Renovation and refurbishment projects are a cost-effective way of increasing the value of a property. Whether it be undertaking an extension, replacing old fixtures with modern furnishings, or improving the environmental sustainability of a house – there are plenty of creative options available for homeowners. The UK has always had […]
COVID-19 has changed the lending market
The lockdown period has proven to be a trying period for the property sector. With the UK Government actively discouraging people from moving property, lenders, borrowers, agencies and brokers were placed in a precarious position. Short-term relief measures were introduced to support those affected, but the lack of certainty made […]
What key events do property investors need to be aware of in 2020?
The UK’s political landscape has changed considerably over the course of December and January. The election provided the Conservatives with a large majority, Boris Johnson being then able to pass the Brexit Withdrawal Bill. With the Brexit deadline almost certain to be met by the end of January, there is […]
Can the government bring about the tax reforms property investors are calling for?
With Britain expected to depart the European Union by October 31 and still no deal in place, it’s fair to say now is a sensitive time in British politics. However, negotiating Brexit is not the only major challenge confronting the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. The British economy, while hardly […]
How are landlords reacting to new reforms to the PRS market?
The buy-to-let (BTL) market is an attractive destination for investors seeking to reap the full financial benefits that come from property investment. The combination of long-term capital growth and regular rental yields is an enticing proposition, particularly when compared to the performance of other assets in this low interest-rate environment. […]
UK’s landlords struggling to keep up with recent reforms
Landlords in the UK are struggling to keep pace with new reforms that have been introduced over the past 12 months, new research from Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has found. The bridging lender commissioned an independent survey of 400 UK landlords, all of whom let one or more residential properties […]
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 […]
How to take advantage of property investment in 2019
Brokers hold the key to unlocking credit for UK property investors
35% of UK landlords rely on brokers to guide their financial choices, while 41% admit they lack knowledge of the options available to them New research by Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has explored the vital role of financial brokers in assisting property investors in the UK. The bridging lender commissioned independent research […]
Budget Reaction For The Property Market
Following today’s autumn budget announcement, a number of the UK’s leading property specialists have commented their opinion below. Jason North Associate Director and London Property Specialist says… “If, in a parallel universe, the EU referendum had not come about, this chancellor’s budget would have been welcomed as an uplifting and forward […]