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Where to turn when reliable renters become troublesome tenants

23 March, 20170 Comments
If you’re not familiar with the song ‘Murphy Owes Me Rent’ by Frank Harding (and why would you be, it’s from 1890), as a landlord, it is worth checking out. It tells the story of a well-respected landlord who owns several properties. In one of them lives Murphy, who hasn’t paid his rent for “many
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Hidden charges: Things you need to budget before buying a house

22 March, 20170 Comments
Once you’ve gone to all the trouble to save the deposit to find your first home, you’ll either be buying something you know needs renovation or a house that is ready to go. It’s the ready to go house that comes with risks, hidden maintenance costs and things you might not have budgeted in to
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3 Essential Renovations for Landlords

21 March, 20170 Comments
If you’ve just invested in a buy to let and are naturally looking to attract the best paying tenants you can find then you’ll obviously want to have the flat up to spec. You might even be planning to renovate in order to make it appeal to a larger group of friends (ie by adding
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7 Steps To Make Your House Eco-Friendly On A Budget

17 March, 20170 Comments
In today’s modern society, we all know the importance of protecting the environment and the impact pollution (noise, air, light) has on our lives. However, many of us feel that we do not have the time nor the budget to make changes towards environmental sustainability. This is why Vivo Property Buyers has outlined 7 Steps
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More Landlords Than Ever Buying Homes with Cash as Rents Across UK Rise

15 March, 20170 Comments
Landlords buying new houses and flats with cash has hit a record level in the UK, with 61% of such purchases made in January, new figures reveal. The cash splurge, up from 59% the previous January and 41% in 2007, comes as rents around the UK are on the rise practically everywhere, except London. The
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10 Useful Property Management Services That Every Landlord Needs

14 March, 20170 Comments
Everyone knows that a landlord has a lot of their plate. Managing a small portfolio of properties can be tricky enough, let alone a mass collection of 100+ buildings, whether that be residential or commercial. Fortunately, we have worked with Landlord Referencing to create a useful list of services and management services that every landlord
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What does the Budget mean for property?

13 March, 20170 Comments
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has delivered his first and last Spring Budget. If you’re a landlord, a homeowner, you’re saving to get on the property ladder, or you’re renting in London, read Portico London estate agent’s summary of how the Budget will affect you… I’m a landlord – how am I affected?
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Property damage recovery – Are you prepared?

10 March, 20170 Comments
Being a landlord or letting agent is generally a stressful job in itself, but can be made even worse in times of crisis. (God forbid) if any of the following scenario’s took place, would you want the hassle of dealing with insurers?… There is nothing that can prepare you for the devastation caused when your
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UK Property Investment Locations for 2017

06 March, 20170 Comments
With uncertainty hanging over the UK economy, London rents looking lacklustre, and a whole raft of exciting things planned for various regions, many property investors are finding it harder and harder to answer the old question of location. However, there are a number of locations which agents and analysts believe are promising places to buy
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