Category: Mortgages

Commercial office buildings adapt to changing working practices

Modern companies, particularly in the high-tech sector, want grade A office accommodation adapted to working practices that are different from more conservative companies.

Digital start-up aims to shake up commercial property sector

Digital start-up Re-Leased has raised £2.3 million to develop and market their online software to the commercial property sector.

Government considering raising stamp duty again for buy to let

In 2016, the government increased the stamp duty on second or more homes to 3%.

Interest rate rise should have ‘minimal impact’

Last week’s Bank of England interest rate rise to 0.75% should have little effect on the property market, according to a number of agents.

More parents predicted to purchase student property in Scotland

Edinburgh property company, Grant Property, has predicted that the number of parents buying buy to let student properties in Scotland will “skyrocket”. This is their conclusion after accountants PwC forecast that house prices in Scotland will rise by 20%

Is it a good idea to form a limited company for a buy-to-let business?

Many landlords are forming limited companies for their buy-to-let business because of the tax advantages. Like most moneysaving strategies though, there are pros and cons to forming a

Edinburgh showing how top restaurants influence commercial property market

Several high-end restaurants have opened in Edinburgh recently. Roland Smyth, writing in the Scotsman Newspaper in July 2018, says that they have had a positive influence on

Large property investors are buying riskier commercial property

Large property investment companies such as M&G Real Estate and Fidelity International have been purchasing what are classed as riskier commercial properties. These include properties where

Property firm warns of difficulties when owning medical properties

Primary Healthcare Properties (PHP) specialises in owning and managing healthcare properties, and its manager Harry Hyman has warned investors that are new to the healthcare property market to

Buy-to-let properties make up 13% of new UK mortgages

According to research by the Mortgage Lender, buy-to-let mortgages still represent 13% of all new UK mortgages lending, but buy-to-let house purchases fell by 11% in the first quarter of