Whether you are managing a buy-to-let portfolio or looking to become a property developer and buy-to-sell, property refurbishment is going to be key to your success. Refurbishing your properties will increase their value, make them more attractive to tenants and decrease what you will have to spend on maintenance. … [Read more...] about How To Manage Property Refurbishment Costs
How To Manage Property Refurbishment Costs
An assured shorthold tenancy or AST for short is the most usual type of tenancy agreement used in residential letting today. Since 1997 all new tenancies are automatically assured shorthold tenancies unless otherwise agreed. But exactly what exactly IS an assured shorthold tenancy? In this post, I’ll look more … [Read more...] about What Is An Assured Shorthold Tenancy?
HMOs are different to standard buy-to-let properties in that regulations regarding fire safety can be more complicated and are often more expensive to implement. But don't worry. Fire regulations tend to be nothing more than common sense and your local HMO enforcement officer is there to help. … [Read more...] about A Complete Introduction to Fire Safety in HMOs
You’ve probably heard of properties being described as ‘freehold’ or ‘leasehold’ but what do these terms actually mean? Today, we look at what do you will need to know if you are buying a leasehold property or thinking of investing in a leasehold and we examine lease extensions and the ground rent scandal. … [Read more...] about What Is a Leasehold Property?
If there was a prize on offer for the strangest acronym going then FENSA would probably win it. But, joking apart, as a property investor or developer you need to know what a FENSA Certificate is and why they are important. In simple terms, FENSA is the Fenestration Self Assessment Scheme. It was originally … [Read more...] about What is a FENSA Certificate?
To succeed at in investing in property it's important, first and foremost, to avoid putting all your eggs in one basket. However tempting it may be, tying yourself to one strategy, or client could spell disaster. You must also persevere and you must adapt. As is true for all endeavours, slow and steady wins the race. … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of Investing in Property with Pam O’Brien