CapEx UK Property Investment Blog And Press
What Is An Online Property Auction and How Do They Work?
When we decide to invest in UK property and we think of a property auction, we probably imagine a room full of investors with an auctioneer up front – hammer in hand – spouting numbers at record speeds. These days, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Nowadays, property auctions are available ...Read More
What Are Bridging Loans and What Are They Used For?
A Bridging Loan Should Be Viewed As A Short Term Financial Solution Home buyers in London who are seeking solutions to their short-term financial issues may have heard about bridging loans but may not know what they are. Fortunately, our expert team at CapEx Properties is on hand to give you all th...Read More
Beware Of Social Media Scams in The London Lettings Market
1. How Do I Know I’m Dealing With A Reputable Lettings Agent? You may have read in the news that rental scams that involve fake lettings agents and bogus landlords have unfortunately been on the increase in recent years. If you’re trying to find an apartment london to rent it’s important to be awar...Read More
What Are House Buying Searches?
If you've purchased UK property before you might already know this, but for foreign buyers of UK property, one of the first steps to buying a house after your offer has been accepted is to order searches on the property. If you’re not sure what house buying searches are, we’ll explain in this artic...Read More
Residential Property Sellers And Capital Gains Tax
If you’re selling a property in England , you may have heard about Capital Gains Tax and may be wondering whether or not you’re liable to pay it. As experts in property, our team at CapEx Properties are on hand to give you all the guidance and information you need. Capital Gains Tax – An Overvie...Read More
What Can Delay Completion On My Property Purchase?
There Are Several Reasons Why The Process Of Exchanging Contracts Could Be Held Up For those buying property in uk, the process can be a stressful one, especially if they’re worried about their completion being delayed. There are several reasons why the process of exchanging contracts could be held...Read More
The Benefits of Owning a Buy to Let Property in the UK
Owning a buy to let when you invest in UK property and renting it out can be very rewarding. It can be a way of having a regular income coming in, together with actually owning something that should increase in value over time. If you have a London property investment and are considering renting it...Read More
How Long Does it Take to Exchange Contracts on a House?
Exchanging contracts when you buy property in UK as a foreigner is a significant milestone in the homebuying process, and along with completion, it’s the most exciting event for new homeowners. The exchange of contracts is the point at which the buyer is legally obliged to purchase the property fro...Read More
Different Types Of Surveys When Buying A Property In London
Sometimes The Various Home Survey Options Can Be Confusing If you’re purchasing a property in the UK, you’ll almost certainly have received a recommendation to carry out a survey on your desired new home. However, if you’re a first-time buyer, (or even if you haven’t purchased a home for some time)...Read More
Where to buy Investment Property in the UK
How Should I Know Where To Buy An Investment Property In The UK A UK property investment is one of the best decisions a property buyer can make. With high returns on investment and high rental demand, investing in UK property from overseas may seem a difficult objective to achieve, but it doesn’t h...Read More
5 Immediate Things To Attend To After Your Offer Is Accepted
So, you’ve found the home of your dreams and your offer has just been accepted. Congratulations! Your journey to owning your new home has officially begun. If you’re wondering what happens next, here are five immediate things you need to do after your offer has been accepted to get things moving. P...Read More
A Landlord’s Guide To The “Covenant Of Quiet Enjoyment”
What Is Meant By The Term “Covenant Of Quiet Enjoyment” When it comes to rules and regulations, there’s a lot that landlords in the UK need to keep in mind, and it isn’t surprising that here at CapEx Properties, we often encounter some confusion, especially when it comes to their right to access th...Read More
What Is Money Laundering (AML) Check When Buying UK Property
AML Checks Are Extremely Important! When you’re buying a property in the UK , you may be surprised to discover that you have to prove you aren’t laundering money when you buy. Yet, these checks are extremely important, and they are a key part of the purchasing process. Here, the CapEx Properties t...Read More
Is Mould In A Rental Property The Landlord’s Responsibility?
Parties Blaming Each Other Can End Up Taking Priority Over Resolving The Problem Over the past couple of decades, rental accommodation in London has greatly improved, however mould is still an issue plaguing both landlords and tenants alike. One of the biggest problems is that responsibility for pr...Read More
Letting Agent Talk: Let Agreed/LET STC – What Does It Mean?
