Progressive Property Blog


Is the property market in the North set to outstrip London over the coming years?

According to a recent industry forecast by Oxford Economics, over the next half a decade, UK house prices outside of London are predicted to increase by somewhere in the region of 15-20%. This would add around £30k to the average UK house price by the time 2023 comes around, taking that average cost of buying […]

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10 things first time property investors need to consider

If you’re a newbie to the property investment sphere, then you need your initial investment to be a savvy one, so as to stand your future plans in great stead. You want to get off on the right foot and get a great return the first time around and there are many out there that […]

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How to Invest in Property Without Putting Your Own Money In

If you’ve ever put any time or effort into researching the ins and outs of property investment, you’ll likely have come across the notion of getting into the property market without using any of your own capital. And whilst this may seem either a little fanciful or improbable to some, there are a number of […]

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Property tax: claiming expenses incurred before you let

The basic principle involved in calculating tax-deductible expenses on property is covered by s.272 Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005 – expenses are allowable in exactly the same way as for a trade, that is, only if they are incurred ‘wholly and exclusively’ for the rental business. This principle cuts across the board […]

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The SRA Introduces New Laws to Provide Greater Transparency in Conveyancing Pricing

Due to a law change that came into effect at the end of 2018, estate agents and licensed conveyancing firms are now required by law to provide much greater transparency with regards to the fees being charged for conveyancing services. The laws that were introduced came into being on December 6th and they came at […]

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The Pros and Cons of Employing the Build to Rent Model in UK Property Investment Market

As more and more people across the UK are renting, the Build to Rent model is one that is becoming increasingly popular with property investors. This sub-market within the larger market for residential properties is geared towards taking advantage of the fact that in large urban conurbations like London, as much as 30% of the population […]

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The Rent-to-Rent Concept: A Profitable Alternative to Residential Buy-to-Let

Over the last few years, there has been an increased incidence of property investors looking at the rent-to-rent concept for opportunities to make profit. Depending on who you talk to, some will see it for the opportunity it is, while others will see it as a little too risky and complicated. So, to provide a […]

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A Guide to HMO: Know Your Target Market

As we start the New Year you might be wondering about investing in HMOs for high cashflow and longterm wealth. I wouldn’t blame you! I’m planning on doing exactly the same, and this year we have a number of exciting HMO projects lined up. It took me just two and a half years to create […]

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7 Reasons Why Investing in Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) is a Savvy Move

With the financial climate in Britain in 2019 being heavily influenced by the fact that the country’s impending exit from Europe is looming large, the yields on offer from traditional residential property investment in the UK have taken a bit of a hit of late. This has led to investors looking into other areas of […]

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The Progressive Property VIP Awards 2018: Will It Be You Next Year?

The VIP End of Year Awards were handed out during the ceremony on November 30th, 2018. The live stream on Youtube also gave a chance to those who couldn’t attend, to join in the celebration. Over 70 professional investors from the property industry came together to celebrate on this big night in the Progressive Property […]

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What Exactly Represents a ‘Good Yield’ in Property Investment?

For those who are serious about long term success in property investment, the term ‘yield’ is a very important one, as it describes the amount of net profit that exists once all is said and done. Investors need to have a clear idea of what a good yield is, in order to align their overall […]

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Your Guide to Shared Ownership Property

What is shared ownership property? Shared ownership is a scheme which allows first time buyers to part buy and rent their homes. You typically own your share and then rent a portion of the part you don’t at a reduced rate. The buyer will therefore pay the mortgage on the share they own and rent […]

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