Autumn Budget 2017 | Items of interest for Private Landlords

23 November, 20170 Comments
Housing – Stamp duty abolished for first-time buyers on homes up to £300,000 – estimated 80% of first time buyers to benefit. – For first time buyers in London there will be no stamp duty on the first £300,000 of the purchase price. Longer tenancies – The government will consult on the barriers to landlords
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The Basics of Buy to Let

30 May, 20170 Comments
Purchasing a property to let it out allows you to make a significant income today and in the long term. While the average prices of property in the United Kingdom have remained flat in the past few years, rents have begun to increase slightly. With individuals who would have purchased a home in the past
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12 May, 20170 Comments
As we enter our 8th year in business, we just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has been joining, referencing, letting their property, obtaining rent guarantee insurance, posting in the forums and generally spreading the word about our proactive website. Because of YOU’s website traffic now ranks higher than
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Do you know whether your property is an HMO?

01 February, 20170 Comments
The very complicated world of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) often reveals that the most law-abiding landlords are totally unaware that their property falls under the HMO umbrella. These landlords are risking huge fines and possible rent re-payments if they are running an HMO, even if they don’t realise. North Somerset Council have kindly provided us
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Renovating a Buy to Let Property? Here are the DIY Jobs You MUST Do…

22 July, 20160 Comments
Have you purchased a buy to let property? Lots of people are doing so, but not everyone is so good at maintaining their investment! Here are the key DIY jobs you need to do to ensure that the property is in tip-top condition, and that your tenants are kept safe too… Address the damp Damp
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Buy To Let: 6 Things You Need To Know

22 June, 20161 Comments
Thinking of investing in property? You’re far from alone. In November alone more than 20,000 buy to let mortgages were issued. Granted, that figure was inflated for reasons we’ll come to later, but the attraction of putting money into homes persists. If you’re tempted to follow suit, you’ll need to make sure your investment is
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SAL and RLA reaction to government petition response

01 September, 20150 Comments
The e-petition which opposes the Government’s Summer Budget proposals to change the tax relief charges for private residential landlords has now attracted over 20,000 signatures has now drawn a response from Government. The Government maintains the move will affect fewer than 1 in 5 landlords, that residential property is a passive investment like shareholding, and
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HMOs outperforming BTL

19 August, 20150 Comments
According to The Mistoria Group, North West HMO’s are now outperforming single occupancy buy to let investments; which is driving more investment in student HMOs. Between the four year period between 2010-14 analysis has found that HMOs were the best performing asset class when comparing HMOs rented to young professionals against standard single occupancy buy-to-let
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