Revealed: The biggest property viewing turn-offs

Property viewing is an important part of the buying/renting experience. Primarily, property seekers want to assess the condition of a potential home and envision themselves living there before progressing to make any firm decisions on buying or renting. With this in mind, it should be the responsibility of the landlord […]

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 […]

Finding Property To Sell On To Owner Occupiers (Flipping: Part 3)

At the start of the week (here) we took a look at flipping to other investors so now it’s time to consider how this differs from flipping to owner occupiers. Flipping to owner occupiers means it’s likely you’ll be sourcing a different type of property. The reason for this is […]

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 […]

Why the perfect time to sell could be between Christmas and New Year

Traditional wisdom says that the festive period is one of the worst times of the year to be a home seller and traditional wisdom has long been right. Times, however, change and while Christmas and New Year are still massively important holidays, they’re no longer periods of total buyer hibernation, […]

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 […]

How Estate Agents Can Deter Prospective Property Seekers

Estate agents tend to make the ‘searching’ process easier and more efficient for property seekers. Prospective renters and buyers alike identify estate agents to assist them because of their expertise on the housing market, access to a network of professional contacts (e.g. surveyors, solicitors, mortgage advisers etc.) and vast knowledge […]

Putting An Investment Property In Joint Names Before Sale

Sarah Bradford looks at when it can be beneficial to transfer an interest in an investment property to a spouse or civil partner prior to sale. The tax system affords some tax breaks to married couples and civil partners and it is possible, depending on personal circumstances, to use these […]