Category: Mortgages

The commercial property market healthy according to TR Property

Marcus Phayre-Mudge At the TR Property Investment Trust AGM said that the commercial property market is in good health. This is reflected in the profits of the trust whose net asset value returned 14% and its share price rose 27%. Thought 62% of the trust’s profits came from their European property investments, their UK portfolio...

HMO property specialist valuations

An HMO is more difficult to value than other property, so needs a valuer who has specialist knowledge of HMOs.

Increase in house prices and landlords selling up

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor’s (RICS) house price index published in August 2018 revealed that house prices in the UK rose

Savills sees drop in commercial property transactions

Real estate company Savills has reported that it has experienced a drop in commercial property transactions in the first half of 2018.

Commercial office buildings adapt to changing working practices

Modern companies, particularly in the high-tech sector, want grade A office accommodation adapted to working practices that are different from more conservative companies.

Digital start-up aims to shake up commercial property sector

Digital start-up Re-Leased has raised £2.3 million to develop and market their online software to the commercial property sector.

Government considering raising stamp duty again for buy to let

In 2016, the government increased the stamp duty on second or more homes to 3%.

Interest rate rise should have ‘minimal impact’

Last week’s Bank of England interest rate rise to 0.75% should have little effect on the property market, according to a number of agents.

More parents predicted to purchase student property in Scotland

Edinburgh property company, Grant Property, has predicted that the number of parents buying buy to let student properties in Scotland will “skyrocket”. This is their conclusion after accountants PwC forecast that house prices in Scotland will rise by 20%

Is it a good idea to form a limited company for a buy-to-let business?

Many landlords are forming limited companies for their buy-to-let business because of the tax advantages. Like most moneysaving strategies though, there are pros and cons to forming a