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 […]

Could new CGT rules offer investment opportunities for landlords?

With house price growth slowing down and prices even falling in some areas, there is an argument that it is a buyer’s market for buy to let investors. Changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) could fuel property changing hands between landlords. In the Autumn Budget of 2018, Chancellor Philip Hammond […]

Becoming a landlord – should you manage your own lettings?

Throughout most of history, being a landlord has essentially meant keeping a property wind and watertight and collecting the rent. These days, however, landlords not only have to maintain a property to legally-acceptable standards, they have to comply with a whole raft of legislation and by-laws, which can and do […]

Sourcing Deals For Commercial Conversions

From the outside, commercial conversions sound like “big deals” and a lot of hard work, so why are they becoming so popular? Because it’s all about scalability. Undertaking “bigger” deals such as these doesn’t have to mean harder work, more hassle or more stress than a smaller deal because the […]