Becoming a landlord – should you manage your own lettings?

Throughout most of history, being a landlord has essentially meant keeping a property wind and watertight and collecting the rent. These days, however, landlords not only have to maintain a property to legally-acceptable standards, they have to comply with a whole raft of legislation and by-laws, which can and do […]

Landlords/Investors – Plan For Year Ahead

To stay ahead it’s often important to think ahead so, as another year draws to a close, it’s time to start planning out your strategy for 2018… Visiting times Inspections play an important part in any landlord’s calendar. “Regular routine inspections are a must in order to protect your property […]

First Impressions Count When Showcasing Rental Property

First impressions last so make sure your rental property impresses for success with this simple six-step guide from the experts at Belvoir “As you only get one opportunity to make a great first impression it’s important to showcase a rental property’s potential from the very beginning of its marketing journey,” […]

Understanding Break Clauses – A Guide for Tenants and Landlords

Break clauses have long been a fact of life in both the residential and commercial property markets. Over recent times, however, economic uncertainty and its impact on both private individuals and businesses (and hence business owners) has brought them to the fore and highlighted the importance of both landlords and […]

Dismissing tenant types could mean landlords are missing out

More than three quarters of landlords say they won’t rent a property to students, according to a recent poll – and 64% wouldn’t rent to tenants on benefits. But dismissing whole groups of tenants could mean landlords are missing out on potential rental opportunities. Despite their reputation for throwing wild […]

How To Make Money On Airbnb

With the huge growth in short term city centre holiday/vacation rentals over the recent year or two buoyed by the demand for short staying visitors searching the internet for an alternative bed to a hotel, Portico London estate agents reveal their top 10 tips for making money on Airbnb… 1. […]