Property Investment

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What happens to my investment property if I die?

An unpleasant subject yet one that is very important, especially to investors as in the event of death, without pre-planning a buy-to-let property or portfolio can become problematic for the intended beneficiaries. During the stages of planning for investment and process of purchasing, we’re often asked what happens to my investment property when I die? Below we highlight the steps to be taken 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...

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...

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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 For the first time since 2011 European investor activity superseded investment activity by AsiaPac investors.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%...

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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...

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As a foreign investor, do I need a visa to buy property in the UK?

No, you do not require a visa to buy a property in the UK as a foreign investor. Though you do not require a visa to buy a property in the UK, there are several considerations to make and factors to be aware of to make the most of your purchase. Here’s a little more info on buying property in the UK as a foreign investor. Buying property in the UK as an overseas investor The UK openly welcomes...

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Should I put all my cash into one property?

This is a question that comes up time and time again. Investors who have a large sum which they wish to invest in property can be unsure of whether to put all their cash into one property or whether to split the cash and borrow additional funds in order to buy multiple buy to lets. If achieving the greatest possible capital appreciation from your cash in a set period is your ultimate goal then you...

2020 Q3 Review and Q4 Preview

Our Review Of Q3 2020 Wow, ok Q3 review time. I write this as I am flying over a city called Kirkuk, a couple of hundred km north of Baghdad, Iraq on the way home from Dubai. At first glance, and from this high up the area looks arid and empty. At a closer glance, you’ll see the makings of quite a prominent city. And then closer still, smaller towns and villages surrounding it. This must feed the big...

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The difference between the best and the worst jump of your life is the parachute. ⁠

The difference between the best and the worst jump of your life is the parachute. ⁠ ⁠ Whether you are an extreme sports enthusiast or would rather just entertain the idea of diving through the skies while observing it on the screen, we all have a small risk-taker buried deep within us. He loves the idea of thrill but abhors the idea of risk; after all, who would consciously and with certainty...

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