Property investment tip 56: Freehold or leasehold: Which is better to buy?

In most countries, when you buy a home, you also own the land. However, this is not the case in the UK. Here, properties are sold as a freehold or leasehold. But, what is the difference, and is it better to buy a freehold or leasehold property? What is a freehold? A freehold means the landlord owns the property and...

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Property investment tip 55: The problem with buying both units in a duplex

A duplex is two residential buildings that are attached side-by-side. Or, a duplex is also a building consisting of two apartments, one above the other. Many property investors buy both units in a duplex because there are more options to expand the properties, or to redevelop the land. This was always my plan when I purchased one unit within a duplex many...

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UK Blog Awards: Please vote for my property blog 

This is not your usual ‘property tip’ post. I need your help. Over the past year, I have dedicated myself to writing weekly property investment tips to help you climb the property ladder. And, finally, I have been long-listed for the UK Blog Awards, under the ‘finance’ category. The UK Blog Awards runs nationwide so competition is tough. If you...

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Property investment tip 53: Tax deduction tips for landlords 

The more properties you own, the more taxes you’ll pay. And, with changes to the Buy to Let tax relief, your tax debt will only increase. To reduce your tax, you need to learn about the tax deduction tips for landlords. A tax deduction is when you make an ‘expense’ claim against your taxable income, to reduce your annual tax bill....

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