Property insights

Local market expertise

Colleagues in our extensive branch network can offer expert insights into local property markets to help you when you’re looking to start, or grow, a property portfolio.

Professional landlords survey

Our second Professional Landlords Survey reveals how landlords in the wider market feel about the property investment sector and what changes they are expecting to see in the next year.  

The professional property investors we spoke to manage an average portfolio of 29 properties with a market value of £14m.

Key insights include:

  • 59% of landlords are looking to increase the size of their portfolio
  • Of these, over half plan to diversify into new sectors
  • 92% expect to see valuations rebound 
  • London and South East cited as most attractive regions  
  • The most attractive sectors over the next 12 months are commercial offices (43%) and residential flats (41%)

“The bottoming out of commercial property prices in Q1 2023 corresponds with reasonably positive sentiment expressed towards the sector in this survey."

James Sproule, Chief UK Economist

Professional landlords survey

Read what else our survey revealed in the Handelsbanken Professional Landlords Survey.

Our previous property survey


In 2022 we commissioned our first professional property survey. We asked a panel of landlords for their views on a range of topics including investment outlook, sustainability and succession planning. You can read what they said in the final report.

Property financing

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With an extensive network of branches throughout the UK, Handelsbanken has helped deliver property finance solutions to customers for over 25 years. Our relationship banking model provides a personal service and specialist support.