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How To Get Better Tenants

4th January 2021

As a landlord, finding and keeping the ideal tenant for your property is something we all strive to achieve. We’ve all hear stories of those nightmare tenants – maybe you’ve even had them yourself – the ones who don’t take care of your property, don’t pay on time, are constantly complaining, or worse still are complained about by their neighbors. So what should you be looking for when you have a vacant property to fill? How can you find that perfect tenant? Here are some things you should consider.

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Things you should consider before you rent out your property (Part. 2)

18th December 2020

In our last article, we looked at the practical things that you need to consider before renting out your property. We covered the basics of getting the property up to standard, and making sure everything was in place in order to show the home in its best light, as well as making it a safe for your tenants. In part 2, let’s take a look at some of the formalities and processes you’ll be required to complete in order to ensure that all the legal boxes are ticked.

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Things you should consider before you rent out your property (Part. 1)

15th December 2020

Whether you are a first-time landlord, or you’ve got more than one property already, there are several things you will need to consider before you put your property on the rental market. No matter whether you are managing the property yourself, or having an agent manage it on your behalf, bringing the home up to standard before rental is your responsibility, and you’ll want to make sure that you are attracting the right tenants. In order to do that, you will need to take into consideration the following points, before you even begin to advertise the property.

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Section 11 Repairing Obligations – what you need to know

15th October 2020

Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, all landlords in the UK are expected to agree to a set of rules which ensure that tenanted properties are maintained and repaired up to a good standard. Here, we will take a closer look at what your responsibilities are as landlord, as well as what is and isn’t included in Section 11 of the Act.

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What Should You Look For When Buying A HMO?

10th September 2020

Given the right area, investing in a HMO can be a great way to increase the yield of a property, and a way to boost your portfolio. But whether you are new to the property game, or are a seasoned landlord looking for a different route, what should you be thinking about when you are looking for a HMO?

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Stamp Duty Holiday is a Win-Win for Landlords and House Buyers

2nd August 2020

During the Chancellor’s recent update, we heard the government plans to give homebuyers a temporary break on paying Stamp Duty. This move is part of the effort to get the economy moving again following the COVID Crisis, giving the property market a welcome boost. Let’s take a closer look at what this tax break means for home buyers, property investors, and landlords.

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Marketing Has Changed – Have You?

7th May 2020

One of the biggest lightbulb moments for people who attend our courses is this: The most vital thing you can do to grow your business is to have a sound marketing strategy and to be consistent with it. But often, when things get busy for us, marketing is the very first element of our business that we neglect. It’s unfortunate that it has become one of those things that we all tend to put on the back burner, something that we know is kind of important, but it can wait until we’re less busy.

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Waiting For Brexit Before Investing? You Might Be Making A Mistake

11th April 2020

Brexit. It’s enough to strike fear into all but the bravest buy to let investor. An estimated 17% of investors have been reported as ‘putting investments on hold’ until the fate of Britain’s departure from the EU is decided. But are they wrong in doing that? A recent report suggests that they are.

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What is an EPC and how do I read it?

2nd March 2020

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced in 2007 to give buyers a better understanding of the energy efficiency of a property they may wish to buy. The EPC is a legal requirement if you are selling or renting a property and are valid for 10 years from date of issue.

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Upgrade your bathroom and add value to your home

5th February 2020

If you want to add value to your home, and make it a better place to live upgrading your bathroom can bring surprising benefits. One of the most important rooms in a house, it's a place where you can relax and unwind after a hard day. As well as get ready before going out or calling it a night.

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