A growing number of property investors are realising that they can generate better returns by buying a run-down property and renovating it to achieve a higher re-sale price or retaining the property and benefitting from increased rental income. So, what are the options?
With the majority of their wealth tied up in property, therefore one question is can your executors sell your rental property if you were a landlord? This needs to address their own demise unless they want to leave their loved ones in a right financial pickle. I only discovered recently, following the sudden death of a relative, how cruel the UK taxation system is when someone dies.
Since 2012, 10 million eligible workers have been automatically signed up to workplace pensions. From April, their contribution will rise from 3% of their salary to 5%.
The housing market outlook over the next three months is the worst for 20 years, surveyors say. A net balance of 28% of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) members expect sales to fall in the next three months. It's the most downbeat reading since records started in October 1998 and the pessimism is blamed on the lack of clarity around Brexit. Lack of supply and affordability also continued to affect the market. Sales expectations for the next three months are now either flat, with no change predicted, or negative, indicating falling sales, across all parts of the UK, the report said.
Responding to last night's vote on the EU Withdrawal Agreement, the chief executive of UK Finance warned that "time is running out to avoid a chaotic ‘no-deal’ Brexit that would be catastrophic for the UK economy". The Bank of England governor today said markets believe Brexit could be softened or even cancelled after Theresa May's catastrophic defeat last night.