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Category: Property investment

The value of long-term investing

In these uncertain times it’s now more important than ever to look past the short-term day to day noise and remain focused on the longer term. Quite simply, investing for the long term gives your capital the greatest chance of growing in value. But this means holding your nerve during periods of significant stock market…

It’s Been A Tumultuous Year But Investment Carries On  

The United Kingdom’s December began with yet more political drama in the shape of Parliamentary deadlock over the agreement paving the way for withdrawal from the European Union and a subsequent vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister. The vote failed and Theresa May resumed her attempts to win support for her exit deal….

A Question of Value – Securing the Right Investment Outcome  

In April of this year, the Financial Conduct Authority published new proposals aimed at improving transparency on the part of asset management firms when they report to their beneficiaries.   In particular, the FCA focused on the question of whether or not asset managers were providing value for money in terms the balance between charges…

As Demand Rises And Landlords Quit The Market, Rents Are Set To Jump

Average residential property rents are set to rise sharply over the next few years, according to research by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. And while the findings indicate that many smaller landlords are opting to get out of the market as new taxes kick in, for those that remain, demand for properties will remain…

Appetite For Buy To Let Is Strong Despite Market Pressures

Viewed through one lens, the UK residential property market is going through a period of subdued activity. According to the latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the number of homes registered for sale on estate agents’ books has fallen to record lows, the amount of time it takes to sell a house…