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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]