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 [...]

Tenants who don’t use rent through agencies risk being scammed

Tips to avoid becoming a victim of rent fraud A blog post today for all tenants and would-be tenants. If you don’t rent through a bona fide agent, you best be prepared to be scammed and lose a lot of money. Rental fraud is a growing problem, with fake landlords taking the deposit and rent [...]

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 [...]

One Point of Contact with Ezytrac’s Brett and Mike

Brett Alegre-Wood & Michael Scrase-Hollamby discuss Ezytrac's One point of Contact for their Landlords. This is the simplest of services that means you have one person who looks after all your portfolio and one point of contact whenever you have issues, questions or concerns. Phone: +441522503717 https://www.ezytrac.co.uk

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 [...]

How to ensure buy-to-let success

Three areas of responsibility buy-to-let landlords must be on top of For buy-to-let landlords, success doesn’t only depend on buying the right property in the best location. Of course, this is an essential factor in your success, but it doesn’t stop there. You’ll need to manage your tenants, your property and your finances. Managing your [...]

Is the PRS evolving away from buy-to-let landlords?

Tips for buy-to-let landlords to benefit from new property market dynamics I don’t think that the government’s meddling in the private rented sector over the last couple of years has had quite the effect the government was hoping for. I’m sure they wanted to look like the good guys to tenants and be paid for [...]

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 [...]

7 soul-destroying difficulties that bug buy-to-let landlords

Passive property profits may not be as passive as you’d hoped As a buy-to-let landlord, the rental income and capital gain you make should provide passive profits that have the potential to change your life. Unfortunately, if you are ill-prepared, those profits could come at the cost of a lot of hard work. Keeping up [...]

What does fairness mean in tenancy agreements?

Tips to ensure you never lose a ‘fairness’ battle in court As a buy-to-let landlord, you’ll want to protect your property. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you present a tenancy agreement that does exactly this. However, the clauses that you can include are regulated by consumer law. This means they must be [...]