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  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, May 28 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    A new survey has shown that rent arrears are the most concerning issue for landlords across the UK. This news has prompted property specialist Simon Morris to explore whether investors should turn to Bridging Finance to cover their backs when their tenants fall into arrears. The profitability of buy-to-let Buy-to-let is a profitable market for investors. According to the Guardian, data from analysis conducted by Wriglesworth Consultancy for lender Landbay shows that every £1,000 invested in...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, May 26 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    The UK slipped into deflation for the year to April 2015. This prompted property expert Simon Morris to ask; is deflation a threat to the UK commercial property market? UK falls into deflation Economists have been concerned that the UK would fall into deflation for some time. Inflation measured zero on the consumer prices index (CPI) for both February and March. The latest data shows that it has finally happened; the CPI slipped 0.1% in the year to April 2015, according to the Telegraph. This...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, May 21 st, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    A new study by Lloyd’s Bank has shown that there is a strong link between house price growth and levels of employment in a local authority. Property specialist Simon Morris believes that this is an important finding for investors looking to invest in residential property. Homeowners need steady capital for a mortgage Common sense suggests that there’s a link between house price growth and employment levels. This is because potential home owners need access to a steady stream of capital to...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, May 20 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    New data has shown that demand for commercial property has risen in the North-West of England. Property expert Simon Morris asks what this could mean for investors who are considering investing in this up and coming market. The growth of the UK commercial property market Data indicates that the UK has recovered from the Great Recession. The BBC’s GDP tracker shows that the UK bounced back from economic decline in 2012 to grow by 1.7% in 2013 and 2.6% in 2014. This has spurred a reversal of...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, May 14 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , , ,

    A new report has shown property expert Simon Morris that an improved economy boosted the UK’s commercial property market to new heights in the past 12 months. The economic recovery The UK has resigned the recession to the annals of history. Figures from the BBC’s GDP tracker shows that the UK’s economy expanded by 2.6% last year; a rise from 1.7% in 2013. Despite the fact that economic growth for the first quarter of 2015 halved to 0.3% from the quarter before, it’ still expanding,...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, May 12 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    Property expert Simon Morris recently spoke out on pension reforms and whether people should use them to remove their pension as a lump sum to invest in property. Pension reforms On 6th April 2015, reforms came into effect which change the way people can access the money saved in their pensions. Before they had to buy an annuity, which gives the saver a defined sum per month to live off for the rest of their life. Now people who are 55 or over with a defined contribution pension can remove it...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, May 07 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    Jeffries has upgraded its prediction for the UK residential property market, suggesting that fears that its fortunes could suffer due to this month’s general election have been overplayed. Simon Morris has explained what this may mean for investors looking to enter UK residential property. Pre-election jitters The UK housing market has been hit with a case of pre-election jitters throughout the first four months of 2015. Polls have consistently shown that this is the most tightly fought...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, May 06 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have shown that there has been a surge in demand for commercial property in the UK. Property expert Simon Morris discusses what this could mean for the future of this lucrative property investment class. The profitability of commercial property investment The BBC reported at the start of 2015 that UK’s economy grew 2.6% in 2014. This was its fastest rate of expansion since 2007. This means that the UK is now a more desirable place to set up a business than it has been since the...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, May 01 st, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have suggested that office rents in Manchester city centre could hit a new record by the end of 2015. This has prompted property consultant Simon Morris to ask whether Manchester is a viable commercial property investment alternative to London. Businesses are flocking to rent office space in the UK The UK is a desirable place to set up a business. The nation’s GDP grew at a rate of 2.6% in 2014; this was the highest rise, according to the BBC’s GDP tracker, since 2007. This is...