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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Why Long-Term Rental Agreements Work for Landlords

Make no mistake, the life of a landlord is hard work, particularly if you want to claim the biggest financial rewards from it. Different types of property investment and rental agreements suit different landlords. In this post, we’ll outline why long-term rental agreements can prove a rewarding venture. Even if you like the idea of… 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 »