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Guide to Protecting your Property

Posted: 22nd Feb 2017

22nd February 2017 Introduction 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. Having Read the full article…

The Big FAQ Guide for Landlords

Posted: 6th Feb 2017

Updated 6th February 2017 Introduction The size of the private rented sector in Britain’s housing market has doubled since 2002 with 19% (4.3 million) of all households in England in 2014-2015 being privately rented. And even with recent changes in the income tax regime that are likely to end up squeezing the profits made from such Read the full article…

The Accidental Landlord Guide

Posted: 16th Sep 2016

Updated 16 September 2016 Introduction The difficulties faced by many people in owning the home in which they live has significantly increased the size and importance of the private rented sector in providing that essential human need, housing. According to the Guardian newspaper,  the latest figures from HMRC show that there are 1.75m private sector Read the full article…

Guide to UK Holiday Homes

Posted: 16th Sep 2016

Updated: 16 September 2016 Introduction Ever stuck for holiday ideas? Planning a weekend break, but not sure where to go? When it’s time to kick back and relax, if you are looking for a complete change of scenery, you might want to think about the benefits of investing in your own holiday home. Or maybe you Read the full article…

Choosing the most suitable landlord insurance

Posted: 14th Sep 2016

Any property owner is likely to have an interest in protecting that asset with appropriate insurance. This is no different for the buy to let landlord, who is interested not only in the protection of the structure and fabric of the building, but also additional risks and perils which may threaten the business itself. Choosing Read the full article…

Property Glossary

Posted: 4th Aug 2016

Act of God – a natural event, such as a storm, lightning or earthquake, rather than an incident caused by human action. Whether or not such natural events are covered in an insurance policy is a question solely for the schedule of insurance and relevant policy wording. ARLA  – The Association of Residential Letting Agents, Read the full article…

Beginners Guide

Posted: 20th Jun 2016

Updated 20th June 2016 Becoming a landlord In one sense, becoming a landlord couldn’t be easier. All you really need to do is to start to obtain any form of rental income from your property and you have, by default, transformed into a landlord. However, doing it properly and professionally is an entirely different affair. Read the full article…

Importance of reviewing your landlord insurance

Posted: 4th May 2016

It’s curious how many of us seem to approach the question of insurance. A renewal notice or reminder comes around each year, and there is a tendency simply to arrange the same cover as last year, with the same insurer, almost as a reflex reaction. Renewals based on what amounts to little more than a Read the full article…