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The various tax reforms targeting landlords announced by George Osborne last year, and taking effect over the next few years, have sent many of the UK’s landlords on the hunt for ways of protecting their profits. A number of strategies have emerged to keep property investments profitable in the Chancellor’s tough tax reforms. Most particularly, there has been Read more
Residential property investors are facing tough times, with several recent tax reforms putting the squeeze on buy-to-let landlords. As the announced changes roll out over the next few years, many landlords will see the returns they get from their investments significantly impacted and some may see currently profitable assets turned into loss-makers. The most recent Read more
Becoming a buy-to-let landlord is essentially the standard route to property investment, but with serious tax changes being rolled out over the next few years its profitability for many ordinary investors is set to decline markedly. Nonetheless, there are other ways to invest in the UK’s property market, and these include: Crowdfunded Property Investment Crowdfunding Read more
Buy-to-let is increasingly popular among seasoned investors and first-time landlords alike, and pension pot self-investors in particular are turning to property as a source of retirement income. If you are getting into buy-to-let for the first time, there are a number of important tips that you may want to bear in mind. Do Your Homework Read more
The common perception is that buy-to-let investors have an advantage over owner-occupiers when it comes to property purchases, and that this advantage is a result of more favourable tax rules. However, even a cursory glance over recent, relevant headlines shows that the climate for landlords is growing less favourable with harsh taxes set for introduction, Read more
Buy to let is one of the most popular kinds of investment at present, and it has the potential to be a profitable one if you choose your property wisely. However, there are risks with any investment type and this certainly applies to buy-to-let. Making mistakes can harm your profits or turn what could have Read more
Sitting tenants are becoming increasingly popular among buy-to-let investors, with more than a tenth of rental properties last year having this kind of occupant in place. But what exactly are sitting tenants, and why do landlords want Read more