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Wonderful Warmers

September 12, 2018

Whether you’re renting your home or own your property, keeping warm without burning money, is something of an ongoing problem. The good news is that you don’t have to turn the thermostat up to max and suffer the bill – there are plenty of different ways to stay snug and still save those pennies. Comfort […] View article >

How to turn your residential property into a buy to let property

August 22, 2018

You may never have considered it, but your residential property could be a stepping stone into buy to let investment. The process of turning your residential property into a buy to let is relatively easy and straight forward, even more so if you do not have a mortgage on it. You can use the equity […] View article >

5 boxes that every investment property should tick

August 17, 2018

When choosing a property that is going to make a good investment, you should start by considering the needs of the tenant demographic you are intending to rent to. These typically include: >Young professionals – singles and couples >Families >Tenants in receipt of housing benefit >Elderly tenants – those that are downsizing – usually couples […] View article >

Heavenly Holiday Home Locations

August 17, 2018

If you’re thinking of buying a holiday home where you can kick back and enjoy the sun and fresh air or rent it out as a business, picking the right location is vital. While it may seem the height of extravagance to buy a place where you are solely able to get some quality me […] View article >

Summer Garden Furniture

August 2, 2018

As you are no doubt aware, we are enjoying a rather hot summer this year, with plenty of warm days and balmy evenings. If you’ve been thinking about investing in some new garden furniture, the good news is there’s plenty of choice out there. A little too much choice? We have compiled a list of […] View article >

5 year electrical checks to become mandatory for landlords

July 25, 2018

Earlier this month, the Government announced that they would be bringing in mandatory electrical checks for landlords. This was largely prompted following recommendations that came out of the Grenfell fire tragedy, where a faulty fridge in a kitchen on the fourth floor caused the fire that took the lives of 71 people. Although the date […] View article >

Preparing Your Home to be Sold

July 20, 2018

It’s a big decision when you decide to sell your home. If you’ve lived there any length of time, you’ll have to cope with the emotional impact of moving. You’ll also need to make sure that your home looks its best when people come to view. Here are our quick tips for preparing your home […] View article >

Evicting a tenant – the long road that no landlord needs to tread

July 19, 2018

When first time landlords start out in property, there are two things that they fear the most: 1.  The tenant will not pay the rent. 2.  The tenant will damage the property. Unfortunately, even experienced landlords find that this is the case, and very often the two come in tandem! A new report has found […] View article >

Choosing your First Buy to Let Property

July 16, 2018

While buy to let has had to contend with a few tax changes over the last couple of years or so, it still represents a good opportunity for those looking to invest. It still has the potential to provide a good return – you get the income from the rental of the property as well […] View article >

Government issue new “How to … ” Guides

July 2, 2018

The Government recently issued a new set of “How to … ” Guides, including a new version of the “How to Rent” booklet. The guides are designed to let renters and leaseholders know their rights, and are part of the Government’s drive to improve standards in the private rented sector. The most important of these, […] View article >