I have a question for you and your readers regarding traditional estate agents vs fixed fee online estate agents if you think it’s worthy of publishing.
I’ve never tried these fixed fee agencies that keep springing up, I tend just to stick with traditional agents. Continue reading Traditional or Fixed Fee Online Estate Agents?
I have a property related question regarding Local Authority Homeless policy.
My local authority advises tenants to ignore section 21 notices and to stay in the property until a court order / bailiffs arrive. If the tenant does not do this my council deems the tenants to have made themselves voluntarily homeless and they will get no help with re-housing. Continue reading Question regarding Local Authority Homeless policy
As there are so many experts in the area of DSS over-payments (or LHA as it’s now called) I am going to open up this topic for our readers to provide Eve with the advice she has requested in her email to me which I’ve copied below …. Continue reading DSS Over-payments – Readers Advice Request
IFA Howard Reuben
As an avid reader of Property118.com I was very interested to read a couple of recent articles 1) Should landlords buy life insurance and 2) What happens when a landlord dies – both of which touched on the subject of what happens to the BTL mortgage contract if a borrower / landlord dies and also what happens to the property(ies) in this situation too.
What caused me to carry out some further detailed research in this matter, however, is that it was quite clear, not only from the comments left by readers but from my own experience as a Financial Adviser with 20 years business practice working in the BTL mortgage and insurance sector, and also as a portfolio landlord myself, that different people think different things will happen to their estate when they die. Continue reading Life Insurance for Landlords – IFA readers letter
I have received an email from one of our readers who has a Landlords Insurance Dilemma and I’m not confident enough to answer his question absolutely. If you can help please comment below, no blatant advertising though please. I will not approve comments such as “Call XXX on YYY I am an insurance broker and I can help”. However, I will approve useful comments which answer the question in detail.
I’ve received an email from Sophie today who wants to cancel her letting agents contract but keep her good tenant. As we have so many professional letting agents reading this forum I’m hoping that we can give Sophie and several other landlords who find this article in an internet search some sound advice. Sophie’s email is below in italics. Continue reading Can I cancel my letting agents contract and keep my good tenant?
I received the email below from one of my readers yesterday morning requesting advice on buy to let property portfolio building. I’m happy to share my thoughts and will do so in due course in the comment section below this article. However, I thought my reader may appreciate a variety of opinions so I emailed him back and offered to publish his email as an article so that other people could also comment. He agreed but wanted to remain anonymous which is obviously fair enough. Continue reading Buy to let property portfolio building – Readers Advice Request
Rent costs nearly a third of buy to let tenants 50% or more of their take home pay, according to research by online property portal Rightmove.
While paying private rents averages 38% of take home pay for all tenants. Continue reading Rent Costs Buy to Let Tenants More Than Half their Pay
Rent arrears and debt problems are mounting up for thousands of tenants – with the number calling for help soaring by 55% last year.
Debt charity Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) says renters have suffered disproportionately from the country’s economic woes.
A combination of rising living costs, increasing joblessness and rents continuing to surge upwards has left many renters struggling with debt. Continue reading Number of tenants struggling with debt soars by 55%
Government set to "not have time" for Landlord regulations
A proposal urging MPs to vote for tighter regulation of private landlords is likely to be booted out of Parliament due to lack of time.
The private member’s bill, promoted by the Labour MP for Sedgefield Phillip Wilson won 10 minutes of time, but is unlikely to win any further support. Continue reading MPs urged to vote for measures to curb landlords