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Tax Changes May Favour Investment in the North

April 2017 will see the phasing in of the Government’s much-criticised plan to reduce tax relief on mortgage interest payments. In other words, landlords and prospective investors now have only eight months to prepare for the change and to get […]

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Mixed Messages

Last week presented property investors with a rather complicated mix of good and bad news. It was a period in which the IMF sharply reduced its forecasts for UK economic growth, inflation rose faster than expected, and a growing number […]

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Property in Perspective – Part 2

In the first part of this article, we reflected on some of the gloomier economic predictions surrounding the British economy. We also made the important point that economic growth and success as an investor do not necessarily go hand in […]

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Property in Perspective – Part 1

Almost a month has passed since the EU Referendum and, in that time, investors have seen little or no let-up in market uncertainty. On the face of it, it would be easy to assume that things are going badly. Only […]

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A Time for Planning Ahead

This week sees the appointment of a new Prime Minister and her new Cabinet, which includes the incoming Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. The new team is focused on stabilising the economy after a period of considerable volatility and […]

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Property Prices After ‘The Vote’ – Part 2

Another point to remember is that the cost of borrowing might be set for another fall. The Bank of England looks ready to reduce the base rate this month, raising the prospect that an already competitive mortgage market might produce […]

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Property Prices After ‘The Vote’ – Part 1

There have been one or two scare stories circulating in the property industry since the result of the EU Referendum was announced. However, it’s important to note that most of the associated anxiety stems from the commercial property market rather […]

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Letting the Dust Settle

It’s more than a week now since the result of the EU Referendum was announced but it remains by far the biggest news story in the country. The markets responded badly to the news but the early crashes in the […]

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