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How to prepare your property for inventory?

Inventory is one of the most important steps in the letting process. The condition of the property, as well as its presentation and appearance, can have a significant impact on how quickly it is rented and at what price point. It is also one of the most time-consuming, so it's important to prepare your property for this step. So what should you do to prepa...

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Big Changes for Private Rented Sector

The government has finally published its much-anticipated White Paper on renting reform. The legislation, based on the proposals in the paper, is not expected before next Spring.   Housing minister Eddie Hughes introduced the bill in parliament, but it was prefaced by his boss, Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove. The bill is intended to be a...

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What is Landlord Rent Guarantee Insurance?

Being a landlord can be stressful, especially when your property is empty. If there were no tenants in your property for an extended period of time, you might be worried about how you’re going to pay the mortgage and other bills associated with the property. It’s those worries that mean many landlords buy landlord guarantee insurance. There are...

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Self-Managing Landlords

Are you a self-managing landlord looking to save money?  As professional letting agents (property management company) in the UK, we often deal with self-managed landlords and while we want toRegulatory Burdens For years, landlords in the UK have been navigating what feels like a never-ending maze of regulations, each more complicated than the last. La...

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Landlord's tax reduction guide in London

Owning and running a rental property is a great way to earn some extra cash. But if you’re a landlord, that extra money can put you in for some extra tax liabilities at the same time. But those expenses incurred by landlords are deductible when it comes to filing income tax returns. What are the expenses that a landlord can claim?As a landlord, yo...

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How to attract millennial renters

When it comes to filling the vacancies on letting properties, it is important to attract the most qualified tenants who can stay long term and pay the rent on time. A large number of millennials are renting in the UK and are expecting to rent for the rest of their lives.What are the benefits of attracting millennials? How to provide appeal to your rental pro...

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What Section 21 abolition could mean for landlord

What Section 21 abolition could mean for Landlords?As part of the continuing haul of the sector, the government has outlined plans to consult on new legislation to eliminate Section 21 evictions, often called ‘no-fault’ evictions. Under the government’s proposal, evicting tenants using a Section 21 notice procedure will no longer be po...

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The important factors in calculating the rent for your rental property

Knowing how much rent you should charge for your rental property is not easy. Whether you are a first-time landlord or a more experienced landlord trying a new location. It is one of the hardest parts of the rental process yet one of the vital parts of the rental process. The amount you will charge for the rental will decide your profit, the quality of...

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Property trend 2022

One question that we get questions as estate agents by prospective investors is about what is the property trend in 2022 and what is emerging generally so that they can be informed before plunging into an investment.With that, let’s take a look at the house trends we see that are emerging in 2022 so farIncrease in House PricesIt is expected that the ho...

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Tips on relocating to London in 2022

Moving to any city can be a thrilling experience and it can also be daunting. London is a city known for being one of the liveliest cities in the world. There are about 8.8 million people living in London. The population has grown in the past 20 years. And by 2026 it is estimated that London will reach a population of over 9.5 million. Its cultural diversity...

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7 tips to prevent condensation in your home

Why does the condensation problem happen?Condensation most commonly happens during the winter, but it can also occur at any time of the year. It can happen when the air in the home touches a surface that is cooler than the air’s dew point and can no longer hold the moisture, and hence condenses onto the surface closest to it.Why there is a problem when...

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Property renovations that are better left undone

When it comes to buy-to-let property renovations the are some improvements that are worth the value for money and there are others that most certainly are not and be better left undone. Here are some key points when renovating your buy-to-let properties that are better left undone.1.     Repairs that will not increase the value or have a poor...

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New law will require social homes be fitted with fire alarms and private rented properties with carbon monoxide alarms

Just this week, the government has announced a new law that all social homes are required to have smoke alarms fitted and carbon monoxide alarms be fitted in all private rented properties with fixed appliances such as boilers or fires.Landlords or agents acting on the behalf of the landlords are also extended to test the alarms on the first day of tenancy. T...

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How to ensure that property managers are worth paying for

Property investment can be profitable at the same time it can be a risky venture. People who have the capacity to invest their money in properties but want to be hands-off for all the leg work must hire a property manager to handle the day-to-day operations of the rental property.A property manager is a vital part of your property business, but of course, yo...

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Energy Efficiency in London 2021

Last 10th November 2021, the dataset on the energy efficiency of dwellings, environmental impact, estimated CO2 emissions, and estimated energy cost in England was released.Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) indicates the energy efficiency of a dwelling. It is based on the dwelling's energy features, such as the materials used, the heating systems, and ins...

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