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How our Syndicate Option is Wonderful for Some Clients, but Not All

Our private syndicates are popular with our clients. They are ideal for those investors who want a ‘hands off’ investment, with us handling every aspect of it. We adopt this approach as it is impossible to quickly secure client consensus and consent for routine management decisions. Our formal agreements set out the rights and obligations …

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Investment: Cars and Motorbikes are Both Forms of Transport…

Okay, the headline is a little obtuse, but please read on and it should make sense. HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation) are typically converted houses with the same external appearance as a single-family home. Both HMOs and family houses are homes for people in the same way that cars and motorbikes are forms of transport. …

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If you want to invest in London, why settle for a lower yield?

Many investors prefer to focus on the London market, despite the current drop in rental demand for properties in zones 1-2. The current historically high property prices and lower rents mean that net yields have fallen dramatically in recent years. At current prices, net yields after all costs are typically 1%-2% at best. Capital growth …

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Guaranteed 15% p.a. Interest, Christmas Hampers, and Other Inviting Lies.

We keep commenting that the headline statements and figures used by some agents and vendors to lure unsuspecting buyers are often misleading and occasionally totally false. The month’s moan is about net rental yields for the HMO sector. Several times in the past week I have been asked by people why our net yields after …

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The 2021 UK Budget and Price Forecasts: Where Looks Good?

The recent budget seems to have bolstered the prospects for the residential sector, at least according to most agents. The news that the stamp duty holiday is being extended until the 30th of June and the government plans to introduce guarantees for 95% mortgages has certainly improved market sentiment. Savills, one of the UK’s leading …

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