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Is Mould In A Rental Property The Landlord’s Responsibility?

Posted on September 23rd, 2022.

Parties Blaming Each Other Can End Up Taking Priority Over Resolving The Problem Over the past couple of decades, rental accommodation in London has greatly improved, however mould is still an issue plaguing both landlords and tenants alike. One of the biggest problems is that responsibility for preventing mould in the first place lies with […]

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5 Key Questions Landlords Should Ask Their Lettings Manager

Posted on September 9th, 2022.

Are You A Landlord Who Wants To Minimise The Difficulties Of Managing Your Property If you’re a landlord in London and you want to minimise the difficulties of managing your property by using the services of a lettings manager, knowing the right questions to ask is key to success! At Ashmore Residential we have years […]

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Are Cities Seeing A Resurgence Of Tenants?

Posted on August 19th, 2022.

Now We’ve Returned To A “New Normal”, How Do Things Stand On The Rental Property Front? Landlords with rental properties in areas including London have recently faced troubling times. Renters began to move away from built-up areas to small villages and towns during the Covid-19 pandemic, seeing the appeal of a home in a location […]

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5 Tips To Make Your Property Look Lighter And Larger

Posted on August 12th, 2022.

Not Every Property Has Large Windows Or Plenty Of Floor Space! Space and light are two key things that tenants and buyers are looking for when searching for a home in London . Sadly, not every property has large windows or plenty of floor space. However, if your property happens to be a compact basement […]

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4 Tips For Handling Vacant Rental Properties

Posted on August 5th, 2022.

When A Property Is Vacant It Can Be Vulnerable To Potential Problems As a landlord in London , you’ll almost certainly have had times when your rental property was vacant. Sometimes, it’ll only be a short-term vacancy in between tenancies, but sometimes, the void period will be longer. During those long vacancies, apart from a […]

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Property Market Update: What’s Happening In The UK Property Market – July 2022

Posted on July 29th, 2022.

House prices have hit yet another record high, while the true scale of the UK’s price increases has been revealed, and a study has shown the locations where properties sell the fastest. Read on for all this and more in July’s property market update. House prices rise for the sixth consecutive record month Asking prices […]

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10 Top Tips For Making A Rented House Feel Like A Real Home

Posted on July 22nd, 2022.

Sometimes, renting a home in London makes it difficult to make your living space feel homely. Worrying about losing your deposit can deter you from making changes. But luckily, there are many ways to add a special touch that’s all your own and make your rented home cosy without having to spend a fortune or […]

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6 Tips to Help you Find the Best Lettings Agent in London

Posted on July 15th, 2022.

So, you’ve got a property to rent out in the London area? Perhaps you’ve bought it specifically to rent out, or maybe you have inherited it and want to make it pay its way. Whatever your reasons, you’ve decided to employ the services of a local London lettings agent to help you! But how do […]

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How Much Is My Landlord Allowed To Increase My Rent By In A Single Year?

Posted on July 8th, 2022.

If you’re a tenant in London , you’re probably already feeling the bite due to the cost of living crisis. So, the prospect of facing a rent increase is the last thing you want to think about. Unfortunately, rent increases are a fact of life. So, here, we take a look at how much your […]

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Property Market Update: What’s Happening In The UK Property Market – June 2022

Posted on June 30th, 2022.

House prices have hit another record high, while interest rates have increased again, but there’s good news on the horizon for renters and first-time buyers. Read on for all this and more in June’s property market update. UK house prices reach record high House prices across the country have increased yet again, with the leading […]

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Are Your Tenants Going On Holiday? Here Are 4 Ways to Protect Your Property

Posted on June 24th, 2022.

Getting a text from your tenant saying, ‘I’m going on holiday!’, can fill many landlords with a sense of dread. Almost half of all UK burglaries happen when a property is empty. If your tenant is going on holiday, whatever time of year it is, and particularly on a long trip, here are four ways to […]

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How to Deal With Nosy Neighbours: 7 Top Tips

Posted on June 17th, 2022.

Having neighbours that are friendly and available is a sign of a great local community. But there’s a line between friendly and nosy. Sometimes, neighbours can cross that line. If your neighbours are nosier than you’d like them to be, it’s best to shut it down as quickly and politely as you can. In this […]

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What Are My Access Rights As A Landlord in London ?

Posted on June 10th, 2022.

If you’re a landlord in London , you may be wondering whether your tenants have the right to refuse you entry to your own property. Here at Ashmore Residential, we often meet landlords who are uncertain of their access rights, so here is our expert guide to help you understand your legal position. It’s My […]

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Will I Attract More Tenants As An Eco-Friendly Landlord in London ?

