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FRIDAY FAQ: How much Council Tax do you pay on an empty property?

Every Friday we aim to post an answer to a FAQ about mortgages, tax, investments, money matters, business or retirement. You can have your say too. Send an email with your FAQ to

What does 2018 have in store for us financially? 

During his Autumn Budget Statement, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond delivered some worrying news. The Office for Budget Responsibility reduced the economic growth forecast for 2017 from 2% to 1.5%. Moving into 2018, it doesn’t look much better. Should we be worried and how can we prepare?

Is it time to downsize?

Do you find yourself in the position where your children have grown up and have moved out? If so, have you thought about downsizing? There can be some distinct financial advantages to living in a smaller property, which may enable you to use the money for better causes in your retirement.

Why you may need power of attorney 

According to HMRC, a lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document where you the donor, point one or more people (known as attorney’s) to help you make decisions or make decisions on your behalf. Granting power of attorney to someone is something that is often associated with elderly people. However, we could be inflicted […]

Can the buy-to-let market recover? 

Investing in buy-to-let properties has been considered as a solid investment plan. Tax and regulatory changes that have been introduced over the last couple of years has led some landlords to question the viability of buy-to-let properties.  In this article, we look at the factors that have caused this change and ask if the buy-to-let […]

A 35-year mortgage could cost you more 

As an established medical or dental professional, you may be ready to invest your money in property, but feel that the high property prices are preventing you from doing so. In this article, we discuss why longer term mortgages offered by some lenders may not be the best solution for professionals looking to get on, or progress, […]

Leasehold scandal could mean ban for new builds

Leasehold property is popular in England, particularly in inner cities, which are densely populated with apartment blocks. However, in recent months it has come to light that property developers are writing in sneaky clauses to contracts allowing ground rent to rise exponentially, sometimes in excess of £10,000 per year! Subsequently, could this be the end […]

Tips to sell your home this summer

In the last few years, house prices have been rising at an unprecedented rate, often outstripping the rise in wages. However, according to figures released by Nationwide, house prices have been falling for the last three consecutive months. Your house is probably the biggest asset you own, so when it comes to selling it you […]

3 Tax Misunderstandings About Property Investment

The idea of being a property investor excites a wide range of people, whether that is property investment on a full time scale or just something to prop-up the retirement plan. After all, property investment can be a lucrative way to end up with a mortgage-free property to then reap the future benefits of sale […]

Property Price Update – June

Tracking property prices is an area of interest for many doctors and dentists. Particularly this year as, with political and economic instability, concerns of a property market crash means home owners and investors are cautious with their decisions. Our monthly Property Price Update gives you a summary of what the experts in the market are […]

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