Category Archives: Regulations

What the new draft Tenant Fee Ban bill means for you.

The UK Government is continuing its work on overhauling the UK’s ’broken housing market’. Part of its plans focus on the private rental sector. And, under plans outlined in the draft Tenant Fee Ban Bill, all letting fees will be banned. The draft bill, published early in November details the reason behind the bill. It… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Who is going to wait for the Plumber to come and fix it?

The plumber is coming tomorrow morning at 11am, who is going to wait for him to come and fix it? As the property management team, it was up to us to arrange the time with the plumber. But, for that whole week, all of our tenants were either away, or unable to attend the property… Read More »

6 Benefits of letting your property through an agent

6 Benefits of letting your property through an agent If you are currently trying to make money from the property market, then you might have considered letting as an option. While there are indeed many people who manage to make money in this way, there are several things that you need to take into account… Read More »

Why BTL Mortgage Market Valuations Have Fallen

Why BTL Mortgage Market Valuations Have Fallen.  It’s well over a year ago that the stamp duty tax surcharge for owners of multiple property came into action. That’s plenty of time for the dust to settle and see exactly what impact it’s having on the Buy-to-Let market. Read on to discover more detail about life… Read More »

Life for Landlords After HMO Regulation Changes

Now the new “HMO regulation changes” are in place, what does that mean for you, the landlord? In some cases, it doesn’t mean too much, but in others, a whole lot of work is afoot. In this post we break down what the changes into two sections. The first considers work for landlords of existing… Read More »

What Does the Tenancy Deposit Cap Mean for the PRS?

The Conservative’s government’s Queen’s speech included a surprise or two. One for the private rental sector (PRS) was the introduction of tenancy deposit cap. In recent years, the Government has made many decisions that affect PRS landlords. Unfortunately, this latest one probably won’t be the last. The Queens speech contained 27 bills. It passed through parliament… Read More »

The Rental Market in a Post-Brexit World

As you’re no doubt fed up of hearing and reading – the outlook surrounding Brexit is uncertain and so it is the rental market. We’re sure you know why, so we won’t bore you with that right now. What we do want to discuss is how the UK’s residential lettings market might look, post-Brexit. Let’s… Read More »