I was recently asked about buy to rent and having thought about the conversation afterwards I was amazed at how indoctrinated into the jargon of the financial industry I have become. This was to the caller a simple mix of perfectly reasonable English e.g. I want to buy a property and rent it out. Buy to rent is just as much a perfectly reasonable a name as buy to let, but we have so much jargon in the industry it is easy to misunderstand someone and go off at a tangent.
Buy to rent could be confused with Rent to buy, however the latter is a scheme designed for tenants to rent a property with the intention of buying, whereas a buy to rent landlord may have no intention whatsoever of selling a property to his tenant. Continue reading Buy to Rent
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
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
As all Landlords should appreciate, property investment is a business.
It’s not something you should ever attempt to do “as a hobby”, “reluctantly”, “on the side”, “accidentally” …. . There’s too much at stake for that, up to and including the wellbeing of your tenants, who you are responsible for in the eyes of the law.
Like any business, cash-flow is king. Without it, you don’t have a business! Continue reading Top 6 strategies for improving your cash-flow
There has been lots of talk of rogue traders and corrupt, so-called professionals in our industry, especially on the internet forums. What was needed was a platform to allow landlords and their agents to sort the wheat from the chaff. Continue reading Tis the season of goodwill – Landlord’s Log