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.

Make Your Rental Property Attractive to All Generations

How to Attract Quality Tenants When you invest in property, one rule to follow is to invest in an every person property – a property that draws the widest range of potential tenants possible. The more people who want to rent your property, the more chance it has of being rented quickly. Greater competition from [...]

Property Landlords Must Beware of Local Authority Powers

Buy-To-Let Landlords Are Suffering under Hefty Fines A short while ago, we published an article that discussed how property landlords could avoid a £5,000 fine from their local authority. In that article, we concluded that the new and extended powers handed down to local authorities would lead to local authorities using them. Cash-strapped authorities could [...]

By |2019-10-29T08:48:01+00:00November 27th, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

Has There Ever Been a Better Time to Invest in UK Investment Property?

Latest News Points to Perfect Storm for Buy-To-Let Investment UK investment property could be in the eye of a perfect storm in the final quarter of 2019. Rental demand is strengthening. Rents are rising. Demand for investment property is growing. The buy-to-let mortgage market is more competitive than it has ever been. Four key ingredients [...]

By |2019-10-29T07:11:24+00:00November 21st, 2019|News, Property Management|0 Comments

How to Use Section 13 to Make a Rent Increase

Raising Rents When Your Tenant Disputes the Increase If you are a buy-to-let landlord who is looking to make a rent increase on your property, you may wish to read our article, ‘How to Raise Rents without Resistance from Your Tenants’. But what if you cannot agree on a new rental amount with your tenant? [...]

Should Private Landlords Let to Tenants on Universal Credit?

Is the Risk of Letting to Tenants on Benefits Really so Big? A question we are often asked by our private landlord clients is whether they should let to tenants on Universal Credit. Our advice is that you probably shouldn’t. Is our advice right? What do the arrears statistics really tell us? Rental Arrears Have [...]

7 Tenant Scams That Buy-To-Let Landlords Must Avoid

Tips to Ensure You Don’t Get Conned I recently read about a fake landlord scam in Edinburgh, in which prospective tenants are conned out of money by the fake landlord asking for a deposit before showing the property for rent – which, of course, is not for rent, and does not belong to the fake [...]

By |2019-10-24T10:20:32+01:00November 7th, 2019|Property Management, Tenant Management|0 Comments

Evicting a Tenant Could Give You a Criminal Record

Abide by Eviction Rules or Go to Jail without Passing Go Are you thinking about evicting a tenant? In the UK there are strict proceedings for starting the eviction process. Not following the rules as a landlord can land you in big trouble, with huge legal costs and even a criminal record. In this article, [...]

High Employment Boosts Rental Values

A Perfect Storm to Raise Rents Figures from ARLA Propertymark and research from Howsy show that landlords are benefitting from higher rental values, thanks to the UK’s booming jobs market. More tenants than ever before are facing rising rental values, with buy-to-let landlords helped not only by higher employment but also by increasing demand and [...]

Don’t Become This Week’s Landlord News by Harassing Your Tenant

Did You Know Landlords Can Be Sent to Prison for Harassment? A landlord has made landlord news in Liverpool for harassing one of her tenants. She’s been jailed because of her offence. This article will help you avoid the same fate and becoming the hot topic in landlord news. Violet Musoke, 61 and from Liverpool, [...]

By |2019-09-10T07:01:40+01:00October 25th, 2019|Landlord lessons, News, Property Management|0 Comments

Landlord News: Are You Duped by Perception or Buoyed by Reality?

Latest Landlord Survey Shows Anomalies to Consider A friend of mine once told me that perception and reality are two different things. He said that a wise investor always seeks out the reality, rather than rely on perception. Recent landlord news shows just how perception and reality can be polar opposites. Which you choose to [...]

By |2019-09-10T04:57:18+01:00October 17th, 2019|Landlord lessons, News, Property Management|0 Comments