Landlords face up to 17 week wait to evict problem tenants

It takes an average of 118 days for court-appointed bailiffs to remove tenants from private landlords’ properties after bringing a claim to court. Landlords in London are the most likely to have to evict, while those in the South West, North East and West Midlands were least likely to have […]

Putting An Investment Property In Joint Names Before Sale

Sarah Bradford looks at when it can be beneficial to transfer an interest in an investment property to a spouse or civil partner prior to sale. The tax system affords some tax breaks to married couples and civil partners and it is possible, depending on personal circumstances, to use these […]

Three creative measures to increase the UK housing supply

The political fallout from Brexit continues. The resignation of two high-profile ministers this week has brought into question Theresa May’s ability to effectively manage the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, which is scheduled to happen in March 2019. Moreover, a cabinet reshuffle has also resulted in the appointment of a […]

Landlords in need of 2020 vision for energy efficiency rules

In April 2018, buy-to-let landlords were required to meet new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) with a minimum rating of E, before they could rent out property, unless the building qualified as exempt. However, whilst 2018 heralded an initial change in the rules regarding energy efficiency standards, the bigger picture […]

4 kitchen updates that will add value to your home and help you sell up quickly

When it comes to selling your home quickly, it’s all about making the right first impression. Katie Georgeson is Brand Manager with kitchen appliance specialist Stoves. In this article, she shares her top tips for adding value to your home and impressing house hunters with some simple kitchen renovations. These […]