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What is Property Investment?

Investing in property isn’t always just buying a property and renting it out. However, it can be as simple as that, if you know exactly what you’re doing and what you want from your investment. So what exactly is property investment? Investment property in the most common definition is property (be it land, a building […]

Buy to Let Mortgages – What are they?

Buy to Let or BLT for short, is something which seems to come up a lot when it comes to the property market. So what exactly is a buy to let? Buy to let is where a property is bought specifically to be rented out to tenants rather than be lived in by the investor. […]

Finding the Right BTL Property

    When finding the right buy to let property, location is paramount. When searching for your buy to let, think about what type of tenants you want to attract. A student, for example, will  want somewhere close to universities, somewhere with easy access whereas a family would prefer something closer to schools, local amenities […]

RLA’s response to Osbourne’s Budget Bombshell

The Bombshell Budget Announcement In the summer budget, George Osbourne announced two major changes to the way private landlords are to be taxed. He decided to introduce, in phases, a tax relief on mortgage interest  and to scrap the 10% wear and tear allowance. So landlords will now only be able to claim tax relief […]