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 […]

How will the Tenant Fees Bill impact on Section 21 notices?

What do landlords and agents need to know? Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, takes a look at some of the implications. From June 1st, 2019, the Tenant Fees Bill becomes law and a wide range of issues that landlords and letting agents […]

How to Find a Good Property Management Firm

Whether you are a small investor with just a few properties or a developer that leases out dozens of homes, using a management company is a sensible approach. Economies of scale mean that property management companies can take care of everything for a lot less than it would cost for […]

Creating a successful management plan for your self-build project

There are two purposes for creating this plan: It will clarify things for you It will convince others – including your financiers – that you know what you are doing Your project plan should cover the following key points: State the objectives of the scheme, including your profit targets, the […]