Category: income, profit and yields

Where’s the next property hotspot?

Where’s the next property hotspot?

Infrastructure projects boost rents. We take a look at where road and rail projects are creating the next investment hotspots. The reasons why an area becomes attractive to potential landlords (and tenants) remain much the same: good employment rates and high earnings growth, increased rental demand, an expanding local population, and good schools – particularly … Continue reading Where’s the next property hotspot?

All you need to know about Section 24

All you need to know about Section 24

Thousands of buy-to-let landlords are in for a shock when they get their tax bills for the 2017/18 financial year. In what has widely been described as an ‘assault’ on landlords, the government is gradually phasing out the 100 percent tax relief on mortgage interest and other finance costs that landlords previously enjoyed.   What’s … Continue reading All you need to know about Section 24

A Landlord’s Guide: Top Tips for Having a Productive Relationship with your Tenants

A Landlord’s Guide: Top Tips for Having a Productive Relationship with your Tenants

A good, productive relationship with your tenants can make the whole letting process considerably easier and stress free for its duration. Alongside the convenience, this can have a significant impact on your occupancy rates, condition of your property and ultimately delivering a consistent stream of revenue, giving you a good return on your investment. A … Continue reading A Landlord’s Guide: Top Tips for Having a Productive Relationship with your Tenants

Why should election candidates care about landlords this June?

Because we’re important. Obviously. I’ve even got the numbers to prove it.  Here goes.... Firstly, there's a lot of us According to the HMRC approximately 2.35 million individuals declared income from private residential property in the last reported year. If each of these landlords only owned one property, and we know that hundreds of thousands … Continue reading Why should election candidates care about landlords this June?

Stick or Twist: What options do landlords have following the tax changes?

Stick or Twist: What options do landlords have following the tax changes?

With the prospect of higher tax bills and stricter buy to let lending criteria that will make it harder to obtain finance, many landlords are finding that they may have to rethink their options. But how will you be affected? Will you have to sell, do you intend to stay in the market and continue … Continue reading Stick or Twist: What options do landlords have following the tax changes?