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Rentvesting: The millennial trend that’s taking off

It’s no news to anyone in the current economic climate that getting onto the property ladder can seem near impossible, especially for the younger millennial generation looking to live in the city centre or more expensive and exclusive locations. What is rentvesting? A homeowner buys a property in an area which is cheaper than their […]

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Cryptocurrency & Blockchain – Safe as Houses?

Unless you’ve been marooned on a remote desert island for the last few years, you’ll be aware of Bitcoin, the computer-based cryptocurrency that has been around since 2009. Cryptocurrency is hot news this year, and with blockchain technology capping the number of bitcoin that can be produced, property investors are increasingly taking the leap and […]

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Non-Resident Landlord – Tax reminder for overseas landlords

What is a Non-Resident landlord? A non-resident landlord is essentially a landlord who lives overseas for more than 6 months of the year and rents out a property in the United Kingdom and is therefore required to pay tax on any rental income. Drawbacks of being an overseas landlord Although it can be tempting to self […]

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Right to Rent Document Checklist For Landlords

Although Right to Rent checks have been around for a couple of years now as part of The Immigration Act 2014, surprisingly, they are still falling on deaf ears of some UK landlords. Download your 2017 How to Rent guide and landlord checklist here: https://www.gov.uk/guide Government statistics say that 11,300 Right to Rent checks are […]

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Oversupply of rental property leads to slowest annual rent increases since 2014

As anticipated, it seems that the surcharge on stamp duty and the fall in tax relief on buy-to-let mortgage interest is certainly making landlords think carefully about their next steps. Just this month, it has been revealed that the proportion of UK landlords who intend to sell property in the next year has more than doubled […]

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The outdated high street is living on borrowed time

If you’re a first time or even an accidental landlord, the prospect and reality of managing an additional property can seem daunting, but in the era of cost-effective and excellent quality online lettings agents, it’s now easier than ever to market and manage a new investment home. You see online lettings agents like ourselves have […]

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1st April 2018 will be no April Fools for landlords! Take action on your Energy Performance now!

As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to meet a minimum energy performance rating on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). In a bid to cut energy bills and carbon emissions, the minimum energy efficient standard (MEES) for non-domestic buildings, as announced […]

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Long Term Tenancy – A Better Deal For Tenants

The Government wants a better deal for tenants and is pushing for landlords and agents to provide a long term tenancy option for tenants. Surging house prices, the inability to save for a deposit and the lack of suitable property stock will no doubt continue to contribute to ‘generation rent’, and with job insecurity also […]

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