On the brink of a big buy-to-let exodus in Wales?

Citing a local population who have been priced out of owning a property in their own country, the Welsh Government has taken the bold step of announcing an increase to the maximum level of council tax… Read more…

What two new White Papers mean for landlords

We’re on course for a dramatically different private rental sector in 2022, with the promise of two Government White Papers taking effect. Here’s our guide to what reforms lie ahead for landlords. Wha… Read more…

Landlords: are you aware of all your repair responsibilities?

Being a landlord comes with a raft of responsibilities, designed to ensure your property is safe and secure for tenants. Understanding the breadth of what you are responsible for is a challenge in its… Read more…

Will tough new EPC rules force your exit?

New proposals from the Government to make rented homes more energy efficient could cause headaches for landlords. Regulations affecting buy-to-lets have been getting tougher over recent years but the… Read more…

Sitting tenants? You can still sell your buy-to-let

Landlords don’t have to wait for sitting tenants to end their agreement or evict in-situ renters to sell their buy-to-let. From other property investors to professional cash buyers , there is an audie… Read more…

Will registration & licensing spell the end of your BtL?

The phrase ‘rogue landlord’ has plagued the buy-to-let sector for decades and successive Governments have sought to rid the industry of unscrupulous operators. We may see some progress this year, as a… Read more…

Is it worth improving a rental property?

When you’re a landlord, there is a fine balance between keeping your property comfortable and safe for your tenants and ensuring your income is not disrupted by unwarranted spending. Is it worth splas… Read more…

Avoiding catastrophic empty property costs

No landlord likes a void period – the phrase used to describe a period of time when a buy-to-let is empty and devoid of tenants. While it’s quite usual to have a couple of days of an empty property be… Read more…

Time to cash in and check out?

If you have been holding on for the property market to peak, here is the news you’ve been waiting for. UK house prices have hit a record high, with Halifax reporting that the average home now costs in… Read more…