Property

Consequences of Longer Tenancies!

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Most cultures have traditional rites of passage, which mark a young person’s transition to adulthood. One example is the Hamar of Ethiopia, and their bull-jumping. Many young people on the verge of adulthood in the UK endure bullshit-wading in order to earn the “privilege” of renting a home. Westminster is “consulting” on three-year tenancies as […]

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Death is the Exit Strategy!

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Over the past six weeks I’ve been discussing UK tax and property, and for the final instalment in the series, I want to consider death as an exit strategy and the implications of this from a tax point of view. It’s not uncommon for an investor to say that “death” is their exit strategy. This […]

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Holding Property in a Trust Fund

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Leaving a legacy for the children is often a main priority for property investors. Many earnest individuals tell me that they would like to structure their businesses in such a way so that they would, in effect, act as a trust fund. In an ideal scenario, they would like this trust fund to hold their […]

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Indepth look at the French Property Market.

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The majority of Rynda Group employees work in France and over the last 14 years the country has been a successful investment location for a range of our clients along the risk spectrum and across the breath of commercial and residential uses. However, all has not been well in the last two or three years. […]

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What’s the Future for Generation Rent?

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The Resolution Foundation’s depressing claim that one-third of millennials face renting their whole life has made headlines today. But the think tank’s report also contained the encouraging — and unsurprising — revelation that countries building plenty of homes have generally not seen huge price rises, despite low interest rates and a big banking sector. Perhaps […]

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Bridging the Generational Divide.

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The Government has shown in recent months that it is serious about tackling the lack of housing supply in the UK property market. From setting the target of building 300,000 homes every year to proposed reforms that encourage home extensions in built-up areas, Theresa May has put solving the housing crisis at the top of […]

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Homes in Britain Cost more than they need to?

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How can we end the housing crisis? Would a better planning system ensure more well-designed homes with local support where they are most wanted, over time making homes more affordable than they would otherwise be? Of course it would. When it comes to whether or not something should be done about Britain’s planning system, that […]