What are our Current Investment Opportunities_

There are still lots of property investment opportunities if you know where to look; it helps if you also know how to structure a deal. In this week’s blog, I have listed some current opportunities that we are considering. We have found that some of our investors like to focus on specific opportunities, if you…

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The Changing Nature of the Buy to Let Market

There was a time when the buy to let market was the only sensible strategy for any property investor to follow. However, during the last year or two, there has been considerably more to take into consideration. The news of the demise of buy to let may be over exaggerated but as you can see,…

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Practical Property Investment House to 2 flats

This is the start of a new series of blog posts in which we change from discussing the strategic and theoretical aspects of property investing to real world case studies.  We call this practical property investment.  As much as is possible, we will share with you property deals that we are actually working on or…

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How to add £2 of value for every £1 invested in home improvements

Which home improvement adds the most value to your property? Everyone always ask the same question. In my opinion, the best person to answer this question is your estate agent. Unsurprisingly, the following are considered the top 3 home improvements that add maximum value. How to Add Value 1. Additional Bedroom Through Loft Conversion Half…

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Now is an ideal time for property investors

According to the latest research from RICs , the national picture for the property market is one summarised by declining property sales and lower low levels of transactions overall. Compared to the Pre- Crash property market of 2008, we are at much lower levels of activity. As property investors, this is an ideal time because it…

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JCT

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT)  Minor Works Building Contract is designed for smaller, basic construction projects where the work is relatively straightforward. The current version is officially called The JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2016 and covers works up to £250,000 and is therefore appropriate for most refurbishment projects.  For larger renovation type projects, either the JCT…

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