One of the biggest pains for landlords is finding good quality tradespeople to undertake those crucial improvements to a new portfolio acquisition. What can you do to ensure you get the best, but at the best value?
When it comes to Stamp Duty, knowing the finer details can really help with working out your finances, not to mention ensuring you make the right offer for you when taking the plunge. We've asked the most common Stamp Duty questions...
A good outdoor space often comes near the top of a tenant's wish list when exploring rental properties. Here are just a few things you can do to over the Easter period to bring your garden back up to scratch.
With so much new legislation coming into force, leaving landlords facing potential new headaches when it comes to their portfolios, it could be easy to forget the more standard obligations when it comes to letting a property.
Property investors could be forgiven for thinking they have a target on their heads, such is the sheer amount of legislative change currently engulfing the rental sector. But there are still some key strategies you can employ to grow your portfolio
Freezing temperatures, icy roads and a dumping of the white stuff have struck almost the whole of the country over the past week. One thing most people tend to forget about during spells of cold weather is their home...
It's almost spring - the clocks go forward, the evenings are lighter and, most importantly, summer is just around the corner. But spring also brings with it one final challenge for the discerning homeowner or landlord... a good old-fashioned tidy-up
There may be uncertainty in the market, largely due to Britain's impending exit from the European Union, but property remains the best way to save for retirement, according to a whopping 49% of people.
February is the month of love, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, and it's time to reflect on how you met the love of your life and make plans for the future. But why should humans get all the affection? Your property deserves some romance too..
HMOs last year produced the highest average yields of all buy to let properties at a very healthy 8.9%. And despite falling below 9% for the first time since 2011, HMO properties were comfortably ahead of multi-unit blocks on 8.1%.
Tenant power is the new people power, it seems, after the government announced last week (JAN 15) plans to back renters wanting to take legal action over poor property conditions. Find out the latest landlord news....
Buy to let tax benefits are still good to the tune of almost £17bn, despite government changes to the system set to come into force by 2020. Tthe government's phased scheme reducing relief on mortgage interest will continue to shrink in the coming years.
Property auctions go with 'bargains' like cheese on toast and the added bonus? No chains, with buyer and vendor immediately signing legal contracts as soon as the hammer drops. Here are Martin & Co's top tips for buying a house for sale at auction.