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OnboardPro Pre-Tenancy Software

Introducing OnboardPro Systems


OnboardPro are one of our latest sponsors here at Property118 and I think you will really like what they have to offer to increase the efficiency of the Private Rented Sector. Their cloud-based software combines the full pre-tenancy process into one efficient system guiding you step-by-step through the tenant move-in process.  Tenants can complete applications… Read more

Collaborative Divorce for Landlords

Collaborative Divorce for Landlords


Around 20% of my Consultancy clients come to me for advice about divorce. Perhaps unusually, every divorce case I have assisted clients with so far has been an amicable split. Maybe that is due to the fact that landlords are more worldly wise than to run up bills of £1,000’s over who takes custody of… Read more

Peter & Andrew Spencer

Structuring A Fair Deal – Please Critique


Before I go into the details of the deal I’d like you to critique I think it is only right to introduce myself as I’ve not posted on Property118 before.. My father and I are both full time landlords and avid Property118 readers. We are also clients of the consultancy services provided by Mark Alexander…. Read more

Joint Venture Agreed  - Help With Conveyancing

Conveyancing Needn’t Be Taxing


We are delighted to announce a new joint venture with Hawkins Ryan Solicitors.  Lots of the questions posted on Property118 are about buying, selling and owning properties in the most tax efficient manner. It appears to be quite rare for conveyancing solicitors to advise their clients on the most tax efficient property ownership structure and… Read more

Property portfolio leverage - what is the right amount

Property Portfolio Leverage – what is the right amount?


Leverage is a topic that I spend a great deal of time thinking about. In my humble opinion a lot of writers/’gurus’ that are incredibly well respected pay little attention to how much leverage one should take on. Of course the real answer to this question is very specific depending on ones individual circumstances but… Read more

BTL Joint Venture Funding For New Purchases Has Arrived

Innovative New BTL Mortgage Product


85% LTV, low rates and fees AND positive cashflow on new BTL purchases? Yes it’s true, and it’s available NOW! The eagerly awaited collaboration between a market leading BTL mortgage provider and the UK’s only provider of BTL equity finance has now been launched – AT LAST!!! The resultant product allows landlords to purchase properties… Read more

Mark Alexander

Surrender of Tenancy Agreement


I have just helped my brother to draft a Surrender of Tenancy Agreement, you can download a copy at the foot of this article, but the story behind it is an interesting one too. The property was purchased at auction a few years ago, it was an absolute bargain but it’s 250 miles away from… Read more

Evicting tenants just to break a contract with a letting agent

Evicting tenants just to break a contract with a letting agent


I was talking to Tony Sheldon at this morning about the increasing number of landlords who are being forced into evicting perfect tenants as the only way to get out of a contract they have with their letting agents.  Tony explained that he has conversations with landlords on a daily basis who are so… Read more

The NISA way to invest into buy to let

The NISA way to invest into buy to let


The 2014 Budget saw a package of measures announced to help savers trying to build a nest egg. One of the most significant changes was the introduction of the new ISA (NISA) which comes into effect on Tuesday 1st July 2014. This will see ISA allowances both increase to £15,000 and become investable in any… Read more

Mark Edwards - Residential Property Landlord and Finance Broker

Buy to let, no minimum income


You may well be forgiven for thinking that the current climate has been quite tough for obtaining finance.  The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) recent implementation of the Mortgage Market Review, which put new restrictions on lending, has now been quickly followed by talk of the Bank of England looking to raise interest rates sooner rather than… Read more

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