• Welcome to the Property Forum

    Welcome to the Property Forum

    Thank you for visiting our property investment community at The Property Forum. The Forum is popular among those looking to educate themselves about property investment and those who want to buy, sell & invest in property in the UK and overseas. You can now access an array of new property investment forums from here which

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  • New Scottish property tax deemed an operational success

    New Scottish property tax deemed an operational success

    The new Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) in Scotland replaced traditional stamp duty on property purchases from April 2015. This was a controversial tax because while helping those towards the lower end of the housing market, it shifted significant costs to those in the middle to higher end. Now we have data for a

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  • Would a soft London property market impact the rest of the UK?

    Would a soft London property market impact the rest of the UK?

    Many people talk about the London property market and the rest of the UK as “one market” when in reality this is certainly not the case. For those who have looked into the London property market, and indeed the economy of London, this is to all intents and purposes a property market within a property

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  • Can we learn from historic property market trends?

    Can we learn from historic property market trends?

    As we look back on previous property market trends it can be easy with hindsight to spot movements which could have been exploited for maximum gain. Seasonal movements, by far the easiest to spot, have seen lulls in winter and summer time. Elections have seen volatility ahead of the results and interest rate movements seem

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  • Is the UK property market bucking seasonal trend?

    Is the UK property market bucking seasonal trend?

    While it is dangerous to take one month’s figures in isolation there are signs that the UK property market is bucking the traditional winter trend. Historically the number of properties listed and sold in November falls fairly sharply as the industry effectively closes down for the winter period, opening up again in the New Year.

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  • Is London headed for a short-term rental property crisis?

    Is London headed for a short-term rental property crisis?

    Despite the doom and gloom surrounding the UK economy, Brexit, etc life goes on for those in London and around the rest of the UK. As the number of tourist visiting the UK continues to grow there is renewed demand for further rental accommodation. However, the London Assembly has stepped into an argument between letting

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  • Who will run Donald Trump’s sprawling property business?

    Who will run Donald Trump’s sprawling property business?

    As is often the case with Donald Trump, today’s announcement that the President-elect of the USA will exit his business operations was not followed by any real detail. The official headlines suggest that Donald Trump will step aside from his sprawling business empire, much of which is based on real estate, to concentrate on his

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