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London drags rental averages down

Tenants in newly let homes saw the cost of renting fall year-on-year in February for the first time in six years, Countrywide’s letting index has revealed. Across England, Scotland and

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How to build a sustainable buy-to-let business

Thinking of building your own buy-to-let empire? There are pros and cons to any monetary investment, and when it comes to property there is a wealth of information you should

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Budget 2017: The speech in full

Mr Deputy Speaker, I report today on an economy that has continued to confound the commentators with robust growth. A labour market delivering record employment. And a deficit down by

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The road to Brexit – what’s next for investors?

Azad Zangana, senior European economist at Schroders, believes the UK’s exit payment will be an issue. Commenting he said: “The triggering of Article 50 itself will largely be a non-event for

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Funding property development: Where to start?

Investing in property is viewed as a ‘safe option’ when it comes to making money. However, if you don’t have the initial savings to fund such a venture there are

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Landlords turn to commercial buy-to-let to avoid tax changes

April will see a reduction in mortgage tax relief and individual landlords will be prevented from deducting their interest payments or any other finance-related costs from their turnover before declaring

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Property investors brace themselves for tax changes

Landlords are increasing rents (24%), maintaining their current supply of properties without buying more (21%) and are selling some of their properties (16%). John Heron, managing director at Paragon Mortgages,

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ISA investors jump on the Brexit bandwagon

Sector analysis within ISAs is always very interesting as it gives an insight into investor activity on a general basis. Interestingly, in 2016 the most popular sector, based on the

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Make your portfolio tax efficient

Use your ISA and SIPP allowances ISAs and SIPPS are amongst the most tax efficient wrappers available and are supported by Government. The personal allowances of £20,000 and £40,000 per

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Give your finances a spring clean in 2017

Household and personal spending and finances need constant monitoring to ensure they stay on track and investments are no different. Here are five actions every investor could take to improve