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Mortgages for landlords, the cost of living, average rents, and other UK property news

What are some of the challenges to domestic expenditure in the UK economy at the moment? And how does property news about the present state of the housing market reflect those trends? Perhaps some of the latest headlines will reveal …

Can solar panels help cut water heating costs?

Many property owners continue to struggle with the rising costs of energy bills. Energy consumption takes many different forms, of course, but a major expense comes from the simple need to heat your water. Can solar panels help to cut …

Types of landlord insurance

If you have joined the ranks of an estimated 2.8m buy to let landlords in the UK, your property is an investment – probably one of the most valuable investments you are likely to make. It makes sense, therefore, to …

The Spring Budget 2024 and landlords

Last month’s Spring Budget was billed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer as a “Budget for Long Term Growth”. Only time will tell whether it achieves that aim but, in the meantime, let’s look at just what the budget holds …

The latest UK property news: Boom time for renting, landlords’ economic value, energy bills and making savings

The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) branded the Spring Budget delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in March a “missed opportunity” for the housing sector. Let’s see whether the latest UK property news headlines paint a rosier picture. Renting …

The curse of rent arrears

Bad debts are the scourge of many a business – and, for landlords of course this takes the shape of rent arrears. Managing any rent arrears is important for the cashflow of any buy to let business and the bottom …

Dealing with tenant rent arrears

If you are the landlord of buy to let property, what is likely to be one of your chief worries? If you are like the majority of landlords, this is likely to be a question of your tenants continuing to …

How to sell off your property portfolio

If you have decided to sell off your property portfolio, we have put together some quick tips to help you achieve your investment objectives. Assess your portfolio Begin by evaluating your entire property portfolio. Determine which properties you wish to …

Rent levels, regulating housebuilding, what to look out for when buying an older property and “bribes” to secure a house purchase

What are the current hot topics of UK property news? Let’s delve behind some of the headlines to find out. New attack on Airbnb landlords in Scotland – possible bin collection charges The government in Scotland already regulates Airbnb properties …

I have loss of rent cover and my client has left the property owing me money. Can I claim?

Unfortunately, no you cannot. If your tenants were forced to vacate your property as a result of an insured risk, your let property insurance may offer you contributions towards your loss of rental income and emergency accommodation expenses for your tenants. …