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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

June 24, 2016

If you’re looking for a slightly different kind of property investment, you could do worse than the typical British beach hut! A relic left over from the Victorian era, they are as much a part of a visit to the seaside as ice-cream, donkey rides and of course, the odd rain shower.  Popularity seems to […] View article >

Top tips on decorating your BTL property

June 22, 2016

The first thing to remember when decorating a buy to let property, is that you are not going to be living there. It can be difficult to put your own likes and dislikes to one side, but in this case, practicality must win out. Think instead about who you want to rent the property to, […] View article >

Are intergenerational mortgages the way forward?

June 15, 2016

It’s already difficult for young people to get a foot on the property ladder and with the average UK house price expected to exceed £450,000 by 2030, the chance of owning their own home isnt likely to improve any time soon. Mortgage lenders, however are trying to address this problem with a new ‘intergenerational mortgage’. […] View article >

New surveys highlight landlord “stress points”

June 14, 2016

Two new surveys have highlighted landlord stress points, re-enforcing how lettings agents can assist in reducing landlord anxiety. According to a new report, Right to Rent is causing landlords extra stress and worry, especially in areas of the U.K. with a higher than average percentage of immigrants. Research from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) shows […] View article >

Tenants at risk put landlords at risk!

May 26, 2016

According to a new report released earlier this month by Royal London, almost five million renters in the U.K. have no plans in place to cover their rent if they stop earning for three months or more. Many landlords often say that they only let to “private” tenants, but a private tenant may only be […] View article >

The Shocking Truth about Overloading your electrical sockets

May 23, 2016

Government statistics show that electricity causes more than 20,000 fires a year in the UK. As a result, about 70 people are killed and 350,000 are seriously injured every year due to an electrical accident in the home. Over the last twenty years the number of electrical appliances typically found in a home has grown […] View article >

The opportunities & challenges of “long distance” landlording

May 13, 2016

Recent headlines in the media suggests that landlords should start to look further afield for higher yields. Whilst London and the South East continue to experience significant increases in capital gains, landlords looking for higher yields could do well to consider looking  further afield at lower value properties elsewhere in the country. In all price […] View article >

Houses fit for a pooch

May 12, 2016

With around 58 million pets across the country it’s no secret that the UK is a nation of pet-lovers.  People’s pets are very much a part of the family and like any member of the family, they need a bed. In honour of pampered pooches and pets thoughout the land we have pulled together a […] View article >

Renting to tenants with pets

May 6, 2016

When it comes to finding a rental property with a beloved pet in tow, sometimes tenants can find their options are limited, as landlords have refused to consider allowing pets in their properties. The landlord’s fears are normally related to  damage to the property and possible complaints from neighbours about noise or mess. However, landlords […] View article >

Balconies and BBQs don’t mix

May 3, 2016

As the temperatures rise and BBQs across the land are uncovered from their winter hibernation, it’s important to ensure that the BBQ is positioned safely. For those without the benefit of a back garden, using the balcony could be a tempting option, however as explained below, it’s a temptation that should be avoided at all […] View article >