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The Market is Recovering, and the Race is On!

We’re seeing many signs on the property front line that the market is roaring back to life post-lockdown, and if you want to get some of the action you need to act fast. In this article we’re going to share some of our own experiences as investors post-lockdown to show you that it’s a great

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How to Stay Safe Viewing Property

Now that the property market has re-opened for business, many investors will be keen to get out there again and find some deals. As we’re thrust into this new world though, it’s important that we conduct viewings safely. Let’s look at how we can do that. A)     Prepare in advance It’s always a good idea

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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

February 26th, 2020 by
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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,

February 12th, 2020 by
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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

January 31st, 2020 by
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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

January 16th, 2020 by
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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,

December 30th, 2019 by
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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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Why Overpricing a Property Isn’t a Good Idea

Whether you’re selling to the public via a traditional agent or you’re selling a deal to investors, it’s generally not a good idea to inflate your asking price. Here we’ll look at why that’s the case in general and then we’ll look at this in more depth should investors be your target market. It will

October 15th, 2019 by
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Which Type of Survey Do I Need?

We know the feeling, you’re up to your neck in paperwork, and money is flowing out of your bank account from every direction. Then, the question of which survey comes around. You might even be tempted not to have a survey at all. After all, your mortgage lender will be doing one anyway. The problem

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