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 [...]

7 Ways to Increase Your Rental Income

From Painting to Building an Extension, What Is Your Best Option? According to a study by major insurers, the average tenancy in the UK lasts around 18 months. Many of the tenancies of our landlord clients last much longer. Tenants are looking to find a home. Landlords want to maximise their rental income. The two [...]

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

Should You Check Your Tenant’s Carbon Monoxide Alarms?

Simplifying the Complexity of Landlord Legislations and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Landlord regulations in the UK can be extremely complicated. You may remember an article we published detailing the 178 reasons the law causes buy-to-let landlords such stress. Landlord laws can be overwhelming, as you struggle to stay up to date with the constant stream of [...]

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 [...]

Time for Buy-to-Let Landlords to Get a Gas Boiler Service

Avoid Cold and Irate Tenants This Winter Summer is winding down, and winter is fast approaching. Experts are predicting one of the coldest winters for decades. For buy-to-let landlords in the UK, this means it’s time to make sure the gas boiler in your buy-to-let property is still in top shape. You don’t want your [...]

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, [...]