Canterbury in Kent, is one of the loveliest cities in Britain. Officially. According to The Times, Canterbury ranks in the top fifty best urban places to live. We’re not so sure about the use of the ‘urban’ adjective however. This little city is surrounded by some serious countryside.
A classic city with a large town vibe, Carlisle sits on the border between England and Scotland and is the county of Cumbria’s largest city. Naturally, this means Carlisle is situated amidst outstandingly beautiful scenery. It also means within minutes, the best of northern rural life is available – right on your doorstep.
Coventry sits in a brilliant position. Its location in spitting distance of Birmingham makes it a great alternative to the prices and bustle of Britain’s second city (just don’t say that too loudly in front of any Mancunians), and it is only a one-hour train journey to London.
Derby sits nestled right in the middle of the UK and is surrounded by miles and miles of outstanding natural beauty courtesy of the Peak District National Park.
Dundee is home to Lorraine Kelly and Dundee cake. Naturally, these facts are responsible for the popularity of the city and its rising status (wink wink).
Nottingham has some serious contenders for famous sons: think taking from the rich and giving to the poor, quality pharmaceutical establishments, as well as some serious fashion kudos and you’d be in the right area – the Nottingham area.
Newcastle is a great city. Up there in the North East, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is not to be confused with its Staffordshire cousin, Newcastle-Under-Lyme; for most people, a quick visit to both is enough to reassure you of the vast differences.
It’s the time of year when many students up and down the land are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. A level courses are coming to a close, the exam period is just about here, and 18 year old whippersnappers across the country are starting to realise that all the fun and freedom of university is just a few months away.
Two universities, wonderful architecture, a vibrant and wealthy city centre, and beautiful harbour area make Bristol stand out as an amazing place to live and work.
Scotland’s second city, Glasgow is a top choice for buy-to-let investors. According to the LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index, locations around Glasgow appear no less than three times on the buy-to-let yield top ten.
Liverpool is one hot city these days. Famed for it’s musical past, it now deserves, more than ever, its recent City of Culture award.
York is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. It has a relatively well-off population, and it’s the capital of Yorkshire, the UK’s largest county.
While UK house price growth continues to slow, other figures suggest that slowdown will continue. The latest figures from the Bank of England (BOE) show the number of mortgages that lenders have approved, fell for a third straight month in April as demand for property wanes.
With interest rates still at rock-bottom, a buy-to-let property remains one of the best ways to make your savings work for you. However, landlords are coming under increasing pressure as new regulations remove tax relief; it’s more important than ever to get the most out of your rental property. Here are a few key factors that affect the price of your buy to let home.
Being a buy-to-let property investor is something that up until recently, many Britons opted for, over entering traditional equity markets. Of course, there were many good reasons to do so, including tax benefits and a rising property market.
If you own a buy-to-let property, you’ll want to make sure it is as attractive as possible to avoid going long periods without tenants. When your property is empty, it’s costing you money. But how can you ensure it avoids this fate?
There has been increased speculation about how the economy will fare as we make the final approach to Brexit. Ultimately, no one knows the exact outcome. However, there are several aspects to consider which could affect the rental market in both positive and negative ways.
Whether you're an aspiring or seasoned landlord, the very idea of privately letting your property to strangers can be a daunting one. However, providing you follow the necessary guidelines to ensure tenant comfort and safety, it's rare you'll experience any problems.
Buy to let property is a highly popular investment these days. With traditional savings options offering very little in the way of rewards, more and more people are turning to second homes as a way to make their savings work for them.
Buy to let can be a great investment as long as you go about it properly. But there are several things that you will have to consider before you buy your first property. Here are some of the main factors to keep in mind.