Although the UK property blogosphere is a market very much still in development there are several that have been running successfully for some time now. The blogs listed below cover various niches including property investment, buy-to-let and renovation. The criteria for making the list is that the site must offer useful information, not be overly self-promotional and be updated on a semi-regular basis. Remember to check back here from time to time as we plan to include any worthy newcomers as soon as it is clear that they are in for the long term.
The Daddy of UK property blogs. Author Ben Brandt has been keeping Londoners up to date on the property market since mid 2005. Essentially a commentary on UK property news with links to the original sources; the author does a great job of highlighting the peculiarities of the market.
Despite the domain name this blog is UK based. Focusing on the business & IT side of the property market the author reviews most new online initiatives in an intelligent manner. Written by property investor Harvey Edgecombe
It’s not all about owning a pile of bricks. Most twenty somethings have aspirations to own their own property but it doesn’t have to be that way.There are many benefits to renting and renter girl is highly qualified to give you the lowdown.There are not enough blogs dedicated to renting.
Find a Property’s editorial team have been producing quality articles for years so are well qualified to post their opinions on the property themes of the day. Nice to see a good sprinkling of “and finally” type stories.
A blog devoted to all things Home Information Pack related. Despite being relatively new the blog has already gained a substantial readership. One post attracted an impressive 55 comments proving that the topic remains controversial.
You’ve probably familiar with the author, Henry Prior, who seems to pop up with a quote for the media whenever a property story is in the news. His blog runs along similar lines with comment on the stories of the day.
A great blog for self-builders, the author Mark Brinkley has also published the House Builders Bible. Topics covered range from Architecture to planning issues.
A particular favourite of mine; the anonymous author’s tone is delightfully downbeat. Certainly contradicts the view that being an estate agent is in any way glamorous. The blog has been serialised in the Sunday Times.
Started as a commentary on the author’s experiences of becoming a first time Landlord but has matured in to a more general property blog albeit with a certain chaotic charm. Glad to say it has kept its obsession with Sarah Beeny
Although this blog is relatively new the team of writers have racked up an impressive number of entertaining and informative posts in the first 3 months. Covers Landlord related themes.
The eponymous author uses his personal experiences to dish out advice to prospective property investors. Favours the list format for posts.
Although the blog’s author is the Chief Executive of a Property Investment Company thankfully the posts are not overly self promotional. Focus is on buy-to-let.
Part of the www.propertyfinder.com portal. The main blog covers Market news with some basic advice to buyers and sellers thrown in. A separate blog called “Out There” covers more eccentric property stories.
Blog of the up market property magazine. Nice to see a blog that focuses more on advice and features than property news. The quality of the writing is excellent.
Occasional blog on the ups and downs of the property market with links to features on the newspaper’s main property website section.
More an aggregation of the main property news stories of the day than a traditional blog although there is the occasional guest post from an industry expert.
Written by Tessa Shepperson, a solicitor practicing in the field of residential landlord and tenant law, this blog is a must read for Landlords wanting to stay on the right side of the law.
Always insightful posts on the buy-to-let market by property investment writer David Lawrenson although the 450 word keyword stuffed advert at the end of each post can become a bit tedious.
Henry bought a 250 year old, Grade II listed Georgian wreck in the Lincolnshire countryside. Follow his story as he attempts to create his dream home.
If you read a property focused blog that you think would make a good addition to the list please let us know and we’ll check it out.