Posts Tagged: investment

Trend in Property Capital Growth is Still Rising

Property Capital Growth 2016 The Official Statistic released by the Government in January show that the trend in property capital growth is still rising – up 6.7% on an annual basis. Many property investors have become concerned that the capital growth element of their buy to let property investment is coming under threat after several years… Read more »

Which way for rents?

  As many landlords and tenants ponder which way for rents, up down or unchanged, we look back at what happened last year and forward to what might happen this. Rents for residential properties – what happened in 2016 and what are the prospects for 2017? Rents in 2016 Based on the latest rental price… Read more »

Harder Buy to let lending rules

New buy to let lending restrictions The government this week handed new powers to the Bank of England to regulate mortgage lending in the buy to let sector effectively ensuring harder buy to let lending rules. Because of the new powers the Bank’s financial policy committee, the guardians of financial stability, will now be able… Read more »

Property investment for retirement

Property investment for retirement This month’s survey by the Office for National Statistics reveals that property investment for retirement is the most popular form of investment.   45% of respondents said that property was the best investment for retirement, a rise from 40 per cent in 2010.   This is almost twice as many as the 25% who… Read more »

Crossrail 2 Property Hot Spots

In this, our third article, we look at further Crossrail 2 Property Hot Spots (our previous two articles can be found at Background The first Crossrail route (now known as the Elizabeth Line) which is due for completion in just a couple of years, has had a profound impact on property prices having already added… Read more »

Crossrail 2 stations

Crossrail 2 Crossrail 2 is a new proposed north-south rail line connecting existing National Rail networks in Surrey and Hertfordshire, with trains running through new tunnels beneath central London.  This is the second of three blogs on the impact of Crossrail 2 on the local property markets along the proposed route.  The first blog which gives… Read more »

Crossrail 2 an investment opportunity?

What is Crossrail 2? Crossrail 2 is a new proposed north-south rail line connecting existing National Rail networks in Surrey and Hertfordshire, with trains running through new tunnels beneath central London. There will be a 30-trains-per-hour service between Wimbledon in the South West and Tottenham Hale and New Southgate in the North East, with additional… Read more »

Government puts emphasis on rental sector

Government moves emphasis to rental sector Speaking at this week’s RESI conference Gavin Barwell, the new housing minister, has used his first major speech to shift Government policy away from what has been an almost single focus on home ownership and open up more investment into the rental sector. He also indicated that the Government… Read more »

Rental Shortage

   Rental Shortage The claim this week by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) that the UK is facing a critical rental shortage maybe good news for existing and prospective landlords. Rics estimates that at least 1.8 million more households will be looking to rent rather than buy a home by 2025. In the… Read more »

Buy to let advice

  For those thinking of investing in buy to let but not sure where to start; here is some buy to let advice.  Leveraging your borrowing The first question many potential investors ask when seeking buy to let advice is how much should I borrow? The great thing about buy-to-let borrowing is that it provides… Read more »