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Collaborative Divorce for Landlords

Collaborative Divorce for Landlords


Around 20% of my Consultancy clients come to me for advice about divorce. Perhaps unusually, every divorce case I have assisted clients with so far has been an amicable split. Maybe that is due to the fact that landlords are more worldly wise than to run up bills of £1,000′s over who takes custody of… Read more

demise of a mortgagor

How Lenders deal with the demise of a Mortgagor


Make 2015 the year that you no longer take known risks without first taking full consideration of the pros and cons, and by making sure that you’re implementing the appropriate upfront actions. In particular, as we move into a New Year, why would you choose to leave problems for your beneficiaries and families which can… Read more

Stamp Duty Calculator

Stamp Duty Calculator


Whilst the rest of the media have been reporting on the pros & cons of Chancellor George Osbourne’s Stamp Duty Land Tax reforms, here at Property118 we have been busy producing a calculator which makes it very easy to work out how much stamp duty you will need to pay. Why not test it for… Read more

BTL Joint Venture Funding For New Purchases Has Arrived

Innovative New BTL Mortgage Product


85% LTV, low rates and fees AND positive cashflow on new BTL purchases? Yes it’s true, and it’s available NOW! The eagerly awaited collaboration between a market leading BTL mortgage provider and the UK’s only provider of BTL equity finance has now been launched – AT LAST!!! The resultant product allows landlords to purchase properties… Read more


Recheck your PPI complaint


2.5 million Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) complaints made between 2012 and 2013 are going to be reviewed by firms after the Financial Conduct Authority FCA has forced them to improve their procedures It is believed that complaints during this period may have been unfairly rejected or compensation paid too little. 70% of complaints taken to… Read more


Parents assisted mortgages


There comes a time for all parents to think “When are they going to leave home?” There also comes a time when all offspring think “When could I leave home?” and “Will bank of mum and dad help me?” The obvious answer for the Buy to Let Portfolio owner is “I’ll buy them a property… Read more

The NISA way to invest into buy to let

The NISA way to invest into buy to let


The 2014 Budget saw a package of measures announced to help savers trying to build a nest egg. One of the most significant changes was the introduction of the new ISA (NISA) which comes into effect on Tuesday 1st July 2014. This will see ISA allowances both increase to £15,000 and become investable in any… Read more

Mark Edwards - Residential Property Landlord and Finance Broker

Buy to let, no minimum income


You may well be forgiven for thinking that the current climate has been quite tough for obtaining finance.  The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) recent implementation of the Mortgage Market Review, which put new restrictions on lending, has now been quickly followed by talk of the Bank of England looking to raise interest rates sooner rather than… Read more

Lasting Power of Attorney Charity offer for readers

Lasting Power of Attorney Charity offer for readers


From Howard Reuben Property118 Sponsor:- We all know that the vast majority of people don’t have a Will written, and even more people don’t have a valid Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place either. Despite having been an estate planning Firm since 1995, it still surprises me that most people haven’t even considered an… Read more

Tax Refunds For HMO & Commercial Property Owners

Tax Refunds For HMO & Commercial Property Owners


HMO landlords and commercial property owners will no doubt be very interested in a meeting I had with a chap called Bill Lorryman recently because he has this very simple business proposal ….  If you are an HMO landlord or commercial property owner and Bill can’t get you a tax refund then you don’t owe… Read more

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