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Why you should use a mortgage broker as a professional investor

I've been asked this question recently and I wanted to highlight the importance of this as a piece of the bigger investment puzzle. It's an excellent question and one I also grappled with in my early days of investing, however these days I wouldn't do anything without my broker involved, and here's why. A couple…
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Is rent capping on the horizon?

There's been much talk lately about all the attacks on Buy to Let landlords and another talking point seems to be this idea of rent capping because rents are increasing and the public wants government to be seen to do something about it. There are examples of rent capping in some cities around the world…
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More people, same space

There's no better time to invest in property and you can almost pinpoint this down to a couple of vary factors, but one which stands out amongst them all is population growth. Yes, of course we all know about the Government's lack of building enough houses has caused some of this problem, and there's no…
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Should you stay or should you go?

This is the question many landlords have on their mind at the moment, and this is a direct result of the Government’s attack on landlords and the buy to let market. Last year heralded a triple whammy of news that will affect the BTL market and 2 of those seem likely to make it to…
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Will the next financial crash kill my property portfolio?

There's always the fear that some major global financial crash will happen again, and in the minds of many would-be property investors and seasoned investors, are the questions around what might happen in the next financial disaster. What's interesting here is that the last Global Financial Crash which started in 2007 and culminated in early…
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It takes longer than you think

We've all heard the talk around "power teams" and how it can facilitate a fast transaction, but in reality no matter how well oiled your team and processes might be, buying property takes time and you should always add 20% more time to the buying process above your estimates. I've heard a lot around networking…
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What happens if the interest rates go up?

Following hot on the heels of the excitement of the last general election, the chancellor has recently released a budget which has made for interesting reading and also gives us further clues on the direction the government is taking towards landlords in the private sector. One of the changes being made was the tax free incentive…
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