Which city would you choose London or New York

I came across these images from spareroom.com. Which city would choosed based on this information? It appears from the above that the average Londoner earns less, is slightly younger and is more likely to have several flatmates. But how far does there money go? It is surprising to find tha London is...

removing tenants

Will the tax changes really make any difference

I am sure you are the same and are constantly seeing the opinions of various property experts and industry leaders in this current stage of change within the rental industry. The most recent report seems to claim that the Governments tax changes is having a lesser...

landlords prefer pets to people

Pets over people

Pets over people It seems the BBC have carried out some investigative research and found that Landlords are more likely to accept potential renters who own pets than people claiming benefits. The BBC analysed some 11,000 online listings for spare rooms found all but a few hundred...

2017 moving forward

2016 gone what does 2017 hold for the lettings market

2017 is two months in and it gives us time to reflect on what a turbulent year 2016 was for the letting industry. However, despite numerous changes to legislation and continued landlord bashing by anyone who is not a landlord or works with landlords, the...

green tax

Are licensing schemes working

It seems licensing schemes are still on the up and up with local authorities attempting to get tougher and tougher with landlords who do not comply. I recently read that Peterborough City Council issued a statement insisting that buy-to-let landlords have one last chance to join...

White paper on housing

Mixed messages from the government via white paper

We have seen numerous recent changes to the property sector, with several new housing policies affecting the private rented sector, including longer tenancies, boosting the supply of much needed housing and plans to clamp down on rogue landlords, most of which have been accepted. However, from...

The Property Ombudsman making things better or worse

The Property Ombudsman making things better or worse I came across this news item from the Property Ombudsman following its ruling, the letting agency has closed its office, leaving landlords and tenants high and dry. Now as much as we work very closely with both letting agents...

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Are landlords setting their sites on Northern Properties

We have noticed that several of our clients from London and the south are now looking to the northern areas of England for future buy to let purchases. With places like Sheffield Leeds and Bradford quite high in their sites. This reflects the survey that was...

Be aware of the sitting tenant

We have recently received several phone calls from new landlords who have bought properties with existing tenants in the property and within six months the tenant has stopped paying their rent. Most tenants are trying to claim that the property have maintenance issues and are...

Is the government anti landlord

Over the festive period, I have been carrying out some research on the landlords that use our services to either evict tenants or chase for rent arrears. It is clear from the feedback they have given that over 90% of landlords for one reason or...