A Landlords Guide To EICR & Electrical Safety

Since 1st April this year, all tenancies in England have been covered by the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. As the name suggests, the regulations set out electrical safety requirements for private sector landlords. The regulations apply to all standard tenancies Schedule 1 of […]

Residential Buy-to-Let Laws In 2021 – What You Should Know

What investors need to know about residential buy-to-let laws in 2021 At present, 2021 is still very much a case of “watch this space”. That said, some law-changes look close to guaranteed to be implemented. Here is what you need to know. Eviction ban extended until the end of March […]

Buy to Let Conveyancing Tips

Buy-to-let conveyancing is significantly more complex than conveyancing for standard, residential property. In addition to checking all the basic facts about the house or flat, the conveyancer also has to check its suitability as a rental property. Here are some of the key points which will be checked as part […]

Should Landlords Break Clauses In Accommodation Contracts?

UNIVERSITY students believe break clauses should be automatically included in tenancy agreements to protect them financially in the event of a second wave of coronavirus, according to a survey conducted by websites Money Magpie and Save The Student. The break clause would lapse the rental contract, meaning students required to return […]

Eviction Bans & Tenant Protection.. What It Means

Business Rate Reliefs, Mortgages Frozen, Tenancy Eviction Bans it all seems a lot to take in right now so how can you profit (or at least ensure you are least effected) through these hard times ahead?… We look at the current situation in the UK In light of the most […]

What landlords need to know as we head into 2020

With 2020 fast approaching, here is a guide as to what landlords need to know as we head into what will hopefully be a bright and prosperous New Year. Brexit It’s really impossible to mention anything to do with 2020 without mentioning Brexit, but at the same time, it’s also […]

The governments impact on the private rental sector

Sometimes the best-intentioned efforts can have unintended consequences. The government, for example, has been making fairly robust efforts to try to help renters, but at best they appear to have had limited impact. At worst, they may have actively backfired. Social rental versus private rental It may be a bit […]

How are landlords reacting to new reforms to the PRS market?

The buy-to-let (BTL) market is an attractive destination for investors seeking to reap the full financial benefits that come from property investment. The combination of long-term capital growth and regular rental yields is an enticing proposition, particularly when compared to the performance of other assets in this low interest-rate environment. […]