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Letting to Students

For many landlords we work with, the ‘perceived’ negatives associated to letting to students outweigh the positives and therefore immediately rule them out as prospective tenants. Thoughts of excessive drinking, boisterous behaviour, crowded parties, piles of dirty dishes and never-to-be-cleaned bathrooms are understandably what come to mind.  Having let many student properties up and down the Country, we are […]

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Letting a Property to Students

The number of people enrolling on college and university courses has almost doubled in the past two decades and the need for good housing has never been greater. Figures suggest that while nearly 500,000 live in halls of residence, around 680,000 students live in private houses of multiple occupation. This is good news if you […]

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Landlords! Do you need a HMO license?

House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is a commonly used term in property letting. However, few landlords really understand what it means and whether it applies to their rental property. What is a HMO? The term House in Multiple Occupation refers to a rental property which falls into one of the following categories: A house which […]

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Student rentals generating highest yields for landlords

Students and young singles generate the highest yields for landlords, buy-to-let mortgage specialist lender Paragon has revealed. Retired people are also high up the table (6.16%), followed by white collar / professional workers and executive or company lets (both 6.13%). At the other end of the scale, non-housing allowance benefit claimants generate the lowest yields […]

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