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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Buy-to-Let is the investment strategy most investors begin with when they’re growing a property portfolio, planning their pension or starting a property business. Although this is one of the better-known strategies, there are still a few key elements you need to consider to make this strategy work.
If you are looking to grow a buy-to-let portfolio then learning how to value houses correctly is going to be one of the key factors in your success. Valuations can be confusing when you’re just starting out but if you get this wrong, you could end up paying thousands of pounds more than you actually […]