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Strategies to Investments

Strategies to Investments

One of the biggest secrets to successful property investments is having an exit strategy in place to reap the planned financial rewards. By knowing when and how a buy to let will end, an investor can appreciate where their investment strategy will begin. In order to do that, an investor must understand the types of […]

Right to Rent

Right to Rent

The start of 2016, means plenty of changes in terms of legislations for landlords and investors, starting from February 1st with the Right to Rent legislation. Under the new legislations. landlords and agents must check the immigration status of any adult who wishes to move in to a new property to ensure they have a […]

Banks report new year buy-to-let rush

January 2016 saw borrowing from High Street banks rise to its highest level since mid – 2008. The British Bankers Association (BBA) said investors are keen to complete before the new tax rules come into force as the number of mortgages approved for house purchases was 27% higher than a year earlier. From April 1st, […]

A Landlords Rights and Responsibilites

Being a landlord isn’t just simply owning a property and renting it out to someone. It requires time, dedication and a willingness to abide by and fulfil your responsibilities to the best of your advantage. Over the months, in the media, landlords have been depicted to being neglectful of the tenants’ rights as well as […]

5 Reasons you need to inspect your property

  You’ve managed to rent out your property, your tenants have moved in and seem to be living peacefully. But you want to go see your property. Should you? You want to see how your tenants are doing but don’t want to disturb them. So what should you do? As a landlord you should really […]

What is the Legionnaire Disease?

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Everyone and anyone is susceptible to infection. The risk, as with many illnesses, increases with age but some are at a higher risk than other, such as: people over 45 years of age smokers and heavy drinkers people suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease diabetes, […]

Yorkshire house prices stall in July

According to the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) UK Residential Market Survey, the growth of house prices in Yorkshire and Humber seemed to have slowed down last month. The key market indicators such as price expectations,buyer enquiries, agreed sales and new instructions all dropped during the month of July. In Yorkshire and the Humber, […]

Budget 2016: Capital Gains Tax

Yesterday the Chancellor, George Osbourne announced significant cuts to capital gain tax, giving many investors a major boost. Landlords will face a capital gains tax surcharge when selling property. But what is Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? Capital Gains Tax is  tax on the profit when you sell an asset thats increased in value, such as […]