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  • Why should we still invest in property?

    November 26, 2015

    I have written before about the pros and cons of buying an investment property to let and with recent negative reporting about whether it has had its day – is property still the best place to invest...

  • Immigration Act 2014 – The Facts

    October 30, 2015

    Every week there seems to be a new Act or piece of legislation coming into force for the Lettings Industry and this week has been no exception. Everything is moving so fast that this week I had to re-write this article at the last moment as my original version was already out of date, only two days after I’d written it...

  • Section 21 Notices: What it means to Landlords

    October 8, 2015

    It's been a busy time recently for new legislation in the property market and it continues with the introduction of the new Section 21 notices, which became law on 1st October...

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations

    September 21, 2015

    Is your rental property ready for 1st October? On 11 March 2015 the Housing Minister announced that landlords would be required to install and check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties. This is part of the Government’s plans to create a bigger, better and safer private rented sector. New regulations were passed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday 14 September 2015. So this...

  • What to choose for your rental property? Managed or non-managed?

    September 7, 2015

    When you buy your investment property one of the choices to make is whether to use a Letting Agent...

  • Landlords Beware of the Immigration Bill and The Right to Rent Checks

    August 10, 2015

    On the 3rd of August the Government announced that Agents and landlords who fail to identify and evict tenants who are illegal immigrants face up to five years in jail...

  • What will the recent budget mean for landlords?

    July 13, 2015

    It was anticipated that George Osborne would use the recent budget to implement plans to try and slow down the increasing Buy-to-Let investment market and therefore he announced a couple of new measures which may have an impact on you as an existing landlord or if you are considering investing in the rental market...

  • To sell or not to sell

    July 7, 2015

    Interestingly in the first half of this year we have seen a slight increase in the number of landlords deciding to sell and I am keen to understand why this may be...

  • Changes to EPC regulations – what does it mean to you?

    June 29, 2015

    Energy performance certificates (EPCs) have now been around for many years and since 1st October 2008, it has been a legal requirement for all properties in England and Wales with a new tenancy agreement to have an EPC in place. Having an EPC in place prior to viewings is to help tenants to make an informed decision whether they would like to view or take up the tenancy on the property...

  • Buying to let, is now the right time?

    June 15, 2015

    This week I thought I would revisit advice on buying to let – the subject, perhaps unsurprisingly, I get most questions about. If you are considering buy to let as an investment and you have the money to do so or are looking at dipping into your pension pot, is now a good time to invest and what should you be buying...