Five Mistakes to Avoid When Letting a Property for the First Time

Rookie Errors That Could Erode Your Buy-to-let Profits When done properly, letting a property can provide a great source of income. However, there are many pitfalls that new landlords fall into. These can cost a lot of money, and eat into buy-to-let profits. Here are the five most common mistakes landlords should avoid when letting [...]

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

Should You Use a Residential Property Management Company?

When Should You Consider Hiring a Residential Property Manager? Owning an investment property is one of the safest and most lucrative long-term investments you can make. For many, property investment is the new retirement vehicle. However, it can also be extremely stressful and time-consuming. Not everyone who invests in property wants to deal with the [...]

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 [...]

What Are the Tenant Responsibilities When They Want to Decorate?

It’s Your Tenant’s Home, but Your Property In this article, we’ll look at an issue that most landlords face at least once: should you allow your tenants to decorate your property? The answer may come down to the tenant responsibilities you have written into the tenancy agreement. Why You Should Allow Tenants to Redecorate Your [...]

By |2019-09-09T05:56:37+01:00September 30th, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property 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

Can You Stop a Tenant Trashing Your Property?

7 Tips to Stop Landlord Losses Caused by a Nightmare Tenant I recently read about a private landlord in Staffordshire whose tenant caused £20,000 of damage. It took landlord Jean Fox five months to evict the tenant after she finally started proceedings. As if this cost wasn’t enough, there were also months of rent the [...]