How to Prepare Your Rental Property for Summer

Maintaining Your Buy-to-Let Property This Summer The British summer defies all expectations. You only ever hear people complain about the weather in Britain, but this summer we’re set for a scorcher – despite the floods that much of the nation has experienced. Temperatures are rising across the UK, and are expected to reach 34֯C in [...]

Why Buy-To-Let Landlords Must Beware Tenancy Deposit Passporting

This New Government Policy May Need to Be Fought The government is considering introducing a tenancy deposit passporting scheme, with the objective of making it easier for tenants to move from one property to another. The concept has gone to a period of consultation until 5th September 2019. In this article, we examine this proposal [...]

By |2019-07-22T10:16:48+01:00August 1st, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

UK Buy-To-Let News Roundup – July 2019

The News That All UK Landlords Need to Know At Ezytrac, our business is to ensure that our landlords and their tenants get the best service possible. So it won’t surprise you that we are avid watchers of all the news that affects UK buy-to-let landlords, investors and tenants. We’ve captured the news that you [...]

How Should a Buy-To-Let Landlord Respond to Criticism Online?

Keep Your Tenants Onside When They Are Unhappy The digital world we live in has given everyone a platform to share their experience and opinions – this includes your tenants. According to Dimensional Research, 90% of consumers say that positive online reviews impact their buying decisions. 86% also claimed that negative online reviews influenced their [...]

By |2019-07-22T09:20:34+01:00July 29th, 2019|Landlord lessons, Property Management|0 Comments

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 [...]

How landlords can avoid a £5,000 fine from their local authority

More council powers mean more chance of expensive action against you It doesn’t take a lot to be in breach of health and safety regulations for buy-to-let properties, and if you are, you could end up with a hefty fine. If a tenant complains to their local authority about the condition of your home, it [...]

By |2019-06-24T04:31:26+01:00July 1st, 2019|Property Management|0 Comments

UK buy-to-let news roundup June 2019

The news that all UK landlords need to know At Ezytrac, our business is to ensure that our landlords and their tenants get the best service possible. So, it won’t surprise you that we are avid watchers of all the news that affects UK buy-to-let landlords, investors and tenants. We’ve captured the news that you [...]

By |2019-06-25T08:48:51+01:00June 28th, 2019|News, Property Management|0 Comments

UK buy-to-let news roundup

The news that all UK landlords need to know At Ezytrac, our business is to ensure that our landlords and their tenants get the best service possible. So, it won’t surprise you that we are avid watchers of all the news that affects UK buy-to-let landlords, investors and tenants. We’ve captured the news that you [...]

Could landlords benefit from tax deductible property improvements?

You could build higher rents and property values, and reduce your taxes No, it wasn’t a late April Fool’s joke. On 4th April 2019, a House of Lords committee made a recommendation that is sure to be welcomed by an overwhelming majority of landlords. It recommended that there should be “stronger incentives for private landlords [...]

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 [...]