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Mortgage Express / UKAR calling in instant remortgages

21/06/2015

I am aware of two Mortgage Express / UKAR borrowers who received a letter this weekend calling in their loans, an extract of the letters, which are both identical, can be found below. In both cases the properties had been purchased using instant remortgages, i.e. the property had been purchased for cash or with bridging… Read more

Mark Edwards - Residential Property Landlord and Finance Broker

Local Authority Lets, No need to take a chance!

08/02/2015

Letting a property on a 3 of even 5 year contract to the local authority may seem like an attractive idea for some landlords. As well as helping to ease the chronic public sector housing shortage, the landlord benefits from a guaranteed rent paid into their account every month without fail for the period of… Read more

Own Shares in Letting Supermarket

Own Shares in Letting Supermarket

18/12/2014

EDITORS NOTE: I have re-published this article because we are getting very close to the point of this investment opportunity being publicly available via the Crowd Cube Platform. Interested parties are advised to set up an account with Crowd Cube in order to avoid delays when shares are eventually released. When we first published the… Read more

Stamp Duty Calculator

Stamp Duty Calculator

05/12/2014

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

Joint Venture Agreed  - Help With Conveyancing

Conveyancing Needn’t Be Taxing

03/12/2014

We are delighted to announce a new joint venture with Hawkins Ryan Solicitors.  Lots of the questions posted on Property118 are about buying, selling and owning properties in the most tax efficient manner. It appears to be quite rare for conveyancing solicitors to advise their clients on the most tax efficient property ownership structure and… Read more

The NISA way to invest into buy to let

The NISA way to invest into buy to let

25/06/2014

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

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Rental Yields – Chart of the top 50 areas in England and Wales

29/05/2014

HSBC has released a report showing the average rental yields for the top Buy to Let hotspots of England and Wales based on data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and Land Registry. This information broken down to specific areas is valuable for Landlords looking for future property investments, giving a base line picture… Read more

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The CUBE new UK release

23/05/2014

The CUBE brand have announced their latest release in the UK. Using new architectural design for luxury en-suite student projects, facilities will range from a fitness gym to a pop-up cinema. Using group buying power a discount of £10,963 has been negotiated. The £50,913 high-spec en-suites would generate yields of around 8% however, due to… Read more

Newcastle

Newcastle – “structurally undersupplied” for Student Buy to Let

01/05/2014

Newcastle has been reported as ‘structurally undersupplied’ by Knight Frank in their 2014 Student Property Report. With more than 49,000 students studying at two universities, the city requires purpose-built accommodation to alleviate the strain that is being placed on the local housing market. Newcastle is therefore a perfect location for Burgess House, a newly launched… Read more

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How the Article 4 Direction could benefit student property landlords

30/04/2014

The Article 4 Direction is a ruling passed by government which effectively requires special planning permission to be granted on the conversion of a single family home into a rental property of three or more unrelated tenants. In cities like Nottingham, Leicester and Newcastle family homes were rapidly being converted to student property, because they… Read more

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