Letting a house to multiple occupants can be complicated, but the overall rent should be higher

The number of buy-to-let products has surged 52% in the last 12 months, taking the total to 5,024*. It seems more and more of us are turning to buy-to-let property as an investment, and with greater pensions freedom, the number … Read More

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Finance for developing a property – what you need to think about

One of our resident experts, Alistair Hargreaves, considers the challenges posed by development finance. I often receive inquiries about development finance, ranging from the relatively simple – for example, turning a Victorian town house into two self-contained flats; to the … Read More

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Returning ex-pat who needs a UK mortgage? What you need to know

In his first article in a series about Ex-pat Buyers, our resident expert mortgage broker Alistair Hargreaves talks about Britons returning home and looking to purchase a new house in the UK. In our age of globalisation and flexible labour … Read More

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Buy-to-let through a special purpose vehicle – the advantages and disadvantages

There are many things to consider when looking at a new buy to let investment property; house or flat; furnished or unfurnished; new build or period property? One thing you may not have thought about, but could have far reaching … Read More

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Five things to think about if you want to let to buy

A common way into building a buy to let portfolio is a let to buy. This is where we switch your residential mortgage into a buy to let mortgage, and at the same time release capital to go towards a … Read More

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