Category: Landlord Business

Being a landlord FAQS

Posted: 26th Oct 2016

In the words of the Property Investment Project’s blog, don’t let anyone claim they can teach you everything there is to know about being a landlord. The specifics depend on the type of property or properties you let, the kind of tenants you have and even our own personality. A few basic lessons, however, might Read the full article…

Landlord’s obligations

Posted: 20th Oct 2016

As a landlord, when you enter into a contract with your tenants you are taking on a number of responsibilities and obligation – many of which also come with the force of law. The majority of these relate to ensuring that your tenants have a safe place in which to live that is free of Read the full article…

HMO landlord Insurance

Posted: 16th Mar 2016

If you are the landlord of a house in multiple occupation (HMO), you need to be aware of special rules and licensing arrangements which apply to such dwellings and to the special conditions which may attach to the insurance you arrange to safeguard your property and your buy to let business. What is a house Read the full article…

Landlord insurance and tenants

Posted: 3rd Feb 2016

At times, the relationship between landlord and tenant might be complicated. Especially if you are a new or “accidental” landlord you might be tempted into thinking that the best way of getting along with your tenants is to treat them almost as friends, in order to maintain an easy and mutually civil relationship. This is Read the full article…

Buy to let stamp duty changes

Posted: 20th Dec 2015

You might be forgiven for thinking that the screws are being tightened by the present government on buy to let landlords – certainly it is the view taken by the National Landlords Association (NLA), which has accused Ministers of attempting to “wipe out” the burgeoning buy to let sector. Not only has the government decided Read the full article…

Maximising your property portfolio profits

Posted: 14th Dec 2015

The purchase of property to be let to tenants has become a widely popular form of investment. The returns on your investment come from two potential sources: the income you receive from rents; and in the longer term, any appreciation in the capital value of the property if and when you come to sell it. Read the full article…

How to finance your portfolio

Posted: 26th Nov 2015

If you are looking to build up a portfolio of properties in which to invest, one of the first and most critical questions is likely to turn on the question of how to finance your portfolio purchase. General principles Investment in property is akin to any other business initiative – the prospects of a positive Read the full article…

Are you keeping up to date inventories?

Posted: 3rd Dec 2014

An inventory is an essential tool for landlords in the efficient and effective management of the property they let. Indeed, so important is such a document that it may need to be drawn up and agreed between both landlord and tenant not only at the beginning of any new tenancy but also at the end Read the full article…

Steps to take before a tenant moves in

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

There are obviously a number of things that, as a landlord, you will want to see to before your new tenants move in. These may typically fall into three broad categories namely: things relating to the preparation of the property itself; the selection and vetting of tenants; things that relate to the legalities of the Read the full article…

Top tips on keeping your tenants happy

Posted: 4th Jun 2014

As a landlord, ensuring you keep your investment property fully tenanted, and with an acceptable rental income, is key to making your business successful. There is one main thing that you can do that will really influence these factors – simply, keep your tenant happy! By being a landlord who goes above and beyond what Read the full article…