Rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated but there have been a lot of changes in buy to let in 2017. From the cut to mortgage interest tax relief to changes to stamp duty on second homes. Mortgages are more difficult to come by and legislation is becoming increasingly complex. Many see these changes as representing the end of buy-to-let landlords. But, for my part, I see a market that is very much alive and kicking. [Read more…] about Buy To Let Changes In 2017 – Is Buy To Let Dead?
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Every property on the rental market must meet certain standards that ensure that it is safe and fit to live in. Health and safety in rented accommodation are assessed, normally by a local authority using the HHSRS (Housing Health and Safety Rating System). As someone who is renting, however, it is better that you know your rights as a tenant and not just relying on some third party to make sure that everything in your house is as it should be. [Read more…] about Your Rights As A Tenant | Health and Safety In Rented Accommodation
What are the three most common mistakes that property investors make when buying buy to let property? The first is not finding out why the property is being sold. The second is taking the estate agent’s word on its rental potential. And the third is not knowing exactly how much the refurbishment is going to cost. [Read more…] about Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes When Investing In Buy To Let
Can’t keep up? Do you find yourself over-complicating your search for buy-to-let properties to invest in? Here, Rob Jones, property investor and property sourcer lets you in on four pointers on how to simplify your next buy to let investment including always asking for help and not over-thinking the process. [Read more…] about 4 Ways to Simplify Your Next Buy-to-Let Investment
The last thing on most landlords’ minds is how green their rental properties are but soon they won’t have a choice. Energy efficiency is at the top of the political agenda and this doesn’t mean policymakers are feeling guilty about climate change – it’s because they have no choice other than to do something about it! [Read more…] about 10 Reasons to Be an Energy-Efficient Landlord
If you’re looking to start your property pension plan or build buy-to-let portfolio then it may be hard to know where to begin. Many companies will talk about discounts as being the be-all-and-end-all to a property deal. This isn’t always realistic but more to the point, it also isn’t always needed. [Read more…] about How To Grow A Property Portfolio in The UK