As an owner of rental property, you’ll accrue many expenses, from mortgage interest to repair bills. Counting these expenses against taxes can increase your profits, but it’s not a straightforward process.
If you’re looking for an alternative property investment, then serviced apartments might be a good choice.
With over a million units now available in more than 13,000 locations, they’re an increasingly popular option for business travellers, a growing market worth tapping into.
If you’re going to invest in commercial property, then you need to understand commercial leases. The differences between commercial and residential leases are sometimes slight but always important, so here is our guide to commercial leases.
Commercial property doesn’t work like most other investments. From financing to management, things are a little different, and that can lead to mistakes.
Understanding the pitfalls is important if you want to avoid making common mistakes for commercial property investors.
The market for residential lettings is getting tougher. Could now be the time to dip a toe in the buy-to-let commercial market? A Faltering Market For soothsayers watching the buy-to-let market in residential property, the past few years have been full of bad omens. In April 2016, the government introduced [...]
Bad tenants, though few and far between, can be a huge problem for landlords. They can leave you out of pocket through unpaid rent and bills, damage to your property, and even the high cost of evicting them if they won’t leave. Tenant screening can avoid this becoming an issue. [...]
The single most important factor in property investment is location. Whether you’re buying commercial or residential property, location will make a huge difference to the value of your property and the income you can make from it. It’s also the one feature it’s completely impossible to change. Here are five [...]
Good property management is essential to the profitable running of a commercial real estate property investment. A good property management company will bring professional skills to ensure that your property is run with minimal hassle for you. With so many property management companies out there, how can you make sure [...]
Commercial real estate crowdfunding is an increasingly common part of the real estate market. It’s a way of investing that can provide good returns, but that needs to be approached with a little caution and a lot of knowledge. An Emerging Platform Real estate crowdfunding has been around for less [...]
As an investor, the single best way to find great apartment building bargains is through commercial property brokers. Their specialist advice and contacts get you the best deals, saving far more than the fees they charge. Building up a good network of specialist property brokers in a valuable investment in [...]
Choosing where to invest your money is rarely easy. Even the safest bet contains some degree of risk, and commercial property is no exception to this. You can pay for professional advice, and do all the research you want, but ultimately, the decision is yours. And faced with the option [...]
It’s no secret that the UK government is making life difficult for buy-to-let landlords. Mortgage interest tax relief is no longer a thing. Expensive gas safety checks are now mandatory. And if your property scores below a ‘D’ for energy efficiency, you can’t let it out at all. Adding to [...]
Every serious investor knows that portfolio diversity is essential. The residential property market is looking ever more like a delicate bubble ready to pop. Equities are so unreliable that the best most people can hope for is a hedge fund which can be relied upon to return their initial investment. [...]