Buy to Let Property


Flipping property for profit: a guide to make your flip a success

Property flipping is an enticing strategy for new and experienced investors alike. ‘Flipping’, ‘Buy-to-Sell’ and ‘Trading’ are all phrases used to describe the same strategy. Buy-to-Sell is a good one to use as it describes the activity perfectly; properties are purchased with the intention of selling on at a profit, predominantly after programme of refurbishment. […]

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Buying a buy-to-let property through a limited company

The Buy to Let tax changes have certainly taken their toll on many landlords, many of whom could be finding their profitability seriously compromised. This has meant many landlords are turning to setting up or incorporating their properties into limited company arrangements to avoid being hit with additional tax. This could be an option for […]

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Is property bridging finance the right option for you?

A bridging loan or bridging finance is a short term loan provided by a bank or lender to take you from one phase to another, or to enable you to buy a property when you’ve not yet sold another. Bridging loans are used mainly in property transactions and can be what’s called open or closed. So, […]

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8 Common Traits of Successful Property Investors

Mark Homer and I have been in property since 2003 and 2005 respectively. This doesn’t give us the right to boast or say we are experts, but it does teach you a lot. You can make a lot of mistakes in 15 years, and you can see others succeed and fail too. I always try […]

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Investing in property: Should I hold or should I buy and sell property?

For full transparency I’m an investor, a holder, I don’t have a trader mentality and I don’t have a history of getting into or out of things for a short period. My ideal holding period for most assets is forever… So now that I have established some of my biases here goes: Why would you […]

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7 Tips to Help You Get Your Property Let Quickly

If you need to let your property fast, either because your have just completed on your purchase, or in between tenancies on a existing unit, then the most crucial aspect is to have the property quickly occupied by a paying tenant. Some units may take longer to let, but that will most likely be down […]

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A Guide to Property Finance: The Types of Funding & Where To Find Them

Funding is required for two elements: in basic terms, you have got to purchase a property which you intend to convert to a residential use normally. You therefore need to fund the purchase and the development. Together, the purchase and the development are collectively ‘the costs’ (along with professional, solicitors and legal fees). What we […]

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10 Key Steps To Make Money From Buying Property At Auction

In the last decade, buying properties at auction has surged in popularity as an alternative to the traditional property buying process. And it’s no surprise why. If you do it right, there is ample potential to grab a bargain and, as a result, turn a significant profit. Unlike going through a real estate agent, buying […]

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Landlords to face prosecution whose properties are ‘unfit for human habitation’

Secretary of State for Housing Sajid Javid has called for new legislation to give tenants the right to take legal action against landlords who fail in their duty to provide safe rented homes. At present time, local authorities have already been granted powers enabling them to eradicate on the minority of landlords who rent out […]

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How top-slicing can help a prospective buy-to-let landlord

Affordability is of course one of the basic requirements that a lender will assess on any buy-to-let mortgage application. The borrower will need to be able to demonstrate that they can afford to repay monthly mortgage payments in full, based on the amount of rental income they can generate from a property. As an extra […]

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10 new regulations and taxes, that are changing the property investing landscape

New regulations, tax changes,stamp duty surcharge, cap on mortgage interest relief & tighter lending for buy to let borrowers & portfolio landlords are changing the investing landscape. The informed and savvy investors who are clued up on their obligations and the new changes will continue to thrive & prosper while the amateur investors will get […]

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5 tips to guarantee your success at a property auction

How to buy a property at auction? There are few places as ripe for finding a profitable commercial or residential property bargain than at an auction. Auctions come with a massive list of advantages for property investors, such as the certainty of your purchase(s), the speed with which a purchase is put through, and the […]

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