Friday News #0125 – How Landlords Can Save Money On Their Properties: Buy-to-let Tax Loopholes And Tips

This week has seen some of the biggest mortgage lenders in the UK slash their interest rates even further, with HSBC offering new sub -1% mortgages and their lowest ever remortgage rates. It’s a good time to borrow money to buy an investment property.    Considering the overall prospect of investing in property, several factors contribute to the positive outlook. Sustained property price growth,...

Friday News #0124 – Commuter Belt Rental Shortage As Tenants Still Leave London

Tenant demand is shifting; outside of London rents are rising, especially in city centres and top commuting hotspots. Investors are wise to focus not only on the demand for certain locations but also the typical tenant profile in a specific area, ensuring they buy a property that will meet the demand.     Here’s what we’ve seen in the news this week:  Rents outside London rising at...

Friday News #0123 – Banks To Become Landlords In Growing ‘Build-to-Rent’ Sector

Despite the pandemic, UK property has proven to be a resilient asset class and one that delivers profit regardless of the economic climate. A recent report also highlighted that profitability was strongest amongst landlords who had more than one rental investment property, highlighting the benefits of scaling your portfolio. To learn more about investing in property in the UK in 2021 please do get in...

Friday News #0122 – Private Rented Sector Grows to £1.4trn

Borrowers continue to take advantage of interest rates being at an all time low, remortgage numbers are rising as property owners release equity, and in many cases that equity is being used to invest in a buy-to-let property.  Recognising the present opportunity, the private rented sector across the UK continues to grow as new landlords enter the market and existing landlords grow their...

10 Features That Tenants Look For In A Rental Property

If you’re looking to buy an investment property its worth understanding exactly what it is that will make a property more appealing so we’ve rounded up the 10 features that tenants look for in a rental property. Location When tenants are considering places to live their primary consideration is usually the location. Proximity to local transport and amenities will be key features that...

Friday News #0121– Strutt & Parker Forecasts 10% Uk Price Growth For 2021

It can be challenging to understand the information that’s constantly put in front of you by the press, with varying and often contradictory figures measuring price growth and activity over varying lengths of time. Through detailed analysis and thorough research, whether you’re a new investor or a seasoned one, Thirlmere Deacon can provide valuable insight and guidance to those looking for their...

Why Is The North Of England Such A Good Place To Invest?

When an investor asks us where they should buy their next property, depending on their priorities it’s often the case that we’ll point them north, which leaves the question, why is the North of England such a good place to invest? As we see it, the North of England is the worst kept secret in property investment, but investors might not fully understand why this region in particular is such a good...

Friday News #0120– Mainstream Residential Property Forecasts

Whilst house price growth has slowed since the saving buyers could secure on stamp duty was reduced, there remains to be a shortage of supply to the market of property for sale, supporting strong continued price growth and indeed, the forecasts for the UK property market are positive.  Here’s what we’ve seen in the news this week: Mainstream Residential Property Forecasts: Savills share their...

Property Investment Terms

There are several property investment terms and related real estate terminology that it can be useful to understand when you’re looking to buy an investment property in the UK. When you’re looking for a rental property you can suddenly become lost in a sea of industry terminology, here we share a simple breakdown of the most common property investment terms to help you make better-informed decisions...

Friday News #0119– Government Will Fail To Reach Housing Target Until 2028

The huge shortage of homes in the UK is increasingly evident; demand is steadily growing and it’s looking highly unlikely that house building targets will be met for some time – investors have an opportunity to secure properties where demand far outweighs the supply to the market. Investors should focus on areas that have strong tenant demand, good employment levels, transport connections and...

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