How To Avoid Garden Maintenance Disputes With Your Tenants

With the pandemic causing a surge in demand for properties with gardens across the UK, data from experts at Paving Direct shows having a garden adds 25% more to the average letting price. According to the data, the most expensive gardens in the UK are in Bath where their backyards add over […]

6 property management tips for new landlords to protect your investment

With the stamp duty holiday and other favourable market conditions since the UK emerged from its first lockdown, more investors are becoming landlords for the first time. New landlords are also using mortgages to fund their property purchases more often than in previous years, suggesting that many will be intent […]

How Apartment Communities Are Managing Social Distancing

We’re all in this together, and that’s a good thing. With social distancing an inconvenient but necessary reality of life, for the time being, we have to take into account how this affects those living and managing luxury apartment communities and how those communities are coming to terms with the […]

How to Get the Right Managing Agent

How do I choose a good property management company and what do they do? First of all, let’s clarify what that means because sometimes you will hear people refer to letting agents, and you will hear people referring to managing agents, and often the two are interchangeable and they do […]

Top Tips For Student Landlords

Life as a landlord isn’t without it’s ups and downs, with no shortage of challenges. Whether you are new to the industry or an experienced operator, the issues faced are often similar, particularly when letting to student tenants living away from home for the first time. Bill-splitting service Glide has […]

Tips for managing an empty property investment

Ideally, your investment property should always be occupied. In the real world, however, that is not likely to happen, even in the residential rental market and it is even less likely to happen in the short-term lettings market. However you will need to learn how to manage an empty investment […]

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 […]