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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Avoiding Common Investment Pitfalls

The past few weeks concentrated on what it takes to become a property investor as well as where to find the most suitable investment property. However, even with a rapidly growing market, there are still a few common pitfalls investors make. Investing in property is a big deal – theres no doubt about that. So […]

Advantages of Property Investing

Lets look at what makes property investments so attractive. Now the number of people investing in property is growing strongly. Investors are now looking for better returns for their money. For many years, the most common financial advice had been to invest in shares due to the consistent long term useful returns. Either that or […]

Setting Investment Objectives

As with all major life decisions, investing in property is one which needs to be thought through step by step, making sure all the bases are covered. We at Silks like to offer our investors our expertise, not just in finding investment properties but also in ensuring our investors have a strategy in place to […]