HMO: Heaven or Hell? Does shared housing provide the best yields?

While the impact of the April tax changes continues to be felt, landlords may be considering the prospect of buying and creating Homes in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). But are these properties worth the extra hassle? Shared housing can provide competitive rental yields but can often be riskier. With an increasing number of mandatory licensing and … Continue reading HMO: Heaven or Hell? Does shared housing provide the best yields?

Brexit From The European Perspective

With the triggering of Article 50, momentous political times are underway. The Brexit impact on the UK‘s property market is still unknown, but it is undeniable that it will be tangible. While many analysts try to predict the repercussions on house and real estate prices, it might be wiser to look at the bigger picture. … Continue reading Brexit From The European Perspective

Lib Dem PRS Plans: Sticks & Carrots

This week saw the publishing of the Liberal Democrat manifesto, and their proposals to tackle the private rented sector (PRS). You can view a summary of the main proposals impacting landlords and their businesses here, however we look at a few key points below. Longer Term Tenancies…and Rent Controls? Just like Labour, the Lib Dems … Continue reading Lib Dem PRS Plans: Sticks & Carrots

Labour Manifesto: For the landlords?

In a landlords world, when something starts to leak it usually becomes very costly; roofs, washing machines, shower-trays all start with a drip and result in damage. As such when we reported that the Labour Party manifesto had been leaked last week there were very real concerns that we were about to see a highly … Continue reading Labour Manifesto: For the landlords?

Is Your Building Insurance Premium About To Rocket?

NLA Property Insurance gives you the lowdown on the latest hike to Insurance Premium Tax (IPT). Well they may not exactly rocket, but they are set to rise potentially by as much as £12.50 per policy, due to a yet another jump in IPT from 1 June 2017. The changes, which come in under the Finance … Continue reading Is Your Building Insurance Premium About To Rocket?