As a landlord you can be forgiven for thinking that every bit of news from the government concerning the lettings sector is bad for the landlord – A new set of obligations which comes with the obligatory application process. Creating paper, jobs and VAT income for the government! Enough of my cynicism 🙂
So this article should bring you some cheer – and I will whisper this – A government policy that is based upon complete common sense! Continue reading Government handout of £10k per property for landlords
This week’s edition features a round up of all the week’s articles. Neil runs through how to assess a mortgage product based purely on price and two 80% buy to let deals. Mary reacts to human rights, Ally has interior tips for landlords and tennants, Ben attempts to unite the PRS and there is lots of hot news from around the country including the Chancellor himself.
Continue reading Property118 Landlord Newsletter – Issue 110
There is a wide variety of buy to let mortgage news for both landlords and letting agents in today’s newsletter with a spotlight feature on how our but to let mortgage calculator can assist landlords to find the most suitable deals on the market. Our columnists feature posts on whether or not to opt for a fixed rate mortgage, insuring against tenants failing to pay their rent, legal updates for Scottish landlords, managing LHA tenancies and another tried and tested strategy to reduce rental voids is revealed.
Continue reading Property118 Landlord Newsletter – Issue 106
The latest news and tips for private landlords. Angus Ryan discusses the issues of repossession, harassment and illegal eviction. John Paul covers the importance of forms and procedures in his fourth article of a series of LHA top tips. And Glenn Ackroyd poses a thought provoking tenant based question.
Continue reading Property118 Landlord Newsletter – Issue 104
“How We Recruited Our Property Manager”
Roy Brooks was probably the most famous British estate agent ever. He was famous for being so honest when describing the properties he was flogging (and often their corresponding owners), that he was hilariously rude. People adored him for it, but that was in the good old days.
If you’ve never heard of Roy and haven’t been involved in the London property scene at any time since 1936 (when he threw his office doors open), here are a couple of his property descriptions: Continue reading Legendary Roy Brooks Agency – is rude still vogue?
Experienced landlords and guest columnists Mark Alexander, Lisa Orme, Glenn Ackroyd and the Property Maverick share their property investment strategies combining a variety of growth and management perspectives. Today’s edition also features a runway letting agent who has disappeared owing thousands to landlords and tenants.
Continue reading Property118 Landlords Newsletter – Issue 99
Today’s edition conveys a strong mortgage related theme. Ben Reeve-Lewis reports on Santander over-hauling their interest only mortgage policy, Mark Alexander adds two articles to his Landlord’s Log offering mortgage payment strategies and the Government backed New Buy Guarantee Scheme is due to be launched in March. Additionally Glen Ackroyd offers his view on why Letting Agents are so keen to push Rightmoves Premium Listings.
Continue reading Property118 Landlords Newsletter – Issue 96
Property management company The National Property Group (NPG) have announced they will refund any management fees after six months if the landlord isn’t entirely happy with their service.
The portfolio specialist believes they have a service that will fit buy to let landlords so well that they are comfortable offering what they call a ‘no quibble guarantee’. The offer is available to only those landlords using NPG to manage five or more properties. Continue reading NPG offer money back deal
As I sit here in a Civil Court’s waiting room waiting to be called (here pursuing a tenant on behalf of a landlord), it makes me think that all this is a bit laborious and pointless.
Why is the legal system being used for run-of-the-mill cases like these? Yes, I know that it’s hugely important to those involved, but to wider society? Continue reading Holding Court? Holding hands more like