Investment

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UK renters are expected to outnumber homeowners by 2039

Based on current rates, tenants privately renting are expected to make up 50.7% of the housing market by 2039. VeriSmart, a letting compliance firm, recently analysed data of the UK private rental sector and homeowning market. The research revealed if the present rates continue there will be more people renting ...

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Surveyors say market steady in May as London starts to bounce back

The latest survey of RICS members across the UK also reveals that while the overall market outlook for the near term is still cautious, expectations point to a gradual improvement in activity and average prices over the next twelve months. The decision to extend the deadline for the UK’s withdrawal ...

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Optimism remains high among UK Landlords

The latest research from Cambridge & Counties Bank, has revealed that despite the seemingly never-ending Brexit circus and challenging financial climate, around two thirds of UK landlords are optimistic about the outlook for the residential buy-to-let sector over the next three years. Of this, more than one in 10 are “very” ...

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More than half of owners aged 45 plus regard property as part of their financial planning

More than half, some 51% of home owners aged 45 and over see money invested in property as part of their financial plans for later life, according to a new report. The report from the Equity Release Council’s shows net property wealth has passed £4 trillion, the equivalent to nearly £80,000 ...

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Is buy-to-let still worthwhile in 2019?

Reports of the death of buy-to-let may be premature, but there’s no hiding the fact that it’s a complicated time to be a landlord. And as we settle in to a new year, property investors across the country are sure to be deliberating over whether it’s better to buy, sell ...

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How to succeed as a buy-to-let landlord in 2019

The past couple of years have seen a raft of changes within the UK’s property market, particularly across the private rented sector, but most buy-to-let property investors are riding the waves. While the goalposts within the buy-to-let sector continually move with the changing market, and political as well as economic uncertainty ...

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How to buy to let in university towns

With some university towns showing a 22.5% increase in property worth, it might be time to start letting to a certain demographic: students. If you’re considering becoming a landlord, there are certain elements to consider, but renting out a university accommodation property could be not only a decent income, but a ...

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How buy-to-let could support your pension income

Find out how property can provide for your retirement plans Perhaps it is the result of too many games of Monopoly at Christmas, where just one opponent landing on your Mayfair house can set you up for life, but becoming a landlord often seems like a very attractive prospect to British ...

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Can I get a buy-to-let mortgage if I’m over 60?

Older borrowers are no longer facing the age restrictions they once did if they want to invest in property. Are there mortgages for over 60s? When applying for either a standard mortgage or a buy-to-let mortgage, over 60s can sometimes find the process a bit more difficult. This is because many ...

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Buy-to-let remains ‘one of the most lucrative investments one can make’

Despite recent tax and regulatory changes, investment in buy-to-let has outperformed most other major asset classes over the past 10 years, when considering the annual gain in house prices along with the increase in rental yields, new research shows. An investment in the buy-to-let sector a decade ago would have brought ...