Categories for Guaranteed Rent

How long does it take to gain possession of a rental property?

December 5, 2018

How long does it take to gain possession of a rental property? Private landlords have to wait an average of over five months to regain possession of a property when applying to the courts according to new figures from the Ministry of Justice. The Residential Landlords Association says that the long delay in dealing with cases […] View article >

6 things to do to get a property ready to rent out

October 18, 2018

If you have decided to rent out a property that has not been rented out before, here is our guide to getting it ready for rental. 1.  First impressions count Check the front of your property.  Is it clean and tidy?  Is the door number clearly labelled?  Is the garden neat?  Does the outside light […] View article >

How to turn your residential property into a buy to let property

August 22, 2018

You may never have considered it, but your residential property could be a stepping stone into buy to let investment. The process of turning your residential property into a buy to let is relatively easy and straight forward, even more so if you do not have a mortgage on it. You can use the equity […] View article >

Evicting a tenant – the long road that no landlord needs to tread

July 19, 2018

When first time landlords start out in property, there are two things that they fear the most: 1.  The tenant will not pay the rent. 2.  The tenant will damage the property. Unfortunately, even experienced landlords find that this is the case, and very often the two come in tandem! A new report has found […] View article >

Guaranteed Rent – Landlord Case Study

February 27, 2018

For today’s blog, we are presenting a case study of a novice landlord and why they chose our market-leading Guaranteed Rent service. We spoke to Carol Murphy about her first BTL property. 1.  How did you become involved in Buy to Let? I inherited my childhood home when my dad died.  It is a 3 […] View article >

Struggling to sell a property? There is another option …

January 29, 2018

A new league table produced by the HomeOwners Alliance showing how long it takes homes to sell on average in different postcodes across England and Wales suggests the average time for a property to go under offer is 61 days. However, the longest postcode they investigated had an average time of 108 days before going under […] View article >

Costs of running a rental property

November 15, 2017

When working out whether a property makes a viable investment or not, it’s important to understand the running costs on an annual basis. It is interesting to consider that the costs of running a property valued at £50K will be similar to the costs of running a property valued at £250K and that there will […] View article >

Expat landlords investing in UK property

September 12, 2017

The fall in the value of the pound against the Euro is making the U.K. property market increasingly attractive to expats. The pound has dropped by almost 15% against the euro over the past year and means that buy-to-let investors based abroad now get more for their money when buying property in Britain. The Skipton […] View article >