believes the trend is partly the result of investors and purchasers of second homes ... Read More...

Changing churches: Residential conversions

Changing churches Historic church buildings are positioned across Liverpool, primarily providing places of worship as well as hubs for communities. But as costly maintenance poses a challenge for church groups, conversions to residential property are proving a popular option for alternative use. As converted church buildings and potential redevelopment opportunities are being ... Read More...

Rental schemes worth £150m are in the pipeline for Liverpool, say experts

New private rented sector (PRS) developments totalling £150 million are expected to be announced for Liverpool in the coming months, as property experts call for more "proper residential stock".City Residential’s managing director, Alan Bevan and Adam Challis from JLL revealed the plans and discussed changes needed to improve Liverpool’s property future at ... Read More...