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Launch of UK Property Investment Education Accreditation

The Property Investors Bureau is pleased to have hosted its first physical event for the Property Educators Accreditation Scheme’s members and key stakeholders.   It was a launch event held at the prestigious Hamilton Fraser offices on 22nd of September and was attended by influential figureheads from within the property investment industry. The launch event […]

National Heritage Day in Hythe Colchester

In conjunction with St Leonard’s Church in-the-Hythe and other Colchester Heritage venues, Platinum Crown’s office (formerly known as the Lord Nelson pub) will be opening to the public on September 8, 2018, between 10am and 4pm.   Platinum Crown has been at the heart of the Hythe community for many years becoming part of its […]

Cyril Thomas and Marcus Croskell – HMO Prosecutions – Rogue Landlords

The Property Investors Awards have teamed with EA Law – East Anglian Chambers to put together this informative and interactive webinar for aspiring and established HMO Landlords. This webinar was hosted by Cyril Thomas with special guest Marcus Croskell who is an experienced barrister at East Anglian Chambers. Topics that will be discussed include: – Recent case studies of which all HMO […]

Moving to Braintree

Moving into a new area can be extremely difficult so it can be helpful for potential buyers to understand the cost of living, the social amenities and transportation in the area. Here at Platinum Crown we like to give potential buyers some background knowledge and give them information to what the immense benefits of living […]

The Future of Property Investment

Our friends over at the Property Investors Awards recently released an interesting infographic about the Future of Property Investment. If you click on the infographic below, we will be able to read the full article on the Property Investors Awards website. Click here to read the associated article.

Pros and Cons of Shared Accommodation – A Tenant’s View

Sharing a property can be one of the best experiences of your life. However, there are two sides to every coin, so it’s wise to consider both the benefits and downsides before making the big decision. Ready-made friends Living with other people is the quickest way to meet new people. When finding your feet in […]

Impact of Summer Budget 2015 on Landlords

  Recently the Bank of England warned that the influx of people investing in the buy-to-let market posed a risk to the financial stability of the country, increasing house prices and reducing the number of homes available for first-time buyers.  The Government has taken some measures to address this issue in yesterday’s Summer July 2015 […]

Colchester house prices second fastest growing in the UK

At the start of July 2015, the average UK house price stood at £270,674, up £6,974 on January’s figures of £263,699, which is a 2.7% increase.   COLCHESTER AHEAD OF THE REST OF THE UK Figures compiled by the property website, Zoopla, have indicated that Colchester has the second largest growing housing price increases in […]

Ten Tips for Choosing an Area to Invest in Property

Now that the majority of England is experiencing positive growth in the property market, the price of borrowing is still at an all time low, and many are turning to the buy-to-let market as an alternative source of income, it is important to consider a number of factors when choosing an area to invest in […]

The Rise of Pensioner Landlords

What do the pension reforms mean for Property Investors? From April 6 2015, anyone aged over 55 will be allowed to withdraw all or part of their pension and spend it as they wish – rather than being forced to buy an annuity. In a normal year, around 400,000 people with defined-contribution pensions retire, and […]