Insight, advice and top tips from Black Brick’s team of expert property consultants.
London’s property market is one of the busiest and most complex in the world, and Black Brick is expertly placed to help you navigate it. Read our market guides to better understand London’s dynamic property sector.
Without taking steps to protect your property during periods of vacancy you could be susceptible to burglary and malicious damage, as well as natural damage due to damp or leaks. In this guide we give tips on how to protect your vacant property from such instances.
Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is a complex area of taxation which can be often overlooked or misunderstood. In this guide we answer the most commonly asked questions on ATED.
The choice between leasehold and freehold property may seem like a no-brainer, but sometimes leasehold is the only option. Here’s what you need to know.
Capital Gains Tax is a significant concern for anyone who invests in property as an asset, rather than as a primary residence. Read our guide to learn more.
The London Property Market is complex and attracts some of the highest valuations in the UK across rental, owner-occupied and commercial property alike.
Buying a property is likely one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in your life – and it can also be the most frustrating and time-consuming. Master the buying process with top tips, insights and advice from our property specialists.
Unmodernised property has always been popular with investors, as it offers a way to buy prime real estate at a lower price. For those who are able to put in the work to renovate the property, this can unlock considerable gains on the resale market. The lower selling price of a typical unmodernised property – […]
Buying a second home to live in or rent out is a fantastic way to give yourself some permanent, private living space elsewhere in the UK, as well as an additional income stream from short-term lets when you’re not using the property. There are lots of reasons to consider buying a second property to rent […]
One in four property deals falls through amidst upset and recriminations. The pick of homes never makes it onto the property portals in the first place. And even the experts can’t agree about which direction London’s property market is headed in. There has surely never been a tougher time to buy a property in the […]
When you buy a listed property you are buying not just a home but a piece of British history. But these architectural beauty queens come with strings attached. Listed houses and flats possess plenty of character, style, and period charm. But there are costs attached to their ownership, and you are going to need to […]
Fractional ownership of real estate is a way for multiple buyers to share the cost, risk and capital gains of property ownership, while receiving their fair share of usage rights over the property. Importantly, it’s not the same as a typical timeshare arrangement: In a timeshare, the purchaser (usually) pays for the right to use […]
Many of us dream of becoming landowners and a country estate is a great way to get some space both inside and outside your house. But a large estate is a big commitment. In this Buyers’ Guide we will look at some of the factors to consider before buying a country estate, as well as […]
London’s property market can be an attractive, reliable and highly profitable investment, but it’s also intimidating to even the most seasoned investors. Read our Investors’ Guides for expert insight into when, where and in what to invest.
In this ultimate guide to renovating a property we cover the pro’s and con’s to property renovation, the risks involved and how best to add value to your investment.
Renting out property can be a secure and potentially lucrative investment, but it comes with a number of time-consuming and costly responsibilities.
If you’re buying an investment property, one of the key decisions to make is whether to choose a new-build home or a ‘period property’.
Prime rental property investment can take many forms, so knowing where to invest money can maximise your rental yields in an ever-changing market.