The Benefits and Drawbacks of Investing in HMOs

Over the last 10-15 years, the UK private rental and HMO (houses in multiple occupation) sectors have grown strongly. From student accommodation to shared housing, HMOs are an attractive option for investors and landlords, but they don’t come without some compromises. Mark Cotter, Real Estate Director and Anusha Peries, Real […]

Experts pick three key property trends to watch over the coming months

After months of strict lockdown measures and the success of the UK’s vaccine rollout to date, society as a whole is beginning to open up once again. Many industries are reporting a notable rise in activity as a result, with the property sector particularly buoyant. House prices are rising sharply […]

Could Resale Investments Be The Right Investment for You?

A resale property is essentially a property which is being “flipped” by someone who has bought off-plan. The original buyer gets the benefit of capital appreciation. The new buyer gets a property with high appeal to tenants. In fact, it may already be tenanted. The advantages of resale property Most […]

IGNORING Gross Yield with Buy To Let – The Two Things I Look For Instead

When you get interested in property investing you’ll hear a lot of talk about gross yield. Gross yield can be a great way of comparing properties because you can look at the return from one property and compare it with a return on another. But at its very basic level, […]

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 […]

A quarter of landlords are now looking to reduce their portfolios

As the old saying goes – be careful what you wish for. The government wished to tilt the housing market towards first-time buyers and away from buy-to-let investors and that is exactly what they did. The problem is that, for a number of reasons, demand for property to rent is […]

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 […]

Finding Property to Buy and Sell On (Flipping: Part 1)

If you want to buy properties to flip, (in other words to buy and then sell on), how would you go about finding these types of properties? Over the past few weeks we’ve been looking at buy to lets and HMOs, and came to the conclusion that the best place […]

HMO vs Buy-to-Let investment: What are the main differences?

For all the (largely unwelcome) changes in the buy-to-let market of late, the fact still remains that the ancient law of supply and demand ensures that residential buy-to-let remains an attractive asset class and that even the Houses-in-Multiple-Occupation niche, which is particularly highly regulated, can be a solid option for […]