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Strategies to Investments

Strategies to Investments

One of the biggest secrets to successful property investments is having an exit strategy in place to reap the planned financial rewards. By knowing when and how a buy to let will end, an investor can appreciate where their investment strategy will begin. In order to do that, an investor must understand the types of […]

Right to Rent

Right to Rent

The start of 2016, means plenty of changes in terms of legislations for landlords and investors, starting from February 1st with the Right to Rent legislation. Under the new legislations. landlords and agents must check the immigration status of any adult who wishes to move in to a new property to ensure they have a […]

Banks report new year buy-to-let rush

January 2016 saw borrowing from High Street banks rise to its highest level since mid – 2008. The British Bankers Association (BBA) said investors are keen to complete before the new tax rules come into force as the number of mortgages approved for house purchases was 27% higher than a year earlier. From April 1st, […]

A Landlords Rights and Responsibilites

Being a landlord isn’t just simply owning a property and renting it out to someone. It requires time, dedication and a willingness to abide by and fulfil your responsibilities to the best of your advantage. Over the months, in the media, landlords have been depicted to being neglectful of the tenants’ rights as well as […]

Budget 2016: Capital Gains Tax

Yesterday the Chancellor, George Osbourne announced significant cuts to capital gain tax, giving many investors a major boost. Landlords will face a capital gains tax surcharge when selling property. But what is Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? Capital Gains Tax is  tax on the profit when you sell an asset thats increased in value, such as […]

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 […]

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 […]