A window of buy to let opportunity – but for how long?

Political and economic uncertainty have affected the housing market for several months now, but Mark Carney has warned of possible change, that could affect buy to let mortgages in the not-so distant future. Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, argues that the present […]

Competitive Manchester Seeing Less Residential Buyers

Thanks, in no small part, to the Northern Powerhouse initiative, Manchester has undergone and economic transformation which has not only benefited existing residents of the city, but attracted people to it, especially highly-skilled millennials from the south of England. This has, naturally, increased the demand for housing and, hence, Manchester’s […]

How to spot up and coming buy-to-let investment hotspots

While the fishing community has long been famous for its tales of “the one that got away”, there are doubtless many property investors looking at current property hotspots and thinking “I should have seen that coming.” In an attempt to prevent investors from having to think that in future, here […]

Brokers hold the key to unlocking credit for UK property investors

35% of UK landlords rely on brokers to guide their financial choices, while 41% admit they lack knowledge of the options available to them New research by Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has explored the vital role of financial brokers in assisting property investors in the UK. The bridging lender commissioned independent research […]

Interest Rates at an all-time Low, but it’s not all bad news for Landlords

In the wake of base rate increases, a silver lining has been created for UK landlords as interest rates plummet in the slow and volatile buy-to-let market. When it comes to tax reforms, it tends to be all doom and gloom for both investors and landlords alike, and it usually […]

Should you ever consider liquidating your property portfolio?

Many investors are solidly committed to the principle of diversification and this can result in them opting to sell perfectly healthy investments purely to keep their portfolio appropriately balanced. Some investors also like to try out different investment classes and niches, just to keep their life interesting and hence may […]

Why you should think about using your property as a holiday home

With staycations being more popular than ever before, couples and families are looking to the beautiful areas of the United Kingdom to take their annual holidays. Whilst summer is peak season for these adventures, other special occasions such as Easter and Christmas also invite breaks away. And with holiday makers […]