How the Tenant Fees Act affects UK landlords

From June 1st, 2019, the Tenant Fees Act comes into force, in England. For landlords who use agents, it is important to understand the implications, as one possible outcome is that agents could increase fees elsewhere. Andrew Turner, chief executive at Commercial Trust Limited, looks at the issues that landlords […]

Why A Property Company May Be A Bad Idea

The Tax Insider Team considers the drawbacks of the popular property holding company structure – and considers a possible alternative. Of course, there are other reasons, not related to tax, why you might want to set up a limited company to hold a property portfolio. But we’re going to stick […]

UK city regeneration – the next big investment opportunity?

UK High Streets have reached a ‘tipping point’. That was the view of a recently published parliamentary inquiry report on UK high streets. The shift to online sales (now accounting for 20% of all retail sales); the upward revaluation of business rates, previous planning policies; and local authority financing constraints […]

Competitive Manchester Seeing Less Residential Buyers

Thanks, in no small part, to the Northern Powerhouse initiative, Manchester has undergone and economic transformation which has not only benefited existing residents of the city, but attracted people to it, especially highly-skilled millennials from the south of England. This has, naturally, increased the demand for housing and, hence, Manchester’s […]

Why are property investors considering PBSA?

Jerald Solis, Business Development and Acquisitions Director of Experience Invest explains to our readers the benefits of buying purpose built student accommodation Across the UK there are some 2.3 million people studying at university. The vast majority (76%) are undergraduates and, of course, many of these students relocate away from home to […]

What is the current state of the UK property market?

As UK parliament struggles through Brexit negotiations it all leaves a bitter taste in the mouth lengthening the concern over the future of our country and it’s economy. How it effects the current property market and how it will effect things moving forward are two things that property investors and […]

Property Investors Sticking To Strategy During Brexit

Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has commissioned research uncovering the impact Brexit has had on the intentions of 500+ UK property investors. Importantly, the research reveals that the appetite for property as an asset remains strong, with many actively seeking new opportunities regardless of Brexit. In fact, only 7% of investors […]

Do’s and Don’ts when applying for a Buy to Let Mortgage

Purchasing or remortgaging a buy to let mortgage offers a myriad of choice, understanding some key aspects of lender criteria can help keep you on the right track. Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, shares insight on some of the considerations to help […]