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Shot term lets - should there be selective bans? 23 February 2020

There"s something of a conspiracy of silence over the problem of short lets.

That is a stark claim but many siren voices demanding regulation of buy-to-let are quiet about short lets and their contribution to a shortage of housing, especially in major cities.... Read More

New Year`s Resolutions For Property Investors 10 January 2020

With the start of a new year - and, indeed, a new decade - in sight, it"s a good time for property investors to take stock and perhaps make some new year"s resolutions. Here are six ideas.

1. Check that your property really still is your pension

Perhaps you"ve been a property investor for a long time now.... Read More

Investing in buy-to-let properties as a new investor in 2019 05 February 2019

With Brexit potentially only a matter of weeks away, 2019 may not seem like the ideal time to be thinking of investing in the property market. Indeed, anecdotal evidence suggests that plenty of people are choosing to sit tight, pay down any existing debt as fast as possible and hold off from spending funds on big new purchases, whether those be holidays, home improvement projects, cars or property.... Read More

First year of Mortgage Interest Relief cuts to kick in 28 January 2019

If previous years are anything to go by, as the 31 January deadline looms, landlords across the country will be frantically preparing to file their self-assessment tax returns for the 2017-2018 tax period. Landlords have previously been able to claim 100% Mortgage Interest Relief (MIR) for rental properties, but this year that has been reduced to just 75% with the remaining 25% of mortgage interest qualifying for 20% tax credit, as the new regime kicks in.... Read More

5 ways not to add value to your home 25 January 2019

Five ways not to add value to your home -
You have probably read plenty of articles and advice on how best to add value to your home. However, have you ever thought about what not to do? Whether you"re hoping to sell in the near future or are hoping to improve your home"s value for the purpose of remortgaging, it is well worth learning what not to do - and why.... Read More

Thinking of using an online agent? You`ll be saying goodbye to 5% of the potential price if so! 08 November 2018

High street agents achieve more viewings, more offers, and in almost three-quarters of cases a 5% better price than online-only firms. The research, from The Advisory – an independent consumer advice group for house sellers – says that internet-only agents are very reliant on the portals to find buyers.... Read More

Schools: the top consideration for parents in property purchases? 29 September 2018

Choosing where to live once you have children can be a headache. While factors such as employment opportunities, transport links, and average wages and salaries still remain important, new considerations are added into the equation. Facilities such as parks and green spaces, child-friendly museums and galleries, and the availability of extra-curricular activities are all points to bear in mind, but it is schooling that usually tops the list.... Read More

Tenant demand increases in the UK as number of properties for rent falls 05 September 2018

Demand from new tenants in the UK"s private rented sector is rising at a time when the number of homes available to rent is falling, the latest figures show. The monthly data from the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) shows that the number of new prospective tenants registered per letting agent branch increased from 71 in June to 79 in July, the highest level seen in 2018 so far.... Read More

Why it`s hard being a landlord in 2018 13 July 2018

‘Being a landlord is easy". Regardless the size of your rental portfolio, it"s likely an opinion you"ve heard before. Put simply, it"s wrong. While the rental market still offers considerable opportunity for proactive landlords who stay on top of ever-evolving rules and regulations, it has also changed immeasurably in recent decades.... Read More

How to choose a block managing agent in Manchester 19 June 2018

1. Prepare the request for information (the ‘brief") Take time at the outset of the process to discuss and set down exactly what you want from the new managing agent. This important work begins with a clear understanding of your development: consider what"s important to your site; the make-up of the leaseholders and residents, and the sort of relationship you want with a managing agent.... Read More