October 9 2019, Editorial Team
Lack of Demand for Office Space Creates Fresh Investment Opportunities
Whether it is in London or any other area of the UK, there is still plenty of opportunities for investment in property. There is still a considerable demand out there for housing but with such little supply, it has meant that prices are being driven upwards. From an investors perspective, if finding that right property […]
April 27 2017, Alexander Pooley
Landlords! Here’s What You Need to Know About Right to Rent
One of your responsibilities as a private landlord is to check if prospective tenants have the ‘right to rent’ in the UK. It stems from the Immigration Act of 2014, a measure designed to make it difficult for illegal migrants to remain here undetected. The 2015 Immigration Bill builds on this, granting increased eviction powers […]
April 18 2017, Alexander Pooley
Is it Worth Furnishing Your Residential Rental Properties?
As a landlord, furnishing your rental property or leaving it empty is entirely up to you. It all depends on your budget, how much rental income is desired and the kind of tenant you’re looking to attract. There’s also the middle ground to consider. This is where you provide basic furnishings such as a bed, […]
April 4 2016, Alexander Pooley
Buy-To-Let Investors Face Surcharge
The latest budget from the Chancellor of the Exchequer was watched with increased interest by those heavily invested in the property market. After last year’s announcements regarding stamp duty hikes and tax relief cuts, George Osborne had his work cut out to re-enamour himself and his government with landlords up and down the country. While […]
January 18 2016, Alexander Pooley
Can You Really Make Money with Buy-To-Let Investments?
With so much hype surrounding the whole buy-to-let market at present, it can be easy to dismiss the whole investment vehicle as being too good to be true. However, is that really the case? While reports in the media concentrate on the ultra successes, what about everyone else? Can anyone make money through buy-to-let? Knowing […]
December 10 2015, Alexander Pooley
Will The Buy-To-Let Market Still Be Successful in 2016?
No one can deny the success that countless landlords up and down the country have had with their buy-to-let property portfolios in recent years. In fact, a recent report from property experts Savills stated that landlords have raked in an astonishing £180 billion since 2009 in capital gains alone! Low interest rates have seen the […]
December 2 2015, Alexander Pooley
Don’t Miss Out on Attractive Stamp Duty Rates For Buy-To-Let
George Osborne’s recent announcement that stamp duty on buy-to-let properties and second homes is to rise by 3% in April 2016 looks set to spark a rush of buyers trying to complete before the changes take place. The move, which was put forward by the chancellor in his autumn budget statement recently, has been widely […]
October 16 2015, Alexander Pooley
What Is A Buy To Let Mortgage and Is It Right for Me?
The property market is big news these days, and reports on second homes and the state of the rental market are go-to stories for many of the major networks and newspapers. However, if you are not in the know, some of the terms banded around can be a little confusing. One such term is ‘buy-to-let […]
August 15 2015, Alexander Pooley
A Guide To Buy-To-Let Investments
More and more people are looking towards the property market for a way to diversify their investment portfolios, and for many buy-to-let is the obvious choice. If you are someone who is thinking about investing in a buy-to-let property then you’re in the right place. Our guide aims to explain all you need to know […]
June 30 2015, Alexander Pooley
Buy-To-Let Market Buoyed By Low Rates And More
The latest facts and figures on buy-to-let properties show that things are once again on the up for this ever-popular investment option. With recent changes to mortgage legislation and remarkably low rates, many experts are speculating that this is a great time to get into the buy-to-let market. So, with this in mind, let’s take […]
May 6 2015, Alexander Pooley
Ten Tips For Buy-To-Let
The Essential Advice for Property Investors Continuously inhabited for over 2,000 years, Leicester truly is the beating heart of England. It’s a unique Bricks and mortar: Buy-to-let is a popular option for those who would rather grow their wealth through property than shares or cash For many buy-to-let looks an attractive income investment at a […]
April 13 2015, Alexander Pooley
Why Are Investors Now Looking Outside London?
According to TheMoveChannel.com, Investors are bidding farewell to London. Today investors are turning to the cheaper alternative, the UK regional markets, due to their property investment deals. The property portal’s latest Investment Watch report shows that the UK’s regional cities made up 4 out of 10 most popular listings on the portal in March. In […]
April 7 2015, Alexander Pooley
The London Myth Broken
“Average gross yields of 8% in Manchester compare to 4.5% in London, while a typical two bed investment property costs in the region of £90,000 versus £300,000 in the capital.” London has always been a hot topic in property investment. But is it really worth the hype? London always had and most likely will always […]
March 30 2015, Alexander Pooley
Why Invest In Studio Apartment?
Studio Apartments Today Studio apartments have been on the rise in recent times. You see them in every key city. But why? Why would someone want to live in a studio, and what makes it so appealing to investors? Let’s start by answering a few key questions first. A studio tenant usually belongs to the […]
February 10 2015, Alexander Pooley
Build Wealth & Invest in Real Estate
In a traditional rental property situation, an investor buys a property and rents it out to tenants. The property might be a single family home, a student accommodation, a condominium apartment, or a multi-family residential property. In exchange for the right to occupy the property, the tenant pays the investor or the landlord a pre-determined […]