UK Property Market News & Investment Strategies


How will the tenancy fee ban change buy-to-let property investment in the UK?

A regulation change that is due to be discussed in parliament early this year is raising some serious concerns across the UK’s buy-to-let property investment community. In the 2016 Autumn Statement, the government referred to banning letting agency fees, which would mean that letting agents could still demand deposits and rent, but nothing else from […]

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10 predictions for the UK property market in 2017

We don’t usually like to predict what the market is going to do over the coming months – we generally prefer to make notes, take things calmly and find opportunities, whatever the situation. In 2017, though, there are so many financial and property-based changes about to take place that it might be interesting to look […]

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5 Top Reasons To Use Property Crowdfunding Platforms For Financing Property Investment

Over the past few years, my company has raised a grand total of £3.6m through property crowdfunding. That’s a lightning-fast £3,600,000, raised by leveraging an external funding source and without the need to spend 25% for a property deposit. As for the speed with which a crowdfunded property can be snapped up, in November 2015 […]

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Why direct property investment is better than investing in property funds

I went to the offices of the Financial Times on Friday for an interview on investing in the big regulated property funds (commonly done through an IFA – Independent Financial Advisor) versus direct investment in property as many of us practice. I have noticed that when talking to IFAs many argue that equities always offer […]

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Rent to Rent Explained

It has been suggested that a “rent-to-rent” arrangement is a quick and simple route to huge passive income for property investors. You sign a contract, you accept a payment upfront, and your tenant takes responsibility for the property. Sounds fantastic! With such an apparently easy method of making profit with minimal hassle and effort, it […]

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13 Apps All Property Investors Should Know

Like any other business in the 21st century, the world of property investment can be a fast, furious and stressful place. Unless you are extremely organised in all areas of your profession, life can seem a little overwhelming, so it’s smart to leverage everything that’s at your disposal.Thankfully, the app market offers some amazing time-saving […]

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How do I choose a Joint Venture Partner?

Taking on a joint venture partner can offer you buy to let property opportunities that may have been unavailable to you alone. More property investment funding, different skill sets, new visions, separate ideas and varied strategies all play a part in the appeal of JV partnerships – but there are burning issues to consider and […]

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28 life-changing benefits of property investment education

You might have left one of the fields blank, or duplicate commentsI’ve come to see a lot of negative viewpoints being vented across the forums and threads regarding property courses, property investment training and buy to let education. That’s fine – venting seems to be an important part of how the internet is used – […]

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Why (Real) Expert opinion is important

When an economist who’s life endeavour has been to study and then analyse a sector of the economy says that x will happen if this political change happens or x policy is implemented by government, a sensible person would listen. This is especially true if the expert is seen as unbiased, say if they work […]

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The new economic Paradigm

With near zero Bank of England base rate on the horizon Interest rates are no longer the economic growth adjuster they once were, their dying effectiveness as a means of economic central bank control is encouraging a new paradigm of monetary policy. For nearly 40 years interest rates have been the favored economic lever that […]

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Pipelining – How to get more property deals

When you start investing in property or move to the next deal or strategy often you have no concept of how many people you need to know to get results, because you’ve never been there. How many agents to get deals? How many viewings to get offers accepted? How many possible JV partners/financiers to get […]

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Searching for Commercial Property deals

Purchasing a commercial buy to let property isn’t like buying a sandwich or even a new suit; there are enormous considerations to be made before committing. To make serious money through buy to let property by converting residential units, you need to be have knowledge of both the theory and the hurdles you may encounter […]

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