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The weak pound and why it’s opening the door for foreign investors

Whilst a weak pound might not be ideal for those who’ve headed abroad for their summer holidays this year it’s attracting the attention of overseas investors looking at investing money into UK real estate. Discounted property prices The pound is currently at the weakest it’s been for quite some time and many foreign investors are taking this opportunity to purchase property in the UK Using the...

Atul Mehta Tax Advisor

TAX GUIDE – Investing Individually in UK Property for Foreign Investors

TAX GUIDE - INVESTING INDIVIDUALLY IN UK PROPERTY FOR RENTAL PURPOSES *The following information should not be taken as a substitute for specific advice tailored for your requirements. Each individual’s circumstances are different and professional advice should be sought in your country of residence. The following information has been provided by Atul Mehta, partner at Simmons Gainford Group. General...

Buying versus Renting versus Investing – What should I do?

First thing you should do is not panic! If you are mid-30’s living in a rental property and you’re getting pressure from your parents or older members of your family to ‘buy your own home’…remain calm, and politely tell them to mind their own business! It’s 2019 (almost 2020!), and gone are the days of getting married at 25, buying your own home at 26, having 2 kids by 30 and staying in the...

Brexit Game of Chess UK and EU

Brexit – What’s Occuring? will it effect UK property in 2020?

Brexit – What’s occurring? ‘What a palaver’…are the words being used by some when talking about the UK’s departure from the EU. In recent weeks, the UK government has had a complete overhaul with a new Prime Minister in the form of Boris Johnson, former home secretary Sajid Javid being instilled as the new Chancellor, ardent Brexiteer Priti Patel as Home Secretary, and former lawyer Dominic...

Questions to ask when buying off the plan property investments

Key Questions to ask When Buying Off-Plan Property

How to spot opportunities in the UK Understanding the changes in the marketplace is an essential component to making a good decision when investing in property in England. In many areas of the UK, it is now considered a ‘seller’s market’, which to put it simply means the amount of buyer’s exceeds the amount of the supply in available properties, therefore seller’s are able to command higher...

Rental Property income

How Much Should You Make on a Rental Property

How Much Should You Make on a Rental Property The primary goal of investing is to make money, so there must be some profit earning potential when you decide to invest in real estate property other than your home. There are two ways to earn from a real estate investment: use it as a rental property that earns rental income and/ or by selling it at some point in the future for capital gains when the...

Kingston Upon Hull

Why Invest in the Hull Property Market

Hull is being re-energised by a flood of new investment and this is creating new jobs, particularly in the fields demanding high skills, such as renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and the digital industries. The city's rise in fortunes are the results of several converging factors. One is the successful reinvention of the dock area as a centre of excellence for renewable energies such...

Rental Assurance vs Rental Guarantee Website

What is the difference between Rental Assurance and Rental Guarantee?

We've had a number of conversations recently, and one question that keeps coming up over the years is, "What's the difference between a rental assurance and a rental guarantee?" Last week we were discussing one of our developments in Manchester that comes with a two-year rental assurance, and the client said, "Okay, well tell me about this rental guarantee." to which we replied "We've got to stop you...

cash vs mortgage property investment

Cash Buyer vs Mortgage Buyer – Who Gets The Better ROI?

Are you wondering, “Should I buy an investment property outright or take out a mortgage on it? Which will give me the best income on my investment?” That is absolutely the most important question when you are getting into the real estate investment market. We're going to break down the difference between a cash purchase and a mortgage purchase and how they equate on an ROI level. Are you ready with...

When is buy to let a good investment

When Is Buy to Let Property in the UK a Good Investment?

The answer…RIGHT NOW! Property in the UK has long been considered one of the safest places to invest into property for a number of reasons. Lack of supply – currently there is a 4 million shortage of homes in the UK, with an annual target of over 300,000 new properties to be built every year. A figure that never has, nor is ever looking likely to be met. This is one of the reasons prices in the UK...

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