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How Landlords Finance Investment Property

If you’re interested in becoming a property investor, developer or landlord, one of the first questions you may ask is “how do landlords finance rental property?” Well, there is actually a range of finance options available to get you off the ground. Even experienced large portfolio landlords can find the market of alternative lending rather […]

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Renting Jargon – What Does it all Mean?

Residential Lettings can, at times, be a bit of a confusing minefield and sometimes we forget that not all our readers are experienced with all the technical terms and abbreviations. So we have decided to create this list of rental jargon busters for Landlords, Tenants and Letting Agents.   Jargon terms and their meanings Accelerated […]

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Getting Started As A Landlord

The UK’s property rental sector has seen phenomenal growth since the year 2000, and there are now around 5.4mn privately rented properties and households. This sector growth has doubled during the period and is predicted to be around 7.2mn by the year 2025. This makes the thought of becoming a landlord quite attractive, so if […]

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The Midlands An Emerging Rental Property Hotspot

Landlords looking for the next UK rental property hotspot will find that the Midlands is becoming more popular. Prices have risen quite dramatically over the past year or so. The area has seen a sharp rise in sales of properties worth £1mn or more. Up by 67% for the first half of 2018. This compares […]

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Is Renting To Pet Owners A Bonus Or A Bone Of Contention?

It’s a well-known fact that the UK is a nation of pet owners – around half of adults own a pet, which adds up to 11.1 million pet cats and 8.9 million dogs, not to mention the rabbits, goldfish and even snakes! Do you rent to pet owners? Nearly 50% of households own a pet! […]

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Should I do a landlord tenant credit check?

As landlords, it’s important for us to protect our investments from the minute a potential tenant wants to sign the tenancy agreement. Gathering background information about a tenant is a good way to help make a decision about whether they’re the right person for your property – whether the rent will always be paid, the […]

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Rental Property Maintenance: whose responsibility is it?

As a landlord, your property is a huge investment. Whether you manage one home or a hundred, you want to make sure that you protect your investment and, of course, keep your tenant’s home a safe and healthy place to live. One of the most common questions that we are asked as letting agents is: […]

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Energy Performance Certificates 10 years on.

In August 2007 Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced as part of the now defunct Home Information Packs under Part 5 of the Housing Act 2004. Initially introduced for larger domestic properties with 4 or more bedrooms which were marketed for sale, the requirement was gradually extended to smaller properties and eventually included rental properties […]

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