Property Knowledge Zone

Investment Property Partners “Property Knowledge” zone is our information and resource area developed specifically for property investors, property developers, wealth managers, and finance and investment professionals.

Our property knowledge zone brings together a comprehensive series of helpful property investment guides, articles and other resources written specifically for the real estate and property investment community. Additionally, our property investment specialists have also developed a comprehensive series of insightful, hands-on property training courses and practical workshops covering key aspects of property investment, property management and real estate development.

The specialist subjects covered in our knowledge zone include construction and property development; property finance, asset valuation and tax; issues affecting landlords and day-to-day property management; property investment, legal issues associated with the ownership of real property assets, regulatory compliance, and free online property investment calculators and more.

Property Knowledge Zone…

Commercial property investment

Commercial Property Investment – Guide to Investing in UK Commercial Properties

If you are a property investor considering commercial property investment opportunities in one of the more traditional real estate asset classes of offices, retail, leisure or industrial property then our guide to investing in UK commercial property is certainly a good starting point.

The global financial crisis that started way back in autumn 2008 has left many investors still questioning just how beneficial investing in commercial property is with many still hesitant to put their money into commercial real estate assets.

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Manchester property investment

Manchester Property Investment – Buying Investment Property in Manchester

If you are considering investing in residential buy to let, student property, or even commercial property then taking a more detailed look at Manchester property investment opportunities and what the wider Salford and Greater Manchester metropolitan areas have to offer could be just what you’ve been searching for.

If you are unfamiliar with the city itself and wider region, the city of Manchester is one of the northern economic powerhouses with historic roots set in the industrial revolution. Located in North-West England it is one of the largest English cities with a population of over 500,000. The metropolitan county of Greater Manchester is the UK’s second largest urban area, with a population of over 2.5 million people.

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Gross development value

Gross Development Value (GDV) – Property Developers Guide to Financial Appraisals

Gross development value, or GDV as it is commonly known in property circles, is an important valuation metric that all investors and property developers need to be familiar with when building their project and financial appraisals. The gross development value of a property investment project can be calculated to give a near accurate figure of what that property or real estate development project may be worth on the open market once all development works have been completed.

Gross development value is an essential tool for any real estate investor or property developer as it forms a key component in the development appraisal process.

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Buying land for development or investment

Buying Land for Development or Investment

With a saturated UK housing market, it is hardly surprising that many Britons are turning their attention to buying land. If you are considering buying land for development, self-build or investment purposes then our guide, written for property developers and investors could give you a head start to steer you in the right direction, and help you to avoid some of the pitfalls that beset many an investor.

The trend for buying land is attracting all sorts of people, from first time buyers that cannot get on the property ladder and aren’t afraid to self-build, as well as more astute property investors and developers who are keen to reap the rewards of redeveloping an existing property or build anew.

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Parry's valuation and investment tables

Parry’s Valuation & Investment Tables for Property Investment Appraisals & Valuations

Richard Parry’s Valuation and Investment Tables were first published in 1913 and they have now become a must-have calculation tool for students, surveyors, property professionals, investors and real estate developers involved in property valuation, development and investment appraisal techniques.

Parry’s valuation and investment tables are used extensively throughout the professional property and real estate investment sectors and form an essential tool that no serious property investor should be without.

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Forestry investment and investing in commercial woodlands

Forestry Investment – Investing in Commercial Woodlands

For many property and land investors investing in commercial woodlands and forests is becoming more popular by the day. The concept around forestry investment is not new but attracts significant investor interest because it is considered to be one of the most tax efficient ways to invest in land in the United Kingdom.

The UK is known for its lush greenery, rolling hills, and vast forests and woodland areas, and it is this that makes our great country stand out from the crowd.

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Buying property in Florida USA

Buying Property in Florida USA – American Property Buyers Guide

If are considering investing in overseas property or simply searching for that dream holiday home abroad then buying property in Florida, USA could be just what you have been looking for. Florida is a state situated in the far south east of the United States, located on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida and as such it boasts one of the longest coastlines of any US state.

Florida is an incredibly popular location that is the number one US destination for many British tourists, not to mention the tens of millions of Americans, Japanese and other Europeans who visit annually.

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Tenancy agreements - Beginners guide for landlords

Tenancy Agreements – Beginners Guide for Landlords & Property Investors

Tenancy agreements are an essential component in the life of any buy-to-let landlord or property investor… or at least they should be. If you are a landlord or you rent residential property to tenants then it’s important that you are familiar with the basics of tenancy agreements, how they operate and how they work to protect the rights of both landlords and tenants.

Investment Property Partners beginners guide for landlords and property investors covers the most of the basics of tenancy agreements, what information should be included in an agreement, tenant deposits, the rights of both landlords and tenants, and how to end a tenancy.

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Student property investment

Student Property Investment – Investing in Student Accommodation

If you are an active property investor reviewing the different types of investment available in the property and real estate investment arena then you may have already come across student property investment opportunities. If you haven’t then now might be a good time to take a more detailed look at what student accommodation has to offer property investors.

Every year, thousands of young people from all over the United Kingdom leave the family nest and head for university. Despite the rapidly rising cost of study, the number of youngsters going on to further education is set to continue to grow. Additionally, the number of international students coming to the UK to study is due to increase by 10% over the next decade.

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Planning permission, property developers guide to planning applications

Planning Permission – Property Developers Guide to Planning Applications

If you are an experienced investor or property developer then you’ll be all too familiar with the processes involved in getting planning permission and the rules and regulations set-out in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Obtaining planning permission or planning consent as it is sometimes called is required if you want to build on land, make substantial changes to a properties structure, appearance or the use to which that property it is put.

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