Families make up almost one third of households in the private rented sector in England, or 1.3 million households, yet some landlords are reluctant to let to families. Not this landlord. I specifically market my buy to lets to families by making my properties family-friendly, as I see them as a very attractive segment of […]
Mice and rats can be hugely destructive, gnawing through wires, leaving a mess and making a lot of noise at night. I speak from experience, as I’ve lived in many houses over the years where mice have been a problem. I also moved into a rented bedsit in London in the 1990s where the bed
Have you been wondering where the best location is for your next buy to let HMO or single let property? There’s so much conflicting advice. Some say chase yield, others say buy local and look for long-term capital growth. To make matters worse, every few months there’s a new list of buy to let hotspots.
HMO landlords are subject to more considerably more onerous regulation than landlords who let to a single household or 2 sharers. This is because, in the words of the Explanatory Memorandum to the HMO Management Regulations 2006, some of the “most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in society” live in HMOs, including benefit claimants or those
Although change has become the norm for landlords, 2024 promises to be a year of even more change when various strands of housing policy will come into probably enter the statute book as new laws and regulations. There are also a few important developments on the tax and financial side that may impact landlords. What’s