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 [...]

What should a landlord do when they go on holiday?

5 steps to ensure you can relax and recharge Summer is coming! It’s almost upon us. That means bored kids, lots of ice cream, a paddling pool in the garden, barbecue parties, and, of course, the annual fortnight in the South of Spain. Or anywhere else that takes your fancy. Buy-to-let landlords are no different [...]

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 [...]

How do you avoid a tenant refusing to pay rent and then trashing your property?

Tips to prevent an expensive nightmare experience Despite more buy-to-let landlords entering the market, stories of nightmare tenants are still a big disincentive. If you have a tenant who trashes your property, it can be expensive and disheartening. Some great landlords have quit the market because they had poor tenants. In this article, you’ll read [...]

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

Landlord furniture pros and cons

Is letting a house with a landlord furniture package a good move? One of the questions we are most often asked is whether it is a good idea to supply landlord furniture. In many cases, the answer would be yes. This is especially the case if you wish to take advantage of the largest growing [...]

Section 21 is on the ropes but there will still be ways to evict tenants

Why more crackpot policy should not concern buy-to-let investors The government has put Section 21 in the dock. It is pulling no punches in its attempts to abolish no-fault repossession. Like an outclassed boxer, Section 21 is on the ropes. Soon, the rope will be round its neck. But does this mean that a landlord’s [...]

UK buy-to-let news roundup

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 [...]