Archive | September, 2014

Why You Need To Have Your Insurance Company On Speed Dial

24 Sep

broken building

Insurance is a tricky subject.

You want to make sure you’re covered, but you’re never quite sure if you are.  Until things happen.

Which they invariably do. (more…)

8 Outrageously Different Auction Properties For Sale

17 Sep

Are you bored by the same-old property for sale in estate agent windows?

Well, check out these bizarre and beautiful auction properties that are soon to be sold under the hammer!

Who Took My Combine Harvester?

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Property Investment For Beginners: How To Start A Buy To Let Empire

10 Sep

This is the story of my first time.  

Make a coffee or grab a beer this is a l-o-n-g post with occasional fruity language.  You have been warned.


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“I guess I’ll learn whether to sink or swim…alternatively the shit will hit the fan and it’ll be a mess”.

Words from my leaving email I sent to a colleague 10 years ago. (more…)

WARNING: Landlords And Lettings Agents HMRC Are After You!

5 Sep

So, I’ve just opened a letter from HMRC and thought I’d share the contents.

As, I no longer own a letting agency this doesn’t affect me – but for any of you who do own a letting agency, your paperwork is about to get even more long-winded, and for those landlords out there who think they can collect rent and not pay tax – think again.

Landlords – Note the text in red.

Letting agents – note the extra paperwork involved. (more…)

Capital Homes Under The Hammer: High Rise High Yield Investments

3 Sep

‘Cheap flats in London’ is not really a phrase you often hear, but they can be found if you’re willing to go *up* – and ex-council.

High rise blocks may not be at the top of every home buyer’s wish-list – but they can offer London living for less – and for an investor; high rental returns, for a lower capital purchase price.

Lending on high rise blocks of flats can be more difficult, and so it’s critical you check with a mortgage provider before you bid to buy.

Here are three high rise opportunities which are soon to be sold under the hammer:

Flat 28, Stellar House, 900 High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 0DZ

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