First time buyers – How much deposit do you need to buy your first property?

If you are about to take the big leap onto the property ladder and become a first time buyer, you will no doubt be wondering how much of a deposit you will need to save towards your mortgage. The deposit is the lump sum you pay upfront towards the total […]

Unexpected holiday home investment hotspots

Over recent years, the abolition of tax relief on mortgage interest, changes to stamp duty and an ever-increasing regulatory burden have seen many (former) buy-to-let landlords looking to diversify their portfolios away from purely residential buy-to-let, some have even exited the residential buy-to-let market completely. While commercial property may seem […]

The governments impact on the private rental sector

Sometimes the best-intentioned efforts can have unintended consequences. The government, for example, has been making fairly robust efforts to try to help renters, but at best they appear to have had limited impact. At worst, they may have actively backfired. Social rental versus private rental It may be a bit […]