• 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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  • How do property markets learn to adapt to changing environments?

    How do property markets learn to adapt to changing environments?

    As the US presidential elections continue to grab the headlines many analysts have been crunching data regarding the impact of individual political parties on economics and property markets. The ongoing campaigns to decide who will replace President Obama in the White House have seen some investors voicing their concerns about the short to medium term

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  • Have you looked at HMOs?

    Have you looked at HMOs?

    Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) have become extremely popular across the UK as a means of creating double-digit rental income and strong cash flow. The HMO market has expanded significantly over the last decade or so although the authorities are now introducing an array of regulations which have impacted net returns. There are many different

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  • How would your finances cope with an increase in UK base rates?

    How would your finances cope with an increase in UK base rates?

    Only last week the Bank of England suggested that UK base rates will not rise until at least August 2018 which was a relief to the UK property market. This delayed increase in UK base rates will ensure that loan rates remain relatively low for the foreseeable future. However, it is worth noting that as

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  • Would you buy a property without visiting the premises?

    Would you buy a property without visiting the premises?

    The world of real estate has changed dramatically over the last decade or so with the introduction of the Internet bringing together an array of information exchanges. It is now possible to literally check out any property anywhere in the world, compare and contrast with the local marketplace and decide yourself whether it offers value

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  • Edinburgh City Council looking at hotel tax

    Edinburgh City Council looking at hotel tax

    Investment in Scottish hotels is under scrutiny tonight with news that Edinburgh Council is looking to introduce a so-called “tourism tax” expected to raise around £15 million a year. The idea is to add between one pound and £4 per night on the cost of staying at hotels in the Edinburgh area. It seems as

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  • Has the Bank of England lost sight of the UK economy?

    Has the Bank of England lost sight of the UK economy?

    Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, could become the first to serve a full term without adjusting interest rates since Lord Thomas back in 1949. When you bear in mind that just a few months ago Mark Carney suggested it was “inevitable” that UK base rates would rise in the short term,

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