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Stamp-Duty

There was an interesting article in the Telegraph today regarding the taxman closing a property tax stamp duty loophole.

This ruling is thought to boost future HMRC revenues by £160m. Continue reading

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For those on the fringes of affordability time could be running out to secure a mortgage. There are two reasons for this. The first is something the mortgage industry has been aware of and preparing for for the last couple of years; it’s called the Mortgage Market Review or MMR for short. These are a series of reforms that were set in motion in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008/09 and April 26th is the deadline for compliance with these new rules. However many lenders are implementing the changes throughout the month of April so they can be sure they’re ready in time for the deadline Continue reading

UK Budget

George Osborne’s 2014 Budget was announced today announced by the BBC as having “Tax changes to boost pensioners and savers”. Continue reading

Knight Frank

Capital Gain Tax – the current exemption from CGT for non-UK resident owners of residential properties will be removed.

Liam Bailey, Head of Knight Frank Global Research, comments… Continue reading

Christmas Spending

The impact of tenants falling into arrears at Christmas time should not be underestimated, as it can also directly affect a landlord’s ability to maintain their mortgage payments too.

With many landlords relying on a tenant’s rent to supplement their monthly income it is clear that some would be unable to pay the mortgage on their property in the event that the tenant missed a payment of rent. Continue reading

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The truth about property price increases, making £20k to £40 in one go and how I break every rule in the book – legally!

If you go to a property seminar these days you know what you’re going to hear – Buy BMV, at least 25% discount, only buy if it’s going to make you £1000 net income a month and make sure you get all your money back out.

How many of these properties are you finding? Continue reading

Home Building and Renovating Show

The South-West Homebuilding and Renovating Show

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Bath & West Showground, Somerset, 16-17 November, 2013

Just Do Property have negotiated 25 free tickets for this event for our subscribers. Request your free tickets for one day of the event here. Continue reading

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I’m sure most people would agree that there are few things nicer than coming home after a busy day and relaxing under a hot shower or in a bubble bath. My bathroom is my sanctuary and I think it’s one of the most important rooms in my home. Continue reading

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The key to selling property is to research, research, research. Doing this before you even invest in a property to develop will give you an idea of what people are buying in your chosen area and what renovations need to be carried out in order to add the most value to your home. Continue reading

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Landlords need to protect their interests as Universal Credit comes into force.

Patrick Butler pointed out in a recent Guardian article, Under the new system, tenants in receipt of housing benefit will have their money paid directly to them, rather than, as now, (with vulnerable tenants) direct to the landlord… Southwark council, which is one of six areas piloting the change, says that arrears have soared since it started testing direct payments. Continue reading