Taxing Times? Investing In A Student House

Sarah Bradford examines whether investing in a property for a student son or daughter to live in whilst at university is worthy of consideration. Student accommodation is expensive, and your student offspring may pay between £150 and £225 a week, depending on where they study. Renting is, for the tenant […]

First-Time Buyers Seeking Financial Help from Parents More Than Ever Before

According to a new report, more than 50% of the £10 billion put forward for a deposit by first-time buyers in 2016 was sourced either from the Government’s Help to Buy scheme or from their parents. Approximately 150,000 first-time buyers looked to their parents for help in getting a deposit […]

New Buy-to-Let Rules and How They Apply to Portfolio Landlords

In September 2017, new affordability rules were announced for portfolio landlords. The Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority is setting stricter stress testing for landlords with four or more properties. Some leading banks are creating better systems that are designed to manage the more complex processes, whilst other banks are […]

Investing in Canada? 5 Tips for a Smoother, More Profitable Experience

International capital loves Canadian real estate. With more than $1 trillion expected to flow into global real estate from China alone over the next decade, investors large and small are looking to stake their claim in the Great White North. The opportunity is there for you, as well — if […]