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Take advantage of £50,000 - Annual Investment Allowance, HMOs and BTLs

Article Archive In April 2009, we saw a new change in the property investment front, a new tax benefit open to all Buy to let owners, commercial investors as well as variants like those with HMOs. If you own a property, you may be able to review your outgoing costs for items which will qualify for Capital Allowances. Previously these allowances have been set at 50% in the first year then 25% of the balance that remained. The property owner used to call me out to review many items that they would buy. The commercial client would have a survey typically to review these items. Since 2009, these costs could be claimed 100% but only up to £50,0000 and then over that level just 20% can be claimed each year. It is expected many HMO and Commercial owners will benefit the most but it is possible for others to get some...
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UK Interest Rate kept at 0.5% by Bank of England

Not surprisingly the Bank of England (BoE) has today voted to maintain the Interest Rate at 0.5%, now for the 11 month running since they reducing the rate by 0.5% to the record low of 0.5% back in March 2009. The Bank also voted to continue with it’s programme of quantitative easing (QE), maintining the level at £200bn This programme is expected to take another month to complete and will be kept under review. For more information visit www.bankofengland.co.uk
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The Truth About Sourcing FREE 28-47.5% BMV Property Through Estate Agents

We have been building relationships with Estate Agents for 5 years, & 85% of our deals [& most of the best] have come through them And weve spent a lot of good money on leafleting, newspaper ads and so on, all of which have brought us good Property, but nothing like Agents The Laws of Influence: There are 6 Laws of Influence according to Robert Cialdini, author of Influence Reciprocity Authority Commitment & Consistency Liking Scarcity Social Proof These are unwritten Laws that help you get the best out of every situation with every person you meet, and being consciously aware of there is fundamental when dealing with and building rapport with Estate Agents & Vendors. We can think of 100s of deals where using and being aware of these Laws has saved us or made us £5K – £15K extra per deal! And be warned: Even though they will...
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The Process of Buying a Property at Auction

The process of buying a property at auction can be an exciting way to secure your dream property, but it isn’t for the faint hearted. Things can happen very quickly in the auction room and you need to have done your homework beforehand in order to bid confidently and avoid paying too much. Good planning is key at this should start with an understanding of what will happen on the day.   Prior to the Auction   Find the property from the Auction catalogue or online. Once you have identified property that you would like to bid on, you should check it out legally. The vendor’s solicitors will have prepared legal packs containing (where applicable) special conditions of sale, title deeds, leases and searches to help you make an informed decision. If you need further legal information you should contact the vendor’s solicitor – the details of which are usually provided...
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Bank of England: UK Interest rates remain at 0.5%

The Bank of England (BoE) has decided to keep UK interest rates at the all time low of 0.5%, in a move that was widely expected. The committee has also committed to continue with the quantative easing (QE) that it announced last month would be increased to £200bn. The Bank recently warned that the recovery would be “slow and protracted” and that it would take months for the full impact of its policies to be felt. Read more at Bank of England News or news.bbc.co.uk
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