Tag: Letting

A guide to managing the risks of legionnaires disease in your property

As a landlord you are responsible for the property where your tenants reside, this means legionella bacteria growth where man made water systems are used can be an issue. This article will help you understand what your responsibilities are and … Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Landlords Advice, Letting, Letting Agents, Property Advice, Uncategorized Tags: , , , Leave a comment

Work with the best for lettings success

When it comes to letting property working with the right agent who understands your strategy can ensure your properties are occupied by reliable trustworthy tenants, rental returns are maximised and disputes and maintenance problems are kept to a minimum.

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Landlords Advice, Letting, Letting Agents, Uncategorized Tags: , , Leave a comment

HMO on HMOs – Hear Me Out on Homes in Multiple Occupation

If you are interested in property as an investment then one route that you might consider is that of HMOs. And, of course, HMOs are very topical, not least because they have recently featured in the Channel 4 show, ‘Britain’s Benefit … Continue reading

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Landlords Advice, Letting, Letting Agents, Property News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , Comments Off

Landlords boost returns by following careful purchasing strategy

Tenants and owner occupiers seek different things when acquiring a home, understanding these differences allows canny landlords to tailor their rental properties to meet tenant requirements. This and other planning strategies can help boost landlord returns.

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Economy, Landlords Advice, Letting, Rental Market Tags: , , Comments Off

Net yields rise for buy-to-let landlords as the timescales to find a tenant falls

The cost of agreeing a new tenancy rose 3.7% over the past year with rental growth continuing to be driven by London and the East of England, according to Countrywide Residential Lettings, the UK’s largest lettings agency.

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Industry News, Letting, Letting Agents Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off

A helping hand for Landlords

Landlords who choose to let their property through Countrywide now have exclusive access to a dedicated Landlord portal. 

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Landlords Advice, Letting, Letting Agents, Renting Tags: , , , Comments Off

Bank of England proposals could require a third of new landlords to put down larger deposits

  The Bank of England have recently outlined a new proposal to impose stricter lending criteria for buy-to-let investors. If agreed, these extra powers could see new buy-to-let landlords having to put down a 40% deposit in order to secure … Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Industry News, Letting, Mortgages Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

95% increase in buy to let lending reported by major lender

Specialist buy to let mortgage lender, Paragon mortgages, has reported that between Oct 2013 and June 2014 it experienced a massive 95% year on year increase in the volume of buy to let mortgage advances it administered.

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Buying Property, Landlords Advice, Letting, Property Market, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , 1 Comment