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UK property investment: a changing market

In our last blog post, we looked at what appears to be a shifting pattern of investment across the UK. London – traditionally a property market that has delivered rapid appreciation but increasingly modest yields – seems to be falling […]

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Rising Investment in the North West

For many years, London was regarded by international property investors as one of the world’s most attractive destinations. It made a spectacular recovery from the last recession and, for several years, capital growth seemed to defy all conventional economic logic. […]

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Property Investment in a Time of Uncertainty – Part 2

In the first part of this article, we considered the effect of the rise in Stamp Duty in April 2016. As expected, it prompted a surge of new purchases ahead of the deadline and, in all likelihood, landlords will now […]

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Property Investment in a Time of Uncertainty – Part 1

For a number of years now, the arguments in favour of buy-to-let investment have been clear and forceful. Demand has been strong, housing supply has been low, the economy has been slowly recovering and employment has been rising at a […]

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‘Brexit’ and Property Investment (part 2)

In the first part of this article, we expressed the view that the private rental sector was a robust market, underpinned by strong, well established economic forces. Those forces could change, certainly, but they seem very unlikely to do so […]

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‘Brexit’ and Property Investment (part 1)

Earlier this week, ‘Vote Leave’ was named the official Brexit campaign group ahead of the referendum on June 23rd. With the debate now hotting up over Britain’s future in the EU, this seemed an opportune time to consider how a […]

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Property investment: Taking the long view

At Solomon, we’ve always made a firm assertion that property investment should be regarded as a long term venture. New data certainly backs up that view, and looking at the sector’s performance over an extended period, it’s clear why so […]

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A Businesslike Approach to Taxation

As we enter a new tax year, it’s perhaps fitting that the subject of our latest article is taxation. In the wake of tax changes imposed by a government keen to restrict the growth of buy-to-let, the media have been […]

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