COVID-19 – Crunch Time for Business Occupiers

No matter the sector, be it technology, finance, manufacturing, resources, real-estate or any other, virtually all UK businesses rent their HQ and operational premises under commercial leases. As the impact of COVID-19 on the UK economy becomes clear, an increasingly common question is: “What steps can I take concerning reduction […]

Unexpected holiday home investment hotspots

Over recent years, the abolition of tax relief on mortgage interest, changes to stamp duty and an ever-increasing regulatory burden have seen many (former) buy-to-let landlords looking to diversify their portfolios away from purely residential buy-to-let, some have even exited the residential buy-to-let market completely. While commercial property may seem […]

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 […]

Best of London’s new housing developments

With London’s property market stretched more than ever and new apartments cropping up in sites all over the area, knowing what’s available can involve a whole load of meticulous  searching. Whether you are a first time buyer in London, a property investor or you simply fancy moving to the capital, its always […]

1 in 3 see property as a way to pay for retirement

A recent survey by The Office for National Statistics shows that one in three now see property as a way to pay for retirement. With property value skyrocketing, it is not surprising that 29% of people aged 25 to 44 years old see property as a far more favourable investment […]

When would you use an SPV for property investing?

Having taken a look at what an SPV is in my last blog post here – and having established that it is not a specific type of entity but rather a vehicle that’s used for a specific purpose to help you achieve your goals – it’s now time to think […]

What’s Stopping You from Investing in the Student Buy to Let Market?

Sometimes investors are reluctant to consider student accommodation over more traditional buy to let options. So, let’s address some of the key points Our friends at RWinvest specialise in student investments, and often find investors are reluctant to consider student accommodation over more traditional buy to lets. While traditional buy […]

Outlook for UK Build to Rent in 2018

2018 will be a year of continuing evolvement for the nascent UK Build to Rent sector, with several factors influencing the kind of assets that developers deliver, as well as the returns available to Build to Rent investors. Jonathon Ivory, Managing Director of Build to Rent owner / operator Atlas […]