Monthly Archives: November 2017

Transport in Manchester is becoming smarter and cleaner

Manchester is on the move as a smart global city Manchester’s destination as one of the world’s truly ‘smart’ cities is no more evident than in its transport system – one which is already linked to property investment success. And in this arena, the CityVerve project is delivering on what it promises: to consult with […]

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Start-ups show the potential for Birmingham property investment

When a city invests in new businesses as Birmingham is, you should follow the money The local economy, business investment, and start-ups: three factors you should investigate before deciding to invest in property in any location. But what makes a city sparkle in these areas? What drives start-ups to open, and then become sustainable businesses […]

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What records should property investors keep, and for how long?

A good record-keeping system can save you money and make you a better investor Property has proven to be a great long-term investment, with values doubling on average every seven to ten years. Unfortunately, where there’s profit, there’s usually a taxman waiting to nab some of it. Income and capital gains from property investment are […]

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Salford – A City of economic growth and investment opportunity

  HSBC’s annual survey found that Manchester was Britain’s buy-to-let hotspot (This is Money 3.06.15) with average buy-to-let yields of 7.98%. Rental properties make up more than a quarter of Manchester’s housing stock and the largest proportion in Britain. Annual rents have risen 7% in the 12 months up to July 2016 in Salford according to Rightmove.

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Manchester – a modern city leading the world for property investors

Why property investment in Manchester is the smart option Modern cities are becoming technological hubs. They live and breathe technology. They are becoming ‘smart’. It makes them much more attractive places to live and work. In turn, this makes them more attractive for property investment. Manchester is at the forefront of this type of city […]

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Tower Hamlets Property Investment Guide

A high-flying economy with high-earning tenants Tower Hamlets includes much of London’s redeveloped Docklands area, together with the capital’s financial centre of Canary Wharf, which is home to some of London’s tallest buildings. One Canada Square, also known as Canary Wharf Tower, stands at an impressive 244 metres high, and is the second tallest habitable […]

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Can you avoid paying stamp duty on off-plan property?

Should you flip off-plan property? As part of its desperate attempts to raise as much tax revenue as possible, in 2016 the government introduced the additional property surcharge for stamp duty land tax (SDLT or ‘stamp duty’). It is raising more than £2 billion each year. That’s money mostly out of the pockets of property […]

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Off-plan property in Birmingham is set to shine for decades

Inflation-beating capital growth and rental increases are fully justified Property prices are growing fast in Birmingham. With a rise of 5.9% over the last year, house prices in Birmingham are outpacing most of the UK’s top 20 cities and rising at almost double the rate of inflation. It makes Birmingham one of the UK’s current […]

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