Friday News #069 – Hong Kong residents snap up property in northern England

Friday News #069 - 7th August 2020 The North West of England has long been one of our top investment hotspots – it has all the credentials, is already well-established yet offers huge potential for future growth. It’s of little surprise to us that overseas investors are focusing their attentions on northern England; strong rental yields and comparatively good value for money are key driving...

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London’s prime property market

Being the capital and the largest city in the UK, London is widely regarded to be one of the most important cities in the world. It has one of the largest financial centres, welcomes more visitors than any other city year on year, is a leading investment location and is home to more ultra-high net worth individuals than any other city. There is often a focus on London’s prime property market; the...

Friday News #068 – Buy-to-let landlords abandoning London for better returns in the North

Friday News #068 - 31st July 2020 The UK property market is set to defy the doomsayers once more, those who forecast collapse and incited panic during the darkest weeks of lockdown are to be proven wrong – there’s no disaster on the horizon, the outlook is quite the opposite and we’re excited for what the future holds for our investors.   Prices are rising, steadily, and whilst there was...

Friday News #067 – Expat buy-to-let enquiries surge following stamp duty changes:

Friday News #067 24th July 2020 The UK property market continues to build momentum as sources report prices increasing to reflect the surge in demand – buy-to-let property investors are rightfully taking advantage of the current opportunity in increasing numbers. Here’s what we’ve seen in the news this week: UK housing market: post-lockdown house prices surge in 'mini-boom' as stamp duty...

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Stamp Duty holiday – how it will work for buy-to-let

On the 8th July 2020, in his Summer Statement, British chancellor Rishi Sunak, announced a stamp duty holiday that will run until the end of March 2021. Investors will have likely expected it not to apply to buy-to-let purchases or second homes as the government have only increased taxes and tightened restrictions for lending on their purchases in recent years. It was a pleasant surprise to many that...

Friday News #066 – ‘It’s gone bonkers’

Friday News #066 - 17th July 2020 Keen to make the most of the current climate, the stamp duty holiday and low interest rates, investors are returning to the market recognising the present opportunity. Where and what you buy remains to be of crucial importance for success. We have some excellent opportunities for those wanting to capitalise on this unique combination of factors.   Here’s what...

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Is a holiday let better than a buy to let?

Whilst traditional buy-to-let properties remain to be a very appealing investment opportunity, investors are wise to consider all types of property investment to decide which will work best for their portfolio. In recent years there has been a growing demand for holidays in the UK, or ‘staycations’ as they’re often called; a UK holiday let is an interesting prospect for investors. So is a holiday...

Friday News #065 – Stamp duty holiday: How will it work?

Friday News #065 - 10th July 2020 On Wednesday the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a property’s value, coming into effect immediately running until March 2021 and applicable to all property sales. Investors and second home purchasers will still have to pay the additional surcharge but also benefit from the tax holiday. With the saving currently...

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2020 Q2 Review and Q3 Preview

Our Review Of Q2 2020 Coronavirus or no Coronavirus I’m pleased to confirm that our Q2 plans were executed without a hitch. The TD team spent countless hours working on investment opportunities with clients in what we have dubbed “Satellite Cities and Tertiary Towns”. We have had major success in locations like Wolverhampton and Redditch. One of the widely felt effects of the current global...

Friday News #064 – New-build market bouncing back quicker than second-hand market

Friday News #064 - 3rd July 2020 New data has revealed a slight dip in UK average property prices compared to June 2019 – but does the figure being widely used by the media provide a true picture of the property market across the UK? Diving deeper into the house price index released by the Nationwide, from which the number was taken, which you can read here, the picture is not as bleak when broken...

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