Categories for Landlord

Rent arrears and landlord fears!

May 11, 2015

A poll conducted by Today’s Landlord has revealed that the biggest fear landlords have this year is unpaid rent. The survey showed that just under two-thirds polled believe unpaid rent is the biggest fear for landlords in 2015, while nearly a fifth fear property damage and 16.58 per cent are worried by the growing amount […] View article >

Landlords – beware of burglaries this summer

May 7, 2015

When the weather warms up people’s thoughts understandably turn to BBQs and summer holidays. What is not likely to be top of mind is the fact that the summer months are also the peak season for burglaries across the UK. Northwood Insurance Services has pulled together a quick reference guide to help you and your […] View article >

Overseas Landlord? What the new Capital Gains Tax rules mean for you

April 29, 2015

Recent changes in the rules of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) regarding non-residents means it would be beneficial to have your property valued. In this guest blog by Michael Wright, Director of Rita4Rent, he covers: The change in capital gains tax rules explained The methods of working out a capital gain for non-residents Where it could […] View article >

Latest landlord research provides insights into key trends.

April 27, 2015

The most recent gauge of landlords’ views on the current state of play in the  rental market and key trends has recently been released by Paragon. Here are some highlights: >The total number of buy-to-let loans in December 2014 was 18% up on December 2013, at 17,300 >45% of landlords surveyed expect tenant demand to […] View article >

“Accidental” landlords should consider professional support

April 13, 2015

Research from the National Landlords’ Association shows that 24 per cent of U.K. landlords – approximately 360,000 – came into the market accidentally or unintentionally. The survey asked landlords why they first entered the buy to let market: 11% entered by chance, for example through inheriting property; 5% acquired an extra property, for example when […] View article >

5 reasons why you should have landlord insurance

April 9, 2015

Landlord insurance might not be a legal requirement, but it is a sensible step to take to safeguard you and your property against unforeseen events. The right type of insurance can mean that you are adequately protected should a claim occur. Lucy Turner, Relationship Manager at Northwood Insurance Services lists 5 “what if” scenarios where […] View article >

Selling? Have a pet? Things you need to know

April 7, 2015

  Denise Watson co-owner of Northwood Wokingham explains why if you are looking to sell and have a pet there are a number of things you need to consider: Pets and people can be a prickly subject. So before I start I have to clarify that I have pets and apparently 46% of the UK […] View article >

Landlord living abroad – is now the perfect time to transfer funds?

March 31, 2015

Will Hewitson, Business Development Executive at TorFX explains why the current strength of the Pound can benefit overseas landlords. Whether you own a property in the UK or have savings in Sterling  which you need to transfer overseas, the current strength of the Pound could make it the right time to move that money abroad. […] View article >

A new breed of ‘silver landlord’ has arrived

March 18, 2015

Thanks to changes in pension regulations coming into effect in April people aged 55 and over will be able to access part or all of their pension pot.  At a time when stocks remain volatile and interest rates are low, the prospect of owning a rental property that provides both a regular income and appreciates […] View article >