Entries by Nirav

Demand > Supply = Residential property rents in the UK expected to keep rising

Residential property rents in the UK are increasing as tenant demand and a shortage of properties dominate a buoyant lettings market, 26% more chartered surveyors reported a rise in demand for property rather than a fall Strongest demand increase in London and the East of England. Large deposits and difficulty securing mortgages leading to higher […]

Demand > Supply = Residential property rents in the UK expected to keep rising

Residential property rents in the UK are increasing as tenant demand and a shortage of properties dominate a buoyant lettings market, 26% more chartered surveyors reported a rise in demand for property rather than a fall Strongest demand increase in London and the East of England. Large deposits and difficulty securing mortgages leading to higher […]

House Prices: Rising or Falling?

Diagram from the Telegraph As the figures show, a universal headline figure of property price changes just doesn’t have relevance to individuals or investors. There is a huge disparity in rates and it is not in the stereotypical divide many of you are accustomed to. Predictably London fairs well and in my opinion is one […]

“Interest rates rise to 8% in two years”- Never

Yesterday I read this article in the Telegraph, of which I provide a summary: “Interest rates may rise to 8% within two years to choke off soaring inflation, according to radical new research by the influential Policy Exchange think tank. The rise could happen as the recovery beds in and Government measures to stave off […]

Risks and Rewards: Renting to Students?

On the day of A-Level results, the day when a school kid becomes a legal student. This opens out a whole new influx on potential tenants as they make the transition from “living with parents” to “renting.” There has been a rise in Student Lets; the latest “accommodationforstudents.com” research shows increase of 4.3% on last […]

FIVE TOP TIPS FOR CUTTING YOUR TAX BILL

1. Go abroad for five years: if you are out of the UK for five complete tax years and sell the properties while you are Overseas, the capital gains will not be taxable in the UK. They may, of course, be taxable in the country that you are living in, but the rate may be […]