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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

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Stigma of lending on New Builds is easing

26/11/2014

BM Solutions have changed policy and criteria for New Builds. The maximum Loan to Value now available on New Build houses and more importantly New Build Flats has increased from 65% to 75% LTV. 75% is the standard maximum LTV for BM Solutions and all products will now be made available to New Build houses… Read more

Rightmove

Rightmove profit takes off in soaring market

30/07/2014

Year on year profit before tax rose 31 per cent to £59m with total revenue increasing by 20% to £80m as Rightmove benefit from the rising housing market This is partly due to an increase of over 25% in users to 22 million for the first half of the year, and the average revenue per… 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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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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High-End Liverpool Buy to Let

03/04/2014

Recently named one of the ‘Top 3 cities to visit worldwide’, Liverpool Buy to Let property is a hot topic. Offering some of the highest yields in the country for Buy to Let investors, the city is the ideal location for both young professionals and students alike. The Courtyard at X1 The Quarter is a… Read more

Residential Planning

Unique Student Buy to Let property with Residential Planning!

The first question that investors ask about student property is always “How easy is it to sell?”. The typical yields of between 8% and 9% remain attractive but it is the exit strategy that has held people back. Those worries have been completely resolved with a city centre development with residential planning. Now investors can… Read more

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Last 21 left in Glasgow

Last Year Zoopla named Glasgow the highest yielding region for student Buy to Let investment. Clyde House is a Boutique style student Buy to Let development in Glasgow  with only 21 units left for sale at prices starting from £57,500. The Development is within walking distance to Glasgow Universities creating demand from over 45,000 students… Read more

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