Buy-to-let mortgages: what do you need to know in 2018?
By Bea Patel on 5 Nov 2018 in Letting
In this article, Matt Stevens, director at The Mortgage Genie looks at buy-to-let mortgages and what would-be landlords need to know in 2018. Buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages have undergone quite a few changes in the last few years, which has put off quite a few people from getting involved. However, the average five-year fixed BTL has […]
What the Tenant Fees Bill means for landlords
By Guest Blogger on 17 May 2018 in Industry News, Letting
By Rose Jinks, Just Landlords On the 3 May 2018, the much-awaited Tenant Fees Bill was introduced into Parliament. It’s expected to become law as soon as next year, so we explain what the bill means for landlords. Fees charged to tenants banned The most prominent measure included in the Tenant Fees Bill is that […]
How to give your tenants a home they’ll love
By Bea Patel on 4 May 2018 in Letting
Although landlords aren’t expected to have a super friendly relationship with their tenants, they can take steps to give renters a home they’ll love. More and more households are now living in rental housing provided by private landlords, whether out of choice or because they can’t afford their own home. And, although homeownership is still […]
New EPC legislation – clarification and information for landlords
By Guest Blogger on 15 Mar 2018 in Industry News, Letting
By Rose Jinks, Just Landlords If you’ve ever bought, sold, let or rented a property, you’ll know that an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) can be a significant consideration when choosing your new investment. Every property that’s put up for sale or to let is legally required to have an EPC. However, new research from Landlord […]
Who’s really renting property across the UK?
By Guest Blogger on 11 Jan 2018 in Letting
By Rose Jinks, Just Landlords As a landlord, you may know what type of tenant you’re letting a property to, but do you know who the most common kind of renter is across the UK? As the private rental sector expands, you may think that there are more tenants in every demographic. This may be […]
Would-be DIY landlord? Follow these tips
By Guest Blogger on 7 Sep 2017 in Letting
By Ryan Weston, of Just Landlords Despite the raft of regulation changes aimed at deterring landlords from purchasing property, the fact remains that buy-to-let is still a solid form of investment. With demand continuing to outstrip supply in many regions, savvy landlords can certainly enjoy substantial rental yields, should they remain organised and on top […]
How will the proposed ban on letting agent fees impact on buy-to-let landlords?
By Guest Blogger on 19 May 2017 in Industry News, Letting
By Ryan Weston, of Just Landlords Insurance Services It’s now almost six months since Philip Hammond’s first (and last) Autumn Statement, where the Chancellor outlined plans for another controversial legislation change to impact on the buy-to-let sector. In the Statement, Mr Hammond announced that the Government was to ban letting agent fees paid by tenants. […]
Top 5 resolutions for buy-to-let landlords – all year round!
By Guest Blogger on 26 Jan 2017 in Letting
By Ryan Weston, Just Landlords insurance services With 2017 over three weeks old and with Blue Monday making many people miserable, several resolutions will have already been broken. Even if you started the year with the best intentions, it’s still not too late to make a change, particularly as a buy-to-let landlord. Resolutions for buy-to-let […]
Buy-to-let market predictions for 2017
By Guest Blogger on 12 Jan 2017 in Industry News, Letting
By Dorian Gonsalves, Director of Belvoir Lettings PLC 2016 has certainly seen a few twists and turns in the property industry. With the government appearing to landlords as determined to penalise them, a shock EU referendum vote and multiple changes within the government, remaining stable in the middle of a turbulent year was a real […]
What do you need to know about tenancy deposits?
By Guest Blogger on 6 Oct 2016 in Letting, Renting
Buy-to-let landlords have a legal obligation to protect any deposit that they receive from a private tenant. But what are the correct procedures surrounding tenancy deposits? Ryan Weston, writing on behalf of Just Landlords Insurance Services, explains: In England and Wales, it’s mandatory for investors to protect any deposit received for an assured-shorthold tenancy (AST) […]