Friday News #041 – Over one in five landlords plan to expand their portfolio into the North West

Friday 24th January 2020 As the political certainty of a majority government takes effect, the UK property market is seeing an immediate boost in both activity and price growth. These early indications suggest it would be prudent to act with relative haste to secure the best possible rental yields and the greatest potential for capital appreciation. Whilst it is currently an opportune time to...

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What’s the difference between Leasehold and Freehold?

Understanding the difference between leasehold and freehold can help you make better purchasing decisions. As a property investor, having knowledge of the different types of tenure and what they could mean for your rental yield will help provide clarity when considering and comparing investment properties. What is freehold? A freeholder owns a building in its entirety including the land on which the...

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Is Liverpool good for property investment in 2020?

Liverpool continues to be one of the most exciting prospects for investors seeking buy-to-let property in 2020. The city has seen impressive regeneration over the past few years and there are plans for continued redevelopment and new projects across the city, further adding to Liverpool’s appeal and its potential for the future. Combined with the regeneration of the city itself Liverpool’s...

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Why invest in the Wolverhampton Property Market

The city of Wolverhampton is seeing impressive economic growth which is one of the many factors boosting the population and supporting increased demand for rental property. Combined with strong rental yields and lower property prices than many comparable investment locations - there are many reasons to invest in Wolverhampton. Wolverhampton is currently undergoing significant regeneration. Amongst the...

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What is Stamp Duty? – A Quick Guide

Stamp Duty must be paid by a buyer of any property in England that costs over £125,000 if it is the sole property owned by an individual and any property that has and agreed sale price of £40,000 or more if it is being purchased as a buy to let. The rate of tax applicable to a property purchase changes dependent on the value of the property, how many properties the buyer owns or is purchasing in one...

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What Is a Good Rental Yield for an Investment Property?

Investors considering a property are usually most interested in one figure – the rental yield. And rightly so, without using the rental yield figures as a guide it’s difficult to compare investment opportunities and understand the return you should expect. In the current climate, it can be difficult to ascertain figures, price growth has an impact on rental yields as does the supply and demand of...

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Pros and cons of property investment after Brexit

It’s safe to say we’re all looking forward to a time when Brexit is no longer a word we frequently have to use, when we can make decisions and discuss the future without the B word cropping up, when the impending exit from the European Union isn’t hovering in the background making us wonder of its impact. Impact of the referendum Since the referendum in 2016 the UK property market has seen a slow...

Common property investment myths

Property investment is known to be a successful way to increase your overall wealth over a period of time. Along with all the stories of investors getting it right and making considerable income from their portfolios, come the tales of those who have not made money and may have even made a bad property investment. There are a lot of myths that potential investors might be led to believe and...

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How to gauge the rental rates for your investment properties

When considering rental investment property you’ll likely see the property sale price advertised and if it’s an existing buy-to-let with a history of being let or a purpose-built rental property there will also be an expected yield advertised. This rental yield might be guaranteed for a certain amount of time which means you won’t have to immediately worry about the rental income What is rental...

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How to avoid buying a bad investment

Property investment can be hugely rewarding financially, purchasing a bad investment can topple your success as an investor and can leave you stuck with an asset that doesn’t generate immediate income or have potential for capital growth in the long term – so how do you avoid buying a bad investment? Even the most successful of property investors will have likely purchased a bad investment at some...

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