An assured shorthold tenancy or AST for short is the most usual type of tenancy agreement used in residential letting today. Since 1997 all new tenancies are automatically assured shorthold tenancies unless otherwise agreed. But exactly what exactly IS an assured shorthold tenancy? In this post, I’ll look more closely at what it involves and […]
HMOs are different to standard buy-to-let properties in that regulations regarding fire safety can be more complicated and are often more expensive to implement. But don’t worry. Fire regulations tend to be nothing more than common sense and your local HMO enforcement officer is there to help.
You’ve probably heard of properties being described as ‘freehold’ or ‘leasehold’ but what do these terms actually mean? Today, we look at what do you will need to know if you are buying a leasehold property or thinking of investing in a leasehold and we examine lease extensions and the ground rent scandal.
If there was a prize on offer for the strangest acronym going then FENSA would probably win it. But, joking apart, as a property investor or developer you need to know what a FENSA Certificate is and why they are important. In simple terms, FENSA is the Fenestration Self Assessment Scheme. It was originally established […]
To succeed at in investing in property it’s important, first and foremost, to avoid putting all your eggs in one basket. However tempting it may be, tying yourself to one strategy, or client could spell disaster. You must also persevere and you must adapt. As is true for all endeavours, slow and steady wins the […]
The beauty of property crowdfunding is the sheer number of options available and types of property that you can invest in. Whether it’s HMOs, buy-to-let, commercial or new-build developments that you are interested in you should be able to find something for you on most crowdfunding platforms that are out there.
It’s probably true to say that London is the trickiest place in the UK to find the best areas for buy to let. But in this post, we’re going to show you how and where to find them. London is a tricky nut to crack not just because it is the most expensive part of […]
It is more than possible to buy property very quickly but there are risks in doing so. To manage to buy a property quickly you need to have everything in place before approaching your solicitor. This means having your finance in place, knowing who actually owns the property and getting the title from the Land […]
Doing your research and due diligence before investing in a property is essential and as important when investing in property crowdfunding as it is for any other deal. Rightmove and Zoopla are the most important places you can go but with the internet, as it is there are many sources of information to choose from.
If your conveyancing solicitor is giving you lots of advice about your property investment, including investment advice or guidance on tax, then maybe they are not focussing so much on what they should be doing which is work around the legal title and ultimately the future marketability of that title.