Our contributors

We would like to take the opportunity to introduce the team of writers who are responsible for the content you will find on this website; their details are below. We welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise, so if you would like any of the team to be a guest writer for you please get in touch via the numbers above.

Our guidelines for guest authors can be found in the guest writing section below.

Amelia is the longest standing member of the Commercial Trust web team. Her guidance and insights are an invaluable resource to us and she has a style of writing on her subject which pays close attention to detail. We think you will find her assistance, by way of written word, thoroughly helpful as you navigate the vagaries of commercial finance.

Had you to guess, Ben's depth of knowledge would make you sure that he had been with us since the dawn of time. A qualified writer, Ben elucidates even the most complex language from HMRC and is a maths whizz to boot. If you are making use of the free calculators on this site or the news or articles, you can be sure that you have been gifted a helping hand from Ben.

Nicola joined the company in July 2013 and manages the team that produces the content which appears on this site, her fast initiation into the world of commercial finance means she is also well equipped to turn pen to paper, albeit electronically, from time to time as well.

Tony Booth is an established author on property investment, having written several books covering subjects such as buying and selling, self-build, lettings and buy to let. His last book, ‘The Buy to Let Manual’, is currently in its 3rd successful consecutive edition.

Tony has been involved in the property market since the 1970s – and in the intervening years he has acquired experience, skills and a knowledge base few other property market commentators have been able to match. He has been a letting and managing agent, an estate agent, property investor and a landlord - and he was a co-founder of what has now become one of the biggest and most influential private landlord organisations in the UK.

Tony has been invited to talk about topical property issues on BBC and ITV television news programs, as well as countless local radio stations. He has also been commissioned to write for many national magazines and newspapers, landlord journals and property websites.

Anna-Lisa writes about start-ups and small businesses facing financial distress. She currently works for the turnaround and insolvency specialist, KSA Group, a finalist in the Insolvency and Rescue Awards for Corporate Recovery Firm of the Year 2014. 

Patrick Foot writes about lettings and property for Lettingweb.com, covering everything from moving tips to tenancy disputes to generating yields. He's been a professional writer for several years, and now writes under his role as Lettingweb's Marketing Manager as well as for various publications as a freelancer in his spare time.

Jonathan Prior has extensive experience in property development and currently works on a consultancy basis with Vita investment property. He enjoys writing about and sharing his industry experiences.

Commercial Trust are working with Premier Property Lawyers. Premier Property Lawyers offer conveyancing services and are a wholly owned subsidiary of My Home Move. The company uses technology to speed up the process of conveyancing and focusses upon excellence in service and communication with their clients.

Guest writing

We welcome contributions from writers who would like to be featured on our site. Submission criteria can be found below.

1. Relevance

Our landlord advice and news sections are intended to provide valuable guidance and information to our visitors. Our clients range from first-time landlords or property investors to experienced professionals, and we will accept content that targets anyone within this spectrum, but it must contain useful information that will be of value to our readership. To understand the type of article that we share, please check our existing content.

2. No competitors

We cannot accept submissions that contain links to or promote any of our competitors. This includes buy to let, bridging or commercial mortgage brokers, IFAs and estate agents who offer investment finance advice.

3. Unique content

We only publish content that is 100% unique and does not appear anywhere else on the internet, and use tools to make sure that this is true of every piece of content that we accept.

4. Grammar, punctuation and spelling

We do not mind an informal tone, but content must be grammatical, correctly punctuated and free of spelling errors.

5. Relevant to the UK

As a UK broker, we deal predominantly with clients based in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We publish all of our content with this audience in mind and will not accept submissions that refer to other geographic regions.

6. Regulatory compliance

Because any material we display on our website must comply with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations, all written content must be processed by our compliance department. We will notify you if we need to amend content that you have submitted in order to meet these requirements.

Supporting the articles that we publish

We always support articles that we publish via our social media channels and will do the same for any guest articles that we publish. We will alert you when we have published your contribution, and encourage you to distribute it across your own social networks.

Submit an enquiry

If you are confident that you can adhere to the above guidelines and would like to submit content, then please get in touch by emailing us at marketing [at] commercialtrust.co.uk.

Please be aware that we reserve the right to refuse to publish content without explanation or justification. We will never copy, reproduce or rework content that has been supplied to us without the written consent of the originator.