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2
Sep

The 4 Key Steps to Becoming a Landlord



The 4 Key steps to becoming a Landlord

Have you been considering becoming a landlord? Perhaps you’ve never rented out a property before but have often found the idea of the additional income stream particularly appealing. Or maybe you have money to invest, or you’ve inherited a property and are considering whether to lease it out or sell it. If you’ve been considering […]

16
Aug

How to Maximise Space in Your Rental Property



When furnishing a rental property, it’s important to think about how you can maximise your income and really make the most out of your investment. In a competitive rental market, you can stand out against the competition by taking advantage of simple and low cost interior design tricks that can maximise both the space and […]

6
Aug

All You Need to Know about EPCs



Being a landlord comes with a host of responsibilities and legalities to abide by, one of the most important being the legal requirement to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for any future or existing buy-to-let properties. An EPC shows how energy efficient a building is on a scale of A-G. This rating gives […]

21
Jul

Best Areas to Live: South London



If you’re looking for a balance between the buzz of city life and calm scenic surroundings, then South London could be the place for you. South London has benefited from significant regeneration in recent years, and with the ever-growing transport links that mean you’re only a short trip to central London as well as the […]

30
Jun

What Are The Benefits of Guaranteed Rent Schemes?



What Are The Benefits of Guaranteed Rent Schemes

Whilst there are numerous benefits to being a landlord, it can be a tricky business. Whatever your current circumstances, there will undoubtedly be hurdles along the way when it comes to letting out your property, especially for those new to buy-to-let. Whether it’s admin work, dealing with problematic tenants, void periods, or conducting maintenance, we […]

23
Apr

Best Areas to Live: North London



Popular with families and young professionals alike, there’s something to suit everyone in North London. With a population just short of a million, North London is a thriving multicultural area that appeals not only to those searching for a bustling inner-city rental, but also those dreaming of a calmer small town feel. Read our guide […]

24
Mar

Landlords Guide to Legionella Risk Assessment



Amongst the many responsibilities that landlords have, Legionella risk assessments are perhaps one of the most important. Whilst it isn’t a legal requirement for landlords in the UK to carry out this risk assessment, landlords do have a duty of care over the health and safety of their tenants. So undoubtedly, making sure that your […]

11
Mar

How to Find the Best Tenants



We understand that as a landlord, troublesome tenants are your worst nightmare and the process to find a ‘good’ tenant can be particularly stressful. Your tenant is someone you will trust to look after and respect your property investment, and who you’ll rely on to pay their rent on time every month. So, how do […]

17
Feb

Our Guide to Health And Safety In Rented Properties



As a landlord, you have a host of responsibilities from various financial obligations to building maintenance to health and safety. Most importantly however, is the duty of care you have to your tenants. You are responsible for both the condition of the property and for ensuring that it is a safe place for your tenants […]

4
Feb

Top Three Areas in London for Property Prices in 2020



Despite an unpredictable and difficult year for the UK property market, there were some London postcodes which defied expectations and all of the challenges that 2020 brought, to record price increases in the property market.   In this blog, we explore the top 3 spots in London for house price growth in 2020. Barnes The […]

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