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What type of residential property is best for retirement income?

Village, high-yield, or inner city?

A new client, Scott, spoke to me a week or so ago and asked about property as a retirement income generator. He’d been told by his financial advisor that an annuity would provide the best and safest income in retirement. A friend of his had said that he’d be better off putting his money into buy-to-let property. Being an intelligent kind of guy, he wanted to investigate further before making a decision. Read More
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I want to enjoy retirement – how can I as a buy-to-let landlord?

Guaranteeing your rental income for retirement

In my last two posts, you’ll have read about our client Scott, and his desire to create income when he retires. In the investment blog post titled "What type of residential property is best for retirement income?” we discussed three types of property that Scott was considering for investment. He was also concerned about a property’s ability to maintain retirement income. His mind was put at rest with the package of five guarantees that Gladfish offer, and the strategic way in which we approach property investment that allows us to give those guarantees. (Read about these in the investment blog “How do I know my property won’t suffer long void periods?”) In this post, I address Scott’s last concern. As he put it when speaking to me, “If I have to spend all my time making sure my tenant is the best I can get, it ruins the advantage of property investment. I want to enjoy my retirement, not spend every minute chasing after rent and fixing leaking taps.” Read More
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7 considerations before investing in UK property

Avoid the disaster of buying the wrong property

According to an October 2016 survey published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the UK is facing a ‘critical rental shortage’. Its report reads like a promotion for investment property, explaining how and why rental demand in the UK will increase by 1.8 million households by 2025. However, even with this increased demand, property investors could still lose money. If you’re not prepared with a properly constructed strategy, then you could find that you’ve bought:
  • the right property in the wrong location;
  • the wrong property in the right location;
  • the wrong property in the wrong location; or
  • any combination of the above at the wrong price.
In this article, I’ll be outlining seven things that will help you to develop a strategy for your property investment plan. Read More
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Simplifying the process of buying an off-plan property

Week one and beyond in off-plan property investment

In my last post, I looked at the initial hurdles you have to jump when buying an off-plan property when I wrote about off-plan property investment – the difficult first week. These range from:
  • negotiating the money laundering process; to
  • finding and appointing a solicitor with off-plan experience; to
  • chasing up the developer and their solicitor.
Along the way you’ll have multiple forms to fill in, questionnaires to complete, and, of course, fees and reservation amount to pay. Thankfully, the potential profitability of off-plan property investment makes these headaches disappear. But what if you could relieve the pain sooner and simplify the process – from the moment you decide to take advantage of off-plan property for sale? Read More
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