Investments

Can Tiny Homes Solve a Big Problem?

Can Tiny Homes Solve a Big Problem?

The UK is facing a housing crisis, thanks in part to the fact that house prices have risen faster than wages, pricing a lot of people out of the market. While many places throughout the UK have enough homes and reasonable prices, cities in particular struggle to cater for the number of people who move …

The Green £: How much does it cost to save the planet?

The Green £: How much does it cost to save the planet?

Despite the distractions of the pandemic, Brexit and the ongoing petrol crisis, climate change is still very much on the political agenda. As it should be – the worst impacts of climate change could be irreversible by 2030, which goes some way to explaining why members of Insulate Britain are gluing themselves to the M25. …

Could the fuel crisis drive change for landlords?

Could the fuel crisis drive change for landlords?

Owners of electric cars are probably feeling quietly triumphant at the moment, as the fuel crisis looks set to rumble on to another weekend.  But as the nation scrambles for fuel, is there soon going to be a new pressure on residential lettings… the need for changing points in all properties?  Some savvy landlords may …

Bricks On Water

Bricks On Water

Making a splash Richard Branson wasn’t always a billionaire. The guy who now has his own island, makes regular jaunts into space and is worth an estimated $5.7 billion was once unable to afford a home, so moved into a houseboat. When Branson arrived in London in the late 1960s, he spent £2,000 on a …

A View To A Will

A View To A Will

James Bond’s view on blowing the inheritance James Bond actor Daniel Craig has said in an interview with Candis Magazine he won’t be ‘leaving great sums’ to his children because he finds inheritance ‘distasteful’. And he’s not the first rich celebrity to make this claim – both Gordon Ramsey and Elton John have expressed similar …

What is Rent to Buy and How Does It Work?

What is Rent to Buy and How Does It Work?

For many first-time buyers, it can be difficult to afford a deposit for a house. But, don’t worry – several schemes can help you to buy your own home. One of these schemes is Rent to Buy. So keep reading to learn more about how it works.  What is Rent to Buy?

A Guide to Applying for a Buy-to-Let Mortgage

A Guide to Applying for a Buy-to-Let Mortgage

If you’re planning on renting out the property you intend to buy, then a buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage is what you need. So that you have a clearer idea of what a BTL entails, we have put together this guide to help feel prepared for your application process. What documents do I need when applying for …

Which Cities Offer the Best Buy-to-Let Opportunities in 2021?

Which Cities Offer the Best Buy-to-Let Opportunities in 2021?

Which cities offer the best buy-to-let opportunities in 2021? There is no doubt that 2020 has been, to say the least, a tumultuous year for the property market in the UK and even more so in London.  The uncertainty and doubt in the market’s future performance fuelled by the global pandemic brought fears of a …