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A Summary of Home Tracks July 2021 UK House Price Index

Home-track has published its UK price index for the month of July and it appears there are three key themes.  Annual UK House Price Inflation rises: The average house price increased by 1.4% in the three months to July, increasing the annual rate of house price growth by 6.0% from 2.3% in July 2020. Yet, this growth represents a slowdown compared to June, when there was an annual growth rate of...

3 tips for buying your first rental property

If you are thinking of becoming a landlord and purchasing investment property, we have some tips for you to consider. Buy-to-let property investment is still profitable in 2021. Management of rental properties and taxes have been changed and made investing slightly more complicated. However, there are ways to adapt to these changes. And with a long-term strategy, investors can earn profitable incomes in...

Top Reasons to Consider Property Investment in the UK

Are you planning to invest in property to ensure a stable future by leveraging the full potential of the real estate market? If yes, investing in UK properties would probably be your best bet. Since the 1970s, property prices in the UK have been experiencing a steady growth despite the impacts of the earlier credit crunch, Brexit, and the recent pandemic. In the UK, house prices have seen a faster growth...

What is Below Market Value (BMV) property?

If you’re a property investor or an ordinary house hunter, who regularly participates in property-related discussion and follows property forums, you’ve most likely noticed that the term “BMV properties” has become a hot topic these days. You may have also seen that there’re both proponents and opponents of buying BMV properties. If you’re wondering what BMV properties are all about, this post...

Where is the best place to invest in property in the UK for high yields?

With the recent announcement made by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on stamp duty, a large number of buy-to-let investors have started returning to the property market again. To revive the property market, the stamp duty threshold on property sales has been increased to £500,000 for buyers in England and Northern Ireland and it’ll continue to be in effect until 31st March, 2021. It means if you are...

What is a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO), and do I need a licence?

Property investors have considered HMOs (also known as houses of multiple occupancy or houses in multiple occupation) as one of the most attractive investment methods for a long time. It essentially helps them receive more income from a single property. If you too are planning to explore this method, this guide is for you. It’ll help you get the answers to all your questions regarding HMOs. What’s...

Reasons why properties are sold Below Market Value?

Are you a property investor who frequently visits online property forums and participates in discussions? If yes, you’ve most likely observed that BMV or Below Market Value properties have become a hot topic these days. Of course, from an investor’s perspective, BMV properties present a good opportunity to either earn a regular monthly income by renting them out or make a considerable profit by...

Is Buy To Let a good investment?

Once, Britain’s landlords considered  buy-to-let (BTL) an appealing investment option. But this was before crippling tax blows triggered a waning interest. However, with an increase in the residential stamp duty threshold to £500,000 (from £125,000)  until March 31, 2021, buy-to-let can emerge again as a popular choice for property investors. When savings rates are low, unemployment is...

Do you need planning permission to change office to residential?

These days, the demand for office is experiencing a decline due to the COVID-19 crisis that’s compelling a huge number of people to work from home. As a result, commercial property owners are somewhat forced to find new uses for their properties. And when it comes to converting a property from one use to another, office to residential is still considered as one of the most attractive options. When...

Benefits of investing in Care Homes

Across the globe, care home investment has emerged as one of the most preferred property investment vehicles among new and experienced investors alike. In the UK, the population of senior citizens is increasing steadily, and that’s the key reason why this investment option has a significant growth opportunity. According to the ONS (Office of National Statistics), 20.7% of the UK population will be...

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