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 […]

Property Investment v Property Trading: Pitfalls & Challenges

When looking at property tax there are many different aspects to consider in the main differences between property investment and property trading activities, and their implications from a UK tax perspective. As this is a popular property tax subject, here at Tax Insider we have produced a comprehensive report which […]

Buying vs Renting a Property: The Pros and Cons

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. In property terms, that means renters often find themselves looking enviously at those who have already established themselves on the property ladder, while those who have bought their own property may sometimes wish that they had the flexibility […]

Investment in North West Could See Rents Soar

Data from specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, has revealed the popularity of the North West, as a target for property investors from around the UK. In stark contrast to the rest of the country, investment in buy to let property in the North West has seen a […]

Finding Properties for HMOs – Part One

Over the past four weeks we’ve been considering how to find investment properties and this week, we’re going to give some thought to HMOs. So, where could we find this type of property? Unless we’re looking to follow a sophisticated model whereby we convert an old office building, pub or […]

Is There More Demand For Purpose Built Student Accommodation?

Knowledge is power, and therefore the education sector will always boom. With education comes students, and they are all going to need somewhere to live. When students finally cut the apron strings and move away from home, they are often looking for a property that is safe, reliable and well […]