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How To Lessen The Chances Of Having ‘Problem Renters’

image by: gwrealestate Being a landlord is quite an interesting position to be in. It pays you quite well, but the risks that you are getting into are also something that should never be taken lightly. One major problem you are prone to encountering once you decide to rent your place out, is dealing with problem tenants. The first major decision a landlord makes …

Buying For Investment

If you are a first time property investor, you may already know that you are in for a treat. Property investments usually turn a clean profit for investors who go far in ensuring that they are picking the right property. The key to property success is picking the perfect home. To help you determine which properties will turn you a good profit in the …

The Perks Of Investing In Real Estate

  You may have already bought your first home, and you realise, ‘Why not buy another one as a real estate investment?’ But then, you may be caught up with hesitations, thinking that buying for investment may be too big of a commitment and the process may as well be as stressful as any home buying process is. Well, it sure is all those …

Top 10 Safety Precautions a Landlord Should Be Taking ...

Renting out your property is one of the best businesses you can start. However, despite the fact that all you need to do in general is to find a tenant and start earning, it is still a business, which means it comes with lots of responsibilities. One of the biggest responsibilities you have as a landlord is making sure that your tenants are safe. …

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How To Deal With House Fires

  House fires are one of the most unfortunate calamities that could be experienced by any household, which is why fire prevention should never be taken lightly. Fires can break out for so many reasons. It could be caused by faulty electrical wirings, stove related accidents, and even negligence on the part of the home dwellers. If you’re concerned about the safety of your …

Blog May 15, 2016 0 Continue Reading

Top 10 safety precautions to protect your tenants

Top 10 safety precautions a Landlord should be taking to protect tenants Renting out your property is one of the best businesses you can start. However, despite the fact that all you need to do in general is to find a tenant and start earning, it is still a business, which means it comes with lots of responsibilities. One of the biggest responsibilities you …

Right to Rent

When you are renting you may feel confused about what your letting agents and landlords are charging you for. Let’s have a look at the legals – make sure you understand them and that you know where to go if you think your landlord is breaching these regulations. “As of 27th May 2015, letting agents must publish full details of their fees and charges …

Leasehold vs Freehold

Leasehold or Freehold? What do they mean and why does it matter? The vast majority of properties out there are either freehold or leasehold. There are also properties where the owner has a share of the freehold. Freehold In this situation, the Freeholder owns the property outright. This will include the land it is built on (including its garden). Houses are generally freehold properties. …

Invest in a House or a Flat

What a question! Everyone will have his or her own theory on this and the ‘right’ answer will only be the ‘right’ answer for them and their situation. Whatever your decision, there is money to be made. Let’s have a look: When starting to consider an investment project, you need to think about: > How long am I looking to invest for? > What …

Buy to Let Mortgages

Buy-to-let Mortgages What is a Buy to Let mortgage? This is a type of mortgage for people who are buying property explicitly to rent them out. They are generally more expensive than normal mortgages. Can I get one? Buy to Let mortgages are only for people who are investing in property. This is a risky business! Buy to Let mortgages are very hard to …

Stamp Duty Rise

As of April 2016, homeowners with more than one property will be liable to pay a new higher rate stamp duty. Stamp duty increases at a glance The purchase of additional residential property, will attract a rise of 3% in stamp duty from April 1, 2016. This additional charge will be above the current ‘stamp duty land tax’ rates. 3% tax on homes that …

Modern interior for your rental property

Modern interior is in high demand When potential tenants are looking for a property, modern interior is in high demand. Does this mean that to rent your property you need to rush out and spend tens of thousands of pounds on renovation? Absolutely not! Here are a few tips on how you give your property a modern facelift and really help to maximise the …

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