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When does a portfolio become a business?

In the UK, surveys continue to suggest that the British buy-to-let market shows no signs of slowing down. In no uncertain terms, the UK’s private rental sector is thriving. As first time buyers continue to find themselves frozen out of the market, 56% of landlords attributed their decision to consciously acquire investment property to the sheer demand in...

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What to spend your pension on

In April this year there was an important legislation change allowing full access to pensions from the age of 55. You may remember the media noise surrounding this at the time Now the dust has settled on the news story, let’s have a look at some practical ways to invest. Business You’ve dreamed of retirement, but now it’s...

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Landlords: what are the major points and mistakes when going it alone?

Choice of tenant and cashflow Well after near 30  years’ experience I can truly say it all boils down to a couple of minor issues. Choosing your tenant The number 1 issue is the  “Choice of tenant” the landlord selection of tenant is the main and major failing and it has nothing to do with the applicants job...

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Go Direct Lettings September 2015 Newsletter

Are You Looking to Join the Rental Revolution? Lets consider a couple of important issues first. According to the latest Bank of England figures, the huge hike in buy-to-let landlords in the UK has led to a massive mortgage debt of £200bn to fund their property investments. This staggering figure has grown from around £10bn in 2000 and...

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What Are the Top 5 Mistakes That Landlords Should Avoid?

There is always something in the news about tenants suffering at the hands of unscrupulous landlords, but what about landlords who suffer from bad tenants? Studies conducted recently show that landlords are either getting themselves in a mess with paperwork, failing to get the basics of managing a property right – or both! This can often put them...

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A Glimpse at the Property Sector in 2015

I thought I would take the opportunity to commence the New Year with some predictions as to what to expect in the property arena during 2015, starting with a look at some of the festive headlines: Property prices expected to grow by at least 7% during 2015 Let’s just examine this; of course, no one really knows what...

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