25
Mar 2013

Survey results reassure landlords on insurance claims

by Naomi Di Scala
The importance of landlord insurance should be as recognised to buy-to-let investors as car insurance is to motorists. However, some are discouraged from sufficiently protecting themselves by preconceptions which surround the insurance industry regarding the success of claims and need for a high level of protection. Read more >
20
Mar 2013

The Landlord Lifecycle: A Guide to being a Landlord

by Eddie Hooker
More and more people are struggling to sell their homes and an increasing number of sellers are opting to let their property out as a result. Inheriting a home or moving in with a partner, are also examples of situations when people might find themselves becoming a Landlord without necessarily... Read more >
18
Mar 2013

Universal Credit Trial: Arrears soar during pilot

by Eddie Hooker
A government run pilot to ‘test run’ the new housing benefit system has seen arrears rates rise. Read more >
12
Mar 2013

Are your tenants using Payday loans to pay rent?

by Eddie Hooker
Landlords should beware of the tenant using so-called ‘payday’ loans to make up the shortfall in their rent every month. Read more >
11
Mar 2013

Section 21 Notice

by Sarah Male
A Section 21 notice is one of the most common pieces of legislation you are likely to encounter in the course of letting out property. It is important to be fully aware of what a Section 21 notice is and when it can be used to end a tenancy agreement. Read more >
11
Feb 2013

Bedroom tax will help private landlords

by Eddie Hooker
The coalition government has released plans which will directly affect the private rental sector. Read more >
11
Feb 2013

Marketing to Maximise Rent

by Sarah Male
When renting out a property all landlords look to maximise the rent they are receiving and to make the most of their investment. It is important to take into consideration how the marketing of your property will affect this; good marketing will also reduce rental voids between tenancies. Read more >
08
Feb 2013

Stark warning as landlord faces 1million Public Liability case

by Eddie Hooker
An ongoing Public Liability claim received by Total Landlord Insurance, which could reach in excess of £1million, presents a stark reminder to landlords of the need for adequate insurance cover. Read more >
21
Jan 2013

Top Tips for Landlords on Reducing Tax Liability

by Eddie Hooker
With only ten days to go until landlords must have filed their Tax returns, here are our top tips for reducing Tax liability. Read more >
17
Jan 2013

Tax implications of owning and renting property

by Sara Borton
According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders the number of buy to let mortgages has risen by 250,000 since 2008 with the figure now standing at 1.4 million. When investing in a buy to let property there are a number of expenses that a potential landlord will need to be... Read more >
11
Dec 2012

The Green Deal

by Eddie Hooker
The Green Deal is a new Government scheme launched by the DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change). Increasingly estate agents and property professionals are getting more and more questions on this topic. The aim of the scheme is to improve the energy efficiency of private and commercial properties across... Read more >
07
Dec 2012

Tommy Walsh Gives His Tips on How to Protect Your Property this Winter - Live Web TV Show

by Eddie Hooker
Don’t miss our live and interactive webTV show at 12pm, Monday 10th December. We will be discussing how to prepare your property for winter, from minimising warmth lost through cracks in doors, to ensuring your pipes don’t freeze, Tommy Walsh and our team of experts share their tips and advice Read more >
19
Nov 2012

Generation rent: the great debate

by Eddie Hooker
As more and more young people are priced out of the property market, the private rental sector is booming. But as renting increasingly becomes the norm for more people, how do landlords adapt to the changing needs of tenants? Read more >
31
Oct 2012

Deciding on tenants - There's no guarantee

by Eddie Hooker
There is no guarantee when it comes to deciding on tenants for your property, however, there are steps which can be taken to greatly minimise the risks of accepting problem tenants. Read more >
19
Oct 2012

Wear and Tear vs Actual Damage

by Eddie Hooker
When is it no longer normal wear? Read more >