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How Landlords Finance Investment Property

If you’re interested in becoming a property investor, developer or landlord, one of the first questions you may ask is “how do landlords finance rental property?” Well, there is actually a range of finance options available to get you off the ground. Even experienced large portfolio landlords can find the market of alternative lending rather […]

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Factors likely to impact the UK rental property market in 2019

Private landlords worried about their existing or planned property investments will be keen to learn what’s likely to impact the UK rental property market in 2019. Brexit is a big issue, of course, and we don’t yet know how that is likely to impact on property prices or demand for rental homes in the UK. […]

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The Midlands An Emerging Rental Property Hotspot

Landlords looking for the next UK rental property hotspot will find that the Midlands is becoming more popular. Prices have risen quite dramatically over the past year or so. The area has seen a sharp rise in sales of properties worth £1mn or more. Up by 67% for the first half of 2018. This compares […]

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Rentvesting: The millennial trend that’s taking off

It’s no news to anyone in the current economic climate that getting onto the property ladder can seem near impossible, especially for the younger millennial generation looking to live in the city centre or more expensive and exclusive locations. What is rentvesting? A homeowner buys a property in an area which is cheaper than their […]

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Cryptocurrency & Blockchain – Safe as Houses?

Unless you’ve been marooned on a remote desert island for the last few years, you’ll be aware of Bitcoin, the computer-based cryptocurrency that has been around since 2009. Cryptocurrency is hot news this year, and with blockchain technology capping the number of bitcoin that can be produced, property investors are increasingly taking the leap and […]

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Non-Resident Landlord – Tax reminder for overseas landlords

What is a Non-Resident landlord? A non-resident landlord is essentially a landlord who lives overseas for more than 6 months of the year and rents out a property in the United Kingdom and is therefore required to pay tax on any rental income. Drawbacks of being an overseas landlord Although it can be tempting to self […]

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Right to Rent Document Checklist For Landlords

Although Right to Rent checks have been around for a couple of years now as part of The Immigration Act 2014, surprisingly, they are still falling on deaf ears of some UK landlords. Download your 2017 How to Rent guide and landlord checklist here: https://www.gov.uk/guide Government statistics say that 11,300 Right to Rent checks are […]

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Oversupply of rental property leads to slowest annual rent increases since 2014

As anticipated, it seems that the surcharge on stamp duty and the fall in tax relief on buy-to-let mortgage interest is certainly making landlords think carefully about their next steps. Just this month, it has been revealed that the proportion of UK landlords who intend to sell property in the next year has more than doubled […]

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