The Hidden Risks in Your Rental Property and How to Address Them

Renting out property can be a lucrative business, but it comes with its own set of challenges, especially when it comes to maintaining safety and compliance. While some risks are visible and easily managed, others might be lurking out of sight, potentially posing a serious threat to both your tenants […]

Top Tips For Letting Your Property

In a competitive rental market, making a lasting impression is paramount to capturing the attention of prospective tenants. That is why London-based lettings agent JOHNS&CO is offering expert guidance on the essential steps landlords should consider before they advertise their rentals to prospective tenants. Boutaina Cansick, Head of Lettings at JOHNS&CO, said: […]

Landlords : Time To Be Positive

The uncertain nature of today’s property market is far from negative as far as many landlords are concerned, according to substantial research of carried out by property services specialist Leaders Romans Group. LRG surveyed 271 landlords across its estate agency brands Gibbs Gillespie, Hose Rhodes Dickson, Leaders, Moginie James, Portico, […]

Simple Ways to Attract Tenants in a Competitive Market

The private rental sector is like any other business sector, in that it is dictated by supply and demand. Some areas are more popular than others, with current stats suggesting Manchester is the number one city for landlords, closely followed by Cambridge and London. At first glance, new landlords probably […]

Maximise Tax Relief When ‘Doing Up’ Your Buy-To-Let

Sarah Bradford explores the tax reliefs on offer when renovating a buy-to-let property. Buying a property to renovate and then let out, can be an attractive proposition, particularly where the buyer has the skills to undertake a lot of the work him or herself. However, while the aim is to […]

Tips on Adding Value to Your Rental Property

Every investor enters the world of property investment with the aim of getting the most out of their buy-to-let investment as possible, and so finding ways to help to increase this can often feel like a dream come true. Improving your property and what it has to offer can really […]

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 […]

What to do when your Managing Agent isn’t performing

If your managing agent isn’t doing their job properly, what steps can you take to rectify the situation? Mnaaging AgentsJohn Peartree of the Federation of Private Residents’ Associations (FPRA) advises that there are a number of approaches to the problem. Residents fall out with managing agents for a huge number […]