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8 Essential elements of letting properties

By brettalegrewood

The lettings framework for successful buy-to-let tenancies In our last article, we discussed your rights and responsibilities when letting properties. We looked at the paperwork you need to handle and maintain, landlord insurances, and costs of letting. In this article, we outline the nuts and bolts of letting – the framework to use for every […]

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Your rights and responsibilities when letting properties

By brettalegrewood

Helping you decide whether to be an investor or a landlord When investing in a buy-to-let property, you should understand the long-term implications of becoming a landlord and letting properties. It is not as easy as ‘buy a property, advertise it, get a tenant, get paid the rental’. Landlords have responsibilities and legal obligations. There […]

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Nine tips to avoid void periods and maximise buy-to-let profits

By brettalegrewood

Build a void period strategy to increase your buy-to-let profits Recent news shows research shows that 35% of UK landlords have experienced a void period in the first quarter of 2018. However, the average tenancy is 18 months, and the average void period is 22 days. Some landlords suffer from a constant merry-go-round of tenancies […]

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What property investors can learn from DIY homeowners

By brettalegrewood

Worthwhile advice from a UK insurer What do bank holidays mean to you? A day by the seaside? Quality time with family? A session on the river bank, hunting that elusive record roach? A romantic weekend away? According to new research, almost 4 in 10 homeowners plan their bank holiday weekends around DIY home maintenance. […]

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Six questions that answer how to invest in property

By brettalegrewood

What you should ask to develop the best property investment strategy How to invest in property depends upon several factors. How do you decide whether you should invest in buy-to-let (BTL) residential investment property, off-plan property, or student accommodation, for example? Are hotel rooms better to invest in than BTL? Should you buy unloved properties, […]

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27 ways to increase your buy-to-let investment rental yield

By brettalegrewood

Easy fixes to maximise your rental profits from all buy-to-let properties Buy-to-let investment has become a little more difficult over the last 12 months, thanks mostly to the UK property tax changes made in recent years. To retain profitability, some investors are setting up limited companies to buy property in the UK. It might reduce […]

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