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5 Ways Software is Changing Real Estate Investing

by Ben Luxon October 16, 2019 4 min read

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...
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How to Increase the Value of Your Rental Property (without breaking the bank)

by Ben Luxon October 09, 2019 4 min read

By being proactive and completing a few improvement tasks you can increase the value of a property, minimise vacancies and improve landlord tenant relationships.

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What you Need to know about Capital Gains Tax on Property Sales

What you Need to know about Capital Gains Tax on Property Sales

by Ben Luxon October 02, 2019 3 min read

Capital Gains Tax is 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 detail who 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.

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Who’s Responsible for Mould? Landlord or Tenant?

Who’s Responsible for Mould? Landlord or Tenant?

by Ben Luxon September 24, 2019 3 min read

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?
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A Guide to Renting to Students - UK

A Guide to Renting to Students - UK

by Ben Luxon September 11, 2019 5 min read

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.
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How to Build Your Little Black Book of Contractors

How to Build Your Little Black Book of Contractors

by Ben Luxon September 04, 2019 3 min read

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.

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How to Greet New Tenants

How to Greet New Tenants

by Ben Luxon August 28, 2019 4 min read

Awesome! So, you’ve got some new tenants moving in. You can relax now… well, almost. There’s one more key thing to do to welcome your new tenants...
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What Should Your Pet Policy Be?

What Should Your Pet Policy Be?

by Ben Luxon August 21, 2019 7 min read

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.
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Getting Great Property Photography that Attracts Renters Quick

Getting Great Property Photography that Attracts Renters Quick

by Logan Ransley August 14, 2019 5 min read

Renters, when looking at properties online will often make snap decisions in seconds based solely on the images available. That’s why having the very best possible photographs of your property is so important.
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How to List Your Properties Online and Fill Your Rental for Free

How to List Your Properties Online and Fill Your Rental for Free

by Logan Ransley August 07, 2019 7 min read

In this article, we outline some of the best free websites to list your rental on. Plus, we explore some more out of the box listing ideas too...
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How Is Rental Income Taxed? - UK

How Is Rental Income Taxed? - UK

by Ben Luxon July 31, 2019 6 min read

When it comes to working out your taxes at the end of the year things can get a bit complicated. What counts as rental income? What can be expensed? What tax bracket are you now in? We could go on and on. So, we thought we might see if we can't make it all a little bit clearer for you.
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Tax Deductible Expenses a Landlord Can Claim - UK

by Ben Luxon July 24, 2019 4 min read

When the end of the tax year comes round knowing how to deal with all the expenses you rack up as a landlord is vital if you want to keep your property in the green.
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Should You Be Investing in Eco-Friendly Tech for Your Rental?

by Ben Luxon July 17, 2019 5 min read

Many tenants are actively looking for ‘greener’ properties, making your property more environmentally friendly can be a great idea to help secure valuable tenants and retain them.
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Should You Invest in REITs? - UK

Should You Invest in REITs? - UK

by Ben Luxon July 11, 2019 4 min read

An REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) is a commercial portfolio of real estate investments. The trust allows individuals to buy shares in portfolios and receive income paid out to them as dividends. However, this isn’t an ordinary company share...
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Why London Regeneration Areas are Still a Great Investment

Why London Regeneration Areas Are Still a Great Investment

by Logan Ransley July 04, 2019 3 min read

For many landlords, it may seem like the dream of acquiring a property portfolio in the London area is unattainable. But this may not be the case...

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6 Legal Responsibilities Landlords Have Towards Their Tenants

by Ben Luxon July 02, 2019 4 min read

A landlords responsibilities and obligations go far beyond just maintaining the property. In this article we outline 6 legal obligations landlords have towards their tenants.

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Intro to Flipping Houses for Profit

by Ben Luxon June 25, 2019 6 min read 2 Comments

Property flipping is, in short when you purchase a property below market rate to quickly sell on for a profit, usually after a programme of refurbishment. Property flipping is an exciting strategy. And the success stories make one imagine money raining from the sky. However...

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The Best Places to Invest in Buy-To-Let in The Uk

by Ben Luxon June 21, 2019 5 min read

Whilst London house prices may have dropped over the last 12 months, this doesn’t mean that's true for the rest of the UK. In fact, there are a number of areas in the UK which are still showing strong growth. Does that make them good areas for investment?
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