For developers and property investors, as well as buy-to-let landlords, assessing rental market stats can give you a better insight into who your tenants are and what they actually want. Here are 10 stats that we found both interesting and enlightening about the UK rental market.
Winter can bring with it a host of costly issues for properties, from split pipes to fallen trees. However, with a little extra care and mindfulness, you can minimise potential problems avoiding expensive maintenance costs, long tenancy absences, and stressful midnight emergency calls.
Technology is changing the way landlords are managing rentals. Where once managing a rental was a full-time job in many respects, it has over the years been simplified and made easier by new technologies. Here are 5 key areas software is changing real estate investing...
Capital Gains Taxis applied to any profits made through investment in assets. It is applicable to things like cars, art and in this scenario, property. In this article, we detailwho is liable to pay Capital Gains Tax upon the sale of a property in the UK and how much that tax is likely to be.
Mould can have serious health consequences. As such it's unsurprising that it's a source of tension between landlords and tenants. But who's responsibility is it to deal with mould in a rental property?
Understandably renting to students makes people a little bit nervous. There is a certain stereotype that comes with students. In a word: messy. That being said,, there is a big market for student housing and if managed properly student housing can be lucrative.
At some point in time, your tenants are going to request some maintenance and you are going to need someone you know and trust that you can send round. This is when you flick through your book of trusty contractors and send the best one around. Problems solved.
The decision to allow pets or not is a difficult one. However, with such an overwhelming number of pet owners looking for a home that allows animals, it can be a good move, one that will keep your vacancy periods blissfully short.