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How to get your property portfolio off “death row” Cautionary Tales, Guest Articles, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management

Glen Ackroyd of National Property GroupWith interest rates at a historic low, guest article writer Glen Ackroyd from National Property Group explains the steps he’s taking to protect his buy to let property portfolio from inevitable interest rate rises and taking his portfolio off “death row”.

In September 2008 I was having what was supposed to be my dream holiday. Like many others, I had ridden the wave of the credit boom and had acquired a large property portfolio. At the height of my success I was staying in a private villa in an island in the Bahamas, fronting onto the harbour, with millionaires’ yachts and Hollywood film stars for neighbours. Surely, life just couldn’t get any better?

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Housing minister backs rent-to-buy lease options web site Latest Articles, Property Sales & Sourcing

Housing minister Grant Shapps has publically backed a web site advertising rent-to-buy homes.

The scheme seems to promote lease option purchases that are popular in the US and Australia but rarely seen in the UK.

The web site – www.tryitbuyitproperty.com – matches homeowners who have problems selling with potential buyers who cannot raise a mortgage. Continue reading Housing minister backs rent-to-buy lease options web site


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