Letting Tip #4 – Prepare Your Property For Let

In the lettings market at the moment, demand is high and supply is relatively low. It is essential that you present your property in its best possible light to attract the best tenant. As a landlord, you want tenants fighting over your property as this will ensure you achieve maximum rent. Whether you conduct viewings […]

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Letting Tip #3 – Renovations & Decor

It’s no secret that rental properties can often take a bit of a beating, it’s the nature of the beast. Therefore it is vitally important to decorate or renovate with that in mind. Renovations and Decor Understandably, most novice landlords make their investment property aesthetically pleasing for as little as possible but that can be […]

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Letting Tip #2 – Taxation & Stamp Duty

All property transactions involve paying some sort of tax and investment properties are no different, if fact, landlords can bear the taxation burden more than most! You do need to understand the implications of both taxation and stamp duty on your investment purchase… Landlord Taxation and Stamp Duty Landlord Taxation When you start renting out […]

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Letting Tip #1 – Where and What to Buy?

The ultimate question for both seasoned landlords and those taking the first steps into property investment… What type of property do I buy and where do I buy it? Your Own Goals Before answering this, you need to know what you want to achieve from your investment? Is it a Short term or Long term […]

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill

Another piece of lettings regulation is due to come into force on 20th March 2019. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill has seems to have largely gone under the radar, being left a little in the shadows of the more newsworthy Tenant Fee Bill. The bill has passed through Parliament and received Royal Assent, making […]

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Private Landlords and the Tenant Fee Ban…

On the 15th January 2019, after what seems like an eternity of uncertainty,  the 1st June 2019 was announced as the date the Tenant Fee Bill will come into force. Although private landlords across the country may have heard whispers of the Tenant Fee Bill, many have failed to consider the impact it will have […]

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Further Landlord Legislation on the Horizon…

The Communities Secretary has announced that all private landlords will be legally required to join a redress scheme or face a £5000 fine. The article on property118.com below outlines the announcement in more detail: A new Housing Complaints Resolution Service has been announced for the entire housing market and for the first time ever, private […]

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Buy to Let of the Week

Here are our Buy-to-Let recommendations this week brought to you by Simon Joyce, our Derby property expert. Be quick though, some of these properties do sell during the time taken to record the video and post it on the site! Please note that these properties are general recommendations only and may not suit all types of […]

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Tenants Could Sue Over Poor Conditions

There seems to be no let up when it comes to more landlord legislation…  it’s Christmas for goodness sake! Here’s how Property Industry Eye reported  a new Private Members’ Bill which will allow private rental sector tenants to sue over the conditions of their property: A Private Members’ Bill which will allow private rental sector […]

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Deposits Capped at 5 Weeks Rent

The Government has announced that it is to cap Tenancy Deposits at 5 weeks rent. This article is from Property Industry Eye: Agents and landlords have united against what is being seen as the latest attack on the private rental sector by the government. In May the government said it would cap deposits at six […]

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