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Renting Out Your Property – Things to Consider

Renting Out Your Property – Things to Consider

Maybe you’re going on an extended sabbatical, moving to another region, relocating abroad or wanting to take the first steps in becoming a successful landlord. Renting out a property is an increasing popular trend in the UK and a good earner if the right steps are taken. There are numerous

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Buy-to-Let Rule Changes – What Do They Mean for Landlords?

Buy-to-Let Rule Changes – What Do They Mean for Landlords?

New buy to let rules have recently come into effect which will see stricter criteria for landlords. The rules are set to have an impact for those landlords with four or more mortgaged buy to let (BTL) properties. Under the new rules, if as a landlord you want to make

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Don’t Worry, Brexit Uncertainty Won’t Affect Student Housing Investment

Don’t Worry, Brexit Uncertainty Won’t Affect Student Housing Investment

Following the UK’s Brexit result in June 2016 to leave the EU, there has been no effect on student accommodation investments. In fact, 2016 saw the UK achieve its second highest ever investment volume in purpose-built student housing. Figures showed $5.84 billion (£4.5billion) ploughed into the student housing sector as

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Right to Rent Checks – It’s Your Responsibility

Right to Rent Checks – It’s Your Responsibility

As a landlord, it’s your duty to carry out “right to rent” checks whether renting out privately or through a letting agent. It’s in your best interests to ensure that tenants present all of the relevant documents to yourself or to a letting agent so your property or properties can

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Mortgage Interest Tax Relief Changes – What it Means for Landlords

Mortgage Interest Tax Relief Changes – What it Means for Landlords

Landlords across the UK need to be prepared for tax changes which are being introduced over the next four years. These changes will affect the property rental sector quite significantly. In the summer budget of 2015, the Government announced that landlords who were higher-rate or additional-rate tax payers would no

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Everything Landlords Need to Know About the New Minimum Energy Efficiency Laws

Everything Landlords Need to Know About the New Minimum Energy Efficiency Laws

The new minimum energy efficiency laws for landlords are going to have quite an impact. Landlords have around six months to make sure that their rental properties meet the new minimum energy efficiency standards or (MEES). To avoid hefty fines, it’s advisable to find out more about MEES with regard

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Buy-to-Let: Getting the Best Return on Your Investment

Buy-to-Let: Getting the Best Return on Your Investment

If you’re a landlord with many years of experience or a potential landlord, getting the best return on your investment property should be at the top of the agenda. It’s a fairly straightforward process buying the property, however renting it out can be fraught with problems. There are many things

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Will the General Election Affect the Housing Market?

Will the General Election Affect the Housing Market?

The recent announcement for a snap general election on June 8th 2017 came as a bit of a surprise to many. For landlords, general elections can create an amount of uncertainty within the property market and rental sector. Although certain areas of the UK’s property rental market have been running

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Why Choose a Local Lettings Agent?

Why Choose a Local Lettings Agent?

Looking to rent your property out? There are no hard and fast rules about which letting agent to choose but bear in mind, a local agent is probably the best bet. They have a good knowledge of the area, are on hand to answer any questions you may have and

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Landlords – are you fed up with juggling contractors?

Landlords – are you fed up with juggling contractors?

Being a landlord has its highs and lows. The highs are you’ve made a good investment in property and are going to reap financial rewards. The lows unfortunately range from poor tenants, having the property trashed and dealing with problematic contractors. A few of the common issues you may come

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