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Top tips for keeping your home cosy – without breaking the bank!
The weather is getting cold and dreich so it’s time to make sure that when you’re at home you’re kept cosy. Here are our top tips for students, and anyone else feeling a little bit chilly. •Exercise Moving keeps you warm, fact. So whether you prefer heading to the gym, hitting the gym for some […]
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Finding accommodation after Clearing
If you’ve just secured a University place through clearing, congratulations! Negotiating exams, waiting for results and finally accepting a place has no doubt all been tough, but you’re not quite ready for freshers week, yet. Unless you’re planning to stay at home while you study now you have to find somewhere new to stay while […]
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Have pension reforms got you asking how to invest in residential property?
April’s pension reforms mean that from the age of 55 onwards people have access to their entire pension pot, and this has led many more people than before to consider residential property investment as an option. The reforms remove the need to buy a traditional annuity and give access to more investment options. Savers can […]
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Student accommodation: Why Cairn are HMO licensing specialists
The term HMO is used frequently in the property investment market. As experts on HMO development we want to explain what HMO is, and understand why such a highly regulated sector continues to be popular for investors. Since 2000 in Scotland HMO properties have required an HMO license, which the landlord is responsible for gaining […]
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How to invest in property for your children, and pay no Capital Gains Tax
If you are interested in buying property for your child, but are concerned about the expense, there are ways to reduce costs. There is an opportunity to invest your money through a trust, rather than buying privately, which means you won’t be charged Capital Gains Tax when the property is sold. Legislation around CGT has undergone […]
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How to invest in property – Make Your Pension Work For You With Help From Cairn
Changes to the pension structure from April 2015 mean that pension holders will be free to access their pension pot. This allows greater flexibility for individuals and opens up a range investment opportunities including BTL investment. Mistoria Group research revealed that there was more than a 20% increase in ‘silver landlords’ buying student property last […]
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