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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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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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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 16 Jan 2017

HMOs do make great commercial sense, but do the area research first!

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OJoyce
OJoyce 30 Dec 2016

We can only hope this will bring the results we all want and strive for.

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Reality
Reality 21 Dec 2016

The changes to land tax were a shock to many when it was first announced by the Chancellor in 2015?s Autumn Statement. However, once the changes came into place and the full details were digested, it?s...

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akbar ali dayala
akbar ali dayala 20 Dec 2016

I am a landlord and director of an online letting agents at the moment we charge tenants minimal fees and landlord also meaning we can get best deals for tenants all around if the ban comes in it...

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milessgabriel
milessgabriel 05 Dec 2016

Useful article

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Spencer Fortag
Spencer Fortag 30 Nov 2016

I am glad that someone listened to me!

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 27 Nov 2016

It's not just the lack of estate agency advice that's costing landlords money; most are getting seriously bad advice from their accountants resulting in tax bills far higher than they need to be. Likewise,...

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Sally Walmsley
Sally Walmsley 18 Nov 2016

The RLA stands by its sell-off statistics. While we welcome the feedback from Mr Jagota and are delighted to hear how well things are going for landlords in the north east, we would like to make it clear...

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Sheryl87
Sheryl87 18 Nov 2016

The high employment levels and the vibrant economy has led to ever-increasing demand for rental properties, especially from professionals relocations from other cities. This has led to more experts teaming...

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Sheryl87
Sheryl87 18 Nov 2016

Renting out your house can be risky business. It's good to think about residential landlords insurance. Standard cover includes buildings cover and cover for loss of rent following damage to a property...

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