Category: Mortgages

Should you follow Tony Blair’s property investing strategy?

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie have a property portfolio of 38 homes. They are in the process of purchasing their first commercial office building. Many landlords faced with

New UK standard for commercial property companies

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is introducing new standards for professionals and companies involved in property, land and construction within the

Technology drives the office boom

Demand for office space is increasing, especially from technology companies. According to a

Is forming a limited company right for buy-to-let landlords?

The interest relief on buy-to-let commercial mortgages is being phased out, which is why some landlords are forming limited companies to own properties as they believe that this will save them tax. However, a report in

Limited companies borrowing more for properties than landlords

The latest Buy-To-Let Index has revealed that in the second quarter of 2017, limited companies borrowed more for buy to let property than individual landlords. As reported in a

Buy-to-let investors look to university towns

There is a trend for buy-to-let investors to buy property in university towns because expected rental yields can be high. According to estate agents Countrywide, during the

Commercial property purchases at nine-year high

New figures released by HMRC reveal that the number of property purchases in 2016/7 were the highest for nine years. In the

The benefits of investing in mixed-use property

Tax changes on buy-to-let properties have meant a greater financial burden on landlords. In an effort to remain profitable, many of them are looking to diversify their investments. One area of interest is

How landlords can save tax

As costs rise, landlords are looking at steps to save money and this includes looking how to save tax. Writing for in June 2017, Warren Lewis showed

Holiday lets can generate large rental yields

In 2016, holiday lets generated an average of £22,281 in rental income compared to the average buy-to-let rental income of £11,052. This is according to