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.

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

Buy-to-Let Continues to Beat the Inflation Rate

Latest News Confirms Property Investors Are Winners When you invest in a buy-to-let property, you make money by the growth in the property’s value and from the rental income you receive. To improve your standard of living, you want to grow your capital and your income faster than the inflation rate. Despite all the uncertainty [...]

By |2019-09-09T10:24:06+01:00October 10th, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

How Do Landlords Find a Tradesman Who Won’t Rip You Off?

Falling Victim to a Tradesman’s Scam Could Leave You Financially Ruined We read stories in the newspapers like those about the buy-to-let landlord from Bristol who was scammed out of thousands of pounds and think, “It will never happen to me”. Then it does. How do you find a tradesman who won’t rip you off? [...]

What Are Your Landlord Responsibilities if Flooding Makes Your Rental Property Uninhabitable?

How to Help Your Tenant and Protect Yourself As I write this, the UK is threatened with several days of gales and torrential rain. Whaley Bridge residents are struggling to receive compensation after the potential flooding that forced them to evacuate their homes and businesses never materialised. And buy-to-let investors are worried about their landlord [...]

Rental Income Rises at Record Rates as Landlords Compensate for the Tenant Fee Ban

Why Rental Prices Are Likely to Continue Rising More landlords have increased their rental income than at any time on record. The reason? They have responded to the tenant fee ban exactly how we suspected they would. Exactly how the whole sector expected they would. And tenants are paying the price – exactly as we [...]

By |2019-09-09T05:26:21+01:00September 26th, 2019|Tenant Management|0 Comments

7 Essential Topics Buy-To-Let Landlords Must Discuss with Tenants

Establishing Good Relationships with the Tenants in Your Buy-To-Let Property The landlord/tenant relationship can be a difficult one, fraught with tension. But it doesn’t have to be. By keeping open communications, properly maintaining the property, and laying out rules for your tenants to follow, you can ensure that everyone is always on the same page. [...]

Property Is Critical to a Happy Retirement

Alternative Assets Are Needed for Retirement Planning There has been a gradual but seismic shift in pensions over the last few decades. During this time, we have seen that: The value of the state pension continues to be eroded, by both the effect of inflation and the increases in the retirement age. Final salary schemes [...]

By |2019-09-05T10:54:57+01:00September 20th, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

What can a landlord deduct from a tenancy deposit?

Don’t make a schoolboy error and lose out in court Recently, a DIY buy-to-let landlord asked us a question about a tenant’s deposit. The landlord wanted to know what deductions if any, she could claim from the deposit. She had requested money be withheld from the deposit to cover damage and cleaning. The tenant disputed [...]

Should I let to a tenant who fails vetting?

A deeper understanding of tenant applicants is critical to get the best tenants You’ve shown a tenant applicant your property. You really hit it off, and you’d like to rent to them. They make you a rental offer that is acceptable, and you agree, subject to tenant vetting. You’re relieved. You’ve been searching for a [...]

First the Tories, now Labour Think of Ways to Hurt Landlords and Tenants

Labour plans to scrap tenant council tax will only make tenants worse off Both the UK’s major political parties got their backsides whipped in the local elections. Then they had their pants pulled down and their backsides whipped again in the EU elections. Landlords are turning the backs on the Tories at an alarming rate. [...]