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What can a Landlord do about Subletting Tenants?

What can a Landlord do about Subletting Tenants?

by Ben Luxon December 13, 2019 8 min read 0 Comments

Not every property is suited to subletting and sometimes a landlords situation prohibits them from properly being able to manage a subtenant. Whatever your decision, whether you allow it or not, it's important to be aware of the following information.

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Habito - Fast Free Online Buy to Let Mortgage Brokers

Habito - Fast Free Online Buy to Let Mortgage Brokers

by Ben Luxon November 27, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

Habito is a free online buy to let mortgage broker. If you're in the market for a buy to let mortgage you can quickly get comparisons and refinancing options and start saving £100s a month. 
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Finding and securing the best tenants

The Ultimate Guide to Finding and Securing the Best Tenants

by Ben Luxon November 20, 2019 11 min read 0 Comments

Getting tenants isn’t as hard as letting agents like to make it out to be. In this article, we detail the methods and processes for finding the best tenants and then keeping those great tenants!
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10 Stunning Stats about the UK Rental Market

by Ben Luxon November 13, 2019 3 min read 0 Comments

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.
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7 Maintenance Tips to Prepare your Rental for Winter

by Ben Luxon November 06, 2019 4 min read 0 Comments

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.
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UK tenant referencing

How to get the BEST Tenants: Tenant Referencing UK

by Ben Luxon October 30, 2019 6 min read 0 Comments

Rogue tenants can cause a lot of grief, from unpaid rent to £1000’s in damages. It’s best practice then, before you let someone rent out your property to ensure that they are going to be good tenants. 
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UK Landlord Associations

UK Landlord Associations

by Ben Luxon October 23, 2019 2 min read 0 Comments

We've collated a list of all the landlord and rental associations in the UK for our readers to browse. Find and join your local association...
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Software for Landlords

5 Ways Software is Changing Real Estate Investing

by Ben Luxon October 16, 2019 4 min read 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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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