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What’s Behind the Rise in UK Renters?

Every year the UK Government conducts and publishes its English Housing Survey. It’s filled with a variety of figures and information showing exactly what is going on across the UK. In detail, it shows the number of home-owner occupiers, the number of renters and how that’s shared between the social and private sector. The survey… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Time for every Landlord to Embrace the Internet of Things?

Every Landlord should know that: The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the broad term for the ability to control our home via a digital connection. Examples include Hive from British Gas, where you can control your heating from your phone. Digital TV, where you can set or cancel recordings from any device with internet… 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 »