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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No deal Brexit could hit house prices

The political turmoil that Britain is currently experiencing and the negative tone used in much of the news can make it a struggle to see positive outcomes that might arise should the UK leave the EU without a deal on 31 October. Deal or no-deal the UK remains to be an attractive place to purchase investment property for a variety of reasons. Where there is uncertainty property experts see opportunity...

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Generation rent: Good news for investors

In the UK and in many other countries across the world there is an entire generation who might never know home ownership and aren’t particularly phased by this notion. Those who fall into the ‘Millennials’ bracket happily rent most things in their lives from cars to designer clothes, music to furniture, why would renting a property be any different? In their 20’s and 30’s, these individuals...

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£600 Million Boost for Housing in High-Demand Areas

The UK property market continues to suffer a lack of supply of homes with demand, especially affordable homes, outstripping the supply of properties across the country. One element that prevents certain areas offering viable housing solutions is local infrastructure. The chancellor, Sajid Javid, recently announced £600 million of new investment to unlock the ability to build upwards of an additional...

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Chancellor Clarifies His Approach on Stamp Duty

Over recent months, property industry professionals have listened intently hoping to hear potential for changes to property related taxes and legislation. Anything mentioned by the now prime minister, Boris Johnson and his government, to do with property during the campaign and since his election has been picked up and speculated over. The majority will have likely been hoping for a clear indication...

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