Finding Hidden Gems In The Property Market Worth Investing In

Investing in the property market can be a highly rewarding venture if approached strategically. The allure of finding undervalued properties, often referred to as hidden gems, lies in their potential to yield substantial returns. These properties are usually overlooked by the general market but hold significant promise due to factors […]

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 […]

10 Things You Shouldn’t Say To Tradespeople

When engaging with tradespeople, what you say matters. Whether it’s a plumber, electrician or carpenter, certain phrases can ruin the interaction and overall job experience. The relationship between you and your tradesperson should be a harmonious and professional one. However, like any other relationship, there’s potential for hiccups if not […]

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Five Exemptions

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is levied on property purchases in England and Northern Ireland, with thresholds determining the amount owed. Properties priced up to £250,000 (or £425,000 for first-time buyers) incur no SDLT, while rates of 5% apply to main residences priced between £250,001 and £925,000, and 8% for […]

New Changes To Short Term Lets

On 19 February the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced a change in the rules governing Airbnb-type lettings by requiring planning permission for properties let for more than 90 days per year, introducing a mandatory national register of short term lets and giving councils greater powers to control short-term lets. […]

Housing Demand in 2024

A number of recent surveys have suggested that more confidence is returning to the market as mortgage rates continue to fall. In January, for example, The Mortgage Lender published research showing that 52 per cent of residential buy-to-let landlords had expanded their property portfolios over the last 12 months, adding […]

What Landlords Should Look Out For In 2024

By Allison Thompson, National Lettings Managing Director, Leaders Romans Group 2024 will be a year to watch for landlords, especially those who are self-managing, as there will likely be many changes and new announcements that will affect how landlords operate. In addition to the Renters (Reform) Bill making its way through Parliament, […]