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Landlord Insider

On the Landlord Insider blog, you’ll find some excellent resources for landlords of all sizes. From the latest landlord news, to professional advice, tips and guides for landlords, there’s something for everyone. Brought to you by the excellent team behind the Landlord Vision property management software.

George Dibb

George has built up a portfolio of rental properties over a number of years, focusing on traditional buy-to-let properties and refurbishment strategies in the North of England. George leverages his background in investment to focus on active and research led investment across both property and financial markets. George is a regular contributor to the Landlord Vision blog, focusing on property investment, the profession of being a landlord and writing market research material.

The Best Regions in the UK For Internet Speeds

Traditionally, if you were to discuss the infrastructure which connects a property to the outside world, you would think of roads, bus routes, rail links and so forth. Yet, with the not-so-recent advent of the digital world, internet connectivity is the primary piece of infrastructure connecting a property to those around it and much further afield. 

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Mortgage Rates Are Heading Upwards

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Interest rates are expected to rise for the first time since 2018. Financial markets are forecasting that the Bank of England (BoE) will be forced to increase interest rates before the end of the year. Perhaps more startingly, markets are predicting that interest rates will increase to 1.00% by August next year. That is a relatively significant increase from the current base rate of 0.10%. 

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A Landlord’s Guide to REITs

Properties can make a fantastic investment. As an asset class, they have a long list of attractive characteristics. Whether it is their tangible nature, long-term track record, income production, or ability to utilise leverage, there is certainly something of appeal for everyone. However, property investment does come with one glaring barrier to entry: significant start-up costs. 

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A Landlord’s Guide to Redecorating

In a recent poll, the National Association of Residential Landlords (NRLA) surveyed 162 of its members to determine how many were unashamed DIY-ers. Of those that responded, a substantial 86 percent admitted to undertaking some form of decorating or repair work on their properties, with only 14 percent relying exclusively on professionals. 

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