Could you get a stamp duty refund on your buy-to-let property?

The tax tribunal ruling that could save buy-to-let investors thousands A recent tax tribunal ruling could spell good news for buy-to-let landlords, and bad news for HMRC. If you have paid out the extra 3% stamp duty imposed by the government on investment properties, you may be able to claim a refund. In this article, [...]

What does a buy-to-let landlord do when a repair goes drastically wrong?

No heating? No hot water? No bother. What do you do if your tenant reports an issue that clearly makes your property unfit for human habitation? Let’s say, for example, that the occupants include young children, and the tenant tells you that the boiler and central heating has stopped working. It’s the middle of the [...]

6 Types of insurance buy-to-let landlords must consider

What insurance do you need to protect your income and profits? Landlord insurance is a key strategy to help minimise risks and maximise profits as a buy-to-let landlord. However, like other insurances, landlord insurance is not ‘one size fits all’. To ensure that you select the correct insurance cover for your needs, you should understand [...]

Landlord insurance – your FAQs answered

What you need to know before protecting your buy-to-let property You insure your life, your car, your home, your health, and even your earnings. Insurance is the way that you protect yourself from risks – the risk of leaving your loved ones with bills they cannot pay, the risk of being involved in a road [...]

New electric safety checks should not be a shock to buy-to-let landlords

All you need to know about the new electrical safety laws We’ve been expecting electrical safety checks in the private rented sector to become mandatory since the recommendation to introduce them was published for consultation in February of 2018. Finally, on 29th January 2019, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Minister Heather Wheeler announced that [...]

Time is money, which is why investors hire property managers

How to calculate the value of hiring an investment property manager In one of his recent one-a-day videos, our General Manager Mike Scase Hollamby discussed how time is money when it comes to void periods. Every day your property is empty, it is costing you money. As a quick recap, in the video Mike talks [...]

By |2019-03-21T16:34:15+01:00March 21st, 2019|Ezytrac Team, Property Management|0 Comments

What new legislation can buy-to-let landlords expect in 2019?

5 law changes that might affect your rental property business this year Through 2018, buy-to-let landlords had a lot of new legislation to accommodate in their planning and strategy. While the government hasn’t flooded the private rented sector with quite so much legislative change in recent months, there are still more adjustments that landlords will [...]

By |2019-03-19T07:21:17+01:00March 15th, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

Property taxes that buy-to-let landlords should consider in 2019

Take care of taxes to boost net profits If ever there was a dirty word, ‘tax’ is it. Over the last few years, the government has hit buy-to-let landlords hard with various tax changes. However, there are ways in which you can minimise your tax liabilities – seeking the advice of an experienced accountant or [...]

By |2019-03-14T09:12:13+01:00March 13th, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

The secret to becoming a less hassled landlord is revealed

Where and how to buy, and who to let to Where and how to buy, and who to let to A while ago, we published an article that examined the five tenant types every landlord should avoid. These ranged from ‘Roger with all the rights’ – the tenant who believes the world, including you, owes [...]

By |2018-07-09T16:20:04+01:00July 19th, 2018|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

Could the new HMO rules backfire on the government?

Buy-to-let landlords must adhere to the rules, though they may miss their target Buy-to-let landlords who own an HMO (house in multiple occupation) must be ready for new legislation coming into force in October. It’s designed to ensure that no tenants live in cramped conditions. We believe it could result in worsening the housing crisis [...]