Property Blog

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. […]

5 ways to increase your property’s value by adding an extra bedroom

David Knight from roof window retailer Roof Windows 4 You tells us how you can add an extra bedroom to your home to increase its value. Across the UK, adding extra accommodation to a three-bedroom house could increase its value by around 43%, according to research conducted by Safestore. But, […]

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 […]

Why Are Property Bonds an Increasingly Popular Investment?

When it comes to investing in property there are several investment opportunities available to you. Different types of investments offer their own advantages and disadvantages and will be suitable for varying circumstances. While buy-to-let and off-plan investments are common and well known in the investment industry, property bonds are becoming […]

Stamp Duty Rebates For Property Landlords & Developers

Primas Law is calling on UK property developers and landlords to seek advice about potential stamp duty rebates on ‘uninhabitable’ second properties after a landmark tribunal case. A recent ground-breaking case, between P N Bewley Ltd and HMRC, held that properties that are not immediately habitable at the time of […]

Most popular locations among first time buyers

With cities becoming increasingly expensive for first time buyers, people are beginning to  look for areas outside the urban centres to set down their roots. However specific government schemes are making living in the metropolis more accessible and affordable. There are a range of areas in both the north and […]

Why you should use a Buy to Let Mortgage Broker

The buy to let mortgage market has undergone tumultuous change in the past few years and has impacted on landlords’ bottom lines. Andrew Turner, chief executive at Commercial Trust Limited, explains why a conversation with a specialist buy to let mortgage broker could make a difference to maintaining profit. The […]

UK investors looking to debt investment amid low interest rates and Brexit uncertainty

One in five UK investors is considering debt investment amidst low interest rates and Brexit uncertainty, according to new research from FJP Investment. The company commissioned an independent survey of more than 950 UK-based investors. It found that while 9% of them currently hold some form of debt investment, 20% […]