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  • By Simon Morris On Friday, October 30 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    A recent survey showed that most UK landlords aren’t planning to use pensions to invest in buy-to-let property. Simon Morris explains that investors must consider all their options before pursuing this strategy. Landlord plans Research from the Association of British Insurers indicates that £1.3 billion has been paid to customers as lump sums in the first three months since pension reforms went into effect. Evidence shows that buy-to-let landlords have earned returns of almost 1,400% since...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, October 29 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    A new report has indicated to investment expert Simon Morris that London recorded impressive commercial property investment volumes during the second quarter of 2015. Building boom  London is a global city with a thriving economy, meaning that companies from all over the world have offices the UK’s capital city. This has pushed demand for office space in Britain’s largest city to unprecedented heights, to the point where London is clearly running out of office space. This has spurred a...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, October 26 th, 2015 · one Comment · In , ,

    Simon Morris has learned that supermarket chain Tesco has decided to sell several sites in the UK’s capital city to London property development specialists for redevelopment. House building drive London is the commercial heart of the UK’s economy. The city has seen swathes of commercial property development over the past few years, but this has had an unfortunate consequence. It has deprived the UK’s capital city of the residential property stock it needs to house the people that have...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, October 21 st, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    Independent property adviser Simon Morris has released a new guide that’s designed to explain the hidden cost of using pensions to fund buy-to-let investments. The guide The new guide is called ‘The Hidden Cost of Buy-to-Let Investments for Pensioners.’ The property expert used it to examine whether people can remove their pension and invest the money into buy-to-let residential property in order to generate retirement revenue. Simon explained that there are a number of hidden costs...

  • By Simon Morris On Friday, October 16 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    In Simon Morris’ opinion, property investors might want to take note of the results of a new survey which showed that UK small businesses want flexible, “co-working” office space. Target market  Property investment is the same as any other industry. There’s one measure that investors must take to earn a significant profit. They must anticipate and cater to the needs of their target consumer. This is why commercial property investors should follow small business property...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, October 14 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , , ,

    New evidence has indicated to Simon Morris that extensive London property development schemes have turned the UK capital’s prime property market into the most successful in the world. London property development  London’s attracting more property development investors than ever before. At the moment developers are rushing to snap up land in the UK capital. With the announcement of the new London Riverside development deal, 99% of Greater London Authority land has been sold for...

  • By Simon Morris On Monday, October 12 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have indicated to property expert Simon Morris that house prices in England and Wales rose throughout September 2015. UK prices  It has become clear to experts such as Simon Morris that the UK housing market has been consistently racking up impressive growth volumes throughout 2015. The Office for National Statistics’ July 2015 House Price Index suggested that UK house prices advanced 5.2% in the 12 months to July 2015. When you remove London and the South East from the equation,...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, October 08 th, 2015 · no Comments · In , ,

    New figures have shown Simon Morris that student housing investment volumes are set to triple by the close of 2015, as investors come to realise the benefits of this lucrative asset class. Growing population  The UK’s student population has recorded impressive growth volumes in the past few decades. Figures quoted by the Economist show that the UK’s undergraduate population expanded 45%, to 1.8 million, from 1994 to 2012. London’s full-time student population is set to grow 50% in the...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, October 07 th, 2015 · no Comments · In

    London Mayor Boris Johnson recently announced the launch of a new property development in the East of the UK capital, Simon Morris has now learned. Regeneration of East End It’s widely known that the ‘East End’ of London used to be a run-down working class area with a weak property market. Current London Mayor Boris Johnson has made it his mission to regenerate East London, and today houses in certain parts of the East End e.g. Shoreditch, sell for hundreds of thousands of...

  • By Simon Morris On Wednesday, October 07 th, 2015 · no Comments · In ,

    New data from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has suggested to Simon Morris that the revenue accrued from Stamp Duty hit record heights during the previous financial year. Heavy tax Stamp Duty Land Tax is a levy the government applies to a property or land that sells for a certain price in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. I’ve made it clear here on the Simon Morris blog that Stamp Duty has had an effect on London property development. It’s making it harder for home owners in the prime...

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