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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 […]

Successful Property Investment in Four Simple Tips

Throughout the past few weeks, our aim has been to educate landlords and investors in the basics of investing. A simple guide to all they need to know about property investments. So now its time to turn the past few weeks into four simple tips. 1. Find THE location Everyone knows that property prices have […]

The Housing Market in 2016

  According to new research by Martin & Co, the number of private rented sector homes have increased by 135% over the past 30 years. The Martin & Co report shows there has been a 346% increase in the number of households aged between 35 and 44 in this sector. 71% of households aged between […]

2016s Legislation Changes

Within the first quarter of 2016, Investors and landlords have already seen many significant changes to legislation regarding the property market. For those new to the industry, here’s a quick update on what’s been happening this year. Right to Rent Back in February, the Government introduced Right to Rent. Under the new legislations, landlords and […]

House Price Inflation Jumped to 9%

  As landlords rushed to beat stamp duty changes in March, official figures show house price inflation jumped by 9%, according to The Office of National Statistics (ONS). The ONS state the figure was up from 7.6% in the year to February. The Council of Mortgage Lender (CML) said £13.8b was lent during the month, […]

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 […]

Brexit…Now What?

After months and month of constant campaigning to either leave or remain, the public, 17.41m of them have spoken and have voted for the UK to leave the EU. So what does this mean for the 4.3M British landlords and investors?  “What about the 16.78m British  homeowners especially the 8.69m of those British  homeowners with […]