Monthly Archives: January 2018


Why you should never sell investment property, and why you might

7 reasons to sell your investment property One of the questions that most buyers of residential investment property ask is, “When should I sell my investment property?” The answer I always give is never! In this article, I’ll explain why you shouldn’t sell your investment property, and why you won’t want to. And I’ll also […]

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Why you mustn’t make rental yield your only property investment goal

The secret to successful property investment always combines income and growth I recently spoke to a property investor who was having a pretty tough time. He owned a couple of buy-to-let properties, but they were both underperforming. He told me that when he invested, he did so because of the incredible rental yield each property […]

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Overseas investor in UK property? How to open a UK bank account

What you need to know to open a UK bank account easily When you’re a first-time overseas investor in UK property, the financial side of the equation can be worrying. I’m not talking about the potential of investing in UK property – tens of thousands of overseas property investors are making huge profits from UK […]

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RICS survey points to a better 2018 for property investors

More sales, higher prices, and higher rents could be on the way this year After a sluggish 2017, the outlook for property investment in 2018 is much rosier, though the pickup is likely to be gradual at first, speeding up as the year progresses. It is the conclusion from the latest survey by the Royal […]

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Property Investors

What stops most people becoming successful property investors?

Fear – the emotional barrier to your wealthy future in property Fear. It’s the one emotion guaranteed to kick your property investment plans into touch. Fear will stop you making the choices you need to make. As Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” In this article, I’ll […]

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Is the fear of being a landlord stopping your success as a property investor?

Avoid the biggest pitfall of beginner investors and forget about landlord responsibilities One of the biggest mistakes made by beginner investors, and one that stops many from becoming successful property investors, is that they believe they must be a great landlord to be profitable in the buy-to-let market. I say avoid becoming a landlord at […]

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Still the best investment, despite higher property taxes

Landlords selling because of UK property tax changes may be missing the bigger picture The impact of changes in tax and regulations is having a negative impact on landlords, who are now paying more than their fair share of tax. However, buy-to-let landlords will still benefit from more than £16 billion of tax relief even […]

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When you invest in property, you need to know the realistic market rent

There are three rents: two you ignore, and one you calculate When you’re investing in a property for its long-term potential, one of your main considerations will be the rental income you could receive. Your cash flow depends upon it. However, rental income doesn’t always meet with sales agents’ promises. There are plenty of horror […]

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Why price, not perfection, is the key to profitable property investment

Stop searching for the perfect property, and find the perfect investment When I meet with would-be investors who have constantly missed out on great property investment opportunities, it’s often because of one reason: they’ve never found the ‘perfect property’. I disappoint them when I speak to them. I tell them they never will. You see, […]

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