Landlords And Letting Agents Can Build Better Rental Property Businesses

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wide Range Of Specialist Products And Services To Help Landlords And Letting Agents There are any number of companies lining up on the internet to offer unbelievable  mouth watering deals and services to landlords and the wider letting agent community but do any of these companies have a landlord’s business interests at heart? The simple [...]

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Is Tenant Safety Being Ignored By Landlords?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Is Your Rental Property Safe For Tenants To Live In? Rental properties can be hazardous to tenant’s health if they are not properly repaired and maintained with the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) reporting an increase in the number of dangerous rental properties being offered to let by a minority of unscrupulous landlords. The [...]

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Make Property Investment Very Worthwhile

Friday, August 24, 2012

The property price drop left many homeowners stuck in negative equity, unable to move in any direction on the housing ladder, but property investment in the UK will see a good return in the long term despite the current weak property market, according to a new forecast by services company PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC). The company have [...]

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Landlords Warned To Act Now To Avoid Rent Arrears

Friday, July 27, 2012

Private Rental Sector landlords are urged to act now to secure the tenant’s rental payments or prepare for the worst this year as tenant default rates have already increased by 8%, in the second quarter of 2012, and are still rising. The number of private sector tenancies in severe rent arrears climbed by over 7,000 [...]

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Buy To Let Mortgages Booming Again!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Buy To Let Mortgage Borrowing Up 84,000 On 2010 2011 saw the number of UK residential properties bought using Buy To Let mortgages rise by 84,000 on 2010 figures. Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) figures show that landlords advanced a total of 34,800 buy to mortgages in the last three months of 2011 alone, with a [...]

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Buy To Let Properties In Flood Risk Areas May Soon Be Uninsurable!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Home insurers and the UK’s coalition Government are still arguing over paying for flood protection, meaning Millions of homeowners and Buy-To-Let Landlords are facing uncertainty over house prices, mortgage availability and the validity of their insurance policies. If the UK Government fails to meet the demands of insurers to reinstate flood protection cuts then insurance [...]

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Tenant’s Need Their Own Insurance!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

UK landlords should already be aware of the necessity, legality and financial importance of having the right insurance protecting their property asset and should always seek to get their rental properties suitably covered with a comprehensive landlord or Buy-To-Let insurance policy. However, whilst landlords stay insured keeping their property assets protected, very few tenants bother [...]

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Wannabe landlords aiming for gold

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It happens during Wimbledon and is set to be even bigger business during London 2012. Homeowners across the capital will be entering the race to rent their properties in return for gold. Becoming a landlord during the sporting highlight is a no-brainer and is likely to attract many novices to the game. I want to [...]

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Fire safety champion for landlords

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

This week Councillor Mark Healey, Chair of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority, was appointed as a champion for fire safety in rented homes, as part of The Government’s Fire Kills campaign. This is a welcome move to encourage landlords to take responsibility and ensure their properties are as safe as possible for their [...]

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CGT Update

Friday, June 11, 2010

As we await expectantly for the dreaded ‘B’ day on the 22nd this month, those of us in the private residential sector can only speculate on the controversial hike in capital gains tax. George Osborne is aware he could face rebellion from Conservative MPs, should he raise CGT more than 25 per cent.  The LibDems [...]

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