If you’re a new prospective tenant in London, searching for your new London home, you may be wondering what the term “Let Agreed” really means and how it affects you. While it may appear self-explanatory, does it mean that particular property isn’t available any longer, does it mean the tenancy is l...Read More
Right to Rent Regulations for England's Landlords and Agents
As of 6th of April 2022 new laws were introduced in England that affect landlords and subsequently any prospective tenants seeking to rent residential properties in England. If you’re a residential landlord in England, you need to be versed in the new Right to Rent changes in order to avoid being f...Read More
How Much Can My Landlord Increase My Rent By Yearly
If you’re a tenant in London, you’re probably already feeling the bite due to the cost of living crisis. So, the prospect of facing a rent increase is the last thing you want to think about. Unfortunately, rent increases are a fact of life. So, here, we take a look at how much your landlord is allow...Read More
Our Top 10 Tips for Finding the Perfect Rental Property in London
Renting is definitely having its moment, with the number of households living in the private rented sector continually increasing. In fact, an estimated one fifth of the UK population now live in rented accommodation. Some may claim that this is because UK families have been priced out of the buyin...Read More
How to Pass a Tenant Referencing Check in United Kingdom
Finding your dream rental is usually the easiest and most enjoyable part of moving. But writing your rental application and undergoing tenant referencing isn’t quite as much fun. Unfortunately, it’s all part of the process. If you’re wondering what a letting agent checks during tenant referencing, ...Read More
Avoid Common Mistakes on Your UK Property Investment Journey
Avoid Common Mistakes on Your UK Property Investment Journey There are several different residential property sectors that one can invest in when considering buy-to-let property in the UK, primarily being off-plan developments (not yet built), new builds (built in the last 2 years), student accommo...Read More
Residential resale property buying process - England & Wales
The Residential resale property buying process in England & Wales 1. Set the budget Decide how much you want to spend and try to stick as closely as possible to that figure. Always remember to factor in the acquisition costs, like SDLT, legal fees, mortgage costs (if applicable) and agent’s co...Read More
A glance at UK Residential Property Investment
A glance at UK Residential Property Investment 1. Undersupply The UK housing market is in a constant state of undersupply. 340 000 new homes are required, annually, and the UK’s best year to date, yielded 270 000 new homes. This constant state of undersupply means that there’s a solid demand for p...Read More
Is Owning a Buy-to-let a Worthwhile Investment in the UK?
Buy-to-let ("BtL") properties in the UK has always been a great investment vehicle when you consider the low bank interest rate on credit bank balances. Up until a few years ago it seemed that almost everyone wanted to become an investor in real estate and own a property to let. Demand was strong an...Read More
Is Real Estate Investing a Viable Option to Grow Wealth?
It is often said that 90% of the world's millionaires have accumulated their fortunes by investing in real estate. Indeed, over time, buying or investing in property in London has proven to be one of the most reliable wealth-building options. Having a home or buy-to-let property in London is recogni...Read More
Where Can I Invest in a Buy-to-let Property in the UK?
As most people know, investing in real estate can be a major wealth creator. Many people simply buy their own homes and watch its capital value increase over time. Others, once they have bought their own home, decide to buy another property to enjoy the benefit of rental income and, hopefully, incr...Read More
A Definitive Guide to Private Property Investments
The demand for housing is on the rise as never before due to the increasing population. If the population keeps proliferating at such a pace, then by 2026, it might rise beyond the mark of 70 million, as reported by the Office for National Statistics. Apparently, people need some place to take shel...Read More
Save money when buying a UK property
Understanding property values in any market, can be a complex task, especially in a market that’s new to you. There are so many factors to take into consideration and many people don’t know where to start. This article provides some tips for those wishing to purchase a new property in the UK and wan...Read More
#RealEstate - Ep 18 - Sectional Titles Properties - Part 1
Our director was interviewed in an episode of Business Day TV in South Africa, regarding Real Estate in Johannesburg's affluent suburb of Sandton. (Fast forward in 2.41 mins) Read More...Read More
Sandton penthouse goes to market for R50 million
High net worth individuals still looking to buy and sell in Sandton city centre. Read More...Read More
Pam Golding launches new commercial broking service
PGP property agent Wayne Venter will be heading up the new commercial service. Read More...Read More
Sandton apartment on sale for record R60m
Johannesburg - A penthouse in the Regent building in Morningside is the highest-priced apartment ever to go on the market in Gauteng, surpassing the R35m paid for a property in 2009 . Read More...Read More
Tips for South Africans moving to the UK | CapEx Properties
So, you’ve finally decided to move to the UK and your visa is in the process of being approved and you're expecting it to come through in the next month or so and now it's time to start planning what to do, once you arrive in the UK. It can be a daunting and expensive process, if you’re doing it for...Read More