Tag Archives: flat share

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 »

Making a Profit From an Unprofitable Property

One of our clients Luca, owned a 3 bedrooms East London property. Sounds like it should be a goldmine, right? Well, when Luca got in touch with us, his property wasn’t making him any profit at all. The reasons? Condition of the property. The type of tenants living there. Lack of knowledge on how to… Read More »

Why Understanding and Honesty Always Work Best

 At Incrent – Honesty is the best policy – we manage a growing number of properties with some of our happiest customers also the ones we’ve know the longest. One of our first landlords, Fernando, is still with us today. But, we had to earn his trust in the early days. Fernando came to Incrent… 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 »

My landlord told me negligence saves money.

“Negligence saved me some money there, didn’t it?!” says Stuart, chuckling. We want to share with you a funny and inspirational story that involves one of our first landlords. We don’t recommend you follow this example, as negligence can cause headaches. This applies to every business or aspect of your life, but what happened taught us a… Read More »

Two bedroom house turned into a cannabis factory

Have you turned your property into a cannabis factory ? A couple of years ago we received a strange phone call from one of our landlords asking us if we could deal with his property. When we went to view the property we couldn’t believe our eyes – a full blown cannabis factory had been… Read More »

Have you got the right to rent in the UK?

The Right to Rent Act is a recent piece of legislation that the landlords need to understand and adapt to. Since February 2016, all private landlords have to check the new tenants have the right to rent in the UK. You need to check everyone living in the property over the age of eighteen, before… Read More »

Boiler problems and how to avoid them.

Managing a house can be really challenging. Imagine if you have to deal with a faulty water boiler at Christmas time. The water boiler is the electric or gas-burning device fitted to a tank in your home (usually the kitchen or bathroom) to heat water. Without that white noisy box, there would be no hot… Read More »

How much does it cost to change a bed for a tenant?

Changing a bed in a property that you do not live in can be quite stressful. However, many landlords don’t realise this until it’s too late. Beds get old and break over time, so landlords should familiarise themselves with the process of replacing a bed. In these cases you have few options available to you:… Read More »