Investing in Property


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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Your Guide to Converting Commercial Property to Residential

Since the introduction of the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) in 2015, the popularity of commercial to residential conversions has increased dramatically and with parliament granting permissions, meaning that more and more offices (and warehouses up to 500M2) can be repurposed in this way, it’s imperative that those carrying out the works know exactly what’s involved before commencing. […]

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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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Five points to consider when building a professional HMO business

Here are five tips to creating your successful HMO business that will give you the income and financial security you need. Before we delve into those lets recap on what an HMO (Houses of Multiple Occupancy) property is: simply it’s a house occupied by 3 or more unrelated people who share common facilities like a […]

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8 Valuable Lessons in 15 Years of Property Investing

Having been investing in property with my business partner since 2005, I always try to analyse the commonalities of people who succeed over the long term, and those who drift away. We can all learn something from everyone, and even despite owning/co-owning and managing over 700 properties, I learn something new everyday. Every successful property […]

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10 Tips for Buying Your First Commercial Property

Commercial property, like any other investment, requires a lot of research and knowledge in order to be successful. This is especially true when it comes to first-time buyers. And the reason is simple: you’re playing with big money, big potential and big risks. Without due diligence and wise investing, instead of maximising your return and […]

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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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The Time vs. Profit Quandary For Your Development Projects & Analysing Your Costs

The time vs. profit quandary is also one that should be at the front of your mind when assessing deals. Developments that involve a lot of hassle and time may not be worth it if there isn’t a good chance of a healthy profit at the end. Many people don’t assess the amount of time […]

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Investing in Property: An In-Depth Look at Commercial to Residential Conversions

For many years, I’ve looked at the size of commercial buildings in the local area, surprised at their low capital values versus residential properties on the same street of an equivalent size (or adjusted on a per foot basis); I regularly thought to myself that there must be mileage in converting these buildings into residential. […]

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Should you buy a property with Bitcoin?

You’ve probably already heard of the term ‘Bitcoin’ or ‘cryptocurrency’ & it’s been mainstream talk of the town, the value of many of them has also risen several thousand % over the last couple of years. The digital currencies that are receiving the most attention are Bitcoin, Ehtereum and Litecoin. In it’s simplistic form, its […]

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15 Fundamental Principles of Property Investing

You’re thinking about dipping your toe into the glamorous world of property investing, but before you do, its wise to analyse some key fundamentals of the investment itself. So what are the property fundamentals, and what makes them solid? Below are 15 points to consider when thinking of parting with your hard earned cash into […]

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