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  • Are rent to rent and lease agreements legitimate investment strategies? March 3, 2021
    Some property gurus and trainers will insist that people starting out on their property investment journey can become financially free very quickly and very easily by using strategies such as rent to rent and lease option agreements. But is this really the case? Are they a one-way ticket to easy riches,...
  • Investors could be between a rock and a hard place after Budget – claim March 3, 2021
    The Budget could leave many property investors and landlords ‘between a rock and a hard place’, according to Apropos. The letting firm believes that rumours the Chancellor is set to increase Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and Corporation Tax (CT) would impact on all asset classes but hit the property sector particularly...
  • BTR update – 500 new council homes and the resilience of PBSA March 3, 2021
    Southwark Council has appointed a team of architects who will design plans to transform the Currys PC World site on Old Kent Road into hundreds of new homes. The mixed-use development will include the delivery of around 500 new homes, with half being new council homes, as part of the council’s...
  • Rise in young people considering a move to Spain – how can investors benefit? March 3, 2021
    With data suggesting that there has been a large rise in the number of young people considering a move to Spain – to live the digital nomad life that has become far more attainable since Covid and the rapid rise in remote working – how can property investors take advantage...
  • Why modular housing is primed to deliver the green homes of the future March 3, 2021
    In June 2019, the UK became the first country to commit to bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. Environmentally-friendly homes have a key role to play in achieving this ambitious target, and modular housing is already ready and able to deliver these eco-friendly homes today. For example, something as...
  • Insight – can first-time investors really become ‘financially free’ very quickly? March 1, 2021
    Some self-styled property gurus have courted controversy for offering near-instant financial freedom through their training courses, or arguing that anyone – even those who have no or very little money to their name – can become 'financially free' through property without needing to put any capital down. But is this really...
  • Growing out - 60% of landlords expand portfolio in race for stamp duty savings March 1, 2021
    Some 60% of multi-property landlords have expanded their property portfolio since the introduction of the stamp duty holiday in July 2020, according to research from Direct Line for Business. The report shows landlords have been strategic with their purchases; 43% have invested in properties outside major cities, with 82% doing so...
  • It’s virtually possible – a BTR virtual top out and resi virtual tours March 1, 2021
    Virtual tours are to be offered at the Springfields Independent Living facility in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicester, as the project delivered by contractor Willmott Dixon nears completion. Set to complete in 2021, the £12.5 million project is being created on behalf of emh care & support and will feature 65 one and two-bedroom apartments...
  • London roundup – major new regen schemes in Old Kent Road and Brent March 1, 2021
    The team of architects who will design plans to transform the Currys PC World site on Old Kent Road into hundreds of new homes has been appointed by Southwark Council. The property is part of one of London’s largest regeneration schemes, seeking to return Old Kent Road - most famous for being the cheapest...
  • Revealed - common mistakes when investing in European property March 1, 2021
    In theory, investing in the European property market is simple, but in reality it can be a little more challenging. The first obstacle to overcome is understanding what your goals are. Do you want to invest in commercial or residential properties? Are you interested in investing through bonds, real estate investment...
  • Portugal webinar – are Brits still eligible for the NHR scheme? February 26, 2021
    British citizens are still able to access Portugal’s favourable Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) tax regime, despite the UK no longer being part of the EU. That was the biggest take-home from a webinar run and hosted by EDGE International Lawyers, a law firm which has offices in both Portugal and the UK...
  • Auction roundup – record results and the cure for stamp duty February 26, 2021
    With auctions still proving popular in light of Covid-19, and set to thrive even after the pandemic subsides, Property Investor Today takes a look at the latest success stories among the UK’s major auction houses, as well as the benefits of auction when trying to beat the race for stamp duty. Auctions...
  • Could 2021 be the year of the small indie developer? February 26, 2021
    Over the last 10 months, we have seen a raft of changes to the planning rules in England. This has been driven by the government’s need to reach its target of creating 300,000 new homes a year and stimulating the economy as part of the Covid recovery efforts. Does this...
  • Leaseholders face ‘years of misery’ despite cladding fund, claims legal expert February 26, 2021
    A leading leasehold law expert has warned that leaseholders affected by the cladding scandal face 'years of misery'. Mark Chick, a specialist enfranchisement solicitor with 15 years’ experience in the field, also claims that the government’s recently announced £3.5 billion support package falls far short of what is needed to address fire safety defects in the UK’s...
  • Is Covid-19 actually harming the buy-to-let market? February 26, 2021
    With the pandemic heavily impacting interest rates, people are searching for a more lucrative return on their investments. Research by insurance and personal finance comparison experts Quotezone reveals that 85% of those looking for landlord insurance own just one property – suggesting this is a buy-to-let investment rather than their full-time...
  • Investors – should Nottingham be on your radar? February 24, 2021
    Commuters looking to relocate from London and other major cities could be considering Nottingham as a go-to location due to its low house prices and good travel links, according to FHP Living. Its central location, extensive transport links, two universities and rich history makes Nottingham one of the most desirable hotspots...
  • HMRC’s new VAT reverse charge – how will construction firms be affected? February 24, 2021
    From March 1 2021, HMRC’s new VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services comes into effect. With this in mind, the specialists from Sheards Accountancy – a leading Chartered Accountancy practice based in Huddersfield – have delved into the impact the legislation will have on both the industries as well...
  • Green homes – can the construction & development industry be plastic-free? February 24, 2021
    Despite the focus in the last year being mostly on coronavirus and Brexit, environmental issues and sustainability have remained high on the news agenda. But how has the pandemic affected the progress of those seeking to make the construction and development sectors fully plastic-free and more sustainable? And is a plastic-free property...
  • Investors back hopeful hotelier as staycations become the norm February 24, 2021
    Developer and hotelier Lawrence Kenwright says he has agreed a deal with 95% of unsecured investors to bring the company he founded out of administration. Liverpool-based Signature Living enjoyed initial success with the opening of the Shankly and 30 James Street hotels in the city centre, as well as a number...
  • Opinion: Why removing ground rents will have a negative impact February 24, 2021
    The government’s plan to reform leasehold laws has been met with much fanfare. Under the plans, ground rents would be removed, and leases would be extended to a maximum term of 990 years. This, in theory, would give leaseholders more control over the property they live in. However, the plan should...

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