Posted on May 31st, 2022.

More people in London are starting to recognise the importance of becoming more green, and here at Ashmore Residential, we’re increasingly seeing prospective tenants who are interested in renting an eco-friendly property. Yet, there aren’t many landlords out there who are keen to embrace a more environmentally-aware approach to letting. It seems, then, that there’s […]

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Tips To Get Your Buy To Let Ready For Summer

Posted on May 23rd, 2022.

As the warmer weather starts to approach, it’s the perfect time to get your buy-to-let property in London ready for new tenants to move into immediately. Here are just a few tips on how to get your buy-to-let ready for summer. Spruce Up The Garden It can be extremely difficult to keep your garden looking […]

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Which Documents Should My Landlord Give Me?

Posted on May 13th, 2022.

If you’re renting a property in London , your landlord has a responsibility to supply you with several important documents. Not sure what those are? The expert team here at Ashmore Residential has prepared this helpful guide so you know exactly what to expect as a tenant. 1. Your Tenancy Agreement The most important document […]

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Property Market Update: What’s Happening In The UK Property Market: April 2022

Posted on May 3rd, 2022.

The housing boom is showing no signs of slowing down, while an ONS report has revealed the number one factor when it comes to property prices and the staggering rise in prices since the pandemic started. Read on to find out more, plus the latest news on rising rental costs. Demand for property continues to […]

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A Jargon Buster Guide For Buy-To-Let Landlords in London

Posted on May 3rd, 2022.

If you’re a buy-to-let landlord in London , or you’re considering renting out your property, you may be confused by the many industry terms you find in use. That’s why the team here at Ashmore Residential have put together this helpful jargon-busting guide so you can be better informed. ADR – Alternative Dispute Resolution. This refers […]

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Should I Let Tenants Keep a Pet? 5 Things to Consider

Posted on April 22nd, 2022.

Data circulating the property industry provides a clear message – landlords don’t like tenants keeping a pet. With only 7% of UK rentals advertising themselves as pet-friendly, we think there’s a lot of missed opportunities from landlords sticking with the ‘no pets allowed’ policy. In this article, we’ll explore what the UK law is on tenants […]

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How to Make Your Rental Application Stand Out: Get the Property You Want!

Posted on April 8th, 2022.

When you’ve found your dream rental, there’s nothing worse than finding out the property is in high demand – and you’ve got competition. If multiple people are applying for the house or apartment you want, you may be wondering, “How can I make my rental application stand out?”. In this article, we’ll share our advice […]

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Landlords: How Will Sadiq Khan’s Rent Freeze Affect You?

Posted on April 5th, 2022.

Over the next 2 years, Landlords could be facing heavy bills of as much as £15,000 as there have been talks from Mayor Sadiq Khan for tighter rent controls in London. So.. How Does This Stack Up? This would mean, buy-to-let investors are at risk to lose thousands as the demand from the mayor to […]

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Property Market Update: What’s Happening In The UK Property Market: March 2022

Posted on April 1st, 2022.

Interest rates have increased again, the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme has launched, and one major lender has reported record annual price rises. Read on for all this and more in our March property market update. With the clocks going forward at the end of the month, lighter evenings and Easter just around the corner, the traditional […]

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5 Key Questions to Ask Former Landlords During Reference Checks

Posted on March 25th, 2022.

When you’re signing a new tenant, getting a reference from a previous landlord is an excellent opportunity to learn more about who the person is, and how well they’ll look after your property. While not all tenants will have rented a property before, if you’ve been given a previous landlord as a reference, you may […]

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Guide for Landlords: What Questions Should I Ask a Guarantor?

Posted on March 11th, 2022.

If your tenant doesn’t pass their financial or credit check, or you’re concerned about their ability to pay the rent and bills, you may ask them to provide a guarantor. Our short guide for landlords will give you valuable insights into some of the questions you should ask a guarantor who has put themselves forward […]

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Landlords: How to Find the Perfect Tenant in London

Posted on March 4th, 2022.

Being a landlord in this area can be highly lucrative, especially with the current demand for high-quality rental properties in London . However, the key to success in the rental market lies in preparing effectively and securing an excellent tenant.  What is a ‘Good Tenant’? Particularly in the capital, although common in most big cities, […]

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Landlords: How Can You Reduce Your Tax Due On Your Income In 2022?

Posted on February 28th, 2022.

A change in tax threatens to put pressure on buy-to-let revenues at a time when lots of landlords are still struggling with lost rental income from the effects of the pandemic. The private rented sector closely avoided another stamp duty tax rise in 2021, there was a last minute 4% increase to the investor surcharge put in […]

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Landlords: How To Be Tax-Efficient When Investing In Buy-To-Let.

