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Can you feel the squeeze on Buy To Lets

As you are a buy-to-let investor, you'd be forgiven for feeling rather despondent following the Chancellor's recent crackdown. A stamp duty hike for buy-to-let purchases has already arrived - with a corresponding spike in sales beforehand - and mortgage interest relief for tax on rental income will start to be hacked back next April. Add…
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Where Are The Best Places to Buy a Rental Property?

If the tax changes haven't deterred you and you're still looking to invest in a buy-to-let property, where are the best locations? For those who have yield as their ultimate goal, a list of the most attractive buy-to-let locations have been revealed. There will be no surprise for most investors that these are in the…
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Number Of Sales Soared Ahead Of Stamp Duty Hike

Number Of Sales Soared Ahead Of Stamp Duty Hike We felt the volume, and lived the increased pressure for the whole of March, and now we have the confirmation that it was not simply a mirage nor was it a false sense of being overly busy! As according to data from LSL Property Services this…
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Expatriate Wills – How To Plan

Expatriate Wills - How To Plan Should you have a Will when you are an expatriate & in which country should it be? No matter what your age, having a legally binding expatriate Will in your country of residence is vital if you want your final estate to be distributed as per your wishes –…
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Read Our Article In Expat Money

As some of you may already be familiar with the Expat Money publication already, if not then we are pleased to introduce you. Click Here To Read Expat Money You can find our article on page 106 in the property section, it is packed with useful information for expatriates in the UAE. Click Here To…
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Tightening On Lending For Buy To Let Property

Lending to Buy-to-Let borrowers could get a lot tougher! This will primarily impact the South of England. The recent news that the Bank of England have requested extra powers to control lending to buy-to-let borrowers could mean that some landlords will have to find a 40% deposit. The powers sought by the bank’s financial policy…
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Cash or Finance?

Cash Or Finance - is this still the Question ? In an atmosphere of 'potential for rising interest rates', which can be confusing information at a time when Mortgage Lenders appear to be reducing rates. Should property investors still finance all purchases if they can? or purchase with cash where they can? CASH There is…
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AVERAGE House Prices In The News AGAIN!

AVERAGE House Prices In The News AGAIN! There is constant news about the UK property market in the press, particularly in times of 'unsustainable rises' or 'out of control falls' as we know this is what makes a good story, no one wants to read about a steady growth or a predictable fall, or so…
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Buy to Let Mortgages

Never A Lender Or Borrower Be! Unless of course it reduces your borrowing costs or provides a reasonable income. There is a new phenomenon in the investment world, with ‘power to the people’; Crowd Funding or pooled investment has made its way into the standard investment market. It is now possible through a pooling of…
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How To Calculate Rental Yield?

How To Calculate A Rental Yield? What Is Gross Yield? Gross Yield is the annual return on investment before the deduction of taxes and expenses. Gross yield is usually expressed in percentage terms and is most commonly used in Property and Bond transactions. How to Calculate Gross Yield? Step 1. Take the rental price of…
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