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Global traveller numbers hit over 1 billion on a yearly basis meaning a 6th of the world's population are potentially looking for hotel accommodation. With this in mind investing in hotels has been a wise move by savvy investors for a long time. It is a known well fact that if you try to book a hotel room within days of travelling you will most likely fall into troubles as hotels are often fully booked, especially in parts of the UK.

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Hotel Investments VS Purpose-Built Student Accommodation And Why Hotel Rooms Are Becoming The More Lucrative Investment

Why Hotel Rooms Are Becoming The More Lucrative Investment Tougher tax regimes, stamp duty surcharges and stricter regulatory requirements for landlords mean the erstwhile honeypot of the property investment game, i.e. traditional residential buy-to-let investments, are slowly making way for alternative commercial property investments, such as hotel room investments and […]

Staycation: The Perfect Time To Invest In The Hotel Sector

What is a Staycation? The English dictionary defines the word ‘staycation’ as, “A holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.” The term staycation came about because an increasing number of Brits are favouring staying within the […]

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Hotel Investments VS Purpose-Built Student Accommodation And Why Hotel Rooms Are Becoming The More Lucrative Investment

Why Hotel Rooms Are Becoming The More Lucrative Investment Tougher tax regimes, stamp duty surcharges and stricter regulatory requirements for landlords mean the erstwhile honeypot of the property investment game, i.e. traditional residential buy-to-let investments, are slowly making way for alternative commercial property investments, such as hotel room investments and […]




Staycation: The Perfect Time To Invest In The Hotel Sector

What is a Staycation? The English dictionary defines the word ‘staycation’ as, “A holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.” The term staycation came about because an increasing number of Brits are favouring staying within the […]




Why Now is the Best Time to Invest in UK Hotels

The Rise of The ‘Staycation’ According to the travel marketing group, Sojern, UK staycations have soared amongst British travellers due to effects of the weaker pound and continued Brexit-related uncertainty. Adam Ewart from Send My Bag explained that the popularity of taking vacations within the UK during the summer months […]




Exit Strategies: Breaking Down The Buy Back

Some of our investments feature a buy back option in the contract. First-time investors may not know what it is, but many investors in fully-managed properties who are familiar with the buy-back see the option as gold dust. Request a callback from one of our property investment experts and ask […]




UK Property News – May 2018 Summary

We can see that in May the property market has picked up a bit of steam. The slight drops in April are now levelling out and it is yet another month of great investing climate. Read our April news roundup if you want a reminder of the market in April.




UK Property News – April 2018 Summary

UK Property News – April 2018 Summary It’s that time again – a recap of last month’s UK property investment news. April was not a bad month for the property investment sector. Even with the government’s mortgage interest tax relief changes that cut landlord profits at the start of the […]




The Ultimate Buy-To-Let Guide For Savvy Investors

The Ultimate Buy-To-Let Guide For Savvy Investors The team at Sterling Woodrow believe that keeping our clients well-informed is the key to a profitable and successful investment. That is why, in our buy-to-let guide, we strongly recommend that clients should opt for a fully-managed property investment rather than becoming a […]




UK Property News – March 2018 Summary

UK Property News – March 2018 Summary The month of March has been a fairly quiet one compared to the recent norm of the UK’s volatile yet buoyant property market. While the UK property market and it’s investors have continued to remain resilient to the ongoing government changes and the […]




UK Property News – January/February 2018 Summary

UK Property News – January/February 2018 Summary 2017 was an eventful year for the UK property market and in that time there was a lot of new legislative changes in the property investment industry that has elevated apprehension for many people already in the game and many others who want […]




Why Glasgow Is An Excellent Buy-To-Let Student Accommodation Investment Hotspot

Why Glasgow Is An Excellent Buy-To-Let Student Accommodation Investment Hotspot Many people will certainly think of London and Manchester when the words, ‘buy-to-let student accommodation’ are mentioned. Whilst these areas are prevalent in the student accommodation investment sector, they have become over-saturated with student developments. That means that students will […]




Buying An Investment Property To Get The Highest Returns

Buying An Investment Property To Get The Highest Returns Property investment has been a strong investment asset class for decades, in most cases outperforming many other mainstream forms of investment. The process for buying an investment property has changed a lot over the years simply because the market is always […]




Why Buy Student Accommodation As An Investment?

Why Buy Student Accommodation As An Investment? Student accommodation investments have been amongst the most popular types of property investments in the United Kingdom over the last 5 years. The rise in popularity and profitability of this asset class are indicative of the changes that have taken place in the […]




EU Students Accepted To UK Universities Second Highest On Record, Whilst Non-EU Overseas Students Coming To Study In UK Has Never Been Higher

EU Students Accepted To UK Universities Second Highest on Record, Whilst Non-EU Overseas Students Coming to Study in UK Has Never Been Higher As we have reported on many occasions on this blog the student property investment sector has been the top performing investment for many years, buoyed by ever-increasing […]




Hotels Are Good Investments For Property Investment Beginners And First-Time Buyers

Hotels Are Good Investments for Property Investment Beginners and First-Time Buyers Hotel investments are a specialist property investment strategy that falls under the commercial property sector. They are slightly different from the traditional buy-to-let property investments because they aren’t exactly ‘residential’. As a result, hotel investments do not attract stamp […]




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Care Home Investment – Risks And Rewards

Care Home Investment UK – The Risks and Rewards Care Home Investment – All around the world the median age of populations is increasing. In more developed and affluent countries such as the US, western Europe, Japan and South Korea the numbers of elderly residents and retirees living longer have […]




Why Are Care Homes Good Property Investments?

Why Are Care Homes Good Property Investments? Care home property investments are one of the quickest growing sectors in the property investment world. Due to a growing and ageing population, the demand for UK care homes is estimated to increase by a significant 60% between now and the year 2023. […]




The Benefits of Investing in Student Accommodation

The Benefits of Investing in Student Accommodation Purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) is an investment sector that is developing into a wealth-building strategy that outperforms many other types of property investment within the UK. It is an investment strategy that is certainly worth a closer look whether you are a […]




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Student Accommodation Investments

Student Accommodation Investments Are They Right For You? Student Accommodation Investment – If you are an experienced property investor or even if you’re just starting out then you most likely would have heard about purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) properties and the investment opportunities they offer. A lot of property […]




What is the Difference Between Off-Plan and Turn-Key Buy-To-Let

What is the Difference Between Off-Plan and Turn-Key Buy-To-Let As a new buy-to-let investor, you need to understand the difference between turn-key and off-plan buy-to-let property investment. Buy-to-let is one of the most popular property investment strategies for both new and experienced investors. Building a buy-to-let portfolio is a great […]




Is Buy-To-Let Still A Good Investment?

Is Buy-To-Let Still A Good Investment? As a first time buyer buy to let has historically been one of the best investments that you could make in terms of returns, with profits coming from both residual rental income and capital appreciation. There have been numerous studies and reports showing the […]