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Why buy to let is still the best form of investment

As discussed in my last post, 2016 was quite a year for the property market. Despite some uncertainty, the market has proven to be resilient with sales figures and house prices still on the rise.

15% drop in new BTL properties sparks rental supply alert

New research from property crowdfunding platform, Property Partner, has found that almost 9 out of 10 major towns and cities in the UK saw falls in the number of new buy-to-let properties being advertised in August compared to the previous month.

Where is ranked top for best yields in London?

New research shows that Croydon is ranked in the top 10 places for buy-to-let in London, where landlords are enjoying average yields of 5% per annum - but where came out top?

Age is no longer a factor in a buy-to-let relationship

Here in the UK we live in an ageing population, with 11.4 million people over the age of 65. This is expected to grow by 12 per cent by 2020 and nearly double to 19 million by 2050. In fact, the average life expectancy in Britain is currently 81 years old.

Brexit vote gives boost to North East homes

North East house prices have enjoyed a Brexit boost, performing strongly in the run-up to and aftermath of the referendum over the UK’s EU membership.

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MBM Homelets
MBM Homelets 23 Mar 2017

Although this is a very positive step, there is little or no guarantee of the standard of workmanship employed by the tenants. We have had experience of a professionally decorated property being ' painted'...

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ajay
ajay 21 Mar 2017

How is the "robust evidence" looking now?

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NathanG
NathanG 20 Mar 2017

I've been watching the series so far and am completely baffled by the cases that were presented. Though, I don't think that we can protect ourselves from every scam possible - it will just make the scammers...

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Landlady14
Landlady14 01 Mar 2017

You would think so Niraj Shah! My experience only proves that there are varying qualitiers of professional in all aspects of property letting. None of the ones I have dealt with, from letting agents to...

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Mark
Mark 01 Mar 2017

Thanks for this article. Hopefully one day everybody's lifestyle will be eco-sustainable.

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Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor 28 Feb 2017

I was convinced that London was the most expensive!

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Alan Read
Alan Read 28 Feb 2017

Australia are leading the way in this I think. The trouble with Britain is we don't get enough sun to make use of solar power.

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James Powell
James Powell 27 Feb 2017

This is a very good news.

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DanHumphreys
DanHumphreys 27 Feb 2017

It sounds like a good idea. Anything to help the younger generation get a foothold.

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Matt
Matt 20 Feb 2017

Is this fake news?

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Matthew Hollywood
Matthew Hollywood 07 Feb 2017

Matthew Hollywood - Director Mishon Mackay Land & New Homes - Brighton The shortage of New Homes is in part effected by the lack of land sales. Land sales are held back because there is a disparity between...

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 30 Jan 2017

Hi Graham, Would be interesting to see the above figure calculated against an investment via a Lt Company /SPV structure and if the investor found themselves pushed in to the higher tax bracket. Mortgage...

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