yield decline

Are Landlords yields dropping

Are all the legislation changes finally impacting on the yield a landlord can expect from a buy to let property investment? Through giving presentations at various Property meets, it does seem that many one property landlords are noticing quite a reduction in yields, whereas those...

Issues with renting

Could your parents be your landlord?

Is this trend still on the increase? I read an article from one of the major finance lenders and they claimed that number of parent/grandparent landlords will hit 2 million in 2019. With over 50% offering the purchased buy to let property to their children/grandchildren...

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Top tips for landlords or common sense

Top tips for Landlords with residential property We look to review these on a regular basis to see if any of the tips have changed or if something really new has come into play with a dramatic impact on being a landlord. Even now with all the...

landlord behind bar

How do we target rogue landlords

The current legislative system which deals with rogue landlords, I believe is current inadequate and failing to deter those landlords who choose to prey on the less fortunate. One of the suggestions I have seen mentioned is a national database covering all housing-related convictions. Not quite...

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Are the courts treating all equally

Are the courts punishing both rogue landlords and rogue tenants equally? I recently read an article where Folkestone Magistrates Court found landlord, Judith Wilson, guilty of failing to comply with an enforcement notice ordering her to supply hot water to a disabled tenant. Did Ashford...

Homeless man

Council blames homelessness on section 21

The political band wagon on section 21 continues, it will be interesting to monitor if any which other councils jump on the band wagon along with their political allegiances. I recently read that Croydon council is now formally behind the scrapping of Section 21 of...

buy to let landlord

The must use guide for both landlords and tenants

The guide is the latest revised 'how to rent' booklet that must be given to ALL new tenants entering an agreement. Should anything happen and you need to evict a tenant, you do not want to give any potential loopholes for a smooth legal eviction. Although...

Gas Safety

More flexibility for gas safety certificates.

Are you aware, laws on gas safety records changed earlier this year (April 2018), these only apply to England and Wales. As part of these changes you need to ensure you know when your gas safety check is carried out. As with any new legislation...

Key to HMO

Another Licence for HMO properties

Have you obtained your new HMO licence? Commencing Monday 1st October any property that is being rented with more than five people who are sharing a common facility will require a new HMO licence. Common facilities include bathrooms, kitchens, stand alone toilets, etc. Yet again this...

sex for rent

Sex for rent hits the news again

Looks like another knee jerk reaction from politicians desperately seeking votes. It seems that now the Liberal Democrats are jumping on the landlord bashing to try gain votes. Yes, sex for rent is despicable but let’s get some perspective on this, as a percentage of...