Property Investment Guides

Whether you’re an experienced property investor or brand new to the market, our guides cover a wide range of topics that you might find useful. From the latest tax changes and updates, to top tips and ideas on a variety of aspects involved in property investment and being a landlord, our guides can help you make the right investment decision.

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Best buy-to-let: should you choose a high street or online letting agent?

When letting your property out, most people choose to use a letting agent for some or part of the process. But how do you find the best agent, and should
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Landlords: will the new UK immigration laws affect you or your tenants?

From 1 January 2021, UK immigration will be controlled under a points-based system, and it could affect landlords and their tenants. The new policy, announced by Home Secretary Priti Patel,
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Expat mortgages – what you need to know to invest in UK property

For expats, owning a UK property for rental income or the security of having somewhere to live if they want to return home is an attractive proposition. However, applying for
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Why buying off-plan property as a buy-to-let investment is worth considering

Investing in a property before it’s been built, known as off-plan, has become an increasingly popular way to buy. Investors can achieve greater returns, but some are put off by
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What are the health and safety obligations of a buy-to-let landlord?

Landlords are required by law to prove their rental property is a safe place for people to live. Richard Ritson from outlines what landlords need to do. It is
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Void periods are falling: how can buy-to-let landlords keep it that way?

Void periods can be the bane of many landlords’ lives. Now new research shows they’re becoming less of a problem, but there are still things you can do to avoid
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Cladding scandal: is it safe to invest in a new-build high rise?

It’s been more than two years since the Grenfell Tower disaster, and a lot’s changed in the construction industry, but the repercussions are still being felt by many high-rise residents.
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How many bedrooms is best for a buy-to-let property investment?

The more rooms you have, the more people you can rent your property to. But this doesn’t always equate to the best yields or business model in buy-to-let investment. When
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High speed rail coming to the UK – should you invest in property near HS2?

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that plans to build HS2 would go ahead. Here’s how it might affect house prices. Plans to connect London to the Midlands
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Climate change and housing: how the movement will impact UK property

Climate change has become one of the most pressing issues of modern times. The housing market’s contribution to carbon emissions is likely to come under the spotlight sooner or later.
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