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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Camerons Bombshell of an Announcement

Last Thursday, Prime Minister David Cameron dropped what seemed to be a bombshell upon landlords. Commenting specifically on the private rented sector, the Prime Minister said: “We’ll also crack down on the unscrupulous landlords who cram houses full of illegal migrants, by introducing a new mandatory licensing regime.” Now it seems to be unclear exactly […]

What your tenant wants

With the ever increasing house prices, it looks as though landlords in England are in the midst of a booming rental market whilst tenants are still struggling to move up the property ladder. Now more than half of tenants would prefer to buy their own house but the larger required deposits seem to make it […]

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 […]