Category: guest blogs

Ten Ways to Add Value to your Property

This is a guest blog from Portico Estate Agents.  Home improvements can add considerable value to a property. So whether you are looking to sell up or simply improve on potential returns on investment, there are many ways in which you can make a property more desirable, and thus maximise your earnings. Robert Nichols, Managing … Continue reading Ten Ways to Add Value to your Property

What do you think of private rental market statistics?

By Gary Trent, PRS Stakeholder Lead, Valuation Office Agency. Statistics on the Private Rented Sector (PRS) can be an invaluable resource.  They give a real insight into sector trends and the wider market beyond our own experience. However, it’s not often there’s the chance to influence their development. however, an online survey running until the … Continue reading What do you think of private rental market statistics?

The looming ‘fraud’ cloud hanging over landlords

There has been a lot written about the risks that tenants face around ID fraud but what about the dangers to landlords? Recent figures from fraud prevention experts, Cifas show that there were 6,274 instances of ‘previous occupier fraud’ – when a fraudster moves into an address and take on the previous tenant’s identity to … Continue reading The looming ‘fraud’ cloud hanging over landlords

Top tips for energy budget-conscious landlords and renters

Recent research from Ofgem, the energy regulator, found that three-quarters of bill-paying tenants have never switched electricity or gas supplier in order to get a better deal. One in five tenants aren’t even aware that it is possible to switch provider despite the fact they could save up to £200 and renters are only half … Continue reading Top tips for energy budget-conscious landlords and renters