Recent years have seen a considerable rise in the demand for overnight stays in the UK. Both the UK staycation and the city centre short term rental sectors have seen tangible growth, resulting in increasing demand from investors seeking to capitalise on the higher yields and tax efficiencies available through these types of investments.
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Published: 19 June 2019While there has been much ado about the ban on fees being charged to tenants, in reality, this change is likely to be of minimal long-term impact for the simple reason that it does nothing to alter the fact that the costs inherent in letting properties are, ultimately paid by the tenant.
Published: 11 June 2019While the UK, in general, is very much a property-owning culture, rather than a “rent-for-life” culture, it does still have a very strong rental market, the backbone of which is young adult professionals, typically in their pre-child years, who value the flexibility of renting over the stability of home-ownership.
Published: 3 June 2019The UK rental market does not just mean "buy-to-let", there is a significant "rent-a-room" market, which benefits both homeowners looking to ease the costs of being homeowners and people, especially younger people, who just need "a room of their own" rather than a whole property.
Published: 23 May 2019Even though buy-to-let property investors could be forgiven for thinking that the government has some kind of vendetta against them, the fact remains that they still need the private rental sector and this need is likely to continue to grow until at least the year 2025.
Published: 21 May 2019A new tax year general brings a round of changes with it, some of these changes will be major and others minor, some will be welcome and others definitely not, but all will need to be heeded if landlords are to manage their investments effectively.
Published: 4 March 2019Investing in resale property provides investors with a wealth of opportunities that can’t typically be taken advantage of when buying off-plan, such as the ability to negotiate a better price and make savvy investment decisions based on those of previous investors, landlords and even tenants.