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Below are blog posts by Abid Mirza

Top Offline Methods to Research the UK Property Market from Overseas

Abid Mirza / February 14, 2019

It seems like everything is online these days. Most of us turn to Google whenever we want to know something. And yes, the internet is great for instant access to knowledge, but there is still value in offline resources when it comes to property as today's blog will explain.

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Depreciation and How it Impacts your Property Business

Abid Mirza / December 25, 2018

The term ‘depreciation’ as it relates to property (particularly buy to let investments) can be looked at in two ways. These are (1) depreciation of non-fixed goods in a fully furnished rental apartment or house, and (2) capital depreciation (i.e. if the capital value of the property falls). The latter is unusual, although it is occurring in certain areas of London right now, and southern regions, if looked at in a year-on-year context. This blog will look further into depreciation and how it impacts your business.

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Capital Gains Tax in Property

Abid Mirza / December 20, 2018

When you sell a property that isn’t your home, then any profit you make on its sale is liable for Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is the difference between what you sold the property for and what it originally cost. It means that the tax will apply to any buy to let properties that aren’t your main residence, a commercial premise or a property you have inherited. It also applies to land. This blog will look further into capital gains tax.

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Why Invest in Rugby

Abid Mirza / November 28, 2018

Ideally located, and a mere hour away from London on the train and just 30 minutes from Birmingham, Rugby in the West Midlands is ideal commuting territory.

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Different Types of Property Valuation

Abid Mirza / October 11, 2018

How do you know if the property you plan on buying is actually worth what you’re about to pay for it? By the same token, are you giving away your current bricks and mortar investment for a steal? Property valuation isn’t an exact science.

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