Rivaling London… Three UK towns for Investment

London’s much documented decline in popularity amongst property buyers and renters alike has seen a shift in buyer activity across the UK’s property market in recent years. Where the capital was once king, particularly for investors, now regional cities and commuter towns have begun to take its place, with Birmingham, […]

Investing In Off Plan Property (The Do’s & Do Not’s)

For investors exploring the diverse range of opportunities on offer within the UK’s lucrative property market, off-plan property investments are becoming an increasingly popular option. Indeed, this is not restricted only to those seeking to expand their existing property portfolios; some buyers choose to go off-plan even when searching for […]

How Do I Invest In Property?

A question asked by many new to property investing is simply how do I invest, how much do I need and how can I get started? Buying property can be less complicated than you think, but remember it comes at a cost. Here’s our ten steps to purchasing your first […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sourcing Deals for Serviced Accommodation Strategies

Following my Flipping Property series now we’re going to think about serviced accommodation and how to find deals for this strategy. At its core, serviced accommodation is not that far removed from buy to lets in that the actual raw product or type of property that we could use will […]

The Rise of Student Accommodation

The demand for purpose built student accommodation (known as PBSA) is growing, so much so that the number of student bed spaces due to be built for the 2019/20 academic year is 25% higher than last year totalling 29,000 beds. Why the demand? Student numbers are rising, 561,420 people applied to start a course in […]