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Two fifths of private landlords considering setting up limited companies

1 April 2016

Property

Some 41% of private landlords are considering setting up as limited companies in a survey of 1,400 landlords. The stamp duty tax and tax relief regime has become progressively tighter in the last few years. The survey carried out by BDRC Continental on behalf of Paragon Mortgages shows that 41% indicated that they are considering […]

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One in five parents funding adult children’s home improvements

1 April 2016

Personal Finance Property Retirement Your Money

The bank of mum and dad is not just helping adult children on to the property ladder but also providing funds to renovate.   Research by the Post Office Money shows children who have flown the nest remain reliant upon their parents and even grandparents to pay for home improvements.   The UK is a […]

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Spring spruce up: Britons to spend £3,000 each on home renovations

18 March 2016

Personal Finance Property

Home refurbishments are top of the list as the seasons change with the average household set to spend £3,404 on sprucing up their home.   Research by American Express has found the advent of spring and the long Easter weekend have homeowners putting plans in place to renovate their homes.   Britons will spend on […]

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Investors urged to head north for better buy-to-let returns

29 December 2015

Property

Buy-to-Let investors should head north to see better returns as London loses its appeal, says Stuart Law of Assetz for Investors… The Conservative government has made it clear that buy-to-let investors are no longer welcome in London. The implementation of a 3% additional stamp duty levy on second homes and investment property combined with property […]

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Property price predictions for 2016

18 December 2015

Property

London house prices may have slowed this year but homes in the capital still notched up the fastest rate of growth in the 12 months to November.   The latest Hometrack report shows prices in London have increased 13.3%, of an average of £52,900, in the year to November.   Although this is slower than […]

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The best place to live in the UK revealed

18 December 2015

Personal Finance Property

The Hampshire district of Hart is the best place to live for quality of life in the UK.   For the fifth year in a row the Halifax Quality of Life Survey has named the area in the north-east of Hampshire as the best place to live.   It scored highly across a range of […]

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Will global property shares win out in 2016?

4 December 2015

Property Shares

Rising interest rates will not temper the growing interest in real estate investments, according to Tom Walker, manager of the Schroder Global Property Securities fund. Below he explains why… While there is a belief that an interest rate rise could dampen the growth of real estate and cause the sector underperform, the managers said this is […]

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What will happen to property prices in 2016?

4 December 2015

Property

House price growth is expected to slow next year to 6% as it become harder to get on the property ladder.   Halifax is predicting annual house price growth will fall to between 4% and 6% as the expectation of a rate rise and difficultly in getting on the ladder put the brakes on the […]

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Landlords switching to limited companies to weather buy-to-let tax increases

3 December 2015

Property Your Money

Radical changes to the tax treatment of landlords have already triggered a surge in landlords borrowing through companies, and further changes will follow the Autumn Statement says lender Kent Reliance. Kent Reliance’s Buy To Let Britain report says that the raft of changes announced in the Budget, including lowering the tax relief for mortgage interest […]

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Halifax launches Help to Buy ISA paying 4%

28 November 2015

Property

Halifax has launched its first Help to Buy ISA offering a rate of 4% on deposits.   First-time buyers, aged 16 and over, are eligible to save into the new ISA, which has been set up under a government scheme to help people save for a property.   Deposits are limited to £200 per month, […]

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