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Food for Thought on Evictions and Homelessness from an Experienced Landlord

A landlord friend asked me a question last week and it has given me food for thought. “I you could change just one thing in the private lettings business what would it be – excluding finance and taxation – something realistic.”

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Tips to Increase the Value of your House

There are many ways in which landlords looking to sell their properties in 2024 can increase the value of their house, through either quick wins or longer-term projects.

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How is technology changing property management?

Love it or hate it, technology has revolutionised the way that most businesses operate – including those in the property management sector.

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Spring Budget 2024: What Does it Mean for Landlords?

The UK Government’s 2024 Spring budget was recently delivered by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, introducing the country’s financial trajectory for the near future. This one was eloquently labelled as a long-term plan for sustainable financial growth and is likely to be the last financial statement before the next general election, which must take place before the […]

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Protect Your Rental Property: Essential Security Tips for Landlords

As a landlord, it’s essential to prioritise security. During the year ending September 2023, there were over 180,000 residential burglaries in England and Wales – that’s roughly 493 burglaries every day.

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New features in Landlord Vision – May 2024 Update

The new Landlord Vision has been going for a few months now and for the last couple, we have been really packing the features in so I thought it would be a good time to review where we are up to, just in case you thought we weren’t doing anything.  Many of them are also […]

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Time again to start preparing for MTD for ITSA

MTD for ITSA or Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment to give it its full title. You remember that? Perhaps you’d prefer not to.

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5 Common Compliance Pitfalls for Landlords and How to Avoid Them

Navigating the landscape of property rental involves more than just finding the right tenants; it’s also about rigorous adherence to legal standards to avoid significant liabilities. Compliance isn’t just a legal requirement; it’s a critical component of successful property management that safeguards both the landlord and the tenant. Understanding and avoiding common compliance pitfalls is […]

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How does commercial property leasing differ from residential leasing?

Most landlords opt for residential properties when they’re new to property investment. Residential property has always been a more popular investment, and it’s easy to understand why. Generally, residential properties require a lower deposit and are less complicated and lower-risk investments. However, more experienced landlords often expand into the commercial market over time, lured by […]

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Maximising Returns: A Guide for UK Landlords on Embracing Solar Power 

With the UK’s focus on renewables, savvy landlords are installing solar panels on their rentals, attracting eco-conscious tenants and enjoying cost savings.

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Where We Can Save Money Without Compromising Standards and Safety 

At the moment, there are thousands of landlords who are on the brink of selling up, I don’t intend to talk about the reasons for this, most of us know only too well.  What I do want to do is explore options where we can make some savings to help to get through this difficult […]

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Preparing Your Property for a Rainy Day: How to Make Lasting Changes to Your Rental Property

When preparing your property for prospective tenants, one of the surest ways to attract them to it is by showing them that you have made conscious, durable adjustments to the property. The latest technology and an aesthetically appealing look are highly sought after features that tenants look for in a rental property. 

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Landlords’ Responsibilities Regarding Energy Efficiency in 2024

Over recent years, the government has shifted the goal posts several times regarding energy efficiency requirements for private rented accommodation. If you manage a rental property and feel confused about your responsibilities in 2024 and beyond, you’re not alone.

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Migrating from Legacy Landlord Vision to New Landlord Vision

After many months of hard work, we now have some exciting news.  The new Landlord Vision is now at the point where we can start moving our existing customers over from the legacy version.  However, we can’t migrate everyone, at least not yet.  Please read on and see if you are one of the people […]

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