Tag Archives: Development

Five students chase every university bed space in London Commercial Finance, HMO's & Student Lets, Latest Articles

"London is struggling to keep up with students"

London student rents are rising as students besieging accommodation providers outstrips the supply of available properties.

The capital has just 55,000 purpose-built student bed spaces chased by 283,500 students seeking a place to stay – with student numbers 6% up on last year’s total. Continue reading Five students chase every university bed space in London


Building bonanza sparked by plan for 100,000 homes Latest Articles, Property Market News

wooden model house on building plans blueprintHousing minister Grant Shapps has signalled a new homes building bonanza by kicking off plans to hand over thousands of acres of public land to house builders.

The grand scheme lays the foundations for building 100,000 new homes for private and social housing by 2015 as the government links up with builders to ease the homes crisis. Continue reading Building bonanza sparked by plan for 100,000 homes


Introducing Crazie & Co. Commercial Finance Brokers in Southampton, Dorset, UK Commercial Finance, Latest Articles

Commercial Finance Brokers Southampton NACFB Logo Crazie & Co. Commercial Finance Brokers operate from Southampton UKbut they arrange business financing for SME’s throughout the England and Wales.  The owners were in commercial banking and arranged all forms of funding from development finance and commercial mortgages through to invoice discounting and lease purchase finance.

Crazy & Co are not NACFB Members but probably would be if they were a real business.

NOTE – this is a spoof to demonstrate our SEO capabilities however, please carry on reading but by all means skip the next two paragraphs and don’t bother watching the video as it’s only there to show you where you could place your video. Continue reading Introducing Crazie & Co. Commercial Finance Brokers in Southampton, Dorset, UK


Mark Alexander’s interview with Paul Spriggins – UK Holiday Lets investor/developer Commercial Finance, Guest Articles, Latest Articles, Property Development, Property Sales & Sourcing

Paul Spriggins

In this interview Paul explains how he develops brick and tile UK holiday park homes, sells them for £71,000, returns investors 10% + per annum and provides 10 year, fixed rate, non-status, non-recourse financing subject to a minimum £20,000 cash deposit.  This is a long interview so make yourself a coffee before reading it! Continue reading Mark Alexander’s interview with Paul Spriggins – UK Holiday Lets investor/developer


Sell or hold after completing a refurbishment? Commercial Finance, Favourite Articles, Latest Articles, Property Auctions, Property Investment Strategies, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

This question was recently asked on a property forum and inspired me to write this post.

A spreadsheet could be written to crunch the numbers and I will explain how I do this further into this post.

Continue reading Sell or hold after completing a refurbishment?


University cities are running out of student digs Commercial Finance, HMO's & Student Lets, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management

Student accommodationMany of Britain’s leading university cities are running out of accommodation for students, according to a report by a leading property consultant.

Demand far outstrips supply in many cities, says CB Richard Ellis.

The report cites students are clamouring to study at popular universities and colleges – like the Russell Group Universities, in London, Edinburgh and Bath, but they have a lack of choice for halls – and this is likely to remain as older cities lack the space for expanding accommodation. Continue reading University cities are running out of student digs


Don’t Wait……..Develop it Now!! Say our partners specialising in property development finance Commercial Finance, Latest Articles, Property Development

We speak to many property developers who tell us that they are not doing any new developments now, “because the economy is weak and the margins charged by funders are too high”.

Banks in the commercial and corporate sectors are paying low rates of interest on deposits which are way below the rate of inflation. Inflation remained at 3.1% in August, well above the governments 2% target. Continue reading Don’t Wait……..Develop it Now!! Say our partners specialising in property development finance


Is your property portfolio ownership structure optimised to enable you to pay the minimum amount of CGT, income tax and IHT? Commercial Finance, Estate Planning, Favourite Articles, Financial Advice, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Investment Strategies, Question of the Week, Tax & Accountancy, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

Mark AlexanderIn this article I look at the differences between owning property as joint tenants, tenants in common or as individuals. I also explain why portfolio landlords who are married couples should own half the properties each in single names and how to deal with property ownership which is not structured for optimal tax purposes right now. Mark Alexander Continue reading Is your property portfolio ownership structure optimised to enable you to pay the minimum amount of CGT, income tax and IHT?


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