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Questions to ask on a viewing SOS

When you’re looking for a new home, whether you’re buying or renting, getting swept up in the excitement of possibly finding your next happy home can mean you don’t ask [...]

A quick guide to landlord law

With more and more laws governing how to rent property in England, ARLA Managing Director, David Cox, provides some guidance for landlords. Using an Agent Not [...]

Understanding insurance for landlords

When renting out a property you need to be aware that you will require specialist landlord insurance. General home insurance isn’t right for you as it doesn’t cover all [...]

Top tips for landlords of student accommodation

James Vilarreal, CEO at Glide, the utilities and service provider for students, reveals what students are really after when it comes to their accommodation, and how landlords can improve [...]

Top tips for first time and accidental landlords

Investing in property can be extremely rewarding but it comes with its own set of challenges. The appearance of your property is really important If you want tenant to [...]

Right to Rent is rolled out across England, ARLA explains what this means to renters and landlords

The Home Office has this week announced rollout across England of Right to Rent checks as part of the Immigration Act 2014. The new measures mean [...]

Rent growth set to ease as just one in four landlords intend to put their rents up in 2013

Rightmove’s latest Consumer Confidence Survey provides the strongest indication yet that landlords are tempering their rental expectations for 2013. Just one in four landlords (25%) indicated that they had [...]

Accidental landlords begin to thrive

A feature of the rental market over the last few years has been the rise of the ‘accidental landlord’, an owner-occupier who ends up letting a property out as [...]

Landlords Guide to Capital Gains Tax

What is Capital Gains Tax? Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax paid on profit or anything gained from the selling or disposal of an asset. [...]

Landlord 101

Ed Fowkes, a developer and investor, and Your Property Network look at the basic rules, regulations and obligations of being a landlord. Provisions The Landlord must [...]

Is a Scottish landlord exodus on the cards?

Following the recent Conservative election win, the English and Welsh PRS have breathed a sigh of relief with regards to the Labour parties proposed rent controls and longer tenancies. [...]

Things you didn’t know about being a landlord

Paperwork is your best friend The problem with paperwork is that we never really look at it until it’s needed, and then it’s too late… If you have to [...]

How to deal with a ‘missing landlord’

Landlords may be “missing” or uncontactable for a number of reasons.  It is important to establish, early on, if the landlord is truly “missing” for the purposes of the [...]

Dos and don’ts of being a landlord

Managing a residential lettings property means covering all the bases – a combination of common sense, practical organisation and using a letting agent who signs up to the standards [...]

Phil Neville becomes a landlord!

Phil Neville is renting out his three-storey apartment that can be found in Manchester’s tallest building. The three bedroom property is thought to be one of the most expensive [...]

  • Tax Time Sticky Note

Buy-to-let landlord? Don’t forget your January tax return

There’s more to being a landlord than collecting rental payments and deposits. Paying your tax is one job you really need to be on top of – and the [...]