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MMR and the Property Investor

17/04/2014

For those of you who, like me, are involved professionally with mortgages, the spectre of MMR, or Mortgage Market Review as it is more correctly known, is finally about to hit home. For the interest of everyone else who is not professionally involved with mortgages, MMR is the FSA’s (and now the FCA’s) baby, which… Read more

Inflation

Inflation falls for a record 6 consecutive months!

15/04/2014

Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation reduced for a record sixth month to 1.6% for the year to March 2014. That means you now need to spend on average £101.60 to buy the same things 12 months ago. This sounds bad, but it is predicted to be the first time inflation will fall below average wage… Read more

Why Invest In Liverpool

Why Invest In Liverpool?

11/04/2014

Liverpool prides itself as being an innovative and exciting place for investment and business. It is a city with substantial economic assets and opportunities; a knowledge hub with unique learning centres; a destination city with impressive culture and a city with important sea and air connections to international markets.  Liverpool’s universities and colleges are internationally recognised and famous worldwide, drawing in over 50,000 full… Read more

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Extortionate court fee increases will impact landlords

09/04/2014

Landlord Action has lambasted Government plans to increase court fees as “extortionate”.  The planned changes will take effect from 22nd April 2014, where fees for possession claims will see one of the largest increases at 60%, and could spark a stampede of possession cases in the next two weeks from landlords trying to beat the… Read more

Safety laws should be applied to ALL property owners

Safety laws should be applied to ALL property owners

02/04/2014

I am in favour of new regulations which could help to save lives but I don’t understand why only the lives of tenants seem to matter in the eyes of the law. I don’t have gas at home but I do have electricity (yes even in mid Norfolk LOL) and I also have an electrical… Read more

Could you run your property portfolio from the other side of the world

Do you feel trapped by your property portfolio?

27/03/2014

Could you run your property portfolio from the other side of the world? If you couldn’t, without making a lot of changes, ask yourself “why not?” Whether you live next door or the other side of the world isn’t really the point. The real question is whether you are working as efficiently as possible and… Read more

Budget 2014

Budget 2014 – “For Makers Doers and Savers”

19/03/2014

Budget 2014 – what are the main points for Property118 readers and the PRS. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) confirmed the GDP forecast to grow by 2.7% this year, 2.3% next year, 2.6% in 2016/17 and by 2.5% in 2018. GDP (economic output) will finally reach its pre-credit crises levels this year. This is… Read more

East Midlands Property Owners

East Midlands Property Owners Expo – Date for your Diary

East Midlands Property Owners is a professional residential landlords association but also a not-for-profit organisation. Its members own somewhere in the region of 15,000 rented properties across the East Midlands region. Our purpose is simple. We want to provide landlords, letting agents and property investors with the advice, knowledge and tools they need to be… Read more

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Mortgage Express instructed Valuations without my permission!

Hi All, Some of my Tenants have been contacted by a company called Landwood group. They are trying to gain access to the properties to perform a valuation, and have requested the tenants provide information regarding the Tenancy Agreement. I have contacted Landwood, who said they where just the Valuers and gave me the name… Read more

Trusts

Trusts v Wills think again!

So, the hard work paid off and you have managed to accumulate some wealth. It maybe a little or a lot, and it maybe in cash, or in properties, or it might simply be the equity tied up in your home. Unless you have plans to blow the lot before you die, your thoughts may… Read more

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