Posted on February 28th, 2022.

There are new regulations that will bring further challenges for buy-to-let investors in 2022 however, we are here to give you tips and advice on how to stay tax-efficient. As we are coming out of the pandemic and slowly getting back to a steady growth in the rental market with tenant demand increasing and rents […]

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2022 Update: EPC Rules are Changing

Posted on February 18th, 2022.

Energy Performance Certificates (or EPCs) have, until now, been barely significant when it comes to the London housing market. But it’s important to be aware that there are big changes afoot with regard to EPC requirements, and landlords in London need to pay close attention. So, what changes are coming to the EPC requirements? What […]

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Landlords in London : Get ready for Right to Rent changes

Posted on February 11th, 2022.

The 6th of April is fast approaching, and new laws are set to be introduced on that date that will affect landlords in London . If you rent out your property in London , you need to get ready for the new Right to Rent changes in order to avoid being fined. So, read on, and […]

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How to Choose a Letting Agent in London : 7 Questions to Ask

Posted on January 28th, 2022.

Choosing the right letting agent is an important decision. Your property is a valuable asset and entrusting someone else to manage it for you isn’t something to be taken lightly. Working with an expert letting agent can help save you time and even money. Plus, you can rest assured that you’re managing your property in […]

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Should You Let a Property Furnished or Unfurnished in London ?

Posted on January 21st, 2022.

Are you in the midst of deciding whether you should let your property furnished or unfurnished? Many factors come into play when making the decision, like the location, target market, and your return-on-investment goals. If you’re on the fence about letting a property furnished or unfurnished, here’s an overview of the pros and cons to […]

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Landlords: Should You Let Tenants Decorate? 5 Things to Consider

Posted on January 14th, 2022.

Since the number of people renting long-term is growing, more tenants are finding themselves wanting to ditch the plain décor and make a rental feel more like home. But letting your tenants decorate a rental property is a relatively new concept for many landlords. As a landlord, knowing how to respond to the decorating trend […]

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New Year…New Agent?

Posted on January 7th, 2022.

We’ve noticed a trend recently. You love your home, you love London , but you’ve also realised that you need somewhere new. Perhaps somewhere larger, somewhere with a bigger garden, somewhere closer to the countryside, or even somewhere a little smaller. Yes, it appears you’ve got a dose of ‘ready to move’, whether you’re selling […]

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City, Coastal or Country? Which Holiday Lets Offer the Best Yields?

Posted on December 17th, 2021.

Following Brexit and the recent Covid-19 pandemic, more Brits are choosing the stay-cation over holidaying abroad than ever before. This means that UK holiday lets are in demand – and that’s big business for the owners of these properties! What is a Holiday Let? A holiday let is a property that is purchased to rent […]

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Is Buy to Let in London a Good Investment?

Posted on November 26th, 2021.

Is buy to let in London a good investment? That’s a really good question, for so many different reasons. Firstly, what makes a ‘good investment’? What are the hallmarks of a ‘good investment’? Secondly, is buy to let a ‘good investment for you’, personally speaking? Just like the word ‘good’ is a concept for discussion, […]

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Should You Work With a Letting Agent as a Landlord?

Posted on November 19th, 2021.

Are you wondering whether you should work with a letting agent as a landlord? Depending on your situation, working with a letting agent can be a great way to save time, money and stress. If you’re wondering what a letting agent does and whether you should work with one, here’s everything you need to know […]

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How to Attract the Best Tenants for Your Rental Property in London

Posted on November 12th, 2021.

Finding the best tenants for your rental property in London is perhaps the most important aspect of being a landlord. Good tenants will always pay their rent on time, respect the property as if it’s their own, and leave it in excellent condition when they move out, giving you far less headaches to deal with. […]

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Rent-Friendly Decorating Ideas That Won’t Lose You Your Deposit

Posted on November 5th, 2021.

Who says you can’t make your rental feel like a home? While your lease may not allow you to drill holes, rip out tiles, or re-paint, rent-friendly decorating is a growing trend! From adding removable wallpaper to peel-and-stick tiles, you can add a personal touch to your rental home without breaching your lease. As long […]

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Essential Tips to Help You Rent Out Your Home

Posted on October 22nd, 2021.

Considering renting out your home in London but not quite sure where to get started? You’re in the right place. With years of experience in matching landlords with tenants, we’ve got the lowdown on all the essential steps you need to take to rent out your home. The team at Ashmore Residential have put together […]

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4 Things To Know About Landlord Insurance in London

Posted on October 15th, 2021.

