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How I moved house during the pandemic

On Friday I finally moved house – which has been a big relief after looking for a new place to live for the past couple of months (it has felt like years). In that time I’ve seen how the rental market has slowly opened up after the Covid-19... Read more

Why I’m not a fan of the stamp duty holiday

Last week saw the government change stamp duty once again, temporarily cutting the tax on property purchases worth up to £500,000. While I’m sure the change will be music to many people’s ears, I’m not a big fan of this latest tinkering... Read more

Navigating the tenant eviction bans

The UK currently enforces two tenant eviction bans, both of which were extended in June. For residential tenants the ban will last until the end of August after a two-month extension, while commercial tenants have seen the ban lengthened by three... Read more

How the market has changed after Covid-19

Now the market is emerging from the doldrums there are different patterns to before the lockdown. The early signs are there’s more competition for homes than flats. Meanwhile more people are hankering to live in a home with plenty of outdoor... Read more

Investing in capital growth or rental yields

Landlords have made substantial profits in the past decade, as today’s Hamptons International research highlights. The study reveals that investors who sold their property in 2019 typically made capital gains of £78,100 after holding onto the... Read more