Tag: top tips

Is your property winter-ready?

Now that the clocks have gone back it marks the start of shorter days, colder nights and, if you aren’t careful, a range of troublesome and costly problems associated with the cold weather. So don’t forget to follow these top tips... 1.     Damp and mould Mould can be, and often is, caused by the tenant’s … Continue reading Is your property winter-ready?

Five things to be aware of as a landlord

There is so much more to being a landlord than just purchasing a property and finding tenants that it is near impossible to name just five things to look out for. Being a landlord means that you are running a business and for it to be a success it must be treated as such.  This … Continue reading Five things to be aware of as a landlord

Do you know how to calculate your rental yield?

Worryingly over a quarter of landlords say they do not know what their rental yield is; furthermore one in 10 claim not to know how to calculate their yield at all*. With the average net rental yield at 5.9 per cent any small changes to your profit margins could have dire consequences for your letting business. … Continue reading Do you know how to calculate your rental yield?

Don’t be a victim of fraud: Protect yourself from rental scams

Another year, another group of victims of rental fraud; sadly it is that time of the year again where many have their excitement of coming to the UK to study or work turned into stomach-churning dread at the realisation of having been scammed at the hands of fraudsters when searching for a place to live. … Continue reading Don’t be a victim of fraud: Protect yourself from rental scams

Top 5 reasons for financial loss

Carolyn Uphill, NLA Chairman takes us through recent figures which have revealed the top five reasons for a landlord making a loss. Have you considered the costs that go into maintaining and running a letting business? A recent National Landlords Association (NLA) survey confirmed that it is no easy feat being a landlord, and operational … Continue reading Top 5 reasons for financial loss