About Brett Alegre-Wood

Brett has over 20 years experience in all facets of property, he owns various companies centred around property and is the driving force behind the education and training at Ezytrac. His companies have sold over £850 million in UK and London property and he manages over 1200 properties through his estate agency chain. Today he shares his time between UK, Australia and Singapore. He is married to Arlene and together they have 4 kids. Brett holds both the Level 3 Property Mark Qualifications for Property Sales and Property Lettings and Management.

Why Buy-To-Let Landlords Must Beware Tenancy Deposit Passporting

This New Government Policy May Need to Be Fought The government is considering introducing a tenancy deposit passporting scheme, with the objective of making it easier for tenants to move from one property to another. The concept has gone to a period of consultation until 5th September 2019. In this article, we examine this proposal [...]

By |2019-07-22T10:16:48+01:00August 1st, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

How Should a Buy-To-Let Landlord Respond to Criticism Online?

Keep Your Tenants Onside When They Are Unhappy The digital world we live in has given everyone a platform to share their experience and opinions – this includes your tenants. According to Dimensional Research, 90% of consumers say that positive online reviews impact their buying decisions. 86% also claimed that negative online reviews influenced their [...]

By |2019-07-22T09:20:34+01:00July 29th, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

What buy-to-let landlord can afford to lose up to a year’s rent?

It’s time to protect yourself against rogue letting agencies Could you afford to lose up to a year’s rent? If you don’t check out your letting agent and keep on top of your rental payments, that’s exactly what could happen. The lettings market is getting tougher. Our prediction is that many lettings agents could go [...]

Congratulations to our Employees of the Month from January until June 2019

Philippa, Jay, Holly, Thomas, Donna and George went the extra mile with anything work-related, always there to give a helping hand to those who are in need and have been great team players. We would like to thank you for your hard work, outstanding performance and dedication, we hope that you can continue to be [...]

By |2019-07-22T08:41:12+01:00July 22nd, 2019|Ezytrac Team, News|0 Comments

What should a landlord do when their tenant goes on holiday?

6 tips to keep your property safe and secure With summer fast approaching, shouldn’t buy-to-let landlords prepare for their properties to be vacant? Your tenants will probably go on holiday this year. A vacant property is a target for vandals, burglars and squatters. They are more likely to suffer damage from adverse weather, too. Savvy [...]

21, 3.75, 10.25, 903 – the numbers that matter to UK buy-to-let property investors

Short void periods, greater affordability, longer tenancies and higher rents If you thought the potential to profit from buy-to-let investment was fading, it is time to think again. As demand for rental property increases, rents are rising, void periods are manageable, and rental affordability is increasing demand. In this article, we look at the numbers [...]

Spanish taxes could stump stamp duty surcharge on non-resident buy-to-let investors in the UK

Here’s why EU law could roadblock the UK government’s overseas investor tax plans The government, letting agencies, property developers and non-resident investors in buy-to-let property in the UK should be watching a property tax battle in Spain very closely. It could put an immovable roadblock on the proposed 1% stamp duty surcharge on property purchases [...]

By |2019-06-24T05:02:58+01:00July 9th, 2019|Property Management|0 Comments

How landlords can avoid a £5,000 fine from their local authority

More council powers mean more chance of expensive action against you It doesn’t take a lot to be in breach of health and safety regulations for buy-to-let properties, and if you are, you could end up with a hefty fine. If a tenant complains to their local authority about the condition of your home, it [...]

By |2019-06-24T04:31:26+01:00July 1st, 2019|Property Management|0 Comments

UK buy-to-let news roundup June 2019

The news that all UK landlords need to know At Ezytrac, our business is to ensure that our landlords and their tenants get the best service possible. So, it won’t surprise you that we are avid watchers of all the news that affects UK buy-to-let landlords, investors and tenants. We’ve captured the news that you [...]

By |2019-06-25T08:48:51+01:00June 28th, 2019|News, Property Management|0 Comments

Should you employ an investment property manager?

9 questions all buy-to-let investors must ask themselves For buy-to-let investors, one of the most important decisions to make is whether you should employ an investment property manager. If you are undecided, then these nine questions will help you make the right decision. 1.    Do I have the time to manage my buy-to-let property? If [...]

By |2019-05-30T04:28:40+01:00June 26th, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments