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Category: Landlord Business

The pros and cons of using managing agents for your property

Should you manage a let property yourself or hand that particular job over to a letting agent? That’s a classic and much-debated question that has probably been around as landlords themselves – and there’s still no definitive answer. Here are …

Making the most of your let property

In making the most of your let property, you are following the same principles as making the most of any business asset – on the one hand ensuring that the asset contributes its utmost to the profits of your enterprise …

Tenants and landlord Insurance

Tenants and landlord insurance are two of the fundamental elements defining your role as a buy to let property owner. Tenants, of course, provide the essential income to your business by way of the rent they pay. Landlord insurance is …

Top tips on keeping your tenants happy

Your goal as a landlord is to safeguard your buy to let property investment by keeping it tenanted and making sure that it generates the optimum rental income. That is the secret to your successful business. You can achieve that …

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 …

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 …

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 …