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 [...]

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? [...]

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 [...]

Why buy-to-let landlords must increase rents each year

Tips to help landlords maintain their business profits Many buy-to-let landlords find it hard to increase rent, especially if their tenants are good, long-term tenants. However, not increasing rents each year could be a big mistake. You have rising costs to consider, and a tougher mortgage and tax regime have made it more difficult to [...]

Rents continue to rise as more tenants are happy to rent for life

What does the new lifestyle trend and rising rents really mean for buy-to-let landlords? Great news for buy-to-let landlords has emerged in the last couple of weeks. First, rental prices in the private rented sector (PRS) have continued a rising four-year trend. Second, a third of tenants would be happy to rent for life. What [...]

What can buy-to-let investors expect from rental prices and property values in 2019?

Unwrapping the equation of uncertainty, demand and supply What all property investors would love to know is what the next 12 months promises for them. This year, with the global economy slipping and Brexit uncertainty bouncing across every front page, it’s harder to predict than most years. In this article, we take a look at [...]

Rents are rising and buy-to-let investors can get 0% mortgages

Could this positive news be the kick-start for new property investors? Exciting news for buy-to-let investors over the last few weeks. Rents are rising, London rents are roaring back amid a surge in demand for rental properties, and Leeds Building Society has launched a new buy-to-let mortgage range with an introductory 0% interest rate. ARLA [...]

Do you need to use a Section 13 Notice to increase rents?

All the buy-to-let landlord needs to know about Section 13 Notices In a recent article discussing how to raise rents legally in the UK buy-to-let market, I introduced the need to issue a Section 13 Notice if the tenancy is periodic or if the tenant disputes the rent increase. A landlord client sent us an [...]

How to raise rents without resistance from your tenants

Tips for buy-to-let landlords to increase rent without the hassle In this last article of a series of three discussing increasing rents in the UK buy-to-let market, you’ll read about six approaches that different landlords take when they wish to increase rents. You’ll notice how these approaches tie in with our advice about how to: Balance [...]