Property Investment Strategies

Evicting tenants just to break a contract with a letting agent

Evicting tenants just to break a contract with a letting agent

16/07/2014

I was talking to Tony Sheldon at LettingSupermarket.com this morning about the increasing number of landlords who are being forced into evicting perfect tenants as the only way to get out of a contract they have with their letting agents.  Tony explained that he has conversations with landlords on a daily basis who are so… 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

Mark Edwards - Residential Property Landlord and Finance Broker

Buy to let, no minimum income

21/06/2014

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

Joint Venture BTL Finance

BTL Joint Venture Funding Coming Soon!

06/06/2014

The secret is out, remember where you heard it first! A leading BTL mortgage lender has joined up with an equity finance provider and will soon be launching a new deal to fund buy to let purchases in a way never seen before in the UK. How it works …. YOU put in a deposit… Read more

Don't end up giving it away - part 1

Don’t end up giving it away – part 1

05/06/2014

A good many BTL landlords have put together multiple property portfolios and created above average amounts of wealth in a relatively short time, with proportionately little professional help. An amazing achievement!  Generating wealth is one thing, but keeping control of it is another. Some of you guys may not care to hear this, but it is… Read more

CASE STUDY - First time buyer, First time landlord

CASE STUDY – First time buyer, First time landlord

11/05/2014

I thought I would share a short case study of how I helped Max, a first time buyer, first time landlord, to get on the property ladder recently. Max is aged 21, and although he has managed to establish his own hairdressing business it’s still early years with his net profits currently below £15,000 pa. He… Read more

How should I own my property

How should I own my property?

09/05/2014

I own one BTL property in my sole name. I am currently a non-tax payer and my husband is a higher rate tax payer. We are shortly to complete on a second BTL property, funded by an interest only BTL mortgage in joint names (my income is not sufficient to have the mortgage in my… 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

West Bromwich Building Society

Property118 Members vs West Bromwich Mortgage Company

03/03/2014

UPDATE – 31st March 2014 Since publishing this article our campaign has raised over £450,000 and legal action has now commenced. The official closing date for borrowers to be represented in this action was 28th March 2014. However, it may still be possible to be included in the representative action by paying additional fees to… Read more

West Midlands BTL

24% Return on Capital on a West Midlands BTL

05/12/2013

Earlier this year I promised to review various areas of the UK to establish what returns are available and what I would be buying if I was starting out again today.  Note that I’ve been a landlord for nearly 25 years and stopped buying four years ago to retire and live off the fruits of my investments…. Read more

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