The best way to get ahead in property investing is by setting strategies and making sure you have achievable goals along the way.  However, the way that is best for you will change over time, so you need to review your strategy on a regular basis to keep up with the changing market.

Building successful strategies will help you succeed whatever the property market is doing.

We have brought together the top UK property experts to cover the various strategies that you can implement to grow your property portfolio.  We also have a fantastic range of resources to help you with your investing strategy.

To summarise, ensure you focus and decide on your property strategy or niche area. Immerse yourself and totally understand that chosen strategy. Finally, get educated and perhaps learn from somebody who has done it before

5 things to do before starting building work at your property

As a property investor, you might walk into a building you have just bought and immediately recognise where improvements can be made. However, noticing that there is a problem and having that problem effectively rectified can prove to be two very different things. Without diligent preparation, you could too quickly see your property development work unravelling - or costing you more than was ever necessary. Here are some ways to prevent running into issues. Check whether you require permission or approval for the work Depending on the precise nature of the improvement work you are positing, you might need to obtain multiple types of permission or approval before that work can commence. Even seemingly rudimentary tweaks, like replacing windows or doors, could necessitate buildings regulations approval. Meanwhile, if you will be building a new structure or making a significant change like an extension, planning permission will typically be needed. Consider...
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‘Staycation’ boom offering opportunities for holiday let investors

Landlords and property investors are taking notice of a growing trend of the Great British ‘staycation’, with a number of them looking to rent out holiday properties on a short-term basis. On the back of good weather last year – England and Wales had the warmest spring since records began in 1659 – the number of domestic trips increased by an estimated 4.7% to 58.5 million, according to new research, while expenditure is estimated to have risen by 6.2% to £14.1 billion. Fergal McGivney, senior travel analyst at Mintel, which produced the British Lifestyles report, has predicted a “slight reduction in the growth of overseas trips as some consumers opt for staycations” this year, because of the subdued growth in wages and continued Brexit uncertainty. Meanwhile, tourism chiefs at ABTA have reported that the Norfolk Broads, the West Country and the Cotswolds are proving to be popular destinations for domestic...
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The Fast House Sale Industry’s Evolution

Ruban Selvanayagam, Co-Founder of Property Solvers, on why most private house buying companies are not “scam artists”. Today, more firms than ever before are buying properties directly from homeowners. As these are largely cash purchases, sellers can exchange and complete in considerably shorter timeframes. Sidestepping the need for estate agents, legal fees are usually paid for and some operators also offer cash advances. Sounds too good to be true?  Let’s start with a bit of background… A Short History of the Fast House Sale Industry A private property sale industry of sorts has existed in the UK for millennia.  Historically, buyers and sellers would barter amongst themselves – using a legal professional to make sure everything was done properly.  Using an estate agent is, in fact, a relatively modern concept that’s grown over the last 50 years or so.  These days, it almost seems strange to sell a property any...
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Home Renovation: Tips, Tricks & Secrets

Whether you are looking to increase the property value of your home or you intend to transform and make it attractive, your first option will always be carrying out remodeling and renovation. Home renovations can be accompanied by numerous unforeseen or unwelcomed surprises such as timeline delays and unexpected expenses if you do not plan effectively for this project. Fortunately, following these home renovations tips, tricks and secrets will ensure your renovation process goes smoothly. Declutter your home Decluttering your home is one of the best renovation ideas that will transform your home as it allows good flow energy throughout your home. Thorough decluttering your home helps minimizes the number of objects that may collect and keep dust in your living room. Ensure you remove all the items under your furniture, get rid of broken and outdated items and do away with overloaded closets that may interfere with your house...
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Guide to building a permanent barbecue pit in your garden

As the summer weathers come out to play, many brits use this opportunity to bring their cooking outside and enjoy a BBQ. But why settle for a standard BBQ while you could create your own BBQ pit? This guide will help you build a safe and efficient BBQ pit for your garden for all your summer parties 2018. What’s needed? Before you get started, you will need to collect all the relevant equipment and tools in order to complete your project, here we’ve giving you a list to consider: Bricks Carpenter’s square Cinder blocks Dry mortar Gravel Grill top Hand tamper Measuring tape Metal braces Metal cylinder or can (if you’re building a metal pit) Paving slabs Shovel Spirit level Trowel Water Planning and preparation You’d be amazed with the amount of styles you can consider for when you’re creating your barbecue pit. Check out this handy guide from DIY...
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