How to choose a rental property to invest in

Choosing the right rental property to invest in is key to any successful property investment. In order to invest effectively, it’s imperative to consider who your ideal tenant is and invest in a property that will attract that tenant.    ...

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The ins and outs of the rent-to-own property investment strategy

Rent-to-own property investment can be an effective strategy for beginner investors, and it can benefit both the investor and tenant involved. With rent-to-own, the tenant is given the opportunity to purchase the property over time. It all starts with a...

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What are the most lucrative property improvements?

There are a range of property improvements and renovations that can help add significant value to a property, and unsurprisingly, many of the top ways to do this involve increasing or maximising space. Adding an extra bedroom, especially if it...

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Purchase lease options as a property investment strategy

A purchase lease option is a legal agreement allowing investors to not only control a property but also generate income from it with the right to buy the property at a later time. With any purchase lease option, the monthly...

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Two-bedroom properties considered best buy-to-let investment

When looking at current rental yields, two-bed properties make the best buy-to-let investment across England, according to research by lettings management platform Howsy. Two-bed properties boast an average yield of 4.8%, while one-beds come in at 4.1%, three-beds at 4.5%...

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Are investment property mortgage rates higher than owner-occupier loans?

Investment property mortgage rates are nearly always higher than owner-occupier loans. Additionally, buy-to-let mortgages are typically higher for limited companies than compared to individuals.   Mortgage interest rates depend on a variety of things, such as what type of property...

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How to make your property investments pay a monthly salary

Naturally, most investors have a goal of earning a regular income from their property investments. Some people say buy-to-let property investment has become less profitable than it used to be, but there are ways to create a monthly salary for...

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More investors planning to purchase HMO property investments

Over the next 12 months, UK property investors are planning to purchase HMO property investments more than any other investment type, according to research from the bank Paragon. Paragon’s Q4 2019 PRS Trends report revealed that out of the landlords who...

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How to find motivated sellers

The heart of a property sourcing business is finding motivated sellers. There are many reasons that make sellers motivated to sell quickly, such as the property being vacant, the homeowner needing to move, downsizing or not having the money to...

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What investment property expenses are tax deductible?

As a property investor, you need to pay tax on the profit you make from renting your property out. The rate of tax you pay depends on the total income you’ve earned from all of your employment, self-employment or pensions....

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The importance of building relationships with estate agents as a property sourcer

Building strong relationships with estate agents can bring many benefits to property sourcers. Estate agents are typically the first to know when property owners want to sell their home or property investment. Work on becoming the person they think about...

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Rental operating costs to consider with buy-to-let property investment

Before investing in a buy-to-let, take the time to look at and understand the rental operating costs of a property investment. The type of buy-to-let investment, whether single let, HMO or serviced accommodation, will determine the rental operating costs that...

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Stay on top of tax changes relevant to property investment

Property investors have seen many regulation and tax changes over the past few years and more are being rolled out in 2020 and 2021. This has created more obstacles for investors but preparing for these changes with plenty of time...

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The benefits of investing in serviced accommodation

Serviced accommodation is becoming a more popular property investment strategy in the UK. Across Europe, the UK has the highest supply volumes of serviced apartments and has the largest number of serviced accommodation to be commissioned.   What is serviced...

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Use the PropertyMenu deal calculator to benchmark your property investment opportunities

Since property investment deals are often confusing and lack information and transparency, PropertyMenu has created a deal calculator to help provide investors with full clarity on property investment deals, so that they can make more informed decisions.   Increased transparency on...

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The lowdown on Stamp Duty Land Tax costs

Stamp Duty Land Tax is paid when buying a property or land over a certain threshold price in England or Northern Ireland. It’s due within 14 days of completion or date of entry. Over the last few years, there have...

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Tips for flipping property investments

Flipping a property involves buying a home that needs improvement, making improvements that will positively impact the resale value within a short period of time and then selling it for a profit. As this can be a risky investment strategy,...

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Single let property investments: The most common form of buy-to-let

Single let property is the most common form of buy-to-let investment and is considered one of the easier ways to enter the property investment sector. A single let is when you rent out a property to one tenant, whether one...

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How to find property investment deals

Finding property investment deals can be one of the most challenging parts of building a property portfolio. And it’s important to find transparent and credible property deals as this can help you make more informed decisions and help you make...

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A quick guide to investing in HMO property investments

Many property investors know the basics of HMOs as these property investments can offer higher rental yields, especially when compared to single lets. When purchasing a property, it can be helpful to consider whether it could work as an HMO...

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How technology is helping property investors overcome challenges

Property investors have seen many regulation and tax changes over the past few years, creating more obstacles in an uncertain market, but technology is making it easier for investors to deal with a range of challenges.   Regulation and tax...

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The difference between freehold and leasehold

When investing in property, it’s important to know the difference between freehold and leasehold tenures. Below we’ll define both and briefly talk about the different types of leaseholds.   Freehold   A freehold tenure is where the owner of a...

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Is now the right time to invest in property in the UK?

Despite political and economic uncertainty, or maybe even because of, it’s a great time to invest in property in the UK, especially for those looking for a long-term investment. And as newspaper headlines focus on the doom and gloom of...

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Opportunity knocks: How you can make the most of uncertain times and invest in property

Amid political and economic uncertainty, like the uncertainty prevalent since the Brexit referendum, it can seem like it’s not an ideal time to invest in property in the UK property market. Many investors and homebuyers have chosen to wait and...

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Building solid foundations: Transparency, credibility and trust in the property investment industry

I’m often struck by the way many property deals are carried out in the UK, with decisions made on gut feel or intuition due to lack of information or transparency on what the deal really is. This approach continues to...

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