Are you thinking about investing in landlord insurance? While it may not be a legal requirement, you’re leaving yourself open to a huge amount of risk without it. Here are the most important things you should know about landlord insurance, including what it is and what type of insurance you should get. What Is Landlord […]

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How To Rent To International Students in London

Posted on October 8th, 2021.

Are you thinking about renting your property to international students? Most landlords are put off by the idea of renting to international students. But you can have more security, attract a higher quality tenant, and have better income protection. If you are considering the idea, here are our tips on how to rent to international […]

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Is Owning A Rental Property in London Worth It?

Posted on September 24th, 2021.

Have you been thinking about buying a property to rent out?  Perhaps you’ve been looking at ways to invest some money and have seen that property could be a good option. After all, everyone seems to be doing it, don’t they? You may have done your homework, and carried out lots of searches online, seeing […]

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Autumn Jobs: How to Prepare Your Home and Garden

Posted on September 17th, 2021.

A rare warm breeze is a playful reminder that we are now into autumn, the summer months having passed us by. Blue skies peppered with clouds will seemingly quickly turn to rain. Mornings start with wet ground underfoot, while the nights are already drawing in and the streetlights in and around London will be glowing […]

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Room Upgrades That Add The Most Value To Your London Home

Posted on September 10th, 2021.

When it comes to adding value to a home, most people automatically think of big, expensive projects like a conservatory or an additional bedroom. While these will undoubtedly add value to your property, it’s not always as much as people think, and in some cases it can be far more cost effective to re purpose […]

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5 Things Tenants Want From a Rental Home in London

Posted on August 27th, 2021.

The wish list for tenants is ever-growing. As the rental market becomes even more competitive, people are looking for more features in a rental than just a good location and a clean property. Using our expertise here at Ashmore Residential, we’ve come up with the five things that London tenants want from a rental. 1. […]

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Our Top 10 Tips for Finding the Perfect Rental Property in London

Posted on August 20th, 2021.

Renting is definitely having its moment, with the number of households living in the private rented sector continually increasing. In fact, an estimated one fifth of the UK population now live in rented accommodation. Some may claim that this is because UK families have been priced out of the buying market. However, the latest English […]

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Landlords: How To Keep Your Tenants Happy

Posted on August 13th, 2021.

As a landlord, you want stability, and you want to be confident in the knowledge that good tenants are going to stay and the rent will continue coming in. Here, we look at how landlords can keep their tenants happy – and why it is so important. Happy Tenants = Happy Landlord There are many […]

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Property Market Update: What’s Been Happening In The UK Property Market July 2021

Posted on August 5th, 2021.

The London property market is continuing to enjoy a boom, with prices also reaching record highs nationwide. With demand far outweighing supply, many buyers are increasingly paying more to secure their dream properties. Read on to find out more, with some of July’s key headlines across the UK property market: UK Prices Reach Record High […]

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The Benefits of Owning a Buy to Let Property

Posted on July 23rd, 2021.

Owning a buy to let in London and renting out your property can be very rewarding. It can be a way of having a regular income coming in, together with actually owning something that should increase in value over time. If you are considering renting out a property, there are many things you need to […]

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7 Steps to Becoming a Residential landlord in London

Posted on July 16th, 2021.

There are a number of reasons people become residential landlords. Often, it’s because someone wants to do more with their savings and sees property as a sound investment with a regular income. It might also be that a person becomes an accidental landlord after inheriting a property or moving into a house with a partner. […]

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8 Questions Every Landlord Should Ask a Prospective Tenant

Posted on July 9th, 2021.

When you’re renting out your property in London , you want to get things right. After all, it’s your property, and you want to ensure it is going to be looked after and that the rent is going to be paid. It’s a business, and you don’t want any interruptions to occupancy. So, to help […]

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How to Make Your London Garden Summer Ready

Posted on June 25th, 2021.

Whether you are a green fingered fanatic and can’t wait to pull on your gardening gloves and get stuck in, or if you consider the maintenance of your outside space as just another household task that you need to tick off a list, you can’t deny that the imminent arrival of summer is the perfect […]

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The Top 10 Legal Tips For Landlords in London

Posted on June 18th, 2021.

Whether you already have a property you’re looking to rent out in London or you’re thinking of investing in a buy-to-let, it’s vital that you know your legal responsibilities and requirements as a landlord, both to protect yourself and your tenants. Here are our 10 top legal tips for landlords. 1. Take Out Landlord Insurance […]

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When is the Right Time to Hire a Property Management Company in London ?

Posted on June 11th, 2021.

