Student visa reforms help to boost the student property investment market

When the Brexit referendum was announced, the tertiary-education sector very quickly announced itself to be pro-remain as it feared that the UK’s departure from the EU would lead to a reduction in the number of EU academics (both undergraduates and graduates) coming to study in the UK. So far, however, […]

Tips for managing an empty property investment

Ideally, your investment property should always be occupied. In the real world, however, that is not likely to happen, even in the residential rental market and it is even less likely to happen in the short-term lettings market. However you will need to learn how to manage an empty investment […]

More landlords shift to two-year fixed buy to let deals

Are more landlords looking for a short-term solution to ride out the economic and political chaos created by Brexit? That is the question posed after specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited revealed a growing number of two-year fixed rate buy to let applications, in the first half of […]

New research reveals best buy-to-let yields are found in university towns

University towns and buy-to-let essentially go hand-in-hand. Students need a place to live and the vast majority of them are “natural renters”. Even if they were in a financial position to buy a property (which a few of them are), they are at a stage in their lives when flexibility […]

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. […]

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 […]

Should landlords consider selling their buy-to-let investments?

Every time the government makes changes which (are perceived to) have an adverse impact on landlords, which has been quite often over recent years, the question is raised as to whether now is the time to exit buy-to-let. In reality, however, the fundamentals of buy-to-let are still much the same […]