Articles by Emma Lunn

How to sell or scrap your car

Friday, 07 April 2017 | Article

If a failed MOT, collision or old age has rendered your car too costly to repair, it could be time to send it to the scrapyard. We look at the best ways to make money from getting rid of a clapped out motor.

How to make a budget

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 | Article

The word ‘budget’ can conjure up complex spreadsheets and the hassle of noting every penny you spend. But making a budget can be the first step towards taking control of your finances – we highlight the main ways to do it.

Top tips for beating damp and mould

Friday, 09 December 2016 | Article

Read any debate about the private rented sector and you’ll notice that one issue comes up time and time again: damp.

How to be a property investor: Property crowdfunding

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 | Article

In the tenth and final part in our How to be a property investor series , we look at a new kind of service that lets savers club...

How to be a property investor: Commercial property funds

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 | Article

In the ninth article in our 'How to be a property investor series', we explain how you can gain exposure to all manner of commercial property through funds.

How to be a property investor: Alternative ways to invest in property

Thursday, 14 July 2016 | Article

There are three ways to invest in property that offer a more hands-off investment than traditional buy-to-let. One is via the traditional commercial property fund.

How to be a property investor: Understanding property taxes

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 | Article

Stamp duty

Stamp duty is a one-off tax that you pay when you buy a property in the UK. It's set in tiers depending on the price of the property.

How to be a property investor: Taxes for buy-to-let investors

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 | Article

In the sixth article in our How to be a property investor series we explain the heavier tax burden that existing and prospective landlords need to consider.

How to be a property investor: Letting a property

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 | Article

Buy-to-let isn’t as easy as it seems. Not only do landlords have to deal with the financial side of their business, but the day-to-day management of properties and tenants too.

How to be a property investor: Tips for prospective buy-to-let landlords

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Article

There are tough times ahead for landlords.