Incorporate or pay the new rate, is there any other way?

Currently there is an environment where some people are pleading plain ignorance, some are putting their heads in the sand, and then there are those who know and are reacting positively to the coming changes in the BTL tax regime.

Out with the old, in with the new!

With the end of 2016 approaching, it’s time to take a recap of the year and try to peek into the next.

Last week I attended an auction after a very long time. The purpose was to purchase a small studio in Hallam Street, a stone throw away from Park Crescent. Park Crescent faces Regent’s park, currently half the crescent has been knocked down...

This week we are looking to tie up a deal in W1. I have been tracking this property for about four months now. I was promised the deal by an agent, who couldn’t really deliver, we even went as far as the sale memorandum being issued and lawyers...

This weekend’s FT House and Homes front page was headlined “How much will $1m buy?” It claims in Monaco, the world’s most expensive city, this amount will only purchase enough space for a WC. An exaggeration, as this amount will allow you to...

We are in the midst of securing a site in Luton. Luton seems to have completely been turned on its head. I used to purchase properties there, with no money in my pocket; the properties were bought for £28,000 and then refinanced for £40,000...

I’ve just finished looking at a property with an agent, the price isn’t cheap at £2.5m. The property is a duplex, with its own entrance, and is facing a beautiful green square.

We are in the process of closing a deal, this apartment is humongous at 2,185 sq. ft. This is not the size to purchase as a typical BTL investment; generally speaking, smaller is better. A colleague in the trade, who specialises in studios,...

I was sitting down with an agent last week, whom we’ve done business with previously. He was filling me in with what’s happening on the street. His office tied up approximately £300k of fees in the month of December. Good going considering this...

This week we have finally managed to pull in a deal, priced at close to £8m. The seller was a little paranoid, presumably due to past sales which have fallen through. They required confirmation of who the buying party is and a letter from their...

We have a major issue in London in regards to affordability. For example, the average wage in Westminster is £36k per annum, whilst the average property price in Westminster in 2016 was £1,527,280. So the average property price is 42 times the...


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