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The Investment Property Market

The Investment Property Market

We find ourselves writing in September a residential property forecast for the East Midlands. Talk about unknown unknowns and how difficult it is to make predictions or indeed plans, for the residential market, the investment market or indeed any market! Who knows what will happen or where we will be in 6 months time. We […]

Some thoughts on the 2017 Autumn Budget:

Some thoughts on the 2017 Autumn Budget:

The Chancellor delivered his Autumn 2017 Budget against a backdrop of no overall Government majority, party disunity and a recent marked slowdown in economic growth. So not much room for drama! Most commentators seem to think it was a cautious Budget. Below, we summarise the key highlights from a property perspective; Stamp Duty: With immediate […]

Architects rejoice as MPs clampdown on pub-to-shop conversions!

Architects rejoice as MPs clampdown on pub-to-shop conversions!

Osprey Property News isn’t just about local area news, it’s also about the property industry and even the national (and sometimes global) economy. We want to ensure our ‘news room’ is giving you all of the latest property news and updates that COULD affect you in buying/selling your own property or building your investment portfolio. […]

Landlords- Feeling bruised? Don’t worry.

Landlords- Feeling bruised? Don’t worry.

Straight from the desk of one of our directors Rob Brown: You may be feeling some what battered and bruised as a Landlord in England after the Chancellor seems to have intentions to bash up landlords, and there are a number of sticks that have been deployed to execute this beating; Any increased fee to […]

1st Quarter Down- 2017 Predictions Update

1st Quarter Down- 2017 Predictions Update

Straight from the desk of one of our Directors Rob Brown:  As you may have read recently, every year we come out with our predictions for the residential property market. On the whole, these are pretty good and are well received by our clients. Predictions are becoming horribly hard to make in this increasingly volatile […]

Property Market Update: Investors migrate north from London

Property Market Update: Investors migrate north from London

From the laptop of one of Osprey Sales & Letting’s Directors: Rob Brown Buy-to-let landlords are increasingly looking to move out of central London to more affordable areas where higher yielding property investments are available, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA). The move follows a fall in rental demand in central London, which largely […]

The Budget 2017 – How it affects you

The Budget 2017 – How it affects you

There was no shock or horror for landlords in yesterday’s Budget. Many were disappointed that stamp duty rates were not revised down, or tinkered with so that first time buyers were exempted; no such luck. However, we think more importantly there was a stop to the tax increases and punishment of private sector landlords. So […]

The go to destination for buy to let investments?

The go to destination for buy to let investments?

This blog comes straight from the laptop of Rob Brown- one of the Directors at Osprey Sales & Lettings: East Midlands and East of England: In the past this has been our favoured recommendation for buy to let investment and, given the recent housing market performance this has been correct. Going forward, there is even […]