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Surveys can knock £1,800 off the price of a home Latest Articles

Property investors have a cavalier attitude to home valuations that often unnecessarily leads them with a bill for putting right expensive problems.

Eight out of 10 people buying a home fail to order a survey that often reveals defects that cost an average £1,800 to repair, according to the country’s leading surveying firm e.surv. Continue reading Surveys can knock £1,800 off the price of a home


How I choose my tenants Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Investment Strategies, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

Mark AlexanderPlease remember that my properties are all mid range to upper end of the market.  My typical tenant profile is professionals and retired couples.  Some of the strategies outlined may be transferrable to other market sectors but not all of them.

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How I minimise property management issues Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Investment Strategies, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

Mark AlexanderPlease remember that my properties are all mid range to upper end of market properties aimed at the professional tenants and retired couples.  Some of the strategies outlined may be transferrable to other market sectors but not all of them. Continue reading How I minimise property management issues


Landlords don’t have to foot the bill for damp homes Latest Articles, Lettings & Management

Landlords can expect to see a jump in the number of complaints from tenants about damp in their homes over the next few months – but who is responsible for paying to put the problem right?

Many landlords are seen as a bottomless money pit by letting agents and tenants who are on the phone at the first sign of a problem in a rented home, but the law says that damp is not the landlords problem in many cases. Continue reading Landlords don’t have to foot the bill for damp homes


Lettings watchdog wants more bite to deal with complaints Latest Articles, Lettings & Management

Landlords and tenants make about 50 complaints a month about letting agents to The Property Ombudsman (TPO), according to the latest figures issued by the industry watchdog.

The ombudsman has record 484 complaints to the end of September – with six out of 10 found against letting agents (57%) and 22% decided in their favour. Continue reading Lettings watchdog wants more bite to deal with complaints


Does a landlord always have to pay for repairs? Latest Articles, Lettings & Management

Tenants pick up the phone and call the landlord or letting agent at the first hint of a problem with the home they are renting – but it’s not always down to the property owner to foot repair bills.

The landlord has an obligation to make sure a rental property is fit for someone to live in – but that does not mean they are responsible for every problem once the tenants has moved in. Continue reading Does a landlord always have to pay for repairs?


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