Friday News #090 – Buy-to-let tax loopholes: tips on how landlords can save money on their properties

Friday News 15th January 2021 True to form the UK property market has gotten off to a flying start with property sites reporting their busiest start to the year ever in terms of online traffic. Browsing for properties is one thing, making savvy investment purchases can require expert input. Always seeking the next best prospect for our clients, we’re now able to offer investors the opportunity to...

Why tenant profiling is important for residential investment property

If you’re just setting out on your journey to find an investment property you’re probably wondering why tenant profiling is so important before you even own the property. In order to successfully let your rental property to the desired tenants you need to buy a property that will appeal to that type of tenant – this is why tenant profiling is important for residential investment property. Types...

Friday News #089 – Will Britain’s 2020 house-price boom continue in 2021?

Friday bulletin 8th January 2020  No sooner had we surfaced from the Christmas break than the UK was placed into a national lockdown for the third time since the pandemic began. Though similar to the lockdown in November, the property market remains very much open for business. Construction continues on building sites, viewings are taking place across the country, transactions are proceeding through...

What is the current state of the UK property market?

2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year presenting investors with opportunities that were totally unexpected. When considering the current state of the UK property market there are several key factors at play which have had an impact and will continue to affect the conditions in which investors are able to secure buy to let properties. COVID-19 Pandemic This time last year we were totally unaware...

Friday News #088 – Real estate firms optimistic due to vaccine

Friday News #087 - 18th of December 2020 Just one week to Christmas and the office phone continues to ring as investors are securing properties and making the most of the exceptional opportunities on offer – there’s been no seasonal drop off in activity in 2020. As the vaccine is rolled out there’s new confidence amongst industry professionals and after the year that the markets have weathered...

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How much interest is there in London from European Investors?

Not too long ago it was reported that European investors were the most active of all the overseas buyers purchasing a property in London in the first half of 2020. For the first time since 2011 European investor activity superseded investment activity by AsiaPac investors. International real estate firm Savills shared that their research which highlighted European Investment accounted for almost 40%...

Friday News #087 – Average UK property values expected to increase by 2% in 2021

Friday News#087 - 11th of December 2020 With a recent survey reporting that almost 15% of London renters are looking to leave the capital, there’s a clear indication that investors need to be seriously considering locations where the demand for quality rented accommodation is strong away from the capital. Several locations across the UK are set to see property values increase considerably in the...

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What happens if the developer goes bust and I’ve already invested?

For many reasons off plan property makes an excellent investment, one of the key factors being the opportunity to achieve strong capital appreciation. Furthermore, early investors are often privy to favourable purchase prices and have access to the choice pickings of the units. But what happens if the developer goes bust after you’ve paid your deposit? This is a fair and reasonable concern,...

5 reasons to invest in property through a limited company

Over the past few years tax has continued to increase for landlords and those who hold property privately in their personal name have been worst affected by those changes. We’re often asked ‘should I buy a rental property through a company?’ by our clients, the answer is often dependent on individual circumstances. If you’re considering your ownership structure, are looking at ways to make...

Friday News #086 – How to make sense of the contradictory house price headline

Friday News#086 - 4th of December 2020 The frenzied property market continuously reported on by the media is largely focused around country houses and in many ways is creating a distorted picture in the media.  The properties we recommend to our investors are within areas seeing continued and sustainable growth – where investors can secure properties at a good price as the market leans in the...

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