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Property118 Win Outstanding Achievement of the Year 2016 at the Property Investor Awards

Property118 Win Outstanding Achievement of the Year 2016 at the Property Investor Awards

04/12/2016

Over 250 property investors from across the UK celebrated and joined together on Saturday 3rd December, at the Imperial Hotel in central London, for an Awards Ceremony and night of entertainment. The evening brought a diverse range of property investor’s together and showcased their achievements and projects which had taken place during the previous year…. Read more


Mixed Use Property Mortgage Interest Tax Relief?

Mixed Use Property Mortgage Interest Tax Relief?

02/12/2016

I’m looking at venturing into the mixed use property market (e.g. shop on ground floor, residential above). Two reasons: No need to pay SDLT if it’s under £150k, even though I own multiple properties. Diversifying my portfolio so all my eggs aren’t in the residential sector. The property I’m looking at is freehold and is… Read more


Advice on selling Freehold please

Advice on selling Freehold please

02/12/2016

I have a small block of three domestic flats and wish to sell the lease for the building, the ground rent for the three properties pays £1200 pa, up to 2030 2030 – 2055 = £1800 pa 2055 – 2080 = £2250 pa with provision for unforeseen extras Does anyone here know how to market… Read more



An inconvenient truth is 100% of rents will be going up?

An inconvenient truth is 100% of rents will be going up?

01/12/2016

A survey at present on property 118 suggests 71% of landlords will increase rents as a direct result of section 24. Here is why I believe 100% of rents will inevitably have to go up. Like a lot of landlords, I have not increased rents to my tenants for the last few years or so… Read more


To buy or not to buy a BTL in Norwich?

To buy or not to buy a BTL in Norwich?

01/12/2016

I am looking to buy in Norwich where prices have increased by 14.8% in the last 12 months. Frankly I don’t want to buy anywhere else as like to manage properties myself. In order to buy the house I am interested in, which has a very strong rental return I will need to pay asking-price…. Read more


Manchester’s Urban Village

Manchester’s Urban Village

01/12/2016

It’s no secret that Manchester is an immensely popular city for investors. With an economy that generates £56bn annually and awards such as ‘Property Hotspot for the Decade’ under its belt, the UK’s ‘most liveable city’ is growing at three times rate of the national average. Those with a stake in the city will be… Read more



Am I liable for sitting tenant’s council tax?

Am I liable for sitting tenant’s council tax?

01/12/2016

I purchased a flat with a sitting tenant and the tenant never paid his council tax bills for two years. The council has failed to get a response from him. Would I be liable to pay the council tax due on the account. I have purchased the flat in Feb 2016 and the tenant was… Read more


Help Limited company accounts and tax return

Help Limited company accounts and tax return

01/12/2016

Looking for some help please. I have just incorporated to provide a managing company to my properties and to buy a future property through. I have always done my own self assessment as reasonably good with excel and numbers but can’t find any good templates or guides for when it comes to corporation tax and… Read more


Podcast to understand landlord obligations as Right to Rent becomes criminal offence

Podcast to understand landlord obligations as Right to Rent becomes criminal offence

01/12/2016

From today, 1st December 2016, under The Immigration Act 2016, there is a new maximum criminal sentence of 5 years’ imprisonment for landlords or agents who fail to carry out ‘Right to Rent’ checks or remove illegal migrants from their property. With concerns that more than half of landlords don’t understand their obligations, Hamilton Fraser… Read more



£692 water bill for two months!!!

£692 water bill for two months!!!

01/12/2016

In one of the properties I own the water is included in the services charges, which is very unusual but for the last 12 years hasn’t been a problem.  If the usage is particularly high (over 30 cubic metres in a quarter) I would look to charge the tenants, otherwise I include the water charges… Read more


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