Category Archives: BTL

How London Build-to-Rent Development Affect BTL Landlords and Rents

With the new Conservative administration came a new view towards housing. The shift from home-ownership to more choice and constructing housing for all tenures has been clear. What is less clear, is the impact of that change on existing Buy-to-Let (BTL) landlords. As part of that shift in the Government’s view, there has been a… Read More »

The PRA and Buy-to-Let ( BTL ) Market

When it comes to the BTL market, it has its fair share of supporters and critics. Recently, it’s become clear the Conservative Government and Bank of England’s (BOE) regulatory body, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), fall in the latter camp. Of course, having critics is a great way to improve and become better. And, the… Read More »

5 Golden Rules for Landlords Who Want to Live in Peace

Renting a property can be stressful for Landlords. Many things can go wrong for the tenants and the owner, from contract wrangles to a difference of opinion. To avoid that scenario, landlords should adhere to a set of principles to ensure things work well for both parties. Here are our 5 golden rules that should… Read More »

Location Really is Everything! Don’t you think?

If you’re a home-owner, property investor or landlord, you need to pay attention at what’s happening around your property, location is really important when it comes to property. Of course, many people do that as a matter of course. Knowing what’s opening and what’s closing down is always relevant. And that includes new restaurants, bars… Read More »

Why Short-Term Lets Work Well for Some Landlords

To non-landlords, life for a Buy-to-Let (BTL) landlord can often look like a road to riches. The view from a short-term lets landlord’s perspective is a lot more complicated! They know it requires hard work, clear and careful thinking and a dash of luck from time-to-time. Landlords must make lots of decisions that affect the… Read More »

What Tenants Want from a Rental Property

  Sometimes Tenants complain about their Landlords. When it comes to being a landlord, you need to have the right property that tenants want to live in. You also need to provide a home that tenants also need to feel the rent represents value for money. It’s all well-and-good to have a well-appointed property with… Read More »

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Buying BTL Properties at Auction

There many pros and cons when you buy property at an auction. To make your Buy-to-Let property work for you – in the short-and longer-term – you need to get the right property, in the right location at the right price. That’s truer than ever since the Government began tinkering with taxes relating to BTL… Read More »

PRS – The Cost of Being a Landlord and The Benefit to the Economy

As a landlord, we know you already understand the expenses relating to your provision of property to the Private Rental Sector (PRS). But, recent research from Buy-to-Let (BTL) specialists, Kent Reliance, has calculated average data by region. The data also put a figure on just how important BTL landlords are to the economy. We’ve picked… Read More »

Is Government Support of Long-Term Tenancies Well-Placed?

Clear support of Long-Term Tenancies for renters was one of those points of the Housing White Paper way back in February of this year. When the Government finally unveiled it in February, it received a mixed response. There were a few points that were generally accepted as ‘good’. But response to the majority was dependent… Read More »