Property management companies are an invaluable element of the investment process. In the early stages of their investment career, many landlords overlook the value that solid management can bring. From sourcing quality tenants to ensuring that all legal requirements are met, an excellent management team frees up the landlord’s time to focus on doing what […]

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Property Market Update: What’s Been Happening In the UK Property Market May 2021

Posted on June 1st, 2021.

Well, what a month it’s been! The UK property market is currently enjoying a continued boom with prices expected to continue rising in the coming months. Here’s our round-up of some of the key headlines for May. Average asking prices have reached a record high According to listings website Rightmove, average property prices have reached […]

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Interior Design For Your Home in London : Is Grey Here to Stay?

Posted on May 28th, 2021.

Guest post from Interior Designer Having just completed the interior design for a recently sold property in London from top to bottom, I was recently asked “What’s your go-to colour?” My immediate and resolute response: “Grey.” This admission was met with open-mouths and incredulous stares as I was advised in no uncertain terms that ‘grey’ […]

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10 Tips for Buy-to-Let Success

Posted on May 21st, 2021.

Buying a property and letting it out can be very rewarding. Not only do you receive a rental income, but the property itself should also increase in value over time. The property you are renting out is an investment, but you must make sure that it is looked after and well maintained. Of course, you may […]

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Own a First-Time Buyer Property in London ? Consider Letting it for 12 Months

Posted on May 14th, 2021.

So, you have a property to sell, and it would be ideal for a first-time buyer? Did you know that many first time buyers are struggling to get mortgage deals right now as lenders become more risk-averse and house prices boom? This, coupled with financial hardship for some first-time buyers means that your property could […]

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8 Things Every Landlord Should Know

Posted on April 29th, 2021.

Whether you’ve just bought your very first property in London or your fifth, being a landlord is a role where you can continually keep learning new things and facing new challenges. Other than keeping abreast of what’s happening in the property market, you also need to ensure that you’re following all the latest rules and […]

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How to Decorate Your Rental Home in London

Posted on April 22nd, 2021.

Just bought or about to renovate a rental property in London and not quite sure how to approach the decor and design of it? The good news is that there’s plenty you can do to spruce up your rental home without needing to invest too much. Just because you’re not an Interior Designer doesn’t mean […]

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5 Ways London Landlords Can Reduce Their Upkeep Costs

Posted on April 8th, 2021.

While there are many reasons people become landlords, there are no two ways about it – the most common reason is money. If you’re a landlord, you may well have invested savings or taken out a buy-to-let mortgage on a property. You’ll be thinking about the return on the investment in terms of rental yields […]

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5 Ways Landlords Can Increase Their Rental Yield

Posted on April 1st, 2021.

You’ll probably know this already if you are a landlord, but if you don’t yet, you should get to know it – because rental yield is important! But, what is rental yield and what do you, as a landlord in London need to know about it? Put simply, rental yield is a way to measure […]

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Choosing the Right Letting Agent: What Are The 6 Things Landlords Need To Know?

Posted on February 25th, 2021.

Apart from coffee shops and big-name chain stores on our High Streets, there is now a Letting Agent on every corner. With thousands of letting agents keen for your business, how do you know which is the right one for you? Finding the perfect partner has never been easier. Or so we are told… Looking […]

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Chasing The Yield

Posted on February 18th, 2021.

Since the early days of Buy-To-Let, yield has been the yardstick for Investors. As the Buy-To-Let sector continues to grow, I believe that yields will continue to be an important metric in the next five years.   House price growth from 2020 to 2025 will likely be lower than it was from 2015 to 2020, […]

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Lets with Pets: What do Landlords and Agents need to Look Out For?

Posted on February 10th, 2021.

The demand for rental homes from tenants with pets is rising. The Government intends to pass  new legislation banning Landlords from stopping tenants keeping pets in rental homes. Landlords and their Agents need to be diligent in identifying the damage caused by pets. Over recent months there has been cross-party support for making  it easier […]

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Landlords: 12 dates for your diary in 2021

Posted on December 4th, 2020.

Every year there are changes in tax and legislation , though 2021 will see more changes than usual. The pandemic has had a significant impact on the UK housing market. Many Landlords have accepted much lower rents this year with diminishing returns, whilst others have struggled to evict anti-social and defaulting tenants. This issue was […]

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Has 2020 Been A Milestone Year For Landlords?

Posted on December 1st, 2020.

The Covid-19  pandemic has caused considerable losses to many Investors as well as impacting relations between Landlord and Tenant. Thanks to Government intervention, financial assistance and the Furlough Scheme has helped to avoid mass-unemployment and a high number of mortgage defaults. The extension of the Furlough Scheme was welcome news as it has helped to […]

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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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