BTL Landlords are Abandoning London for Better Returns in the North West

Increasing numbers of London-based landlords are abandoning investments in the capital and are instead looking to the north for better returns, according to recent research from Hampton’s International. The number of London landlords investing in the capital has fallen 31% since 2010, while London investors buying in the North and the Midlands has risen by…

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In Profile: Mish Liyanage

Mish Liyanage has extensive property and financial management experience and is a successful landlord and investor. He founded Mistoria Investments and MCC Accountants back in 2009 and developed it into The Mistoria Group. Mistoria specialises in Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) mainly catering to the student and professional market and is currently the largest provider for student accommodation in Salford and…

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Liverpool Tops Buy-To-Let Hotspots

Liverpool continues to top buy-to-let hotspots with yields in excess of 10%, according to research by TotallyMoney. Liverpool’s L1 city centre postcode tops the buy-to-let yield table with a potential 10% return on investment and a current asking price of around £90,000. This area includes the central retail area (including Liverpool One), the commercial district…

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Could Covid-19 and New Government Reforms Spell the End of The Student Property Market?

BTL landlords specialising in student accommodation are facing huge challenges with increased Government legislation and the impact of Covid-19 on occupancy, according to the Mistoria Group, high yielding student buy-to-let investment specialists. Student landlords could see a huge drop in demand for accommodation when the next academic year starts, if universities continue with online-only teaching,…

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Demand for Airbnb Nosedives During the UK Lockdown

During the lockdown, demand for Airbnb accommodation has nosedived, with figures* showing that rental listings have surged across UK cities, with London seeing an average 112% increase in available properties, compared with the same period last year. (*Source: OpenRent March 2020). One and two bedroomed properties witnessed the largest leap is listings, 132% and 105%…

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PRESS ARTICLE: Surge in Student Property Investment in the UK

Recent research shows that investment in student property has surged in the UK and across Europe year-on-year, as investors increasingly shift towards alternative sectors that offer income stability even in an economic downturn. According to Savills’, exceptionally strong investment activity was recorded in the UK, up 84% year-on-year to £5.5bn (€6.2bn). Savills also forecasts that…

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PRESS ARTICLE: Rent Prices Surge in North West

Newly released data from The Mistoria Group has revealed that that rent prices in the cities and towns in the Northern Powerhouse have risen by an average of 17%, with rental cash yields of 9% in Salford, 7% in Liverpool and Bolton. This follows figures released by Homelet that show that rents in the North…

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How To Have an Excellent Reputation as a Landlord

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The news is filled with stories of terrible landlords who have not protected their tenants and have been handed hefty fines as a result. But if you let out an HMO property to students, reputation is everything. Students will tell their friends about the service they have received in your property, so the way you…

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Student Property Investment in 7 Steps

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Before you begin investing in the highly lucrative student property market, there are seven key issues you need to consider. In this blog post, we’ll reveal what they are, as well as explaining why we think Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) make more secure investments than so-called ‘student pods’ (PBSA).  Step 1: Cost Per Metre…

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2020 BTL Legislation Changes

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It sometimes feels like the changes the Government makes to BTL (buy-to-let) laws are never ending. 2020 will be no different; a number of new pieces of legislation are set to be introduced in April, which will drastically alter the way landlords and investors operate. In this blog post, we’ll highlight some of the biggest…

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