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Camerons Bombshell of an Announcement

Last Thursday, Prime Minister David Cameron dropped what seemed to be a bombshell upon landlords. Commenting specifically on the private rented sector, the Prime Minister said: “We’ll also crack down on the unscrupulous landlords who cram houses full of illegal migrants, by introducing a new mandatory licensing regime.” Now it seems to be unclear exactly […]

What your tenant wants

With the ever increasing house prices, it looks as though landlords in England are in the midst of a booming rental market whilst tenants are still struggling to move up the property ladder. Now more than half of tenants would prefer to buy their own house but the larger required deposits seem to make it […]

Three Simple Steps

Three Simple Steps to Evicting Your Tenants Sometimes evicting your tenants isn’t as hard as it seems. Nor does it have to be for any reason other than wanting possession of your property, for whatever reason.  However, whether you’re evicting your tenants for personal reasons or whether they haven’t paid the rents, the process is […]

Avoiding Common Investment Pitfalls

The past few weeks concentrated on what it takes to become a property investor as well as where to find the most suitable investment property. However, even with a rapidly growing market, there are still a few common pitfalls investors make. Investing in property is a big deal – theres no doubt about that. So […]

A Legal Update Reminder

Come October 1st, the new legislations surrounding the evictions and possession proceedings are coming into effect. So here’s a quick reminder of whats in store. Retaliatory Evictions Back in February 2015, we wrote about ‘the revenge eviction’, more details of which can be found on our blog post. So in an effort to stop ‘rogue […]

Is Your Tenants Deposit Protected?

Back in April 2007, a regulation was introduced stating all tenants deposits in an assured shorthold tenancy, must be placed in a tenancy deposit protection scheme. There are three main Government Deposit Schemes for England & Wales: 1.      Deposit Protection Service – http://www.depositprotection.com 2.      My Deposits – http://www.mydeposits.co.uk 3.      Tenancy Deposit Scheme – http://www.tds.gb.com The deposit must be placed in the deposit scheme by […]

Is Your Tenants Deposit Secure?

Back in April 2007, a regulation was introduced stating all tenants deposits in an assured shorthold tenancy, must be placed in a tenancy deposit protection scheme. There are three main Government Deposit Schemes for England & Wales: 1.      Deposit Protection Service – http://www.depositprotection.com 2.      My Deposits – http://www.mydeposits.co.uk 3.      Tenancy Deposit Scheme – http://www.tds.gb.com The deposit must be placed in the deposit scheme by […]

The Housing Market So Far

2016 started with a surge in buy to let purchases as stamp duty prices were set to rise in April. March 2016 saw sales peak at 171,220 followed by a drop in sales since. According to latest figures from HMRC a total of 84,300 homes were sold in May, almost 14% lower than in the […]

Advantages of Property Investing

Lets look at what makes property investments so attractive. Now the number of people investing in property is growing strongly. Investors are now looking for better returns for their money. For many years, the most common financial advice had been to invest in shares due to the consistent long term useful returns. Either that or […]