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Renters Reform Bill – Where Are We Now?

No one was more surprised than me when the announcement came to say that the Renters Reform Bill would get its second reading on Monday 23rd October.  Between the party conferences and the recess periods, it was very unlikely that it would be added to the list for debate before the new year and yet […]

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The Abolition of Section 21 Notices Delayed Indefinitely

As the nights become more gloomy and house prices begin to frost, the government have provided some much needed warmth to the hearts British of landlords. The government recently acknowledged the need to reform the court system prior to abolishing Section 21 eviction notices. In effect, delaying the abolition of ‘no-fault’ evictions indefinitely.

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October and Time to Think About Winter Issues

Whether we offer “all-inclusive” rent (usually HMO rooms) or our tenants pay for their own heating we need to recognise that winter energy bills will have an impact on our rentals. The dreaded damp and mould season is about to begin and it’s important that we do our best to avoid the health risks and […]

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Evictions are Becoming More Difficult for Landlords

Housing Loss Preventing Advice Service “From Tuesday 1 August 2023, the new Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service (HLPAS) commences across England and Wales.

By 9 min read

Rental Properties are Becoming More Sought After

The demand for rental properties has skyrocketed in recent years, as potential tenants encounter fierce competition to secure their ideal homes.

By 4 min read

UK House Prices are in for a Rocky Ride

The outlook for UK house prices is looking increasingly bleak.

By 5 min read

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Scottish Rent Controls Have Lost Their Shine

As Shakespeare once wrote, ‘not all that glitters is gold’. Whilst legislative text is perhaps the furthest you can stray from Shakespearean prose, the Scottish Government would do well to take heed of such wisdom. The governments’ Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Act 2022, which introduced a range of measures to regulate rent increases […]

By 5 min read
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Reconciling Payments from Letting Agents in Landlord Vision

So you have a letting agent looking after one of your properties. Your tenant has paid that agent their rent, the agent has deducted their fees and paid you what’s left, leaving a lesser sum in your bank account.

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Top UK Hotspots For HMO Investment in 2023

Top UK Hotspots For HMO Investment in 2023

Location, location, location. This phrase is often used in the property market to emphasise the power a property’s location has in influencing its value (and potential profitability if you’re a landlord.)

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Why The Latest Inflation Data Has Huge Implications for Landlords

Most Britons will by now be aware that the UK, and for that matter most of the developed world, are experiencing a cost-of-living crisis. The repercussions of Covid driven damage to international supply lines, generous government fiscal policy and Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine have caused prices to skyrocket. Inflation increased to a 40-year high […]

By 5 min read
Why is There a Shortage of Rental Properties in the UK

Why is There a Shortage of Rental Properties in the UK?

The UK rental property market is facing an unprecedented crisis.

By 6 min read

Landlords Have Refrained From Increasing Rents In Line With Mortgage Rates 

Rates, rates, and more rates. So much of our daily lives and economic well-being is underpinned by interest rates and their direction of travel. Interest rates directly influence the cost of borrowing, including the cost of mortgages. As interest rates and corresponding mortgage rates have risen over the past 6-12 months many landlords and property […]

By 4 min read

How to Find the Best Yielding (Non HMO or Student) Properties 

As a landlord, one of your primary goals is to maximise the return on your investment. Traditionally, HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation) and student lets would be the go to option given the higher potential to generate rental income. However, there are also several reasons why many landlords steer clear of HMOs and student lets, […]

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Six 2023/24 Tax Year Changes You Should Know if You’re a UK Landlord

April 6, and that can mean only one thing – the start of the new UK tax year. It’s when most changes to UK tax rules come into force, which can be good or bad news for you and your rental income. It can also be the perfect time to make tax less of a […]

By 4 min read

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