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Simon Dooner is a director and property investment specialist at Investment Property Partnership
Simon Dooner is a director and property investment specialist at Investment Property Partnership

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Buying Retail Property & Shops | Property Investment Guide

Many would say that investing in property takes a lot of “bottle”, a bit of luck and requires an element of risk. But whoever got anywhere without all three?

Before buying into any property investment, however, whether it be residential or commercial, you should understand that to be successful you have to carefully budget, do your homework and thoroughly assess the risks involved... more
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Quantity Surveyors | Professional Construction Cost Advice

Property investment and development are complicated areas, and ones in which the advice of professionals is often invaluable if you are to avoid making serious and costly mistakes.

There are a range of professional advisors covering many different specialist property, planning, construction, legal and financial subjects that any aspiring property investor or developer should be aware of, even if you choose not to call on their expertise.

In this short article we consider the role of the quantity surveyor, sometimes referred to as the accountants of the construction sector... more
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Commercial Property Valuation | The Contractors Method of Valuation

Also known as summation, the contractors' method of valuation is not as well known as some of the other commercial property valuation methods that are commonly used to determine property values.
In fact, not many people knew that there was even such a thing as a contractor valuation approach. There is, though, and it can be particularly helpful under certain scenarios.

Generally, however, the most common commercial property valuation techniques include the comparison method, the residual and profit technique, and the investment method; with most of these used to help property investors calculate commercial property values prior to a purchase, investment appraisal or similar activity... more
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Property Investment in Sheffield

One of the main factors which make Sheffield such a good place for property investment is the presence within the city of two of the UK’s largest universities, and there is also one of the biggest education colleges in Britain close at hand.

This all means that Sheffield has a youthful population throughout the year and there is consequently excellent demand for good quality, rented student accommodation... more
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Parry’s Valuation and Investment Tables for Property Investment Appraisals

Richard Parry’s Valuation and Investment Tables were first published in 1913 and they have now become a must-have calculation tool for students, property professionals, investors and developers involved in property valuation and development appraisal techniques.

Parry’s Valuation and Investment Tables are used extensively throughout the professional property and investment sectors and form an essential tool that no serious property investor should be without... more
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Increasing the Value of Buy to Let Residential Property

Increasing the value of residential property surely has to be the top priority, not just for investors, but also for home owners. From a buy-to-let investor's point of view, wishing to eventually let your property out to tenants, it is important to research your target and to really get to understand what your potential tenants will be looking for when they choose their ideal rental property.... more
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Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) - Applying for a Licence

In order for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) to be let out, property owners and landlords may often find that they need a formal licence to do so. However, if you own a large HMO which has three or more storeys and five or more tenants forming more than one “family household” you must ensure you have a licence in place as in these instances it is essential... more
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Selling Property at Auction | Property Auction Guide for Investors

When it comes to property auctions, most prospective investors will be aware of the basics of buying a property in this way, but not all of us understand what goes on when you decide to sell a property at auction. This could be about to change, however, as more and more property investors are recognising the advantages of making a quick sale using this highly effective sales platform... more
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Managing Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) | Guide for Landlords & Property Investors

As well as maintaining Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and meeting the relevant and required standards, HMO landlords also have a duty to their tenants.

In this respect HMO landlords are no different to landlords who own and look after normal buy-to-let residential properties... more
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Housing Health and Safety Rating Systems (HHSRS) for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

As the owner and landlord of a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) it is extremely important that good standards are maintained throughout the entire rental term. This is because, by law, your local authority has to run checks on your property every five years and your compliance with their findings is essential... more
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