Guides

Beginners Guide to becoming a Landlord

The definitive guide on what you need to know when you become a landlord. Topics include your legal obligations as a landlord; buying at auction; building a relationship with your tenant; marketing your investment etc  Read more

Guide to being a landlord

Already, nearly one in five households (18% of all households) rent their accommodation from a private sector landlord, according to research that was published in the Telegraph newspaper towards the end of 2014. The total value of all this buy to let property is estimated to be some £1 trillion…Read more

Guide to Unoccupied Property

Our compact guide to unoccupied property discusses the risk your property may face while standing empty for any number of reasons, whether you are a landlord or an owner-occupier planning on leaving your home empty for several weeks. It explains the importance of having the most appropriate cover. Read more

Guide to Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies

This short guide explains why you need to understand the difference between assured and assured shorthold tenancies; national differences; your legal obligations; and potential ramifications of not complying … Read more

Guide to Renovating

There are a number of reasons why a landlord may decide to renovate a property for subsequent letting to tenants. Read our guide to find out more … Read more

Guide to Protecting your Property

However good the deal you were able to get when purchasing your buy to let property, it is still likely to represent a considerable investment – one designed to deliver a steady income through the receipt of rents and the longer term appreciation in the capital value of the property… Read more

Finding your next investment property

Who wants to be the landlord of buy to let property? A very large number of people to judge by current reports and commentaries. So, what is the attraction and how might you go about finding your next investment property as the foundation for a thriving buy to let business?…Read more

Guide to Marketing your Properties

If you are the owner of buy to let property, marketing the accommodation is likely to be high on your list of priorities. Successful marketing, after all, is probably the best route to selecting and retaining the tenants that provide the rental income on which your business depends….Read more

Complete guide to being a commercial property landlord

Are you a commercial property landlord or becoming one?  You might want to read our comprehensive guide to commercial propertry risk management and insurance… Read More

Big FAQ guide for landlords

With more than 1.7 million buy to let mortgages having been advanced in the past 16 years and despite recent changes in the income tax regime that are likely to end up squeezing the profits made from such property investment, there appears still to be widespread interest amongst both large and small investors. If you are thinking about joining the ranks of these entrepreneurs, what are some of the questions most likely to arise about being a landlord? This guide aims to cover the Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Read more

Finding your next investment property

As with many instances of financial planning and decision making, the choice of a buy to let investment typically results from a consideration of the alternatives and an assessment of the options most likely to suit individual needs and circumstances. Here we discuss the attractions of property investment, what you need to consider, and how to find your next investment property. Read more

Landlords and Cannabis Farms

It might seem strange to see landlords and cannabis farms mentioned in the same breath. But a very real connection may exist and, when it does, the consequences for the landlord and his buy to let business may be dire. Read more

Guide to maximising your let property

A look at how you can get the most out of your let property. Read more

Guide to choosing a letting agent

Choosing a letting agent, therefore, is an important decision and one which this brief guide is designed to help you make. Read more

A guide to selling your let property

Do you need to sell one of your let properties?  Here is a guide to help you through the process.  Read more

Landlords Guide to Health & Safety

A landlord has quite a raft of responsibilities and obligations, many of which are related to the health and safety of tenants; some of which may impact on the landlord’s insurance necessary to safeguard the integrity of the property; and some of which are designed to help maintain the standard and quality of housing within a particular local authority area. Read more