Five ways to maximise buy-to-let profits in 2021

With the financial uncertainties brought by COVID-19 on top of the loss of tax relief on mortgage interest for landlords, planning is needed to maximise buy-to-let profits more than ever in 2021. House price growth in 2020 to 2025 will be lower than it was in the proceeding five year […]

Three Ways To Diversify Your Portfolio In 2021

After the turbulence of 2020, we’ve seen more than enough evidence of property’s resilience, with the asset flourishing during three national lockdowns, extensive tier systems and the ripple effects of stringent social distancing guidelines. In comparison to alternative industries, the property market has fared well, with the likes of cryptocurrency […]

The rise of the let-to-let market

How property owners are becoming landlords and tenants to upsize their home. By Richard O’Neill, Managing Director, Lettings at Romans, an LRG company. You’ve heard of the buy-to-let market. By now, you’ve probably heard of rent-to-rent, but have you heard of another growing housing trend: let-to-let? It’s seeing homeowners become […]

Property Market – The Concern of Yields & Voids

Let’s face it… If you have the cash to invest in property right now… Why shouldn’t you go straight ahead and just do it? Low interest rates coupled with buyer/seller hesitation means that you might be able to snap up a bargain deal should you look in the right places… […]

Property Market Prediction – Post Lockdown By Simon Zutshi

There is no doubt in my mind that, unfortunately, the UK is going to slip into recession. This means that businesses will close and people will lose their jobs. As a result, the property market will see a fall in prices. Personally, I don’t think it will be a crash […]

Buy To Let Yields Still UP Despite Lockdown

Latest research from lettings management platform, Howsy, has revealed the pockets of the UK rental market currently registering the strongest yields, as well as those that have seen yields increase despite the current pandemic. See the data on the best and biggest increases below: The figures show that the current average […]

A Guide To Buy To Let: From Starting To Success… by Paul Hanafin

Property Secrets have acquired a new member, adding to our our team of writers and one you might know having written for Your Property Network amongst others in the past. Paul Hanafin has gone from busker to property millionaire from playing guitar on the streets of the North East where […]

Things All Landlords Should Know Before Managing HMOs

While bedsits and roommate arrangements have always existed, a number of cultural shifts are increasing the number of HMOs. This includes the increase of Monday to Friday renters in London and other urban centres and college students moving from dorms to shared houses. As a property owner, HMOs can be […]