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BBC has a cheap bash at landlords yet again! Latest Articles

BBC logoThe BBC has launched another story about substandard buy to let homes and ‘rogue landlords’ – but just who is covered by the tired old cliché?

The UK has about 3.5 million buy to let properties and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) that are let by private landlords. Continue reading BBC has a cheap bash at landlords yet again!


Are YOUR tenants YOUR best ambassadors? Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Investment Strategies

As all landlords know, if you take good care of your properties and your tenants they will look after you.  If you’re not a good landlord they will tell all their friends but do they tell all their friends what a great landlord you are and when you’ve got a property coming vacant? Continue reading Are YOUR tenants YOUR best ambassadors?


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


How I minimise rental voids Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Investment Strategies, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

Mark AlexanderA one month rental void accounts for 8.33% of your annual rental income.  For many landlords this is the difference between making a profit or a loss from rental income.  Talk to any property investor who’s had problems making mortgage payments and there are two main reasons; 1) no rental income or 2) no cash reserves.  Rental voids must, therefore, be avoided at all costs.  In this article I outline several of the effective strategies I’ve adopted since I began letting properties in 1989.

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Minister pledges to help with housing benefit rent arrears Latest Articles

Welfare Minister Lord Freud has pledged to look at the problems caused by tenants who refuse to pay their landlords and “play the system” to live rent free.

Speaking at the British Property Federation’s Residential Conference, Lord Freud said government would consider landlords’ concerns over issues around tenant debt.

Figures last month revealed that £276 million of rent went unpaid in the private rented sector in December alone. Continue reading Minister pledges to help with housing benefit rent arrears


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