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Should you invest in a holiday let?

There is money to be made in the rapidly expanding holiday let market. But do your sums carefully before you buy.
4 Dec 2019
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The ins and outs of making money on Airbnb

Getting paid for letting out your spare room or house on AirBnB isn’t as straightforward as it sounds.
16 Oct 2019
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Peer closely – but carefully – at peer-to-peer property investments

The interest rates on peer-to-peer property investments may look appealing, but investors should tread carefully.
16 Sep 2019
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Think the Tories were tough on landlords? Just wait for Labour’s “right-to-buy”

The Labour Party is mulling giving private tenants the right to buy the homes they are renting. Yet another good reason for investors to steer well cl…
4 Sep 2019
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Tenants lose out as letting-fees ban arrives in England

The move sounds positive for tenants, but the cost will be passed on, says Sarah Moore.
14 Jun 2019
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New tenant fees law could cost landlords up to £83m

The new Tenant Fees Act, which bans excessive fees and caps the deposit tenants can be charged, could cost landlords up to £83m a year and lettings ag…
3 Jun 2019
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Bittersweet profits for buy-to-let landlords

The government’s determination to make the buy-to-let sector less appealing to investors seems to have worked, with landlords suffering a dismal few y…
29 May 2019
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Buying in to build-to-rent

As corporate landlords tap into healthy demand for rented property in the UK, Sarah Moore outlines how to profit from build-to-rent.
22 May 2019

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The death of buy-to-let property is a useful cautionary tale for all investors

Investing in buy-to-let property was once a perfectly valid thing to do. But the government killed the market. John Stepek explains what investors sho…
25 Apr 2019
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London house-price crash: is it all down to Brexit?

London house-price growth is slowing down and the number of transactions is falling. Some are blaming Brexit – but the real reasons go much deeper tha…
23 Apr 2019
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Property

Holiday homes: how to buy a place in the sun

Furnished holiday homes can be a tax-efficient way of buying to let, says Sarah Moore.
10 Apr 2019
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Investing in student property doesn’t stack up

Don’t be fooled by the attractive yields from investing in student property: the market doesn’t live up to the hype.
27 Mar 2019
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New laws lean on landlords

Emma Lunn rounds up the latest news stories that affect property investors, landlords and homebuyers.
13 Mar 2019
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Mortgages

Getting a UK mortgage as an expat 

If you’re applying for a UK mortgage but live abroad, be prepared for a complicated process.
27 Feb 2019
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Landlords: claim what you can

Landlords should ensure they are up-to-date on what they can deduct from property income.
11 Jan 2019
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Property

Some rare good news for landlords

Two property-related changes you might have missed in last week's Budget, along with a rare good-news story for landlords.
9 Nov 2018
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Property

Landlords turn to incorporation

A hostile tax environment has driven many landlords to register as a company.
2 Nov 2018
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Investors are finally losing interest in UK housing

House prices are on the way down. It looks as though people are starting to lose their faith in property as an investment. John Stepek explains what’s…
1 Nov 2018
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Some good news at last for landlords?

It doesn’t happen often these days, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there might be something in the next Budget that MoneyWeek readers will like.
12 Oct 2018
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It’s time to reshape our beleaguered housing market

From Help to Buy to stamp-duty charges, housing has seen unprecedented government interference in recent years. What’s our experts’ take on the outcom…
27 Sep 2018
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Watch out for the devilish details when buying a holiday home abroad

Costs and ongoing fees could severely dent your income when you buy a holiday home to let abroad.
14 Sep 2018
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HMO landlords: prepare for new rules

The government is cracking down on overcrowded house shares. If you're an HMO landlord, make sure you’re up to date.
7 Sep 2018
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Don’t panic! Stagnant house prices are great news for us all

UK house prices are growing at their slowest rate for five years. John Stepek explains what’s behind the slowdown, and why it’s good news for everyone…
4 Sep 2018
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Keep the taxman happy while renting your property from afar

Renting out your property should be a good way to earn extra cash. Just don’t forget to pay your tax.
29 Jun 2018
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Economy

End Britain's love affair with bricks and mortar

We should limit housing’s appeal as a speculative asset in favour of more productive investments, says John Stepek.
28 Jun 2018
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The good times are over for UK housebuilders

