First impressions count, and this rings especially true when it comes to property. The outwards appearance, or kerb appeal, of your rental property, could determine whether prospective tenants want to venture inside. Ultimately, if your property isn’t well maintained, then you could be losing rental income, it’s worth considering kerb appeal an investment strategy that Continue Reading
COVID19 was always going to have an impact on the rental market. The mere rumours of threats of mass redundancies were enough to make even the most resilient landlords nervous. Luckily the Government’s furlough scheme meant that despite not being required to work throughout the pandemic, many tenants still had the means to continue paying Continue Reading
Not all property owners or investors want the responsibility of being a landlord in practice. The idea of having to organise maintenance, being at the beck and call of a tenant or preparing agreements, deposits and rent are enough to leave anyone overwhelmed. Despite having the most compliant and co-operative tenants, there is still plenty Continue Reading
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the business landscape for almost every sector, and the rental market was one of them. But perhaps not in the way you would assume. Upon recommencing, the rental market refused to slow down, an extremely positive sign for landlords – but what we have seen is a shift in tenant Continue Reading
The media would have us believe that the property market is nursing a New Year’s party hangover. Certainly the issues that influenced the market during 2018 remain, such as Brexit-related confusion, lack of supply and affordability problems for first time buyers. And whilst the media does love to scaremonger, they tend to ignore, the perhaps Continue Reading
Last week our article looked at the benefits of buying to let in principle. Here we consider some practical elements:
Students are an excellent prospect for landlords wishing to maximise their return on investment. They are in ample supply, meaning an almost certain let, a greater choice of tenant and fewer void periods. Reliable student loans and parental guarantees mean that students are also less likely to default than they were in the past.
For many homeowners, letting provides and obvious investment opportunity as an alternative to selling. With the right expert help from your letting agent, the matter should be quite straightforward, although there are certain consents that should be obtained if you are to avoid some potentially costly problems.
Every town has a variety of styles of estate agent, from the soulless “corporate” agency driven by figures, to the one-man band; from arty-contemporary to pushy-salesy. Each type tends to appeal to a specific sector of the property-owning community, and rightly so – buyers and sellers alike need to feel comfortable working with an agent Continue Reading