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Category: Landlord Business

BTL landlords remaining positive

Various survey results indicate that most landlords continue to be positive about the prospects for their business in the years to come. That is welcome, given that the last 12 months or so haven’t been particularly full of great news …

Landlords and GDPR

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave 10 hours of testimony before the US Senate on the 10th and 11th of April 2018 – most of it connected with recent scandals surrounding the website’s disclosure of personal data about its members. For …

Being a landlord FAQS

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 …

Landlord’s obligations

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 …

HMO landlord Insurance

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 …

Landlord insurance and tenants

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 …

Buy to let stamp duty changes

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 …

Maximising your property portfolio profits

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 …

How to finance your portfolio

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 …

Are you keeping up to date inventories?

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 …