Not Fit For Purpose? Seeing Beyond The Housing Crisis

Research released by the National Housing Federation today found that 8.4 million people in England are living in unsuitable, insecure or unaffordable homes. In response to these findings, please find below a series of comments from three leading property experts. Jamie Johnson, CEO of FJP Investment  told us “The housing crisis is one […]

Things to consider when buying a second home for investment purposes

Buying an investment property is very different from buying a family home or a holiday home. Here are some points to consider before parting with your cash. Are you buying for capital growth or income? Buying for capital growth essentially means using a property as a bricks-and-mortar savings account with […]

It’s possible to work smarter rather than harder

10 Things I’ve Learnt (Part 8) It’s possible to work smarter rather than harder One of the things I’ve learnt over the past 20 years of investing in property for myself is that you shouldn’t try to do everything on your own because by having help with the areas that […]

It’s the unexpected things that usually get us!

10 Things I’ve Learnt (Part 2) With over twenty years of experience investing for myself, over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing with you 10 things that I’ve learnt whilst on my property journey. Last week we began by discussing that there’s rarely just one way of doing things […]

Easing the pain for property professionals

Alejandro Artacho, CEO of Spotahome, highlights the steps that can be taken to ensure that property professionals meet increasing demands According to research by data website Rentcafe, the UK has had the biggest increase in the number of people renting. The global analysis found that the rental population has increased […]

The Pros and Cons of holding Property in a Limited Company

Since Section 24 (which you can read about here), the UK tax landscape has changed. Following George Osborne’s decision to stop investors and landlords from offsetting mortgage interest when calculating the profit made from buy to let properties, the panorama has shifted. Whereas before it was considered tax efficient to […]

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 […]