Lisbon’s Coastline Beckons Golfers

The Irish have had an ongoing love affair with Portugal’s southern coastline for many years but there are signs that the Lisbon coastline may now be claiming more than its fair share of holidaymakers and property buyers.

Continue reading

Never Pre-empt a Budget

Thousands of people across the UK rushed through the sale of properties before the budget because of rumours of a CGT hike. In retrospect they should have stayed put.

Continue reading

Death and Taxes

The Irish government is examining a proposal to introduce another property tax to accompany the newly introduced ‘second property tax’. The reaction to its very public reliance on taxing property transactions for its income during the boom times has now shifted to making those currently owning property assets bear the brunt of these poor decisions.

Continue reading

French Leaseback Troubles

French Leaseback property has been somewhat of a darling of the Irish overseas property investor for over half a decade now. There are signs, however, that it is a product in sever difficulty as a number of operators have either shut down or reduced rentals significantly.

Continue reading