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18 Apr
build to rent

Build-to-Rent and Planning Permission

According to research by Savills the number of completed Build-to-Rent (BTR) developments was up 29% annually at the end of Q4 2018, with the number of under-construction developments rising by 39% on 2017, and an additional 10% in the planning stages. To encourage more BTR developments, the planning process has been simplified. Here’s how: Longer […]

17 Apr

Loan Note Terminology

Loan Note investments are a popular means of investing in the UK’s alternative investment sector. Investors can purchase Loan Notes with an interest in investment areas, such as property. Loan Notes are flexible for developers and provide security, and strong returns to investors. So are, increasingly attractive for both parties. Here are some key terms […]

11 Apr
what is loan note

What is a Loan Note?

Essentially, a Loan Note is the extended form of an IOU. Investors lend their capital to a property developer, and over a set period the funds are paid back with a fixed rate of interest. For investors, Loan Notes take away the months of research (identifying a location, finding tenants) of traditional property investment, and […]

11 Apr

Case Study: Newcastle

Introduction Newcastle is the eighth most populated city in the UK, and the North East’s largest. The city is one of the UK’s six ‘Science Cities’ and has a long history of innovation from the development of safety lamps to Stephenson’s Rocket to Swan’s light to Charles Parsons steam turbine. Digital and Technology Sector Newcastle’s […]

11 Apr
House Prices and the Economy

House Prices and the Economy

The housing market is the name given to buying a house to live in or as an investment. House prices are linked to consumer spending. When homeowners are better off and more confident, they borrow more against the value of their home to supplement a pension or pay off other debt. This means that property […]

11 Apr
6 Benefits of Loan Note Investments

6 Benefits of Loan Note Investments

Loan Notes are becoming the most popular form of alternative investment in the UK’s property sector. With increased affordability and free from the challenges of traditional property investment, Loan Notes offer investors a structured package designed to provide a regular flow of income and long-term returns. Here are just six benefits of Loan Note investments: […]

28 Mar

Case Study: Investing in The Private Rented Sector

Introduction Buy-to-Let (BTL) has been the go-to-option preferred by many property investors for decades. However, with government policy in some cases making the sector less attractive, an alternative has emerged in the form of hands-off investment in the purpose-built rental apartment market. Here we look at some of the factors contributing to the rise of […]

16 Mar

7 Features of Property Hotspots

The decades old trend of London and the South East surpassing investment in the rest of the UK is being reversed. Regional cities are proving more attractive to investors, due to their thriving economies and Brexit-proof potential. Here’s what to look out for to identify a regional hotspot: Population Growth Population rises create higher demand […]

12 Mar

Explaining Three Year Tenancies

The government have placed 3-year minimum term tenancies at the forefront of their plans to make the private rented sector more secure for tenants. Under a 3-year agreement, with a 6-month break clause, tenants would be able to leave before the end of the minimum term but would have greater protection if they wanted to […]