How to Profit from Rent to Rent

Over recent years rent-to-rent has exploded onto the scene when it comes to property investment strategies. So, what is rent-to-rent? The name tells the story. You rent a property off a landlord to in turn rent it out yourself to tenants. You might wonder why you would want to do such a thing, but there

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Making the Most of a Large Plot

If you’re a seasoned investor or accustomed to buying property at auction, you will likely have come across an opportunity to buy an older property that comes with a very generous plot. Of course, there’s a reason such large plots come with older properties, which is simply that modern-day developers like to maximise every possible

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How to Weigh up an Area

As an investor, how do you spot the next big thing? – The next big area! A goldmine, a hotspot, a new kid on the block. How do you get into the action early? All good questions. And whilst you can never be sure what’s going to happen in an area in the long term,

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Leasehold Properties: All you Need to Know

What is a leasehold property and what do you need to consider if you’re buying one? Here we look into it for you. As a property investor you will almost certainly have come across a great find only to see that it’s leasehold. It’s not always a problem but it can be if you don’t

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Extra Stamp Duty on Additional Properties

Here we are going to explore everything you need to know about the higher Stamp Duty rates that apply to investors owning multiple residential properties. Firstly, what is an ‘additional property’? Simply put, if you own or have an interest in a property already (anywhere in the world), even if that’s your main home, you

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What Does 2020 Have in Store for Landlords?

We’ve looked at a few of the negatives from a landlord’s perspective. The landlord tax changes coming in April and the implications. The fact that energy efficiency standards are tightening in the private rented sector. But there’s reason for positivity too… The General Election Whether you were happy with Boris Johnson’s resounding victory or not,

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How to Buy a Property at Auction

We’ve all seen investors make huge profits on TV shows by buying at auction, but what you don’t see too much of is what happens when things go wrong. Of course, buying at auction brings great potential, but you need to do your homework and get it right before the auction not just while you’re

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Landlord Tax Changes: The Implications

By now you’ve probably heard about Section 24, the new tax laws for landlords coming into force in April 2020. Here we look at what’s happening and what it means for you. It’s important to keep on top of all the new regulations coming next year. So much so that our last two articles have

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Energy Efficiency Standards Tightening for Private Rented Sector

On 1st April 2018 MEES (The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) came into force. The aim being to ensure privately rented properties have an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of band E or better. As with most regulations, MEES has been implemented in phases, with two important dates left for you to consider: 1st April 2019

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Capital Gains Tax Changes are Coming

There’s been some significant changes of late that are affecting landlords, some of which we wrote about here in case you missed them: Tenant Fee Ban Comes Into Force How Section 24 or the ‘Tenant Tax’ Affects Property Investors The latest change to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) will have further implications should you sell any

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