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To Bid or Not to Bid- The Benefits of Buying and Selling at Auction

Posted on July 24th, 2020.

Selling property at Auction has fast become a means of a quick, decisive sale. The preconceived views of Auctioneers selling “problem or distressed property” as a last resort are fast disappearing. In the current marketplace sellers are seeing some excellent results, in this article we explore the key benefits. An auction creates, enquiry, engagement, and […]

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Landlords Beware of No DSS Ruling

Posted on July 15th, 2020.

With demand for rental property increasing year on year, enquiries for homes from housing benefit claimants is at an all time high. Apart from the actual number of claimants, the demand from people in this part of the market remains high due to only a monority of Landlords and Agents who will consider them for […]

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Stamp Duty Give Away – What does this mean for Buy to Let?

Posted on July 8th, 2020.

In a bid to get the housing market moving The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak made two big announcements: namely on Stamp Duty and Energy Efficiency Standards. Whilst this was welcome news for Investors, as ever the devil is in the detail. In this week’s article, I share with you the pros and cons. Stamp Duty holiday […]

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London Rental Market Quarterly Review

Posted on July 2nd, 2020.

Average rents in London have risen but were down month on month by 4.6% in April 2020 and by 1.5% versus May 2019.The average rent in the capital now stands at £1,598 a month. The shortfall has been made up since the market re opened. The most recent figures from the Homelet Report give an […]

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Government Extension Of The Eviction Ban: A Recipe For Disaster

Posted on June 26th, 2020.

In last week’s article we explored why political parties of all persuasions are pro-tenant. With the Coronavirus Outbreak having caused considerable loss of life, it’s had a damaging effect on all other aspects of society and the Private Rented Sector is no exception. The Housing Minister, Robert Jenrick, announced in mid-June that there will be […]

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Why All Political Parties Are Anti-Landlord

Posted on June 19th, 2020.

Rolling the clock back to the early days of Buy-To-Let in the mid-1990’s, the general consensus was that The Conservatives were pro-Landlord , Labour pro-Tenant and The Lib-Dems somewhere in between. Fast forward to the present day and things are very different. Its no secret that we have seen the most significant changes in the […]

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Covid-19: A Guide For Landlords

Posted on April 22nd, 2020.

  Many buy-to-let owners are facing what is one of the most challenging times in recent history. I have put together this guide with your questions answered. Included are some additional resources to help manage your well-being throughout this time.  If you would like to discuss any aspects of it, you can reach me on […]

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Landlords Risk A Fine of £5,000 By The Spring of 2020

Posted on March 13th, 2020.

There could be hundreds of  thousands of rental homes in the UK that currently have a substandard energy efficiency rating. Landlords could each be facing a fine of £5000  if their property doesn’t have a minimum E rating as of April 1st. Whilst this is yet another cost to Landlords, renters in some of the […]

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Are You Making the Most of Your Buy to Let Investments? Here’s 8 ways to keep you ahead of the curve

Posted on February 21st, 2020.

As a Landlord making buy to let profitable has undoubtedly become more challenging in recent times. The recent tidal wave of rules and regulations have left many investors feeling overwhelmed and others like they are drowning in a sea of red tape. From minimum energy efficiency standards,  mandatory electrical installation inspections, Taxation and the Tenant […]

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Why Buy-To-Let Will Make A Comeback

Posted on February 14th, 2020.

In the past decade since the Global financial crash, the buy to let sector has gone through wholesale change. This has been one of the most challenging periods for Landlords when compared to the previous decade of 2000 to 2010. Roll the clock back 20 years and Buy-to-Let was the gift that kept on giving. […]

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Beat the Tax Man ! Here Are My Top 5 Tips for Buy-To-Let Investors

Posted on January 29th, 2020.

The new year has begun, and the new Financial Year will start in April. For Buy-to-Let Investors it means HMRC are phasing in the final part of their taxation rules. The Buy-to-Let sector has seen a marked decrease in new mortgages, just a year ago only 4300 new home mortgages were completed by landlords, over […]

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Will Building More Houses Solve the Housing Crisis?

Posted on January 24th, 2020.

We are constantly being told that the woes of Britain’s housing market are all to do with a lack of supply. From Governments to house builders and everybody else in between,  they’ve all bought into the idea that  we’re not building enough houses. Prices have soared , making home ownership a lofty ambition for a […]

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The Electrical Safety Regulations July 1st 2020

Posted on January 22nd, 2020.

Safety and compliance in the private rented sector have been overhauled in recent times, here is our guide on the upcoming changes for Electrical Installations in the Private Rented Sector. The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 will apply to new tenancies from 1st July 2020 and to existing tenancies […]

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