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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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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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Record Number of Buy-to-Lets Purchased With Cash

06 March, 20170 Comments
According to data from lettings agent Countrywide and the Council of Mortgage Lenders, a record number of landlords are choosing to purchase their buy-to-let investments with cash rather than through the use of mortgages. More than six out of ten properties purchased last month with the intention of letting were bought debt-free. It seems easy
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5 Affordable Upgrades for Your Rental Properties

03 March, 20170 Comments
The upkeep and maintenance of your rental properties can be among the most stressful tasks you need to deal with. Maintaining a good standard is extremely important since it can directly influence your ability collect proper rental income now and in the future. You can’t expect your renters to pay a lot of money if
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Property Tax is Getting to Be Taxing for Landlords

01 March, 20170 Comments
While the general rule regarding the law and tax in particular is that ignorance is no excuse, it’s easy to see why many buy-to-let landlords have been left confused and concerned over a flurry of recent tax changes.  Here is a brief explanation of the three key changes and what they mean. Stamp duty surcharge
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Why tenant demand is likely to be the new constant in UK property

01 February, 20170 Comments
Tenant demand is important for any investor, and here’s why it’s not likely to go away any time soon. For anyone considering investing in the UK’s private rented sector for the first time, one of the major concerns will centre around the potential longevity of the market’s strength, and their own ability to see a
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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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