Below are blog posts by Lucy Gaskell

Trusts and Inheritance Tax

Lucy Gaskell / February 27, 2019

If you’ve worked hard at setting up a successful property investment business over the last decade or so, then the last thing you’ll want is for a huge chunk of it to go to HMRC in the event of your death. Therefore, today's blog will explain why using a property trust may be the more beneficial option for you.


Financial Advisers - What Do They Do?

Lucy Gaskell / January 22, 2019

A financial adviser aims to make sure you invest your money to suit your lifestyle plan. He or she can help you better understand your finances and suggest different financial products to match both your short and long-term targets. In doing so, they can help you draw up a lifetime financial plan. This blog will look further at what financial advisers do, especially in terms of the property market.


Pros and Cons of different company structures in property

Lucy Gaskell / December 28, 2018

When it comes to deciding the type of structure you would prefer for your property business, then of course, you need to go through the pros and cons of each. Even if you’re thinking of remaining a sole trader. For the purpose of this article, we’re looking at three main types of structure: a sole trader, a limited company and a Limited Liability Partnership (LLB) plus we’ll also look at how tax applies to each.


Why Relationships with Local Estate Agents are Invaluable

Lucy Gaskell / December 13, 2018

The better your relationship with an estate agent, the more you’ll learn about properties and why they’re on the market in the first place. This could give you more of an idea about a realistic price to offer. For instance, it could be that a business has gone under and the owner is looking for a quick sale, or the vendor has relocated and wants the property off their hands ASAP. Having this type of information at your fingertips could prove invaluable.


A Guide to HMO Licences

Lucy Gaskell / August 24, 2018

A HMO - or a House in Multiple Occupation - has for some time now been one of the biggest earners for property investors - simply because you have more tenants and therefore more rental income coming in each month. This blog acts as guide regarding all things HMO to help you invest more effectively in the future.


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