Are you weighing up the pros and cons of investing in a 'ready to go' property or a 'project property' that needs renovating.Read on
We provide specialist mortgage advice for landlords. Our teams of experts regularly write articles on buy-to-let, which you can find below.
Kate Faulkner is one of the UK's leading property experts appearing on BBC, ITV, Radio 4 and 5Live and is often quoted in the national press. Kate has authored over 10 books including four for Which? and has property columns in various magazines and newspapers.
Brian Murphy has over 25 years of financial services experience and is the head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau, often appearing on national television, radio and in national press.
If you can spare some time between Christmas and New Year, you should take care of these three jobs, to ensure you are prepared for the future, following recent tax and regulation changes.Read on
We all love to have a good Christmas and New Year, but it can be a source of tension for landlords and tenants if the ground rules haven’t been laid and a polite reminder given to tenants about what they can and can’t do over the festive periodRead on
Any landlord or property investor who has watched and listened closely to the budgets over the last few years and keeps up to date with the 400+ rules and regulations, will feel that the good work done in looking after tenants properly isn’t being appreciated by the Government much, if at all.Read on
Under the Immigration Act 2014, the Right to Rent scheme was rolled out across England on 1st February 2016, requiring every new tenant to be checked before any tenancy agreement is signed, to ensure they are legally entitled to be in the UK.Read on
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors have suggested that Theresa May needs to “get out [her] hard hat” as they estimate the UK faces 1.8 million shortage of rental properties.Read on
Read here to find out what a deduction in the bank rate means for landlords and their finances.Read on
At the end of 2015, we normally see various property price forecasts come through to guide us on how the market might perform in the following year.Read on
A ‘void’ is the period when a property lies empty between tenancies and is therefore not generating any rental income. Voids are regarded as one of the biggest things that can negatively impact a landlord’s profits and, unfortunately, they’re almost impossible to completely avoid.Read on
One of the biggest mistakes tenants and landlords make is waiting until September or October to check that the heating is working.Read on
With the recent Brexit vote, the subsequent Conservative reshuffle that included a change of Prime Minister and the current Labour leadership contest, it’s easy to forget that on the 7th May this year, we also had a new London Mayor, Labour’s Sadiq Khan.Read on
There has been much written recently suggesting private sector landlords of being the main reason for homelessness. The Crisis homelessness monitor for England (2016) states: “As a proportion of all statutory homelessness acceptances, loss of a private tenancy therefore increased from 11 per cent in 2009/10 to 29 per cent in 2014/15.”Read on
With the constantly changing lettings legislation in the Private Rented Sector, it’s essential you find a way to stay informed about new rules and regulations that you have to abide by as a landlord.Read on