This is the first in our series on property crowdfunding with Ben Grove from Property Moose where Amy and Ben discuss how crowdfunding is democratising the property investment industry by offering a lower cost to entry and utilising technology to simply what it takes to manage a property portfolio. … [Read more...] about What is Property Crowdfunding and is it a Good Way to Invest?
A Special Purpose Vehicle or SPV is generally a type of company that can be set up to hold a property. Where property developers want to obtain finance for their projects an SPV is normally used as it is a company that can be used on one project only and therefore represents fewer risks and liabilities for the lenders. … [Read more...] about What is an SPV and Why are They Used by Property Developers?
For high-net-worth individuals wanting to get involved with the short-term financing of property projects, there is a lot of money to be made. But, it is a business filled with risk and you need to make sure you understand the issues, do your due diligence and put together a good team of valuers and legal experts. … [Read more...] about How Can a High Net Worth Individual Invest in Short-Term Finance?
There are some unscrupulous letting agents around, whose application of fees for their tenants has prompted the government to introduce a ban. But, while this has been a cause for celebration for some, agents that weren't abusing the system are also going to see losses that they will have to make up for elsewhere. … [Read more...] about What Does the Ban on Letting Agent Fees Mean for the Industry?
There are hundreds of different ways of investing in property but which ones make the most sense over the long-term? Today Rory O'Mara from Closed Bridging Finance looks at the investment strategies that he feels have the best returns including buy-refurbish-sell (or hold), self-contained units, office-to-resi … [Read more...] about Which Property Strategies Offer the Best Long-Term Potential?
Providing a home for someone who was homeless is something that few landlords consider and very few letting agents specialise in. Referencing is very different and there are greater risks than there are with other types of tenant but with the right processes, it can work and the yields can be much higher. … [Read more...] about Housing the Homeless and Local Housing Allowance