Housebuilders have been a good bet for investors, says John Stepek, but now the housing market is slowing. It could be time for investors to seek shel…
20 Jun 2018
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Landlords turn to holiday lets

Letting property out as a holiday home has tax advantages, but do your research thoroughly, says Emma Lunn.
15 Jun 2018
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Property

How to outsource your Airbnb management tasks

It’s tempting to hand over the dirty work of managing your Air BnB lets to someone else. Just be sure to read the small print, says Sarah Moore.
8 Jun 2018
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Economy

Let’s hope the gentle slowdown in house prices continues for a long time

UK house prices fell in May and are flat in real terms over the last year. That’s a good thing, says John Stepek - for homebuyers and the wider econom…
4 Jun 2018
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Buy to let

The great buy-to-let sell up

In a rare example of government action having the intended effect, buy-to-let landlords are selling up, and that could mean house prices falling.
23 May 2018
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Property crowdfunding: should you become a virtual landlord?

Property crowdfunding - including buy-to-let, P2P and debt crowdfunding – is a popular way to buy into bricks and mortar. But think carefully before p…
13 May 2018
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Tax

Duck the buy-to-let tax change

Using a limited company means higher-rate taxpayers can still get full tax relief on mortgage interest, says Emma Lunn.
11 May 2018
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UK Economy

The weakest link in the UK housing market right now

With house prices down 3.1% in April, the UK housing market is looking weaker than it has for a long time. John Stepek explains why, and asks what’s n…
10 May 2018
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Trying times for buy-to-let landlords

Buy-to-let investors must keep on top of new government regulations as well as tax changes, says Emma Lunn.
4 May 2018
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Residential funds: buying houses without the hassle

With buy-to-let an increasingly unattractive option, residential funds may appeal to more investors, says Emma Lunn.
20 Apr 2018
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Landlords must get to grips with mould under proposed new tenancy law

Tenants may soon have the right to sue landlords who let properties that aren’t fit for human habitation. That makes it more important than ever that …
9 Feb 2018
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Court crushes leaseholders’ hopes

Leaseholders have been dealt a blow after a court ruling failed to make it cheaper for people to extend their lease or buy a freehold. Emma Lunn repor…
2 Feb 2018
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Winners and losers from leasehold ban

The government has announced a ban on new-build houses being sold as leasehold. Emma Lunn looks at who's set to lose out.
19 Jan 2018
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Don't pile into property in 2018

Britain's house prices will be at best stable this year. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why now's not the time to put your money in property.
15 Jan 2018
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A bad year for London – and landlords

The past year may be remembered as one in which London property finally faltered in its one-way ascent, says Sarah Moore.
22 Dec 2017
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Property

Are holiday homes the new buy-to-let?

Letting out your home to holidaymakers could offer you a better deal than buy-to-let. Sarah Moore explains.
1 Dec 2017
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Economy

Buy-to-let investors need to do their sums

In his recent Budget, Philip Hammond promised there will be “more maths for everyone”. That’s going to be especially true for buy-to-let investors, sa…
27 Nov 2017
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Landlords leave buy-to-let behind

Landlords have finally come to the conclusion that the buy-to-let sector is no longer worth the effort, says Sarah Moore.
24 Nov 2017
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The buy-to-let boom is on its last legs – what happens now?

More and more landlords are throwing in the towel and putting their properties on the market. Is this the beginning of the end for buy-to-let?
14 Nov 2017
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How Universal Credit hurts landlords

Universal Credit is set to change the way that landlords are paid rent by tenants who receive benefits – and not necessarily for the better.
3 Nov 2017
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Property

Another dent to landlords’ profits

Government plans to crack down on the buy-to-let sector are about to make this type of investment less attractive than it once was.
6 Oct 2017
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Buy-to-let empires face a regulatory revolt

From the end of this month, lenders will have to take a more stringent approach to buy-to-let mortgage applications from landlords. Emma Lunn explains…
21 Sep 2017
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Personal finance

How to evict unwanted tenants

Evicting problem tenants can be a tricky business. Emma Lunn explains how landlords can go about it in the most straightforward way.
15 Sep 2017
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Property

How to vet prospective tenants

Finding the right tenant is a vital if you want to be paid on time. Emma Lunn explains how to go about it.
18 Aug 2017