This week we’re discussing one of the most common ambitions of property investors: quitting their job and being full-time in property. It’s something a lot of people want to do…but what is the reality like?
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We’ve shared several similar resources in the past, but Homecheck is one of the best: a tool that brings together all kinds of different information about an area when you enter a postcode.
As well as crime, demographic and local council information, it also use useful guidance about environmental factors like flood risk. Well worth bookmarking as first port of call when investigating a property in a new area.
We’ve known for a while that the Bank of England wanted to get involved with regulating buy-to-let, and their first proposals were released this week. This Telegraph article has a good summary of the main points.
Maybe we’re just used to expecting the worst now, but it doesn’t seem as restrictive as it might have been – although we’ll have to wait and see what’s finally decided after the consultation period.
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