Guest blog: Property Trends 2016

Guest blog: Property Trends 2016
According to Savills UK, the residential property market is supposed to grow by 18%-25% on a five-year period. Although the government’s vision is to build a million new homes by 2020, there are various internal & external factors that risk undermining this goal. On the other hand, commercial property prices in UK are constantly on the rise because of strong demands in all sectors (industrial, offices & retail). Some of the major trends highligh...

Should I rent to family members?

Should I rent to family members?
Do you have a buy-to-let property but you’re wondering what to do with it? Has renting it out to your siblings crossed your mind but you’re still unsure? Well, as we all know it can sometimes be difficult renting to our relatives and the last thing you want is a family feud. Not only can it have financial implications, but not every family member can be the best model tenant. So getting the necessary checks carried out is extremely important. We have co...

Guest Blog: Are dark days ahead for BTL?

Guest Blog: Are dark days ahead for BTL?
London Money have provided us with this really informative blog about buy-to-let properties and what the future holds for them. Landlords have enjoyed a good run since 1995, but there’s a new sheriff in town and he doesn’t seem so keen on their business model. Changes to second home stamp duty and the gradual reduction in BTL tax relief could be about to bring an end to the heyday of BTL investment. In short, the wheels are falling off the BTL bandwagon

Guest Blog: Why the appearance of your home can affect the income you make from it

Guest Blog: Why the appearance of your home can affect the income you make from it
Being a landlord comes with plenty of different responsibilities. Although there are both tenant and landlord rights, it is important that you know the difference between what you are duty bound to, and what your tenants should be doing. Failing to comply to the landlord regulations can dramatically affect the income that you will make from it. If you have recently bought a new house, or your previous tenants are moving out of an existing one, before yo...

Landlords: How to get more from your property

Landlords: How to get more from your property
For a lot of landlords renting out a property can be a big investment. You will want to get your property out there and make as much profit as possible. So if you find yourself asking “How can I increase my income from my rented property?” - take a look at our tips below. Advertising The best way to get more for your property is to market it to it’s full potential. There are other ways to advertise it than having the picture in an estate agents window

Guest Blog: Top Tips on how to legally evict tenants

Guest Blog: Top Tips on how to legally evict tenants
If the tenancy on your property has expired or you are having problems with your tenants, you’ll need to know how to go about evicting them from your property. The laws governing tenant evictions are incredibly strict and it’s essential that you follow the correct guidelines to avoid being accused of harassment or illegal eviction. Tenant evictions reached a 6-year high in 2015 so this is an increasingly serious issue for many landlords across the UK. Read...

Our tips for landlords: Make your rental property stand out

Our tips for landlords: Make your rental property stand out
As mortgages are becoming harder to obtain; this especially applies to first time buyers. It is not surprising that people are deciding to rent instead of buying a home. This might seem like an ideal situation for landlords but in fact it starts a fierce competition between landlords and rental prices. So if you are a landlord, how do you make your property stand out from the rest? Check out some of our tips below which can make your rental property rea...

Guest Blog: Should I still invest in buy-to-let?

Guest Blog: Should I still invest in buy-to-let?
London Money have provided us with this really informative blog about investing in buy-to-let properties. The answer is simple. Yes. No. Maybe..? In truth, the answer depends on the individual. There’s never ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to finance; what might be right for one of our clients could be totally unsuitable for another. When it comes to buy-to-let, especially, there’s a lot more to it than just throwing your money at a property and r

Guest Blog: Tackling the problem of rogue landlords in the UK

Guest Blog: Tackling the problem of rogue landlords in the UK
We have been provided with this blog from Hudsons which shows the problems which you could face with rogue landlords. Rogue landlords and letting agents have long been a problem in the UK and around the world. Although few and far between, landlords and agents tarnish the property industry as a whole and undermine tenants confidence in rental properties. Recent surveys show that 84% of tenants are happy with their accommodation landlord and that

Dressing rooms are making a comeback

Dressing rooms are making a comeback
Dressing rooms seem to be redefining their presence in the modern home. Although technically nobody needs a dressing room and it is a luxury rather than a necessity, it is in the female nature to crave one. Who doesn’t want to get ready in a dressing room and feel that Hollywood glamour? Even if you cannot afford a dressing room, a dressing table can work just as well and can be just as glamorous without costing the earth. Read on to find out the secrets o...