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...

Friday News #063 – House prices predicted to rise over the next three months as market ‘accelerates’

Friday News #063 - 26th June 2020 A sustained high level of demand from buyers is driving property prices upwards in many areas of the UK whilst the number of completed transactions lags behind as the market plays catch-up following lockdown. Five-year forecasts from industry leaders remain unchanged despite the pandemic disruption. As successful investors tend to purchase property with a long...

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What is the best way to invest £100k in property

If you’ve decided that you’d like to invest £100k in property it’s likely that you’ve already ruled out placing the money in other types of investments such as stocks and shares but if you’re still considering which investment type is best we’ve written a useful article comparing the two. Buy to let property investment is relatively low risk when compared to other investment types, which...

Friday News #062 – June lettings activity matching 2019 levels

Friday News #062 - 19th June 2020 Estate agents are overwhelmed, asking prices are increasing and discounts are diminishing – the UK property market is showing no signs of slowing down. Where you invest remains to be the key - recently released data has highlighted the resilience of the property market outside of London, further adding to the appeal of many prime investment locations across the...

Friday News #061 – Buy-to-let market sees ‘early signs of recovery’

Friday News #061 - 12th June 2020 With a long term view investors are happily snapping up properties in prime investment locations across the UK – there are some excellent opportunities currently available. The lettings market has returned with a bang; agents are reporting record-breaking activity. Though renters and buyers are now being much more particular about the type of property they want to...

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Property vs shares – what is a better investment option in 2020

When it comes to deciding which investment strategy is best many start by considering property vs shares. Which will provide the highest returns? Whilst will be more reliable? Which is more high risk? Which will weather market up and downs better? It’s clear to most investors that they need to have a plan in place, an investment strategy that fits their budget, requirements and future plans. Whether...

Friday News #060 – Rental market sees “remarkable” bounce back in activity after lockdown lifted

Friday News #060 - 5th June 2020 Since the UK property market officially reopened for business the demand for rental property in the UK has resumed to the usual dizzying levels, outstripping supply once more. Mortgage lenders are also largely all back in the buy-to-let market and offering attractive products to investors. Where and what you buy remains to be of great importance for a successful...

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Best way to invest £50k in property

Having a £50,000 pot of cash to invest in property might seem to some as though it wouldn’t buy very much given that the average UK house price is £231,855 – the key to making this money work hard and earn a good return is to leverage and from there careful planning and patience could open a range of further exciting prospects. Why property? UK property investment has proven itself to be a...

Friday News #059 – Property among most resilient UK service sectors during pandemic

Friday News #059 - 29th May 2020 Market activity continues to build with buyers increasingly searching for properties online and transactions moving forward at speed now the physical valuations and home moves can take place. Finding the right opportunity in any market climate is the key to investor success; choosing the best location for capital growth and a property that will appeal to tenants and...

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Buy to let tax changes for 2020/2021

We received a number of questions recently regarding the tax changes in 2020/2021 for buy to let landlords so we have decided to highlight a number of key points in this article. Please remember we are not a tax advisor, please seek professional tax advice if need to take your queries further, or we can put you in touch with our tax specialist. Landlords need to be aware of the buy-to-let tax changes...

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