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- Becoming a buy-to-let landlord
If you’re looking to boost retirement income, buying-to-let is an effective way to do just that. At the moment, rented accommodation is in high demand, as many individuals are waiting longer to purchase a home. If you’re in a position to buy a house, take advantage of the situation and lease your new property.
- Buy-to-let landlords need to take action to meet energy regulations
In five years’ time, ten per cent of buy-to-let homes will be unlettable, thanks to new energy regulations. Planned to take effect in 2018, these laws will regulate the energy efficiency of leased properties, setting a high standard for landlords. Homes with F and G energy efficiency ratings will be taken off the market.
- Top tips on managing your tenants
Since the financial crisis in 2008, UK banks have been reluctant to lend and mortgage finance has been increasingly hard to come by.
- Construction contractors - why you need Contractors Liability Insurance
There is an inherent risk of accidents in any workplace. The stats show that the risk is significantly higher in construction sites. We take a look at the how you as an employer are responsible for all those working for you, and how Contractors Liability Insurance can help you cover accidents on site - saving you time, money and keeping your business running as normal.
- HMRC puts pressure on businesses to collect tax
The HMRC are cracking down on reporting tax, specifically targeting residential landlords. We take a look at why they are looking closely at landlords, what they want to know, worst case scenarios and how you can mitigate tax issues within your company.
- Where do you stand on the working from home debate?
Working from home is a relatively new concept for many - we are all used to the daily commute to and from the office. We are taking a look at the pros and cons of this flexible type of working - the benefits, the right to ask and how companies are faring with implementing flexible working schemes.
- European Property Markets: The Outlook for 2010
Global property development looks to be a standstill in some regions but for others, 2010 could provide excellent chances of investment across continental Europe. We look at RICS, Knight Frank, Ferguson Partners Europe and Urban Land Institute statistical data as well expert opinion from some of the industry leading authorities at Property Frontiers & Homesgofast.com
- Foreign investors 'unlikely to affect to UK housing market'
Recent research has shown that there is an increase in the number of foreign nationals wishing to invest in the UK property market. Those from affluent areas within the EU are still able to make profit buying property in Britain, despite the economic downturn, due to the exchange rates and lower value of housing. Is this making the UK more cosmopolitan and after years of UK investment in property abroad, are we feeling how the Spanish and French felt way back when?
- European property: A tale of two sectors?
Recent figures show a decline in property values, occupation and sales within the commercial market whilst residential insiders report an increase an interest from second-home buyers